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Costume Contest

 

Costume Contest returns to Odyssey Con!

 

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Odyssey Con brought back the costume contest for 2017 and turn out was great!  Costuming and cosplay has always been a part of Odyssey Con, so we where pleased to have had so many entries. 

We hope for an even better turn out for our Odyssey Con 18 Costume Contest.


2017 Winners

 

Costume Contest Winner

First Place Winners

Esmee Brisbois and Dalmar Torrero - Dragon Age/Game of Thrones

Our first place winners were Abby Frey and Mikey Christensen from Gay After Coffee Cosplay with the entry "Esmee Brisbois and Dalmar Torrero inspired by Dragon Age and Game of Thrones ".  There outfits were handcrafted using various fabrics, cardboard, belts, acrylic paint, and tons of hot glue. 

We congratulate them on wining our returning costume contest and hope to see them again next year.


Costume Contest 2nd

Second Place Winner

Rin the Kat - Hyrule Warriors

Our second place winner was Sabrina Kelsey with the entry "Rin the Kat, inspired by Linkle from Hyrule Warriors."  She is a long-time Odyssey Con goer, and been seriously doing cosplay for the last five years.

Congratulations on the second place win, and we look forward to seeing her future cosplays!


Costume Contest 3rd

Third Place Winner

Storm - X-Men

The third place winner was Kaitlyn Gavely with the entry "Storm from 90's X-Men."  Another long-time Odyssey Con goer, we look forward to seeing more from her.

Congratulations on the third place win!


Judging

Photo of Stace Feldmann

 Stace Feldmann

Stace Feldmann

Stace Feldmann is the owner of Strange Land Costuming, a costume commission business for custom-tailored cosplay from all genres and styles. With 17 years of overall sewing and costume experience, 18 major awards including Best in Show Workmanship at Costume-Con 31, 42 personal costumes and customer projects numbering close to 200 individual costumes, there is plenty of experience to draw from. Stace is also the founder and currently president of the Madison Area Costuming Society, a non-profit club for local costumers, has served as Vice-President of the International Costumers Guild, and will be directing the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Masquerade at Costume-Con 34 in May 2016.

SLC can be found on Etsy, Facebook, and at www.strangelandcostumes.com.

 


Cost of Entry

The cost of the contest is free for 2017. All entrants must have a valid Odyssey Con badge to enter, though it doesn't have to be worn (integrated into the costume) during the contest.


Prizes

This year's Costume Contest is partly sponsored by Statuesque Figurines, makers of 3D figurines. Contestant winners can get a prizes graciously donated by this company.  They do some pretty cool stuff, and we recommend you check them out at www.statuesquefigurines.com.

 

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Do I have to do a convention-themed costume?

No. By all means, enter whatever costume you like. The theme for this year's convention is fairly general, and we are happy to have contestants of all sorts and themes.