‘Cosplay World’ costume festival debuts in Richmond in October
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – If you love dressing up as your favorite characters – or have always wanted to learn – you’ll want to stop by when the Cosplay World Festival and Workshop series comes to Richmond for the first time in October.
Cosplay World will make its Richmond debut at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, located at 403 N. 3rd Street, on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is described by organizers as a celebration and showcase of cosplay. Cosplay is short for “costume play” and involves dressing up as characters from movies, television, comics, cartoons, and video games – often with elaborate costumes, makeup, and matching accessories.
The event will not only be a chance to show off your costumer skills, but to connect with other pop culture fans and learn more about the art of cosplay. There will be workshops and panels on how to sew, make accessories, style wigs and photograph your work. In addition to the panels, there will also be events and competitions like a costumed lip-sync battle and a princess sing and meet and greet.
Events, contests and panels range from family and kids to just for customers 18 and older. The full program of workshops and panels is available here.
There will also be celebrity appearances from voice actors, comic artists and masters of cosplay and photography, and a showroom featuring an array of collectors and artists offering art, comics, games, books, toys and more.
Tickets for Cosplay World range between $25 and $75 and can be purchased here.