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COSPLAY

ANIMATE! MIAMI will have dozens of cosplay and costuming events over the course of the 3 day weekend. Stay tuned for updates as we will be adding information to this page often.

COSPLAY INFORMATION BOOTH
Located at booth #402 in the Main Exhibiton Room, the Cosplay Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests! The Cosplay Information booth will be open each day during Exhibition Room hours. Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up. 


COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH

Located at booth #404, 406, 408, and 410  in the Main Exhibition Room. Want to get your picture taken in costume? Swing by the Cosplay Photography Booth and get your picture taken by our pro photographers. All the photos will be posted on our website after the show for you to download.

RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST

Friday, November 14 @ 5:00pm
This contest will be "Runway" style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. 
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AS FOLLOWS: Best in Show, Best Individual, 2nd place - Individual, Best Group, 2nd place - Group, Best Junior / Youth, and Judges Awards (x3). CLICK HERE for more info.

THE SIRENS OF ANIMATION COSTUME CONTEST
Friday, November 14 @ 10:30pm
A special costume contest showcasing our favorite good and bad girls of animation & anime! This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of some of industry guests and professional costumers. This is a runway style contest with no pre-judging. Costume's may be of any female character that appears in anime, cartoons or video games. Costumes may be handmade or store bought. Since this contest takes place late at night, no one under the age of 17 may enter this contest. 
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: 
Best in Show, Best Good Girl, Best Bad Girl, Best Group, Costuming Directors Choice, Judges Award #1, Judges Award #2 and Judges Award #3. Additional awards may be created at the judges discretion.
CLICK HERE for rules and info on entering the contest!

THE CELESTIAL GALA: A MAGICAL GIRLS & BOYS DANCE

Friday, November 14 @ 9:00PM
The Celestial Gala is a place for all magical girls and boys, princes and princesses, sailor scouts, fairies, pixies, angels and demons, mermaids and mermen, elves, unicorns, warlocks, banshees, gnomes, imps, dragons, goblins, ghouls, sorcerors and sorceresses. You are invited to come in cosplay as your favorite magical character, or in formal wear for The Celestial Gala. There will be music, dancing, photo stations, a Celestial Prince and Princess Contest and more! CLICK HERE for more info!

ANIMATE! MIAMI COSTUME COMPETITION
Saturday, November 15 @ 9:00PM
A competitive costuming event with over $2,000 in cash and prizes at stake with $1,000 cash for Best in Show! The contest is open to ALL skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance at winning an award. 

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
BEST IN SHOW: $1,000 cash prize, Award trophy & More TBA!
Con Chair Spotlight: $250 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Masters Award. $100 cash prize, Award trophy & More TBA!
Craftsmanship Award: $75 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Individual, Journeyman: $75 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Individual, Novice: $50 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Individual, Junior/Youth: $50 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Prop: $75 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Group, Journeyman / Masters: $100 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Group, Novice: $50 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Individual, Uncertified: $75 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Group, Uncertified: $75 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Best Original Character: $50 cash prize, Award Trophy & More TBA!
Judges Awards (3): Award Trophy
CLICK HERE for rules and info on entering the contest!

MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

Sunday, November 16 @ 3:00PM
The Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level! This is a competition based on performance and presentation. Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on stage performance and costumes. Think of it as a costume talent show... more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying! CLICK HERE for rules and info on entering the contest! 
OVER $1,500 IN CASH & PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SHOW! 
$500 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST IN SHOW!
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
Best in Show: $500 cash prize. Award trophy.
Con Chair Spotlight: $150 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Individual: $150 cash prize. Award Trophy.
2nd place - Individual: $100 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Group: $150 cash prize. Award Trophy.
2nd place - Group: $100 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Junior / Youth: $50 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Judges Awards (x3): Award Trophy

COSTUMING WORKSHOPS

Each year, Animate! Miami has dozens of informative Costuming Workshops for the novice and expert cosplayer, hosted by experts and enthusiasts in various fields. A full schedule of events may be found at http://animatemiami2014a.sched.org/

PROFESSIONAL COSPLAY GUESTS

Each year, Animate! Miami brings in professional Cosplay guests from around the country. These guests take part in panels, workshops and help judge the various costume and costuming contests. 

CLICK HERE to check out the full schedule for Animate! Miami or go direct to http://animatemiami2014a.sched.org/



SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON
The Supergirls of Supercon are the costumers and cosplay models for Animate! Miami and Florida Supercon. Visit the Supergirls of Supercon page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/supergirlsofsupercon

MEGAN COFFEY - STARBUXX
Artist, Model, Cosplayer. http://starbuxx.deviantart.com,
https://www.facebook.com/megancoffeystarbuxx

SANDMUFFIN MAKEUP & COSPLAY
Cosplayer, Model, Make Up Artist. Visit Sandmuffin Cosplay online at https://www.facebook.com/sandmuffinmakeup

ENVY US DEVIANT
Cosplayer, Model. Visit Envy Us Deviant online at https://www.facebook.com/envy.deviant

HARLEY'S LOVE SHACK (DORIS TORRES)
Cosplayer, Pirate, Artist, Entertainer, Crafter, and Seamstress! Visit Doris online at https://www.facebook.com/HarleysLoveShack

VERON
Alternative Model: Fashion - Cosplay - Costuming - Glamour - Pin up - Boudoir - Steampunk -Steamgirl. Visit online at https://www.facebook.com/veronmodel

DANNY COZPLAY
Cosplayer, Model, and Gaming Girl. Visit Danny Cozplay online at https://www.facebook.com/Daniellecozplay

NATALIA KINDIGO
Cosplayer, Model and Artist. Visit Natalia Kindigo online at https://www.facebook.com/NataliaKindigo

MARIA DE FATIMA - SVNINE

Cosplayer, Model. Visit Maria online at https://www.facebook.com/MarcieSv9

COSPLAY GUESTS


HANDSOME JORDAN

Handsome Jordan is a cosplayer and prop designer. his love of all things geek culture has allowed him to really explore cool costume and prop ideas. Whether it’s comics, video games, or movies he is always looking for something new and interesting to create for the cosplay community. Visit him online at https://www.facebook.com/HandsomeCosplay

KIKI KANNON - KANNON KOSPLAY
Kiki started cosplaying in 2003, and her passion for it only grew over the years. In 2010 she created her company Kannon Kosplay. She sells many different crafts at her booths and recently started to create replica props. She has captured a unique look with the various characters that she has portrayed, and has been featured in multiple publications from magazines to web-sites. She has done a number of different stage performances and has many award winning costumes. She loves to share her passions and run panels about cosplay. She hopes to be cosplaying for years to come and meet many more people that share the same interests. Visit online at https://www.facebook.com/KannonKosplay and http://kannonkosplay.deviantart.com/


HEATHER1337
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....Heather 1337 is a talented Cosplayer, Model and All Around Geek. Heather1337 loves incorporating characters from her favorite movies, comics, and shows. She not only makes intricate detailed costumes, but is a free-lance artist and online gamer/blogger as well. Her favorite part about cosplay so far has been the support of her fans and friends she has met along the way. Visit her online at https://www.facebook.com/heather1337

JENIFER ANN
Cosplayer, Model. Visit Jenifer Ann online at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJeniferAnn