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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 # 1011 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. 


COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTHS

Located at in the Main Exhibition Room, near the Cosplay Info Booth # 1011. 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.

COSPLAY MEDICS

The Cosplay Medics are a volunteer group who help convention attendees with broken and damaged costumes! 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. Visit them at Booth # 1013

RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST

Friday, October 23 @ 7:30pm
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, October 23 @ 11:00pm
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!

ANIMATE! MIAMI COSTUME COMPETITION
Saturday, October 24 @ 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
Con Chair Spotlight: $250 cash prize & Award Trophy
Masters Award. $100 cash prize & Award Trophy
Craftsmanship Award: $75 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Individual, Journeyman: $75 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Individual, Novice: $50 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Individual, Junior/Youth: $50 cash prize & Award Trophy 
Best Prop: $75 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Group, Journeyman / Masters: $100 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Group, Novice: $50 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Individual, Uncertified: $75 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Group, Uncertified: $75 cash prize & Award Trophy
Best Original Character: $50 cash prize & Award Trophy
Judges Awards (3): Award Trophy
CLICK HERE for rules and info on entering the contest!

MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

Sunday, October 25 @ 5:00PM
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 https://register.growtix.com/schedule/animate_miami_2015

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 https://register.growtix.com/schedule/animate_miami_2015



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,
Facebook.com/MeganCoffeyStarbuxxStarbuxx will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

SANDMUFFIN MAKEUP & COSPLAY

Cosplayer, Model, Make Up Artist. Visit Sandmuffin Cosplay online at Facebook.com/SandmuffinMakeupSandmuffin will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

HARLEY'S LOVE SHACK (DORIS TORRES)

Cosplayer, Pirate, Artist, Entertainer, Crafter, and Seamstress! Visit Doris online at Facebook.com/HarleysLoveShackHarley will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

VERON
Alternative Model: Fashion - Cosplay - Costuming - Glamour - Pin up - Boudoir - Steampunk -Steamgirl. Visit online at Facebook.com/VeronModelVeron will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

DANNY COZPLAY

Cosplayer, Model, and Gaming Girl. Visit Danny Cozplay online at Facebook.com/DanielleCozplayDanny will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

COSPLAY GUESTS


COSPLAY MEDICS
The Cosplay Medics are a volunteer group who help convention attendees with broken and damaged costumes! They help brighten cosplayers day by fixing their painstakingly made costume that was ruined by an unfortunate accident! Their services are free.
Cosplay Medics: Helping congoers, one stitch at a time. Visit the Medics online at https://www.facebook.com/CosplayMedics and http://cosplay-medics.tumblr.com/ 
Cosplay Medics will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

ALEXIA JEAN GREY
Alexia Jean Grey hit the convention scene in 2009 and shortly became one of the most recognized cosplayers in the world. Alexia Jean Grey is featured nationally and internationally on websites and magazines including MTV Geek, G4TV, Geeks Are Sexy, Huffington Post, Xbox Magazine Brazil, Marvel Cinematic Universe, CM Punks “Best in the World” documentary, 1000 Cosplay and Costume Ideas book, Gamezone, and the first cosplayer to be interviewed by Cosmopolitan Magazine. Alexia Jean Grey’s Black Widow was quickly recognized by Marvel and Ncmogo and became the promotion model for Marvel’s War of Hero’s game. She is most noted for her creativity as a wig designer and is currently sponsored by Cosplay Wigs USA.

Alexia Jean Grey will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.