Cosplay Contest

Join us for our cosplay contest! There are two categories kids (12 and under), and adults (13+). We have a HUGE assortment of prizes for first, second, and third place in both categories, plus every kid who enters will go home with a prize. But win or lose, enter the contest or not, everyone wins because coming to the con in costume will get you $1 off your admission. The contest will be hosted by the fabulous Kati Coe, with judging by the awesome Fanbustion, Carter Cosplay, and Ally Blaze Cosplay. We are excited to see everyone's creations on Dec, 11th 2021!
-Sign-ups are FREE.
-Contest will be held at 3pm in the Performing Arts Center.
-Sign-ups for the contest will be 11am-2pm.
-Adults cap at 75 contestants (so sign-up early!).
-No cap on kids.

Kati Coe

Kati Coe
Kati Coe is a cosplayer, toy hunter, and supporter of all things nerdy. She has been featured on numerous media sites, including NerdCaliber, and Marvel.com, and has also appeared on the AMC series Comic Book Men. As the co-owner of Red Bandana, a toy/comics/video game shop, she loves attending conventions where she is able to meet other enthusiastic advocates of geek culture. Well known for her willingness to help others, she frequently hosts instructive panels that highlight tips and tricks for cosplay construction. As a guest for many East Coast conventions, she has often voiced her support of inclusivity within the community, hoping to help build a strong foundation of acceptance for all.
http://lovekaticoe.storenvy.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LoveKatiCoe
https://www.instagram.com/katicoe/

Sharon Rose

Sharon Rose
Sharon Rose is a Pennsylvanian cosplayer, published author and artist, plus-size/curvy model, and all-around geek girl who is recognized for her award-winning EVA foam armor crafting and paint detail work. Her work has been showcased in Marvel’s digital series Marvel Becoming: Captain Marvel, on the cover of Cosplay Culture magazine, and in numerous geek culture media including Marvel.com, SciFiNow, and Geeks Are Sexy. Sharon is an administrator for SheProp!, a prop making and costume forum exclusively for women and nonbinary costumers and makers. She is also an administrator for Full Figured Cosplay, a body positive Cosplay and Comics page dedicated to celebrating cosplay inclusivity. When she’s not in her studio working on costumes or at conventions, Sharon can be found working at an academic library, painting, drinking coffee, or snuggling with her cats.
http://www.instagram.com/sharonrosecosplay
http://www.facebook.com/sharonrosecosplay
http://twitter.com/sharonrosecos
http://sharonrosecosplay.storenvy.com

Ally Blaze

Ally Blaze
Ally Blaze has been a fixture on the east coast convention scene for over three and a half years. You may recognize her from her most popular cosplays; Marvel's X23 or DC's Nightwing. “Cosplaying is an amazing hobby for me that allows me to meet new people and share the same passion with others that love it as much as I do. Cosplaying has made a huge impact on my life. I not only made some great friends within the community, but I also met the love of my life that shares the same passion too.”
https://www.facebook.com/Ally-Blaze-Cosplay-563614717362570/
https://www.instagram.com/ally.blaze/

Carter Cosplay

Carter Cosplay
Carter Cosplay features as Agent Carter from Captain America the First Avenger as well as Captain Carter from the comics and Agent Carter from the television show. Carter Cosplay also cosplays as other popular characters such as: Cheryl Tunt from the show Archer, Charlotte Vandertunt from Archer Noir, Jyn Erso from Star Wars Rogue One, Lady Buella Percy for 7 years at the NJ Renaissance Faire and debuting this year as an original character, Madame Trixie Hyde based on Jekyll and Hyde. Carter Cosplay will be hosting a panel at Ocean City Comic Con; “Cosplay is for Everyone!” Cosplay does not discriminate in any way, shape or form. No matter what your race, gender, weight, height, etc - cosplay is for everyone. Everyone can cosplay as long as the passion is there and you want to cosplay. No matter what skill level you are from creating your own costumes to buying costumes, you are still and can be a cosplayer. If you can dream it, you can be it!
http://cartercosplay.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CarterCosplay007/
https://www.instagram.com/cartercosplay/
http://cartercosplay.tumblr.com/
https://www.pinterest.com/kknowlton007/agent-carter-cosplay/

Lady J

Lady J
Lady J is a Philadelphia based Cosplayer and Forensic Scientist. As a forensic scientist Lady J does her part to keep the streets safe by day and on her off time continues to express the importance of truth, justice and love for humanity through cosplay. Lady J believes cosplay is so important because it allows people to share experiences, express creativity, and is an outlet for us to becomes our favorite characters. Lady J also cosplay’s to spread Cospositivity: acceptance to all shapes, sizes, colors, genders, skill levels etc. and to use it to help spread the word and fundraise for charities (such as our real life heroes’ vets, officers, firefighters, medical research and children’s charities). This love for charity work has developed into a charity cosplay group called the Philadelphia Avengers which Lady J is a founding member. Their mission is to help spread joy and positivity through cosplay and charity. They have helped charities such as Toys for Tots, JDRF diabetes Run, Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and more. In 2015 Lady J presented her first panel Beginning to Cosplay and Cospositivity at Wizard World in Philadelphia and has continued to spread the message ever since. She has also presented and been a guest at Dover Comic Con, Rhode Island Comic Con, Great Philly Comic Con and continues her message on social media. She has appeared at Lehigh Valley Comic Con, and Jersey Shore Comic shows with the Philadelphia Avengers and continues to travel the circuit. Lady J is also a member of the Philadelphia Power Rangers where she is known as Philly Yellow. You can see Lady J in print in the May 2016 issue of Cosplayzine. Lady J is also the owner of Lady J Nerdy Shop, whose mission statement is to bring geeky goodness to everyone at affordable prices.
instagram.com/ladyjcosplay
www.facebook.com/ladyjcosplayphilly
twitter.com/ladyj_cosplay

Steampunk'd Batman

Steampunk'd Batman
Jason Hettel known as Steampunk'd Batman has been cosplaying since June of 2018. Jason has truly enjoyed creating, and portraying his own unique take on Batman. Not only a Cosplayer, but Jason is also an accomplished artist, cosmaker, and prop builder who enjoys helping to bring other's creative visions to life. He is a huge supporter of the Cosplay community and genuinely loves to help and support others.

Jason has been a featured cosplay guest at over twenty comic cons and events since 2018, and recently Won 3rd Place in the NYCC 2019 Eastern Cosplay Championships in the Best in Show Division. He is truly humbled by all the love and support that he has received since he began his journey into cosplay and plans to continue being a positive force within the community. Jason is truly thrilled to be a featured guest at Ocean City Comic Con again this year and looks forward to seeing and meeting you all there!
http://www.instagram.com/SteampunkedBatman
http://twitter.com/DSteampunk

Fanbustion

Fanbustion
Fanbustion has been cosplaying professionally since 2017. It all started with a fun & simple cosplay of Jessie from Pokemon and she has fallen in love with the artistry of cosplay ever since. As for performance experience, she has been apart of many plays/ musical productions. Fanbustion has been lucky enough to be apart of the SU momocon 2018 panel, BCC SU panel, & BCC Abraclodabra performance. She has been apart of several costume contests and have won 1st place in 3 of them.
www.facebook.com/Fanbustion/

Where? When?

Roland E. Powell Convention Center 4001 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, MD 21842

Sat. December 11th 2021, 10am-5pm.

Admission: $10

Kids 9yo & younger free w/ paying adult, $1 off in Costume, $1 off with a non-perishable food item for Diakonia, Tickets are sold at the door only.

We'll see you Dec. 11th, 2021!

Ocean City Comic Con!