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Friday, March 22
 

10:00am CDT

Iron Cosplay Signups
Signup to be a participant in Iron Cosplay (actual event takes place Friday from 4:15-5:15pm). Participants ages 15 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate.

Signups will close when all slots are filled. Get here early - they are expected to fill fast! 

Friday March 22, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Cosplay HQ [Montgomery House, Floor 1]

12:00pm CDT

Cosplay Photo Booth
Want to have your cosplay immortalized in a photograph? Zenkaikon is happy to have DeathCom Multimedia providing the Photo Booth this year!

The Photo Booth is where attendees can get their photos taken in a professional setting with backdrop and lighting. Attendees can also purchase prints of their photos.

DeathCom Multimedia has been attending conventions around the country and photographing cosplayers for over a decade.

Visit DeathCom's website for their gallery of photos and videos: www.deathcom.net
Prices
  • $0 - At least one digital photo of every costumer who stops by will go up on our site within two weeks of the end of the convention
  • $7 - 4x6 OR a 4 Megapixel digital sent via email, ready for social media.
  • $10 - 8.5x 11 
  • $15 - 11 x 17
  • $17 - 13 x 19 
  • $30 - USB Flash Drive with five 4 Megapixel digital photos, ready for social media. Comes with the option to continually add more digital photos throughout the weekend for just $5.


Friday March 22, 2019 12:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Vine Street Lobby

1:00pm CDT

Magic of Cosplay Exhibit
Welcome to a unique experience, here at Zenkaikon! Once again we welcome The Magic of Cosplay Exhibit! We believe in Cos-Positivity and look forward to another wonderful year.

We have secured a number of beautiful costumes, props, and wigs for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will give you a chance to get up close and personal with the creations, but please, No Touching. Don't worry, we do have some great items that you can touch and a project you can participate in. We have videos, costume construction books, and a Cos-Positivity question for all to answer. We hope the exhibit will inspire you to get creative! Our Cosplay staff will be present to answer any and all questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.

Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Cosplay HQ [Montgomery House, Floor 1]

4:15pm CDT

Iron Cosplay
Do you love to cosplay? Think you have what it takes to be the next Iron Cosplay champion? Join the Iron Cosplay, where you will be pitted against the highest degree duct tape and paper plate masters (i.e. your fellow con-goers) in this contest of skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and most importantly: FUN!
All are welcome to watch the event unfold! Participants ages 15 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate. Sign ups are AT CON ONLY. Come to the Cosplay HQ in the Montgomery House, 1st Level on Friday at 10am to get a slot. Slots will fill up fast! Check the schedule for event time.
Who will be crowned the Zenkaikon Iron Cosplay Champ?

Friday March 22, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

6:00pm CDT

Hall Cosplay Contest Judging
Hall Cosplay Contest judging is a closed event. Only the participants -- designers and models, parent/guardian of participating minors (under the age of 13), and others deemed acceptable by Zenkaikon Cosplay staff, may be present for judging.

There will be judging on Friday evening and Saturday morning of the convention.
There is an optional “Fashion Show” during the Masquerade on Saturday evening if you wish to show off your handiwork. Participating in the "Fashion Show" requires attending the Masquerade and being seated in the audience. Participants are expected to wear their competition piece for the "Fashion Show".

Any participant who does not follow the rules of the competition, misses line up times, or does not follow the instructions of cosplay staff during the event, may be disqualified at the discretion of the Head of Cosplay

We had a pre-registration for this competition which opened March 2nd and closed March 16th. We do have limited slots “at con.” All slots are first come, first serve. We will strive to see as many people as possible. Unfortunately, we will cap the Hall Cosplay Contest, if needed.

Rules:  https://zenkaikon.com/events/cosplay/hall-cosplay-contest


Friday March 22, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Cosplay HQ [Montgomery House, Floor 1]
 
Saturday, March 23
 

9:00am CDT

Cosplay Masquerade Rehearsal
All Masquerade entries must attend this MANDATORY rehearsal. Rehearsals will be done by appointment; not showing up to your rehearsal slot is forfeiting your right to perform.

Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

10:00am CDT

Hall Cosplay Contest Judging
Hall Cosplay Contest judging is a closed event. Only the participants -- designers and models, parent/guardian of participating minors (under the age of 13), and others deemed acceptable by Zenkaikon Cosplay staff, may be present for judging.

There will be judging on Friday evening and Saturday morning of the convention.
There is an optional “Fashion Show” during the Masquerade on Saturday evening if you wish to show off your handiwork. Participating in the "Fashion Show" requires attending the Masquerade and being seated in the audience. Participants are expected to wear their competition piece for the "Fashion Show".

Any participant who does not follow the rules of the competition, misses line up times, or does not follow the instructions of cosplay staff during the event, may be disqualified at the discretion of the Head of Cosplay

We had a pre-registration for this competition which opened March 2nd and closed March 16th. We do have limited slots “at con.” All slots are first come, first serve. We will strive to see as many people as possible. Unfortunately, we will cap the Hall Cosplay Contest, if needed.

Rules:  https://zenkaikon.com/events/cosplay/hall-cosplay-contest


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Cosplay HQ [Montgomery House, Floor 1]

10:00am CDT

Magic of Cosplay Exhibit
Welcome to a unique experience, here at Zenkaikon! Once again we welcome The Magic of Cosplay Exhibit! We believe in Cos-Positivity and look forward to another wonderful year.

We have secured a number of beautiful costumes, props, and wigs for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will give you a chance to get up close and personal with the creations, but please, No Touching. Don't worry, we do have some great items that you can touch and a project you can participate in. We have videos, costume construction books, and a Cos-Positivity question for all to answer. We hope the exhibit will inspire you to get creative! Our Cosplay staff will be present to answer any and all questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 10:00pm CDT
Cosplay HQ [Montgomery House, Floor 1]

10:30am CDT

Cosplay Dating Game
Ever wonder what it would be like if Cloud Strife dated Usagi Tsukino? Or, if Eren Jaeger found true love with Ryuko Matoi?! These matches might not happen, but you never know what wild matches will be made at Zenkaikon's Cosplay Dating Game! Who knows, maybe Deadpool will fall in love with The Borg Queen!

The Cosplay Dating Game is similar to the traditional 'Dating Game' of yesteryear TV. Three bachelors or bachelorettes sit on one side of a curtain. On the other side is the 'prize,' an elusive bachelor or bachelorette for one of the 3 contestants to 'win.' The twist is that participants are in costume and are the character. The prize will ask several questions, which contestants must answer in character. Then “the prize” will choose which date they want. Unlike the real 'Dating Game,' this event is purely for the amusement and entertainment of the participants and audience. No real dating is involved.

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

12:00pm CDT

Cosplay Photo Booth
Want to have your cosplay immortalized in a photograph? Zenkaikon is happy to have DeathCom Multimedia providing the Photo Booth this year!

The Photo Booth is where attendees can get their photos taken in a professional setting with backdrop and lighting. Attendees can also purchase prints of their photos.

DeathCom Multimedia has been attending conventions around the country and photographing cosplayers for over a decade.

Visit DeathCom's website for their gallery of photos and videos: www.deathcom.net
Prices
  • $0 - At least one digital photo of every costumer who stops by will go up on our site within two weeks of the end of the convention
  • $7 - 4x6 OR a 4 Megapixel digital sent via email, ready for social media.
  • $10 - 8.5x 11 
  • $15 - 11 x 17
  • $17 - 13 x 19 
  • $30 - USB Flash Drive with five 4 Megapixel digital photos, ready for social media. Comes with the option to continually add more digital photos throughout the weekend for just $5.



Saturday March 23, 2019 12:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Vine Street Lobby

6:00pm CDT

Cosplay Masquerade
The Masquerade is Saturday's big Costuming event! Come cheer on your peers or become part of the show! Participants will showcase their craftsmanship skills in a performance for all to view. Don't miss this premiere event.

In addition to the performance, participants are also judged on craftsmanship prior to the live event. Craftsmanship judging is optional, but it will affect the overall score.

Saturday March 23, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

9:15pm CDT

Cosplay Dating Game [18+]
Ever wonder what it would be like if Cloud Strife dated Usagi Tsukino? Or, if Eren Jaeger found true love with Ryuko Matoi?! These matches might not happen, but you never know what wild matches will be made at Zenkaikon's Cosplay Dating Game! Who knows, maybe Deadpool will fall in love with The Borg Queen!

The Cosplay Dating Game is similar to the traditional 'Dating Game' of yesteryear TV. Three bachelors or bachelorettes sit on one side of a curtain. On the other side is the 'prize,' an elusive bachelor or bachelorette for one of the 3 contestants to 'win.' The twist is that participants are in costume and are the character. The prize will ask several questions, which contestants must answer in character. Then “the prize” will choose which date they want. Unlike the real 'Dating Game,' this event is purely for the amusement and entertainment of the participants and audience. No real dating is involved.

Saturday March 23, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]
 
Sunday, March 24
 

10:00am CDT

Magic of Cosplay Exhibit
Welcome to a unique experience, here at Zenkaikon! Once again we welcome The Magic of Cosplay Exhibit! We believe in Cos-Positivity and look forward to another wonderful year.
We have secured a number of beautiful costumes, props, and wigs for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will give you a chance to get up close and personal with the creations, but please, No Touching. Don't worry, we do have some great items that you can touch and a project you can participate in. We have videos, costume construction books, and a Cos-Positivity question for all to answer. We hope the exhibit will inspire you to get creative! Our Cosplay staff will be present to answer any and all questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.

Sunday March 24, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Cosplay HQ [Montgomery House, Floor 1]

12:00pm CDT

Cosplay Photo Booth
Want to have your cosplay immortalized in a photograph? Zenkaikon is happy to have DeathCom Multimedia providing the Photo Booth this year!

The Photo Booth is where attendees can get their photos taken in a professional setting with backdrop and lighting. Attendees can also purchase prints of their photos.

DeathCom Multimedia has been attending conventions around the country and photographing cosplayers for over a decade.

Visit DeathCom's website for their gallery of photos and videos: www.deathcom.net
Prices
  • $0 - At least one digital photo of every costumer who stops by will go up on our site within two weeks of the end of the convention
  • $7 - 4x6 OR a 4 Megapixel digital sent via email, ready for social media.
  • $10 - 8.5x 11 
  • $15 - 11 x 17
  • $17 - 13 x 19 
  • $30 - USB Flash Drive with five 4 Megapixel digital photos, ready for social media. Comes with the option to continually add more digital photos throughout the weekend for just $5.



Sunday March 24, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Vine Street Lobby
 


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