THE FAN EXPO BOSTON COSPLAY CRAFTSMANSHIP CUP
Cosplayers, get ready to show off your craftsmanship skills and compete for cosplay glory in the 2021 FAN EXPO Boston Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup!
Register for the contest via the link at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to provide the following information:
- Stage Name (Name to be announced on stage)
- Your Cosplay Character(s)
- Where the Character(s) is from
- A single paragraph description of how you made your costume(s) (please note that we do need an actual description of the cosplay’s creation and will be part of our determination on which entrants will make it into the contest).
- Photo of the character(s) that is being cosplayed
- Photo of the costume’s current progress
Please note that registration does NOT guarantee a spot in the Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup.
There will be no on-site registration for the Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup.
Entrant numbers for this year’s competition will be capped at 45 (15 entrants per division).
Competitors will be selected by the contest organizers based on current progress of prospective contestant’s costume (s). Costumes do not have to be completed at the time of entry.
Once pre-registration has closed, prospective contestants will be informed if they have qualified for the contest. A wait list will be available for those who missed pre-registration or did not initially qualify.
Isisa is a seamstress who loves a well-constructed garment. She has been honing her craft for well over 10 years, earning several major competition placements as well as the honor to judge for many craftsmanship contests. Besides tailoring into the night, during the day Isisa is an interface designer who’s worked with cars and phone apps. Problem-solving, consistent design patterns, and clean lines are traits that are used for both sewing and digital design, though cosplay is nice in that you can actually touch the end product. She loves seeing the little details in the work, and all the edges clean and neatly finished.
MINK THE SATYR
Mink the Satyr is an award-winning, Boston-based cosplayer. Though she has been cosplaying for 9 years, Mink has been creating costumes and original designs for 17 years. An avid seamstress and leatherworker, she is best known for creating anthropomorphic versions of animal characters, such as Pokemon. As of 2021, Mink has over 50 Pokemon cosplays alone! When Mink isn’t working on cosplay, she participates in Live Action Roleplay, historical reenactment, and VTubing.
Lindsay Aries is the owner and founder of Leeleethebunny Cosplay. She has been cosplaying for nearly 20 years trying with each build to learn new skills and take on new challenges. She has judged dozens of costume contests both in the US and Internationally. She has been commissioned by several video game and anime companies to create bespoke cosplays for shows including Gamescom in Germany representing Fortnite. Lindsay is most known for her intricate leather work and striking armor.