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Indy PopCon: Cosplay Roundup and Competition

One of the best parts of any convention is the abundance of cosplay.  Cosplayers are energetic, fun, and creative people that live for these opportunities to show off their cosplaying super powers.  All three days of Indy PopCon were filled with cosplayers from all genres strutting their stuff, making new friends, and posing for photo ops.  We saw a little bit of everything from zombie Mario Brothers to Master Blaster to a plethora of Spider-Men and Deadpools.

But before we get to the photos… I want to highlight a great panel that I sat in on with a couple of professional cosplayers.  It was called “Being a CON-man (or Woman)” and was hosted by Joseph Oleksy (IG: @thefotocon), Victori Belle (IG: @VictoriBelleCosplay), and Sarah X (IG:  Joseph, Victori, and Sarah shared their experiences, both good and bad, as they became professional con-women (and man).  The theme that resonated throughout was friendship and camaraderie.  They all met at a con, and now they routinely travel to other cons together.  A bond has been created where they have each other’s back whether it is helping with set-up or watching a booth for a much needed break.  What excites them is meeting new cosplay enthusiasts and finding new opportunities to collaborate with other artists.  They are true professionals who love what they do.  Check out Victori and Sarah in action below.

Victori Belle and Sarah X - Indy PopCon 2017
Victori Belle and Sarah X – Indy PopCon 2017

While there was plenty of viewing throughout the event, Saturday night brought the cosplay competition.  A parade of both amateur and professional cosplayers marched through the main hall, each with hopes of winning the grand prize.  Some of these costumes were truly fantastic.  Congratulations to everyone who took part in the event.  I know its not easy or cheap to make these costumes.  Check out the gallery below for a glance at all of the contestants.

If that’s not enough cosplay for you, here a few shots of some of our favorites from the rest of the convention.

As for my personal favorite cosplay that I found at the convention, here it is!

2017 Indy PopCon Cosplay
2017 Indy PopCon Cosplay

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