Short Cuts & Tricks - Costuming on a Budget

Being inspired by amazing costumes is just part of the fun of Phoenix Comic Fest. Come and learn how to “cut” corners by finding alternate materials and techniques to integrate into your costumes and cosplays without breaking the bank.

EVA Magic - An Introduction to Foam Crafting

Find out the basics of where to start when it comes to crafting EVA foam into amazing costume pieces. Learn which tools you’ll need from our crafting artists to begin your costuming journey.

Body Positivity in Cosplay

Cosplay is for everyone! Whether you’re thick or thin, tall or short, or somewhere in between, we have tips and tricks on dressing for, and loving, your body in cosplay. We cover everything from tweaking costume designs for your body type to dealing with the haters.

Capturing the Action - Cosplay Photography

Ever wondered how photographers are able to capture such amazing action or dramatic shots of cosplayers? Do you want to learn the basics of creating dynamic & engaging imagery? Sit in with our local cosplay photographers to learn the ins and outs from behind the camera.

Getting into Character

Join cosplay guests as they offer tips and tricks on how to really get into your character, while still making it yours.

Cosplay 101

Everyone has to start somewhere, and novice cosplayers are no different. Has the internet made the road to becoming a cosplayer easier, or is it a case of information overload? Seasoned cosplay guests discuss the tools, materials, safety, and common challenges that novice costumers face.

Costuming for a Cause

What do Stormtroopers, Superheroes and Princesses have in common? From hospital visits to charity walks, costuming groups have done their part to raise awareness for several causes. Meet the various costuming groups and hear about the causes they strive to bring awareness to.

Masquerade Costume Contest (SIGNATURE EVENT)

Fantastically talented costume creators show off their most amazing work on the big stage. See some of the best cosplayers of the convention at this, always anticipated, annual event.

*Dates and times to be announced. All programming is subject to change.

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