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MASTERS OF COSPLAY INTERNATIONAL

Where the world comes to Cosplay.

*NEW* COSPLAY GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Meet your favourite cosplayer or discover a new favourite from another part of the globe! Masters of Cosplay International is uniting the world unlike ever before. We’ve invited some amazing cosplayers from around the world to make their North American debut! Because it doesn’t matter if it’s the US, Canada, Brazil, Italy or The Philippines…we all love to Cosplay! 


MASTERS OF COSPLAY GRAND PRIX SPONSORED BY FAN GURU

Our amazing costume competition is back! Five cities, five shows, one champion. Think you have what it takes? Sign up for your regional qualifier – the winner of each qualifier will travel to FAN EXPO Canada and go head to head to claim the title of Master of Cosplay! 

CHAINMAILLE BYZANTINE BRACELET

SATURDAY ARPIL 27 5:00PM – 6:30PM ARABIAN C

SUNDAY APRIL 28 3:15PM – 4:45 PM ARABAIAN C

Learn the timeless art of Chainmaille in this not to be missed workshop for any cosplay or fantasy fan! Led by our experts, students will create a Chainmaille Byzantine Bracelet. All supplies included! $25.00 cash only, payable at the workshop. Max 20 students, workshops are filled on a first come first served basis.

WORKSHOP: BECOME THE HERO; MAKE LIGHT UP SYMBOLS!

FRIDAY APRIL 26 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ARABIAN C

Using LEDs, laser etched acrylic and an LED controller, you can learn to make glowing symbols to integrate into your cosplay. At this workshop we will have two projects to choose from: A Captain Marvel star symbol or the Shazam lightning bolt symbol.

$30 per person.

Max 15 students.

WORKSHOP: PRACTICAL SUPERPOWERS - INCORPORATING TECH INTO COSPLAY

SATURDAY APRIL 27 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ARABIAN C

This workshop teaches the basics of using sensors and programmable boards by integrating an ultrasonic rangefinder, LEDs and pager motor into your costume to give you spider sense. This requires Arduino coding, but coding templates will be used, so it can be done with no coding experience. Includes: Arduino, Ultrasonic Rangefinder, Vibrating Disk Motor, LEDs.

$120 per person. Max of 10 students.

WORKSHOP: MAKE A HELMET WITH A MOVIE SFX PRO!

SUNDAY APRIL 28 AT 11:00 AM IN ARABIAN C

​Assemble your own helmet in this workshop! Two styles of helmet will be offered: Great helm flat top or a Great helm domed top

$45 per person. Ages 12 and up (12-14 require an adult with them).


*NEW* COSPLAY ALLEY

Our Cosplay Alley is about to become your new favourite spot! Just like our Artist Alley, cosplayers who wish to appear at the show can apply to purchase a booth. This is an opportunity to meet your fans, to make new fans, and to grow your social media channels.


*NEW* COSPLAY PROGRAMMING

Our biggest ever cosplay and costuming programming track! We’re giving you days of dedicated cosplay programming. Learn from the best of the best - our cosplay experts will show attendees how they can take their cosplay craftmanship to the next level. Got the costume? Learn how to market yourself and grow your social media presence with our cosplay stars. Want to sit back and watch the show? Check out our panels, fashion shows, the cosplay red carpet and our can’t miss Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix competition.


*NEW* BOOK A PHOTOSHOOT

You’ve got the costume, now you need the pictures! Attendees can book a slot with a cosplay photographer and get the photographs their cosplay deserves!


*NEW* COSPLAY RED CARPET

New this year! Strut your stuff on the red carpet. No sign up, no competition, no stress! Just come and show off your costume to your fans! Get your photo taken by professional and amateur photographers! If you love cosplay – this is your chance to get THE best pictures of some amazing costumes!


COSPLAY MEETUPS

Find your cosplay tribe at one of our cosplay meetups! Get the group shot of your dreams in front of one of our themed back drops in the Cosplay Photo Park!


COSPLAY REPAIR CENTRES

Because hey, rips happen. If your costume needs some emergency TLC, we’ve got you covered at our Cosplay Repair Centre! 


COSPLAY THEMED AFTER PARTIES

Let loose and celebrate with us at one of our cosplay themed afterparties! Karaoke? Under the Sea? Or perhaps you’d prefer a masquerade ball! 


Cosplay Crunch Time

Need space to finish your cosplay in time for the Expo? Our friends at Fuse 33 have you covered! Show your Calgary Expo proof of ticket purchase and get $10 off the $25 Daily Drop-in Pass! Valid Wednesdays from 6 -9pm and Saturdays from 3 – 6pm until June 1st

For more information, please contact us.