COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT


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Cosplay Is Not Consent

OMG!con is a proud believer in Cosplay Is Not Consent and that harassment is an issue that we have ZERO tolerance with. All attendees need to acquire consent before photographing, recording or touching a cosplayer or other attendee.

If at any point during our convention you are grabbed, harassed, or see any other person experiencing this treatment or behavior from another person, then please contact a staff member immediately. We appreciate the help and information attendees are able to give us. However, staff and Public Safety will handle the situation to the best of our ability and will contact the proper authorities if necessary.

Everyone is at the convention to have fun and make good memories. Let’s do our best to keep it that way!

 

Polls and Applications


** Applications for Cosplay Guest, Judges, and Photographers **

are now closed and will re-open for OMG!con 2020 on July 1st.

 

Rules and Policies


 

Cosplay Special Guest


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Chaotic Neutral Cosplay

Chaotic Neutral Cosplay began his cosplay journey with Marvel’s Gambit
and then discovered armor and poof! There went any spare time. He
currently has several on-going armor builds, far too many wigs and a
slight problem with watching something new and going “Hey I need to
make that!”
Before discovering the wondrous world of cosplay, CNC worked on
replica costumes and dabbled in film and voice acting. He appeared in
“Glee” and “Private Practice” while living in LA and was featured on
several radio shows after moving back to the Midwest.
Since discovering his passion, he's won several first places and best
in shows for his costuming, including winning C2E2's Armor division
with his Skyrim armor.

Besides plastic armor, CNC loves leather crafting/tooling, sewing,
working on custom patterns and in the elusive thing called “spare
time” (AKA, between new cosplays!), he enjoys the more normal hobbies
of photography, novel writing and ballroom dance. Favorite fandoms
include: Lord of the Rings/Tolkien, Dragon Age, Pokemon, Marvel,
Fable, anything Sherlock Holmes, Avatar: The Last Airbender and
Pirates of the Caribbean. (among many others...) CNC also enjoys
pizza. Greatly. If there were a fandom for pizza, he'd be in it.

 

Cosplay Contest Sponsor


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We are proud to announce that Arda Wigs will be sponsoring our cosplay contest. We have amazing prizes for our contest winners of each division and Best in Show.

Visit their website to see what amazing products they have to offer!

https://arda-wigs.com/

 

Cosplay Contest Judges


KATHLEEN - KRAZY KAT STUDIOS

Please help us welcome back Kathleen of Krazy Kat Cosplay! A cosplayer of 6 years, Kathleen took on some big projects right out of the gate. The funny this is, she didn’t even want to at first. When she first became a huge anime fan, she never thought she would be the kind of person to dress up. But eventually the cosplay bug bit her, and she made not one but 2 costumes for her first time cosplaying and even competed. Her first costumes were Maka Albarn from Soul Eater and Toshiro Hitsugaya from Bleach. Her great aunt taught her how to sew and helped her along in the process learning all the different things you could do to make the garments you wanted. From modifying patterns, to using an applique to achieve designs on a garment, and even working

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with vinyl. Eventually she took on her most recognized and largest costume to date, Dark Mousy. You may have seen this costume in the halls the first year we hosted OMG!con in Owensboro, considering that was its debut convention and those massive black wings are hard to miss. The costume grew even more from there and she took it to compete in Atlanta. While she did not win an award, she takes every con and competition as a learning experience. She encourages competitive cosplayers to not allow losing to discourage them, but drive them to do bigger and better projects. She’s always open to giving and receiving advice and loves helping cosplayers that are just starting out.

When she went to university in South Carolina she discovered the Mandalorian Mercs, an official Lucasfilm costume club, and quickly became an approved member. As a member, she spends a lot of her time attending charity events, hospital visits, and Star Wars themed sporting events.

Kathleen tends to have a “go big or go home” approach, always looking to take on a character that pushes her to the limits mentally, physically, and creatively. At the same time, she encourages cosplayers to just cosplay who they want and the characters they love whether complicated or not. “It’s important that you have fun and express yourself and your love for something. That’s what cosplay is all about.”

Be sure to catch her this year as a member of the OMG!con staff and Head of the Cosplay Department. She’ll be around all weekend to answer questions and give any pointers to aspiring cosplayers, competitive or not!

 

STARK - STARK COSPLAYS

Hey guys! For those of you who I haven't met yet, I'm Christopher of Stark Cosplay. I specialize in Large Armor costumes and foam & Worbla fabrication. I have been actively cosplaying for 8 years now, but long before that I have been designing my own costumes. It started with never being satisfied with a store bought Halloween costume as a kid, and always modifying them to make them better. In 2010 I went to my first convention.... Star Wars Celebration. From that day on I've been in love with the convention scene and costuming.

Thave built a collection of armors and soft costumes, most notably my Lich King from World of Warcraft. I always try to incorporate a new skill or technique into

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each costume I do, improving my ever growing skillset. I absolutely love the cosplay community and make sure to encourage anyone that I can. If you have questions, I'm your guy. I love to pass on what I have learned to others. As I have made the transition from Competitor to Guest, I continually hope to build other cosplayers up and encourage them to keep improving.

I've traveled the country competing at such events as Star Wars Celebration Anaheim & Denver Comic Con and I've won multiple awards for my costume designs and my craftsmanship. Some of my Accolades include:

Multiple OMG! Con Awards including Best Craftsmanship in the Master's Division 2017

Best Craftsmanship @ Gen Con 2016

Best in Show PopCon! 2016 & 2017 Best Armor @ Lexington Comic Con 2018

As you can see, I have a proper working knowledge of the competition side of cosplay and I know what it takes to win. I am also a part of multiple costuming groups including the Ohio River Valley Cosplayers and a couple of Star Wars Sith Costuming clubs. Originally from Chicago, IL, I have lived in the Owensboro area for my entire adult life, and I couldn't be happier to be a part of OMG Con! I can't wait to see you all there!

 

CAROLINE - CAROLINE KRUNCHY

Caroline Krunchy is an experienced cosplayer, photographer, and graphic designer from Columbus Ohio. She has a total of 12 years under her belt with experience in sewing, patterning, prop building, foam builds, worbla, and much more. She’s made over 100 costumes and won multiple awards including Best in Show, Runner Up Masters, and Best Video Game Character.
In addition to being invited as a guest and judge to multiple cons across the Midwest, she also has staffed many others, including Otakon, Matsuricon, and Cincinnati Comic Expo. Particularly at Matsuricon, she was given the opportunity 6 years ago to begin working for the Cosplay department as the assistant department head, and the year after took

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over the department. This included restructuring the entirety of the department, finding and interviewing new judges, and running the masquerade. After hearing requests from attendees for a less creative restricting craftsmanship event, she put together then Friday Night Fashion show! Ohayocon later asked her to bring this event to their convention in 2019.
Other than conventions, she also had her own business crafting cosplays, geeky inspired dresses, props, and more. While it was a success, she decided to take a step back from it in 2018 to focus on her graphic design career and keep cosplay for fun.
Overall, it’s her goal to help keep the cosplay community as safe, fun, and welcoming environment. She believes all should be welcome and accepted, and that cosplay is for everyone of all shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities, and does her best to promote this line of thinking at conventions and online. At the end of the day, she just wants to remind people that we’re all a group of nerds in costumes, here to have a good time, and to be kind to one another.

 

Cosplay Meet-Ups


LEgend of Zelda

disney

Studio ghibli

Danganronpa

marvel vs dc

legend of zelda

My Hero Academia

overwatch

kingdom hearts

voltron

nintendo

legend of Zelda

sports anime

sailor moon

Steven universe