Cosplay/Costuming Programming

Our guests for our #FarpointCon 2023 Costuming and Cosplay Program Track will be announced as invitations are accepted! Costumers/Cosplayers interested in submitting ideas for this track should apply using our Programming Application.


Join our guests on panels discussing everything from costume building, presentation, props, makeup and more!



Congratulations to all our
2022 Masquerade Costume Contest Winners!

Workmanship Awards
Honorable Mention: Small Details
“Mama: (From “Mama & Son” – Cheryl Jewitt-Koblinsky

Honorable Mention: Clean Design
“ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) – Gregory Chinery

Honorable Mention: Applique Work
“Cantina Flamenca” – Lori Fry

Honorable Mention: Most Ribbeting Prop
“Closepoint 2022BC” – Dean Gleason

Honorable Mention: Thrift Store Shopping
“Remeber the Tuskans” – Liz Scott & Laura Scott

Best First Costume
“Went to a Garden Party” – Jamie Kamin

Best Young Fan – Workmanship
“Far, Far Away Where Home is Out of Sight” – Hunter Jarvis

Best Recreation – Workmanship
“Bat Knight” = Sydney Fryer

Most Original – Workmanship
“Son” (from “Mama & Son”) – Duncan Koblinsky

Best Workmanship
“Very Lonely Borg” – Joe Domanico

Genre Awards
Science Fiction Category
3rd Place: “Mama & Son” – Duncan Kobinsky and Cheryl Jewett-Koblinsky
2nd Place: “ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) – Gregory Chinery
1st Place: “Very Lonely Borg” – Joe Domanico

Fantasy Category
– 1st Place: “Bat Knight” = Sydney Fryer

Champion’s Cup Category
– 1st Place: “Cantina Flamenca” – Lori Frye

Special Awards
Ninjas’ Choice Award
– “Ahsoka Tano” – VioletteVerse

Dan Books Memorial Award for Excellence
– “Ahsoka Tano” – VioletteVerse

Most Humorous
– “ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) – Gregory Chinery

Best Recreation
– “Very Lonely Borg” – Joe Domanico

Best Presentation
– “Jedi” – William Books

Most Original
– “Mama & Son” – Duncan Kobinsky and Cheryl Jewett-Koblinsky

Best In Show
– “Bat Knight” – Sydney Fryer


Below are the programs offered at #FarpointCon 2022. For more information about our Costuming and Cosplay Programming, please send an email to our Cosplay Team.

Masquerade Costume Contest: Farpoint’s Masquerade for costumers and cosplayers is one of the highlights of the con! Novices and seasoned pros alike bring their original and recreation costumes to the stage in a feast for the senses and the funny bone! New costumers are always welcome to compete (don’t be shy!).

Fix-n-Finish Lounge: Hang out with other costumers and repair or complete your costume in our open work area and “lounge” Some equipment/supplies will be available. (Friday Only 1:00pm to Midnight!)

Farpoint Masquerade 101: Are you new(ish) to competing a costume at Farpoint? This panel will go over the standard operating procedures for this convention from the perspective of the costumer. If you have any questions like “where do I go?” “what do I need to do beforehand?” “what happens in the green room & backstage? “Where should I go onstage?” “What do I do when I’m done?”, this is the place to get them answered.

Cosplay From 2D to 3D: How to adapt a 2D picture to a 3D cosplay.

Masquerade Presentation Workshop: For those who have a costume and need help with a presentation for Masquerade. Or if you already have an idea and want a fresh pair of eyes to help you with it. If you need help with audio. If you need a complete presentation. I am here to help you make a better Masquerade.

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Cosplay: A discussion on building elaborate cosplay and props.

Masquerade Workmanship: A Guide: What are the workmanship awards and how are they judged? What is documentation? Tips on what to show — and what not to show — when you take your costume to be judged for the work you put into making it.

Makerspaces: The Ultimate Resource For Cosplayers: Members of Nova Labs will discuss the various ways cosplayers can use makerspaces for their costumes and props.

Lions And Tigers And Baby Yodas, Oh My!: Using puppets with your costumes.

Masquerade Critique: Re-live the Masquerade and discuss what worked and what did not in a round table discussion.

Cosplay Self-Destructs: Prat falls of cosplay and how to deal with them.

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