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Fall 2017 Kansas City

Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center

In addition to traditional games of all kinds, Midwest GameFest also features some great cosplay guests and events!

Legendary Rose Supergirl Punching Thor

Photo courtesy Retro Hawk Productions

Cosplay Guests

This year our Cosplay Director, Lothlorien Woods Cosplay, welcomes Kansas City's own Legendary Rose Cosplay as our Cosplay Guest of Honor! We also have Wichita's BadAsh Cosplay and Kansas City's Spiff's Nerdy Cosplay. Find more information about them at our Guests page.

Legendary Rose Cosplay

Legendary Rose Cosplay

Cosplay Guest of Honor

Photo courtesy Retro Hawk Productions

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Lothlorien Woods

Lothlorien Woods Cosplay

Cosplay Coordinator

Photo courtesy Lothlorien Woods Photos

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BadAsh Cosplay

BadAsh Cosplay

Cosplay Panelist

Photo courtesy Tahnee Lane Photography

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Spiff's Nerdy Cosplay

Spiff's Nerdy Cosplay

Cosplay Panelist

Spiff's Nerdy Cosplay

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Cosplay Events

We've got some goodies lined up for our cosplayers this year. Check it out!

Cosplay Contest

Saturday afternoon is our big cash prize Cosplay Contest! We've got prizes for multiple categories, so get all the details over at the Cosplay Contest page and fill out the entry form for your chance to shine and win!

Cosplay Panels

We have a ton of cool cosplay panels this year also! Panels will be on each day except Thursday. Look for an official schedule of our Cosplay Events at our event site

If you would like to build your cosplay street cred and submit a panel to run yourself, head on over to our Events page and submit one. Event submission ends soon, though, so don't delay.

Other Cosplay Events

Our other cosplay events include a cosplay fashion show that anyone can enter, a parade that anyone can participate in, and more! Look for an official schedule of our Cosplay Events at our event site.

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Cosplay Rules

We've put together some guidelines for cosplaying at Midwest GameFest. We want everyone to have a safe, secure experience and following these guidelines should help ensure that for everyone. Check out our Cosplay Policy for details.

Badges Required

All Midwest GameFest cosplay event participants are required to have a badge for the days they attend. Badges are available for single days and the entire weekend. If you are interested in volunteering at Midwest GameFest to help offset the cost of admission, please check out our Volunteers page for discount information and to apply.

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Schedule

The information listed here is an overview. You should check out the event site for specifics and get your tickets for panels.

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Friday

5pm-6pm Star Wars Story Time
Stage
Calling all padawans. Come dressed up as your favorite character and listen to a story being read by a special guest!

5pm-8pm Cosplay Contest Sign-Ups
Cosplay Desk
Anyone who wants to be in the contest must enter before the deadline and fit all contest and con cosplay rules. Spots are limited.
Online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jQw1fVEMpP3rsffP_3RrYJkE5zJz9jtwh2fA3UVW7Lo

6pm-7pm Panel: Connecting Cosplaying to Role-Playing
Stage
Cosplaying and role-playing go hand-in-hand. LARPing is just one good example of this. Come join us as we talk about cosplaying, role-playing, LARPing, and acting!

8pm-9pm Panel: Intro to Cosplay and Cosplay on a Budget
Stage
Learn about what is cosplay, how to get into cosplay and all the tips and tricks for saving money and still looking great! This panel is for both those who wish to buy or make their own cosplays and features some of our cosplay guests.

9pm-10pm Cosplay Meet and Greet
Stage
Calling all cosplayers. Come and hang out, socialize, and play party board and card games. Cosplay is encouraged but not required.

Saturday

9am-11am Cosplay Contest Sign Ups
Cosplay Desk
This includes sign-ups for walk-ons (those who don't qualify for the cosplay contest but would like to show off their cosplay). Anyone who wants to be in the contest must enter before the deadline and fit all contest and con cosplay rules. Spots are limited.

9am-11am Cosplay Contest Check-in
Cosplay Desk
Mandatory check in for everyone that is entered in the cosplay contest.

11am-12pm Princess Story Time
Stage
Calling All Princes and Princesses. Come dressed up as your favorite character and listen to a story read by a special guest!

12pm-12:30pm Cosplay Parade
Cosplay Desk
Everyone is welcome to join us for a short cosplay parade.

12:30pm-2:40pm Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging
Cosplay Desk
Private cosplay judging for those in the cosplay contest. If you are entered in the cosplay contest you must come at your scheduled time. Please wait outside the judging area.

3:15pm-4:30pm Cosplay Contest
Stage
Come see our fabulous cosplays who signed up for the cosplay contest show off their stuff for a chance to win awards!

4:30pm-5pm Group Photo
Cosplay Desk
Gather at the Cosplay Desk and we'll find somewhere to take a group photo!

5pm-5:30pm Cosplay Awards
Stage
See our judges present those amazing cosplayers from the cosplay contest with their awards!

7pm-8pm Panel: Cosplay Guest Q & A
Stage
Come meet your cosplay guests for 2016 and ask them questions about cosplay, tabletop games or anything geeky! Guests include cosplay Guest of Honor Legendary Rose Cosplay, Cosplayers Bad Ash Cosplay, Mark Stalsworth II Cosplay, and Cosplay Coordinator Lothlorien Woods Cosplay.

Sunday

10am-11am Super Hero Story Time
Stage
Calling all little superheroes! Come dressed up as your favorite character and listen to a story being read by a special guest!

11am-12pm Panel: Intro to Armor and Props
Stage
Learn all the basics to making armor and props as well as a few trips to save you money and time. We will be going over tools, supplies and more that you will use often when making armor or props. This panel will be featuring cosplay guests who will also be taking questions on armor and prop making at this time.

2:30pm-3pm Group Photo
Cosplay Desk
Gather at the Cosplay Desk and we'll find somewhere to take a group photo!

3pm-4pm Panel: Cosplay Positivity
Stage
In this panel, we cover how anyone can cosplay, and we mean anyone. Topics: how to deal with cosplay hate, why people cosplay, cosplaying in the community and we will be sharing our experiences. At the end, we will be showing photos of some of our favorite cosplays from the past weekend. Speakers include Cosplay Guest of Honor Legendary Rose Cosplay, cosplayers Bad Ash Cosplay, Mark Stalsworth II Cosplay, and Cosplay Coordinator Lothlorien Woods Cosplay.

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