Between June 2nd – June 5th the Philadelphia Convention Center, located a few blocks northeast of City Hall, was overrun with comic book nerds, celebrities, and cosplayers for Wizard World Philadelphia. I had the pleasure of attending Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and I had so much fun! This is the second blog of three, leading up to our Podcast episode covering the event on Thursday (DOAT Ep 75)
Wizard World has a large variety of events, attractions and fun things to do throughout the weekend. By far one of my favorite things to do is Cosplay. We talk about Cosplay (and famous cosplayers) on Ep 33, but We barely touch on how awesome all of these fairly unknown cosplayers who go to cons week in week out. Here are my favorite Cosplays I’ve seen this weekend. Friday:
There was some amazing cosplayers that we got to meet this weekend. We could only feature so much, but we look forward to seeing more amazing cosplays in any con we get to attend.
UPDATE: Shortly after posting this Blog, Wizard World Officials posted the following message in regards to the Cosplay Contest on Saturday.
The Wizard World Programming team wishes to apologize to our Wizard World Philadelphia costume contestants entered into the “Best Anime Character” category.
We have since been notified that the cosplayer who won the category, while amazing, was not a character that qualified for this award.
We sincerely apologize to the contestants who took hours, days, weeks, or months working on their anime-based costumes just to see their work overshadowed by an out-of-category winner. This is obviously not our intention and we will make sure to avoid this mistake moving forward at future events.
Everyone looked incredible this weekend and nobody should feel otherwise because our selected winner was chosen for the incorrect category. This was unintentional and NOT a sign of potentially bad costumes in the Anime category. Quite the contrary. The Anime category commonly wows us with the craftsmanship put in and Philly’s was no different.
We appreciate your understanding and hope you’ll forgive us for this mistake.
Although I was at the Wizard World Cosplay Contest, I did not wait to see the judges results. It is unfortunate to hear that all of the amazing anime cosplays I saw during the contest were overshadowed.
**(We were not asked nor invited to promote, endorse, or review this convention; but as fans of nerd culture and as a media outlet we felt it was our duty to share these amazing people who love the things we love. To get to share their art, work, costume or story with the world inspires us to be more, to grow both as creators and humans… Thank You)