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Posted on Aug 18, 2014

Can’t-Miss Costume Events: August 18 Edition

Can’t-Miss Costume Events: August 18 Edition

Another week, another weekend of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crushing it at the box office.  Have you seen it yet? TMNT costumes are just as huge, too, and if you’re looking for cosplay ideas and inspiration, check out this week’s list of the coolest conventions we could find.


Plenty of time to plan: (August 31 – September 6)

Baltimore Comic-Con (Baltimore, MD)

This three-day convention is one of the biggest events of its kind in New England. Billing itself as “America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention,” over 100 comic book artists, authors and creators will be in attendance. Of course, costumes are a big part of the fun, too – the top winners in the annual content can win up to a $2,000 cash grand prize!

Cosplay America (Cary, NC)
As the name might suggest, this event is 100% cosplay and costuming focused. Tons of cosplayers converge not only to chat about their favorite costumes and be judged in competition, but to learn from the best at workshops, panels and demonstrations led by cosplaying experts and special effects artists.

Geek Fan Expo (Detroit, MI)
Special guests this year include science fiction and fantasy novelist Timothy Zahn and voice over artist Rob Paulsen, whom you might know as Raphael from the original 1987 Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles cartoon, among other things (a lot of other things).

Midoricon (Oregon, OH)

All fans and fandoms are welcome at this Ohio convention! Cosplay and masquerade here is just as big as it is anywhere else, but one of the unique attractions happening is live action Pokemon Snap. Play as a Pokemon or a photographer and reenact the classic Nintendo 64 game! (Speaking of which, did you catch the Pokemon World Championships this weekend?) Photo credit to CT Graphy.

VA Comicon (Richmond, VA)

The August 31 event that’s coming up is only one of a series that makes up VA Comicon. Their two-day super-show takes place in November, but it’s still one of the premier places in the area for comics and cosplay. Take a look at their amazing fan photo gallery on Instagram right here!


Click here to check out our previous post to read our write-ups of these great events!

Happening Next Week (August 24 – August 30)

Happening This Week! (August 18 – August 23)


Are you inspired to check out a local con near you? What are your upcoming convention-going plans? Whatever they are, be sure to share your costume ideas and photos with on Twitter @BuyCostumes as well as Facebook. Check out the BuyCostumes Events page and our Pinterest boards for even more costume inspiration.

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