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Posted on Sep 8, 2014

Can’t-Miss Costume Events: September 8 Edition

Can’t-Miss Costume Events: September 8 Edition

Last week, we took a break from our regularly scheduled blog program to prepare for Orange Tuesday (it’s kind of a big deal, and you should definitely check out our Orange Tuesday blogs as well). It looks like we’re just going to have to talk about twice as many awesome events as usual this week. Darn it.

Plenty of Time to Plan: (September 22 – September 29)

Alamo City Comic Con (San Antonio, TX)

Everything really is bigger in Texas. Even their smaller comic cons get tens of thousands of visitors! Comic book demigods Stan Lee and Kevin Eastman will be there, and horror will have a huge presence too. Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Nick Castle (Michael Myers), Linda Blair (Regan MacNeil) and Ken Kirzinger (Jason Voorhees) are attending.

Anime Weekend Atlanta

AWA is one of the top 10 anime conventions in the United States, in terms of annual attendance. Aside from cosplaying as your favorite character, you can also don your best 1940s duds and hit up their Bebop Jazz Lounge (no doubt named for everyone’s favorite anime).

Long Beach Comic and Horror Con (Long Beach, CA)

Wait, so you’re telling us that there’s a convention that combines Comic-Con with Halloween? Yeah, we’re sold. All ages are welcome to enter their costume contest, and all costumes must be hand made in order to win prizes.

ShockaCon (Charleston, WV)

The focus at this aptly named con is everything horror, but there’s also going to be a ton of Doctor Who fandom, too, including life-size Dalek and Tardis replicas.

Wizard World Nashville Comic Con (Nashville, TN)

Another week, another Wizard World – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Much like the Wizard World Events in other cities, Nashville’s lineup boasts a ton of superstars, from the cast of The Walking Dead to the pro wrestlers of WWE.

Happening Next Week: (September 14 – September 21)

Cincinnati Comic Expo (Cincinnati, OH)

You can costume for a cause at this convention – participants in the 2nd annual Cincinnati Comic Expo Blood Drive will get a free Star Wars comic and print! Or, throw back a couple drinks at Geektoberfest.

The Geek Gathering (Sheffield, AL)

This con covers everything from fantasy and sci-fi to horror and gaming. Guests include The Walking Dead cast members and Mary Kate from Season 2 of King of the Nerds (We were totally on that season, too, by the way).

J1-Con (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia’s #1 Anime Convention will be hosting tons of superstar cosplayers, as well as YouTube personalities from series like Living in 8 Bits and SIVERMANIA.

Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR)

Tens of thousands of cosplayers and convention goes descend upon this Oregon event every year. Special guests this year include Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton and the original voice acting cast of the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.

Read our previous post to get the run-down on these conventions and costuming events!

Happening this Week! (September 8 – September 13)

Do you have any upcoming convention plans?What’s your favorite costume of all time? Share your costume ideas and photos with us 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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Header image (c) Caitlin Stanbrough, Long Beach Comic Con


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