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2013 Phoenix Comicon: Featuring fanboy/girl fantasy fashion fare

Posted by on May 8, 2013 – 8:00 am
Photo © Tatiana McEntire - Geekssociated Press

© Tatiana McEntire
Geekssociated Press

It’s not a comic convention without colorful costumed characters cavorting throughout the con event halls and the 2013 Phoenix Comicon is going to have plenty of opportunities for eccentric costume enthusiasts to exhibit their exciting ensembles.

There are seven fashion shows happening at this year’s Con and there is something for everyone’s taste, from cute equines to gruesome ghouls, Steampunk starlets to sci-fi icons, a Japanese Fashion Walk and even a Youth Fashion Show for the 12 and under crowd.

All participants must be registered attendees of Phoenix Comicon 2013. Visit the Phoenix Comicon Fashion Show website to sign-up and get more information on whichever costumed event suits your fancy.

From the 2013 Phoenix Comicon website:

Cosplay Fashion Show
Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Come see the best in costumes in Cosplay Fashion! Accepting all cosplayers at this time. Please submit a photo of your cosplay, finished or not to kelly.lester@phoenixcomicon.com. Limited space is also available for Membership Models, so see your fellow members strut their stuff.

J-Fashion Walk
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

Japanese Fashion Walk-Harajuku Style – ON-LINE REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED

From Harajuku, Japan to Phoenix, Arizona, come and join us for a J-Fashion Walk-Harajuku Style! See all the popular Japanese street fashions of Sweet, Classic, and Gothic Lolita, Fairy Kei, Decora, J-rocker, Mori and more walking through the halls of PCC. Walk with us for photo ops or meet us at the end of the route for the gathering.

Meet up at Costuming Department Room 228B in your outfit an hour before our start time to check in and receive your memento info card with the route.

Contact miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon.com for questions.

Photo © Tatiana McEntire - Geekssociated Press

© Tatiana McEntire
Geekssociated Press

Sci-Fi Fashion Show
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:30 am — 1:30 pm

Sci-Fi Fashion Showcase! Calling all Whovians, Trekkies, Browncoats and other SciFi Fandoms! Join us for a display of creativity and fashion! Sign up to showcase your talents and show love for your favorite Science Fiction fandom. Which fandom’s fashion will reign supreme? Who knows? Your costume might be chosen as the audience favorite!

Steampunk Fashion Show
Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm

The Steampunk Fashion Show will feature a diverse group of participants in their Steampunk costumes – each bringing their unique take on the style and vogue of the Steampunk world. Bring your bustle, your raygun and your tophat and share your vision of our fantastic Victorian Future.

Horror Fashion Show
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — 9:00 pm

Cosplayers, how much do you love the macabre? How strong is your fascination for the fiendish? Well, fear fanatics rejoice – at this year’s special fashion show dedicated to the world of HORROR! Dress as your favorite horror character, creature or icon – then come shamble, stagger or slither down the runway and show off your ghoulish horror fashion!

Youth Fashion Show
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:30am — 1:30 pm


Come show off your costuming skills and take a walk on the runway! All costume genres are accepted. Contact Jill.Oliver@phoenixcomicon.com for more information.

My Little Pony Fashion Show
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4:00 pm

Hey everypony – come on down and show off your most FABULOUS fashions, most aerodynamic wings, and most magical horns! Whether your cosplay is from the show or an original creation, it’s automatically 20% cooler on our runway.

Event times and locations are subject to change, so be sure to check the 2013 Phoenix Comicon website for the latest information. Stay tuned to NERDVANA for all of our Comicon coverage – you might even see your costumed self here!