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Cosplayers of all levels will find something to love! Watch in-depth tutorials from VampyBitMe, learn the best ways to take cosplay photos from Jonathan Belle, and get hyped for Cosplay Central’s Virtual Competition 2021, coming July 10!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community
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    NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community

    Hosted by Heather Boddy. The cosplay community should be a safe space for people of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Of course we want to feel amazing strong and empowered in our cosplays but that doesn’t mean we have to beat ourselves up at the gym to look like the character we are cosplaying. In this panel we will discuss how to fall in love with fitness and channel your inner superhero as well as what it means to love yourself throughout the process. Cosplay and fitness should both feel empowering. Let’s have a conversation about how to feel better in our bodies in and out of cosplay.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!

    From Video Games to Comics Anime and more come explore a world where Drag meets Cosplay! This inclusive panel of queens kings and everything in between will be having an open discussion about cosplaying their favorite characters through the queer lens as well as challenges we face melding the two artforms together within the industry of drag.
 We'll touch on a range of topics including our favorite cosplays how we create our performances and creating art that honors source materials while also being culturally responsible and avoiding cultural appropriation. We believe that drag and cosplay are for everyone and that there is so much both communities can teach each other about their respective art forms in order to help everyone grow as transformation artists. So come with your questions (even those filled with tea or shade!) and let’s talk about nerdy drag! Moderated by Crimson Kitty (Mx. Nerd NY 2018) and special guest Erika Klash

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut-shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help including Raisin Cosplay, Maweezy, Tin Lizzy, ThouArtAnuli, SewSilly, and Rebecca Noel. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!

    Nailed It: Project Cosplay is back again after a highly successful run in 2018 to bring you an hour of fun and creative competition! Think you have what it takes to cobble together a standout cosplay in an hour? Compete with your friends and family to create the cosplay of your dreams with unexpected items! But don't worry our judges (fashion industry designers & cosplayers) will be there to coach you & cheer you on! So gather your squad & come to show off your skills. Trust us this will be the most fun you have at NYCC!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Jaremi Carey's cosSLAY
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    NYCC 2021 | Jaremi Carey's cosSLAY

    This Summer Jaremi Carey and Twitch teamed up for a cosplay competition like no other. Join Jaremi as he chats with competitors OMG Juni, Gabby Nu, Casterly Fox, DJ Croft and the CosSlay winner Witchy, about the highs, lows and all the looks from the show.

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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Hacks!

    Cosplay can seem complicated and overwhelming. Eden and El are here to give you some secret tricks to making cosplays that look beautiful and don’t break the bank. If you don’t know how to wash something hand sewn we’ll teach you! Need a wig streaked or colored? We can cover that too. From armor to sewing recycling and more; we want to help get beginners into cosplay and the more experienced makers leveled up! We’ll also be giving away some mystery prizes!

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    Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor

    Worbla? Thibra? Want to make sense of the world of thermoplastics and foamwork? When it comes to intricate details, choosing your materials is half the battle. Join world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies as we compare and contrast the amazing details that these materials can achieve, along with tips for detailing your next cosplay project.

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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying for a cause and how to start a charity group

    The NY Avengers are a charity organization that visits community events Hospitals ill or trauma stricken children. We travel to all 5 boroughs and NJ. We would like to discuss how we use cosplay for good and how you can start your own charity group. We also would like to discuss how our cosplays are made and how to keep the positivity flowing in the cosplay community.

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    NYCC 2021 | Volunteer Cosplaying in your Community

    Looking for other ways to cosplay outside of conventions? Look no further, come listen to great thoughts and ideas on how to turn your hobby into more than just an occasional weekend gig! Cosplay can be a wonderful volunteer activity within your community!

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    NYCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the future

    Cosplay doesn’t have to stop once you turn 30 years old! That’s just the beginning!!! You can cosplay way past that and even past 100! Come listen to Ways of combating age stereotypes, how to beat that feeling of lack of inclusion and Where to draw your strength, courage and creativity from! Your future cosplays can be in any character, genre Or artistic manner you choose, make it your own and Cosplay on!!!

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