Hundreds are expected to attend the preview event for the July Salt City Comic-Con

AUBURN, NY (May 23, 2019) — The Schweinfurth Art Center is hosting its third annual Cosplay Invades Auburn! event 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Carriage House Theater, located behind the Schweinfurth in Auburn, NY.

The event will feature a talk with costume tips and tricks, vendors, a costume contest, and a food truck. Cosplayers can use the event to fine-tune their costumes for Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con, to be held July 6 and 7 at the New York State Fairgrounds’ Expo Center.

The day starts at 1 p.m. with a talk by cosplayer and costume contest judge Kate McKay offering tips and tricks for improving your presentation. Registration for the contest runs from 2 to 5 p.m., with the contest starting at 5:30 p.m. In between, check out our amazing vendors, including Kim’s Collectible Records and Comics, Morbid Morgue Creations, and Galloway BBQ, our on-site food truck.

Attending the event, including the costume talk, is free, but cosplay contest participants pay a $5 fee to enter. Prizes, including two tickets to Salt City Comic-Con in Syracuse, will be awarded to the top winners in each of seven categories:

  • Ages 12 and under
  • Ages 13-18, Anime
  • Ages 13-18, Comic
  • Ages 13-18, Pop Culture (TV/movie/video game)
  • Adult, Anime
  • Adult, Comic
  • Adult, Pop Culture

Judges for the contest are McKay; Darlynne Overbaugh, organizer of Wizarding Weekend Ithaca; and Syracuse University professor Chris Wildrick, who cosplays as Savage Opress, Two-Face, and Molecule Man.

When cosplayers register for the contest, they will also sign up for private pre-judging, during which they will meet with the judges and answer questions about their character and costume. Contest participants are asked to bring a reference photo for their character.

Sponsors include Salt City Comic-Con, which donated tickets for prizes, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

For more information on Cosplay Invades Auburn 2019, link to www.schweinfurthartcenter.org. For more information on Salt City Comic-Con, link to www.saltcitycomiccon.com.

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Hundreds are expected to attend the preview event for the July Salt City Comic-Con AUBURN, NY (May 23, 2019) -- The Schweinfurth Art Center is hosting its third annual Cosplay Invades Auburn! event 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Carriage House Theater, located behind the Schweinfurth...