At every Amazing Comic Con whether Amazing Arizona Comic Con or Houston or Las Vegas we really enjoy seeing the cosplays that come through our doors. In fact, we love it so much that THIS WEEKEND we have included tons of costume and cosplay events over all three days we’ll be in Phoenix, but we thought we’d take a time to shine the spotlight on the big show.
The main event of our cosplay filled weekend happens to be the Cosplay Contest where the best costumes and most respected cosplay groups of Arizona will converge and duke it out. We see all sorts of genres, ideas, skill levels and best of all – the first timers. It’s the perfect chance to show off what you’ve been working on. The cosplay play contest is coming to you live on stage Saturday Night, where the contestants will be strutting their stuff for our very special judges, Tonia Antilla, Lance & Aime Jaze of “Jaze Cosplay” and a special surprise special celebrity will be scoring all the submissions.
All of our judges are deep in the world of Cosplay and just AMAZING!
Tonia Antilla is a professional artist of many talents. We first met her in 2012 when entered our very own costume contest, winning first prize for her category. This event just following her first place win in the All Stars category at Phoenix Comic con. She’s since won numerous other awards such as first place in the Master’s Category at 2013 Phoenix Comic Con. Being skilled in sculpting, leather tooling, jewelry making and paining helps her transition her work to the up most level of detailing.
Lance and Aime Jaze of Jaze Cosplay are local to the Phoenix area and a power couple for sure. Their long list of credits, heavy in the entertainment industry makes their costumes screen accurate while their presentation is above and beyond the call of costuming, not to mention their professional sills as a costume designers and builders.
In addition to the list of fantastic judges, boasting numerous credits we have some truly fantastic prizes! Like these fantastic swords, which were handmade by Randy O’Knight – an artist who can pretty much conquer anything 3-D, foam, casting, wood and more. All three of these fantastic swords are one of a kind and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to win one!
Cosplay isn’t just something we have on the menu for Saturday, we’ve got panels, workshops, a photo area and more! To get the extra scoop behind that make sure you read this piece by Allen Amis and Anabel Martinez who have put together a list of all the costume highlights from the weekend.
Lastly, just your friendly reminder that if you plan on entering our Costume Contest Saturday night, that will need to register and show-up to pre-judging.
Registration for the Saturday Night Costume Contest begins with the opening bell of the convention, you can sign-up at the Garage FX Costume Booth located on the Main hall of the show. The Pre-Judging session however is in Panel Room B from noon to 3pm, after which no more entries will be accepted. For questions, please consult the full rules posted at the Garage FX Booth.
AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON takes place THIS week at the Phoenix Convention Center, February 13-14-15. Single Day Tickets and Full 3-day Admissions are on sale now at the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office, or by purchasing ONLINE HERE.
A limited amount of VIP Packages are still available- these can be purchased along with your admission HERE.
Already have your ticket, and looking to UPGRADE to the VIP Experience, you can do that HERE.