Registration is Open for the GeekGirlCon ‘16 Costume Contest

GGC Costume Contest

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Saturday, October 8 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Room Garnet

Prep your wigs and armor because registration for GeekGirlCon’s 2016 costume contest is now open!

Whether you’re new to cosplay, or an old hat; a fan of superheros, or an Adventure Time lover; all ages, experience levels, and fandoms are welcome to participate. Category prizes will be awarded, as well as a best in show!

To enter:

  1. Register online. The deadline for registration is noon, October 8.
  2. Meet outside room Garnet at 2 p.m. so that the judges can preview your cosplay creations.
  3. If desired, a rehearsal will be held at 3 p.m. so that participants can practice their walks.
  4. Be ready for your time to shine at 4 p.m. sharp!

Adrienne Clark
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The Fifth Annual GeekGirlCon Costume Contest

I have to admit–this year’s costume contest was the first one I attended at GeekGirlCon. I usually have to commute in and out of the city to get to the con and by evening I’m exhausted thanks to all the other great panels, gaming, and other activities. For GeekGirlCon’s fifth anniversary, though, I sprung for a hotel room–and the chance to take part in the evening celebrations! Including, of course, the costume contest. Which, it turns out, is amazing.

Cosplay is a big part of GeekGirlCon and, from my first time attending, has always been one of my favorite parts. I love how welcoming and encouraging the environment at GeekGirlCon is; I see a much bigger variety of different ages, sizes, abilities, and fandoms represented in the cosplay world here than anywhere else. If I ever fulfill my dream of cosplaying the X-Men’s Rogue, complete with her skintight green and yellow original costume, GeekGirlCon is the place I’m going to do it.

Henry Behrens
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Reminder: GeekGirlCon Costume Contest!

Planning to dress up for GeekGirlCon ’15? Why not enter our costume contest and win some bragging rights!

Sign up here to show off your homemade, original and self-constructed costumes in the individual, group or child’s costume categories. The contest will start at 5:00pm on Saturday with a non-competitive Junior Cosplay event – bring your costumed young ones to the Costume Contest for a chance to show off their nerdiness. After that, come and strut your stuff on our stage to impress this year’s judges, Shubzilla, Morgue Anne, and GeekGirlCon fan favorite, Darth Makenna.

Don’t forget to check here for our official costume contest rules! The deadline for signing up online for the contest is midnight, Friday, October 9. You can also sign up in person at the Con until noon on Saturday, October 10. For more information about this year’s costume contest, check out our blog.


Written by GeekGirlCon copywriter JC Lau

JC Lau
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GeekGirlCon ’15 Annual Costume Contest!

Saturday, October 10 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Room 301/302

It’s your time to shine in all your geek finery at the GeekGirlCon ‘15 Costume Contest hosted by Devious Cosplay!

Tiffany – aka Devious Cosplay – has been actively cosplaying for 2 years. Before she discovered cosplay, she couldn’t even make a pillow. Her mom has been her mentor and taught her how to sew. She is 33, works full time, and has 2 children, so having a hobby that allows her to be creative and escape from the daily routine of adulthood is amazingly fun and liberating. She loves instantly having something in common with so many people. She hopes to continue to improve and make many more friends over the years. Her geek loves are video games, anything Joss Whedon, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and comic books.

The Costume Contest is open to everyone – all ages, experience levels, and fandoms. Entrants will vie for Best Individual Costume, Best Group Costume, and Best Child’s Costume.

There will also be a new non-competitive Junior Cosplay event from 5:00 pm to 5:20 pm – bring your costumed young ones to the Costume Contest for a chance to show off their nerdiness.

Guest Contributor
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Call for Performers and Special Guests for GeekGirlCon ’15!

Written by GeekGirlCon’s Special Events Manager Maddy Vonhoff

Our special events, such as our annual GeekGirlCONcert, our closing celebration, costume contest, and our Friday night Kick-Off event have been some of the most popular attractions of the con! Past GeekGirlCon performers and special guests have included former astronaut Wendy Lawrence,  The Doubleclicks, Molly Lewis, SAMMUS (check out our 2013 interview!), and Unwoman. This year, GeekGirlCon’15 will take place on the weekend of October 10 and 11, 2015 at The Conference Center at the WSCC in downtown Seattle and we want YOU to be a part of it!


The Doubleclicks at GeekGirlCONcert ’14

GeekGirlCon is looking for:

  • Musicians
  • Professional speakers
  • Stand-up comedians
  • Improvisation actors
  • Hosts and MCs
  • Slam poets
  • Cosplay and/or fashion show judges

and entertainers of all kinds to take part in our GeekGirlCONcert, our closing celebration Sunday night, and potentially other events throughout the con.

NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, GeekGirlCon '14 Closing Celebration

NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, GeekGirlCon ’14 Closing Celebration

We are looking to diversify our performances, speakers, and musical genres from previous years, so don’t be afraid to apply, even if it is not something we have seen or heard at GeekGirlCon before. We’re especially looking for talent that reflects and appreciates the mission of our convention – to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage, and empower the female geek. Don’t want to apply but know someone who is a great fit? Please pass along this form to them!

Do you have to be a woman to apply?

No, although woman performers and special guests are highly encouraged! GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statuses. All performers must reflect this commitment as well.

Sammus performing at GeenGirlCONcert '14

SAMMUS performing at GeenGirlCONcert ’14

Do performers and special guests get discounted badges?

All performers and special guests are eligible for comped badges if they are performing or participating in special events at the convention.

Submissions are open until 11:59PM PST on Friday, May 15.

Please fill out the form here to indicate your interest. All questions and suggestions can be directed to the Manager of Special Events, Maddy Vonhoff, at Thank you for your interest and we will be in touch shortly!

Guest Contributor
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Clever, Cool, and Way Too Cute: The GeekGirlCon ’14 Costume Contest

Talk about tough decisions! The costume contest on Saturday evening at GeekGirlCon ’14 created plenty of Oohs and Aahs, as well as close calls about whose cosplay would be deemed the best. The nearly-impossible task not only fell into the hands of pre-selected judges, but also each audience member, as many winners were decided based upon applause.

AJ Dent
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GeekGirlCon 2014 Annual Costume Contest!

It’s your time to shine in all your geek finery at the GeekGirlCon ‘14 Costume Contest hosted by Jina D!

Jina D

Jina D

Born and raised as a gamer girl in Washington; Jina adventured out for 4 years – spending 2 in Hawaii and 2 in Australia. She started modeling while living in Australia (2009) and has since worked with dozens of photographers, designers and MUAs. Jina started cosplaying in early 2011. She loves doing characters that are often overlooked from video games, anime and books that are dear to her geeky heart. She also really loves putting together OCs and enjoys working closely with other local artists to bring her visions to life.

Saturday, October 11 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Room 303

Competition is open to everyone – all ages, experience levels, and fandoms. Entrants will vie for Best Individual Costume, Best Group, and Best Child’s Costume.

There will also be a new non-competitive Junior Cosplay event from 5:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. – bring your costumed young ones to the Costume Contest for a chance to show off their nerdiness and get a prize.

To enter:

  1.    Sign Up Online The deadline to submit the online form is midnight, Thursday, October 9. (You can also sign-up in person at the con until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11.)
  2.    Visit the Information Booth on Saturday and fill out your entry forms before 3:00 p.m.
  3.    Be outside Room 303 by 4:30 p.m. to be lined up for your onstage appearance!


No costume? No problem! What’s a contest without an audience? Come cheer for your favorites.


Official Costume Contest Rules

  1. Preference will be given for homemade, original, and self-constructed costumes.
  2. Mass-produced or commercial (rented or purchased) costumes should show significant modification from the original form.
  3. Credit is given for makeup and costume construction.
  4. Costumes may contain elements that are purchased (e.g. prop weapon), but should be predominantly original creations.
  5. Cosplay should conform to GeekGirlCon’s Cosplay Weapons Rules.

Additionally, the Costume Contest has the following restrictions:

  1. No pyrotechnics, fog machines, or other such devices are allowed.
  2. No live firearms, no live explosions, or fire.
  3. Handle realistic-looking firearms with care. Any weapon-play must be pre-approved.
  4. No messy substances permitted – wet, dry or oily – that might ruin another’s costume or make the stage dangerous.
  5. No jumping off of or throwing things off the stage or to the judges.
  6. There is a maximum of one minute time limit on all presentations, but there is no minimum. Leave ‘em wanting more.
  7. No microphones or AV equipment will be provided for presentations.
  8. Presentations will consist of entrants walking on to the stage, performing a short action sequence (or you can pose motionless) to highlight the costume, then exiting the stage.
  9. All contestants must agree to the Liability Release (see below or at the Info Booth when you sign up).

Liability Release

  • I have read and understood the rules of this costume costume contest as set forth in the instructions and agree to abide by them.
  • I agree to allow GeekGirlCon, its agents, licensees or assignees, the right to use my/our image and/or likeness by media for advertising and/or other promotional purpose
  • I agree to hold GeekGirlCon, its organizers, and the facility blameless for any accident and/or injury suffered by me during the course of the Costume Contest.
  • I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless GeekGirlCon from any and all damages, losses, claims, liabilities, charges, suits, penalties, costs and/or expenses, including but not limited to court costs, attorneys’ fees and expenses, resulting from any act (whether intentional or not), omission or negligence of any injury to myself.

Adrienne Roehrich
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GeekGirlCon ‘13 Costume Contest!

photo by JourneysInColor

Contestants from GeekGirlCon ’13; photo by JourneysInColor

I grew up watching Wonder Woman on television. My mom wouldn’t let me wear a Wonder Woman costume, but she did get me a pair of Wonder Woman Underoos that I wore as much as I possibly could. I thought being Wonder Woman incognito was the coolest thing ever. Growing out of those Underoos was one of the saddest moments of my young life.

The best thing about the GeekGirlCon ‘13 Costume Contest is that you can display your inner superheroine, superhero, book, comic, television, or movie character on the OUTSIDE—and wear it proud! We will have a panel of fabulously non-judgmental judges, and there will be various categories to enter and win!

Stop by the Info Booth on Level One to enter the Costume Contest and get more information. We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with, even if you usually only wear your favorite character under your clothes!

When & Where: Saturday, October 19, 5:00 p.m., Room 303

Written by GeekGirlCon Copy Writer Sarah Grant

Sarah Grant
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