Odyssey Con brought back the costume contest for 2016 and turn out was great! Costuming and cosplay has always been a part of Odyssey Con, so we where pleased to have had so many entries.
We hope for an even better turn out for our Odyssey Con 17 Costume Contest.
The cost of the contest is free for 2017. All entrants must have a valid Odyssey Con badge to enter, though it doesn't have to be worn (integrated into the costume) during the contest.
Stace Feldmann is the owner of Strange Land Costuming, a costume commission business for custom-tailored cosplay from all genres and styles. With 17 years of overall sewing and costume experience, 18 major awards including Best in Show Workmanship at Costume-Con 31, 42 personal costumes and customer projects numbering close to 200 individual costumes, there is plenty of experience to draw from. Stace is also the founder and currently president of the Madison Area Costuming Society, a non-profit club for local costumers, has served as Vice-President of the International Costumers Guild, and will be directing the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Masquerade at Costume-Con 34 in May 2016.
SLC can be found on Etsy, Facebook, and at www.strangelandcostumes.com.
This year's Costume Contest is partly sponsored by Statuesque Figurines, makers of 3D figurines. Contestant winners can get a prizes graciously donated by this company. They do some pretty cool stuff, and we recommend you check them out at www.statuesquefigurines.com.
No. By all means, enter whatever costume you like. The theme for this year's convention is fairly general, and we are happy to have contestants of all sorts and themes.
Alice - Once Upon a Time
Our first place winner was Melissa Hatz with the entry "Alice from Once Upon a Time ". Her handmade costume is based on the TV series Once Upon a Time, and included hand-stitched embroidery. We were very impressed by the work of detail she had put into her dress.
We congratulate her on wining our returning costume contest and hope to see her again next year.
There were also other winners and honorable mentions we sadly did not get pictures of. The webmaster, who was acting as Costume Contest Coordinator this year, takes full responsibility for the oversight. He also apologies to the entrants that should be listed here and promises to do better next time.
He knows what he did ...