The contest took place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 for both amateur and professional adults, and Sunday, September 22, 2021 for kids. Visually stunning costumes ranged from classic superheroes to video game and movie characters and beyond, and our contest has proven to be one of the most anticipated events at the show, for cosplayers and fans alike. We were thrilled to welcome Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore as our 2021 Costume Contest sponsor, bringing an internationally recognized pop culture brand and destination in as a partner to one of the show’s premiere events.
This year’s costume contest separated amateur adults from professional adults, and held a separate contest for amateur kids as well.
The grand prize winner for Best in Show Costume, and the recipient of the $1,000 cash prize, was Aziz Raad for his “Din Djarin” costume.
Special thanks go to everyone who entered the contest and showed their support, as well as to our sponsor, Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore!
Winners for this year's contest include...
Overall Best Costume (Best in Show): Aziz Raad, Din Djarin from The Mandolorian
Professional: 1st Place: Bryan Fadrosh, Lord of Blades from Dungeons and Dragons Eberron Rising From the Last War
Professional: 2nd Place: Kitten Pickles, Mermaid Apple Jack from My Little Pony Movie
Professional: 3rd Place: Rose Ryon, Sylvie Laufeydottir from The Marvel Cinematic Universe media franchise, partially based on the characters Lady Loki and Sylvie Lushton from the Marvel Comics
1st Place: Andrea Zura, Thor
2nd Place: Topher Gaut, Bender Bending Rodriguez from Futurama
3rd Place: Tobias Pilachowski, Wally West
1st Place: Carroll Ghostbusters
2nd Place: Bartholomew and Jennifer Macasieb, The Neverending Story
Grand Prize: Violet Brown, Ghost Rider
1st Place: Layla Adkins, original character Lucas
2nd Place: Norah Pollack, Diona from Genshin Impact