Carousel Costumes

Carousel Costumes has been into costuming since childhood. She began cosplaying about 20 years ago when she made a Trek uniform for her first convention. She joined JediOKC in 2009 and an obsession was born. She currently has 70 costumes in her collection. Star Wars is a favorite, especially Padmé Amidala. Carousel Costumes has won 2 best-in-show awards and many 1st-places at various cosplay contests. She loves to cosplay for a cause more than anything.

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4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

So You Want to Enter a Costume Contest?

Tips for everything costume contests—preparing your application; brainstorming your ideas; how prejudging works; and what the awards are. Plus, how to deal with stage fright while upping your stage presence to enjoy your time in the spotlight as an awesome creative.

Moderator: Knightmage

Panelists: Buck Berlin, Carousel Costumes, Cal Custard, Kekkuda, Knightmage

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, General Interest

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Catastrophic Cosplay

Sometimes a seam pops, sometimes a design is too ambitious, sometimes bad deals are made or things get really...weird. We'll cover it all! Cosplayers happily discuss their favorite disastrous cosplay experiences, and how this helped them improve.

Moderator: Court's Cosplay

Panelists: Alice-of-Hearts, Aoi Kitsu, Carousel Costumes, Jovial Juggernaut

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Cosplay

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Final Touches and Details

Little touches can make a costume. There's a lot more than your garment when it comes to finishing your cosplay, but you can do it! Shoes, wigs, make-up, props—come learn to embellish your favorite costume for a fully polished LOOK.

Moderator: Carousel Costumes

Panelists: Carousel Costumes, Kekkuda, Mimic Rae, Kathleen M O'Brien, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Costuming and Cosplay for Body Positivity

As the saying goes, if you want a Slave Leia bikini body, just put on a Slave Leia bikini. Cosplay is not fashion gatekeeping. Panelists share their experiences and tips for maintaining body positivity. Let's talk about body positivity and why it matters for creativity and wellness in cosplay.

Moderator: R Karch Photography

Panelists: R Karch Photography, Carousel Costumes, Sherri Dean, Knightmage, Kathleen M O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Health & Wellness