Browse Exhibits (8 total)

Costume-Con: CC1

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Costume-Con 1 was held on January 14-16, 1983, in San Diego, California.

This is the first Costume-Con, created and chaired by Karen Schnaubelt, then Karen Schnaubelt Turner. Many of our "traditions" started at this con, including the Future Fashion Folio, where designers could submit designs for others to make.

Costumes and Costumers of the 1960s

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Morojo Douglas and Forrest J Ackerman at the first Worldcon/NyCon 1, 1939 Costuming and Cosplay are not a recent thing. Convention costuming really started at the frst Worldcon in 1939 (NYcon 1), when Myrtle ("Morojo") Douglas dressed herself and her then-boyfriend Forrest ("Forry") J. Ackerman in costumes inspired by pulp magazine covers:

But costuming really took off at conventions in the 1960s, paving the path to become the huge international convention and costuming/cosplay community that it is today.

Worldcon 2009: Anticipation Masquerade

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NEW!  Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held on on 6–10 August 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

This is a recreation of the Science Fiction and Fantasy masquerade in its original run order, and identifies the awards that entries received.

Worldcon 2011: Renovation Masquerade

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NEW!  Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held on August 17–21, 2011, in Reno, Nevada. 

This is a recreation of the Science Fiction and Fantasy masquerade in its original run order, and identifies the awards that entries received.

Worldcon 2012: Chicon 7 Masquerade

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Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held August 30-September 3, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.

This is a recreation of the Science Fiction and Fantasy masquerade in its original run order, and identifies the awards that entries received.

Worldcon 2013: LoneStarCon 3 Masquerade

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LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held August 29-September 2, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

This is a recreation of the Science Fiction and Fantasy masquerade in its original run order, and identifies the awards that entries received.

Worldcon 2014: Loncon 3 Masquerade

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Loncon 3, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held August 14-18, 2014, in London, England.

This is a recreation of the Science Fiction and Fantasy masquerade in its original run order, and identifies the awards that entries received.

Worldcon 2015: Sasquan Masquerade

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Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held on August 19–23, 2015, in Spokane, Washington.

This is a recreation of the Science Fiction and Fantasy masquerade in its original run order, and identifies the awards that entries received.