Browse Exhibits (13 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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UPDATED!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 first 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.

Favorite Themes: Snow, Ice, and Winter

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NEWSnow Queen by Anne Brunsgaard at Costume-Con 22, 2004 It's a wintery wonderland! Everyone loves seasonal costumes, but snow and winter queens and icy creatures from folklore, books, and media seem to have a special place in our frozen hearts. ❄❅❄❅❄❅❄❅❄❅❄❅❄

Worldcon 2006: LACon 4 Masquerade

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LACon 4, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held on August 23–27, 2006, in Anaheim, California.

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

Worldcon 2007: Nippon 2007 Masquerade

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Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held on August 30th - September 3rd, 2007. Yokohama, Japan.

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

Worldcon 2008: Denvention 3 Masquerade

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Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held on on 6–10 August 2008 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

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

Worldcon 2009: Anticipation Masquerade

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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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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.

Worldcon 2021: Discon 3 Masquerade

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NEW Discon 3, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), held on December 15-19, 2021, in Washington, District of Columbia.

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