This year, Colossalcon East is bringing back one of our favorite events from years past: Iron Cosplay 2k21! This is a fast-paced, two hour long competition where teams of three will compete in creating a costume from scratch! However, there are no sewing machines, patterns, or plans. All they will get is a bag of fabric, a hot glue gun, and 60 minutes to create a cosplay. Think of it like Double Dare…but with crafting!
But what is a competition without a bit of a twist. For this Iron Cosplay competition, every fifteen minutes, a staff member will enter with our “bag of mystery”, where the contestants will receive something that could help or hinder their progress. It could be anything, but as for what, that will remain a mystery!
What do you need to compete?
Yourself and two friends
A creative and over the top imagination
Ready to have tons of fun.
Can’t find people to participate with but still want to join, sign up and we will assign you a team!
When the time is up, our judges will crown our Colossalcon East 2k21 Iron Cosplay Champions!
Some performance guests have been added to the 2021 lineup:
Professor Shyguy’s music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop. With Jonna doing visuals while on stage he sings 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics. He is recently known as the singer for Starring Star on the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Super. He has a new album out featuring guests such as Matt Mercer, Ashly Burch, Pyschostick, and more! You might have also heard him on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s Podcast ‘the Indoor Kids’ or the Diamond Club podcast. He has also made theme songs for GuudeBoulderfist, This Week in Chiptune, PortsCenter, and more!
Super Guitar Bros:
The Super Guitar Bros aren’t actually brothers – They’re bros! Sam and Steve combine their love of video game music with their passion for acoustic/classical guitar to bring you a one of a kind musical experience. Sometimes chill. Sometimes intense. Always super!
Colossalcon East 1st Year Event!
We’ve had Craft Fair’s for Artists, Flea Markets for Thrifting, and CCG’s for Cards, but now its time to add a new subject into the mix. The Cosplay Meet and Greet! The Cosplay M&G is for any cosplayer new to the scene or a veteran to see fans, make new friends & fans, and sell prints/merch for free.
The event will be held Friday of the con September 17 from 3pm – 9pm. All you have to do is fill out the form at the bottom of the page. By RSVP you are guaranteed a 6′ table to promote and sell at during the Meet and Greet, being listed on our website, and a discount code for our badges for you, your friends, and your community/fans! (Only guaranteed while spots last.)
For more information, check out the Cosplay Meet & Greet Page.
You’ve seen him on “Boy Meets World”, “Step by Step”, “Full House”, “DS9”; heard him in “A Goofy Movie”, “Hocus Pocus”, “Spirited Away”, “Fairly Odd Parents”, and “Young Justice”. He’s ‘that guy from that show’, having performed in film, television, video games, apps, for over thirty years!
Two more guests for Colossalcon East 2021 have been announced!
Kazha is a rock band founded by a Japanese Singer/Bassist Kazuha Oda and a Guitarist Hideki Matsushige. The band has been touring in the U.S.A. with their Artist visa.
Kazuha is a classically trained singer worked in various genres of music from Classic to Heavy Metal. She worked with wide variety of Grammy Award-winning recording artists and producers including Bob James and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.
The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, running a traditional samurai training center in Iowa, and have a combined 35 years of experience.
Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”
Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.
We’re pleased to announce four guests for Colossalcon East 2021!
Jeannie Bolét is a British born actor & writer/director of Chinese and Vietnamese/French heritage.
She is the voice of ECHO; the latest hero to be added to the video game, OVERWATCH and the much anticipated OVERWATCH 2.
As a mocap actor, Jeannie stars opposite X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore in the Remedy Games QUANTUM BREAK and is currently working on mocap for a super secret sequel to another AAA title (TBA).
Kira Buckland is most known for voicing the lead character “2B” in NieR: Automata, as well as other video games such as Soulcalibur VI (Talim & 2B), BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Heart), River City Girls (Kyoko), Street Fighter V (Falke), Fire Emblem Heroes (Eirika & Katarina), Detective Pikachu (Emilia), Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice (Trucy Wright), Tales of Zestiria (Edna), Danganronpa 2 (Hiyoko Saionji), Danganronpa V3 (Kirumi Tojo), Disgaea 5 (Seraphina), Dead or Alive 5 & 6 (Honoka), Skullgirls (Marie), Paladins (Evie), Puyo Puyo Tetris/
Some of her anime and dubbing credits include JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (Reimi), YashaHime: Princess Half-Demon (Setsuna), Demon Slayer (Mitsuri), Kakegurui (Mary), Tower of God (Yuri), Magia Record (Iroha), Love Live: School Idol Project (Umi), Granblue Fantasy (Lyria), Accel World (Kuroyukihime), Blue Exorcist (Izumo), Sailor Moon (Mimete), Hunter x Hunter (Zushi), The Asterisk War (Julis), Magi (Kogyoku), Blood Lad (Hydra Bell), ReZero (Beatrice), and Miraculous Ladybug (Alix/Timebreaker).
Jen Cohn is best known for her role voicing ‘Pharah’ in Overwatch. She’s also the voice of ‘Lord Zash’ in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and of Zuko and Azula’s mother ‘Ursa’ in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Jen’s other voice credits include characters in Turbo, Word Girl, Assy McGee, MAD, World of Warcraft, a few Grand Theft Auto’s, and Red Dead Redemption.
You can now purchase your Colossalcon East passes!
If you’d like to host a photoshoot at Colossalcon East 2021, please fill out this form.
You can begin your submission by heading over to the Host a Panel page.