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  • Dress up.
  • Meet talented people.
  • Learn something new.

Costume-Con is an international convention that has been devoted to costuming of all kinds since 1983. All skill levels, from beginners to masters, and all types of costumers are welcome, including cosplayers, historical reenactors, doll dressmakers, science fiction enthusiasts, fantasy fans, and more.

Latest Announcements

  • Den Moms Needed! Want to make Costume-Con 36 even more memorable?
    Want to see gorgeous masquerade costumes up close?
    Want to help behind the scenes?
    Come volunteer as a Den Mom, Stage Ninja or Mother's Helper! We have four amazing Masquerades to choose from and we need volunteers to make everything run smoothly.
  • Hall Costumes Just a word on Hall Costume awards...
  • Super Sweet All Hands Meeting! Be a sweetheart and attend our All Hands Meeting!

The theme will be "Ports of Call" and you can interpret that as broadly as you like. Maybe you're captain of a dirigible tethered in town. Or perhaps you work on an intergalactic cruiser currently in orbit. Maybe the year is 1942 and you're shipping out to the South Pacific.

Beyond informative panels and hands-on workshops, Costume-Con features many competitive events:

2018 will mark the return of the convention to its home port of San Diego, 36 years after the first Costume-Con on Mission Bay.

The possibilities are endless. Whatever you wear, we look forward to seeing it at CC36!

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  • Buy three Adult Memberships and get the Fourth Free!