2016 Costume Contest Winners

Planet Comicon Kansas City 2016 costume contest winners

The Planet Comicon Kansas City 2016 Costume Contest featured the very best of mid-America's cosplay talents! The contestants included a variety of creative costumers in the Master, Journeyman and Novice categories. Everyone who walked the stage was deserving of recognition. Judging by the crowd response, the show was a smashing success!

John Anthony of Rad Science was the emcee and shared stage responsibilities with two veteran Planet Comicon Kansas City cosplay celebrities: Keith Zen Dragon and Abby Darkstar. Keith and Abby served as co-hosts on stage and shared judging responsibilities with Calen Hoffman of Propcustomz, Steven K Smith of SKS Props, Tiphani and Tamarah Dixon of Pros and Cons Cosplay and Bethany Wicker of Chroma Cosplay.

Thanks to our costume contest sponsors: US Toy Costume Shop and Cosplay Trading Co.

Best in Show

Carley Bossemeyer - Nettle the Moth Fairy - Planet Comicon Kansas City 2016

Best in Show: Carley Bossemeyer - Nettle the Moth Fairy. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

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Best in Show: Carley Bossemeyer - Nettle the Moth Fairy, an orginal design. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best in Show: Carley Bossemeyer - Nettle the Moth Fairy, an orginal design. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best in Show: Carley Bossemeyer - Nettle the Moth Fairy, an orginal design. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Master Awards

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Best Original Master - Male: Tim Hintsala - Metropolis Centurian. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Original Master - Female: Anita Holmes - Supergirl. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Original Master - Female: Anita Holmes - Supergirl. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Recreation Master - Male: Jack Kopakowski - Blackbeard Edward Teach. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Recreation Master - Male: Jack Kopakowski - Blackbeard Edward Teach. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Recreation Master - Female: Samantha Ybarra - Midna. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Recreation Master - Female: Samantha Ybarra - Midna. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Journeyman Awards

Best Journeyman - Male: Brad Eichelberger - Blood Angels Priest. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Journeyman - Male: Brad Eichelberger - Blood Angels Priest. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best  Journeyman - Female: Kate Mull - La Muerte. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Journeyman - Female: Kate Mull - La Muerte. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Novice Awards

Best  Novice - Male: David Summers - Mech Suit Batman. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Novice - Male: David Summers - Mech Suit Batman. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

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Best Novice - Female: Katlynn Bly - Valka. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Craftsmanship Award

Craftsmanship   Award - Marie D' Angelo - Possessed Zelda

Craftsmanship Award: Marie D' Angelo - Possessed Zelda

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Craftsmanship Award: Madeline Anderson - Rey with BB-8

Group Awards

Lindsey and Sam Sturkie as Arno Dorian and Assassin. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best Costumes by a Group: Lindsey and Sam Sturkie as Arno Dorian and Assassin. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

For best performance by a group: Joe, Sachiko, Dodge, Kylie and Sydney DiGusto as the Johnny Depps. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Best performance by a group: Joe, Sachiko, Dodge, Kylie and Sydney DiGusto as the Johnny Depps. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Judges' Choice for Honorable Mention

Ashley Ruzicka as armored Halloween town Sora

Judges' Choice for Honorable Mention: Ashley Ruzicka as armored Halloween town Sora. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Judges Choice - Morgan Carter - Clavat Longhair

Judges' Choice for Honorable Mention: Morgan Carter - Clavat Longhair. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Larry Hoffson - Daryl Dixon

Judges' Choice for Honorable Mention: Larry Hoffson - Daryl Dixon. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Masquerade Parade

Fan Favorite Female-  She Hulk. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Fan Favorite Female- She Hulk. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Judges Choice Award - Bob's Burgers. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Judges Choice Award - Bob's Burgers. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Fan Favorite Male - Prince Robot IV from Saga. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Fan Favorite Male - Prince Robot IV from Saga. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Judge's Choice Award - Spaceballs. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Judge's Choice Award - Spaceballs. Photo by Bill Watters. (click to enlarge)

Young Fans Cosplay Contest: Ages 3 to 8

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Ghostbuster Logan

Ghostbuster Logan

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

Tonto

Tonto

Little Link

Little Link

Joy

Joy

Young Fans Cosplay Contest: Ages 9 to 14

1st place: Evee Darning

1st place: Evee Darning

2nd Place: Juvia Lockser

2nd Place: Juvia Lockser

3rd place: Coraline

3rd place: Coraline

Young Fans Cosplay Contest: Honorable Mention

Zombie Stormtroooper

Zombie Stormtroooper

Chell from Portal

Chell from Portal

Star Butterfly

Star Butterfly

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