ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events, today announced the judges for the annual C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the final stop of the 2017 Global Championships of Cosplay competition circuit.
This year’s judges represent the best in costume design and cosplay from professional and amateur perspectives to help lend a discerning eye to this year’s contest. The panel includes: Christian Beckman, President and Project Producer of Quantum Creation FX, Inc who has also worked on costumes from Tron Legacy, Watchman and Snow White and the Huntsman; Holly Conrad, a YouTube star; Ivy Doomkitty, an internationally recognized Cosplayer and guest judge on “Heroes of Cosplay”; and Adam Middleton, a concept designer who has worked on The Great Wall, among other projects.
Cosplayers from across the world will compete on Saturday, April 22 at C2E2, the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest, for $10,000 in cash and prizes as well as ultimate bragging rights. The judges will determine the finalists and ultimately crown the global cosplay champion.
“We are thrilled to have Christian, Holly, Ivy and Adam join us as judges for this year’s Crown Championships of Cosplay competition,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. “Their unique experiences and backgrounds allow for them to be the perfect deciders of the best cosplayer from around the world.”
Thousands of C2E2 Fans will watch in person in Chicago while fans from around the world will tune in via the official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers as they vie for the Crown. The fun-filled competition celebrates and showcases the spectacle, pageantry, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world. For more information on the Global Championships of Cosplay series, you can visit:cosplaychampionships.com.
C2E2 takes place April 21-23, 2017 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at C2E2.com.