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Costume Catwalk Returns to Bent-Con!

Don’t put away those Halloween costumes just yet. Fanboys of the Universe is proud to announce the return of the Costume Catwalk at Bent-Con for a second fabulous year of cosplay creativity and sartorial sass! Bent-Con, the world’s largest LGBTQ comics and pop culture convention, is a celebration of creativity and originality, and no community represents that spirit better than cosplay and costuming fans.


The premiere Costume Catwalk event in 2011 drew a standing-room-only crowd of Bent-Con attendees and a wide array of colorful and creative contestants strutting their stuff down the runway. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever! Heroes, villains, anime characters, steampunk adventurers, obscure pop culture references, you name it, are all welcomed and encouraged. In the immortal words of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, “Don’t dream it; be it!”

So, whether you’re a cosplay pro or an eager beginner, do a little turn on the Costume Catwalk for your fellow LGBTQ fans and a panel of special guest judges. Here are the main costume categories:

Cosplay Prime: Dress as your favorite comics, TV, movie or pop culture-inspired characters.

Cross-Play: Gender-bend your favorite characters or dress as an opposite sex character. This is Bent-Con, after all. We encourage that sort of thing.

Anything Goes: Unveil your own original creation or design! Share the inner workings of your creative genius with the world.

Judges and prizes will be announced prior to the event. See you on the Catwalk!

The Costume Catwalk at Bent-Con begins promptly at 5:30 PM on Saturday, December 1. Contestants may register for the Costume Catwalk either at the convention information and ticket kiosk or at the Fanboys of the Universe booth on the exhibit floor, anytime before 5:00 PM on Saturday.

For more information, please email Bent-Con is November 30-December 2, 2012, at the Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center, in Burbank, California. Tickets, room reservations and updated information is available at

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