Welcome to the Costume-Con® Visual Archive

This is the official web archive for information about Costume-Con conferences past. On this site are Costume-Con’s history, personal library recommendations, related events and materials. The Costume-Con Visual Archive includes photos and information for every past Costume-Con competition, including the rules, entry titles, awards and more.

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In all, over 30 years of Costume-Con’s history are represented within these pages including photos for every competition (where photos exist), the rules, entry titles, awards and more.


(click names below for more information)

Costume-Con 36: San Diego, California, USA, May 11-14, 2018
Costume-Con 37: Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, March 22-25, 2019
Costume-Con 38: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, TBA, 2020 – NEW


Costume-Con 39: (This bid to be voted upon at Costume-Con 36)

San Jose, California, April 16th – 19th, 2021 (Updated)

  • Chair: Jennifer “Radar” Wylie
  • Treasurer: Lisa Deutsch Harrigan
  • Hotel Liaison: Dave Gallaher
  • Sponsoring Organization: San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC)
  • Dates: April 16th-19th, 2021
  • Location: San Jose Marriott, 301 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
  • Theme: Things That Go Bump In The Night


Costume-Con 35: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, April 20-24, 2017

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