(Roy McKee, Aug. 24, 2017)
Milford – MI – A change of pace from the normal comic cons from on August 5th. Cosplay Beach Party was a chance for people to get away for a bit of fun at Kensington Metropark in a free more casual cosplay event. The event had much bigger turnout than last year with many showing up in cosplay beach themed costumes from anime, cartoons, video games, comics, and more.
The event, organized by Mei Hidaka and sponsored by Youmacon, has a party atmosphere with DJs, watermelon smashing, a volleyball tournament, grilled food, and of course a cosplay contest at the beach. Prizes for the cosplay contest and volleyball included a Trophy, Visa Gift Cards, and free events to Techniicon (a new Detroit based event coming in September).
1st Place: The Phreckled Cosplayer as Commander Shephard (Mass Effect).
3rd Place: Just Izzy as Ghastly Gijinka (Pokémon)
Judge’s Choice Award (FREE TICKETS TO Techniicon)