Friday Night Costuming Contest (FNCC)

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Marriott Marquis, Atrium Ballroom on the Atrium level

The Friday Night Costuming Contest (aka the FNCC) focuses on the craftsmanship of the costume and inspires both audience member and contestant alike. We see many costumes in the hallways, panels, and other competitions but little attention is paid to the efforts taken to make these wearable works of art. For this reason, the contest was created to acknowledge efforts and abilities rather than presentation skills.

Started in 2006, our first year came with over double the expected number of contestants, all displaying their work before head judge Marty Gear and his team of prestigious judges. Today, we continue to have the very best professionals of the costuming business host and judge this contest starting with our current head judge, Kathleen O’Shea David. (For a complete list of this year’s judges, please visit the FNCC Registration Page.)

Join us for a spectacle of hand made wonder from every skill level and genre.

If you wish to enter your work into this contest, please pre-register on our FNCC Registration page. There you will find more details regarding this year’s prizes and other frequently asked questions.