Starfest Schedule

Cosplay Panels
These panels will be presented by our featured cosplayers!

How to Be a Professional Cosplayer
Learn what you need to know to get started, the real business behind cosplay, ins and outs of safety, the legalities involved in becoming/being a professional cosplayer and more! Presented by AZ Power Girl, Cara Nicole.

Learn what makes your kids excited about cosplay and what their favorite characters mean to them. Kristin shows you how to make cosplay a family project with neat DIY that you and your little superhero can do together.

Meet the Featured Cosplayers
Find out why we love cosplay and how we got started. We’ll share some of our biggest tips, most embarrassing moments and what some of our best purchases are. Come ready with questions, because after the introductions, we’re all yours! Presented by Az Power Girl Cara Nicole, Kristin Killtastic, Steve Wallace of Colorado S.T.A.R.S. and Cosplay Tonya (Tonya L. De Marco).

Sexy Cosplay: Is it Still Cosplay?
Where should the line be drawn? How much is too much? The “lewd” movement. Patreon accounts and what are members expecting? Do we have a responsibility to the next generation of cosplayers regarding sexy cosplay? A frank discussion with the audience (participation highly encouraged) as one cosplayer tries to navigate these controversial issues and figure out where she fits in with all of this. With Cosplay Tonya (Tonya L. De Marco).

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse 101
Introduction to Colorado S.T.A.R.S., a Resident Evil cosplay group. Learn about all aspects of zombies: the history of the genre, origins of the virus and the anatomy of the zombie. How to survive – Blending In (cosplaying as a zombie) or Eradicating (cosplaying a zombie hunter). Q&A encouraged. Hosted by Steve Wallace (founder) and other members of Colorado S.T.A.R.S.


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