Museum Hosts Cosplay

Cosplay Invades Auburn! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con and Cosplay by McCalls have teamed up with the Schweinfurth Art Center to host a cosplay event in Auburn, […]

Cosplay Invades Auburn!

Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con and Cosplay by McCalls have teamed up with the Schweinfurth Art Center to host a cosplay event in Auburn, NY. The event will be held at the Schweinfurth Art Center on Saturday, June 10, from 4-7pm. CNY cosplayers are invited to show off and compete in Auburn’s first ever cosplay contest! Entry to this family friendly event is free for both cosplayers and non-costumed participants.

Cash prizes ($100 each) will be awarded in four categories:

  • Bronze: Kids –Age 12 & under
  • Silver: Teens & Twentysomethings – Ages 13 to 25
  • Gold: Adult – Ages 26 and up
  • Platinum: Team Cosplay – Any ages: groups of three or more 

The event will include make-up demonstrations, cosplay photo stages, super hero selfies (where all fans can take pictures of themselves with cosplayers), a cosplay costume “tune-up” station, and snacks and refreshments.

“Cosplay Invades Auburn” is a preview event in anticipation of Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con, Central New York’s largest summer celebration of pop culture.  Salt City Comic-Con will offer a free raffle for all attendees to the Auburn event. The prizes include pairs of two-day tickets to Salt City Comic-Con (four prizes) and pair of VIP tickets to Salt City Comic-Con (one prize).  

One lucky winner will be awarded the special “Convention’s Choice,” a copy of the limited collector’s edition Syracuse Salt City Comic-Con exclusive comic starring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Batman. The cover is illustrated by comic legend Neal Adams, and features a local landmark, the Niagara Mohawk Building, to celebrate this artist’s return to Central New York for the convention.

The Auburn event on Saturday, June 10 will include registration from 4-5pm, photo time from 5 to 6 and the costume awards ceremony at 6:30. The festivities will end at 7pm. Cosplayers are encouraged to participate in Auburn’s Sizzlin’ Summer events that same evening, which will include live music and food vendors a few blocks from the Schweinfurth in downtown Auburn.

About Salt City Comic-Con

Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con celebrates Geek Culture in Syracuse, the Finger Lakes and all of Central New York. This growing convention, designed for both hardcore collectors and everyday pop-culture fans, stuffs myriad marvels into two action-packed days this year on June 24th and 25th.  This comic convention is celebrating its fourth year, and moves to the Oncenter’s War Memorial building in downtown Syracuse.  This pop-culture convention focuses on comics, toys, games, cosplay and collectibles.  Pre-sale tickets are available online .  Additional information on schedules, guests, tickets and cosplay can be found at

About the Schweinfurth Art Center

The Schweinfurth Art Center is a multi-art center that offers a range of exhibits, classes and programs for all ages throughout the year, located at 205 Genesee Street in Auburn, New York.  The Art Center is open Tuesday- Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm.  For more details about exhibits, classes, programs and the Schweinfurth, please visit or call 315-255-1553.

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