2023 COSPLAY CONTEST
Announcing the 2023 Cosplay Contest.
For 2023 NEO Will be bringing back the cosplay contest which will include cash prizes in multiple categories including; Best In Show & Top prizes in the Youth and Adult Categories.
This will be a chance to show off your costuming skills, have photo ops with one of the Cosplay Groups and experience the fun and excitement of being part of the Cosplay Community.
Stay tuned for more
See you on Sunday
Note: As we have in the past, NEO wants to provide a safe zone for cosplayers. We also ask for consideration for our vendors when taking pictures on our crowded show floor.
Check Out past events.
Cosplay Guest Announcement:
On the heels of our Cosplay announcement, we are so jazzed to welcome back one of our earliest supporters.
Two words - “World Class”! Please be excited as we are!!
See bio below:
Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio.
A current decorated 24 year Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012. Having created over 350 costumes, Michael is an award winning cosplayer with many of his creations being praised and displayed on numerous platforms in print and online. Michael is noted as one of the most influential and diverse male cosplayers in the world. Along with judging cosplay contests Michael often hosts cosplay panels and workshops at conventions showcasing the creative, positive, inspiring and supportive side of cosplay.
Having a love for acting and stunt work, Michael has worked on several Hollywood comic book movie productions. Michael was also an alternate for the 2006 reality show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” hosted by Stan Lee. Michael has worked on and has been featured in several fan films and productions such as the popular YouTube series “MAN AT ARMS: Reforged”. Michael is also a spokesperson for FX latex product, Zombie-Skin. In 2022 the word “Knightmage” was added to Urban Dictionary describing some of the many positive cosplay philosophies that Michael holds along with others in the cosplay community.
Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, Michael most often uses his costuming by bringing awareness and participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups all over the United States such as “The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers, Costumers with a Cause and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio and Heroic Inner Kids”. Michael often works closely with charity organizations as a sponsor and has partnered with over 200 various organizations around the world to fundraise and bring awareness to these organizations. Michael has received numerous awards for his charitable deeds including the “’Outstanding Service Award” from Credit Where Credit Is Due, the CosBravo Award and most notably the “Presidential Volunteers Award” from President Barack Obama and the White House.
If you wish, become a fan at www.Facebook.com/Knightmage1 and follow on Twitter @Knightmage and Instagram @Knightmage100
Previous Cosplay Contest
The absolutely amazing Rubber City Cosplay hosted our our annual cosplay contest.
See some of great cosplay groups below
RUBBER CITY COSPLAY
Rubber City Cosplay is an all-volunteer group whose mission is to celebrate the positivity of cosplay & pop culture. They aim to promote a fun & safe environment through the operation of their free photo booth at any & all events they attend.
SUPERHEROES TO KIDS IN OHIO
Superheroes are HERE, in Ohio! They’re your friendly, neighborhood, non-profit charity organization - Super Heroes To Kids In Ohio! ‘Come meet The Avengers, The Justice League & all of your favorite heroes! They give out photo-ops – including with the S.H.I.E.L.D. SUV - gifts, comics, prizes & smiles! Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio was founded in 2010 by Executive Director, Brian Chulik & Co-Founders Scott Smith & Jimmy Myers & is an organization of humanitarians, philanthropists & charitable volunteers from all walks of life, whose sole mission is to spread goodwill by simple acts of kindness!
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Due to unforeseen, unfortunate events - Some guests & scheduled events may have to be altered & even canceled. N.E.O. Comic Con sincerely apologizes in advance. N.E.O. strongly suggests one keep checking back to this website or its Facebook page for updates.
Thank You To NEO Attendees Who Came In Costume & Cosplayers For Turning NEO 2017 Into A Comic Book / Cartoon / Anime / Sci-Fi & Horror Movie/TV Show Come To Life!
Everyone Looks Like They Had A Lot Of Fun!
Check Out The NEO Comic Con 2017: Cosplay Music Video!
Courtesy Of Randall Lingenfelter