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KSL: Photos: Cosplayers dress up as pop culture characters at FanX 2019

KSL: Photos: Cosplayers dress up as pop culture characters at FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention was back for its fall event last weekend, and cosplay was bigger than ever. Cosplay, short for "costume play," was once considered an activity for geeks. Cosplayers would come to conventions in handmade costumes, celebrating their favorite comics and video games. Others would look at them, amused at the out-of-season Halloween parade. Now, cosplay is enjoyed by everyone. There are still hardcore cosplayers who dazzle everyone with larger-than-life costumes that include intricate details they spend months putting together. For ...
Salt Lake Magazine: Cosplay at FanX Fall 2019

Salt Lake Magazine: Cosplay at FanX Fall 2019

(Salt Lake Magazine) At every FanX (Salt Lake City’s biggest geek event), you’ll find thousands of fans who cosplay (short for costume play) as their favorite characters from anime, comic books, movies and more. Whether their costumes are store-bought or handcrafted, those who cosplay at FanX have one major thing in common: passion for the story. Cosplay at the fall 2019 FanX, held Sept. 5–7, didn’t disappoint(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: Photos: Day 2 of FanX 2019

KUTV: Photos: Day 2 of FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The halls at FanX in the Salt Palace Convention Center were all abuzz Friday: Tom Holland was in the house. People nearly hyperventilating with excitement, and with photos, were circulating. Holland wasn't the only celebrity fans were delighted to welcome to Utah, but he was probably the most high profile. Meanwhile cosplayers circulated, panels were packed and the dealer's floor was a doing its business. Enjoy our gallery of photos and contribute your own(...) VIEW GALLERY & READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: Photos: Day 1 of FanX 2019

KUTV: Photos: Day 1 of FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — One of Utah's biggest events raised its curtain Thursday, for a three-day celebration of popular culture. The annual convention returns to Salt Lake City with a list of stars, including John Rhys-Davies who opened the main stage in the Grand Ballroom with a sizzle reel and stories of his work on "Lord of the Rings" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." KUTV will be at the event with staffers helping or participating in panels and presentations and taking video and photos. Readers are encouraged to submit photos by clicking on the gallery below. Earlier Thursday, ...
SL TRIB: FanX rolls out Salt Lake City red carpet for celebrities who enjoy an ‘extra kind of fun’ hanging out with fans

SL TRIB: FanX rolls out Salt Lake City red carpet for celebrities who enjoy an ‘extra kind of fun’ hanging out with fans

(Salt Lake Tribune)Fans may not know Charles Martinet’s face, but they know his voice. “Oh, it’s a-me, Mario!” Martinet said to a crowd gathered for the red carpet kickoff to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention’s fall 2019 edition, which began Thursday at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Martinet punctuated his words with a little leap and a triumphant fist in the air, copying the signature move of the Nintendo video game icon whose voice the actor has supplied for 28 years(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   

ABC4: Vote your favorite person into the Cosplay Hall of Fame at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

(ABC 4 Utah) Ro Malaga, FanX® Producer, joined Nicea DeGering, to talk about all things Cosplay at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Since its inception, FanX has strongly been committed to supporting the cosplay community. FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ honors cosplayers who not only exhibit exceptional talent at their craf, but also give back to the community. It takes hours of work to create their stunning outfits. Then, they go the extra mile for charity work and helping in ways that only they can. They are part of the FanX® family and have welcomed them into the Cosplay Hall of ...
Cosplay Contest Info

Cosplay Contest Info

Calling all cosplayers and creators! This is the official rule set for the 2023 FanX® Cosplay Contest. This will give you all the information as to how our contest works, as well as some frequently asked questions at the end.

From Fantasy Film to Tights: 4 Fairy Wing Tutorials for All Levels

By Ashley Hasna   Tinkerbell, Crysta, Navi, and of course the newly reimagined Maleficent may exist in different realms, but they have one thing in common: fairy blood. Despite their diverse colors, sizes, and wings, each of these characters are considered fairies. Although small finger-sized creatures immediately come to mind, fairies can be the size of a full-grown human. (Not to be confused with angels—think more of a Fairy Godmother figure.) And like fae folks’ sizes, their mode of transportation is as distinctive as they are. Just like people, fairy wings are all different. ...

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