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C2E2 returned to Chicago August 5th-7th and fantastic cosplayers likewise returned to the stage to show their latest creations. In this gallery, we'll highlight some of the entrants and finalists from the qualifier for the 2022 Cosplay Central Crown Championships.
These photos were taken during pre-judging, on stage, and afterwards in our studio by photographer Steve Prue.
The competition at C2E2 took place over 2 rounds - a final U.S.A. regional qualifier and the National final. The winner of the regional qualifier went straight into the Final round to compete against the cosplayers selected at ReedPop shows in 2021: Avera Cosplay, The Honest Cosplayer and Kylander Kouture.
Pro of Pros and Cons cosplay claimed victory in the regional competition and went on to take the overall title! She will fly to London in October 2022 to compete against the selected global finalists. We can't wait!