Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2016

Update 1/23/2017: Looking for 2017 convention information? Check out “Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2017!”

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for 2016 Cosplay planning! There’s not much going on in these short, cold days of Minnesota winter—but come March, cosplay-friendly Minnesota conventions will already be starting up. Here’s a helpful list of conventions in Minnesota you might be interested in visiting and cosplaying at this year. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website, which will have the most up-to-date information on dates, registration prices, guest appearances, things to do while at the convention, and more.

Cosplayers at a convention

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March

MarsCon (March 4–6, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Sci-fi, fantasy

Minicon (March 25–27, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Sci-fi, fantasy

April

ComicCard (April 16, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Collectibles

Anime Detour (April 22–24, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Anime, manga, gaming

May

Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis (May 6–8, 2016)
Minneapolis, MN
Theme: Comics, superheroes, TV/movie fandom

AniMinneapolis (May 6–8, 2016)
Minneapolis, MN
Theme: Anime, video games

MSP ComiCon (formerly SpringCon) (May 14–15, 2016)
Roseville, MN
Theme: Comics

MantiCon (May 27–29, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Military sci-fi & fantasy

June

CONsole Room (June 3–5, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Doctor Who 

2D Con (Digital Destruction) (June 3–5, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Gaming

Con-Sarnit (June 7–8, 2016)
St. Paul, MN
Theme: Western

Berserkon (date TBA)
Duluth, MN
Theme: Gaming

MLP-MSP (June 10–12, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: My Little Pony

CONvergence (June 30–July 3, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Sci-fi, fantasy

July

Diversicon (July 29–31, 2016)
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Theme: Sci-fi, diversity

August

Supernatural Official Convention (August 12—14, 2016)
Minneapolis, MN
Theme: Supernatural

September

MetaCon (date TBA)
Minneapolis, MN
Theme: Sci-fi, anime

Furry Migration (September 9—11, 2016)
Minneapolis, MN
Theme: Furries

October

Fall ComiCon (formerly FallCon) (October 8, 2016)
Roseville, MN
Theme: Comics

Anime Fusion (date TBA)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Anime

Crypticon (October 14–16, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Horror, sci-fi

Arcana (October 21–23, 2016)
St. Paul, MN
Theme: Horror, dark fantasy

PokéCon (October 29–30, 2016)
Saint Louis Park, MN
Theme: Pokémon

November

Gamer’s Rhapsody (date TBA)
Location TBA
Theme: Video game music

Tol-Con (November 4–6, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: J. R. R. Tolkien fandom

ComicCard (November 5, 2016)
Bloomington, MN
Theme: Collectibles

Other Events

Conventions aren’t the only places to cosplay! There are a number of other costume-friendly events in Minnesota, including:

So, is your 2016 cosplay calendar full now? Do you have enough time to get your sewing done, wigs styled, and props built? Of course you do—the year has just begun! And if all of this still isn’t enough for you, trust us when we say there are plenty of other conventions in neighboring states and all over the world. So we’re sure that you’ll find enough for your liking.

We hope to see you at one of these cons in 2016! And of course, if we missed any, please let us know in the comments so we can add them to our list. (You might also want to make sure to add them to our free community calendar.)

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