Cos & Effect 2011 – Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff

We’re excited to announce that there will be a Camilla d’Errico Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff as part of Cos & Effect 2011, hosted at the University of British Columbia from August 13 & 14th! Tickets are $20 at the door, or can be purchased online after creating an account. If you’re in the Vancouver area, you can also buy tickets in person at Metropolis Comics and Toys, Sakura Media, or Gamedeals.

The Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff will be held on Sunday, August 14th, most likely at Noon sharp, but the time may change. We’ll be sure to let you know the exact time as we get closer to the date. Since we know it takes a good deal of planning and effort to make a costume, we wanted to give you a heads up with all the details, plus show some examples of previous cosplayers. (Click on any of the photos for a larger view!)


This photo come from a Flickr set of other Helmetgirl costplay!


From a Halloween Costume blog last year!


You can see more examples of Xiomara on!


Xiomara was part of a larger group for the contest last year at DragonCon!


This was from CCEE just last weekend!


This Bird’s Nest costume was from A-Kon and part of Cosplay in America!

The IRL Events website has a special forum section for information about the show, and a place for people to talk about their projects and get tips from fellow cosplayers. Camilla has posted her own thread about the Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff, and maps, panels, and other retailer information can be found here.

Camilla will be attending Cos & Effect in person, plus there will be a table set up to purchase several items, like prints, books, t-shirts, and bags. As well, there will prizes for the Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff, including an original piece of Camilla d’Errico art! More details about the prizes as we get closer to the event.

If you’re thinking of attending, please RSVP and spread the word! And if you need inspiration, we’ve set up an entire gallery on Facebook you can browse, or view all seventeen of original paintings on this site. Finally, if you’re looking for help, visit, plus there’s a fantastic costume retailer in Canada called BooLaLa that has lots of great steam punk items you can use as the foundation for your project.

Hope to see you at the event! ^.^

P.S. – Sky Pirates of Neo Terra is now available through ComiXology on the iPhone and iPad!

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