Hey there, fellow geeks and cosplayers! My name is Emily, and I’m an LGBTQAI+ analyst at All Ages of Geek, as well as a beta-reader for the beautiful visual novel, “I Married a Monster on a Hill.” I’m here to talk to you about something that’s near and dear to my heart: the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the world of cosplay contests.

First things first be sure to enter the All Ages of Geek + “I Married a Monster on a Hill” first ever Cosplay Contest. There are tons of characters to choose from and we encourage everyone to enter. More info here on this tweet!


Let’s Get Passionate About Cosplay and Diversity

Cosplay is a fantastic way for us to express our love for the characters and stories that mean the world to us. It’s a beautiful melting pot of creativity, talent, and community spirit, allowing us to connect with others who share our passions. But to truly celebrate this unique art form, we need to embrace and encourage diversity and inclusivity within our cosplay contests and events.

As an LGBTQAI+ analyst, I’ve seen firsthand how vital it is for everyone to feel welcome and represented in the cosplay community. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, and it’s this very diversity that makes cosplay such a rich and vibrant tapestry.

Our Vision for the Future: More Diverse and Inclusive Cosplay Contests

At All Ages of Geek and “I Married a Monster on a Hill,” we’re committed to championing diversity in cosplay. We believe that by organizing more inclusive contests and events, we can help break down barriers, foster understanding, and create a more welcoming environment for everyone.

Our current collaboration – an exciting and inclusive cosplay contest featuring our original characters (OCs) – is just the beginning. In the future, we want to hold even more contests that celebrate the full spectrum of cosplayers, from BIPOC to LGBTQAI+ individuals and beyond.

Why does this matter? Because everyone should have the opportunity to share their love for their favorite characters, stories, and universes without fear of judgment or exclusion. By promoting diversity and inclusivity in cosplay contests, we can inspire a new generation of cosplayers to express themselves with pride and confidence.

Let’s Make It Happen: Join Us in Championing Diversity and Inclusivity

We’re incredibly passionate about creating a brighter, more diverse future for the world of cosplay contests, and we know we can’t do it alone. So, we’re inviting you – yes, you! – to join us in this mission.

If you’re a fellow cosplayer, event organizer, or just someone who cares deeply about diversity and inclusivity, we encourage you to support and participate in contests and events that embrace these values. Share your ideas, experiences, and stories with the community. Together, we can make a real difference.

And don’t forget to join our current All Ages of Geek and “I Married a Monster on a Hill” cosplay contest! It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your creativity and passion while supporting a more inclusive cosplay community. Remember, we’re all in this together, and every single one of us has the power to create a more diverse and welcoming future for cosplay contests.

Let’s Keep the Passion Alive

Cosplay is a beautiful, unique, and powerful form of self-expression that connects us all, regardless of our backgrounds or experiences. By championing diversity and inclusivity in cosplay contests, we can ensure that everyone has the opportunity to share their love for the characters and stories that matter most to them.

So, let’s keep the passion alive, my fellow geeks and cosplayers! Let’s work together to create a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone in the cosplay community and let’s make it a future that we can all be proud of.

Get Involved: Ways to Support Diversity and Inclusivity in Cosplay Contests

To truly make a difference, we need to get involved and actively support diversity and inclusivity in the cosplay community. Here are some ways you can help:

  1. Support and participate in diverse and inclusive cosplay contests, like our current collaboration between All Ages of Geek and “I Married a Monster on a Hill.”
  2. Encourage event organizers to prioritize diversity and inclusivity in their cosplay contests and events, whether it’s through panel discussions, workshops, or by inviting diverse judges and guests.
  3. Share your own experiences and ideas for promoting diversity and inclusivity in cosplay contests on social media, and connect with others who share your passion.
  4. Offer mentorship and support to new and aspiring cosplayers from diverse backgrounds, helping them to build confidence and feel welcome in the community.
  5. Advocate for the creation of safe spaces at conventions and events, where cosplayers of all backgrounds can come together, connect, and celebrate their love for cosplay without fear of discrimination or harassment.

Remember, change starts with us, and we can all play a part in creating a more diverse and inclusive future for the world of cosplay contests.

Final Thoughts: A Future Worth Fighting For

As we continue to push for more diverse and inclusive cosplay contests and events, we can look forward to a future where everyone – regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other aspect of their identity – can come together to celebrate their love for cosplay. We’ll create a community that truly embraces the unique talents, perspectives, and experiences that each individual brings to the table.

Together, we can create a future where everyone can proudly wear their favorite characters’ costumes and share their passion with the world, knowing that they are welcomed, valued, and celebrated for who they are.

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work, my fellow geeks and cosplayers! The future of cosplay contests is in our hands, and it’s a future that’s worth fighting for. Let’s show the world that diversity and inclusivity are not just buzzwords – they’re the keys to a more vibrant, creative, and passionate cosplay community.