The Cospys 2015

December 14, 2015


Last Thursday, December 10, 2015 Chicago cosplay group, We Are Cosplay, held the 2nd Annual Member Appreciation Night called The Cospys. It's a night were the group honor their members for a fantastic year that they have showcasing their talents as well as giving back to the community. 


Now just in case you're not familiar with the We Are Cosplay group, they are very well known not just for their high-quality and creative cosplays, but also known to participate in a lot of charity events in the area.


One in particular that they were recently given accolades for was the Make A Wish event  back in October 10, 2015 were a young boy named Eric was transformed into a superhero called Blue Steel. Here's a video from that event from We Are Cosplay-




A member from We Are Cosplay also made the costume that Eric wore during the event. 


Events like these are the reason which makes We Are Cosplay unique compared to any other cosplay group in the country - they go above and beyond just "dressing up", And this night highlights all the hard work everyone has put in for the year.


Check out these pictures from the openning ceremonies -







Photo by Jonnie Lee



Photo by Ronald Ladao



Photo by Ronald Ladao



Photo by Jonnie Lee


Photo by Jonnie Lee





And of course no awarding event would be complete until you enter the red carpet, complete with paparazzi! 


Photo by Jonnie Lee


Photo by Jonnie Lee



Photo by Jonnie Lee



Photo by Jonnie Lee


Photo by Jonnie Lee


Photo by Jonnie Lee


Photo by Jonnie Lee


Photo by Jonnie Lee




Photo by Jonnie Lee



Above is the picture of the hosts for the evening - Paul Heid, Angelique Starr Rickhoff and Nyq Bonaventura.



Now, on to the award ceremony! The awards was held at the Hollywood Palms Cinema.


 Photo by Jonnie Lee




 Video by We Are Cosplay




Here are the awards and the winners for each category:


Most Event Attended



Winner: Joseph Lim






Best Prop 

Props are key to any great cosplay. 

Winner: James Wulfgar 

James couldn't make it to the show, but he sent them a video thanking everyone who voted for him








Best Makeup

Sponsored by the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce

 Winner: Luisa Gonzalez









Most Charitable 


Winner: John Kohler 




Top Fundraiser Event Winner (Sponsored by Solstice Mobile): Chrystine Shelton






Best Picture

Cosplay is not just about cosplayers. 


Winner: Ron Ladao









Most Supportive Member

We'd like to recognize the nominees for Most Supportive for being champions of our brand and values.

Winner: Scott Whipple









Best Original Character

The nominees for Best Original Character have taken a creative spin with original character creations.

Winner: Claire Rogoski






Best Group Cosplay 

Sponsored by ReedPOP/C2E2


Putting together a cohesive cosplay group can be like herding cats. Kudos to the Best Group nominees.

Winner: Space Balls Group







Most Accurate Replica

Most Accurate Replica is the award for jaw-dropping attention to detail.



Winner: Lisa Hale 










Best Performance 

Sponsored by: Count-I-Con


The nominees for Best Performance remind us of the difference between "cosplay" and merely a "costume".


Winner: Rudy Hernandez








Members Choice

These Member's Choice nominees embody what it means to be a contributing cosplay community member. 



Winner: Scott Whipple







 Congratulations to this year's winners! 









There are more pictures from the event at the We Are Cosplay Facebook Page


Stay tuned on what these awesome geeks have in store for next year!








Please reload

So grateful for _c2e2 featuring _paralum (1).png

The Bloody Man is a Must-See for 80s Horror Fans

August 5, 2020

Film Review: 'Zeta' an interesting but mixed bag

August 3, 2020

Gen Con Goes Online for a Subdued, but Fun Experience

August 2, 2020

VIRTUAL COSPLAY CONTEST ALERT! Use Items Around Your House and Create the Ultimate Cosplay

July 31, 2020

Animal World War Kickstarter Now Live

July 24, 2020

Please reload

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • Vimeo Social Icon
  • SnapChat-Logo-3 (1)

Disclaimer: Some of the links on this website are affiliate links. Meaning at no additional cost to you, we earn commission for clicking through and making a purchase to links that we provide. Thank you very much for your support!

© 2015 by "Geeks A Gogo".