World Champion Of Cosplay Named At C2E2 Crown Championships Of Cosplay Competition

C2E2 Press Release

April 23, 2017

Okkido Cosplay from Hungary Appeared as Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Takes Home Crown During Final Stop of 2017 Global Championships of Cosplay

CHICAGO – April 23, 2017 – In front of a packed crowd of super fans, cosplay enthusiasts and celebrity judges on Saturday night, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, named the winner of the 2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the final stop of the 2017 Global Championships of Cosplay competition circuit.  Okkido Cosplay from Hungary dressed as Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor wowed the audience and judges as she claimed the top prize. She had previously won the Vienna Comic Con.

Runner-ups Erika Jean Garbin (dressed as Astalos Female Gunner) and Brittani Ginoza (dressed as Blood Elf Priest), who was the C2E2 local champion, split $10,000 in cash and prizes with the winner. Thousands of C2E2 fans watched in person while others from around the world tuned in via the official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers as they vied for the Crown. Competitors battled in front of celebrity judges – Ivy Doomkitty, Holly Conrad, Adam Middleton and Christian Beckman.

“The Crown Championships of Cosplay is the ultimate celebration and recognition of the growing cosplay community. It is absolutely astounding to see the creativity and skill on display at this event every year,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. “This event is a culmination of a year of events produced across several ReedPOP shows and is really the best forum to showcase the amazing talent out there.” 

About ReedPOP

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (

About C2E2:

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest, spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph Sessions and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite Creators and Celebrities and delivers a weekend of pop culture and fandom in downtown Chicago. This year’s show features top exhibitors and blockbuster talent from all different realms of the pop culture universe including Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard, Mike Colter from Luke Cage, The Walking Dead’s Michael Cudlitz, Marvel legend Stan Lee and others. C2E2 is also home to the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the world’s biggest and most prestigious costume contest with a $10,000 prize.