Celebrating cosplay at West Seattle’s first Dinky Con

(WSB photos)

Even if cosplay (cos = costume) isn’t part of your life, you’ve probably seen cosplayers downtown during big events like SakuraCon. Today, West Seattle has its own cosplayer gathering – the first-ever Dinky Con, happening until 10 pm at Alki Masonic Hall. It’s drawn devoted cosplayers like Mark, cosplaying as Mermaid Man from the longrunning animated series SpongeBob SquarePants“:

He’s one of the judges for the cosplay contest that should have just begun, continuing until about 4. Dinky Con’s director is Carolyn Monk:

She explained in the Dinky Con program, “I made this convention to be an excuse for people to cosplay and i some people come and get to dress up and hang out, I will consider it a success.” Some of that hanging out includes gaming:

Artist Alley is open until 6 pm, with local artists selling “prints, jewelry, keychains, stickers, accessories, and more”:

Also in the hours ahead: A podcast from 4:30 to 5:30, a Smash tournament 5-7 pm, Dungeons and Dragons 5:30-7 pm, closing ceremonies 7-8 pm followed by the Con-closing Dinky Dance 8-10 pm. Tickets are available online or at the door of the hall, which is at 4736 40th SW on the east side of The Junction.

5 Replies to "Celebrating cosplay at West Seattle's first Dinky Con"

  • bmc September 21, 2019 (5:08 pm)

    Cool – looks like fun here in WSeattle : ))

  • Allan September 21, 2019 (7:15 pm)

    Sorry I just heard about it! Looks like a great idea!

  • Raised in WS September 22, 2019 (12:16 am)

    Untitled Goose Game – yes!!!!

  • Chloe North September 24, 2019 (7:16 pm)

    Ay!! Thats me!! (Stripped Socks)Character Im cosplaying is Tsumugi Shirogane from Danganronpa V3

  • coop October 1, 2019 (8:36 am)

    the con was really fun 

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