It’s time for your monthly round-up of costume events in the LA area! With Halloween approaching, the number of chances for you to have some fun in costume is increasing! We;ve gathered some information on a few of the coolest events happening this month!
Long Beach Comic Con– September 8th and 9th, Long Beach Convention Center
One of the smaller cons in LA county, Long Beach Comic Con is perfect for getting up close and personal with your industry favorites! This annual con is a celebration of all things comic book and pop culture related. But don’t worry, you’ll find loads to do at this small con. Head to a panel, autograph signing, or watch the cosplay contest! Walk the convention floor for rows and rows of cool merch and fan art to buy. Or walk downtown for a nerd takeover at one of Long Beach’s many bars and restaurants! Complete the experience by attending the event in cosplay!
NerdBot Con– September 22nd, Pasadena Convention Center
NerdBot con may be a young convention but it doesn’t fall short when it comes to fun! This small con was created by NerdBot Media, a company known for nerd meetups and events throughout Southern California. Going on it’s 3rd year, NerdBot Con prides itself in being an alternative to big corporate conventions with expensive tickets and long lines. At this con you’ll find cosplay contests, nerd karaoke, celebrity guests, over 120 vendors, and even a NERF zombie shootout! Grab a costume and join the fun!
Oktoberfest- September 22nd- October 7th, Multiple Locations
It’s isn’t October yet, but Oktoberfest starts this month! Break out your Lederhosen and Dirndls for two weeks of boozy fun! If you like cultural celebrations that include the chicken dance and international beers, you’ll have loads of fun! This event, based in Munich, has become a worldwide phenomenon with events held in cities all over the world! Discover new lagers, eat some Bavarian food, and dance to both traditional and current popular music!
Wasteland Weekend– September 26th-29th, Edwards, CA
Wasteland Weekend is nothing like your average desert festival. This 4 day post-apocalyptic event attracts thousands of people from all over the world to the middle of the California desert to live out fantasies from Mad Max and other post-apocalyptic films and games! Wasteland Weekend attendees are fully immersed in a world straight out of a movie or video game. Costumes are required and even your campsite must look the part! Over the course of the weekend you’ll experience concerts, games, post-apocalyptic vehicle races and car shows, performances, Mad Max Thunderdome-esque fights, and even a market for all your wasteland needs.
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