Greenville Shrine Club & Event Center | 119 Beverly Rd | South Carolina
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2019 Cosplay Contest – Upstate POP Expo

4 levels in the contest on Sunday.

Sign ups for the contest will be all-day Saturday and till Noon on Sunday. The sign up table will be located outside the main panel room. The contest is free to enter but you will need a valid show wristband to participate.

There are four levels in the cosplay contest for participants to choose from: Handmade, Adult Master, Adult Novice, and Kids.

Pre-Judging will be on Sunday 1pm-3pm, with the final part continuing till winners announced.

Our cosplay contest is organized and run by Misty Yates and Sadie Waycaster.


  • Handmade: Time to be announced soon
  • Adult Master (75% of costume made by wearer): Time to be announced soon
  •  Adult Novice: Time to be announced soon
  •  Kids (aged 12 & under): Time to be announced soon

Prizes will be awarded at:
Sunday: Time to be announced on soon


The Cosplay organizers/juges are:

Sadie WaycasterCo-organizer/Judge
Sadie Waycaster
Co-organizer/Judge

Engineer by Day. Superhero by Night. Most widely known for her sewing skills, 
Sadie is an award winning and published cosplayer located in South Carolina. 
Her extensive costume portfolio includes multi-fandoms, and her most recent 
work includes Disney’s Briar Rose (pictured), Marvel’s Gwenom, and an original 
pinup design based on The Little Mermaid. She also enjoys volunteering as a 
superhero with local team SC Upstate Heroes as well as blogging and vlogging 
in order to share her knowledge and adventures in costume design with others. 

David HillmerJudge
David Hillmer
Judge

South Carolina based prop-maker and foamsmith David, better known as 
NoSpaceship, has been cosplaying since 2015. He is pictured here from one of 
his most recent armor builds as Ryo of the Wildfire from Ronin Warriors. 
He has multiple other notable armor builds under his belt including, but not 
limited to, Blizzard Overwatch’ McCree, Rick and Morty’s purge armor, and 
his wife’s, Lady Kitz Cosplay, Blizzard Overwatch’s Brigitte. He has recently 
started sharing his talent through creative live streaming, and has grown 
to Twitch Affiliate.

Misty YatesCo-organizer/Judge
Misty Yates
Co-organizer/Judge

Misty has been cosplaying for over 8 years. She began as an amateur and 
worked up to designing and constructing her own costumes and props. She has 
competed several times with many awards including Best in Show. She now lends her knowledge and expertise as a cosplay judge around the southeast Comicons.