Carley Winn loves cosplay, and especially cosplaying Harley Quinn, and has been doing so since 1998. She has over forty versions of this character alone. She is a long time comic book fan of everything from Batman to X-Men. She also is very knowledgeable of retro video games and table tops, and has helped run several LARPs. Carley was mostly self taught with help from Gosu Loli magazine, which she discovered while studying in Japan. This led her to sewing Lolita fashion, and through cosplay she has made everything from ball gowns to battle wear. What she loves most about cosplaying is doing so with others and for charitable causes.
As a member of Heroes for Hire, a cosplay charity group, she helps raise needed funds for charities. She is also on the board of directors for Circus Complex, a nonprofit circus arts school in Newton.
She will be hosting the Kids Cosplay Parade: All kids dressed in costume parade around the show to the applause of the spectators. At 1pm on Saturday, and again at the same bat time on Sunday Cosplay Costume Contest – $100 in cash Prizes, chosen by Cosplay Judges Chelsea Brickham and Carley Winn Cosplay, based on originality, craft skills, and audience reaction!
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. – Carl Sagan
What is Cosplay?
The Japanese term, Kosupure, anglicized as Cosplay, is a portmanteau of the English words costume play. The creation of the term is often attributed to Nobuyuki Takahashi of Studio Hard, who may have coined the word after attending the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Los Angeles, California. Cosplay is a performance art in which the participants dress in costumes and make-up, representing characters from anime, video games, television and film. In addition to creating authentic costumes, the cosplayers also act in character and are usually subject matter experts on the characters they are replicating. https://libguides.lib.umt.edu/cosplay
Want to participate? You can!
Think you have the next great character for a series for Books, Comics, Graphic Novels, Movies or Television? This is the place to show your vision!
Show us your cosplay creations and win great prizes! Contests are all held on both days. Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 PM with $100 Cash Prize Each Day!
And remember – Friday July 1st 8 – 10 pm Cosplay Karaoke! Join Cowboy Mach Bell, lead singer of Joe Perry Project and author of two Rock n Roll Biographies.
Cosplay Karaoke! Included in Friday or Weekend admission. FREE admission Friday July 1st at 7:00 PM for those arriving IN COSTUME.
Kids Cosplay Parade Sat. & Sun. at 12 noon.
About the Collectibles Extravaganza Show & Sale – July 1-3, 2022 – See Schedule for times & changes
Cast Reunion – ZOOM PBS-TV show – Bernadette Yao, Joe Shrand, Kenny Pires, Maura Mullaney, Nancy Walker
Cosplay Costume Contest: $100 in cash Prizes, chosen by Cosplay Judges Chelsea Brickham and Carley Winn Cosplay based on originality, craft skills and Audience reaction.
Kids Cosplay Parade: All kids dressed in costume parade around the show to the applause of the spectators, led by Carley!
Concert after-parties included in admission:
Cosplay Karaoke with Cowboy Mach Bell (Joe Perry Project)
Friday July 1st – 8:00 – 10:30 pm – FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT AfterParty – Cosplay Karaoke, Hosted by Cowboy MACH BELL sing with a star on the main stage, Included in Friday admission, Weekend pass, VIPs, Exhibitors, Hotel Guests booked using our code, Free Admission to anyone arriving after 7:00 pm in COSTUME, 12 year old+ admitted with adult supervision, Adult beverages with ID Fri. 8:00-10:00 pm
Saturday July 2nd – 8:00 – 10:00 pm – Sal Baglio ROCKHOUSE (The Stompers, Amplifier Heads), Opening Act Charlie Farren (Balloon, The Joe Perry Project, The Enemy, Farrenheit, Farren Butcher)!
Cosplay activities, photo ops, panels and presentations all weekend, with Chelsea Brickham and Carley Winn Cosplay!
Friday July 1, vendors and artists will be open from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 3:00 pm.
Saturday July 2, vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am.
Sunday July 3, vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am
Antique & Collectible Toys • Comic Books • Action Figures • Funko Pops • Art • Vintage Vinyl Records • Books • Collectibles • Magazines • Memorabilia • Video Games • Star Wars • G.I. Joe • Transformers • Ghostbusters • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles • Pokémon • My Little Pony • DC Comics • Batman • Superman • Wonder Woman • Teen Titans • Marvel Universe • Avengers • Spider-Man • Dr. Strange • Sports & Non Sports Game & Trading Cards • Card Games • Diecast Vehicles • Tonka • Hot Wheels • Matchbox • Nascar • Monsters • Sci-Fi • Fantasy • Horror • Ephemera • Figurines • Limited Editions • Posters • Graphic Novels
Boxboro Regency Hotel: Stay for a day or the full weekend and enjoy the perfect 4th of July family getaway!
Stay for a day or the full weekend and enjoy the perfect 4th of July family getaway! Rooms are designed to provide the utmost comfort during your stay. Family Friendly. Mention the Collectibles Extravaganza & Save! Great Location and Spacious Suites. Amenities for overnight guests: Pool, Fitness Center.
Enjoy the Collectibles Extravaganza Show & Sale and an onsite, full-service restaurant and bar. Enjoy a rejuvenating swim in our indoor pool located in our expansive courtyard. Relax in our indoor tropical atrium. All this and more awaits you at Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center. There are many enjoyable restaurants near our hotel, we are pleased to offer guests delicious onsite dining options. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our casual Minuteman Grille American, a classic family friendly pub. You can also enjoy a delicious meal served directly to your room. Call And Ask for the Collectibles Extravaganza Rate $99.00 + tax per night.
Each Room Night booked includes One Free Weekend VIP Ticket.