Fantasticon draws thousands to Seagate Center over weekend

Fantasticon wrapped up Sunday with a costume contest (WNWO).

The dedication is real. For the couple thousand attendees of this year's Fantasticon, countless hours went into preparing for it.

"The beard is partial clip on, so it's got elastic where I clip it on behind my ears. Then, it's full facial, moustache," said Rachel Watson.

Fantasticon has wrapped up after another year in Toledo.

Heroes and villains alike came out to the Seagate Center this weekend to buy memorabilia, show their skills in nerd trivia, and get creative in this year's Cosplay Costume Contest.

Last year's winner, Carrie York, was back to defend her crown. She placed second this year.

"It's a lot of fun. It's great just being in a community of people who are interested in the same things you are."

The Cosplay contest wrapped up this year's Fantasticon.

Taking home first place was a combination outfit that featured Guardians of the Galaxy's Yondu and Mary Poppins.

With Season 6, Episode 17 complete, Fantasticon believes the future is bright for the event.

"I'm convinced that somewhere in this room there's a kid that's going to turn pro someday, because it happens all the time. Right here in Toledo, there's a kid in this room right now that's going to be a full blown comic professional some day," declared Promoter, Marty Hirchak.

Next up for Fantasticon is the Bluewater International Comic-Con in Port Huron on April 14th. They will be in Toledo around this same time, next year.

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