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Cardboard*Con

The World’s Most Affordable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Cardboard Costuming Convention

The 8th Annual Cardboard*Con
will be on Saturday March 4, 2017!!

Our Famous Costume Contest Election Primary

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This year Cardboard*Con's legendary costume contest has been thrown out the window in favor of a sexy cardboard dance contest, sure to be seen around the country when it is broadcast on National Bandstand!!

costume contest

The Robert Gair Memorial Loving Cup

The Cardboard Cup

The Grand Prize Winner of the badly run and extremely confusing Cardboard*Con costume contest will be awarded with the legendary Robert Gair Memorial Loving Cup (referred to more casually as "The Cardboard Cup"). Unlike normal trophies, the winner will keep The Cardboard Cup until a new champion is crowned the following year. As part of Cardboard*Con tradition the winner's name will be permanently inscribed onto the trophy, using permanent marker, and the winner may add tokens of decor to the actual cup. Winners: please try to remember not to throw the cup away before the following year's event.

Past Winners of the cup include:

  • 2013 - Boxzilla
  • 2012 - The Sexy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2016 Winners

  • First Place - TBA
  • Second Place - TBA
  • Third Place - TBA

2015 Winners

  • We
  • Were Honestly
  • Too Busy Drinking to Make Notes - so if you won, let us know

2014 Winners

  • First Place - Spades (Peter Ogilvie)
  • Second Place - We seriously don't remember
  • Third Place - Winebox interfered with note taking. Who won 3rd????

2013 Winners

  • photo of the winners of the 2013 CC Costume Contest
  • First Place - Boxzilla (Lucy Bartash)
  • Second Place - Box Vader (Alfeo Dixon)
  • Third Place - Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Inky & Blinky (Carl Kyle F, Queen Bettina, Mandi & Steven Genova)
  • Honorable Mention - Smartypants (Heather Brown)

2012 Winners

  • photo of the winners of the 2012 CC Costume Contest
  • First Place - Sexy Cardboard Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Carl Kyle F, Queen Bettina, Mandi & Steven Genova)
  • Second Place - Neil Cardstrong (William Buckley)
  • Third Place - 18th Century Cardboard Time Traveler (Scylla Kat)

2011 Winners

  • photo of the winners of the 2011 CC Costume Contest
  • First Place - Fishbowl! (Anji from House Koloth)
  • Second Place - Cardboard Jaffa (Jack, Mike, Jeff, Kevin and Tonya from Timegate)
  • Third Place - "Marvel Girl" - Jenna Hughes

2010 Winners

  • photo of the winners of the 2010 CC Costume Contest
  • Best Costume - "Boxx-Ra, Princess of Power!" (Jessica Lewis)
  • Funniest Costume - "Bad Robox" (Nancy Wall Huber)
  • Best Use of Cardboard - "Cardboard Spaghetti Monster" (Sasha Katz)
  • Most Unseen - "Where's Boxo?" (Kevin Novak)

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