UChi-Con is a free, one-day anime convention held in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. This cosplay focused event is organized and run by the UChicago Japanese Animation Society.
This is event may be small, but it is popular due to its historically unique locations. The event is held in the Ida Noyes Hall. This 1916, three-story, Neo-Gothic building was designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge. The gorgeous building features fireplaces, a limestone exterior, intricately plastered ceilings, and elaborate wood paneling, which make for some fantastic cosplay photo shoots. The Harper Memorial Building is reminiscent of a castle and has its own unique flair and is also used for many great photos.
There are no celebrity guests – they keep the focus on the cosplayers. There is an artist alley, maid cafe, karaoke, gaming room, anime watching, escape room, and a cosplay contest. This is a great place to have a photo shoot, hang out with friends and meet new cosplayers.
Cosplay photos are provided by a neutral third party with no opinions given on the event. Cosplay photos are provided to highlight the skills and enthusiasm of the photographer and cosplayers. All opinions and facts in the article are by the author.
Jason Carter was on site at UChi-Con this year and generously allowed us to use some of their photos.
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