BeyondCon 2018

February 9-11
Gig Harbor, Washington

Sponsored by the Beyond Reality Costumers Guild


BeyondCon is a costuming relaxacon where you can learn new costuming techniques and ideas, share techniques and tips you have learned, and meet and mingle with others who share your passion for costuming.

Participate in panels and workshops on a variety of useful topics. Look for demos, discussions, hands-on panels and a private hospitality suite where you can talk with other costumers, relax, and further enjoy your convention experience!


Please take a gander at our Panel Grid and Panel List

The theme for BeyondCon 2018 is “More is More” - Embracing the Theatrical Side of Costuming. This year, we are going big before we go home because nothing exceeds like excess! Pile on the rhinestones, stack up the trim, break out the bright colors, wave your worbla, and proudly dazzle the mundanes - that is what More is More is all about!

The current lineup of classes and panels include:

For the historical re-enactor or period costumer
“Putting the Hustle into Your Bustle(gown)"
A comparative review of period patterns – which lines are good and which companies to avoid (and how to scale them up or down) Traditional Japanese Shibori technique.

For the cosplayer (or any costumers who want to broaden their skills):

"Intro to thermal plastics, resins, and foam smithing"
"Shortcuts in anime pattern making and painting"
"Weathering your character’s armor and costume"

We typically run two or three tracks of programming at a time, so there is always a lot to see and learn at BeyondCon. If you have a panel or workshop you would like to share at BeyondCon 2018, contact the head of programming, Richard Stephens at to share your ideas and information.

The programming team is putting together a great multi track of classes, demos, and hands on workshops. Check back for more updates on the programming line-up of guest speakers and scheduled classes.

Past Programs


Preregistration ends February 1st, 2018.

BRCG Member rate $37 (For more information becoming a BRCG member, visit the BRCG website membership page.)
We are pleased to announce that we are extending the BRCG member rate to members of other ICG Guilds. Please note which guild you are a member of when submitting your registration.
Non Member rate $40
There is a special $15 'Significant other' rate for spouses and such who may want to join in the fun but not attend panels.

Make checks payable to the BRCG and mail to:

BeyondCon 2018
c/o Kier, Treasurer
Beyond Reality Costumers Guild
1233 S Jackson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98465

You can submit your registration via PayPal:

Enter the number of memberships in each category and click the Total button.

  Member ships at the BRCG member rate
  Memberships at the Non BRCG member rate
  Significant others (will not attend panels or workshops)


Inn at Gig Harbor
Room Rate: $129 single/double occupancy.
$15 each additional person.
Note: There is an additional 13.5% hotel tax.

To receive the BRCG room rate, you must call hotel to make your room reservations Call 1-800-795-9980 or 253-858-1111 and request the special rate for BeyondCon 2018.

3211 56th St. NW
Gig Harbor, WA

Toll Free: (800) 795-9980
Local Phone: (253) 858-1111
Fax: (253) 851-5402