The Wait Is Over

After much anticipation, we have chosen a winner for our Geek Week contest.

We asked you to send us photos in your best cosplay/costumes and you delivered! The winner was announced yesterday evening.

The Prize

We promised one lucky individual 3-day premier passes to iMagicon in Minot, a 2-night stay at the Grand Hotel, and even restaurant gift cards.


Congratulations are in order. Paige Kihle from Bismarck, is our Grand Prize winner! If you haven't seen it, her costume is incredible!

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She dressed up as Lady Dimitrescu, from Resident Evil. She told me the character is 9' 4" in the series, so it was a challenge figuring out how to make a costume that resembles someone that tall.

"If I were to be that tall, I wouldn't be able to fit through doorways. I ended up wearing stilts, and got myself to 7 feet four inches. It was such a fun time to hear even tall people say that it was weird for them to feel short," said Kihle.

Can you imagine walking around in stilts? I mean, I struggle with heels! While cosplay is something many people do for fun, they're not playing around; putting together these looks takes some real skill.

About The Winner

I asked Paige Kihle what she does outside of the cosplay world, and she told me she works as an administrator at the University of Mary! She said her coworkers have seen pictures of her costumes.

"They think it's insane, but it's something I've been doing for years, and I love it," said Kihle.

If You've Never Heard Of It...

iMagicon is a popular culture convention where the fandoms of North Dakota come together. It's everything from cosplay to sci-fi to gaming! There will be panels, escape rooms, table gaming, and cosplay.

The event is taking place at the end of the month, April 29th-May 1st 2022 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.



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