Arts & Culture

5th Annual Comic Con Parade and Contest at Faneuil Hall

From left to right: 1st place Dragon Slayer, 3rd place Allura, 2nd place Jack Frost, and youth prize Bat Girl.
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This week, Boston was visited by a number of characters from movies, video games, and comics. The 5th annual Boston Comic Con Parade and contest was held on Thursday, August 3rd at Faneuil Hall. The event is a preview of what is to come on August 11th – 13th when Boston Comic Con takes place.

Twelve different entrants showed off their costumes, or cosplays, for the contest and parade. Characters from Star Wars, Frozen, Spider Man, and Batman made appearances, just to name a few. Before the costumes were judged, the cosplayers paraded around Faneuil Hall. Three prizes for adults and one prize for kids were awarded to the winners of the costume contest.

  • 1st Prize: Nicholas Melendez (Dragon Slayer from Dark Souls) – Premium 3-day pass to Boston Comic Con
  • 2nd Prize: Jack Pham (Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians) – Deluxe 3-day pass to Boston Comic Con
  • 3rd Prize: Jenifer Williams (Allura from Voltron) – Single Day pass to Boston Comic Con
  • Youth Prize: Adriana Byrne (Bat Girl from Batman) – 1 Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)

The first place winner, Nicholas Melendez, said that Dragon Slayer is, “One of the boss characters from the Dark Souls video game.” He 3D-printed the majority of his costume and used a small model of the character for reference.

Judges of the contest included previous contest winners, the Director of Operations for Faneuil Hall, and an employee from Newbury Comics. For more information about Boston Comic Con, head to


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