Over the past couple of years, Osric Chau has become one of the most beloved members of fandom and an extremely popular convention guest. In part, this is due to his willingness to immerse himself in fandom itself, and in nowhere is this more apparent than in his adoption of cosplay at the Supernatural Conventions both in North America and overseas.
In December 2013, Osric took this creative relationship with fans a step further and invited fans to help him design his costumes for the coming 2014 convention schedule. The Thing! - Osric Chau on Youtube
In an effort to document his adventures in cosplay, in 2014 Osric started a Facebook album called "A Journey of Cosplay" that showcased fan photos from his various cosplays.
On the 2nd January, 2015 Osric updated his Facebook page to give a run down of the conventions he would be attending in 2015, as well as a general idea of what cosplays he would be attempting in order to let fans join him cosplaying.
In 2015, fan artist Bonejangless created a series of art available through her Redbubble store chronicling Osric's different cosplays. They are available as stickers, iPhone cases or skins, and spiral notebooks.
In late 2015, Osric announced at Salute to Supernatural Denver 2015 that unfortunately this year would probably be the last he would be doing as much cosplay at conventions, as it was taking up too much time and distracting him from trying to work!
|Convention||Location||Cosplay||Cosplay Creator / Notes||Picture|
|Asylum 10 2013||Birmingham, UK
|| The Incredible Hulk
||Osric's own cosplay.
“I painted the room green that night. Rick, Ty and Matt got their fair share of it. And unable to scrub it off that night, the following day's photo ops had me sporting a green neck. I kinda liked the idea that it helped solidify A10 in my mind forever and if I ever saw a photo with green on my neck I would know exactly when and where it was taken.”
|Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2013||Dallas, TX USA||Princess Bubblegum ( Adventure Time )|| Osric's own cosplay.
"I had my princess bubblegum outfit ready for SDCC 2013 but ended up working that week last minute. Thus I had a costume and no more con to wear it to. 'Oh but there's a Supernatural convention not too far after, I'll just wear it to that.'"
|Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2013||Chicago, IL USA||Casplay
||Osric's own cosplay.
“I took the casplay into the contest, but was disqualified and reappointed as a trophy.”
|Salute to Supernatural Burbank 2013||Burbank, CA USA||Rapunzel ( Tangled )|| Osric's own cosplay.
“For Burcon my friend Jessie mentioned that she had a Rapunzel dress. I laughed it off saying I didn't want my agents and managers calling me again saying that ‘People come to these conventions to meet Osric Chau, not Osric Chau as Princess Bubblegum’ And then I decided, screw it, it'll be fun, I'll do it anyways. Kevin had a frying pan just like Rapunzel did, it's close enough to Supernatural.”
|Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2014||Las Vegas, Nevada USA||Kevin Freakin Solo 9.02 Devil May Care
Also: Random Acts Logo
|Kevin Freakin Solo Costume by @GeniusMadness
"I handled Kevin's passing way worse than I had intended. But I had the SPN Family for support, and they in turn had a cosplaying fool that was just trying to forget that he had died in the show that he had grown to love. And so the year of the Cosplaying began."
|Salute to Supernatural Washington DC 2014||Washington DC, USA||Braveheart Dean 8.11 LARP and the Real Girl||Costume by @isasherry
“This was an intricate costume that included leatherwork, chain mail, props and paint. My cosplayer for DC, Isa, had her work cut out for her! Once it was done I spent a good 45 minutes rehearsing the speech from Braveheart. Had to do it."
|Asylum 12 2014||Birmingham, UK||Cecil (Welcome to Night Vale)||Costume by Sophie|
|Comic-Con 2014||San Diego, CA USA||Journey (2012 Playstation 3 game)
||Costume by House of Darkly
"SDCC 2014 is one I won't forget anytime soon. And large part of that is to my cosplayer who actually makes plushies and jewelry, helped me put together this amazing costume from "Journey" the game." Osric surprised Jeremy Carver, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard during their panel in Hall H
|Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2014||Vancouver, BC 2014||Goku (Dragonball Z)
||Costume by Ashley J Young
"Vancon was something else. It's the Mecca of Supernatural conventions as this is where the magic happens and it just so happens to be my hometown. My cosplayer for this one was a close friend of mine and when she suggested Goku, it was a done deal. This was something I've been wanting to do my entire life, so thank you Ashley! Ashley is a makeup artist in Vancouver and she also happens to put together some amazing costumes."
|Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2014||Whippany, NJ USA|| "Iron Tran"
|Costume by Jolyn|
|Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2014||Dallas, TX USA||Elopus (GISHWHES Mascot)
|Salute to Supernatural Toronto 2014||Toronto, ONT||Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon)
Also: Sailor Jupiter (Sailor Moon)
|First time Osric commissioned Cosplay Photoshoots|
|Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2014||Chicago, IL USA||Castiel Dress
Also: Nurse Joy (Pokemon)
|Castiel Dress by Hot Topic
Nurse Joy Costume by mishacuddlins
|Salute to Supernatural Burbank 2014||Burbank, CA USA||Carl Frederickson (UP)||Makeup by devantheimpaler
|Salute to Supernatural San Francisco 2015||San Francisco, CA USA||Ariel (The Little Mermaid)||Costume by @isasherry|
|Salute to Supernatural Phoenix 2015||Phoenix, AZ USA||Gaara (Naruto)
Also: Mugatu (Zoolander)
|Gaara Costume by @ContraKat|
|Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2015||Las Vegas, NV USA|| Loki (Marvel)
Also: Amy (Futurama)
|Loki Costume by @maybemycutiemarkis and @isasherry|
|Dutch Comic Con 2015||Utrecht, Netherlands||Peter Pan (Disney)|
|East European Comic Con 2015||Bucharest, Romania||Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)|
|Jus In Bello Italy 2015||Rome, Italy||Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)||Ezio costume by ForcebewityaCosplay|
|Purgatory Convention||Germany|| Casa Erotica Gabriel (Supernatural)
Also : Season 7 Kevin Tran (Supernatural)
|Casa Erotica Gabriel costume by @samandrilling|
|Salute to Supernatural Washington DC 2015||Washington, DC|| Dovahkiin (Skyrim)
Also : Magenta (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
|Dovahkiin costume by @isasherry|
|Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2015||Vancouver, BC||(Supernatural)||*Cosplay Postponed*|
|Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2015||Dallas, TX USA||(Harry Potter)||*Con Appearance Cancelled*|
|Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2015||Secaucus, NJ USA||Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)|
|Salute to Supernatural Toronto 2015||Toronto, ONT||Max McCabe (The Sidekick)|
|Asylum 15 2015||Birmingham, UK||(Something from England)|
|Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2015||Chicago, IL USA||Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)|
|Salute to Supernatural Denver 2015||Denver, CO USA||Baymax (Big Hero 6) [Karaoke Cosplay]|
|Salute to Supernatural Pasadena 2015||Pasadena, CA USA||Harry Potter|