SC Teens Win National Library Lock-in Cosplay Contest

Haven Miller and Mary Mc Adamson in their cosplay costumes, Dread Pirate Roberts and Mad Hatter.

South Carolina had 13 libraries and more than 160 teens participate in the 2015 National Teen Lock-In. Themed "Masquerade Madness," the national events libraries could participate in author visits, minecraft, minute to win it, a cosplay contest, a photo scavenger hunt, and online connections.

The Cosplay Contest encouraged creativity, and consideration was given to costumes with handmade, found, and repurposed elements. Categories included:

Best Villain
Best Character from a Book
Best Video Game Character
Best Character from Manga or Anime
Best Group
Best Handmade

Two South Carolina Teens from Lancaster County Library won!

Best Hero: Haven Miller as Dread Pirate Roberts at Lancaster County Public Library

Best Handmade: Mary Mc Adamson as Mad Hatter at Lancaster County Public Library

A huge thank you to all the libraries who participated in this year’s lock-in: St Helena Branch Library, Chester County, Nancy Carson Library, Lancaster County Library, Del Webb Library, Florence County Library, Dorchester County Library, Orangeburg County Library, York County Library, Darlington County Library System, Chesterfield County Library, Hampton Memorial Library, and Hardeeville Library.

And a special thank you goes to Eve Bowers, Youth Services Coordinator and Lancaster County Library, for your participation in the 2015 National Teen Lock-in, and congratulations to your winning teens!