Figments & Filaments is a three day convention celebrating costuming and cosplay in all of its various genres and applications. The convention will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E. Jackson Drive in Independence. The hours are 3 to 7 p.m. April 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 23, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24.

Whether researching the clothing of a by-gone era, designing costume for stage or screen or the whim of an individual, what one wears can say volumes of not only the times and society that a person identifies with, but also what that person says about themselves and their society.

Key note speakers range from Cosplay Professionals like the Super Sirens and Ultra Girls to master fabricators, such as Thomas Willeford (Brute Force Studios) or David Dalton (Owner of Hammerspace.) There will also be a wealth of classes and activities covering a variety of costuming subjects.

Event admission is $60 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. For more details and to buy tickets in advance, visit www.figmentsandfilaments.com. You may also purchase tickets at the door.