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C2E2 isn’t just the home of the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay – it’s also home to Cosplay Central! Located directly on the Show Floor, this expansive area devoted entirely to cosplay is the place to be all weekend long. Whether or not you’ll be wearing your best cosplay to C2E2, there’s always something to awesome going on in Cosplay Central!

Cosplay Workshops and Panels

Featuring a full slate of programming all weekend long, the Cosplay Central Stage is your one-stop shop for all things cosplay. Learn new techniques, play fun games, see exciting demos and hear from well-known cosplayers and community groups.

See Cosplay Central’s workshops and panels

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Cosplay Guests

Cosplay superstar Riddle will be in Cosplay Central, ready to meet fans and show off her amazing cosplay skills. You may know her from Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay or just from her amazing cosplay career. Make sure to check her out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Award winning Canvas Cosplay will also be at C2E2 to meet fans and share his wealth of cosplay knowledge. His costumes have been featured in national media and he has appeared as a cosplay contest judge at many conventions around the world. Stop by Cosplay Central and see his amazing costumes for yourself! Be sure to check him out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cosplay Triage

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Pop a seam in your spandex, lose a gem from a crown or break a piece of EVA foam? We’ve got you covered. Our Cosplay Triage team is armed with scissors, glue guns, tape and SINGER sewing machines to ensure your cosplay is camera ready. We’ll be prepared to do damage control in case anything on your costume falls apart, so stop by and get yourself in tip top shape to walk the floor.


Wig problems? Arda Wigs will make sure there's no hair out of place. They will be able to help you with any freak accidents, quick trims, and touch-ups! They'll take care of you, and have you feeling brand new to walk the show floor.

Looking to cosplay a specific character? Come on by to get an official wig suggestion!

Click the Arda logo below for more info and a special surprise!

Adra Wigs


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Witness your favorite characters come to life courtesy of Arda Wigs! Swing by the Arda Wigs booth in Cosplay Central to see master stylists Miya Tamlyn apply makeup, wigs and body paint resulting in an incredible transformations. Attendees are welcome to stop by, view the application process and ask questions! Afterwards, models will be wandering the show floor.

Check out the full schedule below:

  • Friday April 6th: Bioshock
    • 10am – 4pm
    • Model(s): EX-shadow and Chrystina Williams
  • Saturday April 7th: Ganondorf from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    • 10am – 4pm
    • Model(s): EX-shadow
  • Sunday April 8th: Hades from Disney’s Hercules
    • 10am – 2pm
    • Model(s): Amy Heaney

Changing Area

Even Clark Kent needs a phone booth to change into Superman. Changing rooms will be available adjacent to Cosplay Central. Don’t forget to stop by for a quick transformation.

Cosplay Photoshoots

Need the perfect place to capture memories of C2E2 and the killer costume you wore? We’ve got you covered. Stop by Cosplay Central for photo ops and cool backdrops to match the mood of any superheroes, villains, robots, wizards and warriors who might happen to attend C2E2.

Community Organizations and Sponsors

Cosplay is all about community! C2E2 is proud to host a number of local cosplay organizations, exhibitors and sponsors in Cosplay Central. Stop by and hang out with Singer, Bernina, Sew Much Cosplay, Arda Wigs (the official wig sponsor of Cosplay Central), We Are Cosplay, The Age of Geeks and Costumers with a Cause.

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  • Getting into Cosplay: The Whos, Whats, Wheres, Whens, Whys, and Hows

    April 06, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Cosplay Central Stage

    Cosplay has been around for decades, but recently it hit mainstream attention. For those interested in dressing as their favorite characters, there’s loads of i...

    • Language: English

  • We Are Cosplay presents: Sew Much Cosplay

    April 06, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Cosplay Central Stage

    Technology drives our modern world. This holds equally true for creative culture- 3D printing, dye-sublimation, etc. Even the classics, timeless and true, benef...

    • Language: English

  • Cosplay on a Budget

    April 06, 2018, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Cosplay Central Stage

    So you want to cosplay, but can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars on supplies? Not to worry! Come join cosplaying twin sisters Lisa Hale (a professional the...

    • Language: English

  • Cosplay is for Everyone - A Cosplay Positive Panel

    April 06, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Cosplay Central Stage

    Lets help shine a light on a real problem in the cosplay world, bullying.  Bullying isn't just something that happens when you're a kid, it happens all througho...

    • Language: English

  • Cosplay Wigs for Beginners

    April 06, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Cosplay Central Stage

    Learn how to select the right type of wig for your costume, basic styling such spikes and curls, how to add volume, and how to take care of your wigs.

    • Language: English

  • We Are Cosplay Presents: C2E2, Lose, or Draw!

    April 06, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Cosplay Central Stage

    At C2E2 2017 We Are Cosplay offered a break in the usual panel discussions in Cosplay Central for a little fun with a pop culture twist on a popular TV game sho...

    • Language: English

  • Cosplay Marketing & PR 101

    April 06, 2018, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM, Cosplay Central Stage

    So you want to be a cosplay entrepreneur? As a communications professional with over 15 years of experience in marketing, branding, media and public relations, ...

    • Language: English

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