Cosplay Central

Cosplay Central is located on the Show Floor in Aisles 200-400 near Autographing.
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Cosplay Central Are you cosplay-obsessed or new to art of costumed characters? Cosplay Central is devoted entirely to the fine art of costumes, crafts, & characters. There’s a dedicated Cosplay Central Stage, showcasing workshops and panels that are geared towards newbie cosplayers as well seasoned veterans. Plus, get a quick cosplay costume fix at our Cosplay Triage or make a quick costume change in our Changing Rooms. We’ve set up professional step and repeats so you can take an awesome photo against a fun photo backdrop. And don’t miss your chance to meet professional cosplayers at several signing tables throughout Cosplay Central. Whether or not you’ll be wearing an epic cosplay to C2E2, there’s something for everyone in Cosplay Central!

What’s happening in Cosplay Central

Dedicated Cosplay Central Stage

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 games, see exciting demos, and hear from well-known cosplayers and community groups.

See all of the panels happening on the Cosplay Central Stage

Cosplay Repair At Our Cosplay Triage

Our Cosplay Triage team is armed with scissors, glue guns, tape, and SINGER sewing machines to ensure your cosplay is camera ready. Stop by if you pop a seam in your spandex or lose a gem from your crown and We Are Cosplay will help.

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Cosplay Changing Area

Even Clark Kent needs a phone booth to change into Superman. Changing rooms will be available adjacent to Cosplay Central. They’ll be monitored by our trusty C2E2 Crew. You’ll be able to stop by for a quick transformation.

Awesome Photo Ops and Backdrops

Need the perfect place to capture memories of C2E2 and the killer costume you wore? Stop by Cosplay Central for photo ops and cool backdrops to match the mood of any superhero, magical girl, princess, wizard, or alien who might happen to attend C2E2.

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Focus on community organizations

Cosplay is all about community and C2E2 is proud to host a number of cosplay organizations and exhibitors in Cosplay Central. Stop by and hang out with We Are Cosplay, Walkin & Rollin Costumes, Costumers with a Cause, Too Sweet Cosplay, and more!

Dremel Logo Dremel is the Official Makerspace of Cosplay Central. Dremel believes that when we all create, make and build, our world is a richer, more personal place to live. That's why they’ve made it our purpose to enrich lives by empowering people to complete creative and fulfilling projects.

We Are Cosplay Logo We Are Cosplay is about the culture of costuming and appreciation for the characters and craft used to bring them to life. A collective of artists collaborating toward one goal- to produce creative media via costuming, cosplaying, video production, live appearances, and more. Their community is not intended to replace or substitute any other. It was created to offer different opportunities to take your passion to the next level, or just to try something new socially. Check them out at

Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes Logo Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes is a Kansas City-based non-profit organization that builds custom-made costumes for kids in walkers and wheelchairs. With the help of volunteers and donations, Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes is able to build and ship these costumes free of charge to families across the nation. In the past, wheelchair costumes consisted of popular characters and vehicles from Wall-E, Toy Story, the Marvel Cinematic World, Big Hero 6, various Princesses, a Butterfly Queen, KC Royals players, Ant-Man, Back to the Future, and Star Wars. If you would like to learn more about Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes, view their gallery of costumes and designs, order a costume, donate, or possibly volunteer as a builder, visit their website at

Costumers With A Cause Costumers With A Cause is a 501c3 non-profit organization that functions solely on public and corporate donations. Our mission is to work together with children’s charity organizations and charity events that promote community growth, unity, and hope for every child’s future. Together we believe that a world of difference can be made with a smile, photo or a single hello. It is our goal to utilize our talents to the best of our abilities in order to make a child’s day brighter.

Too Sweet Cosplay Too Sweet Cosplay is a cosplay group/social media brand that brings together fun and creative pro wrestling cosplayers all over the world! The core group is based in Chicago and have been running Cosplay photoshoots since 2013 and debuted the wrestling entrance set in 2017! Too Sweet Cosplay will be showcasing their brand by interacting with all attendees and offering the unique experience of having a wrestling entrance video made where they will be post on Too Sweet Cosplay’s social media pages! In addition, there will be a wrestling-based Cosplay photoshoot during the weekend and running daily raffles at their table! For additional details, follow Too Sweet Cosplay on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Singer Singer is providing sewing machine to help with all of your cosplay repair needs. Since 1851, the name SINGER has been synonymous with sewing. From fashions to home décor, embroidery, quilting and more, SINGER is dedicated to helping people express themselves through the craft of sewing.

Meet the Chicago S.T.A.R.S., the Official Mascots of C2E2!

The Chicago S.T.A.R.S. are alive and well in Cosplay Central! Come see them in real life, and pose for a photo during their meet and greets in Cosplay Central. Give them all a great big hug!

Learn more about them and read Issue #1 of their comic book

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