Whether you’re a cosplay pro or just starting out, Cosplay Central has something for you!
Cosplay Central is the area of C2E2 devoted entirely to the art of costumes, crafts, and characters. At the Cosplay Central Stage, you’ll find workshops and panels where you can learn new tips, brush up on techniques, and meet fellow cosplayers. In case you’re in need of some cosplay repair or a quick change, Cosplay Central comes fully equipped with a repair station and changing area. When you’re ready to strut your stuff, we also have fun photo backdrops so you can take an awesome photo solo or with your squad.
Cosplay Central Crown Championships at C2E2
The Cosplay Central Crown Championships is a spectacular competition of the best cosplay in the world. This year the global finals will be held right here at C2E2!
We will choose one last regional winner, who will compete against the cosplayers selected at Florida Supercon, New York Comic Con and Emerald City Comic Con, and decide the overall US Champion for 2023 who will compete head-to-head with the international finalists at C2E2 2023 in the global final. Make sure to register before the application closing date on February 17, 2023, at 4:00 PM CT for your chance to claim victory, and receive a cash prize and tickets to C2E2 2024!
Registration for this year’s C2E2 Crown Championships is now live!
Registration for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships will close on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 4:00 PM CT.
The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. Taking place on Sunday, this event is open to all cosplayers with hand made costumes and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff on the main stage. Register at the Cosplay Central administration desk during the show. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are also welcome to take part just for fun with any costume.
Costume, Weapons & Props Rules
Cosplay is a welcome and important part of our shows; however, each show also has its limitations and guidelines so that cosplay can stay safe for everyone. Read more about our show’s prop weapons policy here.
Cosplay is NOT Consent
C2E2 has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Please read our full policy here.