Cosplay Guest2024-03-23T06:11:13-04:00


Become a Cosplay Guest

  • Individuals who can appeal to a family friendly crowd
  • Offer informative workshops/panels on cosplay related topics/skills
  • Have the craftsmanship knowledge to competently and fairly judge the cosplay contest
  • We prefer guests who live within a reasonable driving distance of our convention. We love local/regional cosplayers.
  • Works well with our staff, other cosplay guests and judges, and of course our attendees
  • Reliable, punctual, good communication with our staff
  • 1 or 2 cosplay focused panels throughout the weekend
  • Cosplay contest judge (this includes both the youth and adult contests on Sunday)
  • Promote your appearance before the convention on your social media channels
  • Be present both days of the convention
  • A hotel room for the weekend of the convention
  • A free pass for you and a handler/assistant
  • A booth in our Cosplay Central area
  • Access to the green room for food/snacks
Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, we bring in 3-5 featured cosplay guests.

No, you will need to bring your own assistant/handler and have your own transportation.

Depending on the need, what is available, or content you have available we certainly can entertain other types of panels or events.

You can operate your booth as a guest signing/meet and greet table or you can operate your booth as a vendor/artist and sell products. We do not take any percentage of your sales.

Yes. Anything you can do to make your application stand out is great!

No, if your application successfully went through, then we have your information on file and will reach out to you if we are interested in speaking with you.

As this could potentially be a conflict of interest, we want our cosplay guests to use their knowledge to judge instead of being an entrant.

At this time, we do not accept photographer applications.

At this time we only accept costume creators who have a demonstrated knowledge of sewing, crafting, or another cosplay-related specialty.

At this time, we want our guests to use their knowledge to judge. We already have John as our host/MC and he is AWESOME!

6-8 months in advance. Unless there is an unexpected cancellation, we do not book guests 1-2 months out. At that point we will consider other applications we have already received first.

It is not a requirement but a successful competition history can help your application.

No, there is no specific length of time you have had to have been cosplaying. However, length of experience can be a positive factor.

No, you do not have to have been a guest previously for us to consider you.

18 is the minimum age for consideration. However, we prefer that our guests be 21 or older.


No! We look for craftsmanship quality, reliability, and an engaging personality.

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