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Cosplay is more than a costume. Cosplay is recreating a character from a published work via costuming and acting, from perfectly styled hair; carefully applied makeup; masks, props, character voices, to acting as the character, it all comes together in cosplay. There are multiple ways you can embrace cosplay at Comicpalooza. You can dress up, walk around, and become part of the experience. You can attend one of our entertaining cosplay competitions where you can cheer on the enthusiasts, including aspiring cosplayers in our Kid’s competition held in the Kid’s room on Sunday. You can become your alter ego or become your true inner self. Whether as an escape, a form of creative expression, or an opportunity to be your favorite character, cosplay with Comicpalooza. Check out a few of our must-attend events below:

  • Cosplay Parade

  • Cosplay Marketing & PR 101 by Canvas Cosplay

  • Cosplay Dating Game

  • Basic Moldmaking/Simple Two-Part Mold or Brush On

  • Lightsaber Training and Choreography

For the craftsmen, and showman, each year we hold a Comicpalooza Drag Cosplay, or Crossplay, competition on Friday night and the Comicpalooza Cosplay competition presented by BBVA Compass on Saturday night. And, each year our Cosplay competitions get better and better from incredible costumes to the fabulous flare each cosplayer adds when bringing their characters to life on stage. 2018 will be no exception. 

Anyone who still wants to register for the contests, should register at the cosplay registration table on the first floor. 

Drag Cosplay Competition

Friday, May, 25 | 8:00 PM

Ballroom C

Presented by:

Texas Ren Fest Logo

Comicpalooza Cosplay Competition presented by BBVA Compass

Saturday, May 26 |7:30 PM

General Assembly

Presented by:BBVA Compass Logo

Kid's Cosplay

Sunday, May 27 | 1 PM

Room 340

Presented by:

Texas Ren Fest Logo

Prizes provided by: 

Lego Logo


Be respectful to the performers. Booing and heckling is not allowed, anyone caught doing either will be removed from the event.

This year we’re bringing in some incredible cosplayers from around the country to help us judge.

Cosplay Guests



Becka Noel

Cosplayer, Cosplay Melee

Philip Odango/Canvas Cosplay


Egg Sisters




Cowbutt Crunchies


Fighting Dreamers Production


Dessie Love Blake

Drag Queen

Ian Syder-Blake

Drag King

Tatiana Mala-Nina

Drag Queen