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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 were multiple ways guests embraced cosplay at Comicpalooza last year. Attendees dressed up, walked around, and became part of the experience. They attended one of our entertaining cosplay competitions cheering on the enthusiasts, including aspiring cosplayers in our Kid’s competition held in the Kid’s room on Sunday. They became their alter ego or their 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 highlighted events from the weekend:

  • 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.

Our tenth anniversary was no exception. We brought in some incredible cosplayers from around the country to help us judge.

Drag Cosplay Competition

Presented by:

Texas Ren Fest Logo

Comicpalooza Cosplay Competition presented by BBVA Compass

Presented by:


Kid's Cosplay

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.

Last year we brought in some incredible cosplayers from around the country to help us judge.

2018 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