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 to embrace cosplay at Comicpalooza. Dress up, walk around, and become part of the experience. Attend one of the entertaining cosplay competitions and cheer on the enthusiasts, including aspiring cosplayers in our Kid's Competition.

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.

For the craftsmen and showman, each year we hold a Comicpalooza Cosplay competition on Saturday night. And, each year our Cosplay competitions get bigger and better! From incredible costumes to the fabulous flare each cosplayer adds when bringing their characters to life on stage, a must-attend event. If you construct your own custom costumes and want to learn more about competing or signing up, go to our page or the Comicpalooza Cosplay Competition page.


Be respectful to the performers. Heckling is strictly forbidden.