Welcome to Destination Cosplay! If you’re a cosplayer, or if you love and appreciate cosplay, then Destination Cosplay is where you want to be, what you want to see, and how you want to enjoy your Anime NYC! Whether you’re a total beginner, somewhat experienced, a full-blown award-winning professional cosplayer, or just love people watching amazing cosplayers, there’s something for you at Destination Cosplay.


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Pictured: Chicken 65, @doctorfunkbeat, @skypurinpan, @luvmaker123, @spikeloid, @starsplat, @lytecos, and Stella Chu

Day: TBD | Time: TBD | Main Stage

Anime NYC’s Masquerade, presented by Arisu Anime, is THE can’t-miss event of the weekend! Watch incredible performers take the Main Stage in their biggest and brightest anime-themed cosplay. Be dazzled and amazed as they move to the music and entertain you with their wackiest and most spot-on impressions and poses! Our contestants will be competing for fabulous prizes and awards, and of course fame, honor, and glory!


Wanna organize an epic magical girl Sailor Moon photoshoot? Meetup with other Demon Slayer fans? Grab a group photo with other fans of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure? Then you’re in the right place! Meetups will be hosted in the Crystal Palace Lobby and are a great way to gather other gorgeous cosplayers of all skill levels together for a group photo. Make new friends, encourage fellow cosplayers, and have a great time celebrating your shared love of anime!