DESTINATION COSPLAY

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.

COSPLAY MASQUERADE

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Saturday | 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Main Stage

Anime NYC’s Masquerade 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!

COSPLAY GUESTS


MASQUERADE JUDGE
Stella Chuu


MASQUERADE JUDGE
Wig-Wig Cosplay


MASQUERADE JUDGE
Sir Julius Cosplay

MASQUERADE SPONSORS

Our contestants will receive fabulous prizes from the below sponsors:

Cosplay Masquerade Details for Contestants

COSPLAY MEETUPS

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All weekend long | Crystal Palace (Anime NYC main lobby)

Want to meet with other cosplayers? Then don’t miss our Cosplay Meetups, now at the front of Anime NYC’s main lobby! This year’s meetups include Bleach, Chainsaw Man, One Piece, Sailor Moon, Spy x Family, and more!

Check out our Cosplay Meetup Schedule

COSPLAY REPAIR AND CHANGING

All weekend long | River Pavilion (Level 4)

Cosplay Repair: If you’ve snagged a seam in your spandex or lost a gem from your crown, Paladins of Cosplay are here to help. Visit our Cosplay Repair if you’ve got a cosplay emergency.

Cosplay Changing: Need space for a quick costume change? Our nearby Cosplay Changing area is here for you.