Cosplay Expo

Ready to compete? Applications for the Craftsmanship and Performance competitions, as well as for competition judges, will be available Sept. 1, 2019.

2019 Winners

Get your moment in the spotlight

Whether you want to appreciate amazing cosplay or compete yourself, our cosplay expo is not an event to be missed!

Contest categories and rules

There are 2 contests with 4 categories to compete in: Craftsmanship (Cosplay Craftsmanship & Lindsay Mascot) and Performance (Skit & Musical-Act). Our Craftsmanship and Performance contests are open to any cosplay of any fandom.

Are you interested in competing? We suggest reading the Cosplay Expo Rules.

Craftsmanship Competition

Participate in the formal Cosplay Craftsmanship Competition and show off your crafting skills. Compete for the title 2019’s Best in Division or, if you are of exceptional talent, you could be named Craftsmanship’s Best in Show, winning not only fabulous prizes and awards, but free admission to a future Ohayocon!

Register to compete in Craftsmanship

Performance Competition

Get on stage and perform compelling skits or entertain with a musical exhibition in the Cosplay Performance Competition. Give the audience a show to remember while competing for Best in Division or Best in Show Performance!

Register to compete in Performance

Cosplay Competition Judge

Do you have the skill-set and know-how to be able to accurately gauge a person’s crafting or performance abilities? Do you know what to praise and what to constructively critique to inspire and develop growth of one’s skill in your expertise? Can you do all of this in 5 minutes or less? Then you may have what it takes to be a Judge for the Ohayocon Cosplay Competition.

Apply to be a Cosplay Competition Judge