Signature Events

It wouldn’t be Ohayocon without our signature events! These are fan-favorite staples that you can’t miss.

21+ Mixer ft. Tipsy Raccoons
A cash bar with arcade mini games provided by Tipsy Raccoons. This is a great place to laugh, make friends, and have fun with other adults. Guaranteed no kids.
Cosplay Expo
The main cosplay event! Watch our contestants show off costumes and performances and see who will be crowned winners. If you would like to participate, you can learn more about it on the Cosplay Expo page.
Cosplay Lip Sync
Do you think you got what it takes to lip sync with the bestest, baddest cosplayers at Ohayocon? This informal contest hosts YOU lip syncing and performing in front of a live audience for the chance to win prizes. Bring your music, bring your props and cosplay, and get ready to battle!
Fantasy Ball
A room of swirling gowns and quick feet; the Formal Ball is your chance to sweep your partner away in a night of classical ballroom dancing. Timeless music and dashing outfits will make this event one to remember. Proper formal attire is required!

Fashion Show
You spoke, we listened! You want to see original characters and designs, gijinka, lolitas, and furries, etc. in an official contest. We want to see your creativity and talent in a whole new light, so we are opening submissions for our all-styles fashion show! Create an outfit inspired by anime, manga, video games, movies, pop culture, fan art, or something completely original.

You may compete with an outfit which you made, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s an original character or one already existing in any medium. We want you to be as creative as possible!

Information and the registration form are available via https://goo.gl/forms/QcV3ZxEAPKzQWCmm1. Good luck!

Floor Wars
Floor Wars is a 1v1 all-styles dance battle, which has been widely popularized in the furry community for years. Now we’re working side by side with these talented dancers to bring you this truly exciting and dynamic competition. Dust off your dancing shoes, break out the cardboard, and get yourself ready, because you’ll need to bring your A-game for this intense dancing competition.

International Volume (Dance)
Let’s light it up! Do we need to say more? Friday night features house and anime/gaming remixes, and Saturday night features hardcore EDM. Remember to stay hydrated!
Kimono & Tea
Our newest signature event fuses Japanese culture and tea ceremony together into a unique social feature. This is your chance to wear your kimono, yukata, or other traditional clothing with like-minded people and enjoy tea, dancing, and arts from Japan.
Lolita Crush
Join the lovely Lolitas of the Ohio EGL community for a morning of tea, games, and chat. Ruffles recommended, decorum required.
Ohayocon Roast of Aaron Dismuke
Get ready to laugh! There’s nothing like good public ridicule to start the weekend off right, so come watch special guests make fun of the voice actor of the OG Alphonse Elric and Hiro Sohma. Space is very limited and a cash bar will be available.
Pajama Jam
A relaxing late night event for people who want something more low key. Games, snacks, and music are provided. Pajamas are optional. There is a costume contest, so dress to impress!
Scavenger Hunt
Stop by one of the signups Friday or Saturday to get your checklist and begin the search for cool stuff. Spend Friday and Saturday taking pictures with items from the list and then turn it in on Sunday. First to complete the Hunt gets prizes!