We built this city on props and clothes! Cosplay City returns to the Raleigh Convention Center Sunday May 31st! Visit our awesome cosplay guests in Cosplay City for more cosplay goodness than you can shake a wand at! Then join us at the Main Stage for the annual legendary Oak City Cosplay Contest. Participants join us at 3:15pm and the show begins at 4pm!

Cosplay Showcase

Our Cosplay Showcase is for cosplayers of every kind! Just bring yourself, your costume and some star power! Youth (12 and under) will be given the option to line up separately, going first so we can judge them in their own category. Whether you made your own costume from scratch, thrifted it together, bought it from a pro, or had your mom steal it from Party City, you can show off your look, strut your stuff, and be proud in your second skin at the Cosplay Showcase! All those who wish to participate may!

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Cosplay Craftsman Contest

Our Craftsmanship contest is for the cosplayers with a knack for creations of all kinds! In this contest, contestants must have built, fabricated, sewn or otherwise hand crafted at least ¾ths of their costume. Youths must have handcrafted at least ½ of their costume and must be 12 or younger to participate. We welcome every type of cosplay, from entirely original concepts to stitch for stitch recreations. While we love to see all kinds of cosplays, commissioned cosplays may only be entered in this contest by the commissioner.

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