A huge part of fan conventions is the opportunity to take part in a Cosplay event.

So, what is Cosplay? Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture, and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include anime, cartoons, comic books, manga, live-action films, television series, and video games.


As the first Cosplay event to be held at HubCon, the idea is to keep it simple and inclusive. There are some specific rules, in addition to suggestions to ensure that all patrons are safe and we'd appreciate that as this is a family friendly event overall, that Cosplayers at Hubcon adhere to a general awareness that their costumes are kept at a G to PG level.

All Cosplay participants must adhere to Hubcon's policy and rules found here.

For 2019 there will be a cosplay showcases on Saturday and Sunday, where Cosplayers will be able to take part in a non-competitive event and be able to parade on a stage and have their photo taken. More details to be released soon.

If you have any specific questions, please email 

And remember - always keep your hands to yourself and ask politely first, if you wish to have your photo taken with a Cosplayer.

Need ideas? A good start is Pinterest. Good luck, have fun and remember that this is a family friendly event!

Ciri's main character cosplay from the Witcher 3:Wild Hunt game performed by Russian actress Galina Zhukovskaya. Photographer: Makar Vinogradov.

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