Cosplay Central at ECCC

Cosplay Central

Cosplay Central is the place to be for anyone interested in cosplay! While you’re there, meet other cosplay enthusiasts at photo meetups from your favorite fandom, and utilize ECCC photo backdrops for some great pics. Whether you have been cosplaying for years or are interested in beginning now, there is something here for everyone! Attend cosplay workshops for all levels to learn new techniques, connect with fellow cosplayers, and return to your everyday human cosplay using our cosplay changing rooms. 

Be sure to visit Cosplay Central at ECCC, located on the 3rd floor of the WSCC!

Hit up CosplayCentral.com for all the latest cosplay news, advice columns, interviews, tutorials, and all the cosplay things. 

Cosplay Community

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a competitive professional, the cosplay community is open to everyone! At ECCC’s Cosplay Central, we are proud to offer cosplay programming and foster connections between fans and the community. 

PNW Guild of Cosplayers

The PNW Guild of Cosplayers is a community of cosplayers here in the Pacific Northwest. With over 550 members, they span from Vancouver, British Columbia to southern Oregon. The Guild is proud to serve the local cosplay community by hosting meetups, photo shoots, mentorship and support for members. They are a community of cosplayers, by cosplayers. You can find them at most of your local conventions and community events here in the Pacific Northwest. The guild is founded on the premise of inclusivity and support. They work to improve the local cosplay community by promoting friendship, community, tolerance and support.

The PNW Guild of Cosplayers will be the official booth at Cosplay Central for cosplay repairs, and will be hosting live demonstrations and a cosplay prop wall throughout the weekend. 

SheProp

SheProp's mission is to bring knowledge of building processes and techniques to female, non-binary and transgender cosplayers of all skill levels, and to encourage members to create, learn and inspire each other, as well as be positive role models themselves within the maker community. Visit their Cosplay Central booth to find out more about this inclusive and supportive community.

Wyrd Leatherworks

Wyrd Leather and Mead is a small local business in the Portland area with a goal to provide quality, handmade leather goods and delicious, artisan mead to our customers with 100% satisfaction. Their shop supports many local artists and craftsmen as well. They have many of their works on consignment at their shop. Think of them as Portland’s unique, medieval, and nerdy corner of town where they are ready to supply any adventurer with goods for any quest. Together with their combined skills, they bring a unique one-of-a-kind shop to Portland, Oregon. Visit their Cosplay Central booth for live demonstrations for crafting with leather and to find out more about their amazing business. 

Guest Judges

Black Bettie Cosplay

Black Bettie Cosplay is a nonbinary cosplayer and photographer that has been creating costumes, props and content for over fifteen years. They have a background in theatre production/costuming and love to bring characters to life by transforming themself with makeup, wigs, and detailed costumes. They have created numerous cosplays over the years for themself and clients, and have experience with tailoring, building and styling wigs, foam work, resin and using unconventional/recycled materials.

As a professional cosplayer, they work hard to spread that message that cosplay is for everyone and encourage more diverse representation within the community and with the various brands they work with as an influencer or brand ambassador.

Visit their booth in Cosplay Central to find out more!

Carma Cosplay

Carly and Emma, aka Carma Cosplay, are a self-taught cosplay duo who are well-practiced in makeup artistry, intricately detailed costume creations, and are well known for their cosplay modeling adventures. They have been featured in many cosplay magazines, and have been special guests and cosplay judges at conventions throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Their cosplay partnership spans more than a decade, and they combine their passion and skills for creating duo builds despite living 1400 miles apart.  

They regularly work with other cosplayers to share their skills and experiences in everything from the cosplay inception all the way to the final modeling, and especially take pride in encouraging an inclusive environment that they believe should be fun for everyone! They also love to create epic builds on a tight budget… and to share how they do it!

Downen Creative Studios

Beverly of Downen Creative Studios is an award-winning, master-level cosplayer and educator. She has worked with Marvel, PlaidFX, Worbla, Smooth-On and SiliCon with Adam Savage, and produces the SheProp podcast. She has been a cosplay guest, judge and instructor at many conventions across the US, and has been featured on Adam Savage’s Tested and Be Amazed.

Beverly is also the founder and executive producer of SheProp, a unique community supporting and elevating female, non-binary, transgender and two spirit cosplayers and makers.

Visit her booth in Cosplay Central to find out more!

Cosplay Central Crown Championships 2021 at ECCC

The EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay have joined forces to create one global competition: The Cosplay Central Crown Championships! The global final will now be held at MCM London Comic Con in October 2022 and beyond.

Craftsmanship is still at the heart of the championship. All of the entries will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges, before they take to the stage and show off their creations.

Make sure to head to the Main Stage on Saturday to see which of the incredible entries will claim victory and receive a cash prize and a trip to C2E2 in 2022 where they will compete against winners selected at Florida Supercon, NYCC and C2E2 2022 to decide one overall US winner who will fly to London to compete against cosplayers from all over the world.

Registration to take part in the competition is now closed. Please email cosplay@reedpop.com with any queries 

Cosplay Showcase

The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. Taking place on Sunday, this event is open to all cosplayers with hand made costumes and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff on the main stage. Register at the Cosplay Central administration desk during the show. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are also welcome to take part just for fun with any costume.

Costume, Weapons & Props Rules

Cosplay is a welcome and important part of our shows; however, each show also has its limitations and guidelines so that cosplay can stay safe for everyone. Read more about our show’s prop weapons policy here.

Cosplay is NOT Consent

Emerald City Comic Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Please read our full policy here.