Emerald City Comic Con
March 2-5, 2023
Seattle Convention Center

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. 

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. 


The Cosplay Central Crown Championships is back for 2023! The global final will be held at C2E2 in 2024 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 2024 where they will compete against winners selected at Florida Supercon, NYCC and C2E2 compete against cosplayers from all over the world. 

Registration for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships are now open! Click here for rules and regulations. Please email cosplay@reedpop.com with any queries and indicate ECCC in the Subject Line when emailing.

Registration for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships will close on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 2:00 PM PT.

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.