Cosplay Central at ECCC
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.
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.
COSPLAY CENTRAL CROWN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries and indicate ECCC in the Subject Line when emailing.
Registration for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships will close on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 2:00 PM PT.
Associate Sponsor: Xfinity
I am Anna He, I am a Han Chinese American and my pronouns are she/her. I have extensive professional background in the fashion industry as a designer. I have a wide array of experience working with different materials, creating high-quality cosplays. You can find me in cosplay groups; judging contests; help younger sewists become more skilled and provide a career example to be in the fashion industries. I feel really honored to be one of the judges of this year's competition in my hometown! I represent a diverse point of view into the culture of Cosplay, inclusive fitting for different body types and overall expertise into the world of costume construction.
May Jean Cosplay
May Jean Cosplay is an award-winning maker from the Pacific Northwest. Nurse by day and cosplayer by night, she consistently challenges herself to learn and has become an avid mixed-media craftsperson over time. She incorporates a wide range of techniques and skill sets into her builds, including armor fabrication, prop building, needlework, electronics and much more. As the 1st place overall winner of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at ECCC 2022, she is thrilled to return to the convention as a judge this year.
Photo was taken/edited by Soul Studios (@gfxsoulstudios on Instagram)
Eric started as a maker at a young age. Over the years his passion for making grew. After obtaining a degree in graphic design, Eric honed his skills with woodworking/furniture building. He was introduced to cosplay while attending his first Emerald City Comic Con in 2011. Props and costumes quickly became a passion as he was driven by the many challenges their creation offered. Over the last twelve years he has become an accomplished prop and costume maker. Along the way he has gained skills with thermoplastics, foamsmithing, clay sculpting, mold making, resin casting, 3D printing, airbrushing, sanding (most notably) and more. He is best known for his highly detailed, handmade craftsmanship. He is inspired by the cosplay community and sharing his craft with all.
Cosplay Central Crown Championship and Cosplay Showcase MC
A Portland native and local “Con-Mom”, Momma Sammu has been cosplaying for over 16 years and attending conventions their whole life. From thrifted casual cosplay to competing internationally, Sammu has won over a dozen awards for their costumes and performances, specializing in ballgowns, bodypaint, and being as "extra” as possible.
Outside of conventions, Sammu streams their cosplay making on Twitch, trying to spread their knowledge and passion for the craft to the next generation, always with the message that Cosplay is for EVERYONE.
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.
Who Will Be In Cosplay Central?
Costumed Characters for Causes
Costumed Characters for Causes (CC4C) is a non-profit organization based in Washington State. We are dedicated to raising awareness, funding, and joy for local pediatric charities - all while dressed as superheroes and other characters from comic books and pop culture!
For this year's Emerald City Comicon, 100% of donations received will go toward the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, which supports Sarcoma patients across the Pacific Northwest, as well as helps fund research into treatment for Sarcoma. Our fantastic volunt-heros will be suited up and working a by-donation photo booth every day at ECCC 2023, so come and say hi to some of your favorite heroes and support a great cause!
SheProp is a unique and vital part of the cosplay community designed to support female, non-binary, two spirit and transgender cosplayers, artists and makers of all skill levels across the globe. In the SheProp Community space, members of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to share work-in-progress images, ask questions, and fully engage with a robust maker community without fear of judgment. Topics surrounding sensitive social commentary are commonly discussed within the community, with an emphasis on education, understanding and empathy. Learn more at SheProp.com!
The Pacific Northwest Cosplay Guild
With over 800 members, The Pacific Northwest Guild of Cosplayers spans from Alaska to southern Oregon and now Hawaii!. The Guild is proud to serve our local cosplay community by hosting meetups, photo shoots, cosplay demonstrations, mentorship and support for our members. We are a community of cosplayers, by cosplayers. We work to support our local cosplay community by promoting inclusivity, friendship, community, representation and diversity.