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

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. 

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 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, February 10, 2023, at 2:00 PM PT.

Judges

Seattle Cosplay

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 Coregeek

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.

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.