Cosplay Events

Cosplay Masquerade:

One of the biggest events for cosplayers at conventions is without a doubt the Cosplay Masquerade. The Masquerade is in essence a fashion that acts as a platform for cosplayers to show off their costumes.

No matter if you are completely new to cosplay or are a veteran of cosplay we welcome you to the Akumakon stage to showcase your costume and bring your character to life!

Sign up for the Masquerade will be available on the day. All who wish to participate in the Cosplay Masquerade must attend the designated rehearsal times. Both groups and single entrants are welcome.

Junk to Cosplay:

We here at Akumakon would like to challenge all you fine cosplayers out there! Do you think you have what it takes to uses Junk to create an awesome cosplay?

Junk to cosplay is a competition to see what you can do when we give scraps to construct and showcase a cosplay.

Teams of 4 (a cosplayer plus the construction team) are given basic materials, lots of scraps (cardboard, paper, scraps etc.)  and 40 minutes construction time. After that you showcase your work. The winner is based on best use of materials and construction.

Do you think you can create something amazing out of Junk?

Cosplay Freeze:

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Ichigo from Bleach were to meet Sasuke from Naruto while in a book shop? Or what would go down if Bulma from Dragon Ball Z ran into Kamina from Gurren Lagann?

Cosplay Freeze is a Role Play game that aims to answer these questions.

Cosplayers are invited to take on the roles of their characters and interact with other cosplayers while maintaining their character to the best of their ability.
As the game progresses new cosplayers will be given the opportunity to shout ‘Freeze!’ When this happens the cosplayer can insert themselves into the scene or begin a new scene by replacing a current character by tapping their shoulder.

As a new character comes into play they will begin the new scene. A maximum of 5 participants may be in a single scene at any one time.

Important Note:

All Cosplayers who wish to participate in any Cosplay events must note that the Convention Rules and Cosplay Rules apply to all events.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact the cosplay Coordinator at