Cosplayers near and far are invited to perform and compete in the Anime Expo Masquerade with the chance to win one of the largest cash prizes in the country. Come take part in one of our most beloved traditions!

All entrants will be reviewed prior to acceptance, and entrants may be reclassified at the discretion of AX staff. Please see the Masquerade rules for full guidelines on division qualification.

Submission Timeline

  • 2/4/19 at 12 PM PST: Masters & Professional Form Opens
  • 2/11/19  at 12 PM PST: Intermediate Form Opens
  • Progress photos (2) and background picture and audio due May 21, 2019

Use the buttons below to access the submission forms, which will open on the designated day/time:

Masters & Professional Intermediate

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, July 6, 2018
  • Where: Main Events (Hall B)

Prizes:

Winners in each category will receive the following:

  • Best in Show: $3000 cash prize, 4-day badge(s) to AX 2020 and a prize package
  • Best Construction: $1250 cash prize, 4-day badge(s) to AX 2020 and a prize package
  • Best Performance: $1250 cash prize, 4-day badge(s) to AX 2020 and a prize package
  • Division Winners:
    • Professional: $3500 cash prize and 4-day badge(s) to AX 2020.
    • Masters: $1000 cash prize, 4-day badge(s) to AX 2020 and a prize package.
    • Intermediate: $1000 cash prize, 4-day badge(s) to AX 2020, plus a prize package

Anime Expo will run from July 4 through July 7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To purchase badges for Anime Expo, please visit http://www.anime-expo.org/registration/.

Have Questions? Email masquerade@anime-expo.org for help.

See you onstage!