Join together with fellow fans for photo ops and camaraderie.
Cosplay gatherings are a great chance to meet people from the same fandom and take some amazing photos together. All of our Cosplay Gatherings are organized by attendees, primarily on the Anime Expo forum on Cosplay.com. For more information about when your favorite series’ cosplay gathering will take place, please check the schedule.
*Please note that the cosplay gathering schedule provided is not managed by Anime Expo and is subject to change. Please refer to the Anime Expo forum on Cosplay.com if you have any questions.
There are eight approved cosplay gathering locations, which are all located outside of the convention center.
To help make it easier locate these areas, please see below for a map and more information about all approved gathering sites:
For more details about each Gathering Site, such as location description and directions, please refer to the Site Location Info tab.
Gathering site will be clearly marked with signs, and Cosplay staff volunteers will regularly visit each gathering site to make sure things are going smoothly, as well as answer any questions and concerns.
Location: Small stair area outside of Concourse Hall
Guidelines: Suitable for small-to-medium gatherings. Only one gathering may be held at a time. Please stick to stair area and do not block walkway.
Directions: From West Hall, exit doors next to Galaxy Cafe, then walk straight. Stairs will be on the right side.
Location: Large stair area behind adjacent to Pico Blvd
Guidelines: Suitable for one large gathering or two medium-sized gatherings.
Directions: From West Hall, use doors near Hall B to exit and walk straight to stair area.
**NOTICE** Due to event set-up for Neon District, this location will be unavailable on Monday, July 3rd from 11 AM – 7 PM. Please use the alternate location 3B on the opposite side of West Hall instead.