The Anime Expo Masquerade is a cosplay and performance competition which has been running for over 20 years. Join us as performers of all skill levels dazzle us with their creativity.

Anime Expo is excited to host the US preliminary for World Cosplay Summit (WCS), which began in Osu, Nagoya in 2003 and has grown to include 30 countries and regions from around the world.

The AX 2018 Masquerade will also feature a special performance by Kim Chi!

Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit US Preliminary
  • Saturday, July 7 @ 8 – 11 PM
    • Where:  LACC / Main Events (Hall B)
    • Tickets On Sale:
      • Premier Fans: Friday, June 15 at 6 PM PDT
      • General Attendees: Sunday, June 17 at 6 PM PDT
    • Pricing:  $5 – 15


Anime Expo 2018  will run from July 5 through July 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on July 4, 2018.

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For more information about attending AX, check out our How to Attend guide.