Anime Expo 2020 welcomes the return of the AX Masquerade and World Cosplay Summit USA Finals! These back-to-back events showcase the best in competitive cosplay on our Main Events Stage. Both the AX Masquerade and the WCS USA Finals will be held at AX 2020 on Saturday, July 4. Are you ready to cosplay???

AX Masquerade

The online applications for AX Masquerade will open on January 27 at 5 PM PST. The AX Masquerade is a first come, first served application and applicants will be considered in order received.  Please feel free to send any questions to

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World Cosplay Summit USA Finals

The online applications for World Cosplay Summit USA Finals at Anime Expo will be opening on January 13 at 12 PM PST and will close January 20 at 5 PM PST. Unlike the AX Masquerade, the WCS USA Finals is an application-based event. Your team will need to apply to compete in this event as performance slots are limited. Please feel free to send any questions to

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Anime Expo 2020 will run from July 2 through July 5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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