In conjunction with the exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, Asia Society presents its first Cosplay competition. Strut your stuff and celebrate manga, anime, and more by dressing up as your favorite character.
Free admission. Advance registration recommended. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Save time and register
6:00 ' 7:00 pm: Registration
7:30 pm: Competition begins
If you plan on competing, please arrive early. There will be a staging area from 6:00 to 7:15 pm for competitors to prepare their costumes.
Emcee and comedian Air Tabigue hosts the event, which features music by DJ Kei. Judges include Kai-Ming Cha, Jerry Ma, Christine Norrie, Yuniya Kawamura, and Reni Mimura, who will also provide a special performance.
In order to compete, you must have a costume that fits into one of these categories:
- Anime/Manga or US Comics
- Video Games or Film
- Original Concept
Contestants must appear in some form of legitimate costume. Asia Society staff reserves the right to determine what actually constitutes a legitimate costuming effort. Store-bought props and/or pieces are allowed. Do not bring real swords or weapons to this event. Competitors will be required to walk stairs.
Asia Society's LGBT Leo Bar will be open from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, offering beer, wine, leotinis, and more. Cash bar.