Cosplay Central

Cosplay Central is an area of our show floor devoted entirely to the art of costumes, crafts, and characters. There’s a dedicated Cosplay Central Stage, showcasing workshops and panels that are geared towards newbie cosplayers as well as seasoned veterans. Plus, get a quick cosplay costume fix at our cosplay repair station or make a costume change in our changing rooms. Don’t miss your chance to meet professional cosplayers at signing tables throughout Cosplay Central. Whether or not you’ll be wearing an epic cosplay to the show, there’s something for everyone in Cosplay Central!  
Where? On the Show Floor!
When? All weekend, included with your ticket! Friday – Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

What’s Happening in Cosplay Central?

Meet the Cosplay Community

Community is the heart of Cosplay and our shows. Florida Supercon is proud to support local Cosplay groups, non-profit organizations, and individuals as part of our Cosplay Central show feature. Check back soon for community announcements!    

Cosplay Competitions and Showcases

From casual “just for fun” showcases to getting competitive with the pros, there’ll be an opportunity for cosplayers of all abilities to show off their costumes at Florida Supercon.  

Cosplay Central Crown Championship

The Cosplay Central Crown Championships is a spectacular competition of the best cosplay in the world!

Craftsmanship is at the heart of the championship. All of the entries will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges, before they take to the stage and show off their creations with incredible costume presentations.

We will choose a regional winner, who will be flown out to C2E2 2025 in Chicago to compete against the cosplayers selected at New York Comic Con, C2E2 and Emerald City Comic Con, and decide the overall US Champion who will go head-to-head with the international finalists in the global finals, all in one incredible show at C2E2 in 2025.

Join the championship or come root for your favorite local cosplayer on Saturday at the Main Stage!

Applications to compete for the Crown in Florida open April 26 to June 16,2024, 11:59 ET.

Cosplay Central Costume Showcase

The Sunday and Saturday Cosplay Central Costume Showcase will be back this year! The Saturday Cosplay Central Costume Showcase will once again be a hybrid show that will begin with the Showcase and then move onto the Cosplay Central Crown Championships just like in 2023. These events are open to all cosplayers and are an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff on the stage. The Showcases will require on-site sign-ups at the event. Please check back in closer to the show for more detailed information.

Meet your Cosplay Judges!

The Supercon Talent Show

This is your golden opportunity to step into the spotlight and showcase your unique talents on stage! We believe in you! Take a look at our Talent Show page for more information on how you can take part.

Cosplay Repair

Cosplay hanging on by a thread!? What is meant to stick becoming unstuck?! We can handle all kinds of costume crises and prop palavers free of charge! 

This year the Cosplay Repair Booth is brought to you by SprayGunner! SprayGunner is a team of airbrushing and custom painting enthusiasts from all segments - from professional spray painting to hobby scale modeling. Our goal is to bring simplicity and comfort in purchasing spray painting supplies at competitive prices and delivering them with the speed of a comic-book character.

Cosplay Panels and How To's

From advice on taking part in competitions and getting started with wigs, to getting that perfect cosplay picture and tips to make your cosplay even better, the Cosplay Central stage program will be a celebration of all aspects of cosplay, directly from the community!

Important Information

Costume, Weapons and Props Rules

Cosplay is a welcome and important part of our shows; however, each show also has its limitations and guidelines so that cosplay can stay safe for everyone. Read more about our show’s prop weapons policy.

Cosplay is NOT Consent

Florida Supercon has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Please read our full policy here.