Cosplay and Costume Events at Animate Florida

ANIMATE FLORIDA will have dozens of cosplay and costuming events over the course of the 3 day weekend. Stay tuned for updates as we will be adding information to this page often.

ANIMATE FLORIDA COSPLAY INFORMATION BOOTH
Located at Booth #TBA in the Main Exhibition Hall, next to the ANIMATE FLORIDA FREE COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTHS (Booth #’s TBA). The Cosplay Information Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests! The Cosplay Information booth will be open each day during Exhibition Room hours.

ANIMATE FLORIDA FREE COSPLAY PHOTO SHOOT BOOTHS
Want to get your picture taken in costume at ANIMATE? The ANIMATE FLORIDA Cosplay Photo Booths will be set up @ Booth #’s TBA next to the Cosplay Info Booth, and will be open as long as the Exhibition Room is open. All pictures will be posted online after the show on our Flickr page and on our Facebook page.

ANIMATE FLORIDA FRIDAY RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST
Friday, October 6 @ TBA
MAIN EVENTS STAGE
This is a “Runway” style costume contest, open to anyone in costume. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AS FOLLOWS: Best in Show, Best Individual, 2nd place – Individual, Best Group, 2nd place – Group, Best Junior / Youth, and Judges Awards (x3). CLICK HERE for more info or go directly to http://animateflorida.com/animate-florida-runway-costume-contest/

ANIMATE FLORIDA SUPERGIRLS & SUPERBOYS “LATE NIGHT” COSTUME CONTEST
Friday October 6 @ TBA
Main Events Stage
A special “Late Night” costume contest showcasing our favorite heroes and villains! Since this contest takes place late at night, no one under the age of 17 may enter this contest. This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of some of our special guests. This is a runway style contest with no pre-judging. Costume’s may be of any hero or villain in anime, cartoons, movies, comic books, video games, etc.. Costumes may be handmade or store bought. CLICK HERE for more info or go directly to http://animateflorida.com/supergirls-superboys-supercon-late-night-costume-contest/

ANIMATE FLORIDA COSTUME COMPETITION
Saturday, October 7 @ TBA
MAIN EVENTS STAGE
Compete with the best of the best costumers at Animate Florida for over $2,500 in cash and prizes, with $1,000 cash for Best In Show! The contest is open to ALL skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance at winning an award. For all the info on the event CLICK HERE or go to http://animateflorida.com/animate-florida-costume-competition/

ANIMATE FLORIDA MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION
Sunday, October 8 @ TBA
MAIN EVENTS STAGE
The ANIMATE FLORIDA Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level! OVER $1,500 IN CASH & PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SHOW, with a $500 CASH PRIZE for Best in Show! This is a competition based on performance and presentation. Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on stage performance and costumes. Think of it as a costume talent show…more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying! CLICK HERE for more info or go to http://animateflorida.com/masquerade-costume-performance-competition/

ANIMATE FLORIDA VIDEO GAME COSTUME CONTEST
Sunday, October 8 @ TBA
ROOM 305
This is a “Runway” style costume contest open to anyone in a video game inspired costume. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. CLICK HERE for rules and info on entering the contest! AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AS FOLLOWS: Best in Show, Best Individual – Male, Best Individual – Female, Best Group, Best Original Concept (of Existing Character), Best Likeness, Best Junior / Youth, and Judges’ Awards (3).

PROFESSIONAL COSPLAY GUESTS
Each year, ANIMATE FLORIDA brings in professional Cosplay guests from around the country. These guests take part in panels, workshops and help judge the various costume and costuming contests. CLICK HERE or go to http://animateflorida.com/professional-cosplay-guests/ to see who’s coming to ANIMATE FLORIDA 2017!