Comic book geeks and anime fans alike are invited to choose their characters, assemble their costumes, and gather together in Orlando for the dressiest cosplay-fest of the year. On Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, 2020, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is hosting CosplayCon, an epic event where cosplayers can celebrate the inner “geek” that unites them.
What Is Cosplay?
Originally inspired by Japanese pop-culture in the 1990s, cosplay has since taken the Western world by storm. Cosplay is the combination of two words: costume and play. Conventional cosplay consists of dressing up like a fictional character from popular genres such as science fiction, anime, or steampunk, among others. Character inspiration can come from comic books, novels, video games, television, or film. Serious cosplayers invest in a full overhaul of makeup, face paint, and props to complete their intricately designed costumes. However, cosplay is only half the fun when you are by yourself.
CosplayCon Event Details
The fun and fandom of CosplayCon is courtesy of Cosplay Pros and Cons — a nationwide community of cosplayers who regularly unite online, at national conventions, or wherever their imagination leads. This cosplay community allows members to share their unique interests and collaborate annually at this special event. CosplayCon will feature exciting fan favorite games and interactive events such as:
- Rock, Paper, and Scissors Tournament – At the event’s most hailed competition, players are expected to come prepared with their best battle strategy.
- Costume Contest Award Ceremony – It wouldn’t be a true convention without a costume contest. The best cosplayers of the day at CosplayCon will be awarded each night.
At CosplayCon, you can also expect epic photo and video opportunities to capture you and your squad showing off your best cosplay.
A Cosplayer’s Dream at OCCC
The second largest convention in North America, Orlando’s OCCC is the perfect venue for cosplayers to have fun and geek-out. A proud host of regional, national, and international conventions, the award-winning facility also hosts eight food courts where cosplayers can dine and rest after walking the expansive convention center halls in character.
Book a Hotel Near CosplayCon
Spending a full day dressed in an impressive-but-heavy costume can wear you out, so plan ahead by reserving a room at the nearby Rosen Inn. Located mere minutes away from the contests and costumes of CosplayCon, the Rosen Inn offers relaxing, luxurious, and affordable amenities. To book a room and turn your cosplay weekend into a full Orlando getaway, call the Rosen Inn today at 407-996-4444 or click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.