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Cosplay Extravaganza

Anime Pops Up is a celebration of all things anime and they are going all out on Cosplay this year! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting, this is the place to shine. Picture yourself in the spotlight, showcasing your meticulously crafted costumes and embodying your favorite characters. The excitement is palpable as you immerse yourself in a world of creativity and endless possibilities!

• Cosplay Workshops: Hone your crafting skills and learn from the experts. 

• Cosplay Photoshoots: Capture stunning memories with fellow cosplayers. 

• Meet & Greet with Special Guests: Rub shoulders with your favorite voice actors and artists. 

• Themed Panels and Discussions: Engage in lively conversations about your favorite series.

• Anime Screenings: Enjoy exclusive anime screenings and sneak peeks.

• Vendors and Artists Alley: Shop for unique merchandise and artwork. 

• And Much More: Immerse yourself in the anime world!

Anime Pops Up is not just a convention; it’s an experience that will leave you with cherished memories and lifelong friendships. Whether you’re a dedicated cosplayer, an anime enthusiast, or simply looking for an extraordinary weekend of fun, you won’t want to miss this!

Cosplay Contest

Join Us for our cosplay contest hosted by Krazy Kats Studios ( and League of Enchantment Chicago (

Are you ready to showcase your cosplay skills and take center stage at Anime Pops Up's most anticipated event? Look no further than the Cosplay Contest hosted by the one and only Krazy Kat! 🐾🎉

🎤 A Judge's Guide to Cosplay Competitions 🎤 But before the spotlight hits the stage, Krazy Kat has a special treat for all aspiring contestants. Join her for the exclusive "A Judge's Guide to Cosplay Competitions" prep panel. In this insightful session, Krazy Kat shares her wealth of knowledge about cosplay competitions, unraveling the mysteries of how they run, how they're judged, and so much more. This is your chance to gain a deeper understanding of the world of cosplay competitions, dispelling any misconceptions and offering practical advice that she's acquired through her own cosplay journey.

Krazy Kat's panel isn't just about the technicalities; it's about empowering contestants to put their best foot forward and confidently participate in cosplay competitions. With very little information on this topic, Krazy Kat is on a mission to fill that gap, ensuring aspiring cosplayers have the guidance they need to excel on stage.

🌈 Cosplay Contest Extravaganza 🌈 Once you've absorbed all the valuable insights from the panel, it's time to put your newfound knowledge to the test! The Cosplay Contest at Anime Pops Up is a big part of our Cosplay extravaganza (link that back to the cosplay section on activities) of creativity and talent, where cosplayers of all levels can shine. Strut your stuff in front of a panel of experienced judges, including Krazy Kat, and show the world your passion for cosplay.

But it's not just about winning; it's about celebrating the art of cosplay and the community's dedication. Whether you're a seasoned cosplayer or it's your first time on stage, the Cosplay Contest is your chance to step into your favorite characters' shoes and dazzle the audience with your transformation.

🌟 The League of Enchantment 🌟 But the magic doesn't end with the contest. The League of Enchantment is joining Krazy Kat in this celebration of cosplay and community, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a heartwarming mission. They work tirelessly to bring hope and smiles to kids and kids-at-heart by embodying beloved characters through the power of cosplay. Their partnership with Make-A-Wish and various other charitable organizations has allowed them to make a profound difference in the lives of children.

Members of The League of Enchantment don't just wear costumes; they wear compassion and kindness. Whether it's delivering toys to children in hospitals or brightening the day of kids at community outreach events, they embody the very spirit of cosplay - spreading joy and making dreams come true.

So, whether you're a contestant ready to take the stage or a fan eager to witness the magic of cosplay, Anime Pops Up's Cosplay Contest, guided by Krazy Cat and joined by The League of Enchantment, promises an unforgettable experience of creativity, compassion, and camaraderie. Get ready to be inspired and amazed by the incredible world of cosplay!" 🌟🎭🎉

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