OCTOBER 19-20, 2024

Irving Convention Center

Dallas Fan Festival

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COSPLAY ATTRACTIONS

Cosplay your way to a costume spectacle of epic proportions and experiences. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive cosplay updates.

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COSPLAY RED CARPET

Get ready for the Cosplay Red Carpet. No registration, no competition, no stress! This is your chance to show off your amazing cosplay to fans and photographers, and get your free Cosplay Red Carpet photo from a professional photographer! Check the schedule for times.

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COSPLAY MEETUPS

Are you a member of Class 1A searching for fellow heroes in training? A Jedi in need of an Order? A witch or wizard looking for your housemates? Join our cosplay meetups to get the ultimate group photo and meet fellow fans. Check the schedule for specific days and times.

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COSPLAY EXHIBITION

Want to show off your cosplay without the stress of competition? Strut your stuff, with a group or solo, on the main stage in our Cosplay Exhibition. Check out the schedule for more details.

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KIDS' COSPLAY CONTEST

It's Dallas FAN FESTIVAL's cutest event! Come cheer on the cosplay stars of tomorrow at our kids' cosplay contest. Want to compete? Check out the schedule for more details.

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PANELS & WORKSHOPS

From fabrication to acting, our lineup of pros are on hand to show you how to take your cosplay game to the next level. Attend a panel, check out a demo, or meet them one-on-one. Check the schedule for specific topics, days, and times.

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COSPLAY HIDEAWAY

Even the most seasoned cosplayer needs time to sit, rest, and recharge. Head to the Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Cosplay Hideaway for a quiet place where you can relax and get ready for all the fun the show has to offer. Check the schedule for location and hours.

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COSPLAY PHOTO PARK

Put on your best costume and get ready to strike a pose solo or as a group with unique backdrops at our free Cosplay Photo Park.

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COSPLAY ALL DAY

Cosplay is a huge part of the show. Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don’t be shy, ask for a photo with your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself.

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