OCTOBER 14-16, 2022

Irving Convention Center

Dallas Fan Festival

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COSPLAY ATTRACTIONS

Cosplay is an integral part of the Dallas community and a core component of Dallas FAN FESTIVAL! Check out all of the Cosplay programming and events you can expect at this year's show. Hope to see you there!

COSPLAY 'MASHUP' CONTEST

The Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Cosplay “MASHUP” contest takes cosplay to the next level! What cosplays, characters, or themes will you put together to create the ultimate, unique expression of fandom!? Participants will compete for prize packs and tickets to FAN EXPO Dallas 2023 and the audience will decide who is the Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Mashup Champion! 

When: Friday, October 14 at 6pm Where: TBD 

MONSTEROUS COSPLAY CONTEST

Do you have the most monstrous or horrifying cosplay at Dallas FAN FESTIVAL 2022?! Come and show off your skills in this horror-themed cosplay competition and see if you're the scariest of them all! 

LIGHT THE NIGHT - GLOW RAVE

On Friday night, we're kicking off the show and lighting the night with a 'glowing' good time! Come and dance, show off your 'glowing' cosplays, and enjoy the night, without leaving the Irving Convention Center!

COSPLAY RED CARPET

Get ready for the Cosplay Red Carpet! There's no pre-registration, no competition, & no stress! Walk the Red Carpet and show off your Cosplay in front of adoring fans. 

COSPLAY PANELS

Whether you're crafting an intricate new build or updating your favorite Halloween costume, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL will have panels and workshops for you! 

HORROR PHOTO OPS & MEET-UPS

Are you a horrifying monster in search of fellow ghouls, goblins, and the undead? A slasher in need of a victim? A vampire or witch looking for your coven? Then you won’t want to miss Dallas FAN FESTIVAL's horror photo ops and themed cosplay meet-ups. 

COSPLAY PHOTO PARK

Snap the best shot with the coolest background at our Photo Park. From outer space to enchanted lands, there’s a setting for everyone. 

COSPLAY MEET UPS

Meet like-minded fans and get a picture to remember at a themed cosplay meet up. Watch for a schedule of specific fandom meet-ups closer to show time. 

THEME DAYS

COLOR FEST - AN ART EXPLOSION!

Comics, cosplay, chalk art, painting and more - come explore the diversity and creativity of art in pop culture! 

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