August 16 - 18, 2024

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

FAN EXPO Chicago

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COSPLAY ATTRACTIONS

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

MEET YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAY GUESTS

They’ve honed their craft and now they’re ready to share it with the world. Be in awe when you meet all of our talented cosplay guests. They’ll be photo ready and can’t wait for you to see them.

THE FAN EXPO CHICAGO COSPLAY CRAFTSMANSHIP CUP

Cosplayers, get ready to show off your craftsmanship skills and compete for cosplay glory in the 2024 FAN EXPO Chicago Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup!

COSPLAY PANELS AND HOW-TO'S

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

COSPLAY RED CARPET

No registration, no competition, no stress! The Cosplay Red Carpet is your chance to show off amazing Cosplay to all the fans, and get your free Cosplay Red Carpet photo from MoorCroft Photography. Check the schedule closer to the show for more details.

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.

COSPLAY MEETUPS

Are you a member of Class 1A searching for fellow heroes in training? A Jedi in need of an Order? Join our Cosplay Meetups, hosted by CosMeetUp Chicago, to get the ultimate group photo and meet fellow fans. Check the schedule closer to the show for specific days and times.

KIDS COSPLAY RED CARPET

It's our cutest event! Come cheer on the Cosplay stars of tomorrow at our Kids' Cosplay Red Carpet on Sunday, August 18. 

COSPLAY GROUPS

If you’ve ever wanted to see your fave fandom characters brought to life, you’ll want to check out our Cosplay Groups. Make friends from a galaxy far, far away, be enchanted by heroes and princesses, and even bust some ghosts. Check out all our amazing Cosplay Groups below:
501ST MIDWEST GARRISON
CHICAGO POC COSPLAYERS
CHICAGOLAND COSPLAY CREATIONS
COSMEETUP CHICAGO
THE FINEST G.I. JOE COSPLAY GROUP
HOOLIGANS IN-COSPLAY
LEAGUE OF ENCHANTMENT CHICAGO
MIDWEST COSTUMERS WITH A CAUSE
THE PROJECT COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY
WINDY CITY GHOSTBUSTERS