For your safety and enjoyment of the convention, and for providing the same for others in attendance, please adhere to the following rules in order to ensure Anime Austin is a fun and friendly place for everyone:
The “Up and Coming” program is designed for local cosplayers. We believe every cosplayer deserves the attention of their community. This is for cosplayers who have never held the status of "guest" at an event before in hopes to get their names out there.* If you are just starting out on your cosplay journey and are looking to get a taste of taking your cosplay journey to the next level, please fill out this short questionnaire for a chance to be featured on our website for a year, get free pass(es) to our event, and some guest status** ! Let us be your support.
Applications are due by February 9, 2019.
Some short rules:
Note: The cosplay directors reserve the right to refuse or revoke entry to any entrant for any reason.
Skits: Contestants perform on stage. Performance can be a skit, music, dancing, martial arts, etc. Skits are restricted to three (3) minutes on the stage.
Walk-ons: Contestants walk onto the stage and do several different poses for at least 30 seconds to show off their costume.
If you have questions or are not sure what category you qualify for, cosplay staff would be happy to help you figure it out. If you are entering as a group you must enter under the highest placing member.
Be sure to experience one of the best anime adventures you can have!
We're still working to add guests, so check back regularly for new guest bios! If you're interested in seeing the types of guests we've had in previous years, please check the link below: