Cosplay Central

Whether you want to walk amongst your cosplaying comrades or bring a camera to take some incredible photos (ask permission first!), NYCC is a massive gathering for cosplayers of all skill levels from across the globe. This is your chance to have your photo taken by adoring fans or to see how many cosplayers you recognize! 

This year, Cosplay Central is located on Level 1 in Room 1A02 at the Javits Center – right across from Artist Alley!

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Cosplay Community

We love our cosplay community and are proud to support cosplay organizations, individuals, and professional guests. Stay tuned to see who will be joining us in Cosplay Central at NYCC 2021

Championships of Cosplay

NYCC’s Championships of Cosplay is a highly anticipated and esteemed cosplay competition. The winner from NYCC’s Championships of Cosplay will also be asked to compete in the US Crown Championships of Cosplay event in Chicago in 2022! Cosplayers will showcase their hard work and months of dedication to their craft.

Registration for NYCC’s Championships of Cosplay is now OPEN. To participate, please apply at the link below:

Cosplay Central Crown Championships – NYCC Qualifier Registration

Costume, Weapons & Props Rules

Cosplay is a welcome and important part of our shows; however, each show also has its limitations and guidelines so that cosplay can stay safe for everyone. Read more about our show’s prop weapons policy here.


Check back soon for a full schedule!

Cosplay is NOT Consent

New York Comic Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Ask permission before taking photos with or of a cosplayer and respect their right to say no. Please read our full Anti-Harassment Policy here