Cosplay Guide

Cosplay is welcome at Kaiga Convention!

Cosplaying at Kaiga Convention is not only encouraged but celebrated! We believe that cosplaying is an essential part of the anime and pop culture experience, allowing fans to showcase their creativity and pay homage to their favourite characters, don't worry though it is not a requirement!

Kaiga Convention provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for all enthusiasts. From elaborate costumes to casual cosplays, every effort is appreciated and respected. So grab your wigs, props, and costumes, and join us in bringing your favorite characters to life!

Our cosplay values:

COSPLAY IS FOR EVERYONE

 At Kaiga Convention, we firmly believe that cosplay is for everyone. We foster an inclusive and accepting environment where diversity is celebrated and all individuals are treated with respect. We have zero tolerance for fat shaming, racism, or any form of discrimination.

Whether you're a an experienced cosplayer or just starting out, we encourage you to have safe fun and embrace the joy of cosplaying.

We warmly welcome individuals of all backgrounds, body types, gender expression and abilities, understanding that cosplay is a powerful tool for self-expression and creativity.

COSPLAYERS SUPPORT EACH OTHER

We prioritize creating a supportive community where cosplayers can learn, share, and grow together. Regardless of your experience level, we believe that everyone has something unique to contribute. We encourage beginners to join us on their cosplay journey and remind them not to compare themselves to others who are further along. Our focus is on fostering a positive and encouraging atmosphere where we lift each other up and appreciate the efforts and creativity of all cosplayers.
We highly advocate for a hate and drama free environment for everyone, let's work together and make all cosplay spaces - not exclusive to KaiCon - a safe and welcoming space!

Our Weapons Policy

Kaiga Anime Convention is excited to see all your amazing props that go with your cosplays! However, we have a Duty of Care to ensure that all attendees and staff feel safe and are not placed in harm's way.



Furthermore, cosplays that are large in size, have spikes, large wings or banners, must be mindful and respectful of other attendees. If there is an issue, Kaiga Anime Convention staff may ask for the cosplayer to change or alter attire (ie. take off wings).

Cosplay on stage at Kaiga Convention

COSPLAY PARADE

Join in the excitement and become part of the Cosplay Parade that takes place on each convention day! It's your moment to shine on stage and showcase your incredible cosplay creations in a non-competitive and purely enjoyable setting. The parade is one of our event highlights, allowing cosplayers of all levels to share their passion and talents with a supportive audience.

Be sure to sign up at the Cosplay Checkpoint on the day of the event to secure your spot, as availability is limited!

KAIGA COSPLAY TOURNAMENT

Get ready to showcase your cosplay skills and compete for glory at the highly anticipated Kaiga Cosplay Tournament! This annual competition brings together cosplayers to compete for coveted titles and amazing prizes. With categories like Best in Show, Rising Star, Best Group, and the exciting Wildcard, there's a chance for everyone to shine.

Our dedicated panel of judges will be on the lookout for exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and overall presentation. We value the artistry and passion of handmade cosplay!

Thank you to our 2023 Tournament Judges!

PERTH MAGICIAN | @perthmagician

Perth Magician has become known for making large and unusual meme cosplays that include the Fornite Bus, Alolan Exeggcutor and Hokage Mountain.

They specialise in foam work and 3D printing. Making people smile and laugh is their goal with cosplay. 

Photo Courtesy of HKPhotographyperth

AOI NAITO COSPLAY | @aoi_naito_cosplay

Aoi Naito Cosplay has been cosplaying for 7 years. In 2021 she was part of “Best Group” at KaiCon.

In 2023 she was the Perth Cosplay Spotlight at Oz Comic Con where she also had the opportunity to judge the Cosplay Competition.

Photo Courtesy of CKImagery

HOLDUPHUHH | @holduphuhh

Holduphuhh been cosplaying for 12 years but only competing for 2 or 3 as they enjoy looking at the cosplays from afar.
They love any sort of fiddly detail from jewel work and beading to making giant eyebrows and painting googly eyes to look like rivets! They love creativity and enjoy when people have fun in what they're doing!

Photo Courtesy of 𝘤𝘰𝘯_𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥9 

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Explore the 'Cos-Zone' !

COSPLAY REPAIR STATION

Sponsored and provided by PlaybyProxy this is the go-to place if your cosplay needs a quick fix or adjustment, we're here to help!

HKPHOTOGRAPHY PERTH

HKPhotographyperth are our official event photographers and you can see them wandering around the con, check out their table at the cos-zone!

CKIMAGERY PHOTOBOOTH

CKImagery is the place to get studio-quality professional photos taken of your Cosplay! Be sure to stop by and document all your convention memories.

COSPLAY SHOWCASE

We have beautiful cosplay on display, take a moment to admire the craft, detail and dedication it takes to bring these concepts to life!