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Show off your Cosplay

Cosplay ContestContest

Become your favorite character. Enter by yourself or with a group. Each cosplay will be judged for accuracy and winners will receive prizes.

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Skit

Applications open July 1-August 26, 2023.

Sell at ToshoCON

Be a VendorActivity

If accepted, vendors will be notified by August 8, 2023.

Sell your high-quality anime merchandise at ToshoCON!

We'll get you set up with a booth, help you get started with our Vendor 101 class before the event.

Best of all, there are NO FEES to reserve a booth!

  • Teen (12–19)
  • Adult (20+)

Applications open July 1-31 2023.

Enter the Art Contest at ToshoCON

Art Contestcontest

Do you prefer pencil or watercolor? Mixed media more your jam? Draw, sketch, paint, and/or digitally create your favorite anime character or an original piece for our anime art contest. There are three categories and prizes are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each one. People’s Choice Art contest winner will be voted on in September before ToshoCON.

  • Black & White
  • Color
  • Mixed Media

Applications open July 1-August 26, 2023.

Enter the Comic Contest at ToshoCON

Comic Contestcontest

Write and create your own comic for a chance to win cool prizes. Enter by yourself or with a group and split the prize.

Applications open July 1-August 26, 2023.

Host a Panel Discussion at ToshoCON

Host a Panelactivity

Interested in hosting an in-character info session? Get a group of friends and become panelists at ToshoCON. We’ll even help you get set up with tricks and tips for hosting a panel discussion.

Applications open July 1-August 26, 2023.

Enter the AMV Contest at ToshoCON

AMV Contestcontest

Are you the best Anime Music Video creator that no one ever was? Enter your AMV in our contest and win prizes at ToshoCON. Create and submit by yourself or with a group, up to three times.

Applications open July 1-August 26, 2023.

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Contest Winners

Check out these winning Cosplay, Art, AMV, and Comic contest entries from 2022

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Reservations for Toshocon 2023 will be available in July 2023.

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