Cosplay at StarFest

We will have featured cosplayers who will be available -- at their tables or wandering the halls or at their panels -- for answering all of your cosplay questions. They would all love to help you get started!

StarFest Costume Contest

Our costume contest takes place on Saturday night in the Main Events room. Prizes are awarded in several categories. If you are interested in participating, sign up at Costume Contest Registration on Friday and Saturday. It’s a lot of fun and exciting, too! Imagine appearing on the same stage as our Hollywood Stars! Online registration — see the link after the rules here. You MUST sign up before the contest in order to participate. We cannot take any walk-on entrants.

Cosplay Panels

Whether you are a seasoned cosplayer or you want to learn how to get started, we have a panel for you.


Cosplay Rest and Repair Room

Hosted by The Royal Manticoran Navy, this is a room where cosplayers can go to get away from the convention or have their costumes repaired. Here are the rules for the room: Hours of operation will be Friday 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm.

Rest and Repair

Take the time to take a break. It’s hard to be “on” continuously. Your costume and props can wear you down a lot faster than you expect.

Emergency Costume Supplies

Cosplayers are welcome to use the CR&R room and its supplies for emergency repairs. We have experienced costumers available if you need additional help.

Lounge Area Time Limit

Please remember the lounge area is for rest and repair. You are welcome to take as long as you need to get yourself ready to entertain your fans again. Please be courteous and allow others to make use of the room and its facilities as well.

No Unattended Children

The CR&R room is a place for cosplayers to rest. It is not a day care center. For the safety of your children, please do not leave them unattended. Unattended children will be turned over to convention security.

No Photo Zone

No worries about taking off your helmet, wig, or prosthetics and grabbing a bite to eat. The Cosplay Rest and Repair Room is a safe place where you can be out of character without disappointing your fans.