June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Hall Costume Contest for A-Kon 25

Hall Costume Contest for A-Kon 25

03/11/14

              HALL COSPLAY CONTEST: Have a costume? Want a chance to have your costume’s craftsmanship judged in a contest without having to brave the beast that is the A-Kon Main Cosplay audience? Cursed with shyness or terrible stage fright? Then the Hall Cosplay Contest is for you! How to Enter: Simply show up at the...

Weapons Policy *Now Updated

Weapons Policy *Now Updated

03/08/14

              A-Kon® reserves the right to refuse entry of any prop/weapon it deems unfit for any reason. Any misuse of a prop/weapon (horseplay, dueling, fighting, running/swinging, firing, etc.) is grounds for removal and or ejection from convention premises without recourse, up to and including legal action depending on the...

Yaya Han returns to A-Kon 25

Yaya Han returns to A-Kon 25

10/08/13

              Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with over a decade of experience. After discovering cosplay at Anime Expo in 1999, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 250+ costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games,...

Homestuck Cosplay Is Not Banned!

It has been brought to our attention that there have been rumors circulating about Homestuck cosplay being banned from the convention and/or hotel in 2014. A-Kon would like to state for the record that these rumors are not true.

Cosplay Videos

Cosplay Videos

06/08/13

Random A-Kon 24 Cosplay videos.

A-Kon 24 Cosplay Skits

A-Kon 24 Cosplay Skits

06/08/13

              Here are the cosplay skits from the cosplay contest at A-Kon 24. From MEK

Cosplay at the Citibank Dallas Asian Festival

Cosplay at the Citibank Dallas Asian Festival

05/08/13

The Citibank Dallas Asian Festival has asked us to help set up a Cosplay contest for their event this year!

Colonel Sanders cosplays as Dragon Ball Z’s Goku

TOKYO —In Japan, Colonel Sanders has been known to dress up as Santa Claus around Christmas time and as a giant purple robot around … other times, but nowhe’s found an even cooler costume. Starting Feb 15, Colonel Sanders will cosplay as Dragon Ball Z’s Goku at seven different locations in Japan. Each statue will hold one of the seven dragon balls,...

A-Kon 23 CosPlay Winners

A-Kon 23 CosPlay Winners

09/11/12

Sorry for the lateness in getting this info out.

Kimono: Modern Art for Modern Life

The following item was originally published on 7 September 2012 on Helen McCarthy: A Face Made for Radio and is republished here with the kind permission of the author. Yuko Omori doesn’t want kimono to die out. The fashion stylist and TV costume designer has launched her own kimono line, Double Maison, to encourage young Japanese women to put their own spin on...