Celebrate Cosplay At MadFest

Madman Anime Festival brings a celebration of cosplay to each event. For fans and cosplayers alike, there's plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Cosplay Stars

  • Live on stage performances
  • Autograph sessions
  • Meet and greets
  • Workshops

Learn tips and tricks about creating cosplay from some of the most accomplished cosplayers in the world.

Madman National Cosplay Championship (MNCC)

If you’ve got what it takes to be Australia’s top cosplayer, join Australia’s premiere cosplay championship. Preliminary rounds are hosted in capital cities around Australia and New Zealand, with the final held at Madman Anime Festival Melbourne.

The MNCC Grand Finalist Winner Will Win


Return Economy airfare for 2 to Japan


7 Nights Twin Share Accommodation


7 Day Japan Rail Pass For 2

Cosplay Events

If you’re coming to MadFest in cosplay, you’re eligible to take part in the Cosplay Masquerade. Come on stage and show off your cosplay or perform a skit on stage!

DMC SSS Cosplay Competition

Madman and Capcom are excited to announce a special addition to growing Cosplay events happening at MadFest Sydney 2019!

To celebrate the release of DMC5 and special guests Hideaki Itsuno and Matt Walker, Madfest will play host to the “DMC SSS Cosplay Competition” on Sunday, March 17th 2019.

Cosplay and Fan Gatherings

Heading to the festival in cosplay? Want to meet some new friends who are into the same fandom as you?

MadFest will feature cosplay and fan gatherings that will have photographers at the scene ready to snap awesome group cosplay pics.

Look out for the orange cosplay flag!

A Celebration Of All Things Cosplay Is Coming

Don't miss out on the cosplay event of the year.