Cosplay Info.

RetroWorld Expo welcomes anyone who wants to dress up and cosplay for the event!


No nudity. No profanity allowed at any point. No political or religious statements that would appear threatening or rude. Do Not use any sort of REAL Weapons at all! Nothing must leave your person while you are in competition. No explosive devices, or related special effects are to be used. Do not make, use or bring anything that could be a potential threat to other attendees.


Main Stage Cosplay Contest

On Sunday October 15th at 2pm at the main Stage RetroWorld will be holding its Cosplay Contest!

Sign-up online now through Wednesday October 11th, or in-person on Saturday and Sunday at the Extra Life table during convention hours.

There will be 3 categories for the Cosplay Contest:

  1. Kids Cosplay

  2. Group Cosplay

  3. Individual Cosplay

On the sign-up form please include the name of the character and what they are from (e.g. “Samus Aran from the Metroid series”).

If you are taking part in a group cosplay please  include the number of people taking part in the “Name of Character” field..

If you sign up ahead of time, please use a valid e-mail so that you can receive additional updates–including contest rules and instructions..

People’s Choice Cosplay Contest

COME BE A HERO for the kids and enter the Extra Life People’s Choice Cosplay Contest! Each competitor has an opportunity to win even more prizes while also raising money to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

To enter, register in-person at the Extra Life Booth Saturday and Sunday where we’ll take your photo and add it to our Wall of Heroes. Attendees that donate to the Extra Life Campaign earn tickets for their favorite cosplayer on the Wall of Heroes. The Hero who earned the most tickets each day of the convention will take home a prize!

All funds raised will go directly to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. If you’re a real gamer who wants to be a real hero for your local community, ask the folks at the Extra Life Booth about how to become more involved with Extra Life and CCMC!

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