If cosplay is your game, then Cosplay Central is your new homebase at PAX Aus. Check out these fantastic cosplay features and activities taking place at the show.

Cosplay Central Crown Championships

PAX Aus is host to the Australian leg of the Cosplay Central Crown Championships of Cosplay.

The Cosplay Central Crown Championships of Cosplay is ReedPop's annual global Cosplay Championships, formed in 2021 by the joining of the EuroCosplay Championships, whose final has been held at MCM London Comic Con since October 2010, and the Crown Championships of Cosplay, traditionally held at C2E2.

Click below for more information on the Cosplay Central Crown Championships.

Cosplay Meetups

Strike a pose and take a photo at one of the many cosplay photo backdrops at the show! Prefer a group experience? Join a cosplay group photo op where everyone from your favorite fandom or franchise can meet up!

Cospitality Lounge

Been standing too long and your feet hurt? We’ve got you.  

Need somewhere to take off your helmet and eat in private? We’ve got you.

Feeling overwhelmed and needing a place to relax?  We’ve. Got. You! 

Come and hang out in our new Cospitality Lounge.  We have everything you need to decompress, hang out with friends, and get ready to show off your latest cosplay. The Cospitality Lounge features seating, cosplay changing rooms, mirrors, hair/makeup stations and much more!

Cosplay Repair Station

Something bend out of shape? Need some professional help getting your cosplay fixed and back out on the show floor? Cosplay Central has a dedicated Cosplay Repair Station lead by some incredible cosplay commmunity members. They'll sort you out!

Panels & Workshops

Our Cosplay Theatre features three full days of panels and workshops tailor-made for the Cosplay community. Check the full show schedule closer to the show for more information on what's going down at the Cosplay Theatre.

Cosplay Policies

If a weapon (gun, sword, gunsword, knife, bludgeoning object, bludgeoningknife, knifeknife, etc.) is part of your costume, please be sure to go through our weapons-check procedure at Info Desk by the Clarendon Street Entrance. For more info on our Cosplay policies check out our Safety & Accessibility page.

In addition, we ask that you not take pictures in the Expo Hall aisles for the sake of traffic flow, no matter HOW rad that Sheik costume is!