What we're about

A group of folks eager to cosplay in many genres or events. Virtual events will be held during the pandemic. Let s go to cons, ren faire, anime events in NYC & nearby areas. Also special themed or holiday events. Cosplayers and the people who enjoy them are welcome. Costumes are not required but it makes things more fun!!
Cosplay is for All!

Photo disclaimer:

All photos can be used for non-profit advertising of the group and our activities. Some photos from prior organizers of this group were provided by NY Cosplay Network. If you do not wish any of your photos to be used to advertise the group then please inform the organizer. Thank you!

Upcoming events (4+)

Anime Night - Cosplay on the couch [VIRTUAL]

Online event

Calling all fans of Anime, Manga, and Kawaii. Newbie or long-time fan! This group's most popular online event is back again. Let's get together & cosplay from the comfort of home or mobile device. Connect from anywhere, we are building community. Share your favorite characters – heroes or villains. Where do you get your anime? Let us know what you’re streaming. If you want to share your screen to show off your pics. We encourage you to use your social media handles in your screen name. First time guests, please turn on your camera and say "hi".

**Costumes are NOT required but it makes things more fun!
What do we do?
Show off your cosplay, social media, get ideas, tell us what shows you’re streaming, find new friends/followers. We like to take a group pic of the event for Facebook & Instagram. Participation is optional.

Follow us at www.facebook.com/thecosplaymeet and www.instagram.com/thecosplaymeet
What do I need?
Download free ZOOM app on your laptop or mobile device. Have your camera on with good wi-fi.
You must RSVP to see the link. The link will be live on the day of the event only. The host will let you in.
Rules for this event:
1. Be Kind
2. No nudity
3. No blackface, cultural appropriation, racial stereotypes, memes, or jokes
4. No talk about religion or politics
5. No sexual harassment or bullying
6. Try not to use bad words
7. No hate speech or images
8. Turn on your camera or talk if video is not available
9. No selling or promotions without permission
10. Have fun!

Violators will be subject to being removed from the call!

Cosplay 101: How did you make that? [VIRTUAL]

Online event

Let's share our hacks for social media posting, cosplay online or IRL at cons and photo shoots! Tips on ideas on what to post like Before & after, BTS, GRWM, and closet cosplay. Let's talk about how we are prepping for conventions and virtual events. How do get started? Can I cosplay on a budget? Let's talk about ring lights, photo editing, cameras, selfies. Open to all genre of cosplay.

Are you an experienced cosplayer who wants a spotlight to talk about experiences? Do you want to co-host or co-organizer? Leave email to the organizer or send a DM on IG.

We usually take a group picture during this online meetup which is posted after the event to meetup, FaceBook & Instagram. Participation is optional. First time guests please turn on your camera & say hi.

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheCosplaymeet
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thecosplaymeet

Rules for this event:
1. Be Kind
2. No nudity
3. No blackface, cultural appropriation, racial stereotypes, memes, or jokes
4. No talk about religion or politics
5. No sexual harassment or bullying
6. Try not to use bad words
7. No hate speech or images
8. Turn on your camera or talk if video is not available
9. No selling or promotions without permission
10. Have fun!

NY Wintercon at ResortsWorld Casino - in person con!

Resorts World Casino New York City

It got post-poned from Jan 2021 due to Covid19. This is an in-person con, NOT an actual meetup. This con will be at ResortsWorld Casino near the Aqeduct Racetrack. It has a new look and new hotel. Like most large events in NY, you should bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a mask. Keep checking the sites below because the website keeps changing.

NY Wintercon will be is a 2-day con from Sat, Mar 5-Sun, Mar 16, 2022.
For general details, go to https://nywintercon.com/elementor-531/#
For tickets, go to https://purchase.growtix.com/e/Wintercon_2021

THINGS TO KNOW:
* The food court in ResortsWorld is the closest place to eat. It's on a different floor from the event space. Beware it's pricey!
* Usually, there is a security check including a metal detector.
* Buy tix in advance and have your code ready on your mobile device or paper ticket.
* Multiple groups host photo shoots on the large outdoor patio which is great for pics.
* If you re interested in being an event host to meet & greet folks at this con, please send a message.
* Lots of great vendors and artists

Cosplay etiquette is important. Here are some tips:
* Ask politely to take picture
* No touching without permission this includes hugs, kisses, handshakes or putting your arms around someone during a picture
* Please respect a cosplayer if they say "no" to a photo or touching or asks you to wear your mask, or keep social distance
* No stalking a cosplayer or following them around the con

If you go please send pics here to this page or tag us on Facebook or Instagram.
www.facebook.com/thecosplaymeet
www.instagram.com/thecosplaymeet

Directions via public transportation. Please check www.mta.info for any changes before you go.
Subway: A train (Far Rockaway-bound) to Aqeduct Racetrack and a short walk from the back of the platform
LIRR: Go to Jamaica Station. It is a short cab or Uber ride to ResortsWorld Casino

NJ Horror Con & Film Festival (in-person con)

Showboat Atlantic City

For information only but not an actual meetup. This con takes place Fri, Apr 8 - Sun, Apr 10, 2022 at Showboat located in Atlantic City, NJ. Masks are suggested. More details on this con, http://www.newjerseyhorrorcon.com/

There's a Greyhound bus leaving from Port Authority which takes you to Atlantic City then take a walk the Boardwalk for the Showboat. It's a 3 hour trip. Do you want to do a group meetup at the bus to go to the con?

Buy tickets only until 1 week before the event $30 for day pass at https://www.simpletix.com/e/tickets-nj-horror-con-and-film-festival-ap-tickets-82433. Otherwise, $35 cash at the door at the con.

Past events (321)

Cosplay 101: How did you make that? [VIRTUAL]

Online event

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