Leading by example through positivity and acceptance.
Our Cosplay Senpai Program, created in 2014, handpicks Cosplayers who have shown community support and outreach through positivity both at con and in the online world. They are invited to come and promote fun, passion, and acceptance within the cosplay community through panels and discussions. The Cosplay Senpai are always open to answering questions, giving advice, and talking with attendees; they can be found in the Entertainment Hall, right next to the Cosplay Repair Area.
Anime Expo advocates the idea that cosplay is for everyone –no matter what size, gender, age, religion, shape, color, or even species. Cosplay is all about having fun! The Cosplay Senpai help support our mission to promote the message that anyone and everyone can cosplay.
To do this, the AX Cosplay Senpai are expected to:
- Give back to the community by providing assistance through the form of tutorials.
- Promote positivity online through meaningful dialogue about a variety of topics.
- Actively engage with the cosplay community in person/online.
- Maintain a family-friendly feel with their representation through photos and content that would be comparable to a PG rating.
If you think you or someone you know might be a good fit for our Cosplay Senpai Program, please send us a message via our Contact Form, with “Cosplay” selected as the topic. Please be sure to tell us who you are suggesting and explain why you think he/she/you might be a good fit for our Cosplay Senpai Program.