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(Chicago, IL) Anime Midwest, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more announces its masquerade complete with a cosplay contest from 4-6 p.m. on July 5, 2014. Guests are invited to show off their best cosplay attire and have the opportunity to compete in the cosplay contest, where winners will receive free admission to next year’s convention.

Contest participants can enter in three different divisions based on cosplay experience: inexperienced, experienced and master. Entries will be critiqued by expert judges in two categories: performance and workmanship. Even those who do not wish to compete are eligible for honorable mentions in the exhibition category. Read the official cosplay contest rules here.

Over 8,000 people are expected to attend the Fourth Annual Anime Midwest Convention. From Q&A panels with top actors and entertainers to cosplay events and rave dances, Anime Midwest brings fans hundreds of events in celebration of Japanese culture. Register today to attend this highly anticipated event.

Anime Midwest
Anime Midwest is a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more, similar to other cons like anime central, aka ACEN. The convention runs from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon, and includes dozens of events such as a Cosplay costume contest (where participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction) anime screenings, concerts and more. For more information please visit

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