Cosplay Mania, one of the largest anime and cosplay conventions in the Philippines, is set to take place on September 30- October 1, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines. The event is organized by Cosplay.ph. It will feature everything related to anime, cosplay, games, collectibles, virtual idols, J-music, and more. The theme this year is isekai adventure, “Re: born a Machine,” and it will also mark the event’s 15th year anniversary.
Cosplay Mania 2023, or CosMania for short, is expected to have over 200 exhibit booths, more than 25 special guests, and six special musical guests performing in the JAM Anime Song (Anisong) Concert. In addition, the all star-avenue, the BlockBuster fair, and the 3 halls of the convention have prepared each of their own exciting activities. Lastly, Cosplay Mania, together with Anime Festival Asia (AFA), will be hosting an exclusive meet-and-greet for one of the most successful and talented cosplayers in Asia, Hakken.
Cosplay Mania 2023’s Guests of Honor
Japanese Anime Music (JAM) Concert Guests
- JAM Day 1: BPM150, Shiki Miyoshino, Junna
- JAM Day 2: Daoko, Kobo Kanaeru, Nano
Support Our Local All-Stars!
Blockbusters You Don’t Wanna Miss!
- Globe and Crunchyroll will be offering exciting freebies and experiences!
- GOOD SMILE COMPANY and Kotobukiya will be officially presented by Arigatoys Collectibles
- Through Airspeed, you can ship your shopping bags to any address not just in the Philippines, but throughout Asia
- Learn more about Japan from Japan Foundation and The Embassy of Japan
- Interested in sewing machines, printers, and other stuff? Check out Brother Philippines.
- Salonpas (Get freebies!)
- GMA Store, Hubbyte, and Aniporium
- VOLS Project
- Ikemen Series by CYBIRD (Fan meetings and Kabedons)
- Animax Asia
- Be on the lookout for Nissin Cup Noodles, Nips, Hello, and Vcut
The Cosplay Mania 2023 Floor Plan
Cosplay Mania 2023 will be in Halls 2,3,4, and Function Room 4 at the SMX Convention Center. The halls are divided into:
- Exhibit Hall: Includes Fan Fair, Blockbusters, Exhibits, and the Globe stage (Ground Floor, Halls 3-4)
- Special Hall: Includes the Crunchyroll Stage and exclusive JAM concert stage (Hall 2)
- Meet & Greet Hall: Includes All-Star Avenue and Hakken’s exclusive M&G stage (Second Floor, FR 4)
Exciting Cosplay Contests
- Anisong-It Challenge: Battle other cosplayers in a fun singing challenge
- Hall Cosplay Masquerade: Best Cosplayers roaming the halls will be approached by secret judges
- Facepalm the Music
- Trivia Throne Throwdown
- Cosplay Karaoke Cup
- Cosplay Mania Cup
Cosplay Mania 2023 Stage Event and Activity Schedule
Other Things To Do:
- Truck-kun Photo Op: An off-stage activity for con-goers to have isekai-themed pictures
- Cosplay SideQuest: A free and optional side quest that con-goers can participate in and are guaranteed a prize when completed.
- Open Karaoke: After stage events are finished, con-goers are free to use the stage and mic for karaoke
- Sit or party to the Mini-JAM Concert and the DJ Stage
- Rest and enjoy the free WiFi provided by Globe
- Stay hydrated and full at the food booths
Ticket Price Overview for Cosplay Mania 2023
- Separate tickets will be sold for Day 1 and Day 2. Purchase tickets via Ticketmax.
- SILVER (₱599.00) – Includes access to EX Hall, MG Hall, and SP Hall
- GOLD (₱1,499.00) – EX Hall, MG Hall, SP Hall, and JAM Concert Standing Area Access
- VIP (₱3,499.00) – Includes access to EX Hall, MG Hall, SP Hall, JAM Concert VIP Reserved Seating, Orange Prestige Lounge Access, limited edition tote Bag, lanyard, and VIP Badge, T-Shirt, and more!
Ready for the much-anticipated “Isekai Adventure” – Into the Chronosphere? Cosplay Mania 2023 is just a few days away. See you there!