Battle Cosplay is an original Anime Oasis event that first took place in 2004.
Cosplayers sign up in teams of 2 and compete using an original battle system in a single elimination tournament.
Battle Cosplay is completely unscripted. One player from each team will roll dice to determine their teammate's actions in battle. As the tournament progresses, the excitement builds as crowd favorites emerge. It a fun, no-contact battle that anyone could win.
Battle Cosplay has a LONG run time! As this is a tournament style event, teams could be involved from beginning until the end of the event. Please only plan to enter if you can stay the entire run time of the event of 3 hours.
Battle Cosplay check in will occur 1 hour before the event starts.
Battle Cosplay will be limited to 16 teams of 2. Registration will take place on site as listed on the final schedule.
Battle Cosplay will follow the same acceptable cosplay requirements as the Cosplay Challenge: "As Neo Anime Oasis is a convention dedicated to Japanese Animation costumes for the Cosplay Challenge are required to meet the focus of the convention. The costumes must be from Japanese anime, manga, tokusatsu and video games, in which the original copyright holder is Japanese."
* Dojinshi and unique characters from live actor movies based on anime or manga are not permitted. (i.e. Dragon ball Evolution etc.)
Original costumes are not acceptable.
Also acceptable: Costumes from shows, games, etc that are NOT Japanese, but designed in the style of Japanese Animation. Examples: RWBY, Genshin Impact. Examples of unacceptable costumes under this rule: Avatar the Last Air Bender. For questions, ASK IN ADVANCE!!!
If you have questions, you must contact us in advance, or you may prevented from entering. Exceptions can only be made by the convention chairman. Current exception(s): NONE