Cosplay Contest 2018

Cosplay Contest Judging – Sunday, August 5, 1:00pm to 3:30pm, Panel Room 3 – Meeting Room 121
Cosplay Contest – Sunday, August 5, 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Ballroom A – Main Events

AniRevo’s annual Cosplay Contest is a chance for people to show off the fruits of their labour, brought on by hours of blood, sweat and tears. Sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh and cheer the contestants on! Featuring special guest cosplay judges: Baozi, Hana and Damien Maverick of the 404s!! The Cosplay Contest Judging is open to Cosplayers in the contest only.

Worst Cosplay Contest

Have you ever watched a Cosplay Contest an thought “this is great… bit it would be better if it were the exact opposite?”. Well, like a version of the Cosplay Contest from the Darkest Timeline, we bring you the return of the Worst Cosplay Contest!

Sunday, August 5, 10:00am to 11:30am, Ballroom A – Main Events

The Worst Cosplay Contest is a just-for-fun cosplay improv show where audience members are the contestants. Get up on stage, make a fool of yourself and join us all in having a laugh in a series of wacky quizzes, games and general weirdness.


Cosplay at Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2013

Anime Revolution is returning to the Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2013 with more cosplay shows!

Location: Vancouver Chinatown at the corner of Keefer and Columbia
Date: Saturday, Aug 10th, 2013
Time: 6pm-8pm

About Chinatown Festival

This August, the Vancouver Chinatown BIA society will once again host the incredible TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival in the neighborhood (10th &11th August, 2013, at Columbia & Keefer Street).

Last year, about 60,000 festival goers converged on the streets of Columbia and Keefer in historic Chinatown to experience the biggest multicultural summer celebration in town. Festival activities included day market, “Historical & Food Tasting Walking tour”, Kids corner, multicultural stage performances, Cultural Corner, TD Youth Talent Showdown, Young Star Challenge, theme related activities and Streetfest.

With this year’s slogan “Discover Chinatown. Explore the World”, we will have more elements and innovative new programs into the festival!

For more information, check




Anime Revolution at the SFU Summer Festival

SFU Summer Festival is happening this Saturday, and we will be there. The Summer Festival is a free outdoor matsuri-style (Japanese festival) event.

Stop by our booth, join our raffle, check out our merchandises, and more! There will be cosplays and yukatas everywhere!

Date/time: Saturday, July 20, 1013 – opens at 2PM
Location: SFU Burnaby Convocation Mall

More info at

*disclaimer – Anime Revolution is not affiliated with anime evolution

Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Days Japan Fair

Come join Anime Revolution as we put on our Cosplay Fashion Show at the Sakura Days Japan Fair 2013.

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden (5151 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC).

About Sakura Days

The sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) has long been a traditional icon in Japanese culture and is a symbol of spring. In 2008, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) started the Sakura Days event. In 2009, several of Vancouver’s leading Japan-Canada business associations formed the Japan Fair Organizing Committee and joined forces with the VCBF to create a unique Japanese-Canadian festival event. At Sakura Days Japan Fair you can experience modern and traditional Japanese cultural arts, cuisine and business.

Learn more about Sakura Days Japan Fair at

*note – Anime Revolution is not affiliated with Anime Evolution

Jessica Nigri Returns to AR2013!

Jessica Nigri is a cosplay entrepreneur and professional model, famed for her cosplay and charity work. She has cosplayed Morrigan, Harley Quinn, Rainbow Dash, Female Joker, and Anya Stroud just to name a few. Perhaps one of her most famous cosplays was that of Pikachu in 2009 that helped garner her much attention. She also won a contest with IGN and was hired by WB Games to play the role of Juliet Starling in the marketing campaign for the videogame “Lollipop Chainsaw.” Jessica returns to Anime Revolution for 2013, and is looking forward to meeting and interacting with everyone at the convention this year!

Check out her website at




Fighting Dreamers Productions Returns!

Fighting Dreamers Productions (FDP) are a non-profit cosplay group from Vancouver who have been cosplaying in a variety of facets since 2007. They are costume makers, models and photographers who’s work can be seen on their respective DeviantArt pages. In addition, they are also Youtube performers whose popular channel FightingDreamersPro provides viewers with cosplay skits, episodic web series, CMVs, tutorials and more.

Over the last 5 years FDP has been invited to conventions around the world where they have taught multiple panels on subjects such as costume craft, wig styling, cosplay performance and even a panel on dealing with bullying within the cosplay/online community. They also run successful convention events such as the Worst Cosplay Contest and the Final Fantasy Fight Tournament. FDP is honoured to be returning to Anime Revolution this year and hopes that you will join them at their panels, events, and casually around the convention!


Fighting Dreamers Productions (FDP)


Love & Cosplay

Anime Revolution is sponsoring the Love & Cosplay event on Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at Exp Bar. This is a 19+ only cosplay contest. Grand prize is a couple of Anime Revolution 2013 tickets.

We are Attending Asian Expo 2013!

Anime Revolution is attending Asian Expo 2013 from January 31 to February 3, 2013 in BC Place, Vancouver. Come join us to celebrate the Year of the Snake! Experience the performances, arts, merchandise, food and traditions Asian culture has to offer.

We will be cosplaying and selling Anime Revolution 2013 tickets and merchandise. We are located at booth #116 (highlighted in the picture below). Bring your friends and family to this annual event!

Asian Expo


Ticketing and more info at

Asian Expo Floor Plan


AR Cosplay Contest at Vancouver Chinatown StreetFest

Anime Revolution is hosting our first Cosplay Contest in the Vancouver Chinatown StreetFest. This is the final time we are having any cosplay events before our convention.

  • 1st Place – Anime Revolution 3-Day General Pass + Maid Cafe Ticket
  • 2nd Place – Anime Revolution Maid Cafe Ticket 
  • 3rd Place – Some Yummy Pocky

If you’re interested to participate, please join our Chinatown StreetFest event page on Facebook.

Also check out the AR Event Gallery for pictures of our previous events.


Location: Vancouver Chinatown at the corner of Keefer and Columbia
Date: Saturday, Aug 11th, 2012
Time: 6pm-8pm

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About Chinatown StreetFest

StreetFest is an annual night festival on the streets of the historic Vancouver Chinatown, full of performances and fun! There will be dancing, food, and tonnes more to do for the young and the ‘young at heart’.

This year Chinatown Festival is working in conjuction with Anime Revolution and A Star Studio to bring you a night of diverse entertainment. From Cosplayers and artists, to Bboys and a live band, we have it all. So make your way to the Vancouver Chinatown Streetfest on August 11th (6pm-10pm) at the corner of Keefer and Columbia for a night to remember!