Frequently Asked Questions
Cosplay Expo is a three-day convention focused on cosplay, anime, video games, comic books, popular culture, science fiction, and other forms of fantasy entertainment. We welcome all nerds to our event, and if you don't consider yourself a "nerd" you are still welcome!
Cosplay Expo is held at Caesars FORUM, one of the largest convention centers in the world. Caesars FORUM, recently constructed in 2020, features the largest pillarless ballroom in the world. We also have a block of hotel rooms at the Harrah's Las Vegas which is connected to the convention center.
Our convention includes some amazing special guests including cosplayers, voice actors, musicians, and entertainers. Expect a weekend filled with events about costuming, anime, games, musical performances, and more.
What are the hours?
The hours may change slightly, but the convention starts on Friday afternoon around 1pm and the convention officially ends at the end of closing ceremonies on Sunday afternoon around 5pm. Note that the exhibit hall closes a little earlier than the end of our panels and events.
Are there hotels available?
Yes, we have secured discounted rooms for our attendees at the Harrah's in Las Vegas. Rooms start at just $119 per night. We encourage you to book at room at the Harrah's in our room block because the hotel is connected directly to our convention space and your room bookings help the convention.
Does everyone need a ticket?
For the safety and security of our event we require everyone to purchase a ticket for admission. We have deals for early purchasers, such as our Early Bird special admission price. Children 10 and under get into the convention for free with their parents paid admission.
Do children require supervision?
Yes all children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Do you offer refunds?
Once you purchase your ticket that ticket is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Do I need to bring cash?
Many of our vendors will accept credit cards, but some of them may not. We encourage you to bring cash with you to make purchases faster and easier.
Can I bring my pet or ESA?
We do not allow pets of any kind at our event. Some of our attendees have allergies to animals, and our venue has restrictions on pets. Please feel free to send any cute pics of your animals to our Cosplay Expo Facebook page, we love to see them! Service dogs are allowed. ESAs are not allowed.
Can I take pictures during the event?
For the most part, you're welcome to take photos and videos at Cosplay Expo; however please note that any photography of individuals must be with that individual's permission. Photos and video are not allowed at screenings and concerts. Our guests have a right to their privacy, so if they ask not to have their picture taken please respect their request.
Will I be photographed or on camera?
Cosplay Expo may attract press from all around the world. In purchasing a ticket to attend the convention you consent to being recorded (by audio, visual, and/or other means) for our own marketing and promotional purposes.
What are the conditions of purchase?
You, the ticket purchaser or recipient (ticketholder), hereby: (1) releases Cosplay Expo from any and all liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right or any other claim or course of action of any kind; (2) authorizes and permits Cosplay Expo and its designees including but not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors and contractors to use and authorize the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter know for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and (3) agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of the event. Ticketholder agrees not to make any recordings of any kind at designated activities without the express written permission of Cosplay Expo. We reserve the right to deny entry or remove from the event facilities any person who in our sole discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a disruptive manner.
What is your weapons policy?
Real weapons are not allowed at the events, and weapons that look too real are also not allowed, simply for public safety. Our event takes place near several busy casino hotels and venues, so it is important that nobody mistakes your fake prop weapon for a real one. Weapons that are obviously fake from a distance (such as a giant prop hammer) are generally allowed, but please note that we may enforce size restrictions if the event becomes crowded.