Welcome to Cosplay Matsuri
Toronto’s Cosplay Festival!

Cosplay Matsuri will be joining Unplugged Expo September 13th – 14th 2019!
Unplugged Expo x Cosplay Matsuri will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

Cosplay Matsuri will be producing this year’s Masters of Cosplay competition adding our own Cosplay Matsuri touch to this amazing competition!

Behind the Scenes of UXCM
The UXCM Manga

Check out what led to Cosplay Matsuri and Unplugged Expo CO-OP event in 2019!  This rare look at what happens behind the scenes tells the TRUE STORY of what REALLY happened!

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Pages 1 – 3 – June 12th
Pages 4 – 5 – June 17th
Pages 6 – 7 – June 26th

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Cosplay Matsuri Guests

Lynn Unlimited

Bamzy Cosplay


Alex Rose

About Cosplay Matsuri

Join us as we celebrate Cosplay Culture in Canada! Cosplay Matsuri, a place where all cosplayers can share their passion together as a community.

Cosplayers are among the most talented among fans of Anime, Sci-Fi, movies, and pop culture. Cosplay Matsuri wishes to celebrate this creativity by bringing cosplay artists together to learn, share techniques, and admire each others work in a festival to celebrate this unique community of artists.

With Cosplay specific Panels, Guest Speakers, Guests, Workshops, and events through the day, we hope to help people who enjoy cosplay, as well as those who are curious about cosplay to learn more about this exciting community of passionate fans!

Remember please respect each other, ask for permission before taking photos, and please enjoy repsonsibly!

Cosplay Matsuri Staff

Get Involved

Volunteer at UXCM

We are looking for passionate people to help us organize Cosplay Matsuri.  If you want to be part of our volunteer team please email us, we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Click here to Signup for the Volunteer!


To suggest a panel or workshop for Cosplay Matsuri, please email panels@cosplaymatsuri.com with the subject Panel/Workshop to submit your suggestion.

Please include:

  1. Panel / Workshop name
  2. Description of Panel / Workshop
  3. Will you need a mic or projector?
  4. Names of panelists

Please note that this application does not guarantee your panel or workshop.  If your panel or workshop is approved, you will be notified by email by a Cosplay Matsuri Staff member.  All Panels are max 50 minutes with 5 minute setup time and must end 5 minutes prior the next panel starting.

Approved Panelists / Workshop Pass holders MUST display their badges at all times.

Events at Unplugged Expo X Cosplay Matsuri

Featured Events by Cosplay Matsuri!

The Masters of Cosplay Competition

If you haven’t heard yet Cosplay Matsuri will be presenting this year’s Masters of Cosplay! Yes we have taken over this amazing contest, where 5 talented Cosplayers compete to find out who will be 2019’s Master of Cosplay!

Watch her compete LIVE at Unplugged Expo x Cosplay Matsuri September 14th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre!


Calling all Cosplayers! It’s time to strut your Cosplay! Cosplay Matsuri presents the 2018 Masquerade! An annual tradition that recognizes the talents of cosplayers of all classes and skill sets.

Click here for the rules and signup form!