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Cosplay & Performance

Official Cosplan Frames

Tekko 2023 "Cosplan" frames coming soon...

Cosplay Guests

MelPool Cosplay

Mel is a cosplayer, content creator, gamer, and esports caster from the Washington DC Metro Area. He has been cosplaying for over 10 years and is known for big armor builds and foam and 3D-printed props. He has cosplayed from various anime, comic, and video gaming series such as Halo, Mass Effect, DC Comics, and Nintendo. Mel has recently expanded his cosplay skills to include sewing, electronics, and makeup to create intricate cosplays that incorporate multiple disciplines and skills. He has won awards in several different cosplay contests, and has even won MarioKart tournaments! Mel is excited to share his experience and knowledge with Tekko and the Pittsburgh community! 

Lady Cels

Lady Cels (she/her) is a Maryland-based cosplayer who creates her own costumes from scratch. As a disabled ND professional, she strives to help create accessibility as well as acceptance within the cosplay community.


Rakumaroo has performed at various conventions since 2016, with Tekko being her first. She has won judge's choice, first place, and best in show prizes over the years and performed the masquerade half-time show for Tekko 2022. She loves writing and performing anime themed musicals and hopes everyone will love this year's show!

Lutavia Cosplay

Lutavia Cosplay (they/them) is a nonbinary award-winning cosplayer and maker from Houston, Texas, who specializes in cosplay craftsmanship education for all, telling a story through costuming, and exploring new techniques through a mix of both armor and fabric designs. Their passion stems from making cosplay accessible at any scale for any design, from managing cost constraints and time to working with chronic illness or a full time job. With years of cosplay experience, paneling, and tons of tutorials and resources created for the community, there's nothing more they love than seeing your amazing costumes and helping with cosplay challenges, especially in their first visit to Pittsburgh and here at Tekko!

More cosplay guests to be announced soon...

Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest

In the Craftsmanship Contest, cosplayers are judged on their ability to skillfully recreate a design in a private, scheduled interview with a panel of experienced judges. Please review all of the rules below before registering for this competition.

Performance Contest

In the Performance Contest, cosplayers will take to the Main Stage and perform in front of a live audience. Performers are not judged on craftsmanship, only overall presentation. You may compete with bought or commissioned costumes.

Iron Cosplay

Iron Cosplay - Tekko

Hosted by our cosplay guest: Ely Renae!

Make costumes from actual garbage, play outrageous mini games, SABOTAGE your friends!

Join us for a fast-paced creative adventure, where you get to speed-build costumes, and maybe sabotage your friends a little bit along the way! The audience will be split into teams and must choose their Cosplay Champions to create the ultimate costume and win the competition! Champions will have to use scrap cosplay materials and their imagination to make a kick-ass costume before the time runs out. If you're not a creative type, never fear! Audience participation will be paramount in helping your team win this event. Compete in mini-games in order to sabotage other teams, or to help your team receive items that will help them build their costume! All sorts of entertainment, inventiveness, and mischief will be had! Don't miss out on this outrageous event!

To sign up for the Iron Cosplay event, use this document !

Cosplay Repair Station

You are now entering Hangar Bay 16 aka Cosplay Repair! We are a highly skilled group of Cosplayers and enthusiasts here to help you fix your minor costume and prop mishaps.

This FREE service is available for all with badges to the convention!

You will recognize our staff by their aprons and CRC badges. We will also have a Cosplay Medic wandering the convention to help with on the spot needs.

We have dressing rooms and stations for Wigs, Glues and adhesives, Sewing, general repair and paint. Our staff is knowledgeable in all areas. We are a safe space where you can change outfits, fix items (yes, even your pants for you non-cosplayers!) and prepare for judging.

Open to cosplayers:

  • Friday 9am-11pm

  • Saturday 9am-11pm

  • Sunday 10am-2pm

Cosplay Guest Suggestions

Would you or someone you know make an amazing cosplay-themed guest at Tekko? Let us know who you want to see and why!