Washington State Convention & Trade Center Downtown
March 30–April 1
For one weekend, see life through an anime lens as cosplayers gather again for the Northwest's "oldest and most well-attended" convention devoted to the art, presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association. It's a member-only festival, but once you're a member, everything else is free—contests, panels, "cosplay chess," gaming, and the Kawaii vs. Kowai Dance Party. Meet artists and browse their works, watch models strut outlandish looks on the runway at two fashion shows, and hear special Shinjuku musical guests Okamoto. Unfortunately, online tickets are sold out, but there will be tickets at the door if you can get there early enough. Just know you're in for crowds: 23,000 cosplay nerds attended last year.