Cosplay Carnival 2024 Sets Sail This March 23-24

Unfurl the sails and get ready for an amazing voyage in this year’s Cosplay Carnival (CosCarni) 2024 on March 23-24 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines. Following last year’s successful adventure in the realms of isekai fantasy, this year’s theme now sets its course for the high seas and a pirate adventure called “Prelude to the Seas.”

Cosplay Carnival, or CosCarni for short, is a “two-day event packed with thrilling activities such as fun games and lineups that the community can look forward to while highlighting the exciting world of costume play or cosplay.” The carnival-themed event is organized by and is the first leg of their “Cosplay Mania” event series. See the official Cosplay Carnival (CosCarni) 2024 visual below:

Cosplay Carnival 2024 Official Visual

Cosplay Carnival 2024’s Special Guests

This year’s CosCarni special guests are Xiaoyu and Larissa Rochefort. Xiaoyu is a leading figure in Singapore’s cosplay scene. Over six years dedicated to her craft, she has amassed a following of over one million fans across multiple social media platforms. Meanwhile, Larissa Rochefort is a figure emerging from Indonesia’s vibrant cosplay scene known for her creativity and kindness. Her passion and nurturing spirit have established her as a mentor and beloved icon in the cosplay community.

Xiaoyukiko and Larissa Rochefort’s merchandise pre-orders are available online. Meanwhile, on-hand merchandise and photo stubs are also available at the Cosshoppe booth. The schedules of their appearances are:

  • Xiaoyu’s Meet and Greet at the Cosshoppe booth:
    • Day 1: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Day 2: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 05:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Xiaoyu’s Live Stage Appearance: Day 1 at 3:40 PM
  • Larissa Rochefort’s Meet and Greet at the Cosshoppe booth:
    • Day 1: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM
    • Day 2: 1:00 PM – 02:00 PM, 04:00 PM – 07:00 PM
  • Larissa Rochefort’s Live Stage Appearance: Day 2 at 3:25 PM

Cosplay Carnival 2024 Activities and Stage Event Schedule

Cosplay Carnival (CosCarni) 2024 will have a lot of exciting stage and offstage activities. On Day 1, the stage will feature Yume☆Shou’s performances, Xiaoyu’s stage appearance and Q&A, Cosplay OTP, and The Big Picture. Meanwhile, Day 2 will feature AIDreamin performances, Larissa Rochefort’s Stage Appearance and Q&A, Cosplay Group Dance Battle, and Frenemy Feud. As always, the classic Cosplay Auction, Cosplay Karaoke, and Open Mic Karaoke, as well as the offstage SideQuest activity, will take place on both days.

What’s New this CosCarni 2024?

Con-goers can now look forward to a simplified event navigation experience at Cosplay Carnival 2024. For the first time, an interactive online event map and brochure will be introduced. This allows con-goers to see a booth’s online catalog and pre-orders, as well as a way to assist artists and exhibitors in guiding con-goers to their booths. Onsite Fanfair Flags will also be visible at every block.

Meanwhile, everyone can keep a memory of their journey by “inscribing their tales directly onto its pages and capturing their experiences in photos” through “Cosplanomicon.” It is described as a “Leviathan Captain’s logbook that offers opportunities for everyone to write their thoughts and seize photo mementos.”

In addition, Muse Philippines, a devoted team focused on bringing the latest Anime information to Filipino fans, and VOLs, a VTuber production dedicated to the thrilling world of e-sports which aims to “redefine the virtual entertainment landscape with captivating avatars and unforgettable personalities”, will also come aboard in this year’s Cosplay Carnival.

Ready to Set Sail?

Cosplay Mania 2023 Event Series Recap and 2024 Teaser

Cosplay Carnival 2024 is just around the corner! As of writing, tickets are still available via Ticketmax with Day Passes priced at PHP 399.00 and Portal Passes (Weekend Pass) priced at PHP 1,499.00. See you there!

Source: Official Website,  Cosplay Mania Facebook, X (Formerly Twitter)
Disclaimer: Anime Corner is a media partner for Cosplay Carnival 2024