Virtual Teen Anime Con
Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25
Join us for a week of celebrating anime and other fandoms! Enter our cosplay contest and participate in daily events for a chance to win amazing prizes! We'll also have special fandom-related Grab & Go craft bags in the Teen Room all week. For grades 7 - 12 only.
Monday, June 21 – Starting Saturday, June 19 register for a tote bag to decorate, filled with fandom goodies. Pick up the Take & Make at the Children's Desk anytime between Monday, June 21 – Saturday, June 26. Limited to 75. Registrants will have the chance to submit a prize entry form.
Tuesday, June 22 – Join us at 4:30 p.m. for a Zoom presentation with voice actress Terri Doty! Best known for her role as Virgo in Fairy Tail, Ms. Doty will talk about her job as a voice actress and participate in a Q&A session. Register for this event here or call the Library at 214.509.4906. Participants will have the chance to submit a prize entry form. Just listen for the code word during the presentation! You can find out more about Terri at terridoty.com.
Wednesday, June 23 – Want to learn how to make Tanjiro's earrings from Demon Slayer? Join us on Facebook for a simple cosplay how-to video. Supplies are included in Monday's Take & Make tote bag kit or stop by the Teen Room and pick up a grab-and-go bag of supplies (while supplies last). Participants will have a chance to submit a prize entry form. Just listen for the code word in the video!
Thursday, June 24 – Create an online apocalypse end-of-the-world dream team! Finish your team for a chance to submit a prize entry form.
Friday, June 25 – All cosplay submissions will be revealed, and prize winners announced at 4 p.m.!
Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Allen Public Library.
Virtual Cosplay Contest!
Submit a photo of yourself in cosplay through our online form starting Tuesday, June 1 until Wednesday, June 23.
- Costumes MUST be PG and family-friendly.
- Be creative! Try using items of clothing you already own to assemble your cosplay.
- You may submit photos of past cosplay.
- Your cosplay must focus on you individually, not a large group of cosplayers.
Judging and Awards:
- Costumes will be judged by Allen Public Library Staff based on originality, creativity, and costume detail.
- We will award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner on Friday, June 25. Winners will receive Half Price Books gift cards.
We will be giving away prize packs at the end of the Virtual Con, including Cosplay Contest prizes. Each activity that you participate in throughout the week will give you a chance to submit a prize entry form. Only one entry form per event (so you can earn up to 5!)
Check out the Prize Packs below!
Anime included in prize packs are weeded library copies supplied by the Friends of the Library. All are rated TV-14.