Below, you’ll find a list of our non-performance appearances booked as La Vie Cosplay.  For a record of our past performances & contest awards, please head over to our Performance page.  If you are needing informational panels, workshops, or other events, check out our page on Community & Education as well as the Panels We Offer. For information prior to 2013 or to book us for your event please feel free to Contact Us directly.  You can always find our most up-to-date plans on our Instagram and Facebook page.

[Guests]   [Emcees]   [Contest Judges]   [Support Staff]


We’re honored to have had the opportunity to serve as cosplay guests, featured speakers, cosplay senpais, featured panelists, etc. for a variety of convention, museum, library, and other organizations in our tenure. Sometimes an event needs someone who can provide “the whole package” to truly round out their cosplay programming with speaking, panels, workshops, meet & greets, & more. You may have seen us acting in such a capacity at events in the Illinois, Iowa or Minnesota communities.


Our first love will always be the stage, and we take the opportunity to perform any chance we get. Unscripted, improvisational opportunities, such as emceeing, have begun sneaking their way into our normal convention routine. We’re happy to bring existing characters to life or develop something entirely new for attendees. Themes & other suggestions may be doable upon request with advance notice.

Contest Judges

La Vie Cosplay has won multiple awards for Craftsmanship and/or Performance, including Best in Show at Colossalcon, Geek.Kon & Anime Iowa; Best Masters’ Craftsmanship at Anime Midwest; Best Masters’ Performance at Colossalcon; & Duo Representatives for the United States at the 2020 International Cosplay League in Madrid, Spain. In 2015, we began providing feedback as cosplay contest judges to help nurture the communities in which we frequent. Since then, we have judged cosplay contests at over 30 conventions & related events across the Midwest.

Support Staff

While we pride ourselves in being known for our promotion of positivity, coaching of new cosplayers, and for being all-ages entertainers, we understand that every event is different and sometimes you just need a set (or two!) of experienced hands to assist in making something truly unique or special. Let us know what you need and we can work togther to ensure the best overall experience for attendees. Some support work we’ve done in the past includes: Stage Managing, Promotional Modeling, Stage Kittening, & Assisting with Special Events.