Los Angeles Area Costume Events: August 2019

Summer is coming to an end so it’s time to get in as many fun events as you can! This month, we’ve got a jam-packed schedule of costume events for you! There’s a little bit of something for everyone. You’re bound to find something you want to attend! Here’s our August 2019 Los Angeles Costume Events:

August 2019 Los Angeles Costume Events

Animanga– August 2-4, Fairplex, Pomona

After the mega crowded con that is Anime Expo, it’s nice to take a break and visit a small Anime convention. That’s where Animanga comes in! You can satisfy your need for Anime and Manga without having to deal with crowds! Get ready for 3 days of merch and art vendors, panels with industry professionals, cosplay and more! Don’t forget to enter giveaways or take a break in the arcade! As always, show up in anime cosplay to make the con even more fun!


Midsummer Scream– August 3-4, Long Beach Convention Center

There’s still 2 months to go until Halloween, but it’s never too early to get into the spooky spirit! Midsummer Scream is a summer Halloween and horror convention made for lovers of all things Spooky! This convention has fun for people of all ages! At Midsummer Scream you’ll find scary movie screenings, scary make-up and prosthetic workshops and live demonstrations, appearances from your favorite horror industry professionals, Halloween decorations, spooky vendors, and more! To have some real Midsummer Halloween fun, come dressed up in a spooky costume!


Labyrinth Masquerade Ball– August 16-18, The Biltmore Los Angeles

LA’s most elaborate fantasy event is back for its 22nd year! This event, also known as Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, creates a fantasy world filled with magical creatures, stunning performances, and intricate costumes that combine fantasy, Venetian, and Renaissance styles. This three day event features performances, dancing, shopping, magic, and more! This is a costume ball so think BIG! Wear your most fantastical designs, elaborate masks, and poofy ballgowns. You can even dress up as a character from your favorite fantasy shows, games, and movies! The bigger and more beautiful, the better!


D23 Expo– August 23-25, Anaheim Convention Center

Calling all Disnerds! D23 Expo is THE place to be for anyone obsessed with Disney and their properties. This three day convention only happens every other year, making it a highly anticipated and exclusive event for Disney fans. Get the inside scoop on all your favorite Disney movies, shows, games, and theme park attractions. Plus learn more about Disney’s properties like Marvel, Star Wars, ABC, and more! Cosplay is encouraged so don’t forget to wear your best Disney costume!


Anime California– August 23-25, Los Angeles Mariott Burbank Airport Convention Center

Anime California is another chance for you to get all the Anime convention experience without the crowds! At Anime California, you’ll find the usual panels, merch tables, cosplay meetups, and industry professionals that you find and love at other conventions. One unique thing about Anime California is the Swap Meet! At the Swap Meet you can swap and sell all the extra fan merch, apparel, manga, comics, and art that you no longer have room for! It’s the perfect way to make room and money for all the cool, new stuff you’re going to buy in the exhibit hall! As usual, don’t forget those anime costumes!


Long Beach Comic Con– August 31-September 1, Long Beach Convention Center

If you’re looking for all the experience of a big comic convention without the crowds, Long Beach Comic Con is perfect! This small con makes a big impact. Aside from panels, vendors, workshops and cosplay, this con brings you movie screenings, a Space Expo, and even live wrestling! LBCC may be a small con, but cosplayers still bring their best! Dress up as your favorite character and join in on the fun!



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