Anime Day at the Art Studio

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Art Studio Art Studio

310 Kiamensi Road

Wilmington, DE 19804

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A bento box-sized, family–friendly, anime and manga convention. This event will feature an exhibit hall with local artists who create art based on anime and manga, workshops and library reading room.

Meet local manga artists, learn about anime and participate in workshops. There will be vendors, anime screenings, a video game room, Food Truck: Nude Food, cosplay and more! All ages. FREE


  • Vendor Fair. To see the vendor list click here.

  • Anime Screenings

  • Cosplay Contests (dress your best!)

  • Play Pokemon TCG (bring your best decks!)

  • Workshops

  • Video Game Room

  • Learn about New Castle County Library's Manga and Anime Collections

Anime Day at the Art Studio Cosplay Rules

  • Since this is a family friendly event, no nudity or overly revealing cosplays.

  • Footwear is required at all times. No skates, roller blades, or stilts.

  • Masks should be easily removable upon request of event staff.

  • Props and Weapons: Authentic weaponry, swords, knives, or any other metal objects with an edge are prohibited. Guns/firearms, or any item that shoots a projectile are prohibited. Plastic, cardboard, papier-mâché, and other safe props will be allowed at staff discretion.

  • Mock or play fighting is not allowed.

  • Event Staff reserves the right to remove any attendees who do not follow the above rules or are creating a disturbance or hazard for other attendees. Please be courteous and respectful to others, use common sense, and have fun!

  • Reminder: The Art Studio consists of hallways and classrooms and may not be suitable for “larger than life” costumes.

Cosplay Contest Rules

  • Cosplay must adhere to event cosplay rules.

  • Contest is open to all genres: anime, video games, movies, comics, etc.

  • Please bring source/reference material, such as a printout of your character’s design or images on a mobile device so judges have something to compare your cosplay to.

  • Those under the age of 18 should have their parent's permission to participate.

  • Must be able to navigate through doorways and stairs to the stage without assistance.

  • Participants will be photographed and give permission that such images may be shared online and in event promotions.

Cosplay Day of Schedule

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Check in and Judges at the Delaware Anime Society table in the Main Exhibit Hall.

  • 2:45 p.m. Stage line up for winners at the Delaware Anime Society table in the Main Exhibit Hall.

  • 3:00 p.m. Stage presentations and awards.

Anime Screenings

Presented by Delaware Anime Society (DAS)
DAS is a group of Anime lovers who meet monthly at Brandywine Hundred Library to share their love for Anime by watching and discussing their favorites. DAS will present the following Anime videos (all rated PG or PG-13):

Workshops (Limited Seating)

11:15 a.m. - Lolita Style and Kawaii
Bryanna Ruscuck, Wee-A-Boo USA

Kawaii or “cute” style is very popular in Japan, and around the world. Lolita is a fashion trend that can sometimes mimic Victorian style dresses from several different European and western countries. Learn about the history of Lolita and what goes into a Lolita coordination.

12:15 p.m. - Easter Egg Hunt: Fun Secrets in Video Games
Brandan Boas, Grunge Muffin Designs; Cecil Con

Join panelist Brendan Boas and learn about little secrets, homages, and funny things that game directors, artists, and development teams put into games as secrets for fans to find.

1:15 p.m. – Creating Comics with PLB Comics
James Dufendach, PLB Comics

The Creating Comics! Panel features the PLB comics team touching on all the major components of creating a finished comic book, from script writing to pasting up a finished product, how current technology has changed how comics are created, and how that relates to the comic creator, PLB presenters will discuss it all. During this time attendees are encouraged to ask questions at any time and participate in the dialog. Attendees will also be sent home with an information packet that summarizes everything discussed during the event, as well as a list of valuable resources to help them along in creating their very own comics. Plus everyone gets a free comic!

2:15 p.m. – Intro to Cosplay
Luis Valdez

Are you interested in cosplay? Join us as we discuss materials, ideas, and techniques to help you get started bringing your favorite character to life.

2:15 p.m. – Sketch Jam
Kristen Corbett

Come sketch and draw to your heart's content! Kay's here to chat and draw with you. She will answer any questions you have about art and the materials she uses to create unique and cute characters. This will be jam packed with fun!

3:00 p.m - Cosplay Costume Contest
Hosted by Delaware Anime Society

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