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 – Did you register for a bag? Pick up the Take & Make at the Children's Desk anytime between Monday, June 21 – Saturday, June 26. Registrants will earn  a prize entry form.

Tuesday, June 22 We had an amazing time talking to voice actress Terri Doty, known for her role as Virgo in Fairy Tail (and other anime roles too)! If you weren't able to join us, you can watch the recorded video on our YouTube. 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

Wednesday, June 23 – Want to learn how to make Tanjiro's earrings from Demon Slayer? Join us on Facebook or YouTube 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 earn 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.

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