Fri: 4:00PM - 8:00PM, Sat: 10:00AM - 7:00PM, Sun: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

These are the 2019 Attractions to give you a taste of what the event is all about. The 2020 Attractions will be updated in Summer 2020. Sign up for our newsletter for regular updates.

Costume Contest


This exciting event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights. From caped-crusaders to hot anime characters, be awed as a spectator or strut your stuff on stage. Sign up at 4pm Saturday in the Cosplay Hideaway, Contest starts at 6pm in the Ballroom.

Shopping Madness


Hundreds of retailers from all over will join us to make your experience an unforgettable one! Specializing in everything comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming, these retailers have what you need. It is THE area to find just what you’re looking for - whether it’s comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys, or T-shirts - you will find it all here.

Fun For The Entire Family


Welcome to Dallas Fan Days! Our event prides itself on having a lot of activities and attractions that are family-oriented, so come on down with the whole family to meet your favorite Superheroes, Princesses, voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a family! Plus there are coupons and Family Passes still available!

Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!


Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of Dallas Fan Days weekend. Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself. It's all good!

View our Props and Weapons Policy.


Kids Costume Contest


Dallas Fan Days wouldn't be complete without the help of some great Cosplayers! Cosplaying all weekend, running panels, taking photos and having fun!

Kids Costume Contest


Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, you are welcome here! And you might just find that certain someone special who shares your passion for all things fandom!



Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer, or crafter, you are welcome here! Spend an hour with people who love the same things you do, share your awesome cosplay, find new local Meetup friends, or just take some photos. These themed Meetups are absolutely free and designed to help you connect with people you otherwise might not ever meet.

Exhibitor Area


Experience the hottest new products and services - before anyone else sees them! Companies from all corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming projects and promos in the Exhibitor area and you get to be there for a sneak peek. You’ll also be sure to receive samples, goodies, and chances to win prizes through their contests.

Kids Costume Contest


Bring the kids (or indulge your inner kid) in our Family Zone! From games, battles, Dance Parties, crafts and more, we've got a great line up of Family friendly programming!

NOTE: This area is not a daycare service, all children must be with an adult at all times.

Kids Costume Contest


When you're at a pop culture convention like-minded people surround you, but sometimes meeting folks can be complicated; but not when you're in a setting designed just for that. This is a fun way to quickly meet and get to know some of your fellow fans, and who knows, you might just develop a very important relationship in the process. Sign up in person at the show!

Kids Costume Contest


Join us after the show on Saturday, October 19th at Alamo Drafthouse for a Disney Karaoke Party! Free to any with Dallas Fan Days badge provided you are 21 years of age or older. Cosplay encouraged!

Kids Costume Contest


Join us for our Annual Kids Costume Contest! Kids 12 and under will show off their costumes for a chance to receive some great prizing for the top 3 costumes! Registration for the kids costume contest will take place at the Main Concourse - Red Carpet on Sunday at 2:30PM. The contest will start at 3:00PM at the same location.

Kids Costume Contest


Put on your best costume and get ready to strike a pose in the Cosplay Photo Park! Located in the Community Zone, this awesome feature will allow you and your friends to gather around and get that amazing shot! Various themed backdrops will be available for you to choose from - best part is, it’s free! If you are trying to plan a group cosplay photo shoot, this is definitely the place to meet!

Kids Costume Contest


Fan Days Cosplay Hideaway provides an area to repair an element of your costume, or simply a place to sit and recharge your batteries (literally and/or figuratively). The lounge gives you the space you need. Most importantly: it's a paparazzi-free zone.

Kids Costume Contest


Get ready for the Cosplay Red Carpet Walk! Show off your costume in front of your adoring fans! All photographers – both professional and those shooting with their smartphones – are welcome to line up for the best shot possible during the event!