A Site for Cosplayers, by Cosplayers
Welcome to ACParadise, a network of sites focused on cosplay,
or people dressing up as characters from their favorite series.
Announcements
09/30/16 - ACParadise and AkibaFest!
ACParadise is proud to be teaming up with Akibafest to handle their cosplay activities and making sure both cosplayers and fans of cosplay have a great time! Cosplayers can look forward to the following things:

1. Cosplay Area: We'll have some backdrops available to pose for photos in, with props and accessories to liven things up! This area will also be open to any gatherings organized by fans, or if you just want individual photos with some lovely scenery.

2. Cosplay Lounge / Changing Area: We know it can be inconvenient to get in and out of costume without a hotel, so we have a dedicated changing area. Besides being covered by drapes, we'll have staff available to make sure your privacy is respected. Next to the changing area will be a "Cosplay Lounge", an area blocked off from regular attendees, for those times you want to take a break and not be approached for photos.

3. Cosplay Contest: Whether you want to do a dance performance, skit, or even a simple walk-on, we hope you'll sign up and show off your costume in our costume contest! We accept all kinds of entries, and we'll have some great prizes offered by Akibafest and its industry partners. For more information on signing up, please refer to Akibafest's contest page at http://www.akibafest.com/events.php

07/12/16 - Update Your Passwords
We have been made aware that our user database has illegaly accessed, which includes details such as emails and hashed passwords. We've gone ahead and reset everyone's passwords, so you should update it by using our forum login:

ucp.php?mode=sendpassword

NOTE: If your account is linked to a Yahoo or Hotmail address, there is a chance you might not receive the password reset email. In these cases, please send an email to cosplaystaff at acparadise.com with the following information:

Subject: [ACP] Password Reset Request

In the message body, please list your account login name and/or your cosplay name on your ACP page. The address you send this email from MUST match the email address linked to your account, otherwise we cannot verify your identity.

If you use your ACP password for any other sites, we highly recommend that you change it over there as well. We will review what caused this, and do our best to make sure this doesn't happen again in the future.

06/27/16 - ACParadise and Anime Expo 2016
It's that time of the year again, when ACP tackles the largest anime con in the US, Anime Expo! With over 100 cosplayers spread out over 20 different events, this will be also our biggest year yet.

Here are some highlights for fans to check out over the weekend:

Star Ocean Fan Gathering
When: Friday July 1, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Gilbert Lindsay Plaza / Cosplay Gathering Site # 6
ACP is teaming up with Square Enix to bring some Star Ocean festivities to Anime Expo, to promote the latest game, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness! We will be meeting at Cosplay Gathering Site 6 and hope to see other Star Ocean cosplayers and fans. We'll be giving away prizes at the gathering, and there will be an appearance from the Japanese staff behind the game as well. For more details on Star Ocean activities at AX: http://www.anime-expo.org/join-square-e ... s-ax-2016/

Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Gathering
When: Sunday July 3, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Daisuki Booth #2901
For the third year in a row, we're hosting an Idolm@ster gathering at the Daisuki booth! The theme this year is Cinderella Girls, but 765 and Million Live fans are welcome to attend as well! And of course, it wouldn't be Im@s without music, so we encourage both cosplayers and producers to attend and show their support for the series!

Tales Series Gathering
When: Saturday July 2, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Daisuki Booth #2901
To celebrate the release of the Tales of Zestiria anime, we're holding a cosplay gathering at the Daisuki booth. If you're cosplaying from any of the Tales games, we want you there! There may be an appearance from some of the guests involved with the games and anime, and our cosplayers will provide some entertainment as well.

Zero Escape Hunt
When: Saturday July 2, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Aksys Booth #2805
For 4 hours on Saturday, ACP will be hosting a game based on the Zero Escape series starting at the Aksys booth! Will you be able to find all of our cosplayers from the Zero Escape series, and solve a puzzle to win? Limited prizes will be given out, possibly including signed items from Kotaru Uchikoshi, director of the series!

Sword Art Online Gathering
When: Saturday July 2, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Aniplex Booth #3201
After the SAO English Cast Panel and Autograph session, we'll be hosting a cosplay gathering with the guests at the booth! For fans, this will be your chance to support your favorite character in cosplay form for the 2016 SAO Elections that is going on at the booth all weekend.

Jojo Panel
When: Friday July 1, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Petree Hall
Jojo fans will want to go to the panel to see some exciting announcements, and our cosplayers will be showing attendees how to do some of the fabulous poses from the series! The editors of Jojo from both US and Japan will be there, and hope to see some cosplayers show off their costumes!

In addition to these activities, swing by any of our industry partners' booths and say hi to our cosplayers or snap a photo! Listed in Alphabetical Order:

Aksys Games #2805
Cosplayers: Shiren the Wanderer, Exist Archive, Zero Escape Series

Aniplex Booth #3201
Cosplayers: Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, Your Lie in April

Bandai Namco Entertainment #2101
Cosplayers: Tales of Berseria, Sword Art Online, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, God Eater, Dragonball Xenoverse 2

Crunchyroll #1701
Cosplayers: Berserk, Twin Star Exorcists

Daisuki #2901
Cosplayers: Tales of Zestiria

NIS America #2605
Cosplayers; Grand Kingdom, Psycho Pass, Touhou Project

Pony Canyon #800
Cosplayers: Sound Euphonium, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers

Sekai Project
Cosplayers: NekoPara

Square Enix
Cosplayers: Star Ocean

VIZ Media #2205
Cosplayers: One Punch Man, Sailor Moon

Updates
September 30, 2016
September 29, 2016