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Our next Cosplay & Chill will be the Official After Party of FAN EXPO Cleveland. With a LIVE DJ, games, trivia, and more, LET’S GLLOOOW!

We’ll have a live DJ, music (of course! I mean, what’s the DJ gonna do all night, right?), light snacks, and more gaming in one space than you can imagine! We have a few surprises to hit you with that night, too, but to make it special, upon entry, you will be able to grab yourself some complimentary glow pieces such as glasses, bracelets, rings, and more, plus a raffle ticket for our prize giveaways. From there, enjoy the open gaming on select titles and stations, join the cosplay contest, play in our trivia party, and rock out to some tunes! Of course, feel free to make some new friends, invite some old ones, and game the night away!

Feel free to wear a cosplay costume and/or bring your own glow items!

Some of the titles we will have set up for open play on Xbox, PS4, and Nintendo Switch include:

  • Mario Kart Deluxe 8
  • Tekken 7
  • NBA 2K23
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mortal Kombat
  • GoldenEye007
  • Street Fighter V


Common PC titles that will be available include:

  • Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
  • Valorant
  • League of Legends
  • CS:GO
  • Apex Legends
  • DoTA 2
  • Fortnite


Join us for a night of music, gaming, and cosplay in the lounge! Gaming stations will be available to play the most popular titles, plus, CandiBee Parties will be in the building and hosting a Cosplay Contest and Trivia night! Each event features a new theme, so the excitement keeps coming! Only $25 gets you in the door. You’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 1Life2Play Swag Pack to be raffled off at the end of the night (additional tickets can be purchased).

Step into the lounge for cosplay fun!

Admission includes entry and gaming on available stations. Gaming is first come, first play. During Cosplay & Chill nights, a curated selection of games are available on console and may include Game Pass titles. All games are available on PC but may require a free game account to access which can be made in the launcher for the game you wish to play by using your email address.

You must sign up to participate in either the Cosplay Contest or Trivia once you arrive at the venue.



March 24, 2023


This month's Cosplay & Chill will be the Official After Party of FAN Expo Cleveland. With a LIVE DJ, games, trivia, and more, it is on track to be the biggest party for FANS coming from everywhere for FAN EXPO Cleveland!


May 2023


Jedi or Sith? Dark Side or Light? Republic or Empire? Which ever side you rep, let's do it together! Come out to celebrate May the 4th on this weekend and show off your Star Wars cosplay! We'll have a few surprises to reveal as we get closer.


July 2023


Christmas in July hits the lounge and this year, we're playing games, dressing up in our best versions of Santa (or other winter holiday deity) and partying the night away!


September 2023


We look forward to revealing the September Cosplay & Chill theme. Stay tuned for updates!

featured cosplayer submission

Ladies & Gentlemen, Do you like to cosplay? Want to be featured in some of our upcoming promotions? Want a space to sell your merch locally?

1LIFE2PLAY will be holding a “Featured Cosplayer” monthly event and all you need to do to enter is fill out the form below, be sure to include a photo of yourself in your best cosplay. Winners will be featured on our site, in an upcoming promotion and a merch table will be provided during select events.

Our next Featured Cosplayer will be selected the 29th and be showcased at our next Featured Event. All future Featured Cosplayers will be selected the last Friday of the month. So Enter Now!


  • All submissions must be appropriate and SFW. (i.e. No nudity or poses depicting acts of a sexual nature.)
  • All submitted photos must be Portrait and at minimum 1000px on the long edge. PNG or JPEG.  Low resolution or blurry images will be rejected immediately.
  • Provide information for the whole creative team behind your submission.

(Cosplayer, photographer, prop commissioner, seamstress, wig stylist, etc.) whatever is specifically applicable for your submission.

Do not include more than 2 links per person.

Ideally an Instagram or Facebook page, plus an official handle / name is preferred.

  • While we do require to know your real name for submissions. If you do not want to have real names published as part of your credit information, please do not include them when formatting the credit information for your submission.
  • All applicants under the age of 18 will need to have their parent or legal guardian to sign a consent form before your submission will be considered.
  • All winning submissions will need to sign a release, after being selected, before publication.

All rules are subject to change as needed at our discretion.

Past Featured Cosplayers



as Starfire

November '22

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as Dio Brando

January '23