Tranform yourself on the World's Largest Cosplay Stage

Cosplayer: Kris Belonio as Goku, Ghostbusters BC, 501st Legion, Photo credit: GoToVan

Do you make your own costume?

Yes: You do not need a ticket if at least 70% of your costume is handcrafted. In addition, we provide cash to support your handcrafted costume:
Apply as Cosplayer

No: To show your purchased costume on the Halloween parade, you'll need a ticket.

Online: $15

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With the Weekend Pass, you receive:

  • Participate in the Parade.
  • Participate in Cosplay Exhibition.
  • Access to all ticketed performances.
  • Access to Cosplay Maid Café.


All parade participants must come to the parade assembly area, our stuff will check your name and give you the Super Pass:

  • 10:30 AM Sunday Oct 13: at the front of 828 Drake St, Vancouver (intersection between Drake St and Howe St)

If you missed the parade, you may still pick up the Super Pass and enjoy the rest of Expo at this location:

  • Oct 13 Sun, anytime after 2 PM: Ticket Desk at the front of Theatre C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
Vancouver Halloween parade

Parade Day

  • Time: All participants must arrive at the assembly area before 10:30 AM Sunday Oct 13.
  • Location: Check-in at Parade Command desk at the front of 828 Drake St, Vancouver (intersection between Drake St and Howe St). After check-in, please wait on the street at the front of the building.
  • Remember to peel off and stick the Ticket on you, or use a safety pin to attach it.
  • If you didn't form a team, feel free to look for characters from the same character origin (e.g. Avengers, Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon) and walk together.
  • A Parade Marshal is assigned to your marshalling section. They will direct you into your assembly location and guide you into proper sequencing as parade enters out to the Parade Route. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THEIR DIRECTIONS. Any enquiries about the parade are to be directed to the Parade Marshall.
  • Private vehicles are NOT allowed in the assembly area. If being dropped off via car, please use the drop off zone area on 1200 Burrard Street. You can then walk down to assembly area.
  • Please arrive in time! The parade will start without waiting.

Costume Policy, Rules and Regulations

This is a family-friendly event. Public safety is our first priority. The following rules and regulations are strictly enforced on costumes.

  • No blood or gore (zombies are welcome but no blood please).
  • No hateful costume or body parts.
  • No metal weapon or sharp object (please use plastic or wood).
  • No replica gun (please use toys significantly smaller or larger than the real version).
  • No nudity or adult material
  • No firecracker or explosive.


The parade is free for spectators. Don't miss the complete three day festival. See Event Schedule and Location.


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