ToshoCon, a FREE one-day convention, returns for a second year on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Arlington Hills Community Center.

Cosplay Contests

Iron Cosplay: Make yourself a fast-fashion costume in the Createch Studio and enter to win prizes!

Cosplay Runway: Bring a costume from home, or one you've been working on in Createch, and strut yourself on the runway for fabulous prizes!

APPLY NOW (due 10/13/2017)

Movie & Manga Lounges

Watch a selection of your favorite anime TV shows and movies from Crunchyroll throughout the day, or browse a large collection of manga. 

ToshoCon Photo Booth

Have your instant photo taken with kimonos and geeky props.

Art Contest

Attention teens 12-18! Do you have artistic skills you are itching to show off?  Submit your art and you could win a selection of high-quality art supplies, plus have your art on display at the convention. 

All artwork must be dropped off at Arlington Hills Library by Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. to qualify for the contest. The winner will be notified after 12 p.m. on October 14.

APPLY NOW (online deadline is Friday, October 13.)

Artist Alley

Attention artists! Come to ToshoCon for a free opportunity to show off and sell your work. 

Japanese Culture

Explore traditional Japanese dance and crafts with Sansei Yonsei Kai dance group.


Try something new or compete against others, whether video, card or board games are your thing.

Geeky Crafts, Free Food, and More!

Artsy meets geeky at our crafts booth! Stop by and tap into your creative, geeky side.Japanese snacks and tea will be available throughout the day for free.

ToshoCon Book List