Virtual Anime Day

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A month-long bento box-sized, family-friendly, anime and manga virtual event! This year's event looks a little different. Instead of having one in person event, we are bringing you multiple anime and manga events virtually during the whole month of August. Learn about anime and participate in virtual workshops, attend anime screenings online, try your hand at a mini art lesson at home and submit your best Cosplay during our Virtual Cosplay Contest. All ages. FREE

Virtual Cosplay Contest

Enter the Anime Day Virtual Cosplay Contest today! To participate complete the form HERE. Open to ALL GENRES: Anime, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Cartoons, Video Games, Comics, etc. You do not have to have made your costume to enter. All entries are due by Thursday August 12, 2021. Winners will be announced Saturday August 21, 2021. Stay connected, check out the Facebook event HERE


  • 1st Place: $35 Amazon Digital Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $30 Amazon Digital Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $20 Amazon Digital Gift Card
  • Hon Mention: $15 Amazon Digital Gift Card

Cosplay Contest Rules

  1. Since this is a family friendly event, no nudity or overly revealing cosplays. All entries submitted must be appropriate for all audiences. New Castle County/DAS has the right to use discretion when accepting entries.
  2. Cosplay must be of established characters from official sources of fantasy, Sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, etc. No original characters or original variations on established characters, please. Judging is based on the accuracy of the re-creation of a character.
  3. Please link source material, such as an image of your character, so judges have something to compare your cosplay to.
  4. Those under the age of 18 must have their parent's permission to participate.
  5. We will be accepting video and photo submissions for cosplay entries.
  6. Participants give permission to use their videos and photographs online on Delaware Anime Society and New Castle County pages/outlets.

Virtual Workshop and Watch Party

PLB Presents Creating Comics
Saturday August 7, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:45am

The Creating Comics! panel features the PLB comics team touching on all the major components of creating a finished comic book, from script writing to pasting up a finished product, how current technology has changed how comics are created and how that relates to the comic creator, PLB presenters will discuss it all. This workshop is free. Registration is required at: the Facebook event HERE.  

Delaware Anime Society Virtual Anime Watch Party
Saturday August 28, 2021 from 1-3pm:

Come join Delaware Anime Society and Anime Day as we watch a movie and have a discussion/chat after! The featured movie is "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (Rated PG13) (subtitled). This Watch Party is free. Registration is required at HERE. Share the Facebook event HERE.

Sponsored by Delaware Anime Society

Mini Art Lessons to Try at Home

Check out these anime and manga inspired art projects you can do from anywhere! Each lesson will teach you a little about anime and manga and give you step-by-step instructions on how to complete an art project of your very own. Material lists are also provided. Have fun and be sure to tag #nccartstudio on Instagram so we can see your creations!