Anime Day

Anime Day at the Art Studio is a family-friendly, bento box-sized, anime and manga convention! Meet local manga artists, learn about anime and participate in workshops. There will be vendors, anime screenings, a video game room, food trucks and more! Wear your favorite cosplay and win the costume contest. All ages. FREE

Anime Day
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Art Studio
310 Kiamensi Road
Wilmington, DE


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Cosplay Contest

  • Since this is a family friendly event, no nudity or overly revealing cosplays.
  • Footwear is required at all times. No skates, roller blades, or stilts.
  • Masks should be easily removable upon request of event staff.
  • Props and Weapons: Authentic weaponry, swords, knives, or any other metal objects with an edge are prohibited. Guns/firearms, or any item that shoots a projectile are prohibited. Plastic, cardboard, papier-mâché, and other safe props will be allowed at staff discretion.
  • Mock or play fighting is not allowed.
  • Event Staff reserves the right to remove any attendees who do not follow the above rules or are creating a disturbance or hazard for other attendees. Please be courteous and respectful to others, use common sense, and have fun!
  • Reminder: The Art Studio consists of hallways and classrooms and may not be suitable for “larger than life” costumes. 

Cosplay Contest Rules

  • Cosplay must adhere to event cosplay rules.
  • Contest is open to all genres: anime, video games, movies, comics, etc.
  • Please bring source/reference material, such as a printout of your character’s design or images on a mobile device so judges have something to compare your cosplay to.
  • Those under the age of 18 should have their parent's permission to participate.
  • Must be able to navigate through doorways and stairs to the stage without assistance.
  • Participants will be photographed and give permission that such images may be shared online and in event promotions.

Cosplay Contest Schedule

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Check in and judging at the Delaware Anime Society table in the Main Exhibit Hall.
  • 2:45 p.m. Stage line up for winners at the Delaware Anime Society table in the Main Exhibit Hall.
  • 3:00 p.m. Stage presentations and awards.

Anime Screenings

Presented by Delaware Anime Society (DAS)

DAS is a group of anime lovers who meet monthly at Brandywine Hundred Library to share their love for anime by watching and discussing their favorites. DAS will present the following Anime videos (all are PG or PG-13)

  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. My Hero Academia, Episodes 1-3 (sub, rated PG-13)
  • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Fruits Basket, Episodes 1-3 (sub, rated PG-13)
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Spirited Away, (Movie, dub, rated PG)
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Trigun, Episodes 1-2 (dub, rated PG-13)

Anime Screening

Workshops (Limited Seating)

Copic Marker Basics | 11:15am - 12:15pm

Kat George, Meyow Studio 
Preregistration is required for this workshop. Click HERE to sign up!

Have you always wanted to learn about drawing with Copic illustration markers? Then this is the workshop for you! The workshop will cover basic info about Copic markers, blending tips and practice of techniques using Copic markers. Participants should bring their own Copics (Sketch or Ciao) markers to the workshop. 

Become a Streamer | 11:15am - 12:15pm

Brandon Boas, Grunge Muffin Designs & Jippery McCloud Gaming

Do you find yourself watching people play video games on streaming services and want to start your own? Panelist Brandon Boas of Grunge Muffin Designs and Jippery McCloud Gaming will go into multiple directions with this fun introduction to becoming a streamer. Whether you’re curious about the equipment you would need, frugal options to use until you build a fan base, social media tactics, or other tips and tricks to make you grow, get ready to level up your experience with this fun and light-hearted introduction.

Creating Comics with PLB Comics | 12:30 - 1:30pm

James Dufendach & Mathew Shockley, PLB Comics
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. During this time attendees are encouraged to ask questions at any time and participate in the dialogue. Attendees will also be sent home with an information packet that summarizes everything discussed during the event, as well as a list of valuable resources to help them along in creating their very own comics. Not only that, but each attendee will also take home a free comic book.

Kimono Dressing Demonstration | 1:45 - 2:45pm

Fumiyo Batta
This year, we are offering a workshop about the Japanese culture where Anime and Manga originated from. In this fun and interactive workshop, learn about the history and meaning of different Kimonos and how to dress in them. 

Artists & Vendors

Anime Vendors 2019 (7)