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Cosplay Chess

Everfree Northwest Cosplay Chess 2023

Step into a world where fantasy and [poor] strategy collide to witness iconic characters from My Little Pony and beyond come to life before your very eyes.

Welcome to Cosplay Chess at Everfree Northwest!

Cosplay Chess is an interactive experience which celebrates creativity and pays tribute to the unbreakable bonds between fandoms. Whether you're an avid My Little Pony fan or an admirer of cosplay craftsmanship, this event will transport you to a realm where imagination reigns supreme. Join us in this gathering to be a part of a clash of legends, a dance of heroes, and a triumph of imagination. Don't miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary adventure!

A minimum of 32 wonderful volunteers are needed to bring this event to life. No chess experience necessary! We encourage attendees of all ages to sign up to participate in this interactive experience. Come as any character you like to experience a unique event that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Take your place on the board and join us for this life-size game of chess!


Thirty two players stand on a chess board made out of tape and act as living chess pieces commanded by two chess masters. It’s a spectacle many look forward to every year and it’s been known to bring tons of joy, laughter, and entertainment. We are continuing that tradition and inviting cosplayers of all ages and skill levels to participate. That being said, the rules and guidelines are below.

Signup Rules

Cosplay Chess Signup Form

Quick Overview of Chess

For those who have never played chess before, here is a link explaining the Rules of Chess

Rules for Playing Cosplay Chess

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