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Charity cosplay Bring & Buy!
Cosplay HQ, Sunday, 2pm-5pm
Are you a cosplayer? Is your home slowly being taken over by mountains of unused fabric/wigs/old costumes/materials that you'll just never use? Would you like to give some of it a new home so that you can fill the just emptied space with more fabric/wigs/costumes/materials that you may or may not use? At the same time, contributing to our convention charity?
Then we have an event for you!
Last AyaCon in 2011 we raised over £300 pounds for charity through our Charity Cosplay Bring & Buy, and this year we'd love to break that target. Returning to Cosplay HQ on the Sunday 2pm-5pm, come along and help us raise some money.
How to join in
Please bring along any unwanted cosplay materials to Cosplay HQ over the weekend before Sunday 2pm; this includes fabric, trimmings, tools, materials, wigs, old costumes, props... really anything related to cosplay! We'll price them up for you, and then you can come along to the event and pick up some bargains. If you are bringing full costumes please put it in a bag with a picture of the costume and general sizing information, ie height, women's dress size, chest/waist/hip measurements etc - whichever is most relevant.
Please note this is different to the regular Bring & Buy as ALL profits will go to the convention charity - it's intended as a chance for you to give a happy new home to things you won't use in the name of cosplay philanthropy. (If you wish to deposit your articles in the normal Bring & Buy, please head to the Dealer's Room in the Arts Centre!)
If we have any particularly stunning costumes brought in we may operate a sealed-bid auction scheme on them whereby the person offering the greatest amount of money (without revealing the amounts bid) wins the costume.