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Upcoming events this June

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Friday 10th June 2011

So many of you have probably now fully recovered from the recent MCM London Expo and are no doubt putting plans together for the next one in October. That and other big upcoming events such as the MCM Manchester Expo in July and Ayacon in August. If you want to get your cosplay fix before that though, there are some events happening this month.

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The first 2011 UK Euro Cosplay qualifier!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Wednesday 8th June 2011

Many congratulations to Xaereal who wowed the Expo judges and crowd alike to take the place of the first 2011 UK qualifier for Euro Cosplay at the end of May. Entering with the SkekSil the Chamberlain from The Dark Crystal, he'll go on to compete in the final against cosplayers from over 20 different European countries. Well done to everyone who took part and put on a brilliant masquerade!

For those of you who are still eager take part in Euro Cosplay 2011, the selections for the second and final UK position will be held at Ayacon, in August. We look forward to seeing who will join Xaereal to represent us at the finals at October London Expo!

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Expo Weekend

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Thursday 26th May 2011

For those of you attending London Expo this weekend (not just the Fox Bar) we've got a copy of the cosplay events timetable! Pick up some handy tips and show your support.

Read on for full listings.

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Bristol Cosplay Clubnight on 29th April

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Wednesday 20th April 2011

At the end of this month the UK has been granted a bank holiday, thanks to the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. No doubt many of you won't be watching it and will want to enjoy the time off instead, so why not travel to the charming Bristol Cosplay Clubnight on the evening of Friday 29th April? Check out below for full details.

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Cosplay Island On The Move!

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Sunday 10th April 2011

UPDATE: The site has now been sucessfully moved over to the new server. Huzzah!

Later tonight Cosplay Island will be down for a few hours, we're thinking around 10pm, as once again we're moving servers. I don't think it will have escaped your notice that the site has been getting slower and slower over the past 6 months. We've been doing everything we can behind the scenes to speed things up but we are simply a victim of our own success. If you want the more boring technical specifics I'll post them below. For the rest of you just have your fingers crossed that when we come back up things will be running a fair bit smoother.

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We Love Japan Fundraiser gig this weekend

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Thursday 31st March 2011

If you are one of the few that will not be partying at the (now full) convention Kitacon this weekend, there is still a chance to party.

Japan Underground are hosting a night of live music, comedy and karaoke to raise funds for the recent earthquake & tsunami disaster which hit Japan.

Held at The Relentess Garage in Highbury, London the event will feature acts such as iMMa, sets by Akira The Don and Iain Lee of Absolute Radio, as well as a headline set by 80s legend Adam Ant. Other live music acts will feature and there will be a karaoke machine with 600,000+ songs, purikura photo booths, raffles, auctions and more. Japanese celebrities will also be appearing via video messages to express their graditude.

Tickets are £10 in advance, £12.50 on the door. To book online click here http://www.hmvtickets.co/events/2718

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