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A whole pic 'n' mix of updates because we're nice like that

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Saturday 19th February 2011

We've been tinkering behind the scenes for a while and have finally been able to roll out a whole bunch of new features for you guys to enjoy. Here's are some of the highlights:

  • Weekly Costume Showcase - Each week we'll be showing a great example of costume work on the front page. All members will be able to suggest costumes for inclusion.
  • Manual Costume Ordering - You can now choose to manually control the order in which your costumes are shown on your costume list page.
  • Event Banners - You can now automatically create a banner to use on other sites to let people know which costumes you'll be taking to your next convention.
  • Photo Archives - You can now view a single page archive of all photos a member has uploaded. (This is linked from member's overview page)

There's also a whole ton more and we've included a full list below along with some more information about this new showcase system.

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Cosplay Events This February

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Friday 28th January 2011

There's a whole bunch of events running this February including Japan Underground club nights, SFX Weekender, Anime League's London Anime Con and MCM Midlands Expo. Read on below for full details of all these activities.

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Some quick tweaks and fixes

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Thursday 18th November 2010

Our broken Twitter integration has been bugging me for a while so I decided to have a quick look at it yesterday. Most of you have probably been getting an unhelpful "User not found" error message recently. Well now instead you should get a nice little box showing your last 5 tweets.

While I was in the code I also added a "Recent Forum Activity" section to profile overviews. Which will show the last 5 threads a user has been posting in.

Also by popular request the costume list on event pages is now ordered by series instead of character name.

I know there are more important better features you guys want for the site but this was quick stuff I did while avoiding my paying work. So hopefully you'll enjoy them anyway.

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Don't be late for the ball

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Friday 12th November 2010

It's only two weeks now until the return of the Grand International Cosplay Ball. Running on Sunday 28th November at the Claphan Grand in London. As usual this promises to be a really great night out with an awesome set of live performances mixed in with DJ sets.

This year's event is themed around Arabian Nights so expect an Arabian Bazarr, belly dancers and a sword performance. Every year has brought new cosplay guests from around the world and this year is no exception with official Metroid cosplayer Jenni Kallberg (aka Pixelninja) from Sweden who will be showing off her brand new Varia armour!

But the real news is that right now if you buy tickets before November 20th using the discount code GB112810 you'll get £3 off the normal ticket price. So if you want to go and haven't already got your tickets then I would suggest you book now: http://www.grandcosplayball.com/tickets/index.php

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MCM London Expo this weekend!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Thursday 28th October 2010

Most of you will be aware of (and no doubt attending) the massive MCM London Expo this weekend, held at London Excel Centre. But hey, there is no harm in a quick reminder.

If you haven't booked advance tickets for the three-day event kicking of at 2pm on Friday, then you can buy a ticket on the day. There is more to do then ever this Halloween weekend as well, with more stages, panels and activities then ever before.

The schedule for cosplay events for the weekend can be found here - http://www.londonexpo.com/show/totallycosplay Highlights include the Euro Cosplay Championship finals, workshops from host of expert cosplayers and much more.

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Japan Underground club night next month!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Monday 25th October 2010

Next month will see the launch of new event in the form of club night Japan Underground, to be held on Wednesday 17th November 2010.

The event will run from 7pm - 2pm at The King Pin Suite, Bloomsbury, London and will be loosely based around the Capcom franchise Sengoku Basara, screening the anime as well as offering attendees a chance to play the video game. Japanese music will be played throughout the night, varying from J-Pop, J-Rock, gaming, anime, etc.

There will be live performances from bands "HITT" and "10". Karaoke machines will also be available for those who like to sing. Cosplay Portrait will also be there providing both Purikura style photos and professional shoots, with photos being printed there and then for you to take home.

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