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Minamicon footage and Kitacon reminders!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Sunday 27th March 2011

Minamicon is over for another year, and shockingly enough we already have the footage from the masquerade! Edited by Perrin, you can find it in the articles section - Minamicon 17 Masquerade.

But the con season has definitely started, with Kitacon kicking off this coming Friday 1st April! If you want to enter the masquerade, the deadline is the 30th March and they won't be accepting registrations at the convention - so make sure you send your entry in by Wednesday!

For the more competitive types, they are also holding a cosplay competition over the weekend as a separate event where you are interviewed by a panel of friendly judges about your costume. You need to sign up for this event separate to the masquerade and there are a few spaces left, so give it a go and get your entry in now.

Good luck and have fun to everyone entering, and we look forward to seeing all the photos go up after the convention!

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Cosplay Events for March

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Friday 4th March 2011

We're spoilt for choice this spring with a whole bundle of cosplay events across the UK!

This weekend we have D-Con in Dundee and Bunkasai in London. Bunkasai is also hosting the European Cosplay Gathering, which our very own Sjbonnar did some detective work on. See the links below for his report and more info on the events.

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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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