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MCM Expo masquerade registrations now open!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Monday 27th September 2010

Registrations for one of the biggest events of the year - the MCM London Expo masquerade - opened yesterday (26th September).

The Expo masquerade is always a big event, and looks set to be even bigger on Halloween weekend with a better stage and the added excitement of the Euro Cosplay finals. As always there will be a dedicated cosplay with area, with a cosplay desk, workshops, panels and more. It is always one of the best places to chat with fellow cosplayers.

For more information visit the MCM Expo website here - http://www.londonexpo.com/show/totallycosplay where you can find the registration forms for masquerade and performance entries.

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Win great prizes at Hyper Japan!

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 22nd September 2010

Next week sees the arrival of Hyper Japan London 2010. This is going to a be huge Japanese pop culture event running from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October. The event itself looks to have an impressive line up of activities including street fashion, voice actors, manga seminars, and anime screenings. There's also going to be an array of Japanese goods on sale including a chance to sample a whole variety of Japanese foods.

Now what's really going to matter to cosplayers is that there are going to be three cosplay competitions running over the course of the weekend. With the top prize being a holiday to Japan including 5 nights in a 4-star hotel so read on for more details.

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Grand Cosplay Ball tickets now on sale!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Tuesday 31st August 2010

Tickets for what is seen by many as the last big event of 2010, the Grand International Cosplay Ball (GICB), are now on sale priced £18.

The GICB is a formal event held at the The Clapham Grand in London, which was originally a Victorian Theatre. This makes it an ideal location for the event as it plays host to several stage performances as well presenting a night of ballroom dancing and partying. Read on for more details.

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Suffering from post con blues?

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Thursday 19th August 2010

If you are one of the many that attended the spiffing anime convention Amecon and the post con blues have hit, due to you being unable to party and cosplay amongst your brethren, then you can take some solace in being able to plan for upcoming cons. In the coming year there will be AyaCon 2011, KitaCon, Hyper Japan, London MCM Expo, Auchinawa, Cosplay Ball, AlCon and J-CulutreCon.

So read on for more details of all these great events.

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Anime events this August

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Friday 30th July 2010

Well we are half way through 2010 now, but there is still plenty more to come in what has been a great year for anime events. August sees three large events happening, including Amecon which is, for many, the biggest event of the year. So keep reading for details of what you can get up to this coming month.

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A 3 year milestone, updates and our thanks

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Sunday 25th July 2010

Today we're happy to celebrate Cosplay Island's 3rd birthday! After every con we still see a surge in new members and we're really happy to still see a lot of regulars on the site. Many thanks to everyone who helps out with the site (no matter how little or much) and above all thanks to you, our community, for making this place what it is. Lastly a personal thanks to the one who keeps this site running smoothly, constantly full of ideas and without whom we'd definitely have problems. Three cheers for Amy-Lou!

As a mark of 3 years, we've also got some updates for you all (as proof that we haven't forgotten!) including some new cool features such as a watch list, embedded youtube videos, a shopping list tool and searchable photos. Read on for more information, and let us know any feedback in the forum or by contacting me.

Here's to the next 3 years!

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