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A stranger in cosplay land

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Monday 8th February 2010

Yes it's another news post from me, don't worry I won't let this become a habit. However you may be interested in a short documentary about a normal guy taking his first trip to a UK anime convention and trying out Cosplay.

This 15-minute version is available to view free online, and apparently a 40-minute version is forthcoming. I for one am glad to see some nice UK cosplay video coverage where I didn't have to edit it myself ^_^

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Better late than never

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 3rd February 2010

With the Grand Cosplay Ball Valentine's Prom just around the corner I figured it was time to get the video report of last year's ball edited and put up on the site. Nia brings you intereviews with one of the ball's organisers and one of the acts, so please check it out.

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Win 2 tickets to see Utada Hikaru in London

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Monday 1st February 2010

Competitions have returned to Cosplay Island in style. On Friday 12th February (that's next week), the amazing Japanese music artsist Utada Hikaru is playing at the O2 Academy Islington in London. The show is completely sold out but Cosplay Island has two tickets to give away to one lucky winner.

These tickets have been going for over £100 each on eBay and it's not surprising as Utada is one of the biggest artists in Japan and rarely tours even back home. Personally she's my favourite Japanese artist so this promises to be a fantastic concert.

UK competition law dictates we need to ask you some sort of question if you want to win, so all you have to do to win these tickets is send an email to support@cosplayisland.co.uk with the answer to this question: "What is the name of the song Utada Hikaru recorded for the film Casshern"

The closing date is this Thursday night at midnight UK time. One winner will be picked at random from the correct entries. That way we can mail the tickets out on Friday to make sure they get to you in time for the concert. Obviously only enter if you are able to get to London next Friday and attend.

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Grand Cosplay Ball Valentine's Prom announced!

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

Upcoming event news! Many of you attended The Grand International Cosplay Ball last year and thoroughly enjoyed this unique event on the cosplay calendar, now happening annually in November. Well you will be pleased to hear that the organisers will be staging a Valentine's Prom, giving you all another chance to break out those formal cosplays!

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Anime events this January and February!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Wednesday 6th January 2010

Well the party season is now behind us along with a great year of events. With more conventions then ever before, anime fans were definitely spoiled for choice and it was encouraging to see such a varied calendar throughout the year. Hopefully 2010 will turn out to be event better!

Included below is a quick run down of all the events you might be interested in throughout January and February.

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Anime events this December!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Monday 14th December 2009

If you thought the Grand International Cosplay Ball was the last anime event of the year, and December was a quiet period for anime events, then worry not! You don't have to spend this festive period just spending all your cash on presents and partying with work colleagues you don't like. There are two party events happening this month - WOTA London and the Bristol Cosplay Night.

WOTA London takes place on Friday 18th December and will feature a mixture of J-Pop and anime themes, or anything else otaku related. Held at Juno nightclub in Shorditch, London and running from 9pm to 3am, it is a great chance for anime fans in London to party, or anyone wanting to make the journey. Cosplay is not essential but I'm sure most of you reading will be anyway!

The Bristol Cosplay Night will be running for the seventh time on New Years Eve. What better way to ring in 2010 then dancing to a range of anime themes with a host of cosplayers? Held once again in its regular venue of the Cavern Club in The Crown pub, Bristol, the cosplay night will be held from 8pm to 3am so just as well we will all have the New Year weekend to recover! It is worth noting that you will get a discount if you show up in cosplay, which I am sure you all will!

So the 2009 anime calendar ends with two big parties. Lots of cosplay events have already been confirmed for 2010 and it looks set to be a great year!

News provided by Animetion

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