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New tutorials and an addition to the staff list

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Thursday 12th June 2008

I realise we may have been a little quiet on the news front recently, somehow also forgetting to put anything up about Expo! We'll have our coverage of the Expo weekend up soon, but before that we have some new content and and introduction to make.

We have two new great tutorials from our members which I hope you guys will find useful - a guide to female to male crossplay and prop creating on a budget. In addition to this we'd like to announce our newest staff member, Amy-Lou who will be helping us to keep this site up and running smoothly for everyone.

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Cosplay Island Version 2

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 7th May 2008

As you can clearly see we've just done a massive overhaul of the site's design. If it all looks a bit messed up you might want to refresh your browser. This new design is the product of months of work, and although we've got a lot more in the works we wanted to share what we've done so far.

As you look around the site you should find a whole host of subtle changes and improvements. We hope you like what we've done with the place.

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Coming soon to a town near you..

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Tuesday 15th April 2008

It doesn't seem like too long ago that UK cosplayers spent half of the year waiting for events to arrive, now it seems hard to go a few weeks without one! With new conventions popping up all the time, Tokyopop ReCon events becoming more often and people organising one-off workshops - we really cannot complain anymore. Read on to hear more about just a few of the events happening in the very near future.

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A New Era on the Island

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Tuesday 1st April 2008

As the article was posted at midnight on 1st April you might already suspect everything below is intended as a joke. We don't run this site as a business and will NOT be charging for memberships! All is well. ^_^

Well it's been a busy few months on Cosplay Island, we've got more members than ever and we're glad to see the site so busy. Of course we always meant to run this site as a business and we think it's finally time to start offering paid accounts. Other sites such LiveJournal and CosplayLab run successful paid services and we think we've got a good deal for you. For £5 a month you will be able to post unlimited pictures on your costumes, will get priority on appearing on the front page and an exclusive automatic Photoshop filter effect to all your photos. Right now free accounts will still be available but we hope to phase them out in the next 6 months, in the meantime we will be reducing the number of photos free users can upload to make space for our premium users and removing free members from the user directory. This is not all, we've got even more cool plans in store...

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Post-Minami Update

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Thursday 20th March 2008

Well it's been nearly three weeks since we all partied until the early hours of the morning down in Southampton and time for a big update on our Minami coverage. We have a floor prize winner, a written report, a video of masquerade and Cosplay Snap have photo galleries. So read the full article if you want to reminisce about the good times, or if you couldn't make find out what you missed on!

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Cosplay Island at MinamiCon

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Sunday 24th February 2008

It's less than a week away now from one of the cosiest cosplay events of the year, and of course Cosplay Island will be there. For Minami this year we'll be providing video and written coverage of the cosplay. Not only that, we're also sponsoring this year's floor prize competition. So in your convention pack you'll find a little Cosplay Island floor prize token you should give to the best cosplayer you see walking around the convention.

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