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Fistful o' Site Updates

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 14th November 2007

The whole Cosplay Island team has been very busy recently. As we've already reported Kelly is running a new look-a-like competition themed around CLAMP. Event editor Nert has written up some great reports on AmeCon 2007, London Expo October 07 and Video Games Live 2007. Nic Walker has provided us with a new tutorial on how to take great looking Cosplay Photography. Kat and I have been working on a bunch of improvements to the general usability of the site.

Full details in a moment, but to get a little techy, if anything looks weird while you're browsing the site you might want to force your browser to refresh (Ctrl + F5 on some browsers) as you might have the old style sheet cached.

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Final Fantasy Look-a-like Results & CLAMP Competition Announced

Article by Kelly ♥ (Kelly) posted Saturday 10th November 2007

Wow what can I say? I was overwhelmed with the entries this month. I can not express how difficult it was to choose winners! The calibre was really very high. I should have been more expectant really with just how popular Final Fantasy is. Due to this we decided to pick a couple of honourable mentions as well as the original 1st, 2nd and 3rd entries.

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Want to be on television? Sure you do!

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 7th November 2007

The rather wonderful new Anime Central is looking for people over 18 to take part in an ad campaign that will be broadcast next year. They want to "get to know" the fanbase by interviewing cosplayers in your best outfits. So all they need now is cosplayers and that's where you guys come in.

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Wigs and Pages

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Sunday 4th November 2007

If you take a look over at the tutorials section you'll see that Angelphie has provided us with an absolutely extensive guide for UK cosplayers working with wigs. It's quite an epic piece of work so I'm sure many of your will find it very useful.

We've also been making some minor improvements to the site. So on the members, costumes and photos pages you will now see handy page selectors at the bottom.

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Welcome to the Island

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Friday 2nd November 2007

We've been running for 3 months now and have surpassed the 200 members mark. With over 1,500 cosplay photos uploaded by you all things seem to be going great. We thank you all for being part of this community and helping to make it a great friendly place for cosplayers in the UK.

The Final Fantasy look-a-like competition has now closed and there were a hell of a lot of entries so I believe Kelly is going to have a hard time judging this one.

We also recently attended London Expo and Video Games Live both of which had their own cosplay competitions. Expect both written and video reports of Expo coming soon.

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Naruto Look-a-like Contest Winners Announced

Article by Kelly ♥ (Kelly) posted Wednesday 10th October 2007

Hey everyone.

Our first competition is over and our winners our up! Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who entered, we had some brilliant entries and it was a very tough decision. So as one competition ends another begins. Our theme for this months competition is Final Fantasy, so if you have a Final Fantasy costume in your closet, from any game, feel free to enter! Remember it is just a look-a-like competition, so don't be afraid to enter if you haven't made your costume. Good luck and I look forward to seeing your entry!

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