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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 Wednesday 19th 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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Cosplay Snap Partnership

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Wednesday 20th February 2008

You've probably already heard of Cosplay Snap, the UK cosplay photography duo who offer private shoots at all the major cosplay events. Well, we're very pleased to announce a new partnership between Cosplay Island and Cosplay Snap!

We are now hosting their website and more importantly their galleries are now an integrated part of Cosplay Island. From the new Galleries menu you can browse through their albums of event photos and photo shoots.

With Cosplay Island providing the community and Cosplay Snap providing the photography, we think this a great fit and are glad to be working with them.

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Ouran Host Club Cosplay Event, Saturday 16th February, Trocadero

Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Wednesday 13th February 2008

This Saturday the UAL Manga, Anime and Games Society are working with Tokyo Toys to bring you a unique Valentine's Day event. Primarily a speed dating event for 16-25 year olds where you will be served by the Ouran High School Host Club or one of the maids in a cosplay cafe format. Even if you're not interested in the speed dating you can take part in a day of activities starting from 5pm until late.

It all sounds a bit "different" to your usual cosplay event so if you're down in London or nearby why not drop in and have a look for yourself. I've included below the full write-up they sent us about what's going on.

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