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Calling all wig stylists - Wig Masters 2012

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Sunday 8th January 2012

The guys over at Coscraft are starting their year off by running an awesome new competition called Wig Masters. Open now and running until the 30th April (so you've got no excuse, plenty of time!) they are looking for submissions to find the best wig stylists in the UK. The overall winner will receive 8 wigs of their choice from their site, which is worth up to a hefty £300, along with prizes for runner ups!

Also don't panic if you're not planning any complicated styling for your current costumes, because they are also accepting wigs that were created before the competition. We know we've seen some amazing wigs go up on here, so good luck to everyone entering!

So to take part in Wig Masters 2012, head on over to the Coscraft website for the full set of rules and info on how to enter!

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2012 gets rolling!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Thursday 5th January 2012

Hopefully by now you've recovered from the festive season, and whatever you did on New Year's Eve! Welcome to 2012, where the cosplay season is kicking off earlier than usual!

Firstly, on Jan 6th registration opens for the first ever UK selection for the World Cosplay Summit, being held at Hyper Japan. Compete for a chance to represent our country in this famed competition - you have until February 14th to enter, with Hyper Japan being held on 24th-26th Feb. Check out the Hyper Japan Cosplay Facebook page for more details and to chat with other possible entrants!

Remember the deadline for the Namco Bandai UK SoulCalibur V costume contest is the 23rd January, so only a few weeks to finish your costume and get your photos in! Read our previous news post for all the details.

Lastly Minamicon 18 has put live it's masquerade registration forms, it may be a small con but places are still limited so get yours in before the convention to guarantee a spot. (And it's possibly less likely P-chan will muck up your audio on the day if you get in early!) Pop over to the Minamicon 18 site to get your entry in.

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Merry Christmas to you all!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Saturday 24th December 2011

With Christmas only one day away, it's time to say Merry Christmas from all the staff here at Cosplay Island. We hope you're spending the festive season with loved ones and that you get some lovely gifts that you wished for - I wonder how many sewing machines Santa is carrying this year? If you get any cosplay presents, let us know in the comments!

So, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2012 and we look forward to another year of cosplay from you all :D

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Competition Time with SoulCalibur V!

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Wednesday 7th December 2011

If you've been eyeing up the new SoulCalibur V costumes now is the perfect time to get making, because Namco Bandai UK want to see your best shot!

The lucky winner will receive a Playstation®3, a copy of SoulCalibur V and the chance to shoot with a top fashion photographer at an exclusive London studio in their winning cosplay.

To enter, all you have to do is email three photos of you and your SoulCalibur V cosplay to uk-competitions@namcobandaipartners.com. Contestants have until January 23rd to get their entries in and must be available on the 28th January for the photoshoot. Full terms and conditions for entry can be found here and if you're after some inspiration check out the character bios on their Facebook page.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Cosplay Clubnight

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Saturday 3rd December 2011

Not got a plan for New Year? Based in the South West? Then definitely check out the Cosplay Clubnight's Annual New Year's Bash held in Bristol at The Crown Pub.

The clubnight is now in it's fourth year and only getting stronger, with multiple nights running throughout the year culminating in the special New Year's event. Resident DJ's Digi and Shenny promise to run a full night of anime, Jpop and Kpop tunes from the hours of 9pm to 3am. For anyone arriving in cosplay it'll cost you a mere £4 for entry (£5 if you're boring and come in normal clothes!) and looks to be a fun evening with prizes throughout the night.

Due to the venue it's an 18+ event, you can find the full details of the event and contact details on the Cosplay Clubnight website. They are also accepting music requests so get in touch if there's a something special you definitely want to dance the new year in with!

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UK Victory for EuroCosplay 2011

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Friday 11th November 2011

The second EuroCosplay final has been and gone in a blaze of glory. With even more countries involved and everyone raising the bar on last year it was a fantastic show. Congratulations to Netherlands and Spain for 2nd and 3rd place respectively and our very own Xaerael for securing a 1st for England! Our second finalist, theKillingDoll, also made the top 10 (see the final scores here).

2012 will also see the UK join the World Cosplay Summit for the first time! If you've ever wished you could compete with a partner then this is your chance. The WCS UK Preliminary will take place at Hyper Japan on Saturday 25th February 2012. For more info on the competition please see the Hyper Japan website.

Read on to see the EC 2011 winners!

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