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Insomnia Cosplay Competition

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Wednesday 6th March 2013

Good news for any cosplayers in the Telford area! This month the Multiplay Insomnia Gaming Festival is including a cosplay competition on Friday 22nd March. Get your best game character on to have a chance at cash prizes, check out their website for further details. If you're not familiar with this event you can see the previous competition here.

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2013 con season kicks off with Midlands Expo!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Tuesday 15th January 2013

The first con of the year, Midlands MCM Expo on the 16th Feb, isn't too far away now! If you're planning on entering the masquerade the forms went up tonight, so get your entry in quick. Check out the Midland MCM Expo website for the full rules and registration form.

Continuing the Expo theme, the second EuroCosplay 2013 UK qualifier has been confirmed, running at AyaCon in August. This gives you a second chance to qualify for the finals in October if you aren't ready for London MCM Expo in May!

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Merry Christmas!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Tuesday 25th December 2012

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Cosplay Island. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing all your new costumes in 2013 :)

Did anyone receive any cosplay or sewing related gifts?

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Selections made for ECG and WCS!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Thursday 29th November 2012

This weekend saw Hyper Japan return once again, with more events, guests and workshops to take part in than ever before. But what we're more excited about is the selection of our representatives for the international competitions of the European Cosplay Gathering and the World Cosplay Summit!

Yuka and Taruto impressed the judges with their Final Fantasy IX outfits of Vivi Ornitier and Eiko Carol and will be travelling to Japan next summer to take part in the World Cosplay Summit. You can follow their progress on their Facebook page.

Heading to Paris to do us proud as a pair are Tsupo and Clood, who entered as Frodo Baggins and The Witchking from Lord of the Rings. For the solo entry, Sketch Mc. Draw wowed the audience with Kuma from Afro Samurai!

A huge congratulations to all the winners, make sure to give them your support as they represent us in Paris and Japan next year! Photos of the selections are up on the Hyper Japan cosplay Facebook page.

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Euro Cosplay 2012 Winners

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Wednesday 31st October 2012

This weekend saw the return of EuroCosplay finals at the London MCM Expo. Ever expanding with 44 entrants from 24 countries it was a stunning display of cosplay dedication.

Congratulations this year go to:
1st Place - Alana, The Netherlands with Skull Kid from Majoras Mask
2nd Place - Kairi, Poland with Onion Knight from Final Fantasy Dissidia
3rd Place - Refira, UK with Toothless from How to Train your Dragon

Check out Foxy's photos of the full event.

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Countdown to Expo!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Thursday 25th October 2012

With less than a day to go, I hope everyone's costumes are ready for those attending the London MCM Expo this weekend! With the fun kicking off 2pm on Friday at the Excel Centre we can't wait to see everyone's costumes and find out the results of the EuroCosplay 2012 final on Saturday! Best of luck to all entrants and a huge cheer for our two UK representatives Yukioto and Refira.

In exciting news just before the event starts, the Expo cosplay team have finally revealed this year's judges for EuroCosplay, and we've also got news for anyone wearing a Metal Gear Solid costume to Expo - read on for more details!

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