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Expo this weekend!

Article by Tom Phillips (drowned_panda) posted Thursday 27th October 2011

This weekend sees the return of the biggest event on the UK anime event calendar: the MCM London Expo. The show covers a whole range of cosplay events, including the second final of the successful Euro Cosplay event. And, with ticket pre-sales already higher than that of last MCM London Expo, this one is set to be the biggest yet. Read on for full details.

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KOF battle at Expo? Ready...Go!

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Wednesday 19th October 2011

The Expo team and Rising Sun Games are taking cosplay to the next level this October. Got a King of Fighters costume? Know your character inside out? Then take part in their King of Fighters competition on the Saturday of Expo and battle it out on the Totally Cosplay stage. Judged on both your costume and your attitude as your chosen character, this looks like it'll be good fun both as a contestant and a spectator so make sure to check it out!

If you want to take part, contact the MCM Cosplay Team by emailing cosplay@mcmexpo.net to express interest, or to enter at the event head to the Totally Cosplay area on Friday 28th or by noon on Saturday 29th October. More information found on the Expo cosplay forums. October London Expo is running from 28th to 30th October at ExCeL London.

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Autumn Updates

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Monday 26th September 2011

We've got a small batch of site changes for you this week!

You may have already noticed the new site banners at the top of the page, each month we'll swap a few new ones in too. Read on for the full list of updates.

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Lantern Parade & Theatrical Costume Sale

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Monday 5th September 2011

There's some unique things going on down South this September that might interest you.

The Akari Lantern Project are looking for a small number of Cosplayers with traditional Japanese costumes to take part in the Thames Festival Night Carnival on 11th September. This is to raise funds for the Japan Society Tohoku Relief Fund which supports people affected by the earthquake. If you are interested in taking part, please send a photo (or a link) of your cosplay to Mark McEvoy. For more information on the Akari Lantern Project, visit their site.

At the end of the month grab a fantastic bargain at the Royal Opera House costume sale! With prices from £20 upwards there should be some exciting things to pick up! Head over to their workshop in Purfleet, Essex on 24th/25th September. Let us know if you find anything special!

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Next Stop EuroCosplay

Article by Amy Lou (Amy-Lou) posted Wednesday 31st August 2011

Ayacon is now behind us and congratulations to theKillingDoll for winning the second EuroCosplay qualifier. He'll be joining xaerael as our UK representatives at MCM Expo in October, we can't wait to see all the entries they'll be up against!

Speaking of Expo, Ilpala & Granny Gertrude of the MCM Cosplay Team would like your help to push cosplaying at Expo even further. Please take some time to give them suggestions and feedback at the MCM Expo Forum here. This is your chance to shape Expo cosplay!

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Ayacon this weekend

Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Thursday 18th August 2011

Ayacon kicks off tomorrow in Warwick, with a ton of cosplay events happening over the weekend. The staple events are there such as the masquerade, panels and performance show, but there's lots of things to keep an eye out for such as charity events, photo shoots and a chance to be in a cosplay music video! Read on to find out more!

Mostly we're looking forward to finding out who's going to take the 2nd UK qualifier spot for Euro Cosplay next to Xaerael who qualified back in May Expo. Good luck to everyone who's taking part!

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