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Calling all Borderlands cosplayers!

Borderlands and MCM have joined up to launch an amazing cosplay competition, with the winner grabbing a massive £5k! To have a chance to take part, the first round will take place at MCM London Comic Con in May, with 6 qualifying cosplayers going on to the final in October. Find out full info and sign up here, reg closes on 22nd May so get signed up! >>

Hibanacon reg open!

Tickets have opened for Hibanacon Horizons, a weekend long residential convention in November promising chilled events, live music and more. Held at the Jury's Inn at Milton Keynes, this is a lovely way to close the convention year and we look forward to returning. Join them for their third year running and get your tickets now! >>


Recent Progress Journals



Not long to go now. Doubting I'll even get the gun complete In time!!

Can I Sleep Now LOL

Valentine Cosplay Gaming

Think I'm up to scratch with everything now and finally got the cosplay were I want it to be, but now I do need sleep other wise I will over lay and miss the train in the morning. I do hope this find some use for people and thanks for taking the time to read my journey progress.

Last Minuit Preps And Tweeks

Valentine Cosplay Gaming

Okies last minuit preps and tweeks. I think I have finally got to were I wanted the cosplay to be, it took it’s time but I got there. Everything laid out ready for the morning. (Part 2 of 2)

Last minute improvements

Valentine Cosplay Gaming

I know I started to lack things a bit caught up with life or forgetting, but managed to sort improvements last moment night before. Such as the shoes and buttons. The shoes I cut away the barrier that holded the shoes together tidying it up making the shoes look more how they should be for Kurisu. The buttons thanks to my nan found a pair that was right for the cuffs of the shirt I modded. (Part 1 of 2)


Weekly Costume Showcase

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Each week we highlight a fantastic costume that has been nominated by the community. Check out their profile and give them some love!

View previous showcases


Desperate for a Daenerys costume urgently
Started by TinyRicki (updated 8th April 2019) 0
need a cosplay group
Started by shadow202 (updated 5th April 2019) 0
Started by 1000014 (updated 3rd April 2019) 1
My Hero Academia Cosplay Group!
Started by Mochimun (updated 26th January 2019)
MCM London Comic Con May 2019 0


Upcoming Events

MCM London Comic Con May 2019 - London (24th May)

Comic Con Manchester 2019 - Manchester (1st June)

Caerphilly Comic Con 2019 - Caerphilly (15th June)

SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle 2019 - Newcastle (28th June)

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Caerphilly Comic Con 2019


15th June 2019


About Cosplay Island

Cosplay Island is a news, portfolio and resource site for UK cosplayers.

  • Cosplay News - Stay updated with all the latest news from the UK scene, from conventions and competitions to general interest articles.
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  • Event Directory - An extensive directory of UK cosplay events where you can find out info, add your costumes to their line up and see who else is attending!
  • Tutorials - Learn new techniques in our member-submitted tutorials.
  • Showcase - A community suggested focus on fantastic costumes that some of our members have made.

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