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15% off tickets for cosplayers at Gamepad

If you're heading to Gamepad 2019 on the 22nd June, you can get 15% of the ticket price if you attend in cosplay! A family friendly event full of video and table top games, with both casual play and tournaments, and even a prize for the day's best cosplayer. Check out the full details on their site. >>

Signups live for MCM Manchester

Sign ups for the masquerades and competition qualifiers are now up for MCM Manchester Comic Con! Take note of the schedule changes, the EuroCosplay UK selection is on Sunday, and Championships of Cosplay regional selection is on the Saturday. Follow MCM Cosplay for news and updates around all the cosplay events at MCM shows, and find all the details you need on the main website. >>

 

Recent Progress Journals

I Put on the Boots and Kicked Some Monster Ass

Triforceofdragons

I actually planned to do Ed a couple of years ago, so unearthed the boots from then. They are miraculously still in great shape and I don't have to do anything other than re-glue the trim. I bought a pair of motorcycle boots off of Ebay, specifically because they were the right shape and had the buckle and straps already. They also feel heavy to wear, like automail would, so I think Ed would approve. Once they'd arrived, I cut down the centre to make the slits of Ed's shoes, then lined the whole top part with black fabric, which I painted with acrylic black paint to look darker and blend with the shoe better. I then spent many days painting and repainting the red soles using at least 10 layers of red leather shoe paint. I'm really happy with them, and can't wait to see how they'll look once the rest of the costume comes together!

I suck at keeping a journal

TheStarlightFairy

Dress is almost complete! I just need to adjust and hem the armholes, add the shoulder frill and put the neckband on the halter c: I'm so excited to wear this for Japan Expo, and then finish it off properly for Sunnycon c: I feel inordinately cute in this dress!

First time using resin!

LittleRecordGirl

To make Martin's necklace, I wanted to have an excuse to try using resin for the first time. After I had bought all I needed, I actually cut out a section in a mold (it was there so you could put a necklace change through it but I didn't want a hole in the piece), used a resin red pigment dye to mix with the resin, and I was ready to go. It was hard to avoid some tiny air bubbles, but I was happy in the end! I created the base out of fimo (wish I used air dry clay instead but oh well) and then used resin again as a sealant. I WISH the mould I had was a diamond shape, so it had the 3D surface like the references suggest, but I didn't have the extra funds to get more molds. The molds I had I had got ages ago from eBay and I like to keep my budgets as low as possible.

mask

gxgirl-93

started off with the mask. made with foam and a lot of modge podge even before painting it and then more after painting. I quite like the way that the mask turned out when it was finished and it feels comfortable to wear so I can that it is done and time to move onto the next part.

 

Weekly Costume Showcase

Atreus from God Of War

MoonLily


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


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Chatter

Desperate for a Daenerys costume urgently
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need a cosplay group
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Events
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My Hero Academia Cosplay Group!
Started by Mochimun (updated 26th January 2019)
MCM London Comic Con May 2019 0
 

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Upcoming Events

Caerphilly Comic Con 2019 - Caerphilly (15th June)

Gamepad 2019 - London (22nd June)

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

GEEKS Salisbury Comic Con 2019 - Salisbury (6th July)

Hyper Japan Festival 2019 - London (12th July)


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Gamepad 2019

London

22nd June 2019


 

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