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MCM Champion of Cosplay selected

With the final MCM of the year out of the way, that means the Championships of Cosplay have their UK representative! Read on to see the winner of the 4th qualifying event, and the chosen UK finalist who was selected at Birmingham Expo this weekend gone. >>

Cos-tober comes to a close!

Cos-tober is now over and we wanted to say well done and a massive thank you to all who took part during the last month. We've loved seeing all your progress go up and we hope it inspired a few of you to get productive! Read on to find out the lucky winner... We'd also like to give an enormous thank you to Coscraft for providing a great prize to be won, allowing us to run this promo. So without further ado, randomly selected by the Cos-tober elves, the winner of £30 Coscraft vouchers is... >>


Recent Progress Journals


White Tigress

ok its been a while since I made an update on this costume. For starters, it is still in progress and have been slowly adding to it over time :) I THINK I have all the supplies to get this done and she and Princess Tutu are on the top of the work list as I have a lot more free time thanks to current events. I pushed her back from Hibana due to personal reasons, and it was meant to be for MCM Birmingham this weekend. The gloves and bootcovers are patterned and needs restitching with matching thread. The wig is being redone completly as there were issues with the dyes and had made a big mess of it. The bodysuit is a dress with a white panel on the front. The belt and tail have been almost done for a while and I really like how the appique turned out :D


Seiken Cosplay

Progress on my howl jacket so far, from a lovely pile of materials to the basic shape of the jacket done. The bulk of this is done now, just got to chip away at the hand sewing. Which takes so much damn time



IT IS DONE 3 months of embroidery during my work commute finally complete I'm so happy with how this came out, working out the pattern for it drove me mad! My only issue is that the hood is non-functional ;;

Patterning - Tunic and underskirt


I had planned to cut up my chemise pattern for the tunic, but I've ended up working on this while visiting family and have nothing on hand! I'm not entirely sold on the way I've put the tunic together but with spring events already rescheduling for later in the year, it's looking like I'll have plenty of time to figure it out.


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!

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Costume advice
Started by CuriousJac (updated 26th January 2020) 0
Masquerade: One Piece Group
Started by NorthamptonGuy (updated 14th October 2019)
Hibanacon 2019 0
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


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