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Cos-tober is back!

Heard of Inktober or NaNoWriMo? Well we don't think cosplayers should be left out! So let's roll up our sleeves and get productive during the darker October evenings with a chance to win £30 in Coscraft vouchers. Cos-tober is back~ >>

Info hub - International Competitions

Hello all! We’d like to introduce a bit of crowd sourced content for you all, an info hub focussing on international competitions. The aim of this is to help keep a central place where you can see upcoming qualifiers, view past performances and find out info about all the main international competitions. >>


Recent Progress Journals

2 weeks and counting...


It's painfully clear that this cosplay is going to be cutting it very fine when it's done. That said, mega progress today with the doublets finished and the trousers just needing gathering at the leg and the white ankle/calf cuffs adding. Once that's done it's on the shirt!

Jacket Started


Not as much progress as I wanted this weekend, but the jacket fabric arrived so Ive started on that. So far just got the basic body and sleeves done, but still need to add the collar, cuffs, zip and pocket decorations. Sadly I'll probably have to go against my rule of no-fake-pockets as the jacket is so short and barely comes past my chest... but we'll see.

Starting point


I'm making the main dress from 'smooth touch velvet', which is actually from the household section at work! It's so soft and has a lovely flow/drape to it so it works really nicely for dressmaking! The whole group is using the same Simplicity pattern so that we all match! I'm so excited to make this and be part of a sailor squad again <3

Many belts later...


Keep thinking I have made enough belts but it’s never enough....my aim was to get this costume finished by the end of October. There is still time...


Weekly Costume Showcase

Yoshimistu from Tekken 3

Sketch McDraw

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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Cosplay happiness chat
Started by White Tigress (updated 12th October 2018) 5
Costumes You Are Working On
Started by RetroRobby (updated 29th September 2018) 21
Advice on Face Paint & Sweat
Started by Mr. Sat-Ash (updated 22nd August 2018) 4
Old School but excited!
Started by shewolfxterminater@hotmail.com (updated 24th July 2018)
MCM Manchester Comic Con 2018 0


Upcoming Events

Destination Star Trek 2018 - Birmingham (19th October)

Anime Attacks 2018 - Gateshead (20th October)

MCM London Comic Con October 2018 - London (26th October)

YCC Gamers Gathering 2018 - Barnsley (27th October)

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New Event Added

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Washi-con 2018


28th October 2018


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.
  • Costume Portfolio - Join for free today, create your cosplay profile and share your photos with other cosplayers, or browse thousands of costumes by our members.
  • 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.

For all PR and news around cosplay, conventions and competitions, please contact Kat at news@cosplayisland.co.uk

International Competitions

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Milton Keynes - 2nd Nov 2018

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