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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

Patterning - Chemise

Nymeria

It took some trial and error to get the sleeves sorted out but I'm finally happy with how this is looking. Next step - taking it all apart again!

Character board

Nymeria

The gold-striped fabric is going to have to be custom made and I think I've found some suitable alternatives for the under-skirt and bodice. It appears that a cold-shoulder style chemise is worn underneath, and I have some wine-coloured linen in inventory that should do the job. https://thenightsofnym.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/character-board-avexis-300dpi-original.png

Gloves v.1

TheStarlightFairy

I crocheted a pair of gloves (as I'm not a fan of leather ones) adapting a pattern I found in a magazine! They're a bit big for me so I may redo them in the future but for now these will work c: Yarn is Hayfield Bonus Glitter in navy, hooks used were a 4mm and a 3.5mm

Face makeup

Ranma1-2

The face was done by blocking in the eyelids with black eyeliner pencil and then the rest of the large eye shapes added by Snazaroo black face paint. For the blue eyes I coloured in blue circles and black pupils using felt tip, then cut them out using a circle cutter. They were held on my eyelids with masking tape made into double sided. The brow crease and cheek bone lines were also added with black eye liner pencil and some brown eyeshadow added.

 

Weekly Costume Showcase

Jester from Critical Role

Oracle


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

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Masquerade: One Piece Group
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Feature opinions wanted: social media ‘reactions’
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Desperate for a Daenerys costume urgently
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Events

Upcoming Events

Minami Con 2020 - Southampton (6th March)

MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2020 - Birmingham (21st March)

CosXPo 2020 - Reading (3rd April)

RaiCon 2020 Spring - Glasgow (4th April)


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MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2020

Birmingham

21st March 2020


 

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