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Cosplay & Convention News

We try to keep our members up to date with the latest cosplay news, event updates and competition announcements, as well as anything of general interest to cosplayers! We also occasionally use this to inform everyone of any major site changes. If you know anything interesting that we haven't mentioned, or are an event or competition organiser with any press releases, please drop an email through to news@cosplayisland.co.uk and we'll spread the word.


Cosplay Stories: Exploring Cosplay & Gender

Check out this great collab video from The Cosplay Journal & The Eighty-Sixth Floor Music, telling the stories of non-binary cosplayers within our community. We'd love to see more content like this in future! Video in the full article below. >>

Discount for cosplayers at Gamepad

Gamepad's next event is being held on the 28th September in London, and they want to see lots of colourful cosplayers! Not that you guys need much encouragement to dress up, but anyone in full cosplay can get 15% off tickets, check out their cosplay guidelines here. Gamepad is a social gaming event aimed at making gaming fun and inclusive for everyone, with family activities and tournaments running alongside a range of games to play. >>

Introducing Toolbox Tips

We're starting a new series aimed at cosplayers just starting out with crafting. Each short piece will be about different tools that are useful for making cosplay, with guidance on how they're used, things to look out for when purchasing, and just handy tips & tricks that we've learned along the way. >>

Registration for ECG UK Quals is live

Want to test your competition and performance skills, with the chance to represent the UK in Paris next year? Then ECG might be for you! With the options to enter either as a solo or group (2-3 people) you can play to your strengths, with the qualifying teams being flown to Japan Expo to compete against the rest of the countries. >>

A quick note on adverts

Some of you may have noticed the adverts changing around the site, and we just wanted to make a quick note on how they work and why we're changing things. >>

Toko and Amecon dates for 2020

The residential cons of next year have announced their official dates! Tokonatsu, a festival of fun, anime and camping is running 30th July to 3rd August. Amecon, running alternative years with Kitacon, is running a smaller AmeChibi event in 2020 between the 7th-9th August. Sign ups for both will be open a bit later in the year so keep your eyes on their social media for updates! >>

Cosplay competitions @ MCM Scotland

Sign ups are now open for MCM Scotland. There are Masquerades on both Saturday & Sunday, and the Championships of Cosplay qualifier is on Saturday. Read here for more information on MCM's cosplay events and sign up while there's still space! >>

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. >>

Championships of Cosplay Regional selection

Congratulations to the first Championships of Cosplay UK regional qualifier of this year: Calley Macleod who qualified in their Firebird Mount from Final Fantasy XIV! >>

 


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