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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.


Learn with Coscraft on Youtube

New to wigs? Want to know how to keep them in top condition? For all these tips and tricks you're in luck, as Coscraft have started a Youtube Channel. There's a few videos already up, so go give them a watch and subscribe for future vids! >>

Sign up for Reedpop's online cosplay competition!

We know the lack of events are hitting people hard, so it's great to hear that team behind MCM are putting together a digital event in August! One of the components is a massive cosplay competition, with varying levels of entry so that all cosplayers can take part. >>

Join Virtucon this weekend!

No conventions in your calendar? No problem, as Virtucon have you covered this weekend with a series of cosplay panels, showcases and social hangouts being hosted on zoom. Organised by Deafantasy on instagram with content by cosplayers across the community, check out the great lineup below. >>

International Competitions: 2020 update

With conventions being postponed due to the current worldwide situation, what’s happening with all the international competitions? If you haven’t been following their individual announcements, we’ve summarised the current state of play below. >>

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... >>

WCS and C4 reps selected at MCM London!

With MCM London just passed, we're delighted to welcome our new UK reps for two of the international competitions, Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup and the World Cosplay Summit. Both finals take place next year, read on to see who we're sending! >>

ECG reps selected at EGX

Congrats to our new UK reps for the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), who will be joining the rest of the countries in 2020 to fight for the trophy! Introducing Jaeger Project as our solo rep, and Parallel Works Cosplay as the team reps! >>

Get crafting with Cos-tober!

It's baaaaack~ The winter months are settling in and we're running Cos-tober once again to get that motivation going for cosplay! How does it work? Post progress journals during the month of October and you'll be entered in a prize draw to win £30 in Coscraft vouchers! Check out the full promo and details here. >>

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. >>

 


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