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.

ECG 2019 Representatives selected!

Congratulations to our new UK ECG reps who were selected at yesterday's qualifier at EGX! Helen Alice Cosplay took the solo spot for her Apprentice Witch from Sakizou, with CrystalNeko and TheStarlightFairy taking the group spot with Sakura and Tomoyo from Card Captor Sakura. >>

Site update: Progress Journals

Along with a few visual changes, we've done the first in a series of migrations today, moving journals to a new system! While this is to make things easier for a complete site upgrade, there are a few things it's improved immediately for you guys; 1) Images that are exceedingly narrow or wide will no longer appear fuzzy in the thumbnail preview 2) You can now edit any image that you've added a journal, either swap it for a new one or remove it completely, without having to delete the journal. Thanks for your patience! >>

Amecon: Warwick campus photo map

With 3 weeks to go until AmeCon we hope everyone's costumes are going well! But for those who want to spend some time procrastinating & planning shoots instead of sewing, we've dug out the photo map that ManyLemons made us a few years back! There may be a few venue changes since then, but a lot of the campus is similar, we hope it provides some inspiration~ Good luck to everyone sewing & to the committee in the final weeks of prep ❤️ >>

Best of luck to ECG Team UK!

Wishing the best of luck to ECG Team UK, heading out to Paris today in prep for season 8 of the European Cosplay Gathering at Japan Expo! If you haven't already, go give the team page & their personal pages some love and encouragement for the finals - Parallel Works Cosplay, Dewnor Cosplay and Kyokyo Cosplays. >>

New International Competition!

MCM Comic Con are hosting four UK qualifying events for the international competition Global Championships of Cosplay, with the overall winner of the qualifiers jetting off to Chicago to take part in the finals at C2E2 in April 2019. You can take part at the 2018 MCM events in Manchester, Glasgow, London (October) and Birmingham. There's also cash prizes up for grabs for the top 3 in each qualifier! Check out the full details and good luck if you're entering! >>

WCS UK qualifiers moved to MCM London October

For those of you thinking of entering WCS next year, please take note that the UK qualifiers have been moved from their May date, and will now be held at MCM Comic Con London October, running from the 26th-28th. To cheer on this year's team and find out more about WCS, go give Team UK a follow on Facebook. >>

UK qualifiers selected @MCM Comic Con

Another MCM down, with this weekend having hosted the UK qualifiers for two massive international competitions; World Cosplay Summit and The International Cosplay League. All the entrants looked amazing, but sadly the judges had to pick! Read on for our new UK reps. >>

RWBY Cosplay Competition @ MCM Expo

Anyone attending MCM London Comic Con in their RWBY cosplay? Enter to take part in the RWBY Cosplay Competition on Saturday @ 2pm on the Pop Asia stage for the chance to win some Rooster Teeth merch ❤️ Entries can be solo or a group of up to 4 people and are open online until Friday 11pm, but will also be taken on the day until 1pm Saturday. >>

Coloured Contacts looking for cosplayers

Heads up to all cosplayers & larpers who love using contacts, or even if you’re just fan of awesome make-up / prosthetic looks that involve contacts. Coloured Contacts have an affiliate program where they’re looking for cosplayers and make-up artists who are experienced with contact lenses to showcase & review their products, and promote safe use & wear of contacts. Read on for more info! >>

MCM Fringe Festival - fan meet schedule

Are you heading to MCM London Comic Con in a few weeks and want to meet up with people cosplaying in the same fandom? Check out their Fringe Festival page, listing all fan-run meets over the weekend! >>


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