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.

Inactive accounts - action required!

With upcoming data protection changes and also just a general clean up of the site, we're taking the action to start removing old accounts from Cosplay Island. People change their hobbies or choose to no longer use the platform, but we're not sure who remembers they still have their profiles lying around! Read on to find out our changes. >>

WCS and ICL qualifiers: entries are open!

Thinking of trying out for the international competitions of World Cosplay Summit or International Cosplay League? Entries are now open for the UK qualifiers for both, being held at MCM London Comic Con in May. Find out more details and register here >>

Portsmouth Comic Con - competition open

Submissions for Portsmouth Comic Con's Cosplay Competitions are now open! Find all details, rules and the entry form for the competitions here, and make sure you get your entry in before the 3rd April. Good luck! >>

New Feature: Chatter

While we're not bringing back the forums, we have listened to you - we've created a simple way of you guys to chat, ask questions and plan cosplay groups for events. Please read the guidelines before posting, then have fun! >>

Hibanacon Returns!

We're super excited to hear that Hibanacon is running again in 2018! Back again at Jury's Inn in Milton Keynes between the 2nd and 4th November, they promise to bring a weekend full of games, panels, live acts and parties. Registration is open now so grab your tickets! >>

Travel safe & check for updates!

With the news that both Rai Con and GEEKS Heroes & Foes: Cannock are cancelled this weekend and to be rescheduled at a later date, please regularly check updates from the other conventions running over the next few days before you attempt to travel! Stay safe and prepare well if you're going to take any journeys in areas affected by the weather. >>

Join the Games Character Parade in London!

London Games Festival returns this year between the 5th - 15th April, and with it their Games Character Parade! The parade is being held on Saturday 14 April, check out the event and register if you have a games costume ready to show off! >>

Site update: Comment Replies

Evening all, mini update this evening! On your dashboard, in addition to comments left on your costumes, you will now be able to also see any replies to comments you've left on other people's costumes. (Please note this will only start showing replies left after tonight's release.) >>

Site update: Tasks & Dashboard

Good afternoon all, we've finally been able to release the work we've been slaving away on this winter! We present to you the return (and rebirth) of tasks, and a new spangly dashboard for your personal use. Read on to find out about each feature! >>

LFCC Cosplay Masquerade changes

London Film and Comic Con are changing things up a little with the application process for their Saturday Cosplay Masquerade Grand Final, read on for the changes and how to take part! >>


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Featured Event

Milton Keynes - 8th November

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