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.

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C4 Representatives Selected!

Massive congratulations to our new Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup representatives, Freyarule & Street-Angel, who were selected on Sunday at MCM Comic Con and will be heading to the finals at Animecon in the Netherlands next year!

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Hyper Japan cosplay events open!

Hyper Japan Christmas Market has opened signups for their COSParade (non competitive masquerade) and COSTest (Competition with a prize of a £150 voucher from Tofu Cute!) Find out more info and their sign ups here.

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ECG Representatives selected

EGX has given us our new UK representatives for next year's European Cosplay Gathering!

Congratulations to Katie from Parallel Works Cosplay who took the solo as Hunter from Bloodborne, and Royal Teas (Dewnor Cosplay & Kyokyo Cosplays) as Madoka & Mami from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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WCS: An insider's guide

Thinking of trying out for the World Cosplay Summit but not sure what it really involves when you're out there? One half of Team UK from this year, Moonlily, has written a great overview of what goes on during the competition - read it on their Facebook Page.

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EuroCosplay UK Qualifier selected!

Congratulations to Kyokyo Cosplays who's been selected as the UK EuroCosplay representative at MCM Comic Con Manchester today with her Thumbelina!

She'll go on to compete in the final in October at MCM Comic Con London against the rest of the European selections.

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Good luck to Team UK for WCS!

Later this week Team UK are flying out to Japan to take part in this year's WCS finals, held in Nagoya on the 6th August. We wish our members Moonlilly and Frederica la Noir the best of luck and hope you both have an amazing time!

Go give them some support on the Team UK FB page, and on their personal pages - Moonlilly and Frederica la Noir.

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ECG Qualifiers for 2018 @ EGX

Barely days since this year's competition ended, but applications have now opened for the UK qualifiers for the European Cosplay Gathering held in 2018! The qualifiers take place at EGX, with the selected representatives going forward to represent the country in Paris next year at Japan Expo. Find out more information about EGX and how to apply here.

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ECG 2017 Results

The final of the European Cosplay Gathering 2017 took place yesterday in Paris, with Finland and Switzerland taking the crown! We can't wait for the full video to appear next week, the snippets of the acts we saw looked amazing - especially our ECG Team UK , you did us proud! Click read more for the full results and categories.

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MCM Manchester - Masquerade now open

Entries for the Cosplay Masquerade & the UK EuroCosplay qualifier are now open for MCM Manchester Comic Con, running 29th-30th July. Find all the details and forms here, along with general rules and cosplay info!

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ECG Countdown

With just over 2 1/2 weeks to go, Team UK are getting ready to compete in ECG! Each year we send a team & solo to represent the UK, this year's duo are Captain Amelia and Helen Alice, with Exelia for the solo.
Check out their Team UK Facebook page and go give them some encouragement for the final few weeks!

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