Hopefully you've noticed we've done a bit of renovation work!

Check out all the details in this news article and feel free to leave us any feedback (or if you spot any bugs) in this chatter.


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.

All the events are being hosted on zoom, use the corresponding IDs in the timetable to join! We're looking forward to it~

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Time Panel Room ID
12pm - 1pm Cel shading with Markversecosplay 875 5760 5734
1pm - 2pm Face casting with Madcatprops 878 4959 8417
2pm - 3pm Wig styling with Snowflakehime 825 0750 8828
3pm - 4pm Making the most of conventions with Cornilogical 822 1707 9761
4pm - 5pm Distressing and weathering clothing with Deafantasy 897 4898 7236
6pm Cosplay hangout 972 349 9327


Time Panel Room ID
10am - 11am Cosplay and fitness with Ugoandcosplay 816 9810 9319
11am - 12pm Tiktok tricks and tips with Rhilentless 853 8641 3800
12pm - 1pm 3D printing with Charliemotts and R.M_Cosplay 894 7508 1747
1pm - 2pm Foam crafting with Sumisu_cosplay 841 5661 3198
2pm - 3pm Cosplay videos with 86thfloormusic 837 0029 4866
3pm - 4pm Cosplay confidence with Imijean and Gatheringstormcosplay 868 8148 4469
4pm - 5pm Voice acting with Frankie_lollia 873 5791 3577
6pm - 7pm Professional cosplay with Amazoniancos 819 8171 6614
7pm Cosplay Showcase 819 6224 9470


Time Panel Room ID
10am - 11am Basics of sewing with Millycosplay 885 0283 4196
11am - 12:30pm Bodypaint and cosplay makeup withe Alftheelf 828 8507 1366
2pm - 3pm Acting for cosplay with Heodekuuu 883 5355 5220
3pm - 4pm Lights and how to diffuse them with Sadalsund.cosplay 827 6874 5238
4pm - 5pm Cosplay on a budget with Killerouinncosplay 827 9264 0166
6pm - 7pm SFX makeup with Shirakcosplay 891 3916 9716
7pm Cosplay Showcase 846 2994 6187


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.

World Cosplay Summit

With the Olympics postponed, WCS was sure to follow - and indeed has been postponed to 2021. The finalists who have already qualified (Tsupo and Clood for Team UK) will keep their place and compete next year instead.


Although the team are hopeful that October MCM will still run, due to the fact that most of the qualifying events have been postponed the competition will not run this year, and will instead be held in October 2021. Any finalists who already qualified will keep their spot for 2021. The UK rep had not been selected at this point (planned to be at Manchester), so as long as it is permitted to run this will happen at Birmingham in November 2020.

European Cosplay Gathering

With the host event Japan Expo cancelled, season 10 of the European Cosplay Gathering will now take place in 2021. All previously qualified finalists will keep their places, which for the UK is Felixize for the solo, and Parallel Works Cosplay for the team.

Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup

The final year of this fun competition has sadly also been postponed, but will play out in 2021. Finalists already selected (Nomes and Minney for Team UK) will roll their entries over to next year.

Global Championships of Cosplay

Due to the cancellation of the spring and summer based MCMs, a single qualifying event for the UK will take place at Birmingham in November 2020, to qualify for the Finals in Chicago for 2021.

International Cosplay League

With a large amount of qualifying events postponed, ICL have also taken the decision to postpone this year’s competition to 2021, with any finalists who already qualified keeping their spot. The UK doesn’t currently have a qualifying event for this competition.

Please note all of the above is subject to change depending on how things go with the world! But for now please go give your support to the finalists & event staff who are working hard to bring conventions back when they can. Stay home, stay safe!


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.

Cauldron of Mischief progressed to the final, with their Rian from The Dark Crystal, with Helen Alice Sews and Ju Tsukino as runners up:

Out of the four representatives selected during the nationals, a winner was then chosen. Calley Macleod was crowned the 2019 MCM Champion of Cosplay and will be heading to the Crown Championship at C2E2, Chicago!


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...

Lady Bahamut

(We'll be in touch through the site, please keep an eye on your inbox!)

We hope you all enjoyed the promo and look forward to seeing you around on the site~


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!


The duo we're sending to Japan in 2020 are Tsupo and Clood Cosplay! They qualified in gorgeous costumes as Hakuryuu and Judar from Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic.


Heading to the Netherlands next year to take part in Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup, are Nomes Cosplay and Chris Minney, who amazed in their performance as Donquixote Doflamingo and Rebecca from One Piece.


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.


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.


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. They also work with Get Well Gamers to arrange collection of games and consoles that can be donated young people in hospital. Find out more info and get your tickets here.


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.

We're starting out with the basics, but hope to cover a wide variety of tools with varying complexity. We hope these might be useful to someone out there! SO without further ado, please check out Toolbox Tips issue 01: Dressmaking Scissors!

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