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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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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New Feature: Progress

Found on the main menu, you can now view all the progress journals that get added to the site. No longer buried amongst the other content, you can now easily look at recent progress and find new active cosplayers to follow.
Go see what people are making!

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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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Our weekly showcase

In a few weeks, we hope to get the weekly Costume Showcase back up and running, sharing the love for some great costumes here on the site (so please don’t worry, those of you that were saying they missed it, it’s not gone!)

First though, we’d love to do a bit of begging - read below!

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New event added!

The autumn months for conventions are getting very busy!

We've just added Nor-Con to the event calendar, held in Norwich on the 7th and 8th October.

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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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MCM Expo London - ticket sales open!

Ticket sales are now open for MCM Expo London in October! Probably the biggest gathering of cosplayers in the UK and the hosts for the EuroCosplay Finals - don't miss out and grab your tickets asap!

Find out more info on the expo on their website.

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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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Attack on Titan Fan Project

Love Attack on Titan? Adore cosplaying from it? Then check out a rather interesting project in the making over on Facebook.

They're looking for both cosplayers and people to help out behind the scenes such as make-up artists, give the group description a read and if you're interested, request to join! We look forward to seeing what happens with this, and good luck anyone applying for main roles~

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New Feature: Comment Replying

So I heard you guys like comments with your comments? Well guess what - now you can finally reply to individual comments on costumes! Feel free to go on a commenting spree, and let us know if anything wonky happens. You might need to refresh properly in order for the new styling to display (Ctrl +F5).

This feature and mobile-friendly functionality were top of people's lists for improvements, and we'll be working on the latter with each release. We're also looking at ways to integrate email/PM notifications for features, so please bear with us!

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