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.


MCM Comic Con London & EuroCosplay 2015 Finals

As you probably know, it's MCM Comic Con London this weekend, and it's going to be a bumper weekend on the cosplay front.

On Saturday, the 2015 EuroCosplay Championship Final will be taking place at 17:30 in the Gold Theatre, featuring amazing cosplayers from all over Europe including the UK's own Kaldorei Cosplay and Wrath Creations.
On Sunday, selections for the UK representatives for Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup will take place at the masquerade at 15:00 in the Gold Theatre.

For more info on EuroCosplay events and how to watch the live stream, click "Read More"!

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MCM Comic Con cosplay updates - Clara Cow, EuroCosplay... and more?

Some news from the team at MCM Comic Cons!

As well as the Eurocosplay finals on Saturday, the Sunday masquerade at MCM Comic Con London in October will be holding the UK qualifiers for Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup. Aside from being part of an international cosplay contest it is also a chance for the pair of winners to check out AnimeCon, a very enjoyable event in the Netherlands.

From next year onwards, there will only be a single qualifier for Eurocosplay. This is likely to take place at MCM Manchester Comiccon in 2016, so plan accordingly!

Finally, there are whisperings that there may be qualifiers for another international cosplay competition at MCM London next May - stay tuned, we'll let you know!

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2nd UK EuroCosplay qualifier selected!

The second UK qualifier for EuroCosplay was held at Manchester MCM Comiccon on the 25th July, and Kaldorei Cosplay was selected to go through with her Maghda costume from Diablo.

Kaldorei Cosplay told us, "I would like to say that me and my precious moth babies are both shocked and honored to be selected. This costume was such a challenge from start to finish, it took 9 months to create and when it came to put it on Saturday morning I was overjoyed to have it finally come together. I hope to do the UK proud!"

The EuroCosplay finals will take place at MCM London Comiccon on the 24th October, where you can cheer on Wrath Creation Studios and Kaldorei Cosplay, as well as cosplayers from all over Europe.

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Cosplay World Masters UK representative chosen

The UK qualifier for the Cosplay World Masters was held last weekend, and Kenny Cosplay was selected to go through with his CHAPPIE costume.

Kenny told us, "I'm over the moon in qualifying! I will definitely up my game to match the intense competition and hopefully I will do the UK proud!"

Congratulations Kenny, and please join us in wishing him luck in the finals in Portugal on the 24-25th October!

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UK Eurocosplay and CCCC reps chosen

The first UK Eurocosplay entrant was selected at the recent MCM London Comic Con. Please join us in congratulating Lewis of Wrath Creation Studios for qualifying in his superb Lich King costume from World of Warcraft.

Also deserving of congratulations are Felixize and Emzone who qualified for the Clara Cow Cosplay Cup in their beautiful Celes and Relm costumes from Final Fantasy VI.

Well done to all three of them, we can't wait to see how you do in the finals!

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MCM London masquerade entry open!

The MCM London Comic will be running a Cosplay Masquerade on both the Saturday & Sunday of the show (24th & 25th May), and each day offers you the chance at fantastic prizes & to represent the UK in an international cosplay competition!

Saturday is sponsored by Viewster who are offering a prize which includes an £800 cash sum for the winner who will be selected as the UK EuroCosplay Championships Finalist for 2015; second place will include £400 & third place £250.
Sunday is sponsored by Sanrio who are offering a prize which includes a trip to Puroland in Japan for the winning duo performance who will be selected as the UK Finalists for Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup in 2015.

You can submit your entry here - this includes entries for those wishing to compete in the Eurocosplay qualifiers on Saturday.

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ECG UK Qualifying event to be held at EGX

The UK qualifying event for the European Cosplay Gathering has been announced! This years' qualifiers will be selected at EGX, on September 27th, at the Birmingham NEC, so start planning and making your costumes now for a chance to represent the UK at the ECG Finals in Paris next year. One pair and one solo cosplayer will be selected.

EGX is investing in a larger cosplay stage and cosplay area to accommodate ECG in their first year of hosting the qualifiers. The contest is open to all styles of cosplay (not just games). Entry is open to contestants who either have a UK passport or have lived in the UK for 5 years or more and will be aged 18 by 1st July 2016.

Cosplayers are recommended to buy their tickets in advance as the show often sells out. However, cosplayers who are registered as ECG contestants only need buy an afternoon ticket for Sunday as they will be upgraded to early entry free of charge.

There will be a 3rd big cosplay contest at EGX announced soon, which will be gaming themed!

Click "read more" to see the official press release for further details on ECG and cosplay at EGX.

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Eurocosplay 2014 video and 2015 qualifiers

The EuroCosplay team have put up the official video for last October's finals, so you can relive the fabulous skits and costumes to your heart's content - or, if you couldn't make it, see them for the first time.

If watching the video has got you fired up to try entering yourself, the UK qualifiers will be held at London Comic Con on the 23rd May and at Manchester Comic Con on the 25th July.

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LSCC and London Super Costume Championship

Convention season is starting up in earnest again! This weekend sees
London Super Comic Convention taking place at the Excel Centre in (surprisingly enough) London, which will feature the London Super Costume Championship. This competition has a great prize and is judged by well-known international cosplayers Yaya Han, Kamui, and Bill Doran of Punished Props, so it should be pretty intense and definitely worth a watch. There will also be an "Open Masquerade" for those who want a slightly more relaxed cosplay competition.

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Happy Holidays!

We at Cosplay Island would like to wish you a very happy Christmas/holiday season! Put down the crafting tools for a bit and spend some time with friends and family - who knows, you may even get a crafty gift or two. And remember to check out the sales afterwards, cheap Christmas ornaments can be used for a multitude of cosplay bits!

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