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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ECG Finals - cheer on the UK

The European Cosplay Gathering finals will be held later today at Japan Expo in Paris. Please join us in giving Kenny Cosplay and his cosplay partner Kerry Cosplay our support in the group competition, where they will be wearing their League of Legends costumes, and also to Clockwork Dandy Noodles who will be in the singles competition wearing her Warhammer costume.

Best of luck to them, and we can't wait to see their performances!

UPDATE: We hear that Clockwork Dandy Noodles came third place in the Solo category - huge congratulations to her!

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MCM Costume competitions - RWBY, Fallout and Suicide Squad

There's plenty of stuff for cosplayers at the upcoming MCM London Comic Con at the end of the month! As well as the regular masquerade and WCS selections, there are a number of smaller cosplay competitions for costumes from specific sources.

For those RWBY cosplayers amongst you, Rooster Teeth are sponsoring a competition to be held on the Pop Asia stage on Sunday (29th) at 13:30.
More info and entry forms here!

For the more post-apocalyptically inclined, Bethesda are sponsoring a Fallout cosplay competition at 15:00 on both the Saturday and Sunday of the show. Lone Wanderers, Sole Survivors, and all the other inhabitants of the Wastelands welcome!
More information can be found here.

Finally, Warner Bros and MCM Comic Con are offering you the chance to win prizes including tickets to an exclusive "Suicide Squad" preview in London! Grab at least one mate, don your Suicide Squad cosplays, and pop over to the "Suicide Squad" photo wall to have your photo taken in order to enter the competition.
More information can be found here.

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World Cosplay Summit qualifiers and London MCM Comic Con masquerade entry

As you may have heard, the qualifying event for the World Cosplay Summit will be held at London MCM Comic Con at the end of May!
There are still spaces available for the qualifiers, so get your entries in for the chance to represent the UK in the Japanese finals. WCS is a pairs/performance competition, so there must be two of you and you must have a skit prepared. The WCS qualifiers will be held on the Saturday. If you want to check up on the rules and regulations for the competition, they can be found here and here.

Entry for the regular MCM masquerade on both days is also open, so come and strut your stuff!

Entry form for both WCS qualifiers and regular masquerades can be found here

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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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