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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We need you! (part 2)

It's that time again where we're looking for feedback! While we've got lots of ideas for the site, it's important that we have a good idea of what the masses would love to see~

Read on for how to take part & a chance to win some Worbla!

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Cos-tober - 2 weeks left!

Just two weeks left to take part in Cos-tober, our October promotion encouraging cosplayers to get productive! Haven't heard of it yet? Then check out the info of how to take part and potentially grab yourself £30 in Coscraft vouchers.

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Site Update: Personal Event Calendar

So hot on the heels of being able to add your costumes to multiple events, from your overview page you can now see a total number of events that you've attended in your cosplaying history. The magical link there displays a visual timeline of all your conventions and what you wore to each one.

Go fill in anything you're missing!

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Take part in Cos-tober!

Heard of Inktober or NaNoWriMo? Well we didn't think cosplayers should be left out! So let's roll up our sleeves and get productive during the darker October evenings~ Check out our Cos-tober page for a chance to win £30 of Coscraft vouchers, who are amazing and sponsoring this promotion~

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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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Site update: Tweaks & more social links

Hey all, a few tweaks this evening on the site, most noticeable on mobile - please refresh a few times if you have trouble seeing the new menu! Also due to popular demand, you can now add Tumblr and Twitch links to your profile.

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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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Good luck to ECG entrants!

Best of luck to those heading to EGX this weekend and trying out for the European Cosplay Gathering qualifiers on Sunday! We can't wait to see who we're sending to Paris next year~

If you're attending, check out their full cosplay event schedule for all four days.

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Site update: Multiple Events

We said we'd get around to it eventually! If you've worn your costume to a few different events, you can now add all of them to the costume once it's created, giving a full history of the outfit. Stay tuned for more 'calendar' updates...

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EGX: Assassin's Creed prizes

Attending EGX next weekend in an Assassin's Creed costume? Ubisoft is sponsoring Saturday's EGX Cosplay Championship and giving away additional prizes to the best Assassin's Creed cosplay in the masquerade, alongside the regular competition. Check out the full press release here.

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