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.


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!


Want to test your competition and performance skills, with the chance to represent the UK in Paris next year? Then ECG might be for you! With the options to enter either as a solo or group (2-3 people) you can play to your strengths, with the qualifying teams being flown to Japan Expo to compete against the rest of the countries. The UK qualifier event is at EGX at the end of October, with rules and sign ups open now.


Some of you may have noticed the adverts changing around the site, and we just wanted to make a quick note on how they work and why we're changing things.

We've used google display ads for a long time to generate site revenue, but over time these adverts have gotten far less useful or targeted - and we don't think they are serving the content to our members that's interesting or useful in any way. So we're testing out an Amazon affiliate program, where we can curate a bunch of products that we think are great and specifically useful to cosplayers. As soon as we've been approved and we know the tracking is working, we'll remove the google display ad content. (Don't worry, we're not doubling up!)

These links are hand picked by CI staff and are either products we've used ourselves or know come highly rated. Whilst we recommend these products, it's important to note that these are affiliate ads - which means if you click and go on to purchase the item, we actually get a small share of revenue that goes towards site costs. If you click and buy a similar product, we still get a tiny share, so please browse around! Adverts are what keep the site online, so we appreciate anyone who decides to support us through these links, hopefully we'll be able to pop up some great deals from time to time. You can find more info on our affiliate ads here.

One last note - if you can't see the adverts, then you more than likely have adblocker enabled. We totally understand people's choices to do so, but if you've done it by accident and are able to allow ads for our site through your adblocker settings, that would help us out a huge amount. We always try and put the adverts after or on the side of content and promise we'll never do annoying pop ups, we couldn't live with ourselves if we did.

Thanks for listening!
The CI Team

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MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2021
Birmingham - 13th Nov