Cos-Con's Host Des O'Gorman, Judges Kitty Lappin, Mighty Cushion Cosplay and Lionheart Cosplay, Entrants Evilblu, Milkystar Cosplay, Katelyn and her partner. Photo: Alasdair Watson Photography

Cosplay 101: The Competitive Life of Cosplay by Holly Rose Swinyard

Wearing costumes for fun is far from new and costume parades were an integral part of early comic and other media conventions. But cosplay as a concept, in many ways a whole separate world to comic and other media fandom, has only become truly recognised in its own right very recently. Cosplayers the world overContinue reading Cosplay 101: The Competitive Life of Cosplay by Holly Rose Swinyard

Kendal Cosplay 2018

Cosplay Festival comes to Kendal next month

Kendal, home to the long-running Lakes International Comic Art Festival, is to host a new Cosplay Festival – and both organisations will be working together. The town’s Ruskins pub will host a one day event on Sunday 15th July 2018, with a view to having a full weekend Festival in 2019. As well as beingContinue reading Cosplay Festival comes to Kendal next month

Flavia in Cosplay as Elyos

Cosplay 101: Conventions and Cosplay Etiquette by Holly Rose Swinyard (Part Two)

Wearing costumes for fun is far from new and costume parades were an integral part of early comic and other media conventions. But cosplay as a concept, in many ways a whole separate world to comic and other media fandom, has only become truly recognised in its own right very recently. Cosplayers the world overContinue reading Cosplay 101: Conventions and Cosplay Etiquette by Holly Rose Swinyard (Part Two)

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Markosia gets set to launch “The Cosplay Journal”

We’re delighted to report the imminent launch of The Cosplay Journal,from independent publisher Markoisa – a great looking guide to the hobby, edited by Holly Rose Swinyard, who has written some great articles for us here at downthetubes. Launching next month, The Cosplay Journal is a coffee table periodical focusing on the Diversity and CraftContinue reading Markosia gets set to launch “The Cosplay Journal”

Flavia in Cosplay as Elyos

Cosplay 101: Conventions and Cosplay Etiquette (Part One)

Wearing costumes for fun is far from new and costume parades were an integral part of early comic and other media conventions. But cosplay as a concept, in many ways a whole separate world to comic and other media fandom, has only become truly recognised in its own right very recently. Cosplayers the world overContinue reading Cosplay 101: Conventions and Cosplay Etiquette (Part One)