What is CosXPo?

CosXPo is a new convention that will focus on the art of cosplaying. The team behind the upcoming convention are all frequent con-goers, with interests in various geek-esque areas from games to film, comics to cartoon, but we all have one thing in common- we love cosplay!

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Left: Shibeez&Milou Cosplay Centre: Néréide Cosplay Right: Kenny Cosplay Stuff
Photos: Allpo Dayo

 

The convention scene has expanded significantly over the past few years, and established conventions are now seeing in hundreds of thousands of guests. Newer conventions have started to focus on different areas, such as gaming, anime, film, or comics. Some have even started based on one particular show, like Survival Con and Star Wars Celebration.

For the CosXPo team, and many others, cosplaying brings a whole new atmosphere to conventions. Showcasing your skills, entering competitions, meeting people from the same fandoms, and even developing self confidence, it all comes hand in hand with cosplay, and because of this we decided to create a convention where cosplay can be the main focus.

 

What sets CosXPo apart?

Master Classes: Our master classes will be run by real experts of various fields in both cosplay and photography. They will be aimed from anyone wanting to develop their skills, to those starting out in the cosplay world. You'll have the opportunity to learn from some of the best with real time practise at dedicated workshop stations. Read more

Dedicated Photography Area: With cosplayers come photographers, and with both among the team we can all agree we are bored of car parks and crowded halls. Because of this we’re including a dedicated photography area with physical sets, where cosplayers can really bring their characters to life. The themed sets will be designed and created by our teams, and with a team of cosplayers you can be sure they’ll be top notch! Read more

The CosXPo Cosplay Championships: The big event will be our cosplay competition and we endeavour to set a new bar in the competitive cosplay game. Entrants will need to impress the judges with strong displays of skill, dedication, and innovation. Whether you’re a sewing machine master, prop legend, or a wig wizard- the competition will be high. We decided to set the bar higher for our championships to really showcase the efforts that people put into their costumes, whether they spend £1000s or use junk around their house, if they can create a show-stopping costume, it deserves to be shown among other great creations. Read more

Fun and Games: Not all cosplay is "srs bsns". That’s why you can enjoy lighthearted games, quizzes and panels all day on our small stage! Buddy up with friends to take on our fun team challenges! Think you can beat the cosplay clock? Cosplay bingo? Up to the cosplay face paint challenge? We also welcome cosplay performances, show and tell, and friendly discussion panels! If you have an idea or would like to host a panel, please email your suggestions to content@cosxpo.com