We introduced the Cosplay Lab in 2019 to open up the world of cosplay to everyone. We know it's not always possible to try-before-you-buy. You might be wary of using a new tool, or be unsure if certain materials will work for your cos-plans. So the lab was introduced to give people a chance to get hands on. We have various tools and materials, from air brush kits and foam, to thermoplastic and sewing machines.

Our handy Lab Technicians will be there to give you tips and tricks and offer guidance as you try things out and play with everything the lab has to offer.

Cosplay Lab Tutorials

We have a number of tutorials to help you with troubleshooting and teach you basic cosplay skills on our YouTube channel. Head on over to get learning and start your cosplay journey!

What's in the Lab?

From useful tools to help build your project, to the cosplay materials you can make them with - come to the lab, get hands on and see for yourself with the help and guidance of our Lab Technicians.

Sewing Machines

  • Never used a machine before? We'll have them set up so you can try one out yourself and feel a bit more confident when tackling your sewing projects.

Foam and Foam Clay

From making lightweight armour to moulding intricate details. These two materials are cosplay essentials and so simple to use separately and together.

Airbrushing at Cosplay Lab


Add depth and dimension to your cosplay with smooth strokes using an airbrush. This handy little tool really helps brings cosplays to life.

Thermoplastic in the Cosplay Lab


Strong, versatile and great for small details - try out using thermoplastic to see what you can create.

Live Demos

You can drop in the lab any time but to see live demos from our lab techs feel free to attend one of sessions listed for both days.

Friday Demos

  • 14:00 - 14:15   Foam + Foam Clay
  • 15:00 - 15:15   Thermoplastics
  • 16:00 - 16:15   Sewing
  • 17:00 - 17:15   Airbrushing

Saturday Demos

  • 12:00 - 12:15   Foam + Foam Clay
  • 13:00 - 13:15   Thermoplastics
  • 14:00 - 14:15   Sewing
  • 15:00 - 15:15   Airbrushing

2019 Cosplay Lab Highlights

Take a look at what amazing things were crafted in the Cosplay Lab during our 2019 event.

  • Flower Crowns

    Lab Tech and Florist Hollita 

  • Cuts and Bruises Make-up

    Ezra teaching some easy make-up skills

  • Animal Ears

    Asgardian Fraud's workshop on ear making

  • Gem Casting

    Lab Tech Emily's Gem Casting class