Thanks for joining us at CosXPo 2018!
2018 was even better than we had hoped – and that's all thanks to you! Check out some of our favourite moments below.
“CosXPo was the best cosplay and photography orientated con I have ever been to. Flew over from Ireland for CosXPo, and it is 100% worth the trip for any cosplayer. I'll be back in 2019!”
War Panda CosplayCosplayer
“CosXPo is exactly the event that the UK con scene needs right now. I was able to get gorgeous shots of friends in such a relaxed atmosphere, would highly recommend to cosplayers, photographers and videographers alike!”
ElectrospectrumVideographer - https://bit.ly/2M5fP5J
“CosXPo showed me once again how much love the community has to offer. I got to work with extremely skilled photographers, see my dearest UK friends and it was more than worth the trip all the way from Switzerland. 10/10 would come again.”
Sodiumcat Art and CosplayPhoto by Eugene Art. Photography
“Never before has an event established a connection so strong with the cosplay community. CosXPo delivers exactly what the artistic community craves. 10/10.”
After a successful first event in 2018 we can't wait to bring you a bigger and better CosXPo in 2019!
If you missed out on the event, here are some of the great things that happened on the big day.
Workshops & Panels
Our Senpai's took to the stages for talks on all things Cosplay and Photography. We had various stages which held talks throughout the day, with real time builds and editing, and a chance to ask questions. Our panels ranged from social media and sewing skills, to wigs and editing!
We had two great set ups in our photography area which was used continuously throughout the day, and even though the weather was against us, dozens of you made use of the amazing grounds for photoshoots. Check out our gallery below for some outcomes!
We flew in a host of skilled individuals from around Europe, who helped us to judge our Championships and shared some of their best kept secrets!
Shappi is a Polish cosplayer whose speciality is armour-making. She has been active on the cosplay scene since 2009, and representing her country in various cosplay competitions. Besides being a cosplayer, Shappi is also a gaming enthusiast: from The Witcher to League of Legends, and Smite. She loves the cosplay community and as well as making costumes for herself, she enjoys creating tutorials, holding workshops and organising competitions for other fellow cosplayers.
Kairi is 27 years old and from Poland, she has been cosplaying since 2008. Kairi believes that traveling is one of the only things worth spending money on, and luckily cosplay has brought about a lot of that- having visited more than 14 countries thanks to her hobby! Kairi also loves to perform on stage which is reflective of the countless competitions she has entered (and won!) both in her home country and around the world. A cosplayer of many talents and fandoms, there’s no specific type of costume she prefers but she loves to cosplay characters that are close to her heart.
Ali specialises in armour and props. He loves detailed work and painting with airbrush, and has recently delved into the world of sewing- which he isn't keen on yet! He prefers to cosplay from games, such as Darksiders, Overwatch, Horizon Zero Dawn, Smite, and WoW, to name a few! He enjoys travelling to foreign countries, meeting new and interesting people and try good food and beers from all over the World.
Germia is a cosplayer from Czech Republic, best known for her work with armour and says she has more helmets than skirts at home! Her super power is the power of hope. ‘Does the “play” in cosplay stand for playing video games?’ she asks, as when she is away from the convention floor she plays semi-professionally for multiclan eSuba on Twitch.
Tabitha is a UK cosplayer known for her armour and weapon builds. She'll be joining us alongsideProfessional prop makers Artyfakes, whohave been making props for LARP, cosplay, film, and TV out of their Norfolk workshop since 2007, and teach a range of residential courses, allowing anyone to get hands-on experience for themselves.
- He has a mini-me who is starting to get into cosplay.
- One of his fins is bigger than the other.
- He suffers from interminable execration.
We were blown away by your creativity!
Whether cosplayers and photographers were making use of our custom sets, braving the weather, or roaming the halls, we saw some serious skills, check out our gallery for some highlights.
A huge thank you to our sponsors. Without you CosXPo 2018 would not have been such a success!