Live Demos and Panels
Our mentors shared some tricks of the trade in live demonstrations (from SFX makeup to thermoplastics) and held some engaging Q&A panels.
From easy circuits and how to position your LEDs, to animating your lights and adding moving parts to your costume - our CosXPo 2022 senpai Willow Creative will make it feel less daring to get into.
Leatherworking master and senpaiPapa Cosplay will be going through the steps to create your own functional leather armour for cosplay. Take on his tips and be ready to fall in love with leather yourself!
You've tackled foam and thermoplastic and made some amazing armour - but how do you get the whole thing on? Learn about armour rigging from our UK senpais and foam experts, Artyfakes.
Smell, authentic materials, chemical processes... add a touch of mystery to your costume and give it some extra dimension with guidance from
CosXPo 2022 senpai Mistvein.
Learn the dos and don'ts of creating and wearing your own prosthetics in cosplay. Shirak Cosplay will set you up for success - letting you know the best materials, tools and techniques.
Skirts looking a bit limp? Want to know the best way to make a crinoline? Corset not fitting properly? Cat's Costumery will be covering how historical undergarments can up your cosplay game!
Want to hear the breast tips on making your own set of fake boobs for cosplay? Join Nomes Cosplay for a titillating tutorial on how to create an udderly realistic chest for your next costume.
We asked you what you'd like to see Artyfakes make in a live demo and you chose Gimli's Walking Axe from LOTR. So get ready to see the foam masters at work and bring it to life right before your eyes.
Grab a seat as Opal Ink Cosplay paints a 'happy little Kratos' in a live body painting demo. Giving tips on how to shake-up your make-up and avoid any... happy accidents. Who's excited? Cause we are!
Want to achieve an amazing cosplay shot with minimal equipment? Carlos Adama Photography will take you through the basics from framing your subject to getting that perfect light.
Professional sewing teacher (and former World Cosplay Summit organiser) Carrie Monster will be demonstrating how to use an overlocker and giving advice on how to get the most out of your machine.
Moving into the world of 3D printing may sound a bit daunting but it shouldn't be! Casual Props will be guiding you through why you should take the plunge and answering your burning questions.
Cheila from Cosplay Community Magazine will be teaching you how to take your cosplay to another land, another world, another dimension through the art of creating photo composites.
Creating an awesome cosplay doesn't have to break the bank. Join Zelvyne Cosplay for a talk on how to save the pennies whilst creating a costume you'll love to wear.
Join the celebration of POC in the cosplay community, inspired by the #28DaysofBlackCosplay hashtag, From representation to influences, we'll be talking all things diversity and why embracing is so important.
Learn as you go and get stuck in with our interactive workshops!
Inspired by crafters offering support for animals in Australia - this hands on workshop gives back to our lovely UK critters and creatures by sewing special pouches. These will all then donated UK wildlife and pet charities.
Want your cosplay to look like you've stepped straight out of your favourite video game? Join Rex Macabre to paint your very own mask - learning tips and tricks on how to create that iconic 'cel-shaded' style.
Join Jamie Flack (Cat&Crown Artwork) for a guided outdoor photography session.We'll be pairing up togs and cosplayers so this is a great way to meet new people and improve your photography game! Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up.
Sat 9th April | Front Entrance | 12-1PM
Nomes Cosplay will be returning with her magical wig styling workshop and our amazing sponsor Mutant Muffins will be kitting out the classroom with wigs.
Get your hairspray at the ready - this class gets busy really fast!
Time to get a bit more technical!
Join Keith from Plunge Creations Ltd and learn about moulding and casting techniques, and have an introduction to fibreglass, silicone, and more!
Fancy trying hand embroidery? Grab a hoop and join Madi Does Cosplay who will be giving an introduction to hand embroidery and taking you through some simple stitches.
Back to the drawing board! Great cosplays start with a great pattern.
Stephanie Dola will be guide you through drawing and designing your own pattern - the perfect foundation for making a beautiful bodice.
Acting coach Kevin Phelan will be giving you the skills to truly 'embody your character' and present your cosplay with confidence both on and off stage in this interactive workshop.
As well as lots of learning to do, we made sure there was plenty of fun . to be had too! Like our senpais taking on the Speed Cosplay Challenge.
VIP ticket holders can join us in Mojo's Bar from 6PM onwards to let their hair down, grab a drink and enjoy a night of great music from Level Up Leroy.
Watch our CosXPo 2022 Senpais battle it out in the head-to-head Senpai Speed Challenge. With 30 minutes on the clock - what can they achieve?
Are you and a friend ready to learn from the experts and take on fun challenges for a chance to win prizes? We'll be hosting our very own version of popular UK show The Generation Game and we want you to sign up today! Deadline is 30th March.
Join this panel to learn all the tips, tricks and cheats to make your cosplay life and next project just that little bit easier.
Grab your team, some drinks and pull up a chair - the CosXPo Friday Pub Quiz is back for another year. Make sure you get there early as this can get super busy!
From music videos and tutorials to memes, sketches and the simply bizarre - we'll be exploring what happens when cosplay and YouTube collide.