Interactive Workshops

Get stuck in with our interactive workshops at CosXPo 2019- designed to get you crafting whilst being guided by our awesome senpais and mentors. Want more hands on learning? Check out the workshops in the Cosplay Lab.

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.

 

Sat 6th April - 11.30AM - Classroom 2

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!

 

Sat 6th April - 2PM - Classroom 1 

Learn to use your stage time to the fullest! Professional actor and acting coach Kevin Phela will be teaching the skills you need to prepare for on stage performance and make a real impact on your audience.

 

Sat 6th April - 2PM - Classroom 2

Join Nomes Cosplay on a journey of Wigcraft and Wigardy and let the Wig Wizard herself give you some tips and tricks to create your very own gravity defying wigs!

 

Please bring your own wig to style, scissors and wig head for the workshop. But don't worry if you don't have one, we have a few spares!

 

Sat 6th April - 12PM - Classroom 1

Live Demos and Panels

Watch our mentors at work and learn the tricks of the trade in live demonstrations (from SFX makeup to thermoplastics) and engaging Q&A panels. 

Ever wondered how to make your thermoplastic armour look more ornate? Senpai and thermoplastic master Erza - Cosplay will be sharing her secrets on how to safely create intricate details.

 

Sat 6th April - 1PM - Poly Stage

Need to add a bit more animal to your creature costumes? Senpai Mowky Cosplay will be giving a live demo on how to make horns, ears and scales. Come along and bring out that inner beast!

 

Fri 5th April - 2PM - Poly Stage

Join Santatory in this workshop on how to start a cosplay. From breaking down the work load, and finding references, to staying organised (no more 4am hot gluing before a con!)

 

Fri 5th April - 4PM - Poly Stage

Let's take things your wig skills to the next level! Join Nomes Cosplay for this advanced wig styling panel as she explores techniques like wig ventilating and creating faux hairlines.

 

Fri 5th April - 3PM - Poly Stage

Cosplay is all about transforming into your favourite characters. Shirak Cosplay will be doing a live demo on how to apply prosthetics and make up to bring your cosplays to life.

 

Sat 6th April - 2PM - Poly Stage

Sometimes you need to take a small step back to take a big leap forward! Stephanie Dola Cosplay will be showing you flat pattern making, and how you can take your own measurements.

 

Fri 5th April - 3PM - Fresh Stage

Time to learn a more traditional craft. Learn the basics and get to grips with the tools and techniques of leatherwork in this live demo with our awesome mentor Pipa Wolf Cosplay.

 

Sat 6th April - 1PM - Fresh Stage

Need a friendly companion for your cosplay? Copilot Cosplay will be giving an insight into puppet creation and puppeteering - and we've heard there may just be a special muppet guest...

 

Sat 6th April - 2PM - Fresh Stage

Learn how to add texture and battle damage to your armour with EvilCleverDog who will take you through all the tips and tricks of texturing and weathering, adding a new dimension to your builds.

 

Sat 6th April - 12PM - Fresh Stage

Make-up muscles not cutting it? In this panel Chris Minney will take you through the fundamentals of fitness and discuss how he took inspiration from his anime heroes to transform his body and mind.

 

Fri 5th April - 3PM - Fresh Stage

Wanting to enter your first competition? Aretsaya, Enja Cosplay and Stephanie Dola Cosplay will be answering questions and giving advice to budding competitive cosplayers!

 

Sat 6th April - 12PM - Poly Stage

Need to weather your fabric or add some fine details? Bring your costumes to life with some hints and tips on fabric paints and dyes with our mentor ‚ÄčClockwork Dandy Noodles.

 

Sat 6th April - 11AM - Classroom 1

Photographers, this one's for you! Join Alan Lavery as he talks about what it takes to make the leap from hobby to career. Is it time for you to step up your game?

 

Sat 6th April - 11AM - Fresh Stage

Join Professor Cosplay from Hydra Forge to look at a whole host of technologies to advance your cosplay builds, like 3D scanning and printing, laser cutters, and digital pattern making.

 

Sat 6th April - 1PM - Classroom 2

And much more...

Keep your eyes peeled as we announce more panels and live demos! We have so much more to share with you :)

Entertainment

Watch our senpais battle in the Speed Cosplay Challenge or test your knowledge in our pub quiz - there are lots of fun things to do at CosXPo!

Got a VIP ticket to our event? Then join us for a great night, being kicked off by the awesome musical comedy duo Jollyboat!

 

Sat 6th April - 8PM - Mojos Bar

Grab a team of friends and come and join the CosXPo Pub Quiz! Test your knowledge and win some sweet (literally) prizes!

 

Fri 5th April - 5PM - Fresh Stage

Watch our senpais race against the clock to build a complete cosplay in this fun-filled speed challenge.

 

Sat 6th April - 11AM - Poly Stage

And much more...

Keep your eyes peeled as we announce more entertainment! We have so much more to share with you :)