CosXPo 2022 Meet the Senpais

CosXPo 2022 - That's a wrap!

We'd like to thank everyone that made 2022 an awesome post-pandemic comeback event. Especially the mentors and volunteers who work so hard behind the scenes.

It was our biggest and best CosXPo yet and we can't wait to see what we can bring you in 2023.

Here's a reminder of everything we got up to.

There was a LOT to learn...

This year we upped our game and brought even more hands-on workshops, live demos, panels, and entertainment. We had packed classrooms and lots of happy crafters taking home their hand-made creations.

CosXPo 2022 Jewellery Workshop with Let's Go Fairily

Taking Home Treasures

We provided even more hands-on cosplay workshops this year so attendees could keep their creations. We ran workshops on jewellery, foam bracers, cel-shaded masks and more.

Live Bodypainting at CosXPo 2022 with Opal Ink Cosplay

LIVE Demos

We added more live demos in 2022 to help show you the ropes in real time.Like Body-painting with Opal Ink Cosplay, Prosthetics with BBSFX and Leather-working with Papa Cosplay.

Poly-Props Foam Workshop at CosXPo 2022 with Knightley Kreations

Sponsored Workshops

Poly-Props kitted out the Foamsmith's Apprentice workshop with all the foam a cosplayer could need. And Dremel supplied all the tools for our Foam Texturing workshop.

CosXPo 2022 Senpai Speed Challenge with Papa Cosplay and Mistvein

Senpai Speed Challenge

Mistvein and Papa Cosplay went head to head in our Senpai Speed Challenge. With just 30 mins on the clock to create a prop weapon for battle, Papa's creation came out victorious in the final fight.

Donkey Sanctuary Workshop at CosXPo 2022

Crafting for Charity

We held a workshop in support of The Donkey Sanctuary, with a room full of crafters making felt donkeys for the charity to sell- some were just too cute to let go, so many chose to donate and keep their creation.

CosXPo 2022 Photography Panel with Carlos Adama

Photography for Beginners

The photography workshops at CosXPo 2022 were PACKED. Carlos Adama shared his tips for beginners starting out with cosplay photography. And Jamie Flack showed it all in practice at his outdoor workshop.

Cosplay Lab at CosXPo sponsored by Dremel

Our amazing sponsors Dremel kitted out the Cosplay Lab this year with all the essential tools a cosplayer could need, from rotary tools to glue guns. And the Dremel team were on hand to give expert advice on creating that next cosplay masterpiece.

Dremel Cosplay Lab at CosXPo 2022

Dremel Cosplay Lab at CosXPo 2022

Dremel Cosplay Lab at CosXPo 2022

Epic Collaborations and Creativity

One of our favourite parts of CosXPo is watching cosplayers, photographers and videographers work together to create inspiring work.

Here's some that really stood out.

CosXPo 2022 Video by Electrospectrum

CosXPo 2022 Video by The 86th Floor

The 2022 CosXPo Championships

Everyone brought their A-game to the championships with gorgeous costumes and epic performances. Congratulations to our winner Cosplayholic and runner-up Jeni May Costume.

Mike Burnage Photography and Cosplayholic

Photo by Mike Burnage Photography

Mike Burnage Photography and Jeni May Costume

Photo by Mike Burnage Photography

Our 2022 Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors who helped make our 2022 event the best one yet!

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CosXPo Sponsor Dremel

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Qwertee

Craftverse

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