Panels and Live Demos
Which Fabric is it Anyway?
Is that suede you spy in your reference? Do you detect a little denim? Learn how to recognise fabric types in costumes (whether they're from films, games or even animation) in this live demo with @moonstarsteph.
Our incredibly kind sponsors at @minervadotcom will be providing fabrics so you can get a feel for the different types of weaves and textures.
Breaking the Mould: Modern Silicone Techniques
Discover a new workflow for mould making and how this can be used to create out-of-this-world chrome platinum silicone robot arms in this epic panel from @henrycreations.
Printing and Handling Resin Safely
Foam Fauna: Horns and Antlers
Talk a walk on the wild side!
Join 2023 senpai @pretzlcosplay for an introduction on how to make beautiful, lightweight horns and antlers of all shapes and sizes.
Adding Structure: Corsets and Beyond
Unusual silhouettes? Impossible body types? Costumes that defy gravity?
Learn all about boning, interfacing, corsets, bustles, hoop skirts, and much more with 2023 senpai @enaylacosplay in this incredible talk about structure.
Making Cosplay Fan Films
Join the producers of @spores_productions as they talk about what goes into a film production, and chat about some of their upcoming projects. The team are best known for their cosplay feature film on The Last of Us franchise.
The Value in Vintage
Vintage lenses can capture beautiful images and film - but where do you start when looking for gear? Join @d.blarg354 and learn the ropes on how to use vintage lenses on modern camera set ups and how to buy the best kit on a budget.
Working with Plus Size Cosplay
@streetangelcosplay shares knowledge and tips for working with plus size cosplay. This workshop aimed at cosplayers and photographers includes tips on common mistakes, what to look for, posing suggestions, and how to encourage inclusivity.
FDM Printers: Maintenance and More
Ragnarok: Working with Santa Monica Studio
A Lazy Man's Guide to Leather Embossing
When @the_don_esteban says "cosplay smart, not hard" he makes sure to take his own advice.
mbossing beautiful patterns and textures onto leather doesn't have to be ridiculously expensive or complex. Head to this live demo to find out his hacks.
Ready, Set, Sew: Pattern Possibilities
New to sewing and unsure where to begin with so many different sewing patterns out there?
@carrieannreid is here to teach you how to read and use patterns, adapt them for your chosen cosplay and adjust them to your body type.
Stand Out Fit In: Cosplay Documentary Screening
This short documentary by @gloombotfilms follows a group of cosplayers as they prepare for their first convention after the pandemic. It explores the impact social media and influencers have on the cosplay community as a whole. Head to this panel for an exclusive live screening and Q&A.
One of our most requested panels is finally here! Learn how electronics can add that WOW factor to your cosplays and take home your own lighting circuit in this hands-on workshop with @compoundcreationsdesign.
Max Your Scraps: Cosplay Upcycling
Upcycling and scrap-crafting is a great way to cosplay on a budget - and it means less waste! It's also a popular prop-making technique in movies; did you know Obi Wans lightsaber was made from plumbing and camera parts?
Join @the_hudson_forge in this hands-on workshop, sponsored by @dremel_uk, and learn how to max YOUR scraps.
An Introduction to Embroidery
A familiar favourite is back! Get your hoops at the ready as @madidoescosplay returns to teach the basics of embroidery. This workshop is always very popular so make sure to get there early.
Shonen Wig Dojo
Be a cut above the rest and achieve perfect hairmony. Comb over to the @bemoreshonen wig dojo and learn from your styling sensei. A favourite with attendees so make sure you arrive early.
Join professional florist @hollita_cos for a workshop on floral wiring techniques and create your own real flower comb to match your cosplay.
Let's go back to the drawing board! Great cosplays start with a great pattern. In this interactive workshop, @moonstarsteph will guide you in drawing and designing your own pattern - the perfect foundation for making a beautiful bodice.
Perfecting Your Performance
@goldenmochi brings you a crash course into how to get the best out of your cosplay on stage and wow the audience. From walk-ons to full on skits and performances, and even an opportunity to discuss your performance ideas to make them the best they can be.
Join us at the main stage for NEW game show for 2023 - CosXPo Quest! This one is for the whole audience so get ready to lead your team captains to victory in some epic challenges.
We asked 100 people questions about cosplay, crafting and more. Can your team find the most popular answers? Arrive 10 minutes early for a chance to take part on stage!
The Broken Link
How's your video game knowledge? How about fantasy films? Who has the cosplay knowledge to come out top?
Arrive 10 minutes early for a chance to compete on stage and have Chris from the @poly.props team throw mild insults at you.
CosXPo Pub Quiz
Grab your team, some drinks and pull up a chair - the CosXPo Pub Quiz is back for another year. Make sure you get there early as this one gets busy.
Two experts and their crewmates will go head to head to craft their way to victory before the time runs out. But our pesky host will be doing all they can to sabotage these buccaneers. Arrive 10 minutes early for your chance to take part.
VIP ticket holders, get ready to hit the dance floor and make some new friends at our exclusive afterparty on Sat 1 April.