Fans of Cosplay will be pleased to hear that we will have cosplay on our main stage and will be hosting a number of Cosplay events throughout the weekend at Play Expo including a masquerade on both days with prizes for the best characters as chosen by our panel of judges which we are now happy to reveal below. Saturday's Masquerade winner will receive a £200 cash prize, guaranteed entry into the 2019 Showmasters European Cosplay Masquerade Final held at London Film and Comic Con and 2 free weekend tickets to that event.
If you would like to enter the masquerade, head over to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/playlondoncosplay to sign up.
Glitched Helix -
Glitched Helix started cosplaying at university, enjoying making costumes for parties and nights out. This passion grew into creating more complicated outfits for conventions.
As an ex-beauty blogger, she has a love of cosmetics and hair and loves to use these to create varied images. She enjoys nothing more than taking a wig, then cutting, styling and painting it to make something new and totally different.
Cleophi and Sisu Cosplay -
Cleophi and Sisu are two cosplayers who have been handcrafting costumes for over 5 years. With passions stemming from all walks of nerd culture they enjoy bringing characters to life and often debut pair cosplays together from the same sources. They are excited to be attending Play Expo's first London event and seeing all the amazing cosplay talent people will bring to it.
Strange Porcelain -
Strange Porcelain started her official cosplaying obsession back in 2016 with the birth of Jillian Holtzmann (Reboot Ghostbusters) - despite the film receiving oodles of negativity, Strange Porcelain's cosplay continued to receive positive praise from fellow cosplayers and the next generation of Ghostbusting fans.
Being a budget cosplayer, it encouraged her to maintain an upbeat attitude to cosplay and thus her journey began, and throughout the following years she began creating effective but affordable cosplays including Mantis, Poison Ivy and Captain Marvel
In addition to judging our Cosplay Masquerade, all of our fantastic judges will have their own stands where you can go and have a chat, buy pictures, get autographs, and talk to them about all things cosplay!
Our cosplay specialist Jess will be organising the Cosplay stage and running our Cosplay masquerade - there will be plenty of press and magazine photographers at the event so we are encouraging everyone to come in character and make the event a fun and colourful one.