EGX welcomes cosplayers! Our dedicated cosplay stage will be in operation throughout all four days of the event, featuring masquerades with fantastic prizes up for grabs, workshops offering advice to those looking to improve their cosplay skills and stage presentations by the experts!

Please note that extra security measures are in place for this year's event. A list of prohibited items is available in this blog post.

The EGX Cosplay Championship sponsored by Ubisoft - Saturday

The EGX Cosplay Championship (brought to you in association with Zonic Productions) is the UK gaming community’s largest cosplay competition promising an amazing showcase of impressive costumes and skits with prizes for the top three entrants.

This year's Championship is sponsored by the lovely folk at Ubisoft who are looking for the best Assassin's Creed cosplayer. The best Assassin's cosplayer taking part in the Championship will collect some awesome Assassin's swag and a super pass for EGX 2018.

Head here to find the rules and guidelines. If you have any questions please email us.

European Cosplay Gathering UK Preliminaries - Sunday

EGX will once again host the UK Preliminaries for the European Cosplay Gathering. ECG is one of the world’s most exciting cosplay contests, with cosplayers from all over Europe taking part in the finals at Japan Expo in Paris!

Registration for the preliminaries is now open! You can find the entry form here and the competition rules here.


The masquerades bring together the UK's best cosplayers as they battle it out for a selection of top prizes. EGX 2016 featured some incredible cosplay, just check out the photos below! Whether you're planning to take part or you just want to take in the action, these competitions are not to be missed.

Thursday & Friday - The EGX Casual Cosplay Masquerades

The EGX Cosplay Masquerades (presented in association with Zonic Productions) are a group of competitions showcasing amazing costumes and skits we all love to see at conventions! These competitions are more laid back than the Cosplay Championship but no less impressive! For a full list of rules and guidelines go here. If you have any questions please email us.

Cosplay stage running order

Here's the schedule of talks, competitions and other events happening on the cosplay stage at EGX 2017. Please note this schedule is subject to change.


  • 11am - Open Photoshoot Stage
  • 1pm - Cosplay Recycling
  • 2pm - Leatherwork in Cosplay
  • 3pm - Masquerade
  • 4pm - The Joker - a character cosplay demonstration
  • 5pm - Masquerade Results


  • 11am - Open Photoshoot Stage
  • 12pm - Cosplay for Beginners
  • 12:30pm - Cosplay on a Budget
  • 1pm - Cosplay Electronics
  • 2pm - Confidence in Cosplay
  • 3pm - Masquerade
  • 4pm - Beat The Cosplay Clock
  • 5pm - Masquerade Results


  • 11am - Cosplay Health & Safety
  • 11:30am - Cosplay Planning Guide
  • 12pm - Sewing 101
  • 12:30pm - Resin Casting & Silicone Moulding
  • 1pm - Corsetry
  • 1:30pm - Cosplay & Philanthropy
  • 2pm - Cosplay Puppetry Workshop
  • 2:30pm - Worbla and Materials
  • 3pm - 3D Printing
  • 3:30pm - Cosplay for Formal Occasions
  • 4pm - EGX Cosplay Championship Performance
  • 5pm - Award Ceremony


  • 11am - Cosplay Risk Assessment
  • 11:30am - My ECG Experience
  • 12pm - Competitive Cosplay Guide
  • 12:30pm - Fabric Dying & Painting
  • 1pm - Weapons, Props and Armour
  • 1:30pm - Cosplay Performance
  • 2pm - Wigs
  • 3pm - Cosplay Commissions & Commissioners
  • 3:30pm - ECG Prep
  • 4pm - EGX Cosplay Showcase / European Cosplay Gathering
  • 5:30pm - Results & Award Ceremony

Doctor Bell's Magical Mirrorless Picture Box

We're delighted to welcome Doctor Bell and his Magical Mirrorless Picture Box to EGX for the very first time!

Doctor Bell is a fine steampunk gentleman that has learned to control pixies that enjoy transporting people places. Combining them and some wonderful hamster powered technology, Doctor Bell has managed to create his Magical Mirrorless Picture Box that allows him to transport people to brand new realms with a single click.

Transportations take place within minutes! All you need to do is visit Doctor Bell and enter the transportation area where he will guide you into a suitable position for the transportation. Once he presses the button on the Magical Mirrorless Picture Box, within a minute you will have been transported to numerous realms and can even purchase a copy of the transportations in various formats!

You'll be able to find Doctor Bell's Magical Mirrorless Picture Box close to the cosplay stage.

Cosplay stage setup

Please click here to see a technical plan of this year's cosplay stage. For the first time the EGX cosplay stage will feature a heavy duty fog machine as well as gobos to create lighting effects.

Updated 21st September 2017