Cosplay 2019

Our massive EGX cosplay stage runs on all four days of the event and features masquerades with fantastic prizes, workshops offering advice to those looking to improve their cosplay skills, and stage presentations by expert cosplayers.

Cosplay 2019

Looking good

We love that Cosplay is a growing part of EGX and are blown away by the effort and creativity that our Cosplay visitors put into their costumes at the show. Prepare to be impressed…

What’s in store?

As ever, our massive Cosplay stage will play host to all things Cosplay for the full four days of the event. Expect dazzling masquerades with all your favourite characters, voting, prize giving and some truly impressive stage presentations by expert Cosplayers.

If you’re looking to find out more about Cosplay or improve your existing skills, you’ll love our Cosplay workshops, designed to help you pick up tips on costume creation and role play that’ll help you raise your Cosplay game to the next level.

Later, why not contribute to a Cosplay panel discussion or even host one yourself?! Previous year’s panels have explored how costumes are put together, how to construct props, tips on makeup and body language, as well as more conceptual discussions on identity and alter-egos. But all topics will be considered - submit your ideas here.

If you're planning a skit for one of our masquerades and need stage details, you can find a plan here.

10 Years of Borderlands: Cosplay Competition Finals

Listen up, Vault Hunters! The celebration of all things Borderlands continues at EGX with the Grand Final of the 10 Years of Borderlands Cosplay Competition heading to London this October.

The contest has been launched to celebrate the community of cosplayers who’ve created amazing Borderlands costumes, props, weapons and make-up styles since the franchise’s inception in 2009.

Find out more here

The EGX Cosplay Championship - 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.

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

European Cosplay Gathering

The Sunday of EGX will once again host the UK Preliminaries for the European Cosplay Gathering. Enter as a solo or group for the chance to join cosplayers from all over Europe at the ECG finals at Japan Expo in Paris!

Entries are now open, if you want to apply, please click this link and fill in the form. You can view the rules here.

This will be the 10th anniversary of ECG, so EGX will be hosting some very special events, including a 10 Years of ECG chat show and cosplay parade with previous UK representatives!

Anything else?

All this plus an opportunity to take an awesome new profile pic against our green screen, nab some merch and just enjoy the novelty of rubbing shoulders with your favourite pop culture heroes!

GEEKESQUE

We’re delighted to announce that GEEKESQUE is heading to EGX. This year’s event, taking place at London’s ExCeL on the 17th - 20th October, is an opportunity for you to browse and buy some of their latest merch. Not only this but you will be able to see GEEKSQUE walking along the Cosplay Stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday doing a fashion show with some of their influencers with their lastest merch. Make sure to check back soon for more details on this.

A full schedule of events taken place on the Cosplay stage will be available closer to the event so keep your eyes on our social channels for updates.

Do I have to dress up?

You can wear what you like! Head down to check it out in trainers and a hoodie or full Marvel garb, whatever floats your boat.

17.10.19

Thursday

11:00

Open photo shoot stage

12:00

Posing for cosplay photography

12:30

SFX and prosthetics in cosplay

13:30

Resin casting / silicone moulding

14:00

How to research your cosplay

15:00

Masquerade

16:00

Cosplay performance techniques

17:00

Masquerade results

18.10.19

Friday

11:00

Open photo shoot stage

12:00

Cosplaying in North America

12:30

Beginner sewing 101

13:00

Wonderful world of wigs

14:00

Cosplaying as a couple

14:30

Geekesque fashion show

15:00

Masquerade

16:00

Video games in real life: Cosplayers vs game developers

17:00

Masquerade results

19.10.19

Saturday

11:00

Open photo shoot stage

12:00

Makeup for cosplay

13:00

Cosplay and video game marketing

13:30

Cosplay community magazine Q&A

14:00

Competing in cosplay

14:30

Geekesque fashion show

15:00

Borderlands cosplay competition final

16:00

EGX Cosplay Championship

17:00

EGX Cosplay Championship results

20.10.19

Sunday

11:00

Open photo shoot stage

12:00

Confidence in cosplay

13:00

10 years of European Cosplay Gathering

14:00

Geekesque fashion show

14:30

The cosplay life panel

15:00

EGX cosplay showcase and European Cosplay Gathering

16:00

10 years of European Cosplay Gathering parade

17:00

European Cosplay Gathering results