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London MCM Expo Cosplay News

Canti on a display mannequin at a London MCM ExpoThere’s been a lot of movement in the MCM Cosplay Team camp. Here’s just a taste of what cosplayers can get stuck in with this October.

You may have seen costumes such as Ilpala‘s Optimus Prime and Canti, or the Valkyrie donated to the UK by Goldy the Japanese master robot costume maker adorning the Totally Cosplay Mannequins at recent events. The MCM Cosplay Team want to open up the Totally Cosplay area to YOU, giving cosplayers the opportunity to display their great works! Showcase your favourite costumes to attendees, as well as explaining what was involved in making them – it is a great opportunity for another outing for your best costume. To be considered, email cosplay@mcmexpo.net providing a photograph of the costume and what days you will be attending. Also needed are progress photographs and details of your experience making it – the trials, costs, and especially those fantastic moments as it all comes together! You have until SATURDAY 08/10/2011 so get cracking!

The MCM Cosplay Team will be running a general entry Masquerade on the Saturday as well as the EuroCosplay Championship Finals, in addition to the Masquerade in the MCM Theatre on the Sunday. No other event in the country allows you to showcase your costume to an audience this large, and with literally thousands of cosplayers in attendance it is the most prestigious national event to be seen at and the most challenging to win. Applications for the October 2011 London MCM Expo Masquerade will open from 25/09/2011. On that date a form will be published on the London Expo website for you to complete if you wish to take part, including changes such as bought costumes now being allowed for performance entries.

The MCM Cosplay Team will be running a variety of panels, workshops, and activities over the London MCM Expo weekend. Do YOU want to share your favourite techniques, run an activity, perform, or present a panel? Step on up! Just email cosplay@mcmexpo.net by SATURDAY 08/10/2011 with what you would like to do, including: – Days and times you are available – How long a session you would like – Any equipment you will need – Any materials or costs involved. Curious as to what people are asking for? Here’s the top requests: Making Props, Making Armour, Making Your First Costume, Using Different Materials (especially foam & plastics), Posing, Make Up, Wigs, Cosplaying on a tight budget, Games, Fashion. Please note: The proposal will have to be suitable for a family event. We will be unable to accept proposals which would not be covered by the event’s insurance policies. Stage time slots are either 25 minutes or 50 minutes to allow for setting up. Workshop Table time slots are either 25 minutes, 50 minutes, 1 hour 20 minutes, or one hour 50 minutes to allow for setting up. The MCM Cosplay Team are unable to provide payment, parking, free entry to the event or accomodation; but do encourage the blagging of free drinks from Granny Gertrude if you find him near a bar. Workshops, panels, and activities may be recorded and photographed and used for advertising and promotional purposes. Any equipment or materials agreed by the MCM Cosplay Team will be provided by the MCM Cosplay Team. No recompense will be made for equipment and materials unless expressly approved by the MCM Cosplay Team and accompanied by valid VAT receipts.

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