Here at Coloured Contacts we can’t get enough of being able to change your appearance in a blink of an eye. It’s an absolutely wonderful thing to be able to participate in a fancy dress party, but sorting and perfecting a cosplay for your favourite character is something else entirely! That’s why we’ve put together this little information guide so if you’re a first time cosplayer or someone who just wants to join in on the fun; you’ll be able to say ‘I know the Cosplay events near me’.
If you’re thinking to yourself ‘whats Cosplay’ then let us quickly break it down for you! Cosplay refers to the art of taking your favourite character (or hero) from a film, book or video game and dressing up. Some may attend Cosplay events with colourful clothes that resemble their chosen character, while there are some professionals who take to the stage with lifelike replica props and armour. But what’s important is the taking part and joining the anime Cosplay community.
So without further ado, get ready to hear about Cosplay events that will be within the UK for 2018!
Comic Con 2018 Cosplay Events
If you know anything about cosplay or pop culture, then we’re sure you’re well aware of Comic Con. This festival has everything and anything you can think of to do with video games, sci-fi, popular media and the all-important; cosplay! Every year these multiday events are swamped with Cosplay stuff, popular public features as well as new press releases from your favourite upcoming films and tv shows!
Luckily, not only are these events held over multiple days; but they’re also hosted in multiple venues and locations! That means more time to prepare your anime Cosplay costumes and less time traipsing around the country! Check out event dates and locations below:
- Birmingham Comic Con: 17th-18th March 2018 http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/
- London Comic Con: 25th-27th May 2018 http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
- Leicester Comic Con: 9th -10th June 2018 https://www.comicconleicester.co.uk/
- Manchester Comic Con: 28th – 29th July 2018 http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/manchester/
Anime Con Cosplay Events
If you’re more into Cosplay anime crowds than anything else then maybe anime con is the event for you? Not only does this show celebrate everything that’s current within the epic anime community; like other conventions their will also be treats of special guests. This year attendants will be treated to prestigious Dragon Ball Z voice actors Monica Rial (Bulma), Derek Stephen Prince (Frieza) and Olivia Hack who has voiced character in Family Guy and The Last Airbender.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to show off your anime Cosplay; Anime Con is the place to be. Check out the dates below:
- London Anime Con: 16th – 18th February 2018
- 6th -8th July 2018 https://winter.londonanimecon.com/index.php
- Manchester Anime Con: 7th – 8th April 2018 https://www.manchesteranimecon.com/
- Bristol Anime Con: 28th – 29th April 2018 https://www.bristolanimecon.com/
- Birmingham Anime Con: 5th – 6th May 2018 https://www.birminghamanimecon.com/
Yorkshire Cosplay Events
The Yorkshire cosplay con which is help every year is one that cannot be missed. If you’re in need of a cosplay even that’s further up north, this is perfect. The event features multiple activities, cosplay competitions and special guests such as Billy West, the voice of Fry from Futurama! Check out the dates below:
- Yorkshire Cosplay Convention: 2nd – 3rd June 2018 http://www.yorkshirecosplayconvention.co.uk/
Hyper Japan 2018
Chances are that if you’ve got a love for anime and cosplay, you’re slightly interested in Japanese culture. This festival is perfect for anyone looking to dive into and experience a tradition Japanese lifestyle for a day with shops, activities and performances. Check out the dates below:
- London Hyper Japan: 13-15 July 2018: https://hyperjapan.co.uk/
Need to finish off your cosplay look with some lenses before your next convention? Take some inspiration from one of our cosplay blogs below!
My Hero Academia Cosplay Contact Lenses
Dragon Ball Z Cosplay Lenses
Naruto Cosplay Contact Lenses
There you have it! Now you can say you know about all of the cosplay events near me! If you end up cosplaying at one of these incredible events be sure to show us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!