For those of you planning to enter our Cosplay masquerade we are pleased to confirm the Cosplay sign-up page is now live.
We can also announce our three guest judges for the weekend:
David Roth - Exeter Cosplay
Based in Exeter, David has been going to comic conventions since 2013 and over the last few years has been celebrated as a prize winner and then guest at conventions and other events across the UK with his easily recognisable Chaos Space Marine striding through the crowds at around 9 foot tall. Most recently David has attended major Showmasters conventions including London Film and Comic Con in his latest large build costume - Space Marine Darth Vader. Since July 2015 David has also featured in and out of his armour in the massively popular YouTube videos: Real Life First Person Shooter Levels 1 & 2 and the Real Life Hitman Experience ... For costume photos and updates on future events and projects please look on : Facebook "David Roth - Exeter cosplay" Instagram "exetercosplay" Twitter "@roth1982" See videos featuring David and friends on YouTube channel "Realm Pictures"
Photographer credit: Laughing Orc Photography
Lady Valentine is a costume designer, creator and all around fun loving, based in Rossendale. U.K. She discovered cosplay by chance while on tour in 2012, when a fellow geek asked if she wanted to come along to London 2013 when they got back. She had no prior skills in costume making or how to style wigs. However, Lady has always been creative and enjoys things like drawing, Photo editing and design, so she quickly merged in to the wonderful world of cosplay. Lady is mostly self-taught, with a few YouTube videos and tutorials to help her on her way. With a love for Harley Quinn, her costumes started there, firstly with Arkham city Harley and later moving on to Arkham asylum. Over the years, Lady has managed to refine her skill in to quick builds, creating a popular cosplay in a matter of days, due to fitting cosplay round a busy lifestyle. She has made costumes like Poison ivy and Punk Harley in her own original designs.But, no matter where Cosplay has taken her, Lady still likes the little things in life, so you will most likely find her finishing a costume, in the hotel, the night before the convention. Through hard work, more fabric glue than you thought possible and the love of cosplay, Lady has emerged herself in to the cosplay community and now has her sights set on bigger and better builds!
Photographer credit: Food and Cosplay
Naurarwen went to her very first convention as a muggle around 2000, where she loved seeing everyone in their costumes from Star Trek to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and everything in between. In 2001 she tried her hand at dressing up, having not done “fancy dress” since a very young age. She ended up wearing her first costume in 2001 and got the bug, she started modifying clothing for her own costumes not long after and finally making a majority of her costumes from scratch. Naurarwen has spent the last 16 years learning all she can about making fabric costumes and even started making her own props and armour using thermoplastics a few years ago. Every new build means she is constantly broadening her knowledge and learning something new. With builds now she would never have imagined making when she was 14.
Through her love of costuming she has had many fantastic opportunities working a long side Ronald McDonald House, When You Wish Upon a Star and Derian House Children's Hospice. A long with various charity work over the years, Naurarwen has also been a member of several costuming groups including Team Arrow UK.
Photographer credit: Cosplay Through A Lens Photography