Over the last several years cosplay has become a huge part of conventions, and we have a lot planned to keep our cosplayers occupied. At the convention, any genre of costume is welcome from anime and games, comics and western culture, to extreme fashion and original designs and anything in between.
Here you will find all information regarding cosplay at Ayacon, from general information to the events running and their sign-up forms when they become available.
What you can or cannot bring to AyaCon!
Where it's all at
What's going on?
The main event!
Firstly! Wondering what is or isn't acceptable in terms of your costume and prop for the convention? Consult the guidelines below!
Back by popular demand and running all three days of the convention, Cosplay HQ is the place for any cosplayer or anyone interested in cosplay to visit. With a main information desk to help with any of your cosplay questions, a fully stocked repair station, galleries, photoshoot areas and much more - this time we aim to be even bigger and better so we hope you all visit over the weekend! Come find us upstairs in the Rootes Building.
Want to re-cycle your material, costumes and tools for new ones in the aid of charity? Then take part in the Charity Cosplay Bring & Buy, held on Sunday in Cosplay HQ from 2pm-5pm.
Are you a member of Cosplay Island? If so check out how you can take part in the Cosplay Island Gallery we'll have on display in HQ. Submissions will stay open until 31st May!
We always aim to run a large and varied number of cosplay themed events over the weekend. From the staple masquerade and cosplay competition, to new panels and workshops, even the most dedicated panel-goer will have their work cut out attending everything.
Through the hard work of many volunteers sharing their expertise we have two full rooms dedicated to cosplay events for you, one in Cosplay HQ and the other being the Studio (Arts Centre)! You can also find Kamui's panels in the Woods-Scawen room, also in the Arts Centre.
Find the full events schedule and descriptions here!
Held the Saturday evening and the main cosplay event of the weekend, the masquerade never fails to draw in the crowds. Come and show off your best costume, the entire stage is yours!
- Masquerade information
- Masquerade registration - The masquerade is now full! For any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cosplay Competition & EuroCosplay UK Qualifier 2013
Running across the weekend, this is your opportunity to impress our hand-picked judges and compete with other cosplayers for a chance of an award for your creation.
For those with more of a taste for competition and wishing to take things to the next level, we're also delighted to announce that we're once again holding one of the UK qualifier events for EuroCosplay 2013. When taking part in the Cosplay Competition you have a chance to put yourself forward for this exciting opportunity, with the finals being held in October at London Expo.
Sunday Night Live
Back once again, your chance to take the spotlight and entertain the rest of the AyaCon attendees, either by yourself or in a group. Follow the links below for more information, or to sign up!