Costuming at London Super Comic Convention

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Be sure to show off your amazing costumes at London Super Comic Convention this year as it brings in top comic talent from all over the world. London Super Comic Convention aims to bring current favourites and classic creators every year.

Registration for the London Super Costume Championship is Now open.

The organisers have spent months since London Super Comic Convention 2013 discussing with attendees and various cosplay groups how they could improve the convention’s costume experience and here is what they have come up with:

  • The inaugural London Super Costume Championship with a first prize of a trip for two to Dragon Con 2014 will attract many of the UK and Europe’s best cosplayers.
  • The Open Masquerade is an informal competition which will be open to all ages and groups. The Open Competition will take place on Sunday March 16th, 2014.
  • The addition of panels designed to offer attendees a rare opportunity to discuss topics with some of the most experienced cosplayers in the hobby.
  • Facilities to improve a cosplayer’s con experience (including a changing room and repair table).

 

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Riki LeCotey will be joining fellow Heroes of Cosplay star YaYa Han on the judges panel for the inaugural London Super Costume Championship in March 2014. She will be judging on both Saturday and Sunday as well as participating in panels.

Riki LeCotey is internationally recognised in the cosplay community for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship. In her own words: “Each costume presents its own set of challenges, requiring me to learn new skills like translation, sculpting, moulding, casting and of course, sewing.”

Riki’s 14 years of cosplay has provided her with the experience to apply her costuming skills to the big screen. She has worked on X-Men: First Class and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.

 

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Yaya Han will also be judging. She will be judging on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as participating in a panel each day.

Yaya Han is one of only a few cosplayers in the world to build a business in the hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, comic books and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won her numerous awards and acclaim worldwide.

Through hard work, unmatched passion and infectious enthusiasm, Yaya has helped Cosplay gain respect and integrity as an artform in the fandom world and art communities, and her decade long campaign for creativity has helped raise Cosplay to the standards we know today. Everyday, Yaya continues to pave the path for the beloved art and lifestyle we know as Costume Play.

 

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Heroes of Cosplay

Heroes of Cosplay is a tantalising docu-series that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay and the passionate fans – from legends to newbies – who put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in this colorful and competitive world.

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