Brand new for MCM Birmingham Comic Con, we are excited to reveal our revamped Cosplay Central! With even more workshops, tutorials, prop builders, and even a dedicated stage, this is the new heart of your geeky weekend!


Here’s a rundown of everything that will be going on over the weekend.


Cosplay Experts & Tutorials


Poly-Props Ltd, a brand of cosplay crafting materials, have been developing their own products of craft epic-ness since 2015. Joined by the Crafting Legends, a clan of community and industry artists who are on a mission to perfect their craft, Poly-Props delivers and interactive, fun and engaging experience to members of the community of all ages and cosplay craft experience.



Cosplay Stage

Brand new for 2019, Birmingham will play host to MCM Comic Con’s first ever Cosplay stage! Packed full with workshops, tutorials, and everything cosplay, we cannot wait for you to see what we have in store!


Cosplay Repair Station

Oh no! Your costume has been damaged at the show! Fear not, we have a dedicated repair station you can visit to make vital repairs. There will also be experts on hand all weekend who can help you with any quick fix you may need.


Hellboy Cosplay Competition

Fancy winning tickets to MCM London Comic Con, and a free photo op with Hellboy himself, David Harbour? Well this is your chance, because it’s time to celebrate all things Hellboy!

March 23rd 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of legendary comic book creator Mike Mignola’s most famous creation, Hellboy. To celeberate, we are hosting a Hellboy Cosplay Competition on the Cosplay Stage. The winner will receive tickets to MCM London Comic Con, and a photo op with David Harbour! Two runners up will win tickets to MCM London Comic Con and an autograph ticket.

This is open to cosplayers of all ages and abilities, and the costume does not have to be handmade to qualify.

Please fill in the form below to enter!

Stage Schedule

Stay tuned for announcements on the Cosplay Stage schedule!




Priority Entry Panel – 9:15AM Host Chris Paul opens the weekend with an overview of the upcoming content on the cosplay stage
Kenny Cosplay: Changing Faces – 10AM  

Embody your favourite characters and take your cosplay makeup to the next level with tips and tricks from contouring to eyebrow coverage. They’ll have to look twice!


501st Legion UK Garrison – 11AM  

The 501st Legion is an international fan-based organisation dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of Imperial Stormtrooper armour, Sith Lords, and other villains from the Star Wars universe. Find out more about the characters they portray, their costumes and why they are known worldwide as “Bad Guys, doing Good!”


Let’s Chat – 11:45AM  

Learn the secrets behind growing your social media presence and professional cosplay.


Hellboy Cosplay Competition – 1PM  

We see the best Hellboy themed cosplay out there, with an amazing prize up for grabs!


Steampunk – 2:15PM  

Come and hear from the talented folks from Steampunk Emporium with a unique Steampunk inspired approach to cosplay and crafting.


Craft Off – 2:45PM  

Two cosplay legends battle it out to craft a prop piece worthy of battle!


Kenny Cosplay: Changing Faces – 4PM  

Removing common mistakes from foam to create a smoother finish.
Sanding techniques, hiding seams, foam clay demo.






Drack Cosplay: How to keep
your armour on – 9:15AM

A talk on strapping for your armour to keep everything where it should be. I will be discussing different armour attachment methods for practicality and comfort.


Drack Cosplay: Template Making – 10:15AM  

A talk on how to make custom templates for your cosplay. Both armour and prop templates will be covered.


R2 Builders Club – 11AM Founded in 1999, the R2-D2 Builders Club has continually striven to develop an accurate resource for reproducing the lovable Star Wars droid. Current membership stands at over 7,100 members from all over the world. Come and find out how these machines are made and why they continue to be such an important part of the Star Wars universe.
Steampunk – 12PM  

Come and hear from the talented folks from Steampunk Emporium with a unique Steampunk inspired approach to cosplay and crafting.


Casual Cosplay – 1PM  

A fun and friendly showcase of the casual side of cosplay

Drack Cosplay: Working with Foam – 2:15PM  

A demonstration on how to foam craft without the need for expensive power tools. I will be covering perfect seams, bevel cuts, tips and tricks to give that professional look



Birmingham March 19 Showguide

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