Cosplay is a massive part of every MCM Comic Con! Children & adults alike dress up to display their love for their favourite characters. So if you’re considering attending in cosplay as your favourite superhero, anime or video game character, Lord of the Rings hobbit or Jedi from Star Wars – you won’t be alone! At MCM Comic Con, you’re in good company.
Don’t miss the Cosplay Central stage with a host of panels about everything cosplay from members of the cosplay community!
Cosplay Central’s dedicated team of volunteers also provide assistance to cosplayers, from changing areas to supplies for emergency costume repairs and admin support for the Cosplay Masquerades. You don’t have to be taking part in a Masquerade to make use of these facilities though– they’re open to anyone attending Comic Con in costume!
Please note: Due to safety and security issues we will no longer be able to assist cosplayers with baggage storage, please use the cloakrooms provided by the venue. If you have a particularly large costume or prop you may need assistance with at the show please get in touch with the Cosplay Team in advance to discuss if we can assist you: email@example.com
Casual Cosplay Showcase
We know cosplay isn’t all serious competitions and months of crafting, sometimes you just want to channel your favourite character!
The Casual Cosplay Showcase is a fun and friendly catwalk on the Cosplay Central Stage for anyone who wants to show their love of a character through cosplay. Open to everyone, of all ages, even if you’ve bought your costume or assembled it from your normal wardrobe. Sign up on the day (Saturday or Sunday) before 13:00 at Cosplay Central.
The ever-popular Cosplay Masquerades are held on both Saturday and Sunday on the Main Stage. They give cosplayers the chance to showcase their handmade costumes and amazing performances in front of a packed audience. There are prizes for Best Costume and Best Performance but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. It is free to participate in it or to watch!For the latest on masquerade rules learn more.
Registrations for Birmingham open 27th September.
Costume Display registration: https://register.growtix.com
Perfomance Applications close 27th October.
Performance Applications registration: https://register.growtix.com/
Check back here for more details or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Costume, Weapons & Props Rules
Cosplay is welcome in all parts of the show however it is necessary to set some restrictions as it is a family-friendly event. Note in particular that metal blades (sharp or blunt), working projectile weapons, and wooden or metal bats & paddles are all forbidden.
For more details on our weapons and props rules.