29-31 May 2020 ExCeL London

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MCM Comic Con London 2020 begins in:

Cosplay Central

Don’t miss the Cosplay Central stage with a host of panels about everything cosplay from members of the cosplay community!

Want to share your knowledge with the MCM Community? Register your panel for consideration here.

Cosplay Central’s dedicated team of volunteers also provide assistance to cosplayers, from changing areas and storage 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!

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.

View the full MCM Costume Weapons and Props Rules HERE.

Cosplay Masquerades

The ever-popular Cosplay Masquerades are held on 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!

To watch just head to the Main Stage at the scheduled time!

To participate please read the rules here and sign up below.

Cosplay Masquerade Sign Up

EuroCosplay Championships Final

25 finalists from 25 Countries, the best cosplay artisans from across Europe will take to the stage at MCM London Comic Con to decide the EuroCosplay 2019 Champion! Join us at the Main Stage on Saturday 26th October at 16:30 to see some intricate costumes and amazing performances.

Check out the finalists coming to London on the EuroCosplay Facebook Page 

WCS & CCCC Qualifier

Two fantastic opportunities for pairs of cosplayers to represent the UK on the international scene! Both competitions have a strong focus on performance.

World Cosplay Summit (WCS) : the olympics of cosplay competitions, WCS is held in Japan late July to early August, across Tokyo and Nagoya. A 10 day festival of cosplay culminating in an impressive stage show. Costumes must be from a Japanese source.

Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup (CCCC): Named for their beloved mascot, the CCCC final takes place at Animecon, Netherlands.

WCS & CCCC Sign Up

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 12:00 at Cosplay Central


Photography & Videos
Be aware that people will be taking photographs and videos at the event, and by attending you consent to this. That does not mean you should not expect good manners of course! If you do experience problems please make the security team aware of the issues as soon as possible.

Common Questions

How can I find out when sign-ups are live?

Follow our dedicated cosplay page on Facebook for announcements: https://www.facebook.com/cosplayatmcm/

Do we have to enter the Cosplay Masquerade if we are cosplaying?
Not at all! In fact, there’s far too many people in cosplay to ever fit them all into the Cosplay Masquerades.

Contact Us
Email the Cosplay Team by sending an email to cosplay@mcmexpo.net or speak to them at Cosplay Central if you have any queries.

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Cosplay Central

Whether you're a professional cosplayer or just getting started with your first costume, Cosplay Central has all the tips, tricks, and help you could need! 

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