10-12 July 2020 ExCeL London

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MCM Comic Con London 2020 begins in:

Cosplay Central

Cosplay is a massive part of every MCM Comic Con, and London is no exception! Children & adults alike dress up to display their love for their favourite characters. So if you are worried that you might be alone if you were to cosplay as your favourite superhero, anime or video game character, elf from Lord of the Rings or Jedi from Star Wars- don’t! You’re in good company. 

Cosplay Central’s dedicated team of volunteers provide assistance to cosplayers, from changing areas and storage to help you bring those amazing costume to the show, 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! 

Cosplay Central Stage 

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

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 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! 

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

To participate please read the rules here

Cosplay Masquerade Sign Up


Cosplay Competitions 

Looking to take your costumes to the next level and compete internationally? We have just the opportunity for you at MCM London Comic Con!   

Saturday: MCM Championships of Cosplay 

The MCM Championships of Cosplay is a craftsmanship based contest. The overall winner of the MCM Championships of Cosplay will be flown to Chicago to compete in the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2. All entries must represent a character or element from the pop culture realm. 


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 takes place early afternoon and 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 if you would like to take part. 



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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