Cosplay Zone

Costume and Play have teamed up alongside Rapture Gaming Festival to provide you with a series of cosplay activities to sink your teeth into! With a great selection of workshops running throughout the weekend culminating in a fantastic Masquerade on Saturday this won’t be a show to be missed


The Cosplay Zone will incorporate a series of activities based around the elements of Cosplay. Each area will offer various opportunities for all levels of Cosplayers and will include it’s own activity. Several Cosplay guests specialized within each area will also be present throughout the event that you can interact with. 

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Cosplay Masquerade

Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Welcoming all ability levels of cosplay. whether you have an amazing costume you’ve poured hours into or want to bring your favorite character life on stage with a performance, signing up to the masquerade provides you with that opportunity!



Sign up

Sign up now to be part of the masquerade! Last minute sign-ups may be accepted but there is no guarantee. All participants must meet us no later than 30 mins before the masquerade so we can get you ready!

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Props, Armour and Weapons Zone

Weapons & Props will be on display along with professional prop makers to speak to, where you can even create your own prop or visit our workshops learn advanced techniques! 

Sewing Zone

The Sewing Zone will teach you everything from fabric to various stitching! There will even be a sewing workshop so you can learn all you need to prepare your own fabricated creations. 

Workshops and Demo Zone

There will be a small space allocated to those who wish to create extended or advanced projects with help and advice available throughout your project making. This area will host workshops throughout the event where you can also meet like-minded cosplayers!



Photography and Installation Zone

Want to capture that perfect cosplay moment? Now you can in our awesome prop scene! Photographers will be on hand to capture your fantastic cosplay and help teach you how to achieve picture perfection! 




Cosplay Area Schedule

a line up of everything happening in our cosplay zone!

Sunday Costume and Play Maker Studio Day

Costume and Play will be introducing a wide selection of maker activities to get involved with, alongside this we will also be making pieces of a challenge build – including lighting, foamwork and weathering. This will be the most ambitious maker schedule we’ve ever run!


11AM – Airbrushing – How to start painting, weathering and aging

Want to learn how to setup and use an airbrush? We will open up the airbrushing station all day to practice your drawings.


11:30AM –  Poro Balls

Want to make your own Poro Ball for your tree? Now you can make one and take him home!


12PM – Latex Ear and Mould Making

Now you can learn how to make your own molds – including your own latex ears.




1:30PM – Sew, Sew, Sew – How to Choose Fabric and Use a Sewing Pattern

We work with a cosplay pattern to show you how to choose fabric and work on putting a fabric costume together.


2:30PM – BREAK


3PM – The Big Armour Making and Building

We take on our biggest challenge yet! We will be building a series of pieces from the Commander Shepard Armour set to showcase foamworking.


4PM – Electronics in Costumes – Light Em Up!

Following on from the Armour build, we will show you how to add electronics into the build.


5PM – 5:30PM – Painting and Weathering Foamwork

We will show you how to finish your armour piece by painting and weathering your work.






Cosplay Guests

Cosplay Guests heading over to Rapture Gaming Festival