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Cosplay ,Street Fighters and Fun at MCM October 2014

Posted by Cosplay 88 on November 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all,

Yes last week we were at MCM Comic Con at London's Excel. With star appearances , film previews , the latest video games and more as well as the obligatory cosplay where thousands turn up dressed as their favorite character from game ,manga or film .

Plus we were there for the Euro Cosplay Championship Finals , which was a show for the eyes to feast on.

Full report shortly ,but here's a couple of photos from the event to keep you enticed.

This is

Cosplay88 .

Games ,Cosplay come together at EGX

Posted by Bruno B on September 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all ,

Bruno B. back with some game related news, we have just attended the EGX games show at London's Earls Court and will be bringing a site feature on the Cosplay at the show.

Of course where get into some of the games ,but the main games feature will appear on our sister site

Won't be long but to keep you on the edge of your seats , here are a couple shots from the show.

Cosplay at EGX, Link is there ,and a hunter from ''Destiny''

Back shortly with more Gaming news from the show and beyond .


Hyper Japan 2014 - the weekend rush

Posted by Cosplay 88 on July 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Day two and three of Hyper Japan where set to be the busiest as always, though i did wander with the hot weather if people would stay away and enjoy the sun.

I don't know if on the door ticket sales where as frantic as previous years and with the bigger venue it never really got to the point where you could not move in the venue. even though some isles and of course the  main stage areas where always busy at prime times and Nintendo seemed to be causing a stir with all the new games they were showing and the competitons they where running.

Stall browsing,Cosplay and Tomodochi Life stole my time, where did it go?

Saturday saw the first of   cosparades and so many cosplayers where arriving by the minute. Though the cosparade was not overly long ,the entrants where top knotch and performed well.

Of course many cosplayers turn up in pre-made  outfits and of course these don't qualify for the cosparades or any competitions ,but then not every one is a able seamstress.

Myself i chose to cosplay as Kato Rumi on Saturday in my Manafactured St Marie Academy  school Girl uniform from the Yumerio Patissiere TV anime series.

Fans of Jpop and Rock where lucky with live performances from Yanagi Nagi and ''One Not'e''

With the cosplay desk and stage holding workshops and photo shoots there was a lot for the cosplayers to do when they were'nt chearing the cosplayers on stage or playing Nintendo. .

Or just trying to chill out in the heat.

Our Cosplay hosts ,Traddional dance,One Not'e Jrock and of course ,Cosplay

Sunday saw another fine day ,again i myself decided to cosplay,Chrome Dokuro this time . after two days i was starting to feel it a bit ,so i must admit i didn't get there to early .

We caught the Siro-A performance and of course Sunday was the ECG (European Cosplay Gathering ) competitions and another cosparade for the Sunday attendees.

With a A list group of cosplay judges and a packed main stage area the entrants had there work cut out for them , some of the work that they put in is quite amazing.

There was some debate i over heard surrounding the cosparade ,but the show went ahead but maybe not to plan as the cosparade entrants had hoped for. It was pretty obvious if you where there .. More in our main feature of Hyper Japan next week..


Hyper Japan 2014 kicks of..

Posted by Cosplay 88 on July 25, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes Friday 25th of July saw Hyper Japan return to Earls Court for a even bigger show this year.

With Dedicated stages for Cosplay,Fringe ,Martial arts and Kawaii as well as the Main stage . it became evident some careful planning is needed for us to catch everything we want to see and of course report on..

Cosplayers where scarce for Friday ,but then it is a working day for most , Where back on the Saturday and hopefully the cosplayers will turn out. And hopefully i won't be the only guy in shcool girl outfit.. :roll:

Nintendo has a huge stand with the UK Nintendo store,and there showing some of the games from E3 ,Namely ,Captain Toad,Sonic Boom, Smash Brothers (3DS only) and Hyrule Warriors to name a few.

Captain Toad is a Fun title in the mould of Mario 3D World

Add to this a Mario Kart competiton zone and Tomadochi Life area and a Wii U Karoke stage and what you have is a mini Nintendo convention going on within Hyper Japan.

Double act Yanakiku got the crowd clapping,Waving and Singing

There was JPOP with Yanakiku which rounded of the day perfectly..

Another update tomorrow ,then we plan the big site feature with all the photo's ..


Check back in tomorrow.


London Excel Comic Con -Day 2.

Posted by Cosplay 88 on May 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes we where at the MCM Comic Con at London's Excel on Saturday 24th , braving the crowds of thousands of people that turned up to brave the weather as the skies opened up with Rain,Winds and Hailstorms.

With the new entry and exit rules imposed at Excel ,it makes it a bit more of a chore to get from A to B.

Instead of having loads of people queuing up inside like in previous years , this years idea i think was a bit of a nightmare for vistors to the show,compared to previous shows ..

Robots Fight

But hey ,once in it was same as usaul and the many costumes on show was amazing. ,Look out for our full feature and photo galleries in about a week ,but in the meantime  here's a couple of stills to get you thinking.


                                           Resident Evil   to     Well dressed CLOWNS

Where back on the Sunday,(hopefully weather will be better)

Full report very soon.


Play Expo Blackpool - May 2014

Posted by Bruno B on April 9, 2014 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

If your into your retro gaming then the upcoming Play Expo in Blackpool may be right up your street. As a added bounus to the Main show in October Replay Events are holding  this Spring event for those who may have not been able to get to Manchester last October or those who can not wait till this coming October for the next one.

What's more Big news now is that Replay Events have teamed up with Showmasters (London Film and Comic Con)  to add even more content to there shows .

So if you near Blackpool on May 3rd / 4th and near Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre ,you may want to get some old school gaming in.

Due to other commitments where unable to attend ,but we will be at the October show .

For more info visit the official site below.

Play Blackpool

MCM Comic Con Birmingham approaches

Posted by Cosplay 88 on March 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes IT's March and the Birmngham Comic Con is upon us.  This Saturday and Sunday the 22nd and 23rd of March at the NEC Birmingham your be able to get into your cosplay, play some games,meet the stars and spend ,spend spend your hard earned cash on all sorts of goodies from DVD,games Plushies and toys and even get a signed autograph or photo with your favorite star .

Two days of Media films and games under one roof.

Visit the official site by clicking the MCM logo above. for more info.

Cosplay Heroes will be attending so look out for a feature and photo gallery on site in a few days.

And don't forget to dress up and be your inner Hero.

The Cosplay Hero team.

Less then a week till Birmingham MCM Comic Con at NEC

Posted by Cosplay 88 on November 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes Saturday 23rd November sees us visit the Birmingham NEC for the MCM Comic Con and Memorbilla show . being as where travelling from London where not sure if where going in Cosplay ,but we will bring you lots of photos from the event which runs for two days from Saturday.

Don't forget to check out our feature on the London show which was held in October as well which has been live for a couple weeks now.

Hopefully where see you there.

Comic Con overload features up and to come.

Posted by Cosplay 88 on November 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The site may have not had a lot of new contnent of late ,but this is due more to us being busy travelling to various shows to report on for contnent for the site.

Well up on site now is our coverage of the October London Film and Comic Con Winter 2013. Which was held at Olympia in London on the 5th and 6th of October.

In a few days our MCM October feature will be up with quite a large amount of  photo's and video as we attended two days this time and we still didn't get to see everything .

Where be definetly going all three days in May and October 2014.

Next we are of to Birmingham to cover the MCM Comic Con and Memorabilla show at the NEC ,unfortunatly where there only one day ,but will try and get as many photo's and video as possible .

Retro Heaven at Play Expo

Posted by Bruno B on October 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello all,

Bruno B here with a lowdown of our trip to Play Expo. Now I will be doing a feature on about the show ,which was quite a unique event where older gamers could revisit their past gaming glories and new gamers could see where video gaming really started.

Gamers queue to be the first in ,thing is this queue went on round the corner then some more

Cosplay at PLAY expo

Now Cosplay Heroes where going to do a feature on the World Cosplay Summit ,but unfortunately due to times and delays we were unable to do so. Which was a shame.

This was Unfortunately  as far as we were able to see of the cosplay.

The cosplay event was originally going to start at 14.30 according to Play Expo's website timetable ,and we of course had timed our visit to catch the show but due to a half hour delay at first and then a further delay which stretched to over half a hour we had to miss out on getting any pictures from the WCS this year.

This was a shame as we actually wasted good gaming time .But these things are sent to try us, and we had to get back to Manchester Station for our trip back to London where i myself had another engagement. to attend.

The Kickemintheghoulies site feature on the show will be up in a few days and I'll post a link here when it's up.

Where actually at the MCM expo in London in two weeks ,where I'll be getting to grips with the games and my colleagues will be capturing the many cosplayers that attend which is probably one of the biggest Cosplay events in the country.

Bruno B.

Play Expo and the World Cosplay Summit.

Posted by Cosplay 88 on October 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes just hours to go before we head of to Manchester to the Play Expo .This is the biggest Retro gaming event in the UK with more then 300 machines up and running for visitors to get to grips with in the replay area alone.

Plus more then a hundred arcade machines as well.

But also this year Cosplay plays a bigger part as well as a cospararde the show will hold the World Cosplay Summit Preliminaries in conjunction with Hyper Japan Cosplay.

It's been confirmed that Ubisoft are attending with Assassins Creed IV  Black Flag on the yet to be released PS4 from Sony , so gamers will be able to get hands on with the new console before launch.

Add to that Competitions in the form of a Street Fighter IV tournament as well as Tekken ,Injustice ,Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and more.

Nintendo also will have a stella line up of games across Wii U and 3DS on show and ready to play in their Unleashed Tour ,so your be able to get a go on Sonic Lost Worlds and Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U and Zelda a Link between to Worlds and Pokemon X & Y on 3DS ,plus i'm sure their bring along a few other titles as well.

A dedicated Feature will be published on the WCS preliminaries on site as well as a look at the rest of the show.

A bigger feature for the whole show will feature on our sister site by our resident games expert Bruno B.

Kick'em in the

Play Expo runs from the 12th of Octiber to the 13th October at Manchesters Event City.  Visit the official site below.


New Reviews and Hyper Japan nearly upon us

Posted by Cosplay 88 on July 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes it's less then three weeks to Hyper Japan at Earls Court 2 in London. So for a fix of all things Japan from Cosplay ,Videogames,food and Culture and Music ,be there or miss one of the most exciting events of the year.

With a couple of Music acts already announced covering JPOP,and Jrock there also be the world renowned Siro-A performing live on stage with their eye popping music and dance routines.

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Also announced is a selection of customised J Cars from the organisers of Japanese Auto Extravaganza aka JAE .

Martial arts will have a dedicated stage with a selection of arts on show over the three day event. All of course from Japan ,so expect Judo,Kendo,Iaido and Kenpo.

Namco Bandai will be back showcasing their latest video games to as will Nintendo who really need to get people experiencing their Wii U system which launched last year.

Hopefully their have some key titles to play.

Where be getting the feature pages ready for the event shortly in a expectation to have a live feature on site as the show develops.

Also on site for all you gaming fans are a couple of reviews from our games expert ,they are Toki Tori 2 from Two Tribes and Kung Fu Rabbit from Bulkypix ,both are Indie games released on various formatts ,the reviews are for the Wii U versions.

More Hyper Japan news as we get it.


MCM Expo EXCEL Saturday October 2012.Mighty cold

Posted by Cosplay 88 on October 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes many braved a cold day to venture to October Expo at Excel on Saturday 27th 2012.  After the May event with people sweltering in the heat and partying outside ,this time people stayed inside mostly ,even though many did brave the outsdie for a while ,it was cold.

The October show is larger normally then the May event as many new games are shown and after the Eurogamer Expo (feature on site soon) in September many visitors came to play games they did not geta chance to experiance at Eurogamer.

All the usual events where on with a massive cosplay turn out ,imyself choosing to go as Kato Rumi from Yumeirio Patissiere, mighty cold wearing a short skirt.inside was warm though.

Anyway i was back on Sunday for another fix of Cosplay,Games and general fun.

There will be a full feature on site with photos and more in a few days.


Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 announced

Posted by Cosplay 88 on May 8, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Great news for the Cosplay Fanbase is that London's foremost Japanese Pop Culture show is back for a second outing this year.After the successful Spring show ,the Hyper Japan Team will be back in Novemeber to showcase everything about Japanese Pop culture ,Food,Drink,Cosplay and more.

Taking Place on the 23rd to the 25th of November 2012 at Earls court in London. Cosplay Heroes will be there to report on everything Cosplay and more .