Cosplay is a hobby that involves people sewing/crafting costumes that resembles characters from various forms of media, such as games, movies, anime, TV series and books. Our community is built by geeks, enthusiasts, make-up artists, hair stylists, designers, photographers and local businesses who often function almost exclusively within our community.

We represent this diverse group, and firmly believe that no one is the wrong age, size, gender or race to cosplay.
We also attend and help organise the cosplay side of many of the major conventions in Cape Town (EGE, UCON, FanCon, Free Comic Book Day…) and various other events (cosplay picnics, Japan day, cosplay balls, cosplay workshops). If you need assistance organising a costume competition or masquerade, or are just hoping to bring some cool costumes to your event, you’re welcome to contact us.

We offer advice and support to budding enthusiasts of the hobby, through our Facebook page and the feature section. Struggling with a pattern? Not sure how to win a contest? Can’t decide where to start? Want to wear an outfit but not willing to make it? We can help!
But the best part of cosplay is undoubtedly wearing it. Not just for the satisfaction that comes with finishing a project, but also for the joy you bring to others who recognise the outfit you’ve worn. If this sounds like your cup of tea, you’ve found the right community! Check out one of the listed events to participate or join the community on Facebook.

Cosplay is a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films and television series.

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Featured Cosplayers and photographers on the Home page

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