Rapture Gaming Festival

Rapture Gaming Festival

Colchester Cosplay Event Timetable

Cosplay Masquerade Signup

3PM Saturday

Mask Making Workshop

12PM Saturday

Q & A Sessions

Q&A sessions will follow all workshops

Photoshoots Around the Sakura Tree

4PM - Saturday

Cosplay Cook Off!

3PM - 4PM Sunday

Saturday Event Timetable

11AM - Onwards Pokemon 'Throw'

Are you ready to take the ultimate Pokemon ‘Throw’ challenge? Wield your poke-balls and see if you can catch and tame our live Pikachu! Offering a series of poke-prizes, you can see the inner workings of a mascot costume while having some fun!

12PM The Purge: Make Your Mask

Cosplay Mask Making

Ranging from ‘The Purge’ 18+ After party themed masks to popular gaming titles such as ‘Payday’ and ‘Borderlands’.

Catch this event on the Cosplay Stage at 12:00PM on Saturday.

If you would like to create your own mask in time for the after party, or learn how to make and use masks within popular cosplay titles like ‘payday’ and ‘borderlands’ visit the cosplay zone area, you will even have the opportunity to take your mask home with you!

2:30PM - 3PM - Masquerade Prep (Please Report For Lineup)

If you feature within the Masquerade, please arrive no later than 2:30PM.

3PM Rapture Gaming Festival Cosplay Masquerade

Costume and Play is proud to present the Rapture Cosplay Masquerade, if you have an amazing costume you’ve poured hours into or you simply want to bring your favourite character life on stage, then signing up to the Cosplay masquerade provides you with that opportunity! We encourage everyone to take part; Sign up here – http://www.costumeandplay.co.uk/portfolio/rapture-cosplay-masquerade/ 

4PM Photoshoots Round the Sakura Tree

Get ready to enjoy photoshoots across the zone area, whether you want to wield an axe on stage or dance under the Sakura tree, we’ve got everything you need to pull off some incredible poses and take home the special moments!

Sunday Event Timetable

11AM - 11:30AM Jewellery Making Workshop

Roses and Findings Feat. Cosplay Jess

Get ready for a crash course in the beginnings of Jewellery craft with special guest Cosplay Jess.

Catch this event in the cosplay zone area at 11:00AM on Saturday.

Covering a range of jewellery findings including earrings, necklaces and bracelets, this workshop will even teach you how to create a popular rose embellishment from scratch, please note this workshop is suitable for children however we ask that young participants are monitored and kept away from small findings. We will supply play-doh for any young ones wishing to take part.

12PM - 12:30PM A 'Wheelie' Good Performance Workshop

Performance Techniques Within Cosplay

A break down of how to get into character while in costume, both on the convention floor and during a masquerade performance.

Catch this event in the cosplay zone area at 12:00PM on Saturday.

You’ve likely already been surrounded by convention attendees getting into character around you, this workshop looks at a variety of techniques to get you started while being drizzled in past performance’s hilarious oddities, ranging from the use of a wheelie board on stage, battling with character gestures within mascot costumes and warm up exercises that will be sure to get you on your feet!

12:30PM - 1PM Pokemon 'Throw'

Are you ready to take the ultimate Pokemon ‘Throw’ challenge? Wield your poke-balls and see if you can catch and tame our live Pikachu! Offering a series of poke-prizes, you can see the inner workings of a mascot costume while having some fun!

1PM - 2PM Composing Cosplay Portfolios

Social Media to Photography Feat. DR

Covering a wide variety of topics within the cosplay digital age. Should I own a cosplay portfolio? What is the purpose of one? Is it vain to seek and create one?

Catch this event in the cosplay zone area at 2:00PM on Sunday.

Now coined cosplay ‘fame chasers’ have we digressed into feeding the digital machine of making cosplay for likes on our computer screens? We look to open a frank and candid discussion on the search for cosplay stardom, turning many arguments on there head and explaining the reality of producing, creating and owning a cosplay presence in any fashion.  

2PM - 3PM Basic Stitching & Sewing machine Logistics

Threading Feat. Cosqueenie & Buttercup Muffin

Why do you need to use different kinds of stitches? How do you use them? How do you start on a sewing machine?

Catch this event in the cosplay zone area at 2:00PM on Sunday.

Either a stitch will perform a practical or aesthetic function for your garment. Knowing a variety of techniques will help you understand how to best make an outfit and you can begin to transition to a sewing machine.  If you don’t know your Blanket from your Zig Zag then pop along and we will show you the basics right up to sewing machine threading.

3PM - 4PM Cosplay COOK OFF!

Foamsmith VS. Fabricator

Pitting two cosplayers against each other, you’ll be able to take home cosplay building tips and a chance to vote on the best build.

Catch this event in the cosplay zone area at 3:00PM on Sunday.

Narrated as a chef cookery program, we’ll whizz you back to the days where ‘red and green peppers’ became the ultimate win or loose battle! Taking chunk, charity shop finds, high class material quick builds and hot glue guns to the extreme, our builders and makers will battle it out to see if we can finally settle the ‘foam vs. fabric’ debate.

4PM Pokemon 'Throw'

Are you ready to take the ultimate Pokemon ‘Throw’ challenge? Wield your poke-balls and see if you can catch and tame our live Pikachu! Offering a series of poke-prizes, you can see the inner workings of a mascot costume while having some fun!

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