Insomnia Gaming Festival – i64 (19th-22nd April)

Cosplay and Culture Zone

From the sublime to the intentionally ridiculous, we’ll once again be welcoming cosplayers of any level and ability to our cosplay zone and to take part in our cosplay masquerade. With top prizes on offer, don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity and costumes live on the Insomnia Stage.

Want to get hands on with cosplay? Whether you are a veteran or novice, the Insomnia Cosplay Zone will introduce you into the wonderful world of costume art. You can build your first cosplay from cardboard, try on costumes and examine advanced costuming techniques.

Want to connect with the characters that make up cosplay? While we predominantly celebrate gaming characters, we will also be including a series of throwbacks to other fandoms and genres. Ranging from TV, Film, Anime and Comics. All cosplay is welcome at Insomnia Gaming Festival!

Cosplay Facilitates at the event will include; Repair station, Changing rooms and friendly staff on hand to help. Visit the zone area in the exhibition hall and join the Cosplay Masquerade.

Cosplay Event Highlights

Saturday Insomnia Championship

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Sunday Cosplay Community Masquerade

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Event timetable

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Cosplay Special Guests



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Welcome to the Cosplay and Culture Zone

Cosplay Guests and Community

There are so many incredible ways to cosplay! We celebrate all of them!

Cosplay Props, Armour and Weapons

everyone from gauntlets to guns and worbla

Cosplay Fabrication, Sewing and Fabric Techniques

Hands on experiences to full costume displays.

Deadicated Cosplay Panels Stage

A dedicated cosplay and culture stage

Cosplay Photography

Photos under the sakura tree with Japanese clothes to try on

Cosplay Culture

Spanning multiple genres such as Anime, Film, TV, comics and even steampunk.

Cosplay Features and Zones

Digital Cosplay

Everything from animatronics to 3D printing and model making.

Cosplay Masquerade

Repair station, sign-up and help.

Workshops and demonstrations

Create and take home a cosplay project

Props, Armor and Weapons

Weapons and props of all varieties to interact with.


The Sewing Zone will teach you everything from fabric to various stitching!


The tools to construct your own costume alongside geeky merchandise!


An array of characters for you to interact with


Learn about Cosplay and meet guests

Zone Area

Get up close and personal with cosplay


Grab amazing shots of your cosplay


Make friends and meet like minded cosplayers

Buy Tickets

Join the fun!

Photography Credit: David Portass.
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