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Taking place for the first time in Ireland, at its new home at the INEC Killarney. ‘Insomnia Gaming Ireland’ is the next installment of the regionals in 2016. Visit the website.

Held around the gorgeous scenery of Killarney, we’re proud to announce the Cosplay zone area and Saturday cosplay day will be hosted by Costume and Play. Bringing you three days of cosplay activities ranging from our sewing, props and fantastic demonstration areas. You’ll even be able to grab yourself some cosplay and geek goodies from our cosplay shop!

Costume and Play will also be presenting the Insomnia Ireland Masquerade on Saturday, offering an opportunity to fully show off your costume. Masquerade Sign up.


Getting up Close


Interactive Content


Cosplay Highlights

Held on Main Stage

Cosplay Masquerade


The Challenge of Cosplay

MAIN STAGE SUNDAY - 14:45 – 15:30

Cosplay Timetable

Full cosplay timetable available here

Cosplay Guests

Luffy Cosplay

Luffy Cosplay

Cosplay Guest

Luffy is a cosplay community evangelist. He has been cosplaying for over 6 years, who's individual personality has shone throughout the cosplay scene. 'The cosplay community to me is a gateway into friendship, events and a big family.' Luffys main goal is to spread joy within the community and scene, meet his fans, fellow cosplays and provide them with an unforgettable community experience.

Lil' Blue Cosplay

Lil' Blue Cosplay

Cosplay Guest

Hey guys I'm Lil' Blue cosplay! I'm 20 from Dublin Ireland and have been cosplaying for a couple of years now! I'm most recognised for my harley quinns and my lucy heartfilia from fairy tail. I'm also apart of many cosplay groups! I'm really looking forward to meeting you all and sharing the 'cosplay is hard' story's with you

Eternally Miku Cosplay

Eternally Miku Cosplay

Cosplay Guest

Eternally Miku Started cosplay in 2010 since then I have worked on many costumes and attended many conventions. I was a qualifier for Eurocosplay Finals in 2013.My passion for cosplay has grown since my first convention and this influenced my choice of college course following my leaving cert I have now completed two magical years in ICFE studying Costume Design and Make Up I hope to go on to IADT in the autumn to further my education in Costume making. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the convention !!

Guild of Nerds

Guild of Nerds

Event Partner

Costume and Play have teamed up with guild of nerds to present the cosplay zone at Insomnia.
Guild of Nerds is an organisation ran by fans for fans. We run events, meets, cosplay, workshops, comic book, gaming and anime areas all over Ireland. We focus a lot in getting community participation at our events and showcasing the home grown cosplayers and talent. We have been involved with 20 plus events in counties such as Dublin, Wicklow, Belfast, and Kilkenny.

SylviryArt Cosplay

SylviryArt Cosplay

Cosplay Guest

SylviryArt here, Artist, Animator and Cosplayer! I'm a Limerick based artist, travelling the country, selling my gorgeous, hand-made wares, and flaunting my Pokémon cosplays!! Best known for my Lugia, other cosplays of mine include Flygon, Umbreon, Arcanine, Skyrim Dark Brotherhood and Lightning Farron. Very excited to be at Insomnia Con this year, hope to see you there!

Cosplay Zone

Cosplay Sign Up Zone

Repair station, sign up and help.

Retail Zone

The tools to construct your own costume alongside geeky merchandise!

Workshop and Demonstration zone

Zone area interactive activities, panels and demonstrations

Sewing Zone

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

Props, armor and weapons Zone

Weapons and props of all varieties to interact with.

Performance Zone

An array of characters for you to interact with.

Cosplay Features

Cosplay Masquerade

Take part in the Cosplay Masquerade!


Learn about Cosplay and meet guests


Create and take home a cosplay project

Zone Area

Get up close and personal with cosplay


Grab amazing shots of your cosplay


Make friends and meet like minded cosplayers

Images courtesy of Insomnia content team.
Photography Credit: David Portass.
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