Rapture Gaming Festival – Colchester (21st-22nd July 2018)

Rapture Gaming Festival, most well known for the Gamer Bus, are bringing back the gaming punch and this time they are adding LAN to the mix! This event is not to be missed, jam packed with incredible gaming content – Costume and Play will be going on tour hosting our fantastic cosplay zones and masquerades. 

What unique twist do we have for this event?

Costume and Play are pleased to announce our Cosplay:Unlocked Cosplay Coaching team will be visiting Rapture Gaming Festival to help you in every aspect of cosplay! If you have a question on cosplay the Cosplay:Unlocked team is skilled in every area of cosplay you could possibly imagine!

 

Cosplay Event Highlights

Rapture Cosplay Masquerade

3pm (Main Stage)

Sakura Photoshoots

Photos Around the Sakura Tree

Event Timetable

CLICK HERE to see the cosplay timetable

Cosplay Coaches

Buttercup Muffin Cosplay

Buttercup Muffin Cosplay

Sewing Coach

Having cosplayed for the past decade, Buttercup Muffin Cosplay enjoys the freedom to create masterpieces while living the life of a character for a while.

‘I love to use cosplay as an opportunity to hone on my skills and continually learn new things to better my skills and my cosplay.’

Avidly making cosplays for friends and family; ‘My favourite cosplay project so far is Rin from InuYasha for my 7 year old sister, which included 65 hand stitched squares onto a kimono.’

Within Buttercups costume repertoire has included characters ranging from The Evil Queen to Kida from Atlantis the Lost Empire. Buttercup Muffin is currently working on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant from Magic the Gathering. ‘I am looking forward to testing my abilities and creating a human snake (with 25-35ft tail).’

Buttercup Muffin is deeply looking forward to attending Rapture Gaming Festival; ‘I love retro and tabletop gaming, it’s amazing to see conventions deadicated to the fans and I can’t wait to sit and game with likeminded people whilst showing off my cosplays in the masquerade!

Atom and Katawa

Atom and Katawa

Foamsmith Coaches

'I only realised there was a whole world of crazy cosplay guys out there in august 2015 when I went to my first con. I try and use all different materials and recycled objects to get the best results and to keep costs down, I love sharing tips on budget cosplaying and inspiring people to have a go that previously thought cosplaying was too expensive for them. I'm looking forward to venturing into bigger cosplays in the future!

Cosqueenie

Cosqueenie

Makeup and Special Effects Coach

Hi I'm Cosqueenie!
Nice to meet all you lovely gamers and Cosplayers alike. If you want to know a little bit about me, I have been a avid Cosplayer for about 5 years now and still loving every minute of it.

I wear a combination of homemade and bought Cosplays, although as time went by I found simply getting into a costume my favorite part! Cosplay to me is bringing the characters I love to come to life, and with that bringing smiles to both kids and adults; as I bring there beloved characters to life in the real world!

My favourite cosplay to date is hard to choose as so many of my costumes have made other people happy. One of my favourite’s will always be my Ariel from my little mermaid, that was used for children's parties and Charities to help raise money for that little boy or girl.

Danielle Ryan

Danielle Ryan

Social Media and Portfolio Design Coach

In a world filled with digital cosplay from facebook pages to showcasing cosplay in portfolios through competitions and companies, Danielle Ryan, an avid cosplayer for two years, wished to transform her love of research and computers into the cosplay world. Confessing to be ‘a bit of a tech geek’ cosplay seemed a natural way to combine two of Danielle’s passions together.

Currently Danielle’s favourite cosplay is Static Shock from DC Comics. A natural problem solver, even if you stumble into something Danielle doesn’t no - her tenacity and googlefoo will help you shout to the world about how awesome you look in costume!

‘I love to use cosplay as an opportunity to hone on my skills and continually learn new things to better my skills and my cosplay.’

Avidly making cosplays for friends and family; ‘My favourite cosplay project so far is Rin from InuYasha for my 7 year old sister, which included 65 hand stitched squares onto a kimono.’

Within Buttercups costume repertoire has included characters ranging from The Evil Queen to Kida from Atlantis the Lost Empire. Buttercup Muffin is currently working on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant from Magic the Gathering. ‘I am looking forward to testing my abilities and creating a human snake (with 25-35ft tail).’

Buttercup Muffin is deeply looking forward to attending Rapture Gaming Festival; ‘I love retro and tabletop gaming, it’s amazing to see conventions deadicated to the fans and I can’t wait to sit and game with likeminded people whilst showing off my cosplays in the masquerade!

The D’Ariel

The D’Ariel

Community Cosplay Coach

An abbreviation of ‘Deadpool - Ariel’ D’Ariel is most well known for mashups and mayhem within the cosplay scene. Promoting the fact that anyone can cosplay whatever they choose, D’Ariel has preached this message for the past 7 years in cosplay.

D’Ariel is most looking forward to spending time with old school games, showing the community how to JUST GET IN COSTUME and rolling with whatever madness may happen!

Jess of All Trades Cosplay

Jess of All Trades Cosplay

Performance Coach

Having graced the west end stage at a young age, Jess fell into cosplay backwards - fixing the bow of a fellow cosplayer to help them re-enter the competition, Jess has never looked back! Recently performing alongside long time comrade The Penguin, Jess is looking forward to welcoming you into a world where you can transform yourself into anything you wish!

Cosplay Zone

Sewing Zone

Everything from fabric to various stitching!

Props, Armour and Weapons Zone

Several weapons and props of all varieties

Performance Zone

An array of characters for you to interact with

Cosplay Features

Panels

Learn about Cosplay and meet guests

Photography

Grab amazing shots of your cosplay

Workshops

Create and take home a cosplay project

Zone Area

Get up close and personal with cosplay

Community

Make friends and meet like minded cosplayers