Rapture Gaming Festival – Newcastle (13th-14th Oct 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 community orientated timetable on Sunday focusing on an introduction into the cosplay world. Don’t forget to sign up to take part in the cosplay masquerade for Saturday, honouring and welcoming all levels and abilities of cosplay!

Rapture Cosplay Masquerade

3pm (Main Stage)

Full-Scale Frostsaber Mount

3pm (Main Stage)

Event Timtetable

CLICK HERE to see the cosplay timetable

Cosplay Guests

The Signless One

The Signless One

Cosplay Guest

Signless has been part of the cosplay world for 5 years, spanning a number of wacky and weird cosplays, from homestuck to digimon and beyond. A master chameleon when it comes to body paint and sfx makeup, they can turn themself into anything from a robot to a dragon. They are a firm believer that anyone can be a cosplayer, you just need to find a beginning and then there is no end to the possibility!

Bandursnatch Studios

Bandursnatch Studios

Cosplay Guest

Bandursnatch Studios is a British performance based cosplay team specialising in in-character performance panels.

Tiny Tigress

Tiny Tigress

Cosplay Guest

Tiny Tigress cosplay is a cosplayer based in Harrogate, with her main cosplay interests being characters from comic books and video games. She is mostly known for her Elektra and Psylocke cosplays, but has cosplayed a number of characters. She is a massive Marvel and Nintendo fan, and as well as regularly collecting comics and playing games, writes for various comics and games websites with news, interviews and articles. She is also a 3rd degree blackbelt in Aikido, as well as training in other martial arts such as Judo and Brazilian Ju Jitsu, so loves to cosplay strong characters that can incorporate that. Tiny got into cosplaying a few years ago when she made a Link costume, which was her first handmade outfit, for the Zelda Symphonic concert in London. Since then she found she got addicted to making costumes and has a never-ending list of cosplays to finish!

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


Learn about Cosplay and meet guests


Grab amazing shots of your cosplay


Create and take home a cosplay project

Zone Area

Get up close and personal with cosplay


Make friends and meet like minded cosplayers