Welcome to Insomnia Gaming Festival Cosplay by Costume and Play

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? Ever wondered how to piece together a League of Legends character from scratch? add lights to your cosplay prop? Experiment with sewing machines or try out some amazing weapons? Come and have a go in our maker space; we will be systematically breaking down cosplay techniques by making parts of gaming characters you know and love through the course of the weekend and letting you try too!

Combining ‘Costume and Play’; get involved with interactive shows breathing life into the biggest fictional characters from the worlds of gaming and pop-culture.We’ll feature workshops throughout the weekend explaining the techniques you’ve learnt through our stage epics.

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Cosplay Masquerade & Cosplay Stage Timetable

Cosplay Community Masquerade

Insomnia Cosplay Championship

Extreme Cosplay Gathering

Cosplay Guests


Cosplay Guest

Levy is a cosplayer from the Netherlands. With over 10 years of Cosplay
experience, a degree in sewing, work experience in Theatre and different
titles to her name.

Levy has represented the Netherlands in the Solo Category of the
European Cosplay Gathering at Japan Expo Paris in 2017 and 2019. She has
also represented the Netherlands in the Global Easter Cosplay Competition
at Polymanga in Switzerland in 2023. Next to that she has also won
different titles locally.


Cosplay Guest

Clood is a seasoned competitive cosplayer based in London, UK with over 15 years of experience, having both competed in placed in the European Cosplay Gathering and most recently won the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan with her partner, Tsupo. Most commonly found to be cosplaying villains and from video games, she specialises in armour, props and jewellery, with a preference for designs with lots of gold and detail. Her love of making things stems from a background in engineering, and cosplay allows her to express that in a creative manner, loving the opportunity to get hands on and create something from nothing. While not working on cosplay, she's probably found playing Dungeons and Dragons or video games.

Ace of Prince

Cosplay Guest

I am Ace of Prince, a Cosplayer and Creator of over 11+ years and member of Triple Threat Cosplay!

My time in this wonderful community inspired me to chase it from a passionate Hobby into a Professional workspace, and I followed my love for Character design and creation into a (BA) Hons Degree in Make-Up and Hair for Theatre and Film.

Through training and self-teaching, I’ve honed my skills in Make-up, Wigs, Sewing, Prop-building and Foamwork, Modelling, Photography and Editing! All this allowed me to make cosplays from games such as Super Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Don’t Starve, and then other medias like Peter Pan, Dungeons and Dragons and Nightmare before Christmas!

I’m even more excited to be bringing more fresh cosplays to life in 2024, including Nier Automata and Bendy and the Ink Machine!


Cosplay Guest

Ludus Cosplay is a Cape Town based, full time fabricator and cosplayer with over 12 years experience in the costume industry. He enjoys gaming, anime, movies, trading card games and anything geek related. In between working on his own costumes and projects, he creates digital tutorials and educational content to help share knowledge to other artists on a global platform. He has won numerous Cosplay competitions, along with the title of Comic Con Africa Crown Champion in 2022 and the 2nd place winner in the Crown World Finals held in Chicago in 2023.


Cosplay Guest

Lieven started cosplaying in 2015, and began crafting his own costumes in 2017. In 2019 he earned his certificate as a professional make up artist under MUD, followed. He has participated in many contests over the years, as well as judged several in his own country and abroad. His latest milestone has been representing Belgium at ECG season 10 in 2022, and in 2023 he became solo runner up for Belgium in Season 11. Besides judging contests, he is keen on sharing his knowledge with fellow cosplayers.

Lavish Bookman

Cosplay Guest

I'm Lavish Bookman and I've been cosplaying for 11 + years. I am also a member of the cosplay team "triple Threat". I wanted to express my love for different fandoms and media by creating my favourite characters and bringing them to life through Cosplay. This has lead me into achieve a (BA) Hons in Theatre and Performing Arts. I like to bring my acting skills into my cosplays along with other skills such as Foam-smithing, sewing, prop making, painting and modeling for photography, which are all self taught.

I am also very passionate about mental health within the cosplay community. With my NHS knowledge I try to create a safe space for all by help people feel more comfortable when going on stage and to supporting the community in a positive outlook on cosplay and their personal creations.

Cosplay has lead to many opportunities such as attending the opening of the new exhibition at the London Science Museum on press release night, working with companies such as Atlas Games on their new Persona games event and appearing on TV to promote a new movies such as the My Hero Academia movie for the company Funimation. I have also participated in a voice acting project with "The 86th floor" along with featuring in many cosplay music videos and films with many talented creatives.
My love for a multitude of fandoms has lead to me creating a wide of cosplays form different media's such as Ventus from kingdom hearts, Bendy from bendy and the ink machine, Dungeons and dragons, nightmare before Christmas and Peter pan to name a few.
I enjoy the inspiration and creative freedom you get form cosplay and look forward to working on future projects.

I am delighted to be attending Insomnia gaming festival. Come over to the costume and play area to learn about the world of cosplay along with some helpful tips and tricks to help you get started on your own cosplay journeys. See you all there.


Cosplay Guest

Tsupo is a cosplayer based in London, UK. She has cosplayed competitively for over a decade and has recently won first place at the World Cosplay Summit in with her partner, Clood.
The World Cosplay Summit (WCS) is an annual international cosplay event that brings together cosplayers from around the world to celebrate their passion for costumes, performance, and Japanese pop culture. The WCS was first held over 20 years ago and has since grown into one of the largest cosplay competitions globally, hosting contestants from more than 30 countries every year in Nagoya, Japan.
Tsupo's love for all things sewing originate from her background in womenswear fashion design. She specialises in pattern cutting, garment construction and intricate detail work such as goldwork embroidery and sculpting.

Captain Amelia

Cosplay Guest

Part-time Disney princess and full-time drama queen, Amelia has been cosplaying for twelve years and has represented the UK at four international cosplay competitions. In September 2023, she won the i71 Cosplay Championship with her beloved Doctor Strange costume. Over the years, she’s traded gowns and crowns for armour and action heroes as her crafting style has changed and grown, and she’s rediscovered her love for the art of dressing up. The highlight of the hobby for her is getting to bring her favourite characters to life on stage, and she’ll always be a sucker for the unrestrained theatrics of a good cosplay skit!

Invisible Trickster

Cosplay Guest

I am Invisibletrickster, a member of Triple Threat cosplay.

I have been cosplaying for 12 years.

In that time, I got a (BA) Hons Degree in Costume Construction in partnership with The Royal Opera House, where I learnt as much as I could from Historical corsets to transforming dresses.

I've always been interested in a variety of cosplays across a wide range of media, such as characters like Kirishima, Rhys (Tales from the Borderlands), Edna Mode, Charlie (Don't Starve), Captain Hook, Toph Beifong and Mrs Banks from Mary Poppins.

In the past few years I have been able to combine my love for stage with my knowledge of BSL ( British sign language . I have been able to perform at CosXpo and MCM London as Amaya from Dragon Prince, and at Medway as Charlie from Don’t Starve.

I have also been a guest Cosplayer at events such as the British Museum, London Science Museum, London in the air and Medway gaming con and hyper Japan.

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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