We are BACK and with exciting news!
So is Rapture Gaming Festival!
Coming to The Historic Dock, Chatham
On July 3rd and 4th.
Waiting for you to step into your cosplay journey, Rapture is proud to present a brand new Cosplay Village experience alongside the return of the Rapture Cosplay Masquerade and Cosplay Community Masquerade! Whether you have an amazing costume you’ve poured hours into, or want to bring your favourite character to life with a performance, the masquerade provides you with that opportunity.
It's good to be back!
Gay Panic Cosplay
Gay Panic Cosplay has been cosplaying for almost 5 years, and enjoys pairing cosplay with their theatre training to create entertaining performances, oftentimes making costumes to fit the needs of the performance. Ryan loves the creativity that cosplay brings out in people; adores seeing everyone's creations during convention season and is excited to start attending conventions again to see what everyone has been working on over the past year.
Atom has featured in everything from Syndicate videos to on the side of buses! Having recently performed alongside Microsoft, Atom Cosplay is equipped to answer any question about cosplay; from how to build foam armour to how to handle working in the professional environment.
‘I never really knew cosplay existed at first. I made costumes for fancy dress parties and Halloween, I entered my first Masquerade and fell in love. I work mainly with eva foam, expanding foam, cardboard etc, and love to upcycle/recycle anything into a costume. Since getting the hang of Foam Smithing, I’ve started adding motors, LEDs and even home made smoke machines into my cosplays.’
'Nice to meet all you lovely costumers and cosplayers alike! If you want to know a little bit about me, I have been an avid cosplayer for 6 years now and still loving every minute of it.
I wear a combination of homemade and bought Costumes, although as time went by I found simply getting into a costume my favourite part! Cosplay, to me, is bringing the characters I love to life. I enjoy bringing smiles to both kids and adults as I bring their beloved characters to life in the real world!
My favourite cosplay to date is hard to choose, one of my favourite’s will always be my Ariel from my little mermaid, used for children's parties and Charities to help raise money.'
Sewing Gallery & Showcase
Want to overlock overhead, stitch stalwartly onward or appliqué away? Weaving digital, costume displays and live showcases, the sewing gallery opens up the intricacies of fabric, patterns, sewing tools and as many tricks of the trade as we can fit in. This is where beauty meets practicality and we’ll present, show and perform all together to arm you with the techniques for your next costume.
The armour is polished and the weapons await; all that remains is for you to visit their resting place. If you’ve ever wondered where the inspiration for your favourite fandom items originate and techniques to make them yourself, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be presenting a curated collection of props from beginning stages to finished pieces, and you could be there to see them all.
Photography & Design Demonstrations
Featuring a series of set pieces to spark your cosplay imagination, we will have active and static sets for you to snap that perfect keepsake of the occasion! While you’re at it, why not see if we can’t help you to discover just the right stance for that signature action shot. Don’t forget to look out for our digital content challenges so you can join in on the action!
Guests & Culture
Culture mashups, cosplay experts and community leaders will all be available to talk to. You’ll be able to engage in a completely hands free digital cosplay card exchange before and during the show, chat to like-minded cosplayers and brainstorm your next cosplay adventure, all while connecting with the characters that make up cosplay.
Cosplay Village Stage
Want to get your hands on the latest in cosplay information? Whether you are a veteran or novice head over and catch our talks and shows, Featuring bite sized talks on your favourite cosplay areas from experts, stories about the good, the bad and the emergency repairs in the hotel room the night before, costume & prop production techniques, foundations of cosplay and the immensely popular Cosplay Skits, there’s something for almost everyone.