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Cosplay Ball and International Cosplay Day Reminder

Date: 2008 November 24th Monday [16:12] | Posted By: Joe

We've got some exciting news for cosplayers in who can get to London this weekend. I'm sure you already know about the Grand International Cosplay Ball on Sunday 30th November 2008, which has an interesting line up of guests including Electro Pop Idol Hiko Suzuki.

On Saturday 29th November 2008 at selection of great cosplayer guests will be making an appearance at TokyoToys in the Trocadero, Picadilly Circus. Yaya Han, Laura Sindall, Jacob Kimber, Kahman Fong, Isabelle Jeudy, Damien Ratte and Brian Boling will all be there, giving talks and interviews. There will also be a prize draw thanks to the great people at KOEI Entertainment.
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Press release as follows:

WORLD FAMOUS COSPLAYERS APPEAR IN LONDON FOR INTERNATIONAL COSPLAY DAY

November 29th 2008 at TokyoToys store at the Trocadero, Picadilly Circus.

A plethora of famous cosplayers from around the world will be descending on Picadilly for an International Cosplay Day event!

Jointly organised by TokyoToys and the Grand International Cosplay Ball, the event will feature interviews with numerous reknowned cosplayers, a signing session by Yaya Han, and a free prize draw for those who turn up in costume, courtesy of KOEI Entertainment.

For directions to the store please visit TokyoToys official website:
http://www.tokyotoys.com


TALKS & INTERVIEWS

Taking part will be:

Yaya Han - Having appeared at cosplay events all over the world, she will be interviewed about her experiences as an international cosplayer.
http://www.angelicstar.net

Official KOEI cosplayers: Laura Sindall, Jacob Kimber and Kahman Fong - they will be sharing their adventures as sponsored cosplayers for KOEI and giving costume-making advice.
http://www.koei-expo.com

Isabelle Jeudy and Damien Ratte - French winners of the World Cosplay Summit 2007, they will give us a look into cosplay in Japan and France.

Brian Boling - US cosplayer, professional prop maker and independent film maker, he will be discussing cosplay in the US and giving advice on props and armour.
http://www.bountyhardware.com


About the Grand International Cosplay Ball
The Grand International Cosplay Ball is the UK's first international cosplay event, taking place at The Clapham Grand in London on November 30th 2008. It is the world's first event to combine theatre and burlesque with cosplay in a historic venue. Cosplayers are travelling from all over the world to attend this unique event.
This Grand Cosplay Ball is organised by cosplayers for cosplayers, and is an independent event not associated with other franchises or event companies. Our team members have previously worked to establish cosplay masquerades at events all over the UK, including Japanese festivals, club nights, launch events and sci-fi conventions.


International Cosplay Day (in association with the Grand International Cosplay Ball)

Venue: Tokyo Toys store at the Trocadero, Picadilly Circus, London.

Date: 29th November 2008

Time: 14:00-18:00

Admission: FREE

Special Guests:
Yaya Han, world-reknowned cosplayer
Isabelle Jeudy and Damien Ratte, World Cosplay Summit winners
Official KOEI cosplayers Laura Sindall, Jacob Kimber and Kahman Fong
Brian Boling, professional maker of props, armour and independent films


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HIKO SUZUKI SET TO PERFORM AT THE GRAND INTERNATIONAL COSPLAY BALL

November 30th 2008 at The Clapham Grand, London, England.


LONDON, ENGLAND - November 16th, 2008 -

Japanese electro-pop idol Hiko Suzuki will be headlining the Grand Cosplay Ball, performing a selection of her songs!

Hiko's biography:
Multi-talented Hiko Suzuki was born in Tokyo where she has lived all her life. Since graduating university with a degree in English literature, she has been a feature film actress in several Japanese movies and a brand image model, as well as a singer and dancer in various musical groups and music videos, releasing a number of CDs.
Now Hiko is realizing her dream of creating her own style and image and presenting songs and music she has written herself. Right now she is working on her first album under her own name "Hiko Suzuki".
Besides this Hiko also writes songs for other artists and is a composer of video game music
For more info on Hiko, please check the Grand Cosplay Ball website: http://www.grandcosplayball.com/html/guests.html

About the Grand International Cosplay Ball
The Grand International Cosplay Ball is the UK's first international cosplay event, and the world's first event to combine theatre and burlesque with cosplay in a historic venue. Cosplayers are travelling from all over the world to attend this unique event.
This Grand Cosplay Ball is organised by cosplayers for cosplayers, and is an independent event not associated with other franchises or event companies. Our team members have previously worked to establish cosplay masquerades at events all over the UK, including Japanese festivals, club nights, launch events and sci-fi conventions.
The event is sponsored by Genki Gear, t-shirts with a Japanese flavour (

Source: Grand International Cosplay Ball

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