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Cosplay Cafe at Cafe Manga

Date: 2006 March 29 17:54

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Emily has just sent us some details about an event she's organising in London next month, Cosplay Cafe at Cafe Manga. Aimed at Cosplayers kameko (photographers) and their chums. It's set for Sunday 23rd April, 2pm-5.30pm, and includes fun activities like a photoshoot, a talk/workshop, a quiz, anime and live action screenings, along with a swap table. They'll even have goodies to give away too! ^_^

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Press release as follows:

COSPLAY CAFE at Cafe Manga

Sunday 23rd April, 2pm-5.30pm
at Cafe Manga (near Namco Arcade), London County Hall, South Bank

Nearest tube: Waterloo, Embankment

Normal Entry: £2.50
Wearing costume: £1.50

You are welcome to the UK's first cosplay 'only' event for cosplayers, kameko and their friends! We have many activities planned, including:

Have a photo taken of your costume with London's beautiful scenery. Cafe Manga is situated in an area with great views and architecture - imagine your costume set against the River Thames, Big Ben or even the London Eye! Photoshoot will be free and photos will be emailed to participants after the event.

Come and swap ideas with other cosplayers or ask more experienced costumers for advice. The subject of the talk will be confirmed closer to the event.

Join in the quiz and win some great goodie bags, courtesy of!

We will be showing a full program of subtitled anime, live-action shows and music videos from Japan throughout the day.

You can swap your left-over fabric, accessories, dress patterns, cosplay clothing items and reference magazines etc. Each person will receive one 'swap token' for each item they donate, which can be exchanged for another item at any time during the day.

**Please note items will only be accepted if they re of a mimimum value and deemed useful to cosplay- or example, pieces of fabric must be at least 80cm in length and certain clothing items may not be accepted. However, there will be a 'scraps bin' provided for getting rid of small fabric pieces.

Cosplay is not compulsory at this event, but we would like to see as many people in costume as possible!

Changing rooms and cloakroom facilities will be provided for all cosplayers and a wide range of refreshments will be available.

To join the mailing list, email with the subject title 'COSPLAY CAFE'. Updates will be also posted at

Hope to see you all there supporting cosplay in the UK!

Source: Cafe Manga
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