Cosplay is always a huge part of every comic con and CoCoCon is no exception!

With cosplay guests, groups and workshops, our Cosplay Zone is a great way to learn all about the work that goes into costuming, pick up tips and knowledge and, maybe, take part in the inaugural Coastal Comic Con Cosplay Masquerade!

CoCoCon encourages anyone who wishes to come in costume to do so, whether you’re an anime fan, gamer, or comic fan!

The main thing is you enjoy yourself and embrace your inner geek and have a great time!

We just ask you stick to the Cosplay Guidelines and ensure a good time is had by all!


The Cosplay Zone Team

The Cosplay Zone at CCC has its own team of cosplay superstars in attendance, on hand to offer expert advice, chat about cosplay or offer a handy safety pin to save you from any costume emergencies!

The Cosplay Journal

The Cosplay Journal


The Cosplay Journal is a coffee table periodical focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We want to show that anyone from any walk of life be involved in cosplay and we are all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art form of costume making.

The Cosplay Journal’s mission is to dispel the myths about cosplay and cosplayers, as well as promoting cosplay as way into a world new world and maybe even a new career.

Editor & Head Writer Holly Rose Swinyard will be bringing the team from The Cosplay Journal to Coastal Comic Con to share a wealth of expertise with attendees.

Make!Geek CIC

Make!Geek CIC

Community Organisation

Make!Geek CIC is a community interest company based in Bournemouth & Poole, Dorset. They are passionate about craft, costuming and cosplay, and love seeing the creative journeys that cosplayers take to bring each of their outfits from concept to comic con.

Make!Geek have been instrumental in the inception of Coastal Comic Con and bringing this exciting event to the local area, to support the geek community.

Make!Geek CIC will be on hand at Coastal Comic Con, running various demos, activities, workshops and repairs, so be sure to come along to their stand and find out more about the cosplay bug!

Somerset Cosplayers

Somerset Cosplayers

Cosplay Group

Somerset Cosplayers began as a way to bring together Cosplayers and costumers in Somerset and the whole of the South West and create a friendly, welcoming community.

Since then they have grown to over 670 members, and have attended many conventions around the South West.

They aim to promote a love of cosplay by arranging meet ups, providing support and advice, showcasing work, learning from each other, taking part in talks, and making sure everyone gets to shine in the group photoshoots!

Cosplay Masquerade

Cosplay Masquerades have been a longstanding tradition at events around the country and CCC is no different!

With exciting prizes to be won, the CCC Cosplay Masquerade gives you the chance to show off your amazing costumes, perform or just simply have a little fun!

Or why not come along and join the audience to admire everyone’s hard work and cheer on your favourites?

The Cosplay Masquerade is open to all ages, individuals and groups. However, entrants under 16 must have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian with you on the day of the event.

For the inaugural CCC Cosplay Masquerade, we have an extra special prize for the overall winner, thanks to our amazing partners at The Cosplay Journal.

In addition to being able to hold aloft the winners’ trophy, the best overall entry on the day will be given an exclusive photoshoot with The Cosplay Journal and feature in their next issue! This unique prize can’t be bought!

Applications will be available at the event.

See our Cosplay Masquerade Rules and Guidelines page for more information.


Cosplay Masquerade Team

Captain Jax Parrow

Captain Jax Parrow


Jax Parrow is a Jack Sparrow impersonator based in the Dorset and a familiar sight at events around the country.

As seen on ITV and BBC television!

Captain Jax will be bringing his own inimitable style of compering to Coastal Comic Con - just keep him away from the rum!

Drack Cosplay

Drack Cosplay

Masquerade Judge

Drack Cosplay has been wowing crowds at comic cons across the country for over six years.

Drack brings his expertise in armour building and crafting to judge the CCC Cosplay Masquerade.

Weatherwax Cosplay

Weatherwax Cosplay

Masquerade Judge

Weatherwax Cosplay has earned a reputation for her craft skills and the level of detail in her costume builds, winning a number of Best Craftsmanship awards at cosplay competitions across the country.

Weatherwax Cosplay's attention to detail will put her in good stead while judging the Cosplay Masquerade!

Rebel Wolf Cosplay

Rebel Wolf Cosplay

Masquerade Judge

Rebel Wolf has been cosplaying since 2014 and, perhaps, is most recognisable for his Avengers: Infinity Wars Thor cosplay.

Rebel Wolf is bringing his knowledge of the cosplay scene to act as one of the expert judges for the CCC Cosplay Masquerade.