Taking it to the Doki Doki!

Now you could say that we at MancsterCon get around a lot. You could say that we’re almost obsessed with encouraging cosplayers and artists to inspire each other over some rounds of mutually enjoyed cupcakes.

You could say that.

And you’d be right.

We were thrilled to be invited to host a Cosplay Sketch-off at the 2015 Doki-Doki festival and the weekend certainly didn’t disappoint. Filled with drummers, martial artists, samurai warriors. There were even some of our MancsterCon alumni amongst the tables such as Brogan Coral, Mewa Chu and Nikki Kidura.

As part of the Doki-Doki festival, we actually held several sketch-offs with the last one as our grand final to determine the best of the best! Here are the winners with their respective cosplayers:



A huge thank you to Doki-Doki for inviting us – we look forward to doing many more. It was such a great event and had a wonderful atmosphere being filled with fans of Japanese culture, ancient and modern as well as some amazingly talented artists and cosplayers. Bring it on for 2017! 😀


Got an event coming up? Want some fun comic-making workshops or a cosplay sketch-off of your own? Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you and we’re always up for hosting fun activities suitable for all ages 🙂

2:15 Raffle Prizes

At 2:15pm today we’ll be announcing the winners of our raffle! There are a host of prizes which include:

AdvertCity Collector’s Edition USB Drive – thanks to @VoxelStorm!

5 Day Film Course – thanks to FutureWorks!

Hand-made bespoke MancsterCon keyring – thanks to Kirsty Gibson!

Thank you to everyone who has so generously contributed to our event. It means a great deal to us and is much appreciated 🙂

And lots more to be announced 😀

Special Event on Today: 8-Bit Exhibit at Hope Mill

For those of you in Manchester this weekend, make you you check out the 8 Bit Exhibit all day today at the Pollard Mill. With great music, art and the opportunity to win a Gameboy camera and printer, this is definitely an exhibition worth visiting!

In 1998, Nintendo released the GameBoy Camera and a matching thermal printer. The camera took, as you could imagine, incredibly pixelated and low res, but equally beautiful and fascinating tiny images that a friend and I, have took upon us to produce.

Over 15,000 of these retro prints will be printed and scaled on a huge wall of material, giving an impressive great wall of these wondrous, nostalgic shots. They will also be scattered all over the white vinyl floor we’re having. Though we will be having a pathway to allow movement and viewing.

On top of that, we will have 2 GameBoys and cameras with printers suspended from the ceiling so guests can print their own shots and stick them on the colossal wall of images if they wish. The whole event will have a cool, nostalgic vibe that hopes to bring the past to the future for your enjoyment.

Would you like to win a GameBoy Camera and Printer with paper to print on for yourself? Attendees on the Saturday (22nd) will be eligible to win said prize after we judge who has printed the most impressive shot and placed them on the wall from the Nintendo retroware. Attendees from the previous date are eligible, as long as they attend BOTH dates.

Watch the making of video here:

Cosplay Catwalk at MancsterCon 2015!

As we approach the day of comics, games and cosplay, it’s really time we let you know about some of the amazing events and things to do at MancsterCon 2015.

In the finest tradition of cons around the world, we’ll be ending MancsterCon with the Cosplay Catwalk, the event we’ve all been waiting for! Cosplayers of all levels and genres are welcome to join – with four main categories and a number of surprise categories to be revealed on the day, there’s always the opportunity to win a special prize…

…what, more cake? I hear you ask. Oh no no no, this year, as well as tiaras galore, we’re pleased to say you could win a pair of weekend tickets to SuperByte 2015 as well as a range of other goodies and prizes. For more information, have a gander at our official Cosplay Catwalk page.


Want to sign up in advance? Get in touch via email or Twitter.