Wyntercon 5 - 2018 
Page One Of My Photos

So What Is Wyntercon? 

Wyntercon is a family friendly Cosplay & Comic Con based in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

For those new to events like Wyntercon, Cosplay is abbreviated from Costume Play, so and event where you (optionally, but highly recommended) dress up as someone or something else, most commonly a character from TV, films, computer games or comic books, which gives you a chance to have lots of fun. There are very few limits (must be family friendly and probably not a good idea to wear something too offensive!) so let your imagination run wild. You DON'T have to look the character, you can just be inspired by one, you don't need to be the same size, colour or even gender (that's known as crossplay) as who you want to be. 

Con is short for Convention, basically a place where like minded people meet up. It's great to look around and try to recognise the costumes, to make new friends, play board games, role play, take part in activities (my favourites at Wyntercon 5 were the light sabre classes taught by Silver Sabres and wand workshop taught by Jon Campling who was a Death Eater in the Harry Potter films and actually a very nice bloke too!) and a chance to buy lots of cool stuff, often things not available in shops. Unlike most other conventions Wyntercon is actually a registered charity and so is not all about profits, instead helping fund local projects. There are not as many big names there as some of the really huge conventions, but most people in my experience have better things to do than spend hours waiting to get an autograph anyway! lol

I was kindly invited to come along and take photos of the event by the organisers. Wyntercon is a really great event and one I am very proud to be associated with. This was my third year, I attended 2015, 2016 and 2018, I sadly wasn't up to going to 2017 and the original back in 2014 I didn't know much about. The weather was pretty bad the day I went (Saturday), but luckily it was held in an extremely huge tent!

 The Wyntercon Mission Statement 

"It doesn't matter what world you come from, you're welcome in ours"

I truly believe that is how the organisers feel. It doesn't matter if you want to cosplay or just turn up as you are. You can cosplay characters everyone knows or create one of your own. You can spend thousands on your costume or make it for a couple of pounds. Height, weight, colour, gender, sexuality, health, religion etc. are all unimportant, you are all welcome. I turned up the first day of the 2016 one dressed as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad and I felt welcome and accepted, please bare in mind that I was in my early 40's, overweight, disabled and male! The only important rule for costumes is that it has to be family friendly as there are many children there. Bullying is definitely not allowed, if you see ever it happening please report it to a worker, we want it to be a fun day and a safe place for everybody.

 Other Wyntercons 

Please respect all cosplayers, do not bully others

My costume for Wyntercon 2018 was my own creation based on Malificent! Sadly we got half way there and realised my wings were hanging up on the back of the door at home :( So I had the horns and some make up that was far from perfect and was dressed all in black for most of the day, but I was happy and really enjoyed being an official part of Wyntercon again.

My plans for 2019? 

I was going as a . . . you will have to wait and see! I will say it's one that will actually make taking photos easier! ;) If I can get everything to work! lol Sadly that plan has been put on hold for another year and now I am planning on just doing a traditional black and red Harley Quinn cosplay

The official Wyntercon website:

Web Site 

plus there is a Facebook page too:

Facebook

Wyntercon 6 will be held on the 28th and 29th of September 2019 and will be at the great new location: Eastbourne Sports Park, which will have better parking, something I heard a couple of complaints about at the 2018 one.

Hopefully these photos will inspire you to come along and join us all having a great fun weekend, I definitely won't be missing it, I don't get many chances to let my inner nerd loose in the outside world :)

I look forward to seeing lots of new people there!

Please note that that anything said on this page apart from the mission statement and official description are my own opinions, not official ones of Wyntercon, they are not responsible if anybody doesn't like something on this page!

All of these photos were all taken at Wyntercon 5 in 2018, held at Princes Park in Eastbourne, East Sussex by Dean Thorpe (me!). Feel free to share this page or the photos from it, all I ask is that you don't make profit from them (all my work is 100% non profit!) and that you only use them in respectful ways, not causing offence to people in them or to anybody involved with Wyntercon.
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

A mini Borg

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

A full size Borg. Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Pretty in pink

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Goggle inserts for the perfect Steampunk look

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

A Cyberman outside Doctor Who's TARDIS

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

A Dalek from Doctor Who waiting to exterminate me

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

A blue man outside a blue box

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Vanessa Knott and her great art

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
One half of RandMmanga, creators of the Deartháir book trilogy

One half of RandMmanga, creators of the Deartháir book trilogy

The other half of the lovely RandMmanga, creators of the Deartháir book trilogy

The other half of the lovely RandMmanga, creators of the Deartháir book trilogy

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

A Game of Thrones throne!

A really great cosplay costume built and worn by Gemma Presneill aka Lunarstar cosplay

A really great cosplay costume built and worn by Gemma Presneill aka Lunarstar cosplay

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Silver Sabres Combat Academy

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Silver Sabres Combat Academy

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Nice lady with a slightly mischievious look to her

Nice lady with a slightly mischievious look to her

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Lawn of the Dead

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
James Waterfield running an art workshop while cosplaying as Dr. Alan Grant from Jurassic Park

James Waterfield running an art workshop while cosplaying as Dr. Alan Grant from Jurassic Park

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Helen and Greg, with Sam photobombing! lol

Andy Kybett, Mr Wyntercon with two Captain Jack Sparrows, one must be a Pirate copy! lol

Andy Kybett, Mr Wyntercon with two Captain Jack Sparrows, one must be a Pirate copy! lol

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Captain Jack Sparrow at Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne

Captain Jack Sparrow

Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne
Wyntercon 5 - 2018 cosplay event in Eastbourne