Wyntercon Cosplay Convention

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Wyntercon 5 2018
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One of the organisers of Wyntercon 2018 in costume

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.

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Wyntercon 3 2016
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Wyntercon 3 event photos from 2016: Actor Jon Campling at Wyntercon

Every year in Eastbourne they have a great event called Wyntercon, these were from the third one, held on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016 at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne. Wyntercon had special guests (Including Solphie Aldred / Ace from Doctor Who), stalls selling all kinds of things, workshops, cosplay area, gaming, photo booth (with the Time Machine and the TARDIS!), competitions, activities, RPG's and so much more. It's a great event for getting your geek on and meeting like minded people, hanging out in weird and wonderful costumes (optional, but definitely encouraged!). 

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Wyntercon 2 2015
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Captain Jack Sparrow at Wyntercon 2 in 2015, a great cosplay event

Wyntercon is an amazing Comic Con style event held each year at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne, East Sussex, it attracts guests from all over the country. Most people dressed up for Wyntercon, I went as a slightly punky version of Mad Eye Moody from Harry Potter, but people wore all kinds of things from Steampunk to cartoon character costumes. I got to meet Norman Lovett, best known as Holly from Red Dwarf, he was very nice and even shared his birthday cake! There were many others there from TV, Films, Artists etc. Wyntercon was a great event to photograph and to be part of and I can't wait until the 2016 one!!!

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Details of Wyntercon 6

Date: 28th and 29th September 2019

Location: Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne BN21 2UF

My Cosplay: It's planned already, but not built yet. I'm not saying what, but it will hopefully make carrying my camera around easier :)

History of past Wyntercon events

Over the years Wyntercon has been at different locations at different times of the year, so I thought I would include this to help anybody interested in past events.

Wyntercon

Date: October 31st - 2nd November 2014

Location: The Winter Garden, 14 Compton St, Eastbourne BN21 4BP

My Cosplay: Sadly I didn't know much about it, so didn't go, I wish I had!

Wyntercon 2

Date: 31st October and 1st November 2015

Location: The Winter Garden, 14 Compton St, Eastbourne BN21 4BP

My Cosplay: A Steampunk version of Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

Wyntercon 3

Date: 1st and 2nd of October 2016 (2 days)

Location: The Winter Garden, 14 Compton St, Eastbourne BN21 4BP

My Cosplay: Day 1 Suicide Squard version Harley Quinn, Day 2 The Dark Knight version of Joker

Wyntercon 4

Date: 7th and 8th October 2017

Location: Princes Park, Channel View Rd, Eastbourne BN22 7LL

My Cosplay: Was supposed to be Malificent

Wyntercon 5

Date: 22nd and 23rd September 2018

Location: Princes Park, Channel View Rd, Eastbourne BN22 7LL

My Cosplay: Malificent based, but I left the wings at home and was wearing a staff t-shirt