Saturday night marked the one year anniversary of League of Extraordinary Cosplayers, so firstly I want to take the time to thank each of you for your support; from liking the Facebook page, visiting the website and/or sharing content. Additionally a big thanks to anyone who ever contributed by posing for a photograph, featuring in an article or even commenting on a post.
To celebrate this occasion we teamed up with AnimeLeague for a pub quiz and Cosrave (cosplay club night).
Aisha Anime (LoEC Games Reporter) and I hosted the quiz, despite both projectors breaking preventing us from displaying our PowerPoint which had the questions and answers on, we pursued with the quiz the best we could, so thanks for your patience and participation! We hope to host another pub quiz (or similar event soon!).
DJ Kthepanda, got the crowd reminiscing and dancing with classic 90s cheese! DJ Heretic ended the night with classic rock from Steel Panther to Queen.
As promised, a cosplay competition took place at 11pm but with a twist…it was a cosplay dance off, judged by cosplay guests Chiquitita Cosplay, Kerri Veck and The Daywalker! What can I say? You guys got moves!
The night was held in honour of Tru Allen, our close friend and former AnimeLeague crew member, (you may also recognise Tru from his numerous other work crewing at Hyper Japan, Showmasters and Konami) who sadly passed away due to organ failure, he will be greatly missed and his commitment and hard work to conventions and our community will not be forgotten. £200 form the night was raised, thank you to everyone who donated, a just giving page will also be created for those who were unable to attend but still wish to donate. The money will be going to Tru’s family, who will decide upon a suitable cause.
We hope to hold another London Cosrave towards the end of the year, in the meantime if you missed out check out the Leciester Cosrave on Friday 2nd May (bank holiday weekend!) tickets and further info can be found here.