Grand International Cosplay Ball: Arabian NightsNov 10th 2010
On Sunday, 28th November, cosplayers from around Europe are set to converge on London's
Clapham Grand for the third annual Grand International Cosplay Ball. Held in a converted Victorian
theatre, it is the only event in the world to combine cosplay performances with circus acts and
The Grand International Cosplay Ball is one of the few shows in the calendar where hundreds of
costumers from many different countries can get together, break out their formal cosplays and
socialise, so expect to see Lelouche waltzing with Princess Jasmine, or Mario boogieing with Sailor
Previous years have seen everything from fire performers and aerial acrobats grace the stage,
alongside cosplay performances and live bands. Cosplay guests have included world reknowned
cosplayers Yaya Han and Giorgia Vecchini – as well as hundreds of visiting cosplayers from all over
the UK, Europe and Asia!
This year's theme is Arabian Nights, so guests can expect bellydancers, a sword performance and an
Arabian Bazaar, as well as the usual bands, DJs and ballroom dancing. The Guest of Honour for 2010
is Metroid cosplayer Jenni Kallberg (aka Pixelninja) from Sweden.
Anime fans and general public are welcome at the event too, as cosplay is not compulsory. There is a
no jeans or trainers rule, however.
Tickets are available from the ball website: http://www.grandcosplayball.com or can be bought from
Tokyo Toys London store at the Trocadero in Picadilly Circus. A limited number of tickets will be
available on the door.
Grand International Cosplay Ball: Arabian Nights
Date: 28th November 2010
Venue: Clapham Grand, London SW11 1TT
Time: 19:00 – 01:00
Age: 18+ only
Tickets: £18 from http://www.grandcosplayball.com or Tokyo Toys store (London branch).