Barbican Cosplay Extravaganza

Barbican Lates: Cosplay Extravaganza Saturday November 6th, 2010

This November, join us for a fun-filled Cosplay LATES night, inspired by the Barbican's Japan season. Manga heros and magical princesses invade the Barbican arts centre in London from 6pm with a Goth Loli fashion show and parade by some of the UK's best cosplayers! Or if Japanese music is more your thing, party with live bands and DJs until 1am!

Other highlights include a Puri Kura booth offering free prints, Japanese street fashion photographs projected across the foyer, video game tournament (sponsored by Tecmo-KOEI) and a talk by celebrated author Helen McCarthy on the origins of cosplay and “otaku” culture. A number of stalls will also be present , selling manga artwork, anime merchandise, fashion and cosplay accessories.

If you are a cosplayer or lover of Japanese fashion, be sure to wear your best outfit – Cosplay Fever's Rob Dunlop and Pete Lumby will be on hand snapping away so you can get a photo with the Barbican's unique architecture as backdrop!

The event coincides with the Barbican's exhibition Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, running until February 6th 2011. On Saturday, 6th November the exhibition will be open until 11pm. Those with a flyer for Barbican LATES: Cosplay Extravaganza may claim a £2 discount on tickets for the exhibition.

A late screening of Kamikaze Girls will also take place in the Barbican cinema at 11pm, as well as Japanese theatre production Shin Ten, taking place in the theatre at 7:45pm. Tickets are available on the website.

For a full schedule of events, please visit the Barbican website:

Barbican Lates: Cosplay Extravaganza

Venue: Barbican Foyer

Date/time: Saturday, 6th November, 6pm – 1am

Entry: Free (does not include entry to exhibition, theatre or Kamikaze Girls screening).

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