Two of the biggest and brightest names in Cosplay show off their favourite costumes and talk us through the process of turning beloved inspiration into incredible looks.

Cosplay Dad and Manda Does a Cosplay are here to offer invaluable tips and practical tricks to seasoned cosplayers and newcomers alike. Having a makeup malfunction? Got a question about costumes? Come find the solution in a masterclass like no other.

About The Speakers

Image of Craig Daley in cosplay as Beetlejuice

Craig Daley

Craig Daley is a cosplayer who goes by the name Cosplaydad_UK on social media. Having started the hobby over 5 years ago and can often be seen at various Comic related events in the UK. Craig has built a library of various characters he cosplays from Marvel, DC, Anime and Pop Culture and over the years has taught himself various skills to help bring his cosplays to Life. Craig specialises in 3d printing to help bring his cosplay ideas to reality and is always happy to share his knowledge, whilst specialising in building with 3d prints, Craig also has knowledge and experience building with Foam and even Make Up application. 

Manda Does a Cosplay

I’m Amanda, a.k.a. Manda Does a Cosplay. I’ve been cosplaying for over 10 years, learning and creating as I go, and though I’ve always been based in Yorkshire I’ve travelled regularly to cons all around the country where I’ve connected with many others through this hobby.

Cosplay to me is creative release which encompasses many different crafts such as sewing, painting, makeup artistry, working with foam and thermoplastics and much more – there’s always a chance to learn something new and make new friends in the process whilst (hopefully) creating something to be proud of!