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First of all, Happy New Year UK cosplayers and hope you had a good Christmas/holidays as well. Anyone get anything nice cosplay related for Christmas? Feel free to share in this blog post! For those of you that are also a member of uk-cosplay you may recognise this exact same blog post, I admin both dA groups (as well as a couple of others) but figured this entry may interest you too!
There have been numerous new competitions that started in December/early January so I figured it'd be nice to start off a new blog post on promoting them in case people didn't know about them. I'll list them in order of closest closing date.

A Very Cosplay Christmas
While Christmas is over, Hyper Japan are still holding a photo competition! Just post your favourite cosplay photo onto their facebook page and the three with the most likes will get through to the finals and then the Hyper Japan cosplay team will select a winner.
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Prizes: First place will receive £50 worth of Tofu Cute goodies and two tickets to Hyper Japan; two runners up will also receive a ticket to Hyper Japan.
Deadline: 15th January

Namco Bandai UK - Soul Calibur V
Send three photos of you in your Soul Calibur V cosplay to and you must be available to travel to London on the 28th January for a photoshoot. Cosplays can't be from any other game.
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Prizes: Playstation 3, a copy of Soul Calibur V and a photoshoot with a top fashion photographer in London.
Deadline: 23rd January

Coscraft are holding their very first wig styling competition! Just style a wig, fill out this form and tag yourselves on their facebook page and the winners will be chosen based on a scoring system - half will be public voting and half will be selected judges from Coscraft.
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Prizes: 1st place, 8 wigs of your choice up to £300 value; 2nd place, 4 wigs of your choice up to £150 value; 3rd place, 2 wigs of your choice up to £75. All wigs will be Coscraft wigs.
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Our Group

We are Somerset-Cosplay, also known as the Taunton Rangers from time to time, and it's as it is in the name, we are a bunch of cosplayers from the county Somerset, England, that like to meet up and hang out together.

Our locations vary, but generally they're held in Taunton in Vivary Park. We do occasionally hold meets elsewhere for example, Bristol and Minehead.

Basically how we organize meet ups is that one person, anyone, names a date and location and we see who can make it. Generally we have around 15-25 people attending a meet.

We started the meet ups in April 09. We met on the MCM Expo forums (and the thread is still up and running!) and our group has been expanding ever since. We use this deviantART page to keep other members who may not attend the MCM Expos updated on events.
Link to the MCM Expo thread is here:…

If it's your first time coming to a meet and are unsure of how to get to the location of the meet. Then please comment and we'll arrange a meeting time and place with you! This is what our "sensei's" job is!

We're a friendly bunch and to become a member, our only criteria is to be nice, like cosplay, and be able to access Somerset for the meet ups. To become a member, click the "Join Group" button at the top of the page and then one of our Admin team will vote you in, you only need one vote.
(We put a voting system in basically so that we know you're actually from Somerset)

How the gallery works:

:bulletpurple: Featured
For selected group photos only.
In the future I'd like to feature member's cosplays as well, post your deviations in the Cosplay or Group Photos folder and your picture may get selected to be featured!

:bulletpurple: Member Profiles
One deviation per member so save clutter please - but this is for your own personal information post about you so that we can get to know one another.

:bulletpurple: Meet ups
Any photos from previous meets go here.

:bulletpurple: Cosplay
Here is where you can showcase the costumes our very own Somerset cosplayers have made.

:bulletpurple: Group Photos
Any group photos from meets go here.

:bulletpurple: Plushie Madness
We have (or had) a running theme of bringing plushies to each meet, lots of things happened with the plushies too. Pictures of anything plushie related goes here.

Future meets

:bulletblue: Hetalia meet
Saturday 18th June in Wells organised by cosplay-account
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:bulletblue: Summer meet
Date TBC in Taunton organised by splodge82

:bulletblue: Wonderland meet
Date TBC in Bath organised by Destinys-spirits

Destinys-spirits, Group Admin.




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ItalyBrothersLover Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone here who lives in Frome or near it! I feel like I'm the only one who cosplays where I live! I need people! XD
bluebrids Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
anyone here from taunton?
B0wties-are-cool Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Me! Just moved here ;D
thegreatmizuti Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013

the majority of active members are hear and live in and around the Taunton area
EpicWasabi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I just wondered if theres a minimum joining age for the meets?
splodge82 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Nope! Anyone can join in!
EpicWasabi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are there any coming up soon?
splodge82 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I think so! If you join our facebook group you'll get all the updates c: [link]
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Kazy-Fandango Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Are there any meets coming up? :3
Zigeunerkuchen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I'm sooo happy I met all of you today! So if anyone wants to get in touch (or just for stalking - is fine with me as well XD) : [link]
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