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Cosplay Sketch-off

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Cosplay Sketch-off

Cosplay Sketch-off!

Title: Cosplay Sketch-off
Location: MadLab
Tickets: Click here
Description: MancsterCon presents the May Cosplay Sketch-off! Join us at our last Cosplay Sketch-off event for an evening of cosplay, Cake and J-pop. Meet artists, cosplayers and admirers alike. Free and open to all.
Date: 10-05-2014
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 21:00


It’s our last Cosplay Sketch-off and we’re going to go large!

Whether you’re an artist in need of a life drawing session with a twist, or a cosplayer eager to show off the new props, come on down for an evening of cake, j-pop and cosplay.

This month we’ll be having a pre event social at the Common Bar on Edge Street and then we’ll make the dangerous trek to the MadLab across the road to get started with our posing and sketching. Come along, have fun and chill.

If you just want to come to draw, the first sketching session will start at 18:45. We will also be hosting a plushie making workshop after the sketching sessions, so do stick around for some crafty fun!

For more information, you contact us by email or send us a tweet.


Have a look at what we got up to at our previous Cosplay Sketch-offs…

Cosplay Sketch-off!

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Cosplay Sketch-off

Cosplay Sketch-off!

Title: Cosplay Sketch-off
Location: MadLab

Date: 07-02-2014
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00

Are you ready for an evening of art, inspiration and cosplay? Well we hope you are because the Cosplay Sketch-off is back with a second meetup at the Manchester Digital Laboratory.

Sketch, chat, create, dance and fill your bellies with the traditional sparkly cupcakes at this months’ sketch-off. We’ll be taking requests for J-pop and anime theme tunes so we hope you come prepared!

See you there!

(NB: all events are completely optional. If you just want to make your own fabulous art or drink tea or hang around to observe the amazginess, feel free to do so!)


Meet and Greet: take seats, get to know everyone, make suggestions for music playlist, that sort of thing.


Welcome and a brief introduction


Some warm up 2 minute sketching sessions


Chat and relaxation, everyone looks at art work. Anyone who would like to take the floor to talk about their inspiration/techniques/etc. for two minutes is more than welcome.


5 minute sketching sessions


Another chat and relaxation session (it’s the first meetup after all so it would be nice to have time to get to know each other).


10 minute sketching sessions and then the Ultimate Sketch-off of Ultimate Destiny!


Look at art, discuss the art, think about what else would be cool to do next time!


Cosplay Sketch-off

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Cosplay Sketch-off

Cosplay Sketch-off!

Title: Cosplay Sketch-off
Location: MadLab

Date: 06-12-2013
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00

The first Cosplay sketch-off of 2013 is on!

Bringing together cosplayers, manga and comic artists and lots of sparkly baked goods, the Cosplay Sketch-off is a chance to meet up, do some cosplay-themed life drawing and just have fun. The event is free, but booking is advised so we know how much cake to bring…

So come on down to the MadLab for an evening of J-pop, anime and some amazing cosplay!


Saturday, June 29th, 2013
MancsterCon 2013

MancsterCon 2013

Title: MancsterCon
Location: MadLab
Description: The MancsterCon comics and animation convention hits the Northern Quarter with two days of talks, seminars and lots of comics. Meet artists, cosplayers and comic geeks from across the North West.
Start Date: 03-08-2013
End Date: 04-08-2013
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 18:00

Tickets: Available for purchase here (all proceeds go to MadLab)


Come along to the MancsterCon, a convention showcasing the best in indie sequential art in the North West. Whether you’re into comics, manga, graphic novels, animation or anime, it doesn’t matter – this convention is just for you!


As well as the chance to buy art and comics from local publishers and creators, like the ever amazing Travelling Man, there will also be a series of talks, workshops and a full on barcamp where anyone can get the chance to share their passion with fellow comic and animation fans. Cosplay catwalks, cupcakes, sketch competitions and art auctions; with so much going on, you definitely don’t want to miss out!


There are still some tables left, so if you’d be interested in exhibiting, contact mancstercon@gmail for more details, or buy yourself a stallholders ticket. Attendee tickets bought through eventbrite will cover the whole event which will include a preview party and screening on the 2nd August.


All funds raised will go to the MadLab an open space for the tinkerers, hackers and dreamers of the Northern Quarter.