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Issue:- Saturday, 15 August 2015

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Southport Cosplay Community Event - What will you go as?

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COSPLAY is a form of acting and also dress up, for adults and we are holding our 2nd event, in Southport, at the Fox and Goose, on 4 September 2015, but what should you do if you do not have a costume?   Well you can buy in a costume from many places, costume suppliers, both online and offline.  In Southport, , The Geek Pit, on Lord Street, have a small selection of masks, as does the joke shop on Neville Street... In Liverpool you have quite a few shops as well that you can get costumes from.    You can also get 2nd hand or brand new gear from other Cosplay fans, like those on Facebook, for example take a look at the Cosplay Sale UK group page.  But you do not have to spend hundreds of pounds on outfits, as you can also make them yourself, like those on the Cosplay Sales page do.  As many people who do Cosplay, for example the Facebook Group, Cosplay North West will tell you:- "Cosplay is not a contest of who can be the 'best' of a certain character. There's no Cosplay Police, so just do you and enjoy. It is all about having fun..."  Developing costumes might seem like just adults having fun, but it is in fact a major way people get into film and TV production, also  it helps with peoples socialising skills and problem solving abilities.  No only that, but it can make you money, should you make a fantastic costume.  That could be via requests to appear at events, through to selling it should you get fed up with it. This week we got asked why we are interested in putting on the event.  The main reasons why we are holding this event is the fact we are being told from visitors to Southport that it's night life community has lost it's imagination... We totally disagree and we hope you will help us prove the critics wrong...   If successful we plan to add to these events, but only if we get your support.  On the night you will be entertained by not 1, but 2 fantastic bands, Red Eyed Jedi and the So Green Band

If attending or thinking of attending, please let others know on Facebook, via visiting the event page.


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Part 2 - The British Gymnastics Championships Series 2015

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A-level results success in Liverpool
Will You Open The Forbidden Door?
Faster decision making on shale gas for economic growth and energy security
People are 59% more likely to drop litter when outside their hometown
Number of people with diabetes up 60% in last decade
Beer Garden smoking ban 'work of crackpot killjoys'
Witness appeal after assault at Birkenhead Park Station
Liverpool midwives win International Fellowship Award
The Prince's Trust Team Southport wants you!
New company to be set up for bin collections
Beer Garden smoking ban 'work of crackpot killjoys'
Ambulance Boost for North West Region
£80 million road improvements to be completed faster
NHS Trust Development Authority appointment new Non-Executive Director of NWAS
Shake Up roadshow comes to Liverpool
Supermarket cuts could create milk crisis
Liverpool based firm kicks off worldwide fundraiser with donation to local baby hospice
3 years behind bars for man who threatened to stab stranger at train station
City Showcase Festival Hailed Huge Success And Will Return In 2016
384,000 more North West homes and businesses can now get high speed broadband
24 year old woman injured in an assault in McTucky's, St Helens
Town Hall opens its doors to the public
7 years behind bars for man in Liverpool Lime Street drugs arrest
Liverpool Man Pedals His Way to Raising £1,400 for Charity in London to Paris Cycle
Arrest follows a cannabis farm being found in Ainsdale

Merseyside's newest tourist attraction is looking for volunteers

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