Get Ready Area

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We are in the process of updating our website! Thank you to all that attended! Our new dates are the 2nd - 5th of August 2019!

Whether it’s to get ready for that cosplay you’ve been working on all year, or just to get ready for the day, Cosplay HQ and TokoRetreat have collaborated on the Get Ready Area for your convenience.

Why? We know that getting ready in a tent isn't easy, and there must be a better way to do cosplay in a camping environment without having to stand in the queue for the bathrooms. Therefore, it's our aim to provide a versatile area that facilitates the repair, maintenance and application of cosplays and cosmetics, in other words, Get Ready Area to the Rescue!

How does it work? We have provided private changing cubicles with hooks and a clean floor to change in, as well as tables and kneel cushions for you to use like you would a dressing table at home. Complete with mirrors and essentials, it’s the perfect place to ready yourself for a photoshoot, or sit and socialise with friends while putting your war paint on. There is no need to book, just turn up, bring your make-up and cosplay, and take a seat.

The Get Ready Retreat includes:

  • Private Changing Cubicles
  • 4 x Get Ready work stations with cushions and seating
  • Magnified mirrors, cotton wool pads, wet wipes, sponges and other helpful items
  • Full length mirror

Is there help available? If you do need a hand with anything, just grab a member of Team Cosplay or one of the TokoRetreat team and we’ll be happy to assist you with that masquerade-winning cosplay! If you want to book ahead to ensure someone is around to help you at a particular time, just email [email protected].

Where is the Get Ready Area? The Tokonatsu Get Ready Area is stationed with the Cosplay HQ Marquee this year, and we’ve now got a really relaxing space to work and enjoy the cosmetic and creative side of cosplay. Check the map in your con guide when you arrive for the exact location.

Who can use the Get ready Area? All are welcome, even if you're not cosplaying. Even getting a T-Shirt on can be awkward when confined in a tent! Please feel free to use the space whenever you like, it is open to everyone.

Housekeeping: As the space is open to everyone, we ask that you take care of it. Please leave your work station and cubicle as you wish to find it. Put all rubbish in the bin provided and return all borrowed equipment to the box. For health and safety reasons, all we ask is that you bring your own cosmetic products and we do not recommend sharing products, clothing, brushes or applicators. We do provide a selection of essentials but please put them in the bin after use. Please note that you use the Get Ready Area at your own risk.