Should have made this journal a while ago, but yeah, I'm the admin for #CosplayCymruNorth, North Wales' first cosplay group.
Now let me regale you with the tale of how this group came to be.
I've been looking for cosplay groups in Wales for a while ever since going to Ireland and meeting fellow cosplayers. I thought this is fun and all, but it would be awesome if I could do this closer to home. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a great deal of people interested in cosplay in this area and if there were, I couldn't find them. Eventually I came across a group called CosplayCymru, a Cardiff based cosplay group. They seemed to be the only cosplay group in Wales with regular meets. So naturally, I requested to join. Unfortunately, unless you are able to attend their monthly meets, you can't join. This must have been a few months ago, anyway..
After the last Expo, I was browsing Cosplay.com's UK forum and I noticed this thread: [link] . Now, I'd posted a couple threads on here asking about Welsh cosplayers but I've never had much of a response, but seeing this, I got fired up! I thought "Something must be done about this! There's obviously cosplayers in the area, I know a few!" So I went back to CosplayCymru and asked the founders, *patchworktrickster and ~Aacura if they'd be interested in expanding to North Wales and I'd volunteer to organise meets and spread awareness and stuff, and they thought it was a great idea.
So here we are. We're still in the process of gathering members, but hopefully, we'll have enough to start having regular meets. I'm not expecting any real development until the new year. So we shall what happens.
Bleh, I need sleep, night night.