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Hello! My name is Heather, known as Exelia! I live in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England and I’ve been cosplaying for over 12 years. I’m 28 years old but still a kid at heart and cosplay lets me show that to the world.

In 2013 myself and Yuka represented the United Kingdom at World Cosplay Summit in Japan, the biggest cosplay competition in the world. In 2016 myself and PopcornKuma represented the United Kingdom at Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup, and in 2017 I represented as the UK’s Solo act for European Cosplay Gathering in Paris!

I use this blog to showcase my costumes, share thoughts on costumes I’ve made and techniques, document events I’ve attended and write up my thoughts about the cosplay community as I go. I hope you’ll enjoy looking at my work, I really enjoy making it!

If you would like to talk to me about appearing at an event please contact me via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter!


2017; European Cosplay Gathering Season 7, Japan Expo, France
UK Solo Representative – Skies of Arcadia, Aika

2016; Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup, AnimeCon, Netherlands
Team UK Representative with PopcornKuma – Chobits Sumomo & Chii

2013; World Cosplay Summit, Nagoya, Japan
Team UK representative with Yuka – Final Fantasy VI Kefka Palazzo & Terra Branford
2013; Appearance on Youは何しに日本へ?”Why Did YOU Come To Japan?”
Japanese TV film crew followed our adventures as part of World Cosplay Summit


2017; Rai-Con Winter, Glasgow UK
Cosplay Guest & Judge

2017; EGX, Birmingham NEC UK
Cosplay Guest & Judge for EGX Cosplay Championship
Cosplay Guest & Judge for European Cosplay Gathering Qualifiers 2017

2017; Rai-Con Spring, Glasgow UK
Cosplay Guest & Judge

2016; Glasgow Comic Con, Glasgow UK
Cosplay Guest & Judge

2015; Densetsu, Gateshead UK
Guest of Honour & Cosplay Judge

2015; Newcastle Film & Comic Con, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Cosplay Community Guest & Judge

2015; Sunderland Comic Con, Sunderland UK
Cosplay Guest & Judge

2014; Hyper Japan London UK
Cosplay Guest & Judge for Shojo vs. Shonen Cosplay Battle
Cosplay Guest & Judge for Sunday CosParade

2013; Play Expo, Manchester UK
Cosplay Guest & Judge for World Cosplay Summit Qualifiers 2013


2017; Rai-Con Winter, Glasgow UK
Host for “Cosplay 101”

2017; Anime Attacks 7, Gateshead UK
Host for “Cosplay 101”

2017; EGX, Birmingham NEC UK
Panelist for “My ECG Experience 2017” alongside Captain Amelia & Helen Alice
Host for “Competitive Cosplay”

2017; Anime Go!, Wallsend UK
Host for “Cosplay Talk” & “Choosing A Cosplay Costume”
Held in association with North Tyneside Libraries

2017; Rai-Con Spring, Glasgow UK
Panelist for “Preparing Costumes & Make-Up”

2016; Rai-Con Winter, Glasgow UK
Host for “Cosplay 101”
Panelist for “World Cosplay Summit” alongside Cosplex

2016; EGX, Birmingham NEC UK
Host for “Commissions & Commissioners” “Competitive Cosplay”

2016; Anime Go!, Wallsend UK
Host for “Cosplay Talk”
Held in association with North Tyneside Libraries

2015; Halloween Cosplay Project, South Shields UK
Working with a group of 13-19 year olds to create cosplay for Halloween
Held in association with The Customs House & South Shields Central Library

2015; Densetsu, Gateshead UK
Host for “Cosplay 101”

2015; Newcastle Film & Comic Con, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Panelist for “WCS and International Cosplay” alongside Aranel
Panelist for “Sewing & Patterning for Cosplay” alongside Jen Tate

2014; SunnyCon, Sunderland UK
Panelist for “Cosplay in the UK”

2014; Hyper Japan, London UK
Panelist for Cosplay/World Cosplay Summit Panelalongside Felixize & Emi-zone

2013; Play Expo, Manchester UK
Host for “How to Prepare for a Cosplay Event”

2013; AyaCon, Warwick UK
Panelist for “Competitions & International Cosplay” alongside Cosplex


2015; Japan Expo, Paris France
Bandai Namco Stage “Tales of Zestiria” Performer
Bandai Namco Stage “Festival” Performer

2014; Japan Expo, Paris France
Bandai Namco Stage “Brave Vesperia Cafe” Performer
Bandai Namco Stage “Bachelor Show” Performer


2 thoughts on “Profile

  1. Anuj Agarwal says:

    Hi Heather,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Exeliax has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Cosplay Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Cosplay Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    1. exelia says:

      Wow thank you very much! <3 What a lovely award~ I'll display it proudly!

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