Wednesday, 30 April 2014

preparing for MCM Manchester Comic Con

Today is payday which means I went and spent most of my salary on cosplay for the Manchester Comic Con!

Me and friend B decided way back in February we were going to a Comic Con this year and that we were going to cosplay on both days, and I am happy to say that B also jumped at the chance and we bought our weekend tickets there and then!

The convention isn't until the weekend of 19-20 July (taking place at Manchester Central - details can be found on their website) but with almost all cosplay 'stuff' being sourced from countries like China we thought it best to order as early as possible to give plenty of time for mistakes, returns, confusion and so on without the drama!

I'm going for one day as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, wearing a costume I made myself for an American Theme leaving party for D & E who left to live in San Francisco earlier this year - so sad to see them go but me and all the girls got to dress up as Disney Princesses which was a wonderful way to say goodbye!
Here I am in my costume along with E who is Aerial from the The Little Mermaid - we were being rather hipster in this picture but I LOVE it as I love her (and miss her dearly!!) I'm planning on improving the outfit slightly to make the skirt fit better before July but at least it is made already!
expect a better picture when we go to comic con!

On the other day I am very excited to be dressing up as Lightning Farron from Final Fantasy XIII - one of my favourite games of all time - after Kingdom Hearts/2/Birth By Sleep of course where my heart truly lies (but I don't like Kairi at all and would never dress up as her).

Lightning is one of my favourite game characters
I have just ordered this costume from Ebay and the price is a little steep but I really want to cosplay properly and have budgeted for the cost (phew).

I have also ordered (what I hope will be) a beautiful pink wig to do the job 100%! Luckily I already have some tall brown boots and don't need to buy those! I can't wait to practice my hair and make-up and show you guys!

B is going as Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII - but you already knew that, right?!) one day and 'Hollywood Hulk Hogan' for the other - we decided to wear costumes we already have for one of the days to cut down on costs - but we are going to look awesome all weekend!

Friend B is going as Rapunzel from Tangled the same day I go as Belle, and as Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones for the other day - she is going to look beautiful and I am sure she will let me show you pictures come July!

Are any of you going to a Comic Con? Or have you cosplayed before? This is my first time and I am so excited! Any hints do throw them my way!!!


  1. I am sooooooooo jealous! I have always wanted to go to a Comic Con. Next year... I can't wait to see all the photos! x

    1. I'm really excited - I'll be sure to tell you if it was worth it or not! (best had be :p)