Well, it's that time of year again (perhaps slightly delayed), but as promised in my last post, here is one of my favourite posts to write every year; our weekend at Manchester MCM Comic Con.
As usual, this post doesn't require much thought - it was a blast! And even more so, (self plug coming) because I made the costumes myself and they turned out pretty splendidly. Or so I hope you will agree. Below you can see Ben in the same ensemble that he wore to Star Wars Celebration (I might have insisted that he wear it more than one day). And, as mentioned in my Baby Glaceon post, here I am in my 'human form' kimono (inspired by this) with ears, wig and Glaceon herself in my hand.
This year, Sophie (she of the infamous constantly-mentioned-thank-you-for-your-patience cardigan) came with us on the Sunday, dressed as Mad Alice from the video game. She was suitably scared of Ben, who looks remarkably unimpressed with the whole situation (he is just so into character! I'm pretty sure he had a good weekend too.)
Dark Magician Girl from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card game was probably my favourite, as she also happens to be my favourite card! I asked for this picture on the Sunday afternoon so the lady dressed up was a little bored I think (I believe she was working on the Yu-Gi-Oh! stand rather than attending the con and so had probably been stopped so very many times).
You can never go wrong with a Disney Princess cosplay, as indeed I went in one myself to the first comic con we attended (Belle's everyday wear, rather than the ball gown). That also happened to be a costume I made myself, but I could totally improve on that now ... Belle and Aurora, and the gowns were really splendid to view at the convention.
I love when I ask someone for a picture, and they pose in character. I would like to think I could do that, but I am not confident enough quite to feel I would be loyal to the character. But then again I do like to smile in the pictures which is a pose in itself. That's the great thing about cosplay though - the costume, and the atmosphere, gives you so much more confidence than you realise, so that any other day I don't like having my picture taken, but it's almost a game to see who can have their picture taken the most. And the smiles and costumes just really egg you on and everything is so enjoyable.
This was the funniest cosplay of the weekend - Deadpool Trump. Please, USA, please please please make the right choice come November .... I mean, if it was Deadpool there is no contest, but it isn't. So it's not.
Well, as ever MCM Comic Con was absolutely splendid and I am only sorry I have to wait so long in between the conventions!! I am really eager to go back to London, and try the October con one year, but that will probably have to wait a little while now. This last week we moved into our rented house, and good gracious I have just been so busy! We also most likely won't have internet until the end of the month now, due to a mix up with the order :'( so I've popped back to dad's this weekend to get some posts prepared so I don't leave you lovely people wanting :)