Wow, yesterday was insane. But I’m getting ahead of myself. As Hibiscus mentioned in her post yesterday, we went to MCM Expo, at the Excel centre in London this weekend. It was our first Expo, and only our second big cosplaying event. We opted to represent for the Essex Ghostbusters on the Saturday, in spite of the folly of wearing a black flightsuit/dress in the somewhat toasty weather we’ve been enjoying of late. The costumes were well received by those that recognised them, and we got to meet one of our colleagues from the UK Ghostbusters (*wave to Rob*). It was a good day (in spite of the sweating), but the lack of information as to what was happening when/where, the heaving crowds, and the expense of just about everything (£4.50 for a six-inch Subway!) meant the Hibiscus decided not to return on the Sunday. My friend Darren and I decided to tough it out, purely because we were wearing our Assassin’s Creed costumes on the Sunday, and we do so love those outfits!
Good Gods are we glad we went back for the second day!
I’m fairly used to being asked for photos when I’m in costume after doing some events in our local shopping centre as a Stormtrooper, but I was totally unprepared for the number of times we’d be asked to pose yesterday! We were stopped at least a hundred times, and often were stuck in the same place for ten minutes or more as people queued up to take photos/have their photo taken with us! I felt like some kind of celebrity, and it was awesome!
We also met some pretty amazing people, although we only actually exchanged contact details with one (*wave to Em*) because we’re idiots, and saw some stunning costumes. We had at least one professional photographer shoot a set with us (which was incredibly flattering), and we’ll be sharing the photo’s with you once they’re uploaded. In the meantime, here’s a few that we snapped ourselves, or borrowed from others! Oh, and apologies for the lack of photo’s – as usual, I was bloody useless with taking pictures. Too busy posing myself!
We’re now really looking forward to October’s Expo – we’ll definitely be busting out the Assassin’s Creed costumes again, and maybe even getting Hibiscus into one this time….