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MCM Expo 2013

Rooney and I had been looking forward to Expo for months and now sadly it is over 😦 but we had a fantastic time and here is a brief blog about what we got up to.

On the Friday Rooney and I wore our Jedi outfits as we knew that these would be the least popular of all of our costumes and decided to spend the first day mostly spending money at all of the lovely stalls. We were stopped for a few photographs but were mostly able to focus on looking around and seeing what there was in the arena, so we made a good decision on that one. It was a really nice day, quite chilled and after a few hours we headed back home with bags of shopping and spent the rest of the day preparing for day two.

The second day was absolutely crazy, Rooney wore his red spartan armor from Halo while our friend Darren wore his blue spartan armor. The boys have spent months and months on these and they looked incredible. Rooney managed to spare enough time to put together a marine costume for me to wear which looked great and also was surprisingly comfortable. The costumes were really popular and we had so many photos taken it was unbelievable. We met our costuming group for the first time Halo Cosplay Uk (https://www.facebook.com/HaloCosplayUk?fref=ts), the guys looked great and were all amazing people. As soon as I met them I felt like I had known them for years. Also on the second day we had an interview by Queens of Winn (www.queensofwinn.com) which was great fun and it was nice to see the full video and the other interviews. Rooney and Darren entered the masquerade, they did really well and it also gave me a chance to see the other costumes and performances while the boys where busy. Also while they were busy preparing for the masquerade I managed to sneak away to watch the Primeval panel.

On the final day I wore my Hit Girl costume while Rooney and Darren were Assassins again, it was the first time I have done a costume on my own which was strange but really fun. I had a few photos on my own which was quite daunting for me but I really enjoyed it.

Now it is all over I can’t wait for the next Expo in October, by then my Hit Girl costume will be improved and will hopefully look a lot better and Halo Cosplay Uk will meet again.

Until then…

My MCM, London 2012

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!

Thane Krios cosplay, complete with Black Widow sniper rifle!

Darren as Ezio, and our new friend Em as Fem-Ezio

Me as Altair from Assassin’s Creed, tangling with the Batman

Darren as Ezio from Assassin’s Creed 2, also facing off against Batman

Hibiscus and I in our EssexGB garb. Note my cheesy photo face. Snapped by our own Richi Crypt

Altair, Ezio, and fem-Ezio, courtesy of a snapper on Facebook (if it was you let us know and we’ll credit you!)

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….

MCM Expo

I attended my first MCM Expo yesterday with Rooney and our friend Darren. Rooney and I were in our Essex Ghostbuster gear while Darren was doing his Hunter from Left 4 Dead costume. It was such a hot day so I’m glad my costume is a dress (until I find a small enough flight suit). So even with the belt and proton pack it still wasn’t too bad.

It was mostly what I expected it to be and I got to see the stalls that I wanted to see and bought a few bits and bobs and posed for some photos but all in all it wasn’t amazing. It was a nice day and it was nice to see Michael who we met at Kitacon, he was wearing his Star Trek costume. We also saw a few other people from Harlow who had turned up to do a bit of shopping.

My only complaint really is that there didn’t seem to be enough bits to say where things were and who was appearing. I kind of stumbled across one of the magazines with the rota in (mainly because I was diving out of the way of some excited people rushing past) and found two print outs of the rota on the wall. But other than that it was good and there was a steady flow of people so there wasn’t too many points where we got stuck. Some of the costumes where incredible as well, I love seeing everyone elses creations and props.

The boys went back today in their Assasin Creed costumes but I decided not to go, I saw everything I wanted to see yesterday. It would be different if I had more costumes but until then I’ve only got my Ghostbusters uniform.

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