MCM Comic Con – Nov 2014 – Cosplay

So here’s the first of three posts dedicated to MCM Comic Con at Birmingham NEC. I went on the Sunday so got to see Q&A sessions with RJ Mitte, Colin Ford and Cary Elwes. I admit the last two were just from the side because I was busy doing other things but it was great to see the show has become even bigger this year and that there were a lot more bone fide celebs in attendance. The NEC was very busy with at least two other big shows taking place – a motorbike show and a Christmas Gift Fair.

I will post separately about the Q&A’s and Star Wars stuff – of which there was plenty. This post is dedicated to the cosplayers. Thank you for letting me take your photos. I hope you approve. If not let me know and I will remove them off this post.

 

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First Hellboy I’ve seen

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Nice to see a few ‘crews’ knocking about this year. I don’t really know a lot of the costumes, so apologies.

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Saw a lot of Harley Quinns, Poison Ivy’s and Assassin’s Creed peeps this year. As always (apart from Star Wars stuff) I tend towards those people who appear to have made their own costumes or are a little bit quirkier than normal. Stupid comment number one given that most cosplayers would be regarded as ‘quirky’ by most…

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I am assuming this was in honour of “Iron Sky” perhaps the silliest Nazi film of all time.

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Never seen Merida from “Brave” before so kudos to you.

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Another Disney classic.

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This is the sort of thing most people who randomly come across this post from doing a search on the internet are probably after. I’m not sure I wholly approve, but then who am I trying to kid?

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Another first – Jay and Silent Bob-tastic!

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Mary Poppins? Not sure, but they deserve a vignette.

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Lots of Batman people as well, but no convincing Banes.

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“You’re all going to die down here!”. His business is life itself.

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Smile you’re on candid camera.

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Thanks for smiling. No really… thanks. Take a look at some previous year’s photos to see how grumpy some people can look.

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Brilliant make up. Odd sign. I’m probably missing something, but it was cool anyway.

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That old cosplay conundrum (needs solving) what to do with your bags…?

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My camera decided to go all fluffy on this one. They are arms. Almost the oddest costume in the room.

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This year’s winners for my favourite costume(s) award go to this trio inspired by Game of Thrones I assume.

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Relatively normal in comparison. Should I have done a vignette? Maybe…

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Sadly my friend decided to start photo-bombing…

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Didn’t get one. Didn’t ask.

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I’m beginning to think that I should take the time to ask people what their characters are. “Bloke from work” seems too obvious.

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It’s a kind of magic.

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obviously promoting “Goldfinger”. Not sure this counts as Cosplay, but I don’t care. I get to tag ‘Bond’ on the post he he…

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Aye up! it’s that bloke out of that “Borderlands” game(s) innit. Arekkusu Cosplay no less.

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Looks like they had a whale of a time…

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Borderline on my Siggy/self-imposed age rule, but I like the frilly cuffs and the lacework. Sue me.

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Spotted the hats and the ears in the queue to get in and eventually hunted the wabbit down. only just noticed the fluffy feet – odd!

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Mortal Combat!?

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Ah. Now what did I say about smiling? Thanks fairy person…

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Hurrah one I know! Cloud and Aerith from Final Fantasy VII. Aerith’s hair was the bomb, but I managed to completely miss capturing it in this photo because of the angle. Also note photo-bomber again…

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I know I should know this chap, but I don’t. His buddy was in the toilets so didn’t get to appear. This is perhaps the only image I haven’t fiddled with in some way; it came out looking splendid.

 

There were so many wicked costumes this time around, but it was also very busy so I had to be choosey. Hopefully my pictures are fairly representative of the crowd there on Sunday. Star Wars pictures are separate and I dissed off anyone dressed as Poison Ivy or an Assassin on some principle I have now forgotten… A shout out to 007magazine, Arekkusu Cosplay, Kismet Cosplay, no-Limit-Cosplay, Lonely Red Planet, Zagone Studios and the mostly harmless Barry Bulsara (more on Barry in the Star Wars post if I remember…). 

 

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