MCM London – October 2016

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October 28th-30th – the weekend where thousands of people flocked to London to celebrate everything from games to comics to costumes and more! And with good reason too: it was pretty darn awesome. In the past I’ve been to the London MCM for just a day, which was split between a lot of time travelling and usually being crushed in the Saturday crowds while trying to do my shopping. This year is the first time I’ve been in London for the whole weekend, and it was pretty awesome!

As far as costumes went, I wore Zatanna for the Friday and Supergirl made an appearance on both the Saturday and the Sunday (that’s how well she went with people!) I managed to rework my SG cape in time for the weekend, which made it all the more epic (and swooshy, as we decided!) It was a great weekend for pictures too, with quite a few being taken and a pretty epic Deadpool buddy, and fantastic for catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The weekend itself was certainly an experience, having never been in London for more than half a day before, but it’s one that I’m eager to repeat. Roll on the next expo!

So to celebrate this epic weekend, here’s a few pictures that I particularly love (along with my shiny new Facebook cosplay page, where I intend to spam many more!)

Oh, did I also mention that I got to meet Michael Rowe? ;p

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AWildZippy/ (please give it a like!)

A Little Costume Positivity

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Cosplay has really exploded these past few years. Famous people do it, people have made professional careers out of it and there are some people who literally just make costumes or props, which is awesome! Sadly a lot of people, either with less skill or people who are simply new to making costumes, get deflated with their early attempts when compared to these professionals, or more experienced cosplayers. Got to admit that I’m guilty of this: my Facebook is full of cosplay groups with epic costumes, my Instagram shows awesome armour builds and weapons and even Pinterest has started throwing “make better costume” pages at me on a regular basis, which leaves me feeling a little crummy about my own costumes. This leads to the inevitable scrapping of ideas, pushing them back in the hope that I’ll magically learn that skill or asking people on a frequent basis how my costume looks (or, rather, how I look in it, which is the big worry). Sorry bout that friends!

This is why articles like this fill me with small, fuzzy feelings, because all the good cosplayers had to start somewhere: http://www.sharemycosplay.com/2016/10/19/share-my-cosplay-everyone-starts-somewhere/

It’s pretty much common sense that everyone starts somewhere, no matter what you’re doing, but when you see more good pictures than bad it’s kind of hard not to feel a little self-doubt.

On the plus side, pretty much anything I make from this point on will be better than the first costume I ever wore to a Comic Con, which is honestly an insult to the lady I went as….

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to figure out how to wear wigs properly and get ready for London MCM in 10 DAYS!!! (50% hype, 50% terror I think).