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Thursday, October 30, 2014

MCM Comicon Oct 2014 - the Report

So I only went for the saturday. This was first time at mcm comicon. I had been to a few events at the excel before so I knew the route was a easy one. I have to say it was much more organised than LFCC on the queuing front. Clear signs, high up so you could see them and pleanty of stewards spread out telling you where to go and what queue to join. I was however a little dissapointed by the choice of talks and number/choice of guests which to be honest didn't interest me.
We got there at just after 10am and the crowds moved steady, until you got inside where it suddenly all sped up. It was actually a good chance to see cosplays as people passed back and forward.

Once we picked up out wristbans and got in the main area we headed stright into the first 'hall'. There was stalls further than the eye could see and that was just one of two halls. I plan of action was needed, working theough them systematically. We got a few people ask for photo's on the way which was great.
Had a nice conversation with a steampunk comicbook artist. I'm not a comic fan but her stuff wasn't all scantily clad females and blokes with guns which is usual comic fayre. It was actually something I would read.
There was also a stall selling little steampunk novelties...I couldn't resist buying the 'emergency teabags'.

But it was soon lunchtime and my feet were aching so much so stopped at a stand for tea and lunch.
There was a lot on the stalls to tempt you, I had a very limited budget so I couldn't buy all I liked. There was a stand doing professional photo's so I thought I'd get a proper photo while my cosplay was still pristine.
There was a Steampunk area. It was quite compact so I had to be careful not to clear the tables with my bustle.
 There was some nice outfits on show as well as steampunked memorabelia.

 My fave outfit was the 7th doctor version.

It took a little while to start to pluck up the courage to ask others for photo's. But once we got outside there was more space to stop and take photo's.
 The place was packed. People sitting in every available space.
 Milling around and stopping to ask for photo's.
 I even got a few photo's I liked of myself which is very rare. There was a Doctor Who photoshoot and as I was in my femme 8th doctor outfit I joined in the classic's line up.
 There's was nearly a full line up..

who shrunk the TARDIS?

 There was even a Missy cosplayer already.
And Captain Jack was having his usual effect on the doctor's companions it seems. lol!
It was nice to meet and chat with the other doctor who cosplayers. There was even two other femme doctors.

I cut off my head because although this is good photo of the outfit...my wig had slipped out of postion and just looked silly. How do you keep wigs in place all day? It started off ok but even with a million pins and a wig cap it moved. I wonder if it was because the weight of the hair was all at the back and a more balanced distribution would balance it more.

1 comment:

  1. Ah wigs. First, I use a wig cap. It adds more grip. But I also use these clips: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-50pcs-28-32mm-Hair-Extension-Snap-Clips-Wig-Weft-4Colours-/131089851084?pt=UK_Women_s_Wigs&var=&hash=item642d842ba6 Usually 3 clips are enough (1 forehead, 2 x 1 temples), but for heavier wigs like my Tauriel & Elsa wigs (and soon my Poison Ivy wig!), I'm using at least 5 clips. And they stay put all day.