July '11 - London Film & Comic Con.
show was better than it has been in previous
years but that may be partly because I didn't
go alone this time. I went with my brother.
go in costume, instead I wore a goth/pirate
type shirt and he wore a Forbidden Planet t-shirt.
I also shaved my head bald so I was sort of
in costume but not any character in
Data from Star Trek, Brent Spiner; anime
voice actress, Mila Lee; and a woman from the
Conan movie Sandahl Bergman who doesn't seem
to have aged a day.
Batmobile was there along with The Monkees'
car. There was also the Back To The Future
Delorean and people could have their photo
taken sitting inside it, but the photographer
was very slow and taking his time with each
person. It meant that the fairly short queue
was talking a very long time. I'm not sure if
any of the cars were original or mock-ups.
were a lot of people in costume as well as a
cosplay masquerade. You had to make your own
costume to be eligable to win a prize but you
could still enter if you bought a costume
ready made. There were two women in costume
posing together on stage and when they
finished, just before they walked off, one of
them kissed the other on the cheek. There was
also another woman posing and her music ended
and she was wandering what to do next, the
host was busy with something else and the
cosplayer didn't know where to get off stage.
I also liked when they were announcing the
winners and the woman who came in third was
shocked that she was one of the winners and
had to quickly put her mask back on before
getting back on stage. She was suddenly
nervious and shaking but she wasn't before
when she was posing. There was also a man
dressed in an expensive Batman costume and
his very young daughter dressed as Jester,
they acted out a fight on stage and she
knocked him down and stood with one foot on
his chest. The audience were cheering.
watching the cosplay was comedian Andy
Hamilton. I didn't take his photo because he
wasn't there as a guest. I wonder how many
other celebrities attend events such at that,
I also wonder if any go in costume. It would
be funny if a famous celebrity walked around
dressed as Spiderman and no one would know
a Rei Ayanami wallscroll poster, lots of
Japanese sweets, post cards, comics and a
Star Trek USB memory stick. Incidentally the
memory stick had the Star Trek movie recorded
on it which I didn't know at the time.
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