August '17 - The London Film & Comic Con
Sunday I attended the London Film & Comic
Con with my brother. I was cosplaying as Lara
Croft and he was dressed as The Bride from
Kill Bill. We were very late on account that
there was a cycling event taking place in
London at the same time causing a lot of
bridge closures. It would have been good to
have had more time as it's such a large event.
The cake stall had already run out when we
arrived at 2.30 or so in the afternoon.
previous event we both cosplayed as Star Trek
characters and were very popular with people
stopping and asking to have a photo taken
with us, but that paled into insignificance
compared to this time. It seems guys dressed
as female characters are hugely popular and
we were constantly asked for posed photos and
selfies. Sarah Douglas (from Superman 2) even
wolf whistled us.
take many photos myself because we were
hurrying to see as much as possible and we
also wanted to buy a lot of stuff. I wanted
to get some anime DVDs but there didn't
appear to be a specific stall that sold any.
I did manage to get a lot of Japanese sweet
though with was nice.
an author named Laura Morgan and had a chat
about her books and I mentioned I was also a
keen author. She left a message in the book I
purchased along with her autograph saying 'good
luck with your stories.' The book I bought is
called Embracing The Darkness. I'm a fast
reader but alas I have yet to begin reading
it as I'm still partially through another
bought an art book about fairies and a metal
poster of a fairy. A lot of modern depictions
of fairies tend to be goth women with wings
but the art book varies greatly in its
content. I also had it signed by both the
artists whose pictures it depicts.
brother bought a Elsa (from Frozen) children's
dress which was a bargain for £5. In fact
there were a lot of similar dresses on that
stall for a similar price. Often prices at
conventions are expensive (£25 for a Hello
Kitty mug, £30 for a hentai comic for
example), yet unusually that stall was full
of bargains. He was even given a free
Spiderman pencil set.
of us got any celebrity autographs this year.
I was intending to get Tia Carrere's but she
cancelled a few weeks before the event. We
were also keeping our spending to a minimum.
sure what we'll cosplay as next time. I may
go as Lara again but I'm not sure.
I cosplayed as Lara Croft.
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