'13 - MCM Expo.
attended the MCM Expo today in London. I went
with my brother and we dressed in steampunk
style of clothing. There were a lot of other
steampunks too as well as masses of
cosplayers. I was surprised however by the
lack of Lara Croft cosplay, there are usually
quite a few Laras around but I only saw one
dressed as Lara from the new Tomb Radier game,
and another dressed as an Angelina Jolie Lara.
weren't as many celebrities as there usually
is but Camilla Luddington was there who
played Lara in the new Tomb Raider game. She
was really nice and chatty. What surprised me
the most about her was her accent. She
certainly doesn't have the same British
accent that she does in the game.
of the stands there was a book signing and it
wasn't until I was looking at the book that I
realised it was Robert Lewelling from Red
Dwarf. It's strange to see celebrities
selling items directly.
also tempted to meet Levi from the
Babestation TV channel. But as I approached I
noticed there was a no photos sign, which was
odd as she wasn't doing seperate photos in
the celebrity photo area either.
annoyance was the prices of items on the
stalls. I was tempted to purchase an Alf
teddy bear second hand but the woman at the
stall said it was £25. It was probably less
than half that price brand new. It wasn't
even very big either.
point, on a different stand, a girl in
cosplay bought an item and they put it in a
bag for her and said £40. She responded by
saying she expected it to be cheaper and
simply handed the bag back to them and walked
A lot of
the stalls intentionally don't display prices
in the hope they can catch people out. I was
caught when I paid £15 for a comic simply
because I wasn't concentrating among the
crowd of customers at that stand. The comic
in reality is worth about £5 in my opinion.
thing I did get cheap however was a booket
containing ten anime postcards, it cost me £1.
the cosplayers wore amazing costumes. There
were three Doctor Whos and a Captain Jack
walking around together. There was an alien,
there were quite a few Spidermen and a Dr
Octopuss. There were far too many for me to
list actually but some of them must have took
an incredible amout of time to put together.
There were two women dressed as Nariko and
Kai from Heavenly Sword, they looked amazing.
Heavenly Sword cosplayers.
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