So, firstly, apologies that this is late: I’ve been abit busy and had honestly forgotten about writing this up! Anyway, at the end of May, I did my annual trip to MCM London Comic Con which takes places at London ExCel Centre.
I always go all three days and this year was no exception, although I only did two cosplays this year: a Little Sister (Bioshock) and Crash Bandicoot.
Little Sister with the Big Daddy doll and Crash Bandicoot with a Wumpa Fruit. Crash Bandicoot photo taken by Ry-Spirit.
So firstly, I’m going to be typically British and say this: WHY IS IT SO BOILING EVERY MAY COMIC CON?! It was so hot! Thankfully there was air conditioning in the venue, so it wasn’t too bad…but I definitely roasted in the Crash cosplay haha!
As I’m writing this a couple of weeks later, this might be a bit of a rambling mess as I can’t remember what happened within each day, but I do remember the whole weekend as a whole (if that makes sense).
One of the main reasons I attend MCM Comic Con is for the cosplay and I saw some pretty cool ones this year. Unfortunately, not as many as in previous years, but they were still pretty cool, and made me really happy when I saw them.
Top L-R: Starlord (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lego Batman, Samus (Metroid), Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service), Spyro (Spyro the Dragon), Owen and Claire (Jurassic World), Circus Baby (FNaF: Sister Location), Ant Man. Bottom L-R: Darth Vader and Sith Lord Jar Jar Binks, Deadmau5, Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Spiderman, Funtime Foxy (FNaF: Sister Location), Coraline, Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ballerina (Cabin in the Woods).
I will say that one cosplay, on the Saturday, pretty much made my day though and that was seeing someone cosplaying as Coco Bandicoot while I was cosplaying Crash. She walked past me as I was sitting down and, when I saw her, I ran towards her and apologized for not getting her the laptop battery (for those who don’t know, that’s a reference to Crash 2: Crash’s adventure basically starts because Coco tells him to get her a new battery for her laptop). She seemed really happy to see me, saying that she hadn’t seen a Crash Bandicoot cosplay yet and that no one had recognized her.
Crash and Coco Bandicoot reunite!!
I also attended a few panels at MCM. I had quite a big schedule for this year but, due to me socializing, I missed quite a few of them. The first panel I did go to was Universal’s panel on Friday, where they showed the trailers for Atomic Blonde, The Mummy and Despicable Me 3. At the end, they held a karoake-style competition, where you had to sing along with a minion clip…yes, I did get involved…and yes, I did mess it up! To be fair though, the clip we had to try and sing to was this:
The sing-along is from 0:00-1:08….Now do you understand why I didn’t do well? It was fun though and I was given a few items for taking part:
The other panel I attended was the Power Rangers panel, which featured the original Power Rangers(!). I grew up with the Power Rangers, so this panel was amazing for me.
Unfortunately I was too star-struck to ask them a question, but the question I would’ve asked them is: if you could choose any Zord, what one would you choose to have?
The last panel I went to was on Sunday and was the Troma panel. This was a lot of fun and consisted of showing trailers for their upcoming films (Return of the Return of Nuke ‘Em High and Essex Space Bin) and a Q&A. I also got to meet Troma CEO Lloyd Kauffman and I was very star-struck, but he was wonderful and it was a pleasure to meet him 😀
And, just to finish off the article: my Comic Con purchases!
-Ry-Spirit. He drew the awesome Crash/Indiana Jones print that’s above. I spoke to him a couple of times during the convention, and still keep in contact with him. If you want to check out more of his artwork, his Deviant Art page is: http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/
-Paul Elder is someone who I met up with during the convention and he also has a page called ‘Paul Elder Designs’. He makes amazing props from TV shows and films. If you want to check out his work, his website is here: http://www.paulelderdesign.com/