Happy Halloween everyone! Between spending a few days in Cornwall visiting family and heading to London for MCM London Comic Con, it's been an fun-filled couple of weeks. Whilst in Cornwall we meandered around seaside towns and picked our own apples and sweetcorn at a beautiful little farm, then in stark contrast MCM was spent tackling giant crowds and busy halls (which isn't to say it wasn't a whole lot of fun!). MCM was especially lovely this time around as we spent most of our time socialising with new friends who love the culture every bit as much as we do! Walking around as a big group of Disney characters, interacting with young and old fans alike, was simply magical.
My favourite costume of the week was my Aurora dress inspired by Traci Hines. I wore it on Friday and Sunday, and despite feeling thoroughly princessy it was still fairly comfortable. In the end about fifty hours work went into this dress - a little less time than I ultimately invested in my Belle dress, but then it isn't quite as elaborate. I styled the wig using one full wig and one half wig from my friends over at Annabelle's Wigs, and bought the crown and necklace from Perfect Tommy Automail on Etsy. They really make the outfit!
I've never felt so much like a character whilst in costume, however with Aurora I couldn't help but twirl and sing despite the hot, hectic conventions halls! Whilst taking a breather outside one morning I was stopped by Robert John Parker Photography for a couple of quick photos. He takes some of my favourite cosplay photos so I was incredibly excited to see how they came out! Needless to say, they're among my favourite photos from the weekend. It's well worth following him on Facebook! I have more candid photos from the weekend coming up, but for now take a peek at my cosplay page and try to spot Aurora in these cosplay music videos (bibbidy, bobbidy, boo!)!