I attended my first MCM London Comic Con last October, and we had such a great time that we returned this weekend for the spring expo! With a new convention came two new cosplays; my Megara cosplay, and my newly finished Margaery from Game of Thrones. Friday was our first day, and since it tends to be the quietest day I decided to take Margaery out on a test run.
For those who aren't familiar, MCM London Comic Con is a massive pop culture event where tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate the things they love, get information on new games and films, and shop from hundreds of indie brands and illustrators (along with a few bigger names!). However, what I love most is the cosplay. At events like MCM you never feel out of place in a costume! Not only is it wonderful simply spotting cosplays on the convention floor, but there are also meetups and 'masquerades' where people can take their work on stage and compete for prizes. I'm not quite at that point yet, but I feel like my costumes have already improved a fair bit since my last convention!
Being Margaery for the day was so much fun, although Game of Thrones cosplayers were scarce on the Friday since most were coming out for a big Game of Thrones meetup on Saturday. Nonetheless, I love her dress so much. The skirt swishes beautifully, and I felt so elegant and I wandered about! I received some lovely compliments, and even bumped into a few blog readers!
Since it was quite quiet on the first day we spent a lot of it simply meandering the halls, getting our bearings and deciding which souvenirs we'd be picking up! My favourite booths were Tofu Cute, Dreamy Bows, Glitterbomb and Cherry Abuku, all of which were delightfully pastel and cute! We tried not to do too much shopping, excluding some (very necessary!) Japanese sweets and some beautiful mermaid prints from Kavon Illustration that I'm going to be framing and hanging in our bathroom when we move! Last year I didn't really think to visit any illustrator stalls, however it was one of the highlights of our first day. It was quiet enough to really take our time, and there was so much talent in such a small area. We took note of a few different names for possible future commissions, and had to resist buying prints from all of them! Whilst doing some browsing, we also bumped in Jayne from Jayne Kitsch and she was every bit as beautiful and lovely as I'd always assumed!
As I've mentioned, cosplay is my favourite things about conventions! It seemed most Game of Thrones cosplayers were saving their costumes for a big meetup on Saturday (which I couldn't attend as it clashed with the Disney meet!), however I was still lucky enough to meet a handful of them! The fact that there were so few of us made it all the more special when we did meet. There were a couple of Danys, Cerseis and Oberyns, and I also found a female Jon Snow. We did spot a Khal Drogo from a distance, however fittingly enough he looked too intimidating to approach for a photo! Naturally I'm kicking myself for my cowardice now...
I have two more of these comic con posts lined up for you, so stay tuned! The past couple of days have been so wonderful that they've rivaled the magic of a Disney holiday, and we still have one day to go. If you're at MCM tomorrow, make sure to say hello!