MCM Comic Con 2017 in pictures Mon, May 29, 2017
MCM Comic Con 2017: Best cosplays in pictures
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MCM London Comic Con is the biggest geek and pop-culture event hosted in the UK, with this year's first event held between Friday May 26 and Sunday May 28.
More than 100,000 people attended this year, with many of them wearing intricate hand made costumes of their favourite comic book and videogame characters.
Fans who arrive in costume are known in the geek community as cosplayers.
As a sign of love and appreciation for their favourite shows and characters, they will dedicate big portions of their time to painstakingly recreate their costumes.
Because they usually spend a lot of effort and money on their costumes, they will gladly pose for photos while sharing their tips and secrets to good cosplay.
Jemma Wadhams, 29, who cosplayed as the Yellow Power Ranger said her costume was put together herself.
“The costume was sourced from various sellers and put together,” she said. “There are multiple creators out there who make the suits, cuffs, belt, etc.”
MCM Comic Con: Jemma Wadhams cosplayed as the Yellow Power Ranger
She added: “The reaction from others was very positive, particularly the children who recognised the characters portrayed and wanted pictures [and] high fives.
The reaction from others was very positive, particularly the children who recognised the characters portrayed and wanted pictures [and] high fives
Jemma Wadhams, Cosplayer
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“It makes cosplay worth it.”
Jemma has not decided yet if she will be attending the next convention, but admitted that she most likely will.
The original Comic Con began in 1970 in San Diego, in the US. SDCC is now holy grail of cosplayers and comic book fans arounf the globe.
Since its humble beginnings, the comic book convention quickly grew in size and began to encompass more than just comics – video games, anime, manga and everything that is part of geek culture.
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Comic Con is now a staple of pop-culture with people flooding from across the world to meet comic book writers, artists and actors.
MCM London Comic Con is one of the biggest of the conventions held outside of the US and has partner conventions held in Manchester, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
One of the highlights of this year was a large group of Rick and Morty cosplayers – dressed as the duo from Adult Swim’s hit animated humour cartoon.
Similarly dozens of fans of Dragon Ball posed outside the ExCel centre for group photographs and role-playing fun.
The odd Deadpool was also spotted mischievously running around, or having a dance-off with a fellow Deadpool cosplayer.
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MCM Comic Con: A cosplayer in Spartan armour from the Halo games
But Comic Con’s are also home to dozens of comic book and art exhibitors, as well as meet and greets with celebrities.
Star Wars Rogue One actor and action hero Donnie Yen visited the convention this year to pose with his fans for photographs.
Riverdale fans were enthralled as Archie Andrews actor, Keneti “KJ” Apa, arrived on the floor for a live interview about the hit Netflix series before posing for photos.
David Yost and Walter Jones, the original Blue and Black Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, were also on hand to sign autographs for their die hard fans.
MCM Comic Con: Overwatch cosplayers outside the ExCel Centre
MCM Comic Con: Mr Meeseks cosplayer from the Rick and Morty series
MCM Comic Con: Two Deadpool cosplayers having a dance-off
Hardcore gaming enthusiasts were also not left out, with Comic Con’s very own e-sports tournament where Hearthstone fans battled it out at the convention.
Various indie game developers also had stalls set up for visitors to try out their games and Sony was showcasing the latest in its Virtual Reality headsets.
And even as temperatures over the weekend rose to nearly 30 degrees, the Comic Con attendees bravely powered through the heatwave.
The next MCM London Comic Con will take place at the end of October in just a few months.