19/20 November 2016
It’s been a couple of years since the gang made a trip to Birmingham NEC for Comic Con. Not that we didn’t want to, other stuff just got in the way, sadly. November 2016 however would see us return to Comic Con for all the usual fun and games.
Right from the off, the number of cosplayers seemed to be even higher than previous. There were all kinds of characters on view, and plenty of them, from every franchgise you could think of.
The most popular costume this year was undoubtedly (and unsurprisingly) Harley Quinn. Harley has always been a regular sight at conventions such as this whenever I’ve visited. Following the success of the Suicide Squad movie, there were dozens of Harleys, of all types, everywhere. Not to do any of the cosplayers a disservice – they all looked fantastic, whether they were original comic book or Margot Robbie inspired.
I tried to take as many photos as possible of the amazing costumes. Everyone had obviously gone to great trouble to create outfits that were well made and accurate.
Unfortunately I couldn’t get photos of everyone, some people just slipped by and I missed them!
Plus, as always, I appear to have had a slight technical issue – resulting in several photos that would have been very cool not turning out at all. My apologies to Storm and Walking Dead Daryl (amongst many others) – both of whom had awesome costumes, but my poor skills resulted in terrible pics!
The stalls were full of incredible paraphernalia as always. So tempting, but regrettably I’m not made of money. I saw dozens of very cool items, picked up a couple of things, left loads more. I’m still missing not buying the Elvira Funko Pop…
My Star Wars collecting has retired these days. I’m now only picking up (affordable) figures from the Original Trilogy; as I’m up to date with all that stuff there wasn’t anything to concern me.
Still, I had a good look around and thoroughly enjoyed scavenging for groovy collectables!
All in all it was another great day at the NEC. Always spectacular, a great atmosphere and loads to see. Looking forward to returning in March for more of the same!