18/19 November 2017
Here’s Part 2 of my trip to MCM Comic Con in Birmingham recently. I took plenty of photos – far too many for one blog post – which meant that a second chapter was required!
As I said last time, there were dozens and dozens of Cosplayers at this event. They covered characters from many different genres, be it superheroes, science fiction, fantasy and horror.
There were DC and Marvel characters; horror monsters and fantasy heroes; Disney Princesses and Star Wars characters. You name it, you would probably have seen a costume from it.
From well known characters to the obscure; from old classics to the latest creations, there were fantastic cosplay examples of all types. Some resembled totally authentic movie replicas and some were novel, original reinterpretations of the familiar.
All of the people that I photographed were, as always, incredibly gracious and happy to have their photo taken. My thanks to every single one of them.
These photos are a tribute to the talent and craft, research and dedication that these people put into their hobby.
Is there anything else to say about the day? Well I wish I had won the lottery, so I could spend a ton of money on all the goodies I saw. Books, comics, magazines, DVDs, toys, posters – simply too much stuff to list or discuss here.
I was lucky to pick up Grandpa Munster Funko Pop for a nice cheap price (he can keep Lily Munster company on my shelf). Unfortunately I couldn’t afford the Bride of Frankenstein Funko though – she was far too expensive.
The day was finished off nicely with the Q&A session with Anthony Daniels. If you need me to tell you who he is, what are you doing reading this blog?! I’ll tell you anyway. Anthony Daniels is, of course, the golden worry pot C-3PO in all the Star Wars movies.
Mr Daniel’s Q&A was highly entertaining, covering many stories from his experiences in a galaxy far, far away. His anecdotes were both amusing and enlightening, and his delivery kept the audience enthralled. Sheer gold.
At the end, we set off on our journey home several pounds lighter (cash wise) and having had a great day out. MCM Comic Con Birmingham is highly recommended to all. The next one is March 2018 – hopefully see you there!
The MCM Birmingham website is here.
Looks like a Part 3 might be required for this Comic Con – quite a few more pics to post. Stay tuned…