If you've been reading up on my posts lately, you'll know that Moviepilot recently got me into London MCM Comic-Con as press. If you haven't been reading my posts lately, I'll tell you now that Moviepilot got me into London MCM Comic-Con as press. Which, yaknow, is pretty cool.
I got to do a bunch of cool stuff, thanks to the awesome people who run this site, and a summary of all the things I did can be found on my blog's page. This is one of the many posts that'll expand on exactly what I found out, and how awesome the stuff I found out was.
Besides doing cool things like wearing an awesome press badge, interviewing key members of the cast from hit CW show Arrow (keep an eye on my profile for future articles regarding that interview) and getting my picture taken next to a life-size version of the Batman: Arkham Knight bat-mobile, one of the best things about my day was the time I spent going around and chatting to a bunch of really cool cosplayers. Seriously, I met some really well-costumed dudes. My only dissapointment is that I didn't quite catch a Loki.
I've already posted a pretty big piece on how great dressing up can actually be onto my page - based on people I actually spoke to - and some of the stuff they had to say, I'll warn you, tugged at your heart every now and then. If you've got some spare time, I'd really recommend hitting up my profile and checking out that post - there's some really cool stuff in there.
Until then, though, I'm going to hand-pick a selection of the folks I met, and show you guys how amazing us "blokes" over in Great Britain are at character impersonation too.
Logan/Wolverine Leather Jacket!
This dude was a realllllyyyy swell guy. This was actually the first comic convention that I'd ever been to, and how simply nice everybody was overwhelmed me a bit! He was the first person I interviewed, and said he pulled off his spectacularly accurate look without much effort. That both shocked me and made me massively jealous. Hey ho.
The Winter Soldier!
I'd actually speculated about how bad a Winter Soldier cosplayer might look, but boy, even as I stepped in the door I was proven wrong. Although this isn't the best picture of the guy, I'll tell you now - his costume really was spectacular.
Undoubtedly, this cosplayer took the prize for best costume in my book. I saw briefly a costumed guy wearing a damaged MK 42 suit, but unfortunately he was too surrounded by other people for me to get a word in edgewise! Still though, this is a guy dressed as Iron Man, let's just appreciate that for a second.
This guy was seriously impressive not just in his costume, but in his levels of fandom. He'd collected every Wolverine comic ever published in the past 26 years and is still collecting. If you wanna know more about what this astoundingly outfitted dude had to say, hit up the more in-depth cosplay article recently published on my profile.
The Arrow & Roy Harper!
These guys weren't as visually impressive as some, but I wish I'd got a recording of their voices. The dude dressed up as Oliver Queen sounded like he'd programmed his voice from the TV series itself! The guy outfitted as pre-combat-suit Roy Harper could perfectly imitate Colton Haynes' adaptation of the character, so I felt that both of these guys deserved a special mention.
I actually got to meet the real Thea Queen, Maseo and Katana (well, the actors who play them) later on in the day for an interview with the stars, but hey, more on that in future ;)
Have you ever been threatened by the Joker's best girl? Have you ever been held to ransom during a comic convention with a baseball bat? I have, and provided it is in fact only a cosplayer threatening you, I'd recommend it. Getting to know this gal was good fun and we had a really great conversation (again, refer to my last cosplay article,) but her cosplay definitely deserves a shout-out. This cosplayer cements her place in this post for her astoundingly accurate game-based cosplay & great personality.
This guy was a great cosplayer, and a really swell guy. I'm a little annoyed, actually, I somehow managed to lose the picture I took of him mid-fight with a passing-by Batman! This dude had some really touching things to say, and got a deeper run-through in my previous cosplay article too!
So, place your bets, is this guy set to shoot me or the camera-man first? He was going for a cross of the Arkham Games' Deathstroke and the Mirakuru soldiers form Arrow, and I have to say, I reckon he pulled it off in style. Though how he managed to make it through such a crowded place with only one eye beats me.
Okay, forget this is an article about cosplay, and I can quite clearly see this as me being stood next to a real-life web-slinger. Whilst he was busy snapping some pics with other fans of his costume, I got speaking to his family, and I'll quote his wife as saying: "My husband over there, Spider-Man..." Honestly, I'm not sure if she ever quite pictured herself saying that one as a kid. Way to go, wall-crawling-cosplayer.
Batman & Catwoman!
These two people were here together, and had a really cute (and considerably geeky) love story behind them. If you wanna know more, it's all in my bigger piece! I felt as if these two did a great job of pulling off some pretty tricky cosplay - what do you think?
What's most interesting about this guy is not the fact that he's dressed insanely well, but more that he said that what he wore was created from "Bits and pieces" that were "Lying around the house." I wonder what kind of living room contains a string of sniper rifle bullets... Regardless - for home-made, this is a great costume!
This guy not only had an awesome costume, but a truly awesome and teary-eyed story to tell. I really recommend that if not for anything else, you should check out my last cosplay piece simply due to what this guy had to say... Really, I salute this fella.
Sadly, this dude wasn't wearing his amazingly well hand-crafted Bane-themed trench coat in this pic. He was there with his proffesional cosplay group Thunderstruck Cosplay, which you can see assembled below:
Well guys, that's pretty much it in terms of who I got to talk to! You decide though - which is better? UK-based cosplay or its American sibling? Take the poll, or leave your thoughts in the comments :)