ByAbigail Rehbein, writer at Creators.co

So I had the pleasure of visiting this years annual Belfast film and Comic at the Odyssey's SSE Arena in Northern Ireland Belfast. I was pleasantly surprised at how many things there were to do at this event.

Entrance to the convention which was held on the 31st of October through to the 1st of November this year
Entrance to the convention which was held on the 31st of October through to the 1st of November this year

The booking system for the convention was very simple and many people got their tickets in time, however for the few that never there's always next year!

Lovely folks queuing to get their tickets on the day!
Lovely folks queuing to get their tickets on the day!

Upon entering I was automatically greeted by staff, The smell of an open food area and eager cosplayers bustling round to take photographs and show off their hard work.

Oh no! can the doctor save us? Dalek N.I is a page ran by Ryan Wade, more photos of this extraterrestrial menace can be seen here - https://www.facebook.com/Dalek-NI-716672555086360/?fref=ts
Oh no! can the doctor save us? Dalek N.I is a page ran by Ryan Wade, more photos of this extraterrestrial menace can be seen here - https://www.facebook.com/Dalek-NI-716672555086360/?fref=ts

The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as we reached the Con floor where traders had stalls full of nerdy merchandise, many of the guests doing talks throughout the day and costume contests held on the stage located near the back of the hall.

Audience for Saturday's cosplay contest and masquerade! many lovely faces
Audience for Saturday's cosplay contest and masquerade! many lovely faces

I will admit it was hard finding my way around for the first half of the day but after a while I was able to navigate pretty nicely, it seems very crowded but when you're in the middle of it all you don't have time to worry about stuff like that! You are too thrilled to be surrounded by such wonderful people.

stalls, everything from comic books to anime merchandise!
stalls, everything from comic books to anime merchandise!

Not only where there stalls but there were sets great for photo opportunities! A wonderful touch and many people loved them!

The wonderful Andrew Adams. "Don't open, dead inside" - the iconic doors from the walking dead
The wonderful Andrew Adams. "Don't open, dead inside" - the iconic doors from the walking dead

Over all my time at the convention was amazing! But the cosplayers were definitely the cherry on the cake! even with all the amazing star guests on site these guys stole the show, amazing work and wonderful people! Willing to take photographs with children and families. Hours of dedication and stressing goes into these costumes and I'm gonna go through some of the talent that was spotted on my journey.

Lea McClenaghan makes a fantastic Norse Goddess! She puts the real Lady Sif to shame! photo by -  https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography
Lea McClenaghan makes a fantastic Norse Goddess! She puts the real Lady Sif to shame! photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography
Here we can See Andrew with two awesome cosplayers!, Taylor Dowling makes a wonderful Harley Quinn along with her pal William Bowen as Marvel's Deadpool.
Here we can See Andrew with two awesome cosplayers!, Taylor Dowling makes a wonderful Harley Quinn along with her pal William Bowen as Marvel's Deadpool.
Here we have Lee Mcquitty as Anime character Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach series
Here we have Lee Mcquitty as Anime character Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach series
This gal right here is simply fantastic! Stephanie Mcewen as Bombshell Harley!  (left) Her cosplay page is fantastic if you want to see more! https://www.facebook.com/Madhouse-Cosplay-479858125511547/ (other cosplayers unnamed)
This gal right here is simply fantastic! Stephanie Mcewen as Bombshell Harley! (left) Her cosplay page is fantastic if you want to see more! https://www.facebook.com/Madhouse-Cosplay-479858125511547/ (other cosplayers unnamed)
Yes, hello! I am the Classic Harley Quinn cosplayer in this photo, My name is Abigail Greer and my friend Joshua Roper as the Joker. My facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/backoffrichboyimarmed/
Yes, hello! I am the Classic Harley Quinn cosplayer in this photo, My name is Abigail Greer and my friend Joshua Roper as the Joker. My facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/backoffrichboyimarmed/
The wonderful Damien Mallon as Ash Williams from Evil Dead! He's one heck of a cosplayer and an amazing guy check out his cosplay page - https://www.facebook.com/AgentDeltaCosplay/?fref=ts Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
The wonderful Damien Mallon as Ash Williams from Evil Dead! He's one heck of a cosplayer and an amazing guy check out his cosplay page - https://www.facebook.com/AgentDeltaCosplay/?fref=ts Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
David McFaul as his own take on Beelzebub from tenacious D, wonderful costume and make up skills!
David McFaul as his own take on Beelzebub from tenacious D, wonderful costume and make up skills!
Met this guy at the convention, a really amazing down to earth guy! (pun not intended) Johnny Marble as Marvel's Loki Laufeyson. Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
Met this guy at the convention, a really amazing down to earth guy! (pun not intended) Johnny Marble as Marvel's Loki Laufeyson. Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
Myself on the second day of the convention as Jessica Rabbit, My second cosplay page - https://www.facebook.com/CarouselCurls
Myself on the second day of the convention as Jessica Rabbit, My second cosplay page - https://www.facebook.com/CarouselCurls
David Sinfield and Darren Tubridy! wonderful cosplayers and lovely people.
David Sinfield and Darren Tubridy! wonderful cosplayers and lovely people.
The beautiful Megan Mclaughlin as Belle, Her dress handmade by herself she won first place in the Masquerade on the Sunday of the convention. Amazing work! Her cosplay page to view more of her work! -  https://www.facebook.com/VeggieFiendCosplay Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
The beautiful Megan Mclaughlin as Belle, Her dress handmade by herself she won first place in the Masquerade on the Sunday of the convention. Amazing work! Her cosplay page to view more of her work! - https://www.facebook.com/VeggieFiendCosplay Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
Mark Hughes as Rick Sanchez from the hit Adult Swim show, Rick and Morty! also appearing on King of the nerds this guy is very friendly and an amazing cosplayer!
Mark Hughes as Rick Sanchez from the hit Adult Swim show, Rick and Morty! also appearing on King of the nerds this guy is very friendly and an amazing cosplayer!
A huge group of cosplayers from the anime series One piece! (from left to right) Captain Aaron, Bochao Chen, Michael Walsh, Natasha Sazenski, Sapphire Milligan, Matthew Denvir and Ciara Campbell all put hard work into their costumes. Great job! Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
A huge group of cosplayers from the anime series One piece! (from left to right) Captain Aaron, Bochao Chen, Michael Walsh, Natasha Sazenski, Sapphire Milligan, Matthew Denvir and Ciara Campbell all put hard work into their costumes. Great job! Photo by - https://www.facebook.com/GilesGPhotography/?fref=ts
Donald Manning as Morpheus, amazing work! to see more by him here is his page! https://www.facebook.com/tokencosplays
Donald Manning as Morpheus, amazing work! to see more by him here is his page! https://www.facebook.com/tokencosplays
Matthew Denvir as Crocodile from anime series 'One piece', amazing work and a fantastic guy!
Matthew Denvir as Crocodile from anime series 'One piece', amazing work and a fantastic guy!
Amy Donaghey and Naomi Harley as Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn! their cosplay pages -  https://www.facebook.com/botanicalbeautycosplay and https://www.facebook.com/belfastharleyquinn Wonderful you guys!
Amy Donaghey and Naomi Harley as Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn! their cosplay pages - https://www.facebook.com/botanicalbeautycosplay and https://www.facebook.com/belfastharleyquinn Wonderful you guys!
Paula Harley as Ciel Phantomhive from anime series 'Black Butler' (Kuroshitsuji) wonderful work! I loved the touch with the mask !
Paula Harley as Ciel Phantomhive from anime series 'Black Butler' (Kuroshitsuji) wonderful work! I loved the touch with the mask !
Twins Nicole and Alana Bloomer as Annie and Levi from Anime series 'Attack on Titan' with Ethan Mcknight as Spiderman. Amazing costumes! Their cosplay page - https://www.facebook.com/CrazyCosplayers
Twins Nicole and Alana Bloomer as Annie and Levi from Anime series 'Attack on Titan' with Ethan Mcknight as Spiderman. Amazing costumes! Their cosplay page - https://www.facebook.com/CrazyCosplayers

I am psyched for next year and cannot wait to see everyone again! I have made a lot of friends as did many people! Roll on 2016!

All photographs (unless stated otherwise) were provided by the amazing Andrew Adams show! Please check out his page and show him support! https://www.facebook.com/AndrewAdamsShow/?fref=ts

To watch my Vlog of the Convention see below (warning - may be cursing)

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