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London Comic Con 2017!

Photo heavy post here guys! Comic Con was amazing, I had such a great time. I’m not quite sure where to begin. There were so many people, some that had come down from places like Scotland for it which is insane, that’s so far! I only went for the Saturday as I was working Friday and I wasn’t sure about going both days.

I suppose I’ll start by talking about the cosplays as, for me, they are the best things about it.

I love fancy dress and dressing up so being able to go to a huge convention where loads of people have put so much effort into their costumes is brilliant. I went as Link from Legend of Zelda, originally it was meant to be Link from Twilight Princess, it ended up more being inspired by that version though and after I had the main elements of it down I went for a more ‘weathered’ look. My dad made me an AWESOME scabbard for my sword which made me think about looking a bit more rough (if anyone likes the look and fancies their own leather armor goods then he would appreciate the business, get in touch!), I jazzed myself up with some hair beads (I was NOT wearing a wig after my previous Zelda wig mistake in 2015 – live and learn I suppose) and had some darker make up, still wouldn’t call it ‘rough’ but I think I looked pretty good. What do you think?

Link Front2

Link behind

I’ll throw in an action shot too for fun!

Link action shot

There was even a Legend of Zelda meet up and we all had a photo shoot which was awesome but unfortunately I don’t have all the pictures from that yet.

As you can see from a couple of those pictures the weather was lovely and, for once unfortunately, very hot – it was about 28Β° (or if you’re American 82Β°ish) and for the UK that’s enough to convince us that the sun is falling. I was feeling rather toasty in my leggings and boots but nowhere near as hot as my boyfriend who went dressed as Deadpool, he was boiling.

That’s us done so here’s a little slideshow of some of the other great cosplays we saw:

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While there were a lot of games to try and big gaming industry names like Playstation, Nintendo and Rising Star games there were so many people and queues that we only got to try a few games out. I put a bottle of milk in a basket in Harvest Moon, then took it out again, then put it back in and clicked on some eggs. That was fun… No idea what I was supposed to be doing with that. In Cooking Mama I had to time my icing sugar sprinkling so that I didn’t sprinkle it while wind was blowing through my virtual kitchen window, there wasn’t an option to just shut the window. Then I absolutely whupped my boyfriend’s ass on the new Tekken game. Those are the only ones I got to play, I was fed up with queuing – I will explain why in a bit – so I was unprepared to queue to play Breath of the Wild or to have a go with the Playstation VR headset. Nevermind! You can tell I wasn’t too impressed by any of the games I mentioned above but on the other hand I didn’t know what I needed to do or how to do it so it’s not the game’s fault.

Finally, special guest time! The people I had been looking forward to seeing the most was Billie Piper and Catherine Tate, unfortunately Billie Piper cancelled but I still got to meet Catherine Tate and got her autograph on my newly purchased Tardis door front poster. My plan is to take that same poster with me when/if I meet other Doctor Who actors so it looks like they’ve all signed the front of the Tardis. I queued for about an hour and a half to meet her, it was horrible, I hate queuing but my commute into London had trained me for that moment. Normally you had to pay an extra Β£30 for a photo with her, a professional one, but she was letting everyone take a picture on their phones with her then and there which was absolutely lovely of her. I said something a bit awkwardly like “I really loved you as Donna, you were great”, obviously she’d heard that all before but what else do you say in such a short space of time? Then she asked me where I wanted her to sign my poster and I just said “the white bit” which in my head had sounded witty but when it came out just sounded a bit stupid and there was an awkward silence. Point is she was really nice and her Q&A was great too.

Catherine Tate Autograph

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Kind of wish I wasn’t all dressed up for this part, she probably had no idea who I was meant to be

I was going to queue to meet Summer Glau too but the queue for her was actually longer than Catherine Tate’s and my feet were hurting, then I saw Sean Maher had a really short queue and I was going to buy a ticket to get his autograph but when I said ‘Simon’ instead of ‘Sean’ I realised it probably wasn’t meant to be (does that make me a bad Firefly fan? He does play my least favourite character to be honest).

In case you were wondering about art work and comic books I am afraid that, while I appreciate both of those things, I am not hugely fussed about them so I didn’t spend a significant amount of time looking at them. Below though are a couple of links to some websites with artwork that I really liked:

Dragonfly Heels (These are totally art, I didn’t buy any of these but I will one day, I just need a good excuse)

Dragonfly Heels

 

The Zero Room (where I got my Tardis poster, I also got a Firefly one)

Spineless classics (they have a whole book written out on one poster and I really wanted the one of The Hobbit but I had no idea where I was going to hang it as it was quite big

 

That just about wraps up my Comic Con post. I’ll probably have a few more coming up in the near future so stay tuned!

 

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18 thoughts on “London Comic Con 2017!

  1. I love your Link costume! I haven’t been to a convention in years, the last one being Otakon, which used to be held in Baltimore, Maryland (about 3 hours from me). I have too many cosplays I want to do (and not enough time or money to do them hehe). There’s a huge convention that takes place in San Diego, CA I’d love to get to one day, but I love looking at the pictures especially of cosplayers. I have numerous boards on Pinterest dedicated to it. So much fun πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I would love to go to the San Diego convention, I’ve seen so much stuff about it and it looks amazing. I’ve never been to America but I was thinking that when I do go I might try and make it at that time. It is loads of fun thinking of different cosplays, I’ve got a Pinterest board for it too! I need to up my craft foam game to be able to do the majority of what I have on there though.

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      1. If I do go to London, I’ll probably bug you for the best places to go there πŸ™‚ I’m, er, actually a bit of an anglophile along with my BFF. I know some people don’t, but I’m fond of the royals insofar as I think Princess Charlotte and Prince George are adorable, and, well, considering the supposed leadership we now have in the states, there’s really no comparison.

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      2. Well I’ll do my best to advise! Having lived here for a couple of years now I think Camden Market and Covent Garden are probably some of my favourite spots =) I don’t mind the royal family at all, I think they all seem rather nice, I used to have a bit of a crush on Prince Harry!

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  2. Just spotted the shoes covered with the sewing themed fabric. Does that price ticket say Β£45? Not bad really – I might not have been as strong as you in resisting them. Well done on your costume – you look really good and I’m so glad we didn’t bother to do anything about those ears of yours when you were a baby, I knew they’d come in useful one day πŸ˜‰

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    1. I was very tempted to buy the mermaid shoes but I held off as I didn’t know where I would wear them, I have their card though so I can buy them online, maybe I’ll get something from them to go with my unicorn dress!
      The elf ears came off on the train when we were heading home as those were the things people seemed to be staring at the most and I got a bit self-conscious!

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