One of my favorite things about Comic-Con are all the people that cosplay. Since I’d never been to a convention outside the United States, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to London Comic-Con yesterday afternoon. Would anyone dress up? Are fans in London the same as the rest of the world? After spending hours walking around the convention, I’m happy to report geeks and nerds are the same no matter where you live.
However, while many at London Comic-Con cosplay, I found more people dressed up as their favorite anime/manga/video game character instead of a movie/TV show character. Since I only attended London Comic-Con yesterday, it’s possible that over the weekend, the percentage would be the same. Either way, some of the costumes were pretty great, so hit the jump to check out about 100 pictures including Doctor Who, The Last Airbender, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Thor, Portal, Batman, Zelda, Mortal Kombat, and a lot more.
If you happen to be in London this weekend, I recommend heading over to London Comic-Con (also known as MCM Expo). Located at ExCeL London, the convention is really easy to get to and it’s loaded with a ton of independent dealers selling a wide variety of merchandise. While smaller than San Diego and New York Comic-Con, London’s version of the event is starting to make a name for itself and the more people that turn out this weekend, the bigger it’ll be next year. For info on how to get tickets and a list of guests, click here.
Since I happened to be in London this week (will explain why next year), I headed over to the con yesterday to interview Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and take photos of the convention floor. As you’ll see in the pics, the con has an independent vibe while still featuring big companies like Nintendo and a few of the movie studios. Hit the jump to check out a ton of Doctor Who merchandise (and a cool display of Daleks), Star Trek, Star Wars (including a life-size landspeeder), movie posters, limited hand painted sneakers, and a lot more.