As I've been doing journals for every trip to MCM, I thought it'd be a good idea to start dating them!
I went this year with the usual crew: Erry and her sister Jamie, and my boyfriend Mike.
(So many tumblr accounts! Does no one use DeviantART anymore?)
Left to right:
Jamie as Audrey Hepburn
Erry as Blasto the Hanar from Mass Effect
Mike as Alucard from Hellsing
Me as Sir Integra from Hellsing
We actually remembered to photograph each other's costumes this year!
Having Mike around with me was brilliant for having photos taken: people recognised him very quickly by his big hat, and then usually noticed me after they'd asked for a picture. I had a lot of people trying to remember Integra's full name (Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing) on me! Luckily I'd been practising saying it myself.
Both Erry and Jamie had extremely uncomfortable costumes, and they each put up with it very gracefully. The tentacles of Erry's Blasto costume had about six bags of rice in them, so her neck is killing her from holding that up on her head all day. Jamie, meanwhile, practically froze to death in the wind outside and then had to put up with killer heels all day!
Despite organising my wig better, wearing a cooler t-shirt and more sensible shoes this year, I fainted again at the Expo. Last time I mostly just overheated and started getting dizzy - this time I literally collapsed at the Nintendo stand. While playing on the 3DS. Poor people around me: the only warning they got was,
MILLIE: Huh, I feel kind of hungry.
The chap at the Nintendo stand was very nice and let me have a sip of his Cola, and then Mike helped me sit down somewhere and got me some food. After a few minutes I was fine, but I was worried for a while I'd have to take off my cosplay again.
Anyway! Other excellent cosplays I saw included:
Sam Tarley & Jon Snow from Game of Thrones
Garrus Vakarian from Mass Effect
Susan Sto Helit from Hogfather
Caitlyn from League of Legends
Beauty and the Beast - walking away because I was too slow getting my camera ready and missed the photoshoot with them!
Entei from Pokemon
I had a fantastic time this year. It felt much more relaxed on the Sunday than it had on Saturday back in May. I think it also helped that we pre-ordered our tickets and showed up super-early, so there was no queueing. After spending three full hours queueing in May just to be buffeted around a packed hall, a quiet convention was just lovely.
This does, however, mark the first MCM Expo where I've completely failed to get a photograph with Sephiroth! And not for lack of trying - I saw a few FFVII characters wandering around, but no Sephiroths at all! Oh well. Next time I will have to have two pictures with different Sephiroths to make up for it!
I'll probably be recycling my Integra costume for Halloween (she's a vampire hunter, after all!), but for May I have a different costume planned ... hehehehehehe!
Hope anyone else who went to MCM had a great time, and I'm really sorry to anyone who couldn't make it this month. Turrah!