In Photos: The Cosplay Of London Super Comic Con
Dressing up isn’t just for Halloween y’know… MTV meet the cosplayers who dressed up as comic characters for the London convention...
MTV took a trip to London Super Comic Con this past weekend to meet the comic fanatics who love to cosplay as their superhero idols. We met Shredder, Storm, Princess Bubblegum and a host of other creative characters!
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be Scarlett Johansson? People stopping to take photos of you (or, even better, with you). Admiring stares as you walk past. And feeling like you could kick-ass outfit.
Angele, 29, from France knows exactly how that feels because over the weekend she attended London Super Comic Con at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands. It may be a million miles from Hollywood, but dressed in a catsuit with her vivid red hair falling over her shoulders, Angele got the VIP treatment from fellow comic book fans who were wowed by her version of Black Widow, the character Johansson plays in the Marvel films.
And she’s not the only one. Every year hundreds of fans, known as ‘cosplayers’, source, sew and saw to create costumes based on their favourite pop culture characters (a process that can take anywhere from one night to half a year) before attending one of the international comic conventions.
London Super Comic Con attracts some of the best cosplayers around, with visitors attending from as far afield as Europe and even America (where cosplaying is a huge subculture). We stopped by to fangirl over – ahem, we mean, speak to - some of our favourite characters.
By Karen Yossman @MTVUK
Photography by Carla Guler