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Supernatural meet-up at London MCM


Photo from the Supernatural Cosplay Facebook page

The Saturday that I was at MCM London Comic Con, my sister and I cosplayed as Sam and Bobby from Supernatural. We also went with a couple of friends who were dressed as Castiel and Dean. So when we heard there was a Supernatual meet up going on, we hightailed it on over there. It was great fun, and if you get the chance to go to a fandom meet up at a convention, I highly recommend it. Especially when everyone is in cosplay!


(Picture not taken by me, I got it from the Facebook page)

The meetups are an awesome photo shoot opportunity, to recreate scenes from the show or to make up ones the fans would like to have seen! There were quite a few calls for ‘ship’ photos, such as Castiel and Dean together, or Castiel and Crowley.


Dean and all the Castiels! (Taken from the Facebook page again)

I went to the meet-up not really knowing what to expect, apart from a lot of tan trench coats and plaid of course! What really surprised me was that the Bobby-love that I received. So many people were shouting ‘Bobby!’ at me and coming over to ask for hugs and pictures. A lot of them said they’d never seen a Bobby cosplay before, which is sad because he’s such an awesome character. I got a lot of compliments on my hand-knitted beard, which was nice. 🙂


What I really wasn’t prepared for, was being involved in the photo shoots! I guess I should have seen it coming, but when the call went out for Bobby, it was scary. I’m not used to so much attention being on me and I froze up a  bit, any poses I might have idly thought of went straight of my mind and I think I looked awkward in a lot of the pictures. I kind of wish I could have been warned in advance and had time to mentally prepare myself, but I guess it will get easier with time! This was only the second time I’ve cosplayed. Even though it was scary and awkward, I still really enjoyed myself.



And I got to re-enact the Crowley/Bobby kiss scene with a lovely Crowley cosplayer!

It was also awesome to see a few Welcome To Night Vale cosplayers. A few of them hung around on the fringes of the Supernatural meet up, and the couple I spoke to were so friendly and their cosplays were awesome. I did see one Cecil wearing what looked very much like a hand-knitted tank top with an amazing WTNV fair isle design, but unfortunately I didn’t get a picture.



The day was everything I love about conventions – getting to geek out with fellow nerds who love the same stuff as you!




Sneak Preview

sam and bobby

Mine and The Sister’s not-quite-finished cosplays for MCM London this weekend.
Can you guess who we’re going as?

Confessions of a first time cosplayer at LFCC

ImageI’ve been going to conventions for about three years now, but Sunday 7th July’s London Film and Comic Con was the first time I ever went in cosplay. It was my sister’s first time cosplaying too and she made our outfits. We had a great time and in honour of the event, we’ve put together a few things for fellow first-timers to consider.

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The sister and I as the Riddler and the Joker, respectively.

Countdown to Comic Con

Only four more days until Comic Con, including today and there’s still so much left to do for the Joker and Riddler costumes the sister and I are going to be wearing. Both suits need waistcoats, the spats are too large for my boots, hats need to be covered in new colours and Riddler’s suit is missing its question marks. Phew. Wish us luck!

Doesn’t help much that the costumes have taken to falling on the floor and the cat to sleeping on them once there:


Joker wig customisation

Customising the wig took me longer than I expected, I seem to have been really busy this weekend, but I finally have it done. The wig is a Nirvana Wigs one which I bought on Ebay, style Firelight. It’s beautiful, but for cosplaying as the Joker purposes I made a few changes.


The fringe was long and sweeping, so I cut it to above eyebrow length and then randomly chipped into it. It still looked a little too neat so I cut it into rough zigzags, then gelled the ends to help them keep their shape. I’m probably going to keep it like this, but I’m not completely sure yet.


Originally, the dreads came to just below shoulder-length, but I wanted something longer. I cut some dreads off the top where they’ll be covered by a hat. Then I re-attached them using, of all things, a stapler. All the other ways I thought of re-attaching them either seemed too fragile or too dangerous. I then hid the joins with lengths of green and purple material that my sister used to make our Joker and Riddler costumes. Going through her fabric scraps, I also found a couple of lengths of purple sequins, which I tied into the hair. I also tied a few bits of material randomly throughout the wig. The dreads now reach to the small of my back.

With the hat on, I kind of look like a reggae Joker, but it’s quite a cool effect.

Joker cosplay wig

Joker cosplay wig

Look at the pretty that arrived for me in the post this morning 🙂 Got some customizing to do.



I’m going to cut the fringe into something short and choppy. Also going to take some dreads off the top where its quite thick and add them onto the bottom to make them longer.

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