Last Saturday I attended the 2nd ever Manchester MCM Expo Event. This was the first time at the event for me so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Yes, I knew the sort of crowd that would turn up, but I really did not know how many people would show. For one of the hottest days of the year in a season of unprecedented rainfall, this was quite a crowd.
Not only did they turn up by in their thousands, but also in an almighty sea of costumes. Cosplayers are certainly a dedicated bunch. Though I could understand those ladies that turned up in next to nothing, (as their favorite character in mini-knickers) I could not quite get my head around the hordes in what can only be described as sweat wear. If they were wearing it, they were most definitely sweating!
All in all though it made a fun and arguably more interesting day for me. I was locked firmly behind my table, No toilet breaks & certainly no movement in my lower body by the end of the day. The crowds were crazy, I had people ten deep at my table, so much so at times they would be blocking off the aisle. But I could not waiver, I thought if those cosplayers can do it, so can I!
So here's a small sampling of my work for the day. Enjoy!
Is a U.K. Based freelance illustrator that works within the comic books industry.
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