Marvel at these costumes! Thousands of cosplay fans descend on London for Comic Con 

Marvel at these costumes! Thousands of cosplay fans dressed as iconic characters such as Spider-Man and Batman descend on London for Comic Con

  •  The Comic Con draws in thousands of cosplayers, movie buffs, comic fans, families, gamers and collectors
  • Fans come dressed as their favourite characters from movies, comics and games, which is known as cosplay
  • The event, which runs until Sunday has been turning heads since it started yesterday at London ExCel

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Another year, another chance to unleash your inner super-hero or villain as Comic Con comes to town once again drawing thousands from across the UK in their best outfits.

Held at the London ExCel centre in Canning Town, east London, the event offers cosplayers, movie buffs, comic fans, families, gamers, collectors and anime enthusiasts the chance to meet with movie cast members, authors and directors. 

Inside the centre the comic fans can explore the Cosmic Village where they can watch on-stage panels, play new games yet to hit the market and check out the colourful costumes in the Cosplay Masquerade.  

Many superheros were seen to be taking their parenting duties seriously with various mini-heros in tow – the family friendly event offers tickets free to youngsters aged ten and under. 








Comic character enthusiasts from Bournemouth arrive for the first day of MCM Comic Con at the ExCel London in Canning Town, east London. (left to right) Cassie Cook-McCormick as Cat Woman, Paige McCormick as Poison Ivy, David Gooding as Batman, Emma Melling as Wonder Woman, and Dominic Gooding as a mini Captain America

Dressed as Kakegurui characters (left to right) Larissa Andrews as Yumeko Jabami, Chloe Barker as Mary Saotome, and Sophie Quartermain as Kirari Momobami as they arrive for the first day of MCM Comic Con

Dressed as Kakegurui characters (left to right) Larissa Andrews as Yumeko Jabami, Chloe Barker as Mary Saotome, and Sophie Quartermain as Kirari Momobami as they arrive for the first day of MCM Comic Con

Harriet Day (left) and Jade Mogford (right) arrive dressed as the Tohsaka sisters from the anime Fate

Harriet Day (left) and Jade Mogford (right) arrive dressed as the Tohsaka sisters from the anime Fate

Henry White from Mansfield arrives dressed as Diva Plavalaguna from the Fifth Element during the first day of MCM Comic Con

Henry White from Mansfield arrives dressed as Diva Plavalaguna from the Fifth Element during the first day of MCM Comic Con

An orange faced 'Donald Trump' arrives at Comic con, making a change from the usually fictional characters played

An orange faced ‘Donald Trump’ arrives at Comic con, making a change from the usually fictional characters played

A man dressed as the Riddler, an enemy of Batman, withdraws money from a cash machine as snow white sits nearby

A man dressed as the Riddler, an enemy of Batman, withdraws money from a cash machine as snow white sits nearby

A man dresses as Nick Fury, the high level agent who created and founded the Avengers Initiative. He is also director of SHIELD a fictional counter terrorism agency

A man dresses as Nick Fury, the high level agent who created and founded the Avengers Initiative. He is also director of SHIELD a fictional counter terrorism agency

A nurse brandishing a machete and wearing a bandage over a bloody eye strikes a pose outside of Comic con London

A nurse brandishing a machete and wearing a bandage over a bloody eye strikes a pose outside of Comic con London 

Pretty in pink: A floral and glittery cosplayer dresses in pink wig and a mesh costume with orchids covering her modesty

Pretty in pink: A floral and glittery cosplayer dresses in pink wig and a mesh costume with orchids covering her modesty

A woman dressed in a lycra suit and a headset points a gun playfully at the camera

A woman dressed in a lycra suit and a headset points a gun playfully at the camera

Participants dressed up as their favourite characters at the MCM London Comic Con at Excel in London MCM London Comic Con, Excel, London

Participants dressed up as their favourite characters at the MCM London Comic Con at Excel in London MCM London Comic Con, Excel, London

A woman dresses as an anime character with a blonde wig and black bunny ears

A woman dresses as an anime character with a blonde wig and black bunny ears 

A comic con would not be complete without a signature storm trooper - and here he is indeed a trooper dressed in the full body outfit on a warm day

A comic con would not be complete without a signature storm trooper – and here he is indeed a trooper dressed in the full body outfit on a warm day

Edward and Edwina Scissor hands? A couple attend the Comic con in matching outfits from the iconic film

Edward and Edwina Scissor hands? A couple attend the Comic con in matching outfits from the iconic film

Cos-player dressed as Iron Man creator Tony stark, owner of Stark Industries and former playboy

Cos-player dressed as Iron Man creator Tony stark, owner of Stark Industries and former playboy

Lara Croft from Tomb Raider attends the MCM London Comic Con with two pistols in her hands

Lara Croft from Tomb Raider attends the MCM London Comic Con with two pistols in her hands 

Lara Croft from Tomb Raider hangs out with her motion sensor friend - an ironic take on the creation of most of today's motion picture characters

Lara Croft from Tomb Raider hangs out with her motion sensor friend – an ironic take on the creation of most of today’s motion picture characters

Spider man appears rather bizarrely dressed in an uncle Ben's rice packet despite there being no clear link between the rice and the film other than the name of Peter Parker's Uncle Ben

Spider man appears rather bizarrely dressed in an uncle Ben’s rice packet despite there being no clear link between the rice and the film other than the name of Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben

Donald duck appears with his whole family in tow as a family wears bright yellow tights and adorable duck hats

Donald duck appears with his whole family in tow as a family wears bright yellow tights and adorable duck hats

A man dresses as Pepsi in another unconventional costume to grace comic con this year. However contrary to his outfit Pepsi man appears to have packed the water

A man dresses as Pepsi in another unconventional costume to grace comic con this year. However contrary to his outfit Pepsi man appears to have packed the water

Bat man takes on dad duties as Captain America demands his attention

Captain America hitches a ride on Batman's shoulders

Bat man takes on dad duties as Captain America demands his attention and hitches a ride on Batman’s shoulders 

Thor tries out a diner at the MCM London Comic Con at Excel in London MCM London Comic Con, Excel, Canning Town

Thor tries out a diner at the MCM London Comic Con at Excel in London MCM London Comic Con, Excel, Canning Town

Thor and Loki appear to be best of friends having put aside their differences  to attend the convention

Thor and Loki appear to be best of friends having put aside their differences  to attend the convention

The Joker from the original Batman comics wore a suit much like this one with similar face paint

The Joker from the original Batman comics wore a suit much like this one with similar face paint

Deadpool, usually played by Ryan Reynolds, relaxes in a bath of balls

Deadpool, usually played by Ryan Reynolds, relaxes in a bath of balls

Princess Leia with K-2SO from Star Wars, a classic costume

Princess Leia with K-2SO from Star Wars, a classic costume 

A woman dresses as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad

A woman dresses as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad

Two anime characters hold hands while wearing purple and green maid's outfits and colourful wigs

Two anime characters hold hands while wearing purple and green maid’s outfits and colourful wigs 

 

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