Better late than never right? Yes, Birmingham Comics Festival was about a million years ago, but it was awesome, so I’m going to bombard you with photos from it. It was the first year of the event, so still some hiccups to be ironed out, but generally, we were all really impressed and will absolutely be back next year. Prepare for epic scrolling!
Here’s our little gang. We’ve got Gambit (from my favourite, Aces ‘N Armor Cosplay), Rogue, Sabre Tooth (Ben, who does not have a cosplay page, and should), Cyclops (SeventySix Cosplay), Emma Frost and dark Phoenix (two thirds of NuRevelations Cosplay). We packed all six of us into my flat for the weekend. It was chaos, in the best possible way. Bits of costume everywhere, much hilarity trying to get Ben’s own rather large hair into a wig cap, and late night arrivals after prop delays. It was awesome.
Comics Festival was my second time teaming up with David for our Rogue and Gambit duo, and it was just as awesome as last time. We’re busy plotting more conventions to take Rogue and Gambit out to play, so definitely keep your eyes peeled for more team ups from us. The guy is a freaking delight to work with.
We’re all a touch wind-swept here (thank God for David’s patience of a saint. He spent all day unhooking the white extensions from my lipstick for me. Me doing it in the gloves just made them static and stick more!) but I love the photos Rob took of us. This is just a taster – the whole album can be seen on my Facebook page. I’ve shot with Rob before, and he does great work. We were all immensely pleased with the outcome.
As fun as shooting with the pros is, I always find that some of my favourite pictures from conventions are the impromptu ones.
This looks like a standard posed shot, right? I’m actually being a slowcoach here, and still moving between poses. But the removal of the glove and the face? So pleased with how it looks. I need to take my time shifting poses more often…
This is one of my favourite pictures of our group. Even X-Men need to kick back and eat Skittles sometimes. Note the many cans of energy drink. Being a superhero is hard work.
I can’t wait to team up with these lovelies again. We’ll be back out en masse (minus Cyclops, but with the last third of NuRevelations out as Scarlet Witch, and hopefully a Wolverine!) for MCM in May. I might be a bit excited.
Last off, I have to share my favourite picture from the day. There was no way David and I were going home without attempting to recreate a favourite comic cover. How do you think we did?