Last weekend, I ventured to a distant land in uncharted territory. The North. I’m a Midlands girl through and through, so it felt like quite the epic trek. Why did I embark on such an adventure? Well…
My partner-in-crime, David of Aces ‘N Armor Cosplay, called a few weeks ago and informed me that my presence was required at an event near him. You can’t argue with the Cajun, so off to Stockton Cosplay Fun Day I went. Hosted by the lovely gang at Beanie Games and Sub-Zero Comics, the event was a somewhat bonkers mix of cosplay, traders and…wrestling. In cosplay. Of course. I set up camp with the Aces ‘N Armor household, befriended the world’s cutest dog (belonging to David’s sister, which won’t stop me trying to smuggle him home next time I visit) and settled in for a weekend of silliness.
The cosplay wrestling was one of the moat bizarre and yet most hilarious things I have ever seen. I can’t decide which made me laugh harder – Stone Cold Steve Austin taking on The Invisible Woman (why yes, he did just beat himself up for ten minutes) or the Joker fighting CM Punk. Alongside that madness, there was the usual selection of stalls and lovely cosplayers to chat with. There were some great costumes to be admired, including another Rogue (this one movie style), which always makes me happy to see.
One of my highlights of the day was getting these gorgeous photos, working with the wonderful Chris, of Spikeybwoy Photography. Chris is an absolute sweetheart, and was a delight to work with. I think this is the longest David and I have ever lasted in pictures like this without just giggling into each other’s faces. Well done, Chris, that’s quite an achievement! I couldn’t choose which to share, so you’re going to get pretty much everything he took of us. Sorry not sorry.
Cosplay is always a ridiculous adventure, and last weekend was no different. Peak ridiculousness? Well, I forgot to take a spare pair of shoes, so ended up out for drinks and food afterwards in my everyday clothes, but paired with the bright yellow Rogue boots. Oops. After the event, we had a few drinks and much laughter with Chris’ group, The Geek Asylum, before rounding up SeventySix Cosplay for dinner.
My weekend up north was, in short, bloody awesome. I cannot thank the guys from The Geek Asylum and Sub-Zero enough for the wonderful welcome and the epic amounts of fun that was had, Chris for the photos (go like his page, go on) and two of my favourite boys (and dog) for the excellent company over the weekend. I’m already looking forward to my next Northern adventure.
One last picture for you. Here are all the cosplayers from the day doing the YMCA. Because why not?