Three times the charm

MCM_ScotlandArtwork_v2_510x457-a2d9097d01It is nearly here. In two days time, MCM Scotland Comic Con will commence!

This is my third year going and I can’t wait! I have my cosplay ready, I’ve saved up and I have my supplies together.

However, I thought it might be interesting to talk about my last two cons while we wait for the doors to open.

Since this is my third time attending the event, I feel confident about going, but I was absolutely terrified back in 2015.

I don’t go to conventions often. Mostly because I can’t afford to travel around the UK like other con-goers. I used to go to Collectormainia Glasgow every year but that was it. Even then I struggled with the crowds.

I had never gone to a con as big as MCM before and I was thrilled to finally go but at the same time, I wasn’t sure I could handle it.

When I went for the first time I was shaking in my genderbend Kaneki Ken cosplay, partly from fear but the freezing cold Scottish winds didn’t help. Once I got inside I was overwhelmed by all the amazing cosplays and stalls.

I had a blast, I got to meet up with some friends and meet awesome people. Not to mention all the geeky goodies I got my hands on.

Meeting TomSka

The next year I went by myself but planned to meet up with friends when they arrived since I had a priority entry which meant I got in a few hours before they could.

So I was wandering the convention by myself in a somewhat decent human Suicune cosplay. Well, decent for my low standards at least.

However, the staff I made was still wet and didn’t completely dry until the day after, so by the time I was heading home my hand looked like I had squeezed a smurf to death.

Overall, I had way more fun that year as I knew more or less what I was getting myself into. I was more relaxed and had my guard down which in turn meant I could enjoy myself a lot more.

I have mentioned in a previous ramble that this year I am cosplaying as Kobayashi from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. along with my best friend who is going to be Tohru. This year, I think it’s safe to say, will be the best yet. Bring on MCM Scotland Comic Con 2017!

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