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22 Jun 2011 - 10:5660895
Cosplay in the Metro 2011 ver
On pages 16&17 of todays Metro news paper (the one you get free at train/tube stations). There is a nice article from Expo. There are interviews with people like Illapa and xaerael.

I like the little popbot about Botcon the Transformers convention as well./

My scanner isn't big enough to scan it but here's link to the online version of the paper:


Not sure how long it will be up there so if someone wants to post a scan of the paper, feel free.

After all the Daily Star drama, it's good to see positive article about cosplay.


Last edited by Ice-climber (22 Jun 2011 - 11:00)
22 Jun 2011 - 11:0860898
I read that this morning and I agree, it was good to see cosplayers potrayed in a good light.

What was the Daily Star drama about? I must have missed it

22 Jun 2011 - 11:4860905
Quote WarriorTeddy:
I read that this morning and I agree, it was good to see cosplayers potrayed in a good light.

What was the Daily Star drama about? I must have missed it

Just be glad you did. I won't go into it here as this thread should really be about the Metro article. If you really want to know do a forum search.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:5260912
Let's move past the Daily Star drama. There have been a few papers which have misquoted cosplayers and portrayed them badly.

Let's just be grateful that this was not one of them. Even better is that the Metro reaches a very large group of people. And if even a small fraction of them DIDN'T skip over this article, it will be interesting to see any reactions ^_^

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22 Jun 2011 - 13:2660916
Theres a better online version of the article up


More pictures and more info.

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22 Jun 2011 - 17:2460961
They mentioned my blue ice castle Miku! ^^ It's made my day that has xD

22 Jun 2011 - 20:5361021
Was so happy I happened to be picking up my boyfriend from the station today, I don't normally get the chance to read the metro, so glad I got the chance to see this Was a really positive article and it was nice to read the interviews!

The guard at the ticket gate seemed very confused about why I was so happily waving the paper at my boyfriend when he arrived.

22 Jun 2011 - 21:4161030
As soon as I heard about the article through facebook I went straight to my local station to read it. All I can say is I'm glad xD Though that reminds me of the article they did on Miku Hatsune. That article was pretty good too.

Oh wait, I just found another article about cosplay! In the independent! ^-^ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-manga-girls-of-middlesbrough-2299942.html

Last edited by Rain (22 Jun 2011 - 21:53)
24 Jun 2011 - 08:0561167
I thought the article was really well written and it was nice to see them put Cosplay in positive spin especially after the recent press we've recieved!

Well done Metro!

24 Jun 2011 - 08:2961170
It's really nice to see some positive press stories on Cosplay for a change ^-^ I like that they explained how much time, effort, thought and skill goes into it instead of just passing it off as simple fancy dress!

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