Countdown to Expo!

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Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Thursday 25th October 2012

With less than a day to go, I hope everyone's costumes are ready for those attending the London MCM Expo this weekend! With the fun kicking off 2pm on Friday at the Excel Centre we can't wait to see everyone's costumes and find out the results of the EuroCosplay 2012 final on Saturday! Best of luck to all entrants and a huge cheer for our two UK representatives Yukioto and Refira.

In exciting news just before the event starts, the Expo cosplay team have finally revealed this year's judges for EuroCosplay, and we've also got news for anyone wearing a Metal Gear Solid costume to Expo - read on for more details!

EuroCosplay 2012 judges announced!

EuroCosplay consists of (funnily enough) entrants from all over Europe - so to make the judging fair, the organisers search far and wide across the globe for skilled, unbiased judges to make the difficult decision of picking the winners for 2012.

From Brazil they have invited Gabriel, twice Brazilian WCS representative and previous Yamato Cosplay Cup champion. From Japan, Tatsumi Inui, cosplayer and president of Cure and Worldcosplay. And from America, Rufflebutt will be bringing 13 years of experience in cosplaying, character modeling, judging and coordinating competitions. As well as judging they will appear in panels on Sunday at 11:40 and 14:20 on the Cosplay Stage. Don't miss them!

Metal Gear Cosplay Contest 13:20 Saturday and Sunday on the Cosplay Stage

To celebrate the upcoming release of 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance', Konami will be giving away Metal Gear Artbooks, posters and T-shirts to all who take part on stage in Metal Gear themed Cosplay. They will also be giving away a rare Metal Gear 4 statue to the best Metal Gear Cosplay with runners up also receiving extremely rare 'Big Boss Wants You' T-shirts, Metal Gear HD Collection Special Editions and a set of 5, now discontinued, Uniqlo Metal Gear 25th Anniversary T-shirts! If you are attending in any Metal Gear outfit, make sure you join in!

To take part or watch come to the Cosplay Stage (near the Expo Hall Exit and JapanEx area) soon after 1 o'clock on either (or both!) Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th October 2012.

There's tonnes more cosplay related events going on over the weekend, make sure you check out the Totally Cosplay area for all information and check out the London Expo forums for cosplay groups and meetups. See you at the Docklands!