Cosplays spotted at Newark comic convention 2016
On 7th August, there was a wonderful convention at the Newark showground. With this convention being the first I was not expecting very much at all to be honest but I was honestly surprised and delighted by the event.
If you are interested in next years event there is already a Facebook page which will be updated as it comes up to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482577691768377/
But without further ado let me tell you about this years event and some of the fabulous cosplays I found there.
As expected at a comic convention there were loads of comics to buy. There was a selection of comics to buy, from new to old from rare to cheaper ones for starters. It was a blast looking for my favorite characters. (I admit I spent too long looking for Deadpool comics)
There was also a large selection of geeky merchandise. I managed to bag myself a few special dice for my next Dungeons and Dragons game. I was tempted by all these lovely Star wars goodies though.
There were also celebrity guests, replicas of cars from various TV shows and films and several displays.
Though it makes me wonder what would have happened in the Maleficent film if she had a sister like Anna. how differently the film would have turned out... fanfiction anyone?
It was a very hot and sunny day so the convention hall was rather warm particularly with the crowd which had gathered. So well done to these cosplayers for standing the heat wearing long dresses and cloaks and still managing to look stunning.
This is a troupe of Star Wars cosplayers from the Sentinal Squad posing with a young Star Wars fan.
The Sentinel Squad raise money for charities at each convention they attend. At the Newark Comic convention they announced that they had raised a large amount of money for www.heelandtoe.org.uk . This charity raises money for therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities to help with speech, occupational and physical therapies.
However unexpectedly the Jawas tried to make off with the out sized cheque! Luckily Darth Sidious managed to keep those little trouble makers in line and the money safely made its way to charity.
If you'd like to find out more about The Sentinal Squad here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thesentinelsquaduk/
This is a wonderful cosplayer who is playing Pink Catwoman giving some sass to the Joker who is helping to judge the cosplay competition
So as you can see I had a really great time at the convention and will definitely be back next year (if my work allows)
Again if you'd like to check out the Facebook page for next year here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482577691768377/
For more cosplay posts here are some links
Cosplays spotted at EMcon 2016
Cosplays spotted at MCM London Expo May 2016 - Part 1
Cosplays spotted at MCM London Expo May 2016 - Part 2
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