Jerome Mazandarani delivers his verdict and the prizes
And here, after a week’s wait and a week’s deliberations, are the winners of the Manga Entertainment Cosplay Zone competition from October’s London MCM Expo.
Each winner, including each of the Group winners, will each get £200 of Manga and Anchor Bay Blu-rays and DVDs, from a roster including Spartacus Season 1 and 2 box sets, Dance in the Vampire Bund, the Akira Steelbook, D Gray Man box set, Soul Eater box set, Naruto Shippuden Season 1 box set, Summer Wars, Redline and Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Plus, they get their own prints of their photographs, courtesy of our lovely photographer, Paul Jacques.
Best Male — Liam Maddock as Old Snake from Metal Gear Solid
A great example of what cosplay should be all about. Excellent attention to detail, fantastic creativity in sourcing and piecing different materials to achieve the overall look, a sense of humour and faithfulness to the original character. Well done.
Best Female — Ella Roberts as She Predator
This is one of the best costumes I have ever seen in 6 years of MCM Expo. You can tell the costume has been faithfully built from the ground up entirely by hand. This is not an off the peg costume. It’s amazing and shows real imagination. I love it.