Claire did Play Expo 2012

Well, confession time, I got a bit too carried away playing Text Adventures and Manic Miner to take hardly any cosplay photos, but there were some great costumes. The picture I was most pleased to get was the one below of the Ghostbusters, they were amazing!

So, my thoughts on the day. In many ways I liked Play Expo better than Eurogamer (shock horror), I loved all the old games and consoles and the pinball and arcade machines were great fun. It may not have had the pizazz of Eurogamer, but it had a great atmosphere and a walk down memory lane.

Play Expo in my civies

I am off to Play Expo in my hometown of Manchester next week and will not be cosplaying, boo :/ I decided that as i’m only going for a day (Saturday) I would rather just go and enjoy some serious gaming.

I will however be taking pictures of the fantastic cosplayers that are there and will post some of my favourites to my blog, so if you want your picture taken come and find me – if you can recognise me without the wig haha!

Alice has left the building!

Well, the Eurogamer Expo is done now for another year and I must say I loved it! It was great to see all the fantastic cosplayers, many of which were lovely and friendly. I got to play some great games and had a few cheeky beers at the after party with some great and very scary zombies!

I think my first experience of cosplay has taught me a great deal, mainly the amount of time and effort that goes into the costumes. I learnt that although I enjoyed being Alice for the day I think I prefer the actual making of the costume to the wearing, maybe i’m a little too shy for the wearing haha! I’ll definitely do it again and any suggestions for my next will be gratefully received, i’ll consider anything as long as it doesn’t involve a long wig that gets in my eyes all day lol 🙂

Here is my Eurogamer Expo pic, I look a little uncomfortable.

https://www.facebook.com/The.Eurogamer.Expo/photos_stream