Sunday, 15 December 2013

♡ London MCM Expo Weekend ♡


This is such an extremely late post and I would use every excuse under the sun but the main reason that I haven't exactly been feeling the urge to blog? It's weird because I have a few things to blog about - this post being one of them whilst having about five reviews lined up - yet I don't have that urgent need to write yet when I have absolutely nothing the write about... I want to write left, right and centre! Anyway; enough excuse making, lets get on with this particular post.

This was the first time Sapphire would have been to the London version of comic con so she was pretty excited to be going and I was pretty excited to be going to see friends faces and to share this experience with her. We decided to go on the Friday and the Saturday this year (as on the Sunday, Sapphire had to travel back home for work on Monday so it would have been impossible to have done it) as Fridays are the quieter days as well as getting first pick of things. Also on Fridays, the doors don't actually open until 2.30pm so we had all morning to prep, preen and prepare ourselves. Actually the line wasn't that long when we arrived at Excel, shorter than I was actually expecting as this was the first time I'd actually been on a Friday as I'd always opted for a Saturday and Sunday because...... well university and work got in the way I suppose but as I had a whole week booked off this time around and the fact Sapphire had to leave on the Sunday... it would have been pretty stupid not to have gone on the Friday. Anyway like I was saying, the queue wasn't that big and it only took us an hour from when we joined to actually getting our wristbands, plus also making friends with the people in front of us made the time slip by quicker.

↑↑ Day one make-up / face / wig etc... ↑↑

It may sound strange but it felt like that the hall had tripled in size since May and because all stalls had been moved around and not anywhere where they were placed last time kind of lost me a little bit... but it was nice to find where each stall was without being crushed and bumped into every single second... that part came on the Saturday and oh my god I physically felt claustrophobic as soon as we entered the doorway! I think Sapphire clung onto my shirt the whole time we were trying to push through the crowds! Compared to the Friday, we went down the other other end of the hall where we didn't venture to and it was a pretty stupid idea in all honesty to do that... but hey you learn from mistakes!

↑↑ Amazing figurines and MOOMIN plushies oh my gosh ヽ(;▽;)ノ ↑↑

Looking back over my photographs I didn't actually take a lot of the actual hall and stalls... in actual fact there are barely any photographs from the whole two days! And there really isn't much to talk about as well... found friends on the Friday and a certain friend found us which I was amazed by but h'omg to see her again was just fabulous and we seriously need to have a catch up in the new year or something... but anyway the same pattern happened during those two days, whilst watching our money disappear very slowly! On the first day I only purchased two things; a giant pink arpakasso whom I have fittingly named Koichi (because my medium purple one is called Genki and if you're a j-rock fan you'll understand immediately) and the Chinese version of EXO's repackage album. Sapphire seemed to be chuffed with what she purchased also on the two days.

↑↑ Myself and Kin and myself and Charli ↑↑

I also really do aplogise for some of the extremely blurry pictures... when you get bumped into whilst taking an actual picture that doesn't help at all... also people are really rude sometimes! It's like on the Saturday, the whole time I spent trying to get through crowds I swear saying "excuse me, thank you" was being polite?! Why give death stares when I'm being fucking polite?! I do wish the organisers of the expo sorted things out for the Saturday because Friday was better organised where as Saturday was just a complete disaster... also my feet hurt from being trodden on the whole time (T A T)

↑↑ Myself and Sapphire and myself and Charli being derps on day two! ↑↑

↑↑ Baby Emilia and I ヽ(;▽;)ノ ↑↑

I'm also very sorry for this post being such a higgle piggle of words... when both days were pretty much the same (oh I almost forgot about eating brownies on the Saturday...) what is the point about writing about each day? Mash it altogether I say oho (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜

All in all it did seem like that Sapphire enjoyed herself at expo and I enjoyed myself spending time with her as well as seeing friends whom I miss dearly! Also making new friends was a lovely and enjoyable experience as well (*´▽`* ♥ I have no clue if I'll do expo again in all honesty... if Emilia does the May one again then I'll just pop into London for the day just to smoosh her face but other than that... I think my run of expos has officially emptied out. Oh here are a few pictures of what I purchased from the days;

Pretty typical of me... plushies, notebooks, a cd, food, drinks and a washcloth is certainly my taste in things! Also I've just noticed that there is a lot of.......... pink. Oh mmmyyy...

Thanks for reading!


  1. Ahh bb i'm so glad you finally got around to writing this, but now I miss you and want this day to happen again ;____; I really wanna go to the next London expo, I hope you can come too!
    & I also hope it's more organised ><

    ♥ Little Owl Diary

  2. Your hair looks so cute and I love your haul/alpaca!!! I can't stand rude in the US it seems like I am always saying excuse me to adults and then old people just step in my way or completely cut me off in stores and they NEVER say excuse me. Makes me wonder why they're bitching about young people having no manners...

  3. I love that wig!
    I'd kill (not literally) for pastel pink hair.