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Thousands of cosplay fans swoop in for London’s comic con

Thousands of comic book fans dressed as their favourite superheroes and villains are heading to London this weekend for the MCM Comic Conference.

Fans in Deadpool, Superman and Power Rangers outfits joined others dressed as the Suicide Squad, Stars Wars and Overwatch characters at the Excel centre in Docklands for the first day of the three-day convention this afternoon.

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Special guests include Rosario Dawson, who plays Claire Temple in Netflix’s Deadpool 2, James Purefoy from Altered Carbon and Black Panther star Letitia Wright.

The conference is also boasting a meeting of voice actors from computer games, including the actors who provide the voices for characters in Overwatch, Grand Theft Auto and Metal Gear Solid.

Fans dressed as their favourite superheroes are descending on London’s Excel centre this week for the annual Comic Con

Visitors have come from around the world for the three-day event in east London celebrating comic books, films and games

Visitors have come from around the world for the three-day event in east London celebrating comic books, films and games

The event draws in thousands of fantasy film and comic fans with the chance to meet some of their favourite stars

The event draws in thousands of fantasy film and comic fans with the chance to meet some of their favourite stars

The event draws in thousands of fantasy film and comic fans with the chance to meet some of their favourite stars

A family of superheroes! A family-of-four is pictured dressed as various superheroes at today's Comic Con event in London

A family of superheroes! A family-of-four is pictured dressed as various superheroes at today’s Comic Con event in London

A young boy gets to high-five Chewbacca at the Star Wars stand in the Excel convention hall this afternoon

A young boy gets to high-five Chewbacca at the Star Wars stand in the Excel convention hall this afternoon

A woman in an Archie Comics Riverdale High School costume was joined by a less-convincing Anna from Frozen

A woman in an Archie Comics Riverdale High School costume was joined by a less-convincing Anna from Frozen

A woman in an Archie Comics Riverdale High School costume was joined by a less-convincing Anna from Frozen

Two men dressed as Daft Punk give each other a fist pump as they head into the convention centre this afternoon

Two men dressed as Daft Punk give each other a fist pump as they head into the convention centre this afternoon

Fans dressed as characters from the hit movie Deadpool dressed as others from a range of computer games, including Zelda

Fans dressed as characters from the hit movie Deadpool dressed as others from a range of computer games, including Zelda

Fans dressed as characters from the hit movie Deadpool dressed as others from a range of computer games, including Zelda

Fans dressed as their favourite characters posed for pictures of the lawn outside the exhibition centre

Fans dressed as their favourite characters posed for pictures of the lawn outside the exhibition centre

Some of the sinister-looking characters arriving at the Excel were lucky not to have been stopped by police on their way there

Some of the sinister-looking characters arriving at the Excel were lucky not to have been stopped by police on their way there

Fans dressed as a wide range of characters were seen filing their way into the busy exhibition centre this afternoon

Fans dressed as a wide range of characters were seen filing their way into the busy exhibition centre this afternoon

Fans dressed as a wide range of characters were seen filing their way into the busy exhibition centre this afternoon

A curious-looking character with long ears takes time out from the convention to check her phone and enjoy a juice

A curious-looking character with long ears takes time out from the convention to check her phone and enjoy a juice

Residents of docklands will have to be prepared for some unusual characters invading their area this weekend

Residents of docklands will have to be prepared for some unusual characters invading their area this weekend

Residents of docklands will have to be prepared for some unusual characters invading their area this weekend

A couple dressed as their favourite computer game characters make their way towards the convention centre today

A couple dressed as their favourite computer game characters make their way towards the convention centre today

A sinister-looking group of fans march towards the centre with their swords held high this afternoon

A sinister-looking group of fans march towards the centre with their swords held high this afternoon

A man dressed as a Pokemon character was among the scores of fans enjoying the convention in London this afternoon

Scores of fans were enjoying the convention in London this afternoon

A man dressed as a Pokemon character was among the scores of fans enjoying the convention in London this afternoon

Inside the hall, fans got to play out the lives of their favourite fantasy film, superhero comic and action game characters

Inside the hall, fans got to play out the lives of their favourite fantasy film, superhero comic and action game characters

 



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