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A passion for cosplay amongst those at Comic-Con is the most mutual interest you will find and given the crowd’s jaw-drops at the Cosplay Masquerade, it just added more proof to the point. An event that anyone can register for (yes, you!), you have the choice to either show your costume off as a contender for the ICL Solo Qualifier or a general fan of cosplay. Regardless, you have the chance to become your character in front of hundreds of people on MCM’s biggest stage. With a line of snappy-happy photographers alongside us (the Japan-Cool team) at the foot of the stage and a huge seated audience behind us, everyone’s eyes were on the talented and charismatic cosplayers.

The cosplayer is not only judged for the craftsmanship behind their costumes, but just as much for the way they move and express themselves on stage and accurately portray the mood of their character. A few will sometimes sing or play instruments or mime along to dialogue excerpts. The winner of the ICL Solo Qualifier gets to travel to Japan as a representative of the UK to compete against other countries. The end of our gallery will reveal this year’s winner of MCM London Comic-Con in May 2017. Which cosplayer do you like best?

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*drumroll* And now we present the…

Winner of the ICL Solo Qualifier

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All the Finalists (except one)

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All the Finalists (On & Off-Stage)

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Do you have a favourite amongst our gallery? Do you think you will be taking part in the next ICL? Perhaps attend the next cosplay masquerade for your chance to snap some shots? Be sure to swing by our Japan-Cool stall to say hi. We are always at MCM London Comic-Con (Manchester & Birmingham too).

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