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Best Nintendo cosplay at the MCM Expo

Colette and Marti choose their favourite Nintendo cosplayers at Saturday's show. Which one is your favourite?

The MCM Expo is a cosplayers dream. Many fans look forward to this every year and the amount of time and money people spend on cosplay to ensure that they look like their favourite characters from games, anime, and manga is incredible. It was especially exciting for me and Marti as we decided to go as Princess Peach and Nikki from Letter Box.

Colette (Peach) and Marti (Nikki)
Colette (Peach) and Marti (Nikki)
Getting involved in the cosplay is really great fun and I think you look like the odd one out if you arrive dressed normally. Anyway, as well as dressing up ourselves, we set out on a special mission to find the best Nintendo cosplayers as the expo. Here are our top six!

Link - Myffanwy Edwards

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Amazingly, Myffanwy wasn't a big Zelda fan until Skyward Sword and then she completely fell in love with it. She made this outfit herself and it took two months to complete. She could also actually play the ocarina!

Epona - Lynda Biggins

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Lynda thought no one had dressed as Link's horse before and decided it would definitely be fun to wear this costume. Good job it was fun as it took seven months to make because she was juggling it with university work. She travelled to the Expo on the Tube and got some great reactions from the public.

Team Magma - Merlin Webster and Robyn Dean

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Merlin and Robyn also juggled exams with cosplay but they didn't take seven months to make their Team Magma costumes. It took them two weeks to make their outfits which are based on one of the villainous teams from Pokemon's Hoenn region. They also made their own 3DS pouch.

Shiek - Emma Thomas

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Emma loves Zelda but she decided to dress as her alter ego from Ocarina Of Time. Her costume was hand sewn and took a couple of months to make. She made her harp with plywood and elastic bands.

Donkey Kong - Chivvy

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Chivvy loves Donkey Kong games and so decided to dress as Nintendo's great ape. This costume took six months to make using sofa foam, fleece and walking sticks.

Bowser - Katy Smith

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Katy loves Bowser; she thinks he is the best villain ever. This costume took 100 hours to make and she is another who got a few strange looks on the way to the Expo. Luckily I drove and Marti had a hotel near the venue!

As for us, Marti chose Nikki because it made a change from Pokemon and she thought it was original and very unlikely that anyone else would dress as her. She was right! I chose Peach because this is probably one of the only events where I can go out in my normal attire!

Anyway, which costume is your favourite?


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  1. shadowlugia101 Sunday 27th May 2012 at 15:46

    all of them are awesome! hard to choose a favorite :D

  2. Diddy ZX Sunday 27th May 2012 at 16:11

    They are all excellent, and it's impossible to choose just one that stands out, because they all do.

    Though, if I really have to choose some favourites (sorry, but I can't choose just one!), they'd have to be Bowser, Sheik, and Epona, as I really like the costume designs for those three. :)

  3. Accelgor7 Sunday 27th May 2012 at 16:36

    Why is there no Ash Ketchum?

  4. Dan-the-Wii-man Sunday 27th May 2012 at 16:39

    Not gonna lie Marti going as Nikki was pretty inspired :P

  5. keir Sunday 27th May 2012 at 17:01

    WHAT NO Tepig Oshawat or even Snive :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

  6. ninjafox Sunday 27th May 2012 at 17:12

    I can't choose a favourite either as everyone has obviously put a lot of effort into their costumes although i do think the fact that someone went as Epona is really cool!
    All the costumes are really detailed you can see that time has been spent making them, the Bowser one looks good enough to be sold at the Nintendo World store.
    Well done to both Marti and Colette as well for going as Nikki and Peach. Going as Nikki was a really original idea! :)

  7. kaiyt Sunday 27th May 2012 at 17:38

    Wow, I'm so proud my costume made it into a article <3

  8. pokemanD Sunday 27th May 2012 at 18:15

    The epona one is the best1

  9. CyberGW Sunday 27th May 2012 at 18:36

    Team Magma look pretty awesome! Love Epona as well! :D

  10. retrotoad Sunday 27th May 2012 at 18:41

    Nikki's good. It's nice to see some original thought gone into it.

  11. SkyLink Sunday 27th May 2012 at 19:01

    I think the sheik one was pretty cool.

  12. NintyHippo Sunday 27th May 2012 at 19:49

    The Link one is good.

  13. PokeMarti Sunday 27th May 2012 at 20:06

    Obviously Colette and I could have taken pictures of amazing cosplay all day, the quality of some of the costumes there were out of this world. We also saw a very impressive Ameritsu from Okami.

    Thanks guys for appreciating my costume, sadly it's originality didn't get much recognition at the event but I dont mind. I was too busy collecting puzzle pieces! lol I dont think many people use letterbox any more.

  14. fisher2007 Sunday 27th May 2012 at 21:47

    all of them are awesome! hard to choose a favorite :D

  15. Cheesemonster Sunday 27th May 2012 at 23:40

    WHAT NO Tepig Oshawat or even Snive :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

    Snivy is spelt with a y not an e.
    Personally, my favourites were the Link, Sheik and Peach (Colette)

  16. dizzy boy Sunday 27th May 2012 at 23:53

    @collette and marti, i thought i recognized you at the nintendo stand (going from your profile pictures here). i didn`t want to say anything just incase i was wrong.
    i took my friend with me, he made the effort and dressed up as mario, my effort was a goomba cap and a grey bag with a NES controller print on it, although i was wearing a pink/red t-shirt and blue jeans, that was close enough to being a mario clone for me.
    as for other people, there were deffinitly alot of good cosies that some people were wearing. i bet some of them were thirsty as heck walking around in heavy garments and face masks and so on. my favourite picks for saturday have to be the storm trooper, The Mask, and Austin Powers with Miss Shagwell (i think that was her charecters name, it`s been ages since i`ve seen the films).
    lastly. i managed to get all of the puzzle swap panels finished, which is hardly a suprise as the street pass hits were constantly coming in the whole time i was there. i managed about 130 hits before my 3DS ran out of juice. also, i got passed the 100 street pass count on Mario Kart 7 and unlocked the gold glider, it`s just the gold body left to unlock now.
    I`m looking forward to eurogamer in spetember, and MCM in october. these are the only events that I`m aware of at the moment that I`m planning on going too. if more come up, i`ll probably go to those too, gotta share the puzzle pieces around.

  17. Kirby8 Sunday 27th May 2012 at 23:59

    All looking great!! Gotta love MCM Expo. I don't think you look like the odd one out if you come in normal attire, plenty of people do because they're there for the atmosphere, or there may be reasons other reasons why they can't/don't want to cosplay, like they aren't confident enough to dress up or they don't have time to make/get a costume. I've seen some people in normal clothing and they make an effort to make it suitable, so game or anime related.
    But, personally, I dress up for it and love it. It's a great event and go to it all the time. Your costumes look great guys! And so does everyone else. You get some amazing cosplays there...and some kinda creepy (one year, I saw a lot of male Peaches *shudder*, lol). But, while I live in London, my Uni is in Nottingham and am in the middle of my exam period at the moment! But, I'll see you all for the October cosplay!! YAY!! And, of course, Eurogamer and LFCC and any other events. Now...back to revision. T_T

  18. KinGamer Monday 28th May 2012 at 07:01

    I was a bit confused there; I read "It was especially exciting for me and Marti as we decided to go as Princess Peach and Nikki from Letter Box." and saw that Tom posted the article, so I thought that the photo below the paragraph was going to have Tom dressed up as Nikki. :|

  19. DarkBladeXIII Monday 28th May 2012 at 08:04

    i must admit that sheik Cosplay was amazing but the Donkey Kong one was a great effort

  20. craig134 Monday 28th May 2012 at 12:03

    Jedi mario bros why not

  21. EmEleven Monday 28th May 2012 at 13:54

    Thanks to both of you, It was a great feeling to be approached and interviewed by you :!: :!:
    I had a fantastic Sheikend :D :) :lol:
    I was equally as impressed with the dedication and skill involved in all the costumes at the Expo :!:
    Seeing all the other Nintendo Cosplays was excellent, and I took advantage of being snapped with as many Links and fellow Sheiks as possible (unfortunately there seemed a distinct lack of Zeldas) :(
    in conclusion, Id like to thank you for including me in your top 6 :!: :mrgreen: :!: :mrgreen:
    hope to see you in October :!: :!:
    Emma Xxxxxxx

  22. Pyron12 Monday 28th May 2012 at 15:08

    The link and sheik costumes are the best.

  23. Laughlyn Monday 28th May 2012 at 17:49

    i'm putting the finishing touches to my Captain N cosplay for an event later in year and it should be properly done ready for the expo next year :D getting the zapper painted up to look more realistic and fitting a light/sound unit in it for when i pull the trigger and also the controller he has on his belt i'm using the guide from Instructables to change it into an operating mp3 player :D

    posted a pic of my jacket on ONM facebook last month ( thankfully a buddy is a professional doctor who cosplayer and a great prop designer/painter so it comes in handy

  24. dave666 Monday 28th May 2012 at 20:28

    why is there no picture of the dude i saw dressed as peach.

    is was weird he was like a tranny,but a peach tranny lol :lol:

    is was funny and weird in equal measures,but what made it even better was that he obviously went to quite some trouble getting his costume just right.

    this was no rush job.

  25. vix_chan Tuesday 29th May 2012 at 12:27

    I can imagine that people who don’t know Nikki form Letterbox would be mistaken to think that you were dressed up as Velma from Scooby Doo.

  26. koran Friday 1st Jun 2012 at 12:43

    yay I saw some of those (bowser, donkey and epona at least) that epona one was awesome!!

  27. m_lockier Friday 1st Jun 2012 at 22:10

    Some of them are just incredible. Here's one I did a couple of years ago

    not the best but still good, considering all home made I didnt go and spend on the costume itself.

  28. MartinIsAwesome Sunday 3rd Jun 2012 at 08:47

    As much as I have a weakness for Link-girls, Colette's is the best one here.

    I spotted a great group dressed as Mario with FLUDD and Peach and Daisy in plumber garb. They were great, and I chased them half way down the complex to get their picture.
    There was also a dude dressed as Phantom R (Raphael) from Rhythm Thief.

  29. cra1gy2 Sunday 3rd Jun 2012 at 14:30

    Amazing, I can't decide on a favourite.

  30. pppongi Friday 3rd Aug 2012 at 17:13

    i'm going to a convention called j-con i'm dressing as misty, i was thinking dressing as dawn but no body really appreciates misty any more!!! :shock:

  31. Rai13 Friday 3rd Aug 2012 at 19:59

    Please don't bump old topics, thanks.

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