Manchester Comic Con MCM Expo Masquerade Winners

Manchester MCM Expo 2012 Masquerade WinnersThe second Manchester Comic Con MCM Expo Masquerade did not disappoint with a larger number of participants, more performances, and a packed out standing room only audience. Some entrants took part just for fun, but many of them competed and the judges selected the following winners:

Best Costume: Ana as Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler.
Best Costume (Runner Up): Sudawan as Meroko Yui from Full Moon o Sagashite.
Best Group: The Ominous Truffle and Sebby as Kyubey and Madoka from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.
Best Performance: Lee, Cai, Ebony, Jimbo with their Mortal Kombat skit.
Best Junior: Katie as Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura.
Judges Award: Angie with her original character Johnny Reaper.

As is often the case in cosplay competitions, no one ever seems as surprised as the winners themselves! Angie, who took a Judge’s Award in the Masquerade, said the following when asked about the event: 

“Thank you ever so much for bringing joy and happiness to so many people, myself being one of them! Events like this bring people together and allows people to make friends and feel part of something! It’s a place where we can truly be ourselves!”

With reviews like that from attendees, it is no wonder that even with the extra space booked for the Manchester show in 2012, the surging crowds that arrived for the show still packed out the venue!

More photographs of the winners can be found on the MCM Cosplay Facebook page and the Cosplay at MCM Expo deviantArt page.

Photographs courtesy of Russell Fenton. The full Manchester Masquerade gallery can be found on Flickr by clicking here.

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