From Harley Quinn to Emmet from The Lego Movie, this year's cosplayers did not disappoint

MCM Comic Con returned to London last week, providing cosplayers with an excuse to pull out their best costumes of their favourite comic book characters.

Held at the gigantic ExCeL in London, Comic Con 2016 was sprawling with comic book related merchandise, video games, soft toys and of course cosplayers. Indeed, there was plenty for your average comic book fan to indulge in, satisfying even the most hardcore.

For loyal attendees, Comic Con 2016 provided a warm familiarity, with a number of stalls re-appearing with updated products. All of the synonymous names in the comic book world were represented – Batman, Spiderman and all the other “man”s and “woman”s – and of course a Comic Con wouldn’t be the same without a life-size Chewbacca.

Anime fans had plenty to feast on too, with stall after stall selling imported Blu-rays of the hottest series to come out of Japan, as well as merchandise to stock your shelves with.

However, the highlight of this year’s Comic Con was undoubtedly the commitment to costumes. Whilst there were expectedly a plethora of the same characters being represented, the attention to detail of each of them was outstanding.

The floors were filled with gorgeous Harley Quinns, Wonder Women and Poison Ivys. Whilst Spiderman would seem like an effortless costume, those who chose to dress up as the Peter Parker superhero ensured that they nailed it perfectly.

One Spiderman was even sporting a Captain America shield with replica damage from the film. Obscure but brilliant costumes included an eerily accurate Roaul Duke from Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas,  PPAP’s Pikotaro – with authentic pineapple, pen and apple – and my personal favourite, Emmet from The Lego Movie.

Comic Con 2016 was a fantastic event and can’t be missed for anyone with even the slightest interest in the comic book world.