By Olly MacNamee
One of the smaller MCM shows, but always a good one for cosplay, MCM Midlands was a chance to look around without the throngs that can descend on the larger shows, giving time to take it all in. Bringing a bit of much needed colour to an otherwise drab part of the country, here then are some of the many, many costumes on display throughout the day.
Olly MacNamee teaches English and Media, for his sins, in a school somewhere in Birmingham. Some days, even he doesn't know where it is. Follow him on twitter @ollymacnamee or read about his exploits at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or don't. You can also read his articles fairly frequently at www.bleedingcool.com too.