What is Thought Bubble?
Last November I attended Leeds’ annual comic convention, which I have been to since 2009 when I first started cosplaying. This time, I went along with Charlotte; we wore her yukatas and did a variation of two Vocaloids, from the song Magnet:
The first video is a documentary film made about Thought Bubble by The City Talking.
Most of the sound has been recorded well – the microphone will have been pointing towards them. However, some isn’t too good because the area changes, (noisy pub etc, different lighting and different setting which seem mismatched) and the shots aren’t consistent in how close/far away a person is, which I think distracts a little. Otherwise I thought that the essence of what Thought Bubble is was captured exceptionally well!
I had fun with Charlotte, and many photographers wanted to take photos of us. Here are some of them, credit goes to Costume Shutterbug.
We also featured alongside other friends as a part of a short documentary film by my friends; Poppy and Sammy, who both attend Sheffield Hallam University, alongside Robin.
Their aim was to get the opinions of people on the streets when faced with cosplay and contrast and compare them with views from the Thought Bubble convention.
Finally, here are some of my own photographs of the event! (Some photos have captions)
Marshal Lee, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum of Adventure Time
I was asked to contribute to a large bit of canvas that would be exhibited in Leeds Central Library’s exhibition space. This was my work-in-progress
My finished contribution – I tried to use jigsaw pieces fitting together in a circle representing the earth but, the black paint made it lose its message, I feel, on unity.
Flame Princess of Adventure Time and Harley Quinn of DC Comics
Charlotte and me (edited to make lighter)
Royal Armories had The Hobbit weaponry & other items
Inside the “main” hall! This has been in use since the start, or at least since I started attending in 2009
I love this artist’s work!
The artist wasn’t around when I took this photo but, I did get to chat with her and bough one of her cute cat zines.
I loved the design and name of this stall. I got a nice lollypop necklace and a banana split ring. One was in the lucky dip!
Outside, across the river.
Me and my boyfriend, Cecil c:
Revisited the canvas later on! Not sure what the group’s name was but I really liked their idea!
We stopped for some cake c:
Charlotte pulled a funny face ;D
I took this as a possible project documenting bins in certain areas of Leeds. Obviously this reflects how busy the convention was.
Another variation of Captain America, inside this time.
Gemma Correll’s stall! I really like her cute illustrations and puns.
It flashed on and off!
A group selfie at the end of the day!
Everything I bought/business cards from the convention!
and my wristband.
I ended up buying a lot of zines etc from artists, because I really wanted to support them. I also got to meet Gemma Correll, an artist I really admire for her puns and illustrations alike.