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Monday, August 15, 2022

Comic Carnaval, a Cosplay Spectacle


Something very different is set to hit the east side of London this coming Bank Holiday weekend, something called Comic Carnaval. What is this, I hear you ask? Well, it’s a party set to be a hitherto unknown hybrid of mas and cosplay.

Comic Carnaval is the after party for the MCM London Comic Con, which takes place on 26 – 28 May. MCM Comic Con sponsor Legion Mas, who refer to themselves as ‘The world’s 1st cosplay carnival brand’. The two have partnered to bring some spice and carnival fun to the Saturday night party, a costumed, themed event that will bring together the cosplay and carnival audiences in a fantastic mash-up.

To help bring that carnival vibe, there will be live performances from Trinidadian soca artist, Sekon Sta. Other acts include Micky Rich, Jadel & Natalyah, with music spun by DJ Raiky, DJ Rakka and London’s very own Release D Riddim. The dress code on the night will be cosplay or carnival costumes; mas bands are being encouraged to attend in their own costumes.

All the action takes place on Saturday 27 May at the ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway. For more information, and tickets, visit mcmcomiccon.com/london/attractions/mcm-party. To see Legion Mas’ costumes, visit their website at www.legionmas.com.