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Belfast Comic Con 2016 sees stormtroopers and Harleys invade city

By Staff Reporter

Published 16/05/2016

Bronte Donovan (24) orginally from Australian and now living in Banbridge is dressed as the Joker as part of Brontology cosplay. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Bronte Donovan (24) orginally from Australian and now living in Banbridge is dressed as the Joker as part of Brontology cosplay. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
1st Order Stormtrooper's, Colin McCutcheon (33) from Antrim and Jim McMinn (4) from Belfast. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Rachel Smith (22) from Dundonald as Disney's Maleficent. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Suzie Swann (25) from Mallusk as Lady Magneto outside the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Conal Munnis (19) from Bangor as Bearer of the Curse from Dark Souls II. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Jack Cargill as Ciel in Wonderland from Black Butler. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Amie Martin (24) from Belfast as Han Solo with Tanja Angela (23) from Belfast as Princess Leia. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Conor McCorry as Jason from Friday the 13th. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
The Belfast Dark Knight. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Jonathan Fisher (45) from Lisburn as Judge Dredd. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Jess Boyd (18) from Bangor as Marvels' Jessica Jones, Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Dirk Ellwood (18) as Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls with Kia Smyth (25() as Medic from Team Fortress 2. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Shelley Hale (20) originally from Armagh as an Aztec Goddess. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Alannah Ashcroft (18) from Dublin as Harley Quinn from Batman. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Kerry Leach (23) as Black Widow with husband Marc Leach (25) from Lisburn as Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Alannah Ashcroft (18) from Dublin as Harley Quinn with Eli Mottram (21) from Belfast as the Joker. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Jodi Adams (12) from Portrush & Kaci Charles (12) from Portstewart as Queens of Anime. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nadine Leslie (27) from Belfast as Regina from Once Upon A Time. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Aoife Kelly (19) from Belfast as Hermione from Harry Porter with Sara Sedrati (19) from Belfast as Harley Quinn from Batman. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Jonathan Buchanan (27) from Dundonald as Spartacus Judius from 300. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Alan McKinney from Lisburn as Tie Officer from Star Wars; Donna Dornan from Castlewellan as a Mandorian Bounty hunter; Chris Lynn from Newry as a Jedi; Aidan Kyle from Toome as Darth Vader ;and Karl Dornan from Castlewellan as Darth Maul. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Sisters April Ingram (24) from Glenavy as Baymax and Caroline Ingram (17) from Glenavy as Honey Lemon from the movie Big Hero 6. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Phoebe McFadden (12) from Belfast as Grell Sutcliff from Black Butler with Lena Strowger-Wray (12) also from Belfast as Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
1st Order Stormtroopers Jim McMinn speaking with two PSNi officers (not in costume). Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
1st Order Stormtroopers Leona Smyth (4)with uncle Jim McMinn. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Enjoying Comic Con yesterday were Colin McCutcheon and Jim McMinn as Stormtroopers
Stephanie McEwen as Harley Quinn with baby Luna as Poison Ivy
Suzie Swann as Lady Magneto
Phoebe McFadden as Grell Sutcliff and Lena Strowger-Wray as Ciel Phantomhive
Batman arrives at the arena
Bronte Donovan as The Joker
Rachel Smith as Disney’s Maleficent
Elliot Coleman, Kim Wallace, India Murray, Mikhail Campbell and Jack Cargill arrive at Comic Con
Alannah Ashcroft as Harley Quinn with Eli Mottram also as The Joker

A squad of stormtroopers and a hundred Harley Quinns invaded east Belfast over the weekend for this year's Film and Comic Con.

Magneto mingled with Maleficent at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Ned Flanders was spotted chatting up the Black Widow, and even Batman and Superman put aside their differences for the day.

As costumed superheroes sweltered in the sizzling heat, fans inside geeked out to the memorabilia stalls and movie exhibits.

"Bought more stuff than I thought I would and joined the Federation too!" tweeted Andrew McMaster later.

Cult horror fans were delighted to see Robert Englund there, the slasher who terrorised Eighties teenagers as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Attracting attention was Sylvester McCoy, the former Doctor Who, while another popular star was Michael Biehn, the only Hollywood actor brave enough to take on both The Terminator and Aliens.

On Saturday many caused heads to turn in the city centre as they headed off to Comic Con's first after-party at Filthy McNasty's.

Belfast Telegraph

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