At MCM Expo Comic Con we managed to have a quick chat with Megan from The Briar Rose Blog who was cosplaying as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, (with husband Grant joining her as Eric.) In case you’re not familiar with Megan’s blog, she uses it as a writing platform to document her life, adventures and general musings through lifestyle, fashion and baking posts.

Megan clearly knows her stuff about all things fashion because The Briar Rose Blog won the ‘Highly Commended’ Award for ‘Best Fashion Blog’ this year at The Cosmopolitan Blog Awards, but since we ran into her at MCM Expo Comic Con we decided to have a catch up with her about films, cosplay and her love for all things Disney.

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Hi Megan. Is this your first trip to MCM Expo Comic Con?

It is yes!

What about it appealed to you? What made you come to MCM Expo?

The cosplay was the initial thing. I really got into cosplay this year, I’ve wanted to do it for ages but I finally took the plunge. I walked past the ExCel while MCM was on before and the vibe seemed fantastic, so we wanted to give it a try.

So you’re enjoying the atmosphere today?

Absolutely, yeah. This is our second day, and both days have been so different. It’s overwhelming but so much fun!

You’re clearly making the most of the weekend,  from your Twitter we saw that you attended the Horns panel with Daniel Radcliffe. Have you played any of the games that are on show, or been to the comic village?

Seeing Daniel Radcliffe in person was amazing! I’ve always been a Harry Potter fan, I grew up with it, so actually seeing him, hearing him talk was great – he’s a really nice guy. We’re not so much into the games side of things, they’re the busier parts of the convention, and the queues have put us off slightly, but we’ve been looking at what’s on offer, going to the shows over at the Pop Asia stage and trying the food aswell; Katsu, bubble tea and all those things. [/su_box]

Briar Rose Blogger Megan Cosplaying as Little Mermaid with her husband as Eric

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What have been the highlights of Comic Con so far for you?

Cosplaying has been a highlight because I’ve never done it in public before, I’ve always just done it in my bedroom!  Actually being out and about, getting a good response, and having people take photos with you is brilliant. We’ve just gone to a Disney meetup with 150 Disney cosplayers, all taking photos together and it was fantastic.

Why did you decide to cosplay?

I think I’ve never ‘grown out’ of my Disney films and cartoons, and I’ve recently got into things like anime so when I stumbled across cosplay online I just thought it was a brilliant idea and looked like so much fun.  I spent years looking at photos of other people’s cosplays but then I hit 21 and thought ‘I’m not getting any younger, let’s just do it while I can!’ So I decided to have some fun and make some costumes.

Did you find someone dressed as Flounder to pose with?

There was a little toddler dressed as flounder. ‘Awww’ was the general response![/su_box]

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Check out Megan’s vlog coverage of MCM Expo Comic Con and see if you can spot her new Zavvi Steelbooks!

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Here at Zavvi we’re quite big on films so we’re curious, would you call yourself a film fan?

Yes, well kind of. I’m very immature in my film tastes, I watch the Disney classics over and over again. I’m less good with current films, I sort of fall into watching old favourites quite a lot.

What are your favourite Disney films?

Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty… I absolutely love Frozen, I know it’s quite new and the novelty hasn’t really worn off yet but I think it’s a great film. Up is also fantastic, the beginning sequence makes me cry, (like everyone else.)  Aristocats, Hercules… most of them! As long as there are some iconic songs I’m happy!

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