Thousands of fans dressed up in their best fancy dress in London for one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of sci-fi culture.

The London MCM comic con returns to the capital for a second time this year showcasing comic book artists, traditional Cosplay competitions, new games and famous faces from film and tv.

Fans call the dressing up ‘Cosplay’ (a mix of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’) and see it as form of performance art.

This year the London event also partnered with marvel to showcase superhero collectibles and toys.

Guests attending the London event include avengers stars Hayley Atwell and Anthony Machie, Game of Thrones’ David Bradley and star wars’ Rufus Wright.