Dressing up for Armageddon

Chris Webb as an assassin from Assassins Creed poses. Photo / Nick Reed
Chris Webb as an assassin from Assassins Creed poses. Photo / Nick Reed

Thousands of costume-clad fantasy fans took over the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau today, with the annual Armageddon Expo once again giving them the chance to rub shoulders with the stars behind some of their favourite characters.

The entertainment expo had everything from comics, anime and toys to live wrestling and sci-fi collectibles.

Kess Walsh as Ashe, of League of Legends. Photo / Nick Reed
Kess Walsh as Ashe, of League of Legends. Photo / Nick Reed

Not to mention international cosplay celebrities, costume events and "zombie alley".

Celebrity wrestler Haku, also known as King Tonga, was there to take part in the live wrestling event.

Lady Loki Bernadette Dimson poses for a photograph. Photo / Nick Reed
Lady Loki Bernadette Dimson poses for a photograph. Photo / Nick Reed

There were special appearances from a variety of television and movie actors - including Richard Dean Anderson who plays Macgyver on Stargate SG1 - as well as cartoon guests and YouTube stars.

It was Armageddon's 21st year and it will now move on to Christchurch and then Dunedin over the next two weekends.

Kristen Lum as Mettaton. Photo / Nick Reed
Kristen Lum as Mettaton. Photo / Nick Reed

The expo continues in Auckland tomorrow from 9am-6pm.

L-R Vadim Scanlon as Genos, Kelly Smith as White Day Kotori and Elisha Ward as Hinata Hyuga pose for a photo. Photo / Nick Reed
L-R Vadim Scanlon as Genos, Kelly Smith as White Day Kotori and Elisha Ward as Hinata Hyuga pose for a photo. Photo / Nick Reed
Stormtroopers and Darth Vader pose for a photo. Photo / Nick Reed
Stormtroopers and Darth Vader pose for a photo. Photo / Nick Reed

- NZ Herald

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