While Nicolette has visited MCM London Comic Con a couple of times, I always seem to miss my local one, but I finally made it along to MCM Scotland this weekend. My bad luck continued though so I only managed a short visit – thank you lingering cold and huge transport delays! I did have fun though, so here’s all the cute stuff I spotted.
We’re slightly deprived of kawaii in Scotland so I made a beeline for Tofu Cute‘s super kawaii stand. As always, there was tons of fluffy Amuse plush and Japanese candy to tempt me.
Japan Centre have just opened a huge new flagship store in London and brought a small portion of it to Glasgow. I loved all these tiny plushies and they even had melon pan bread!
I spent most of my time in the Comic Village checking out all the indie comic artists and illustrators. Ellen Stubbings was my favourite find with all the things I love – bunnies, cats, ghost and space! I’m slightly regretting not buying that space bunny vase but she does have an Etsy shop too.
Katie White Art
I love when an artist has a really recognisable style and Brogan Coral‘s colour palette ties everything together so well. You can buy them as prints, stickers, pins and more.
On my way back to the exit I was very surprised to spot a wall of Tasty Peach Studios‘ adorable plushies. Turns out it was a local stockist Korekuta! It was so cool to see them all in person and Korekuta have an online store too so UK & EU fans can now buy Meowchi, Nomwhals, Sea Bunnies and more without paying customs fees- rejoice!
I was quite restrained with my purchases but I love everything so much. The comic and badges from Ellen Stubbings are my favourites – I really enjoyed reading the comic. I also picked up Yuzu ramune and Colorful Shower Pocky from Tofu Cute and a sweet ceramic cat spoon from Doki Japanese Tableware.
While it’s quite a small convention, MCM Scotland is still definitely worth a visit for locals. As well as all the shopping, there’s signings, talks, cosplay parade and much more. A lot of the bigger stalls can be found at all MCM events with London coming up next at the end of October – get your tickets soon as they’re selling fast.
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Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.