Clearly one of the best things to do at a Sci Fi Convention, say like the Supanova Expo, is to get dressed up as your favourite Sci Fi character and live the dream for a day or a weekend. It shows people your ingenuity (especially if you’re creating your costume from scratch) and it also gives you a chance to BE that character in a way that doesn’t get funny looks – far from it. The more accurate, the more committed, the more ingenious the cosplay, the better.
Here’s a series of video interviews from some of the standout cosplayers in the crowd at Supanova Expo 2012, in Sydney.
You may have seen those images of the Mini Predator Cosplay on the internet – here’s the Aussie version from Sydney Supanova, 2012. The little guy has the moves! Impressive stuff – and he proves that Australia can hold its head up high in both cosplay and child-rearing categories.
Who says girls can’t be droids? Or Doctor Who? No one! That’s who!
Sometimes it’s not enough just to dress up as your favourite Sci Fi characters, sometimes you have to commit – fully. Hence the ‘play’ in ‘cosplay’.
An Iron LADY? Now I’ve seen EVERYTHING… Got to love geek girls who really know their stuff. Iron Lady and Captain America show you how to do cosplay with style, on a budget. Respect.
Originality and ingenuity is key in cosplay, and this delightful person has nailed it with her outfit. Gamzee is an online troll (literally) which you may not have heard of, but if you have, well, you know it well. It really doesn’t matter, either way. Having fun, being yourself and going ‘yay, imagination’ is what Sci Fi and related awesomeness is all about.
If you know who Daria Morgendorfer is, then you know why these cosplayers are doing a fabulous job. Sorry if you haven’t seen Daria. I guess you can just respect the commitment.
It’s a pleasure to see a Duff Man who knows his Duff Man moves.
Monopoly Man doesn’t often get a run as a cosplay theme, so you have to take your top hat off to this chap who went hard and stayed in character. Sadly he did not have his ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card.
Assassin’s Creed is an enormously popular cosplay theme – intrepid James Minns got into the nitty gritty of the secretive clan with one chap preparing to enter the fray at Sydney Supanova 2012 as Ezio. But it’s not easy. People want to touch shit. He also has a YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/mrmelikakl (I think).
Now here’s something you don’t see every day – a guy with his head shoved up a unicorn. The result is an intriguing, bloody, mess. I salute the individualism and creativity behind this particular foray into cosplay, yet, at the same time, am repelled and horrified at the cruelty to magical creatures.