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Spring is sprung, the grass is riz… I wonder where the cosplay is?

The seasons keep a changin’ and as the long winter comes to a close we think it’s high time you got your cosplay on! Maybe it’s time to dust off the ol’ Plug Suit from ‘Evangelion’, vac-form some new Femtrooper armour, or start work on a piece from a hot new Anime series like ‘Vampire Knight’. No matter what outfit you choose, there is one HUGE new party where you can show it off: The Supanova Cosplay Festival! For one day only on Saturday, November 27th, Brisbane will host Cosplayers from all corners of the nation. They will gather in Brisneyland to show off their outfits, compete in the Supanova Cosplay Festival Competition, meet one of their favourite anime stars, and bear witness to the Championship Final of the Madman National Cosplay Championships! It’s Australia’s biggest cosplay competition!

Throughout the year at Supanova Expos all over the country and at Adelaide’s AV-Con, competitors went head-to-head to be ‘the best of the best’ in the art of Cosplay. A finalist was chosen from each of the five expos, and – in a new twist to the competition – three ‘wild-card’ finalists were selected to compete as well! There are a few familiar faces from last year’s comp, and a slew of shiny new competitors stepping up to the challenge as well. The ultimate winner of this competition will not only be recognized as the nation’s best Cosplayer, but they will win a trip to the home of Cosplay itself: Japan!

The Madman Championship Final and the Supanova Cosplay Festival Competition will be hosted by the hilarious John Robertson, Australia’s best-loved Cosplay host and an internationally renowned comedian. Fresh off the back of an epic run of gigs at Scotland’s famous Edinburgh Comedy Festival, John will bring his prodigious talents (and hopefully puppets) to the Supanova Cosplayers in Brisbane.

In between watching and competing in the Cosplay, festivalgoers can enjoy a great selection of vendors, side events (including Cosplay Chess and costuming panels), and the opportunity to meet one of the stars of Vampire Knight; the wonderful Stephanie Sheh! Not to mention a massive bunch of cosplayer comrades to hang out and share the fun with!

Everybody knows that the Supanova family loves Cosplay, and we know that you love it too… In fact, we love it so much we wanted to throw it a party.

Can’t wait to see you there to celebrate Cosplay with us!

Posted Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

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