Cosplay – Melbourne 2019
Welcome to the home of all things cosplay at Supanova! Cosplay is a major highlight for many Supanova attendees, and the opportunities to delve into this wonderful subculture are ever expanding.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, ‘cosplay’ derives from the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’. It refers to an extraordinarily creative pastime wherein amazing individuals don the outfits of their favourite characters and bring them to life at events and photoshoots around the world.
No matter what your experience with cosplay – whether you’re a beginner, a veteran, or an awed Muggle – we have something at Supanova to suit you.
On this page and throughout the weekends you’ll find competitions, photobooths, panels and workshops that can form the next steps on your cosplay journey.
Get those sewing machines ready Supa-Fans, it’s time to spread your figurative (and sometimes literal!) wings and take part in The Odyssey, a national level cosplay competition with prizes valued at over $15,000 to be won. Entries open February 8th at 12:00pm AEST, so sign up and take your first steps on a journey that may lead you all the way to the USA for Dragon Con 2019.
Cosplay HQ is the hub of all cosplay activity at Supanova! You can come along to meet your Cosplay Ambassadors AndyCam Cosplay and TJ Cosplay, hang out in the lounge, browse the cosplay library or check in for the cosplay competitions.
Cosplay HQ is also the home of the Cosplay Repair Station – We’ve all had that dreadful moment at a convention: a costume malfunction, usually at the worst time. Something that was stuck when you left home has become dramatically unstuck. Something needs sewing. Something needs hot glue. Something needs to be done – and the Cosplay HQ Repair station is here to help.
Supanova’s Cosplay Repair Station is available over the weekend for all cosplay repair problems. Our skilled team is able to assess and repair your costume, give you quality advice, and get you out and ready for your photo shoots and onto the stage for the competition.
Getting a costume together in time for an event is an achievement well worth celebrating by immortalising it with a fabulous photo! Our cosplay photobooth will be running all weekend and it’s a fantastic opportunity to come along, strike a pose, and grab a photo. Our featured photographer Steamkittens will be there to help, along with local photographers.
The Supanova weekend is jam-packed with workshops and panels to help you start out in cosplay, or develop your skills further. There’s always something new to learn, whether it’s sewing techniques, prop-building or wig styling! On the other hand, if you’d rather teach, submit your panel idea here!