SMASH 2016 Wrap-Up

2016 SMASH WRAP-UP

Beyond Cosplay was happy to be back better than ever at Rosehill Gardens for SMASH 2016. As a smaller convention sandwiched between Supanova and OZCC, it really stands out as a legitimate alternative to the big two. Given that this was its tenth Anniversary it’s clear  – its unique focus on Anime and Japanese pop culture is a winning formula for ... Read More »

In the footsteps of a Superhero Causeplayer – Superhero Week 24-30 July 2016

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Heroism. It’s one of those things that has captured our imaginations and has fueled a multi-billion dollar movie empire in the past 15 years. The rise of conventions has seen cosplay move from the fringes of pure nerd culture to acceptable, nay celebrated, pride of place. Conventions are taking centre-stage in people’s calendars and so much of this as a ... Read More »

Marie’s cosplay adventures at Supanova, Sydney Olympic Park

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It’s finally here! Supanova has descended at Sydney Olympic Park and no stone left unturned on guests, attendees, vendors, artists – both local and internationally – and of course, the cosplayers. Initial thought of stepping out to Sydney Olympic Park on a cold, wet morning makes me want to stay indoors and curl up in my fluffy Hello Kitty onesie. Instead ... Read More »

Supanova Sydney 16′ WRAP-UP

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Let’s start with the pure numbers. Over 45,000 visitors.  More than 400 stalls, exhibitors and artists to visit and purchase loot from.   Over 30 toilets to choose from for your ablution needs.  At least 20 chairs to sit on.  The same number again of film and television stars to pose with and/or have your chest signed by, while there ... Read More »

Independence Day: Resurgence REVIEW

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If you’re wanting a great feeling of nostalgia, you would usually look through old photos, drive a classic car or, in this case, revisit one of the greatest movies of the 90’s. That’s exactly what Twentieth Century Fox set out to do in the most spectacular way possible. As first mentioned, the nostalgia factor was pushed to eleven. I understand ... Read More »

Warcraft: The Beginning premier and review

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Warcraft: The Beginning has been a long time coming. You don’t have an MMORPG running successfully for 10 years with at its peak, 12 million people playing and not make an amazing movie to please the fans. For someone who hasn’t always been a fan of the MMORPG, I’m now a fan of the franchise. But remember WoW fans, this ... Read More »

Ipswich Medieval Markets & Fantasy Faire Wrap Up

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The team at Beyond Cosplay were invited to come along to the Ipswich Medieval Markets and Fantasy Faire held at Ipswich City Mall over this past weekend. The markets are what one would expect to be sold with a medieval theme- LARP weapons and medieval costumes, trinkets and ye old food (with a hint of americana burgers) These markets however ... Read More »

Sydney Sexpo 16′

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  Out of all the conventions we have visited, nothing prepared us for a new addition to an adult lifestyle convention: Cosplay. For the first time ever, Sexpo hosted their own cosplay event, hosted by Lucie Bee and Jimmy (aka the winning geek from the 2011 season of reality show, Beauty & The Geek).  Presented in four heats over three ... Read More »

Superhero Coffins…too soon?

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In the world of superheroes, two things are a constant: one, the moment writers of comics or movies determine that a character is boring or they have nowhere else for the story to go with them, they kill them off. Second, they invariably come back. Jean Grey possibly knows this better than anyone in Marvel history. Most of the X-Men ... Read More »

Brisbane’s House of Fandom Markets: Recap

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The cosplay season is underway for 2016 kicking off a few weeks ago on the Gold Coast which Beyond Cosplay was lucky enough to cover. But what to do in between that, and the next event in September? We all want to cosplay and get together with our friends as much as we can. But sometimes it’s nice to have ... Read More »