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Cars 3

Cars 3 is the latest installment in the Cars franchise featuring everyone’s favourite racecar, Lightning McQueen (Voiced by Owen Wilson). It’s a solid movie with well-rounded, believable characters, with plenty of jokes and witty one-liners for kids and adults. In this film we see Lightning race against his toughest competitors yet, the new generation of technology driven race cars, intimidating ... Read More »

Zedtown – Melbourne 2017

The zombie’s are coming! The end is nigh! Grab your survival kits! Take arms! Take ammunition! Help survivors and find sanctuary! Does this sound familiar? Surely if you haven’t seen or played a zombie apocalypse survival themed game, TV show or movie, then it’s quite obvious you are living under a rock. But, for those who are fans of this, ... Read More »

Oran Con 2017

On Saturday 27 May 2017, I had the pleasure of being a store holder at Oran Con 3 held at Oran Park Podium. A small con but what it lacked in size, is more than made up for in personality and entertainment. From Disney Princesses to Pirates of the Caribbean, they were out in force to instill the cosplay spirit ... Read More »

The Osiris Child

Movie rating 6/10 For a Sci-Fi fan, I have concerns and issues that can break a movie: too much CGI, insane amounts of explosives, lack or too much plotline, choice of cast – I can name a fair few. However, rather then arrive and armed with a checklist in tow, I was literally blown away by the edge of your ... Read More »

Get to know the cosplayer: Will-O-Wisps Cosplay

So Bec, you have been cosplaying for a little while now. When you started down the path, who did you first cosplay and what drew you into the scene? Yep! Since 2009. I started back in primary school when I grew apart from my friends and felt quite lonely. I found cosplay through Youtube and more specifically through Twinfools. I ... Read More »

Goulburn Comic Con 2017

On the 18th of March 2017, I had the pleasure of attending the Goulburn Comic Con event. As a first-time attendee, I didn’t know what to expect from a cosplayer or patronage standpoint but was pleasantly surprised. The competition had the option for a pre-registration. Through the convention’s website, it took a lot of the stress away for myself and ... Read More »

Building Lightsabers with Part Time Hero Props

While we are currently working on our cosplay projects for the upcoming convention season ahead – and starting to lose sleep over it – these guys came to our attention with their ambitious project ever. Shaun of Part Time Hero Props and his wonderful team have created and tested durable Lightsabers. Whether to partake in the epic battle between the light versus the dark side of the force or an ... Read More »

SMASH 2016 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

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

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 »