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Tentacle Tutorial

How to make some really creepy tentacles. The first pair took me approximately an hour, including figuring out what I wanted to do. The last pair of this lot of twenty prolly took me about 10 minutes once I knew what I was doing.   All up, these twenty tentacles prolly took me about 5 hours. What you will need: ... Read More »

Oz Comic Con Sydney 16′ REVIEW

In 2016 OZCC hit Sydney like a wrecking ball of pop culture madness! Look, I straight up loved OzCC this year. Like, it was super professional, catered well to many diverse types of people, was busy enough and big enough. Transport took a while – Glebe Island is always a bit of a trek to get to, but once I ... Read More »

GX Australia

So GX Australia’s just gone. I’m going to go through the general comparisons to other similar conventions, before I get to why it’s a good step for the Australian Gaming Scene. It’s important to say that I think I had some expectations of what this convention was going to be like (maybe a smaller version of Supernova combined with Mardi ... Read More »

Zedtown Outbreak Sydney 2015: Handsome Pat’s experience

Imagine a zombie outbreak, the entire world has gone down in flames, any sense of government order no longer exists and everything around you is in total chaos. Your family is probably also either scattered or dead. You don’t know who to trust or who to keep an eye on, sounds like a living hell right?     Wrong, it’s ... Read More »

Doom: The Art of Percussive Maintenance – E3 Breakdown

Unfortunately I was only able to poke my head into the Bethesda E3 Launch briefly, but I was there long enough to catch the entirety of the Doom segment, and I’ve got this to say: When they’ve emphasized “we want this to feel like Doom” it really does seem to. Full disclosure: I haven’t played Doom since booting up Doom ... Read More »

Button Smash 2015

The 3rd Annual Button Smash gaming convention was held this past weekend at its new venue, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. As well as holding its inaugural Cosplay Competition sponsored by Madman Entertainment, we at Beyond Cosplay were there to see it all in its gaming glory. Button Smash is still a relatively new event on the con calendar, ... Read More »

EB Expo 2014

This year has been a great year for conventions in Sydney, with 2015 slowly creeping on the horizon and such a large amount of cons in a short period of time. It’s nice to know that we’re finally finished for the year, and what a way to send it off with the EB Games Expo! The EB EXPO is Sydney’s ... Read More »

How Zombies Ate My Legs

The Twins from Zedtown

You start off, knowing that you are absolutely, positively, one of the bad asses of Zedtown. Sure, others out there will have better weapons, but you’re tactical, you know your way around. You’ve studied. You’ve trained. Then attrition starts. Radio reports start coming in (yes, there’s live radio). Twitter and Facebook mentioning rumours of control gauntlets and cultists. And then the sun ... Read More »

SMASH 2014

Another year of SMASH has come and Beyond Cosplay was there all weekend taking down the awesomeness that the Sydney Cosplay community had to offer. SMASH 2014 differed from any other SMASH year, and for any other con for that matter, so if you (unfortunately) missed it, don’t worry. Beyond Cosplay has you covered, just check out our Flickr! The ... Read More »

Making Cosplay – Gender Bending

Hey guys! Welcome back for a new load of reading, so this time I have decided to tackle the taboo topic of “what is “gender bending” So what is “gender bending”? To gender bend, you take a character of one gender and redesign it to the opposite gender. I have done this a few times and I love it! There ... Read More »