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Ironfest 2017 “The Lost World”

  “Everywhere you look you see something different, I love it!”   A common refrain among the crowd pouring through the gates of the Lithgow showgrounds, this year more than ever, the variety and inclusiveness of this thriving festival was on show for all to see and admire. With nearly twenty thousand tickets sold, it’s the most successful Ironfest to ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Supanova Sydney 16′ WRAP-UP

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 »

Ipswich Medieval Markets & Fantasy Faire Wrap Up

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′

  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 »

Brisbane’s House of Fandom Markets: Recap

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 »

Ironfest 2016 ‘The Arts festival with a metal edge’

 Ironfest If you haven’t made the trip out to the other side of the Blue mountains yet then you really should think about adding this incredible event to your bucket list, there is literally something for everyone! Seriously, I don’t even know where to start. I have had a few friends ask me what its all about and I always ... Read More »