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Brisbane Oz Comic-Con wrap-up

  Another year of conventions is almost over. As always, Brisbane decided to give 4 seasons of weather over the two days and make everyone as uncomfortable and sweaty as possible. But that certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the Brisbaneite fans and cosplayers who have had to wait all year for their city to host Oz Comic-Con. As with ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Independence Day: Resurgence REVIEW

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

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 »

Superhero Coffins…too soon?

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 »