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Dieting for Cosplay

A touchy subject, we know, but something we are starting to see happen in the cosplay world. Let us clarify straight off, this blog is not about pushing people to go lose or gain a couple of kilos just to look more like their characters or condemning those who have done so. On the contrary to both. We are simply ... Read More »

Making Armour

What do I have for you this time? Charmender’s newbie guide to making armour, featuring the amazing AmenoKitarou (A.K. Wirru). I have tried to make armour. If you have seen my Fairy Tail’s Erza Scarlet in Purgatory, then you know I tried to make the shin guards, and also know they didn’t work so well. So , instead, I’m talking to ... Read More »

Cosplay on a Budget

When I first started to cosplay I bought all my stuff off a cosplay website with out really looking around, and it cost me sooo much more then it should have. So let me give you some tips on how you how to shop for cosplay cheaply, and in a more friendly way than by using rogue websites. For my ... Read More »

Cosplay, finger pointing and whatnot

The art of cosplay can be seen as many different things to different people. Some see it as “just a hobby” that can be enjoyed from time to time, others see it as a lifestyle where they spend time and money trying to personify their specific character to it’s fullest potential. Either way, it is a growing thing; more and ... Read More »

The State of the Sydney Freeform Scene

Her Majesty's Finest Freeform

Freeforms and LARPs share a great similarity with the cosplay scene, indeed they can be viewed as using many similar crafts and tools, but for different goals. While cosplay focuses on recreation of a source of inspiration, LARPs (Live Action RolePlay) focus instead on narrative and on dramatic interaction. What makes a Freeform/L(A)RP? Freeforms and L(A)RPs are, essentially, roleplaying games ... Read More »

Battlefield Film Night

The Beyond Cosplay was recently invited to go along to a short film festival organised for the gaming community by Electronic Arts, the people behind a video game taking the first person shooter world by storm right now, Battlefield 4. The only requirement for submissions was that their video had to reference the game in some way and bingo, they were ... Read More »

Neon Pop With Caedan Lee

As part of the BrisAsia festival happening in Brisbane this month, they are holding an even known as Neon Pop. This is essentially a concert put on by the Brisbane City Council as a celebration of all things Asian, with music and performances by local and Asian DJ’s and VJ’s. But it’s not all about the music. Neon pop also ... Read More »