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SMASH wrap up with MaxHP Interview

Hi All, Video wrap-up of SMASH is now available. Check it out for interviews and general hijinks. Basic summary of SMASH 2014: well organised event and good location. lots of group anime cosplays. ARTS AND CRAFTS ROOM OMG possibly more photographers than cosplayers -lots of families – family type environment . . . every few minutes bumping into someone you know ... 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 »

The Interview with Reuben ‘Deadpool’ Rose

INTERVIEW WITH REUBEN “DEADPOOL” ROSE Recently, headlines were made internet wide that a Deadpool cosplayer was mistaken by train commuters as armed and dangerous due to his cosplay weapons being on display. Headlines like these.. Deadpool arrested on Sydney train: Police alerted to superhero armed with guns, grenades and ninja swords Deadpool: Sydney Police Attempt to Arrest Cosplayer on Train ... Read More »

An interview with a Sith lord..Darth Aquilus

Becoming a medieval Sith In the spirit of Star Wars and everything in the star wars universe, and as the reporter for everything Star Wars here at Beyond Cosplay, I’ve managed to get in contact with someone who was very unique at Supanova Sydney this year, and asked him a few questions. Thanks for your time, let’s start with the ... Read More »

Batman 75th Anniversary Trivia night

  Held midweek on the 23rd of July in the intimate atmosphere provided by ‘The Factory’ in Marrickville this event brought together nearly 100 people to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Batman. It was a full house and everyone had a rocking good time with the night moving along quickly thanks to the steady hand and dulcet tones of Seizure ... 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 »

Dieting for Cosplay – Kassel Cosplay

Following up on our recent discussion on the hot topic, we interview Brisbane based cosplayer, Kassel Cosplay, who made quite the splash this year at Gold Coast Supanova with her Lilith from Borderlands cosplay. What you might not have known (and I certainly didn’t), was all the effort besides her costuming and body paint tattoos, into training up in becoming ... Read More »

Cosplayer Interview of the week! ” Mystique “

Welcome to the first of a series of interviews where we ask someone REALLY interesting ten questions about their craft and what drives them to do the awesome things they do. To kick off the fun we decided to talk to Lyndsey Fay who recently cosplayed as Mystique at the Sydney Supanova convention. For those who somehow missed the drama ... Read More »

Star Wars Supanova

Trends change and so do people. Teenagers get fast cars and drive fast and as they grow up they decide to start a family and get something more practical. T.V shows come and go, even a show as crazy as “Lost” lasted ten seasons and ended in such a way that everyone, like myself, reflected back on those ten seasons ... Read More »

Making a Cosplay Outfit

Hey guys! Last time we looked at buying online, so to keep with the theme. This ones about making a cosplay for the first time. Now cause I can’t sew (and I really mean that) I’ve asked my awesome friend RadClawedRaid to help out. If you don’t know of her, she is a gorgeous Australia cosplayer who has amazing skills, ... Read More »