Brisbane Supanova 2014 – Saturday

Brisbane Supanova has a brand new venue – the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This new location has a new, air-conditioned bubble, which is great for heavy costumes in Australian spring/summer heat. My photos of some the Brisbane Supanova cosplayers are an example of the great talent on display.

Gamora

Jinx

Tyrell

Ysma

Deathgun

Elsa

Laputa

Yokoplus

Foxy

Ice

Shepard

Gold Coast Supanova 2014 Cosplay Part 2

Below is part 2 of 2: a Supanova cosplay photo collection featuring skilful costumes from the Gold Coast 2014 festival.

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Gold Coast Supanova 2014 Cosplay Part 1

Supanova is like a multiverse – characters from different stories crossover in one place, brought to life be cosplayers.

Below is part 1 of 2 of cosplay photo collections featuring skilful costumes from the Gold Coast Supanova festival.

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Supanova Pop Culture Expo – April 4 – 6

Supanova is a popular culture convention, which invites guests to meet stars from movies and see detailed cosplay.

On the convention floor, I once again asked several cosplayers for photograps – here’s a preview. A sample set, before I post more convention photos on Monday and Tuesday.

This Supanova brought with it talented teams and individuals. Attention to detail and sewing skills were exemplary.

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Brisbane Supanova 2013 Cosplay – Part 1

Part 1 of my Brisbane Supanova 2013 photos. What follows are some colourful and skilfully constructed costumes. Keep a look out for Toko – from Ni No Kuni.
Survey Corps, Attack on Titan.

Survey Corps, Attack on Titan.

Harley Quinn, DC Comics. Velma, Scooby Doo.

Harley Quinn, DC Comics. Velma, Scooby Doo.

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Umbral #1 – Comics Review

Umbral #1: The Day Dawned Twice

(This review contains spoilers for character names, but no plot spoilers)

I have not read too deeply into  fantasy comics beyond series such as The Unwritten and Fables. Both of these are, however, more literary than a world building fantasy: they resemble series such as the League of Extraordinary Gentleman.  Based on the opening page alone, Umbral #1 had a wonderland or fairy tale atmosphere since a girl was running through a dark labyrinth. This quickly gave way to a stronger fantasy tone with Kings, Queens, castles, bards, and sorcery. 

A trailer comic for Umbral #1 from Comics Alliance.com

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Pop Culture – Supanova GC Cosplay: 2013 Part 2

Presenting my second batch of photos. What follows below are more cosplayers from the Gold Coast Supanova in 2013.

Toko is back.

Another heroic Ni No Kuni cosplayer also appears, in addition to some other stellar costumes.

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The Iron Giant. (The Iron Giant film, directed by Brad Bird)

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Totoro. (Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro)

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The Robed Traveler. (Journey)

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Glinda the Good. (The Wizard of Oz directed by Victor Fleming)

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Jimbei, Knight of the Sea. (One Piece)

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Varys and The Hound. (A Game of Thrones)

The Witch King of Angmar (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.)

The Witch King of Angmar (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.)

Reverse Gender Robin and Impulse. (Young Justice)

Robin and Impulse. (Young Justice)

Wreck It Ralph. (Wreck it Ralph)

Wreck It Ralph. (Wreck it Ralph directed by Rich Moore)

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Sarah Kerrigan. (Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm)

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Oliver. (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch)

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Toko, with his entry in the Wizards companion, as indicated by Oliver.

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A crossover cosplay – The Uncanny Avengers. (Marvel Comics)

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And finally, Sonic and Mario. (Nintendo and Sega)