Here at ComiXpo we have only one cosplay rule – have fun. All cosplayers young and old are welcome to attend ComiXpo. We don’t charge you to enter, we don’t throw rules and regulations at you, and we won’t make you feel like an exhibit. To us you are part of the show! The public love seeing cosplayers at our events. Kids faces light up when they see their heroes in the flesh. If you take the time to make a costume or have invested hard earned cash in buying one then why not show it off?

During ComiXpo 6.0 we, and our co-host the Southeast Cosplay Society, will encourage all cosplayers in attendance to join in the fun with free-to-enter fashion parades – the kids and teens section starting at 12:00pm, and the adult sections from 2:00pm. Our judges will be looking for attention to detail, difficulty level, materials used, workmanship, handmade versus purchased, and how well cosplayers are engaging the general public. All section winners and runners-up receive prizes and certificates. Our cosplay categories include:

From 12:00pm

• Best Dressed Cosplay (for ages 0 to 12)

• Best Dressed Cosplay (for ages 13 to 19)

From 2:00pm

• Master of Cosplay (for the more complex cosplay)
• Best Novice Cosplay (for first timers and rookies)
• Crowd Pleaser Cosplay (best response from the audience/interactivity)

The ComiXpo judges will also be awarding encouragement certificates to other best dressed participants and those who deserve an honourable mention. So if you have a costume tucked away in your wardrobe dust it off and come along to ComiXpo 6.0 on Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 6 November 2018. Make sure you follow us on facebook to keep up with all the latest cosplay news. Note: Just after the adult ComiXpo 6.0 cosplay fashion parade event we will be handing out personally named and signed certificates to all the winners, and runners-up, from our ComiXpo 5.0 event.



• Adult Master of Cosplay
– Winner: Adam Bovalino Green Jean (Dalek)
– Runner Up: Mikey Major John Hancock (Fallout 4)
– Special Mention: Jennifer Moraitis Armoured Squirtle
– Special Mention: Teresa Lockhart Femme Predator

• Adult Best Novice Cosplay
– Winner: Geneveive Zatanna
– Runner Up: Josh Bateman Matt Murdock
– Special Mention: Ashley Turner Starlord
– Special Mention: Angela Arlotta Captain Marvel

• Adult Crowd Pleaser Cosplay
Winner: Pat, Jenny, and Kellie Hogwarts Professors
– Runner Up: Steve Campbell Raphael (TMNT)

• Teens Best Dressed Cosplay
– Winner: Carly Wamsteker Nidalee (League of Legends)
– Runner-Up: Kaitlin Hayward Nightwing
– Special Mention: Chelsea Death (Sandman)

• Kids Best Dressed Cosplay
– Winner: Harvey Mitchell Kylo Ren
– Runner-Up: Logan Robin (Teen Titans)
– Special Mention: Lucy Pearson Weeping Angel
– Special Mention: Charlie Pearson BB-8


• Adult Master of Cosplay
– Winner: Grayham Lockhart Predator
– Runner Up: Emma-Jane Stephenson Mei

• Adult Best Novice Cosplay
– Winner: Lara Ratten Jedi Knight
– Runner Up: Pat, Jenny, and Kellie Mystery Inc.

• Adult Crowd Pleaser Cosplay
Winner: Peter Joshua Gender Bend Tracer
– Runner Up: Jordon Shome Spider-man

• Adult Most Impressive Cosplay
– Special Mention: Mick Supergirl
– Special Mention: Mikey Orc
– Special Mention: Jemmer Hades
– Special Mention: Charles Taylor Pinhead
– Special Mention: Chris Bierman Green Arrow

• Kids Best Dressed Cosplay
– Winner: Elowise Godfrey Steampunk Alice
– Runner-Up: Georgia Burke Shiro
– Special Mention: Beth Hudson Aquamarine
– Special Mention: Ripley Ivan Winter Soldier
– Special Mention: Tiara Raffoul Female Joker


• Adult Master of Cosplay
– Winner: Tam Tran Mech from Avatar
– Runner Up: Kristian Schutz Zuko

• Adult Best Novice Cosplay
– Winner: Mason Freeman Joker
– Runner Up: Danie Carson Wonder Woman

• Adult Crowd Pleaser Cosplay
Winner: Sam Schubert Superman
– Runner Up: Jen Stosser Dalek

• Adult Most Impressive Cosplay
– Special Mention: George Christodoulou Shadow
– Special Mention: Walter Bolitho Whiplash
– Special Mention: Rintaro Tomita-Duarte Sub-Zero
– Special Mention: Samm Williams Deathstroke

• Kids Best Dressed Cosplay
– Winner: Jessica Pardo Harley Quinn
– Runner-Up: Felix Ivan Marty McFly
– Special Mention: Ben Webb Ghostbuster


• Adult Master of Cosplay
– Winner: Sean Atk Iron Man

• Adult Best Novice Cosplay
– Winner: Natalie Parham Cinderella
– Runner Up: Kellie Bolitho Esmeralda

• Adult Crowd Pleaser Cosplay
Winner: Chelsea Sheppard Harley Quinn
– Winner: Ethan Litkowski The Joker
– Runner Up: The Denyer Family

• Adult Most Impressive Cosplay
– Special Mention: Walter Bolitho John ‘Soap’ MacTavish
– Special Mention: Chris Bierman Green Arrow
– Special Mention: Mark Niven Captain America

• Kids Best Dressed Cosplay
– Winner: Stirling Denyer Baron Samedi
– Runner-Up: Alyssa Pardo Harley Quinn
– Runner-Up: Jessica Pardo Princess Bubblegum
– Special Mention: Ben Webb Spider-Man


    Select 'Master Of Cosplay' for more complex cosplay; 'Best Novice Cosplay' for first timers and rookies; 'Best Dressed Cosplay (Teen)' if you are aged 13 to 19; or Best Dressed Cosplay (Kid)' if you are aged 0 to 12.
  • Please enter a value between 0 and 19.
    If you are entering the child (0 to 12) or teenager (13 to 19) cosplay category please state your age.
  • The name of your cosplay character
  • Where is your character from?
    Was it hand made, store bought, or a bit of both? All answers are OK as everyone is welcome to enter.
  • e.g. Why this character? How long to make your costume? What was the biggest challenge?
  • Feel free to show us your cosplay!