Sunday 19 February 2017
10am to 4pm
Matthew Flinders Hotel
667 Warrigal Road
Victoria 3148

From 10:00am There was plenty of bargains to be had as all stallholders were open for business. We had over sixty tables selling a wide range of pop culture collectables including comics, action figures, cosplay gear, retro games, toys, dolls, merchandise, memorabilia, clothing, and much more. There was also stalls promoting Victoria’s biggest fan clubs including Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who.

From 10:00am The entrance foyer was the location for the Cosplay Guild Australia meet and greet photo shoot opportunity where the public could get a picture taken with one of many amazing cosplayers in attendance.

10:30am to 11:00am Hannah Jane and Sam Rowe conducted a half-hour ‘Welcome to Cosplay’ workshop where they went through how they came up with the ideas for their cosplay, how to source pieces, how to research, and how to use source pictures, etc. This was a great introduction for people who are new to cosplay or just interested in finding out more before they embark on their own costumed journey.

11:00am to 2:00pm People brought in their much loved comics and received a free valuation from one of Australia’s leading experts in the field, Matt from Comics ‘R’ Us.

12:00pm to 1:00pm We staged our ComiXpo 3.0 Fashion Parade competition which featured guest judge, the cosplay queen, Elisha Jane. It was open to adults and children with plenty of categories and prizes and certificates for the winners and runners-up. Our cosplay category winners were:

• 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

1:30pm to 2:00pm Bambi L’Amour ran a workshop on how to make a simple foam mask (similar to something Harley Quinn or Green Arrow might wear). It was a show-and-tell talk aimed at beginners so Bambi went through the process of how to make up the mask using foam and a heat gun, as well as how to attach it when it doesn’t have any sides.