I love cosplay, it lets ordinary people become extraordinary characters. When it came to the extraordinary, the 2016 Gold Coast Supanova did not disappoint. What I can only imagine to be hundreds if not thousandsย of man hours being spent creating some of the most jaw-dropping, mind-shattering costumes, just to become their favourite hero, heroine, villain or villainess for a few hours.

Naruto and Crew

Naruto and Crew

It would seem as if the cosplay flavours of the month are Harley Quin, Deadpool and Kylo Ren. There were plenty of these popular characters to be found walking around the isles, browsing at comics or looking at a few choice collectibles. However for every 10 Quins, there was a Dobby, and for every 5 Deadpools, there was a Alan Parish, who enjoyed delighting crowds by running around with a game of Jumanji screaming “WHAT YEAR IS IT?!”

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Robin Williams himself would be happy with this incredible effort

Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!

Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!

One of the standouts for me was the female Saitama, who even shaved her head to really get into character. The yellows on the costume made the entire room pop and the outfit really was a pleasure to see.

One Punch man is one of the best Manga/Animes to come out of Japan recently

One Punch man is one of the best Manga/Animes to come out of Japan recently

Seeing each character walking around, enjoying everyone else’s efforts was incredible to witness. It even got my partner and myself keen to try some of our own cosplay at the next Supanova. However without any further adieu, I present to you the cosplayers of the 2016 Gold Coast Supanova. A massive congratulations, and a heartfelt thankyou, to you all.

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Floki taking his wife out for a walk

 

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Vash was looking sharp in his bright red jacket.

 

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Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul was a little less scary in person. Impressive though!

 

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Super stance!

 

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Spidey and Pool, ready to rock out.

 

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Is this what Wonderland looks like?

 

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That gun looks a little too real….

 

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Calm down guys, I only asked for a photo

 

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Jack Nicholson’s Joker! Stoked to see this.

 

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Shut Up, Crime!

 

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Heisenberg manages to look confused, yet threatening.

 

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Unsure if this is an actual Alien just walking around in plain sight.

 

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Gaara striking a pose.

 

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This Reverse Flash was incredible

 

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Little Rey chilling with Aladdin and Jasmine.

 

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Mum?

 

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Deathstroke looking pissed that Deadpool is getting all the attention.

 

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I didn’t even have to ask to take this picture, he just… knew…

 

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Lara taking a break from raiding tombs to do a little shopping

 

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This costume was a colossal effort.

 

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Hair is on point! That buster sword is about 40 meters too short though.

 

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Cammy and Chun-Li ready to fight some streets.

 

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This Ghostbusters proton pack was blinking and beeping. A lot of effort!

 

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With the upcoming release of Pokemon GO, it was a pleasure to see Ash and Misty out and about.

 

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Alice at Wondernova