OZ Comic Con
September 30 – October 1, 2017
The Sydney incarnation of the OZ Comic-Con is a lot to take in.
It might be a cliché, but the plethora of costumes on display throughout Comic-Con easily make the entry to the convention worth it.
Fan-favorite characters from major franchises were well represented, ranging from Star Wars and Star Trek via Deadpool to Wonder Woman, with plenty of costumes paying homage to properties that are not quite as big as well: Cosplayers were seen dressed as characters from Avatar, Stargate SG-1, Fa rscape, The Fifth Element, and quite a few more — and that’s all before you even get to the variety of characters pulled directly from comic books.
More impressive than just the variety of costumes was the variety of craft on display. Exquisitely detailed costumes that had clearly taken months to assemble were being worn right alongside costumes picked up from a local store or thrown together with garments from the cosplayer’s own wardrobe.
The convention was a showcase of talent, creativity, and passion, providing sights to behold.
On the floor, OZ Comic-Con harboured a comic’s district, an anime station in English and Japanese with a full’s schedule of anime screenings and a manga library to chill out in, a gaming zone including virtual reality and old school devices, a family room full of activities, a life sized “cockpit of resistance”, i.e. X Wing Starfighter from Star Wars, which one was introduced to by BB-8 along with a dedicated booth next to the one of Marvel, which was manned by “life’s-sized” characters from Thor Ragnarok, and a Cosplay area with the National Finals taking place.
TV & Film guests among others included cast from Dr. Who (Catrin Steward, Jenna Coleman), Grimm (Bitsie Tulloch, David Giuntoli), The Vampire Diaries (Matt Davis, Michael Malarkey) and the audience’s favourite Jason Momoa from Games of Throne.
A colourful, well organized, immersive and welcoming event in the plush new International Convention Centre.
Photos by KAVV -- Check out the slideshow below!
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