Cosplay At Oz Comic-Con

What is Cosplay?

Cosplay is the combination of the words “costume” and “role-play”. It is used to describe dressing up as a character from games, movies, anime, comics and more. Cosplay is a pastime enjoyed by young and old and Oz Comic-Con celebrates this community with showcases, competitions and more! Coming in cosplay to Oz Comic-Con? Be sure to read our Cosplay Props policy

Cosplay Central Presented by Spotlight and Brother

Cosplay Central is a dedicated space on the show floor set up specifically for the cosplay community and friends! Featuring cosplay special guests, local costume displays, a Cosplay Photography Gallery, cosplay photographers, Cosplay Change Room & Repair Station and more! This year, Oz Comic-Con is excited to welcome Spotlight and Brother as the Presenting Partners of Cosplay Central 2017. Find out more about the partnership here. 

If you have any questions about cosplay please contact Michelle.


Championships of Cosplay - Sunday at Oz Comic-Con - Presented by Spotlight and Brother

The Oz Comic-Con Championships of Cosplay is the largest and most prestigious costume contest in Australia! It is the first stop in the "Quest for the Crown", a cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in costume design from all around the world. The overall Australian winner will go on to represent our nation in the 2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago! The Oz Comic-Con Championships of Cosplay will take place on the Sunday of each show. 


Oz Comic-Con is proud to partner with Animecon in the Netherlands on an Australian-first opportunity to partake in the European Cosplay Circuit! 

The Clara Cows Cosplay Cup Australian qualifier will take place exclusively at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017.



Cosplay Active - Saturday at Oz Comic-Con

Are you ready to be part of the competition world of Cosplay? Then this event is for you! Cosplay Active is Oz Comic-Cons mainstream competition for all competitors whether you have an awesome group, a cool skit or an awesome crafted costume - this event is for you!

This event requires you to sign up online – no on-the-day sign-ups or additions will be taken. This event will take place on the Saturday of Oz Comic-Con.


Cosplay Parade

The Cosplay Parade is a great event showcasing the talent of cosplayers at Oz Comic-Con. It gives everyone the chance to get up on stage and strut their stuff. You can enter this as either an individual or as a group and both handmade and store bought costumes are eligible to participate. This event is a great way to build confidence for those wishing to enter competitions in the future!

To enter this event just head to the cosplay registration desk located at Cosplay Central before 12:00PM on Saturday and secure your spot. Once you have registered you will be required for marshalling at stage one (1) 30 minutes prior to the event.



Kids Cosplay - Sunday at Oz Comic-Con

The kids cosplay parade is a great way for our littlest cosplayers to get into the cosplay spirit! Once the parade begins, kids can go on stage either on their own, in a group or for those who are either too little or too shy, with a guardian. All entrants in the kids cosplay parade will receive a special certificate to treasure. Come and see the tiniest and cutest cosplayers all at the one event!

To sign up to this event head to the cosplay registration desk on Sunday before 12:00PM. Any child under the age of 12 is eligible to enter this event (with their parents’ permission).

cosplay prop policy

Cosplay Prop Competition

A new cosplay competition where your props are the star of the show! Enter this event solo or as part of a team. Learn more about Oz Comic-Con's newest cosplay competition today! 


Oz Comic-Con's Anti-Harassment Policy

Oz Comic-Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Remember: Cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another Oz Comic-Con Fan, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no. When at Oz Comic-Con, be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other.

cosplay prop policy

Cosplay Props Policy

Whether you’re donning a super hero mask for the first time or you’re a seasoned worbla maestro, we have some rules in place regarding certain props and behaviours that make sure everyone attending has a safe and super experience at the show!


Official Partners Of Oz Comic-Con

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