Cosplay is like stepping into your favourite character’s shoes and having a blast! It’s all about dressing up as your favourite heroes, villains, or any character you love from anime, video games, movies, and more. From crafting cool costumes to perfecting those epic poses, cosplayers put their heart and soul into bringing characters to life. Whether rocking a casual cosplay for a fun day out or going all out with a head-turning costume, cosplay is a chance to let your creativity shine and share your love for fandoms with fellow enthusiasts. It’s a big, awesome costume party where everyone’s invited to be whoever they want!

AVCon 2024 is bringing a dedicated Cosplay Corner to the festival floor. The Cosplay Corner is the hub for all things cosplay, including cosplay workshops, cosplay guest booths, cosplay photo walls, Captain Patch-it’s cosplay repair station, and cosplay displays! Check out more information on these below!

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Cosplay Guests

This year, we’re bringing our largest lineup of cosplay guests ever! Our lovely cosplay guests will be running content all weekend long and have tables in the Cosplay Corner to buy merch and meet fans!

To read up on all of AVCon 2024’s cosplay guests, click here!

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Cosplay Workshops

Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer from the days of party satin or are looking to jump into the hobby, we will be running engaging and interactive cosplay workshops covering various topics to help you up your cosplay game all weekend long!

Stay tuned for the full schedule of workshops, which will be announced before the festival. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates and sneak peeks!

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Cosplay Competitions

Gear up and get ready to compete at AVCon 2024’s Cosplay Competitions! AVCon runs several competitions over the weekend for under 15 and over 15 to face off in multiple divisions from Novice to Masters! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, our competitions are your chance to show off your skills and take home some serious prizes. It’s time to bring your favourite characters to life and show the crowd what you’re made of!

Applications for the AVCon Cosplay Competition and the Kids Cosplay Competition are open!

For details about the AVCon Cosplay Competition and Kids Cosplay Competition, including how to apply – click here!

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Cosplay Parade

Join us for the AVCon 2024 Cosplay Parade, which celebrates creativity and fandom without the pressure of competition. Everyone is welcome to join the parade and share their passion for cosplay! This is your chance to flaunt your fantastic cosplay, strut your stuff, and strike a pose for some awesome photos. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your cosplay at the Cosplay Parade.

Cosplayers wanting to participate can apply on the day of the Festival or online through our application! Applications for the AVCon Cosplay Parade are currently open! For details about the AVCon Cosplay Parade, including how to apply – click here!

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Cosplay Photo Walls

Get ready to strike a pose and capture your cosplay in all its glory at our cosplay photo walls! Talented local and interstate professional photographers will capture the action all weekend. Click here to learn more about the featured photographers!

Stay tuned for the full schedule of the cosplay photo wall, which will be announced before the festival. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates and sneak peeks!

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Costume Repair with Captain Patch-It

Captain Patch-It is here to save the day! Or at least, to save your costumes and props…

For over a decade, Captain Patch-It has been roaming the Australian convention scene, providing free repairs for cosplayers and running Costume Repair areas to rescue attendees in need!

You’ll be able to find him and his minions manning Cosplay Repair with a wide array of tools and supplies to fix up any cosplay malfunctions. Come visit him with any mishaps or mayhem so he can help you get back to enjoying the rest of your weekend!

Cosplay Makeup Demonstrations with Elic Makeup and Mehron Makeup Australia

This year, we have teamed up with Mehron Makeup Australia, who are sponsoring AVCon 2024 to bring the best in SFX makeup and Prosthetics. We are proud to introduce Elic Makeup who will be demonstrating character makeup in Cosplay Corner over the weekend!

Elic is a makeup artist who specialises in both the gory and horrific and the glamorous and beautiful. They have been cosplaying since 2017 and have recently started competing in cosplay competitions, which allows them to express their creativity through colour and texture.

Elic loves to meet people who are just as excited to nerd out about cosplay and makeup as they are. They are thrilled to be sharing their knowledge and skills with the cosplay community in Adelaide. Pop past the booth to watch the magic happen and to have your questions about cosplay makeup answered!

Mehron Australia has a few more surprises for us over the weekend, so check out the space and hold on for more cosplay news!

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Australian Dalek Builders Union

Come check out our fellow community group, the Australian Dalek Builders Union, as they showcase their amazing builds and fundraise for charity!

Learn more about their awesome group at AVCon 2024 and through the link below!

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Come check out our fellow community group, the SAFurs, to learn more about the South Australian furry community including how to get involved and their events!

Learn more about their awesome group at AVCon 2024 and through the link below!

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