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Impact Comics are having a Halloween Cosplay Costume Contest

By johnboy 23 October 2008 13

Canberra’s beloved Impact Comics have announced they’re running a Halloween Cosplay Costume Contest.

So what the heck is Cosplay the older and duller amongst you ask?

Wikipedia defines it thusly:

    Cosplay (???? kosupure?), short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves, with often-elaborate costumes and accessories, as a specific character. Characters are usually sourced in various Japanese and East Asian media, including manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, and fantasy movies. Other sources include performers from J-pop, J-rock, Visual Kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by the band Sound Horizon), novels, and objects from cyberspace or the real world that are unique and dramatic (especially if they have or can be given an anthropomorphic form).

    Cosplay participants (“cosplayers”) form a subculture centered around wearing their costumes and reenacting scenes or inventing likely behavior inspired by their chosen sources. In some circles, the term cosplay has been broadened to include simply wearing a costume, without special consideration given to enacting characters in a performance context.

Aren’t you glad you asked?

One imagines this could go off.

[Image by mikemol, released on Flickr, published under Creative Commons By Attribution licence]

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Dante 2:57 pm 23 Oct 08

Not always. Google ‘Tron Guy’ to find out what I mean. It’s safe for work, it’s just not right though.

NoAddedMSG 1:21 pm 23 Oct 08

I think the world would be a better place if everyone spent a bit more time dressing up in costumes.

Dante 12:59 pm 23 Oct 08

The dude with the green hair is Marth or Ike right? Those two need to play less Super Smash Bros.

Although I dig most of this stuff, there’s no way I’d be caught dead dressing up this way. The closest I get is my Catbus hoodie. 😛

Deadmandrinking 12:41 pm 23 Oct 08

Fat people in lycra.

Just read the comics, people. For the good of the general population.

candelabra 12:31 pm 23 Oct 08

@NoAddedMSG interesting pic…

Blamemonkey 11:17 am 23 Oct 08

The Chick in the Pic is dress as Zero Suit Samus from Metroid, a video game by Nintendo…

I would go, but i’m busy washing my hair…

Granny 11:08 am 23 Oct 08

I mean the class would wander off, not me and Boy Wonder. Boy Wonder was never there, actually.

Granny 11:06 am 23 Oct 08

Haha! I was in love with Robin the Boy Wonder through much of my primary school. I can still remember the class being lined up at the top of the stairs, and he would walk in and say, “Granny, I’ve come to take you away from all this.” And what could the teacher say? Who could argue with Boy Wonder! And then we’d wander off to the library.


Jim Jones 11:01 am 23 Oct 08

Fat dudes in lycra, awesome!

Granny 10:59 am 23 Oct 08

I’m going as a virgin. I was last night apparently. Everybody said so!


New Yeah 10:53 am 23 Oct 08

Great news. I’ve seen some very inventive (and confronting) cosplay costumes and watching cosplayers busting a move is always funny to watch.

Is this going to be in Garema?

Skidbladnir 10:39 am 23 Oct 08

Oh dear god.

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