SMASH! Sydney was a truly entertaining event this year, as I noted in my wrap of the show. But I'd be lying if I said anything came close to the enthusiasm of the cosplayers at this convention. That enthusiasm was what made SMASH! so entertaining, bright, and colourful.
The cosplayers that showed up could come from almost any anime, manga or game franchise you could think of. There where the usual suspects, from a Juliet Starling to Link and Hatsune Miku (there were a lot of Hatsune Mikus, actually), and then there were characters from hot new franchises like Attack on Titan and Madoka Magica, random quirky characters like Rilakkuma, and then some really daring stuff.
Not everyone was wearing an elaborate costume, and not everyone was there to compete in the cosplay contest, of course, but that's exactly what impressed me the most about the show - the sheer number of people dressed up in costume simply to get in the spirit of the event was truly impressive. The sheer number of anime-style school uniforms and Sailor Moon costumes was a sight to behold.
We have a lot of photo galleries to share this week taken from SMASH! This is the second. If you would like to check out the first, click here!
Additionally, if you were one of the people that we snapped on the day, please contact me at email@example.com so that I can shoot you over a full high-resolution copy of your photo (and thank you again for participating!).
|That dress must have been a nightmare to walk around in all day. Looks pretty though!|
|Well, not quite Lollipop Chainsaw, but the cheerleader costume will never go out of fashion.|
|BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL! Oh, wait, wrong hero.|
|Kitty sorcerer, or something? I dunno what this cosplay is, actually, but it's cool.|
|This costume would double as an awesome party costume for Halloween.|
|Kirby has never been as terrifying as this.|
|So that's now two adorable Miku cosplays.|
|Urge to watch Donnie Darko rising... rising...|
|Not sure about the girl on the right, but Madoka Magica (left) was one of the most popular cosplays of the show.|
|Next time I play Mass Effect I am totally making Shepard look like this dude. Awesome.|