Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney's Smash

Image: BaHzazel. Cosplayer: Kanaria

Sydney's biggest anime convention, Smash, has come again to Rosehill Gardens, bringing with it a cavalcade of bright and colourful cosplayers. With a focus on the Japanese side of things, Smash gets quite a different range of costumes to the ones you'll regularly see at gaming expos or comic cons — though there are some old favourites thrown in as well.

Image: BaHzazel
Image: BaHzazel
Image: BaHzazel. Cosplayer: Ayuki Lau
Image: BaHzazel. Cosplayer: Cat Kwan
Image: BaHzazel. Cosplayer: Kuai Zi
Image: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Chaiiruu
Image: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Negg Cosplay
Image: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Mai Cosplay
Image: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Kuaizi
Image: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Chaiiruu
Image: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Kanaria
Image: Pireze. Cosplayer: Ebony Adamson
Image: Pireze. Cosplayer: Nami Mini
Image: Pireze. Cosplayer: Saki Ay
Image: Pireze
Image: Pireze
Image: Pireze. Cosplayers: RIA and ReiDaiki
Image: Pireze
Image: Pireze. Cosplayers: K & Aly, Cheroppi COS, Blackcrane Cosplay, Min Leow

Smash also hosts the Australian leg of the World Cosplay Summit — one of the oldest international cosplay competitions run in Nagoya, Japan every year. The team that came in second place is pictured below, and under that the winners who will be flying over to compete in Japan next year.

Image: Pireze. Cosplayer: Thendm Cosplay
Image: Pireze. Cosplayer: Ettelle

There were also a couple of huge cosplay groups like the one below — how anyone actually manages to organise these things is beyond me!

Image: Pireze

While I have to admit I'm more used to the gaming/comics side of cosplay, I love some of the more unique parts of Smash — like the dance stage where groups perform their own renditions of dances from Love Live and presumably other Love Live-esque things. Here was one of the performances I caught over the weekend from the group Mews Australia.

If there are any cosplayers you recognise who are uncredited, let me know so I can add it in!

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Comments

    I wish I could have gone to this, but it's a 4 hour trip with a few trains. I miss the old Town Hall location, much easier to get to.

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