Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s Smash

Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s Smash

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.

Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: BaHzazel
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: BaHzazel
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: BaHzazel. Cosplayer: Ayuki Lau

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Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: BaHzazel. Cosplayer: Cat Kwan
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: BaHzazel. Cosplayer: Kuai Zi
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Chaiiruu
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Negg Cosplay

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Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: JinxieK Cosplay
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Mai Cosplay
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Kuaizi
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Chaiiruu
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Creed Photography. Cosplayer: Kanaria

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Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze. Cosplayer: Ebony Adamson
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze. Cosplayer: Nami Mini
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze. Cosplayer: Saki Ay
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze. Cosplayers: RIA and ReiDaiki
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze. Cosplayers: K & Aly, Cheroppi COS, Blackcrane Cosplay, Min Leow

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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.

Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: Pireze. Cosplayer: Thendm Cosplay
Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: 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!

Some Stunning Cosplays From Sydney’s SmashImage: 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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