Over the weekend Perth kicked off the extended Aussie cosplay season with the local Madman Anime Fest, one of the first conventions of the year. As per usual we've collected some of our favourite photos from the weekend and put them all in one handy place for your enjoyment!
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Competitions are one of the cornerstones of the cosplay community. Whether they're high-stakes national competitions like Madman Nationals or Oz Comic Con's Championships or just your local games store's cosplay weekend, there's a lot of them around. Entering them can be a great experience, but judging them is whole other ballpark.
This past weekend, Brisbane played host to the national finals of the Madman National Cosplay Championship, now in its seventh consecutive year. You may not have heard of many of these cosplayers -- most of them are very well known within the community, but are all but anonymous to the wider world. Just to get to the Brisbane competition takes a lot of effort -- preliminary rounds are held across the country year-round, with only one in every city progressing to the finals. So what does it take to qualify for a cosplay competition at a national level?