Cosplay is at the heart of Cospendium.
Celebrate all things cosplay by participating in our cosplay competition, cosplay parade or just get involved by dressing up as your favourite character.
The Cospendium cosplay competition is the most impressive display of local professional and armature cosplayers. Come and watch an extraordinary array of characters display their craftsmanship. Whether this is your first event or you’re a pro, get involved and join the fun!
Come and see some of your favourite international talent, local influencers, characters and artists live on stage at Cospendium. We have multiple stages dedicated to panels and speakers from film & TV, writers, voice actors and artists. Make sure you check out the program schedule so you don’t miss an event.
Autographs & Photos
Cospendium will host talent and influencers from all corners of every fandom. Make sure you come along and snag your magical photo or get an autograph from your favourite stars.
Cospendium is quite simply Cosplay heaven. Even if you choose not to compete in our Cosplay Dash, you will have every opportunity to immerse yourself in the magical world of Cosplay at Cospendium. Cosplayers are encouraged to shine!
Cosplay Featured Guests
Character: Spiderman Classic
Christian Pillirone has been into pop culture for as long as he can remember. Movies, video games, art and comic books have always been interests of his since he was a kid, but he started to really get into cosplay a year and a half ago. For him, the most rewarding experience is being able to light up people's lives, to make them smile and see them happy when he's in character.
Character: Spider Gwen
Cosplay makes impossible things possible. That's what Bianca believes. In 2011, she was formally introduced to cosplay at a convention. Now with over 7 years of cosplaying experience, from conventions to charity events and other appearances, cosplay is not just a hobby for Bianca. It's also a source of happiness. Her greatest joy is making others smile. Bianca plans to cosplay for a long time to come and hopes to use her presence as a positive influence in the community and provide support for those suffering from mental illness.
Character: Eli Ayase from Love Live!
Gemma is passionate about her community, her characters and brings a positive, bubbly attitude to her craft. Having been cosplaying for 10 years Gemma is a connector, a voice and an asset to the Melbourne cosplay community. A keen gamer and Anime fan Gemma showcases this passion with her choice of cosplayer.
Character: Captain America
Julian Pillirone has been doing Cosplay for almost a year now, but his great interest in comics, films, TV series and video games has been there for years. These keen interests have given him the ability to be creative and express himself through cosplay as well connect with some amazing individuals.