Heroes, villains, and everyone in between assemble at Sydney’s Olympic Park for Supanova! It’s a weekend-long celebration of all the wonderful things in pop culture: films, TV shows, comics, collectibles, gadgets… and of course, the magnificent dress-ups! (Click on any photo for a more detailed view.)
First photo of the day: the Maximoff twins, Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Pietro (Quicksilver)!
Willy Wonka!!! “Who can make the sun rise, sprinkle it with dew… cover it with chocolate, and a miracle or two? The candy man!” (yes, that’s the Gene Wilder version, not the more recent Johnny Depp version)
Predator and Alien as Jedi Knights? What is the world coming to?
Nope, nope… Big Boss, the hero of Metal Gear Solid 3, is definitely not there. All that’s there is this walking cardboard box.
I asked this zombie with a keyboard smashed into his head if he was okay. He said he was fine, thanks very much.
Groot in potted plant form, with best buddy Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy).
80’s and 90’s kids will recognize this pale, smiling face: Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas!
My favorite lady from the G.I. Joe series: the Baroness!
Minions as steampunk metal sculptures.
Can you say “Kawaii”? (Japanese for “Cute”) These things that look like juice boxes are actually functioning 35mm film cameras.
And as if those “juice box” cameras weren’t cute enough, here are digital cameras made to look like pieces of chocolate.
For the Muppets fans, here’s the Swedish Chef, about to make a special bacon dish!
Sebastian from Black Butler, with a mini plushie Ciel. Since I once dressed as Sebastian for a previous Supanova, snapping this shot gave me a hint of deja-vu!
Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones. This costume totally made my day!
Deadpool is SPREADING THE WORD!
That suit. Wow! JUST WOW!
Kuzco, from Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove”, shows off his groove.
HOLY CANNOLI! It’s a conga line… OF DEADPOOLS!
THIS IS THE MOST RANDOM THING I’VE STUMBLED UPON IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME.
If you’re wondering about the pink Deadpools, they’re supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation, raising funds for breast cancer research.
It’s Mick ‘Fett’ Pylak’s groovy stall of 80’s collectables! From G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K. to Ghostbusters, Lego, and Star Wars… every 80’s kid will find a massive joy-inducing piece of nostalgia here!
I had a Ghostbusters Fire Station just like this when I was a little kid! (After using the Goop Grates just once with the included slime, I never used them again… that stuff was a pain in the butt to clean off! upset emoticon )
Gandalf’s final form, with Arya Stark.
What’s a convention without candy? The Sweet and Sour stall stocks an incredible variety of fruit licorice.
Venom and Carnage, two of Spider-Man’s most menacing villains.
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from Transformers, with their very eye-catching new makeovers.
This guy has an amaaaa~aazing coat covered in button badges. Check it out!
And now we have the winner of the illustrious Miss Westeros award: Joffrey Baratheon! upset emoticon Next to him is runner-up Sansa Stark.
*gasp* ANOTHER King Joffrey? What sorcery is this?
Arya Stark gets to personally cross King Joffrey off her list of names.
It’s The Powerpuff Girls– waaaaait a second, something’s a bit different…
Oh, oh, I know what’s different: There’s no theme music playing!