What is Cosplay?

Cosplay is short for Costume Roleplay, and refers to the subculture of dressing up as characters from manga, anime, video games, comic books, graphic novels or even movies – the sky is the limit.

Cosplay has been a huge part of the GAMMA.CON community since the beginning. Fans from across the nation come together at GAMMA.CON to display their passion and love for crafting and dressing up as their favourite anime and videogames characters.

GAMMA.CON attracts a large variety of cosplayers; ranging from beginners with duct tape swords and cardboard shields to professional cosplayers who befit the character so well that they have won awards nationally and internationally for their achievements. Regardless of your experience, budget or inspiration; we welcome and applaud any and all costumed efforts.

GAMMA.CON Cosplay Competition

Time: TBC

The largest cosplay competition in Canberra provides a forum in which those who are passionate about cosplay can boast their hard work and skills in an attempt to win some amazing prizes. Held on the main hall stage, the cosplay competition is one of the most highly anticipated events on the schedule. The competition is judged by an esteemed panel of judges, which will also include GAMMA.CON special guests.

Cosplay Policies

Cosplay is one of the many wonders of GAMMA.CON and we want to make sure everyone who cosplays at the event has an awesome time. Read all of our policies here including our “Cosplay Is Not Consent” policy and our “Props & Behaviour Policy” for cosplayers attending the event. For further information or any questions please feel free to contact us at


We take our Anti-Harassment Cosplay Policy seriously. GAMMA.CON has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Remember: Cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another GAMMA.CON Fan, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no. When at GAMMA.CON, be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other.


Whether you’re donning a superhero mask for the first time or you’re a seasoned worbla maestro, we have some rules in place regarding certain props and behaviours that make sure everyone attending has a safe and super experience at the show!