We’ve a whole range of events for cosplayers young and old, from beginners to experts. With a cosplay competition, parade, special guests, workshops and onsite photographer Steam Kittens!
The parade is a non-competitive showcase of your work! It will run on 4pm Saturday August 3. Register on the day at the Cosplay information desk. Registration closes 1pm.
Our cosplay guests will be judging the cosplay contest, and hosting a range of events in our day time program and @Night program. Details on 2019 guests below.
NerdCoreCreation (Dave Barnes) has always had an artistic streak, working for Hanna Barbera at 17 and Walt Disney at 18. But it was at his first convention in 2016 that he fell in love with cosplay.
As the Overwatch tank Reinhardt, Dave won 3 gold medals at SupaNova, Best in Show 2017 at ComicGong, Winner and crowd favourite at GAMMA.CON 2018 and took the stage for OzComicCon’s Australian Championships of Cosplay in Sydney 2018.
He’s judged cosplay events including Supanova 2018 and Ironfest 2019.
Danielle “WhereisDanielle” Debs has made a name for herself with full scale Halo armor builds, solidifying her name in the global cosplaying community last year with the title of Cosplayer of the Year by the Australian Games Awards.
She began with no prior trained skills in crafting or sewing, and learned through trial and error, with a side of stubbornness.
Last year Danielle built five new full armour costumes, largest build to date is her Overwatch Brigitte costume, she documents her build process on Instagram and Twitch.
Overall winner of the Australian Championships of cosplay in 2016, and representing the Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago Henchwench (Clare Beaton) is a cosplayer, props maker, mad gamer and all-round nerd.
At 14 Henchwench worked part-time and Weta Workshops on the Lord of the Rings movies in the weapons and armour department and later studied a degree in costume at NIDA.
Her cosplay includes characters from Blizzard games, Fallout, Quake Champions, and Assassin’s Creed.
Scrap Shop Props (Oarin Tremont) has combined his background of engineering with larping to build amazing cosplay.
Scrap Shop Props cosplay has included Garrus Varkarian from Mass Effect 3, a huge 7-foot Reinhardt which premiered at the Sydney Overwatch World Cup, and a Doom Slayer which won Best in Show at Sydney Supanova 2018.
Cosplay has been a big confidence boost to Oarin which changed the way he approached the world. He looks forward to seeing you at GAMMA.CON 2019!
He and Henchwench will be presenting Going Pro – Making a living through cosplay 1.30-2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Cosplay Workshops and Panels
Our cosplay guests will be hosting events in the weekend and GAMMA@Night program. Details to come.
“Steamkittens manages to capture us in a way that makes us look how we dream we are meant to look, with all of the drama and spectacle and attention to detail that we source our inspiration from in the first place. He is an absolute wonder. I am so thankful that the convention has provided such a unique and awesome opportunity to engage with one of the greatest contributors to the cosplay community” – Indefinitely India Cosplay
Since 2013 Steamkittens has been one of the biggest names in Australian cosplay photography, working with international cosplayers, has produced work for Ubisoft for game releases such as The Division, Wildlands and Far Cry 5.
His work has featured in the Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary book, and the DOOM 25th Anniversary video as well as being interviewed by numerous publications and websites worldwide. He is also a proud brand ambassador for China’s largest photographic lighting company Jinbei who recognised his unique creative style.
And he’ll be at GAMMA.CON taking your portrait!
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GAMMA.CON wants everyone to have a good time at our events. To ensure that happens all guests are required to observe our policies on appropriate behaviour, and suitable props. Ticket sales terms and conditions. Further terms and conditions of entry are available on our Moshtix ticket sales page.