CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SEXPO PERTH 2017 SEXY COSPLAY WINNER
“Leading up to SEXPO’s Sexy Cosplay Competition I was very nervous and had felt a bit of low self-esteem for a while. But then I was finally on stage. The energy of competing and being able to express my pride in myself and my sexuality was extremely liberating! I felt a spark come back that I had been missing for a while. My friends competing felt the same too!
SEXPO provides a unique environment, as a whole, to rediscover and express a part of yourself needed to get out and be heard! A fantastic event, and extremely fun competition that I’d love more cosplayers to join!”
Perth 2017 Winner & Brisbane 2017 guest judge Sarena Bailey (aka Silver Stormheart)
Congratulations to the SEXPO Melbourne 2016 Sexy Cosplay Winner
“The SEXPO Melbourne Cosplay Competition was an incredibly fun and rewarding experience! It was well organized, professional and everyone involved was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone who loves dressing up, having fun and embracing their sexuality!”
Melbourne 2016 Winner & Perth 2017 guest judge Sharne McMurray (aka Siren’s Belle)
Congratulations to the SEXPO Sydney 2016 Sexy Cosplay Winner
“SEXPO has been an amazing journey and I cannot begin to explain what an incredible whirlwind my experience with SEXPO has been this year. Through this competition I have made incredible new friends, networked, travelled, pushed myself, challenged people, inspired and been inspired. The money and flights were amazing but these other things are the ones that will stay with me forever.”
Sydney 2016 Winner & Melbourne 2016 guest judge Siren Vandoll (aka Vandolly Cosplay & Burlesque)
International Adult Star
Japanese-born Marica Hase, also known as Marika, debuted as an AV model in 2007, before branching out into adult films in 2009.
To date, Hase has released over 200 works from various studios. Some of her most notable work includes her cosplay and role play videos, in which she has depicted the likes of Gogo Yubari in a Kill Bill parody, as well as a Mirror’s Edge cosplay to name a few.
Her versatility in adult film and love for cosplay has granted her huge success, having been awarded Penthouse Pet of the Month in January 2013.
Full time Cosplayer & Ero Model
Katyuska Moonfox is a full time cosplayer and ero model who has been cosplaying for over 10 years in the Australian community. While also currently studying Game Development, she shares a love for all things geeky where her passion lies in manga, games and anime
Sexpo Perth 2017 Cosplay Winner
Sarena is 26-year-old cosplayer from Perth whose interests range from Dungeons and Dragons and comic books, to Japanese culture, science fiction, video games and more.
She’s been cosplaying since she was 21 years old, and mostly builds armour costumes and characters not typically seen at pop culture conventions – under the moniker “Silver Stormheart Productions”.
Her interest in cosplay grew upon continuously seeing articles online about the rise of cosplay culture at conventions.
How Will The Competition Work?
There will be two heats and one final held on the main stage at SEXPO Brisbane 2017.
Heat 1: Saturday Aug 5, 2.00 PM
Heat 2: Saturday Aug 5, 8.30 PM
Final: Sunday Aug 6, 4.15 PM
Competitors will be judged on several different criteria:
– Creativity and craftsmanship of their costume
– Interaction with the audience
– How well they convey their idea of “sexy cosplay”
There are no restrictions on what you can cosplay as. You may choose to dress up as your favourite video game character, superhero, meme or mythical creature. What is important is how that costume communicates your idea of “sexiness” to the judges and audience, and how it represents cosplaying as a whole; remember, a lot of the visitors at SEXPO have never encountered cosplay before – this is a chance to introduce them to how fun it can be, so let your creativity run wild!
Each heat winner will receive $500 cash, and the grand final winner will receive an additional $1000 cash plus an all-expenses paid trip to the next SEXPO Sexy Cosplay Competition*. If you don’t win a heat, don’t worry, you’ll still walk away with a SEXPO Showbag full of goodies valued at $250.
*Expenses include: Return airfare, transfers, accommodation
A MAXIMUM OF 10 ENTRIES WILL BE SELECTED PER HEAT; SUCCESSFUL ENTRANTS WILL BE CONTACTED WITH FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRANTS WILL BE EMAILED THEIR FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE.
ABSOLUTELY NO REAL WEAPONS ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO SEXPO. THERE IS A TOTAL BAN ON WEAPONS, REAL OR REPLICA, ON THE SHOW FLOOR. COMPETITORS ARE PERMITTED TO USE REPLICA WEAPONS DURING THEIR APPEARANCE ON STAGE ONLY. WHILE REPLICA WEAPONRY MAY BE ACCEPTABLE AT OTHER DEDICATED COSPLAY CONVENTIONS, SOME SEXPO PATRONS MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF COSPLAY AND MAY FEEL UNEASY ABOUT YOU CARRYING WEAPONRY WITHIN THE SHOW. BEFORE ENTERING THE EVENT, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CHECK ANY WEAPON PROPS IN TO THE CLOAKROOM; YOU CAN RECLAIM THEM ON DEPARTURE FROM SEXPO.