HOSTED BY SIREN VANDOLL – SEXPO SYDNEY 2016 WINNER
“SEXPO has been an amazing journey and I cannot begin to explain what an incredible whirlwind my experience with SEXPO has been. 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.”
Sexy Cosplay Judges
Pro-Cosplayer & Model
Kayla Erin is a 21-year-old cosplayer and model. Starting cosplay at 15, she has been able to transform her hobby into a full-time job due to her continued success on social media with costumes such as Velma from Scooby-Doo & Lola Bunny from Space Jam. She currently resides in Canberra with two cute pugs.
Brisbane 2017 Sexpo Cosplayer Competition Winner!
Vex is the winner of SEXPO Brisbane 2017’s Sexy Cosplay Competition! They have been cosplaying for five years and sewing their own costumes since 2015. Graduating from Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup, they are also a qualified make-up artist and love to do freelance jobs along with cosplay. The Sexpo Cosplay Competition was the first cosplay competition they entered and couldn’t believe it when they won! Vex is really looking forward to the competition this year and seeing what the sexy cosplayers of Sydney have to offer.
Pro-Cosplayer & Model
Evey Dantes is a 26-year-old nurse from Sydney who enjoys making costumes and watching lots of TV! She has been making costumes for around 7 years and her hobby has taken her around the world. Learning how to make her own costumes has given her the ability to transform into all her favourite characters. She has a particular weakness for sexy cosplay as it gives her a confidence she never knew she had!
How Will The Competition Work?
There will be two heats and one final held on the main stage at SEXPO Sydney 2018.
Heat 1: Friday June 15, 3.30 PM
Heat 2: Saturday June 16, 3.30 PM
Final: Sunday June 17, 3.30 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! 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.
A MAXIMUM OF 10 ENTRIES WILL BE SELECTED PER HEAT; SUCCESSFUL ENTRANTS WILL BE CONTACTED WITH FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRANTS WILL BE EMAILED A 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.