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The radical cosplay of rAge 2016

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I’ve been hitting rAge for a good number of years by now, and every single time I’ve rocked up I’ve been blown away by the cosplay on offer. Whether it’s related to anime, gaming or your favourite movies, there’s just so much of it to experience at rAge. This year, the socks were indeed blown off once again.

But this might have been the best year for cosplay yet at rAge. Not just because of the level of craftsmanship on show, but because the entire community of artists and fans were finally given some much-needed space to show off their skills. You might have missed them, but right next to the food court was a new section that led off to an area that featured the artist’s alley, a stage for cosplayers to strut their stuff and various other merchants selling goods that appealed to that family of fantasy.

All of this is pointless without pictures of course. Which is why we’re properly thankful that Nick “RinceThis” was on hand to be our shutterbug at rAge 2016. I’d kinda feel bad for the fact that we paid him in Bison dollars, but once I’ve kidnapped the queen of England, Nick is going to be a very rich man. Anyway, gaze upon his work, and always remember: You are all my children now.

Great work everyone! To everyone at GES and anyone else who had a hand in getting some space organised for the community, my hat is off to you. And to the cosplayers, keep being awesome. I saw everything from a homicidal Japanese dating sim AI to some ace Gears of War armour and the best Roadhogg around. You all deserve the highest of fives.

And I’m damn excited to see what next year brings. Also, an extra-special thanks to Nick again for being our cosplay hero and sorting out all of these photos. Go give that man some likes, hugs and alcohol.

Last Updated: October 10, 2016

30 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    October 10, 2016 at 17:11

    I have to say, I was so impressed with the cosplay I am even considering doing it myself. I am thinking of going next year as an annoying, short, ginger shit.

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    • miaau

      October 10, 2016 at 17:12

      Great photos, thanks for bringing the event / cosplay to those of us who could not / would not attend.

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      • RinceThis

        October 10, 2016 at 17:13

        It was heaps of fun. That Witcher cosplay was sick!

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        • miaau

          October 10, 2016 at 17:15

          I was just re-looking at the pics and I thought all the different types of Lara Croft were awesome

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          • RinceThis

            October 10, 2016 at 17:16

            One of them be a man, man!

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      October 10, 2016 at 17:57

      lol, you’re already a cosplayer Nick!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 11, 2016 at 07:54

      It’s cosplay, not cosdofuckall.

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  2. miaau

    October 10, 2016 at 17:11

    wow, clearly a lot of effort in all the costumes. Awesome, love to see it.

    the days of throwing an old brown blanket over your shoulders and calling yourself Jedi – done.

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  3. RinceThis

    October 10, 2016 at 17:18

    Man, I could just kill Trevor in frustration. I forgot to set my ISO to outside and blew these pics of what I would say was some of the best cosplay out there… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef034b5fd825d8fb917cc8e0c206055d089116525ff6264a4551df09636a027a.jpg

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  4. @Supermans_curl

    October 10, 2016 at 17:21

    That Tomb Raider with the guns can raid my tomb anyday

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    • RinceThis

      October 10, 2016 at 17:22

      She actually stuck her gun into my side, no jokes!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 11, 2016 at 07:55

        You make that sound like we should be surprised.

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 10, 2016 at 17:50

    Get ready for “vet” Freddy 😛

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  6. HvR

    October 10, 2016 at 18:09

    Hope the Roadhog cosplayer won something.

    Years of dedication to cosplaying to pull that off,

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    • kizurazgubai

      October 11, 2016 at 13:14

      Thanks for the compliment, you are too kind, too kind. I only did a cosplay for fun and in fact it was my first ever cosplay. I might decided to compete someday though.

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  7. BakedBagel

    October 10, 2016 at 18:30

    ROADHOG

    XD
    THE BEST THERE

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    • kizurazgubai

      October 11, 2016 at 13:15

      Thank you for the kind words, the approval of all the people who stopped me to ask for a photo made it all worthwhile!

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  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 10, 2016 at 18:48

    Nick gets nothing. NOTHING.

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    • RinceThis

      October 10, 2016 at 19:30

      I go that, it is enough! Thank youuuuuuu!

      Reply

  9. Johann Grobler

    October 11, 2016 at 02:50

    Thanks for the photo of my Sub-Zero cosplay!

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  10. Andre Fourie

    October 11, 2016 at 07:55

    These events wont be the same without people who do it, as some of it is funny. But for me personally its taking the nerdery a bit far.

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  11. Admiral Chief

    October 11, 2016 at 07:56

    Roadhog and GoW cosplay was the bestestest

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    • kizurazgubai

      October 11, 2016 at 13:17

      Thanks for the upvote on my Roadhog and I definitely agree with your assessment of the GoW cosplay. She was also cosplaying for the first time, but unfortunately she missed the competition deadline. Such meticulous detail on her suit and weapon, I told her she must definitely work toward competing next time.

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  12. Marius Nell

    October 11, 2016 at 08:56

    Was a great experience doing cosplay for my first time. There is amazing talent out there!

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  13. Avithar

    October 11, 2016 at 09:47

    the guy that did Freddy hats off to him

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      October 12, 2016 at 14:17

      Hey, that’s our own Darryn. 😛

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      • Avithar

        October 13, 2016 at 10:05

        Damn Cosplay is on point

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  14. Deceased

    October 11, 2016 at 10:53

    Hog and Junkrat cosplay ftw!!! XD

    Now… if we can only get a scale-replica of Winston or Rein, I can die happy 😛

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    • kizurazgubai

      October 11, 2016 at 13:18

      Don’t even joke, I’ve had my eye on Rein for a while now.

      Reply

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