Who ya gonna call? HURR DURR DERP

Your wallet is empty, your feet have blisters and your body odour is most likely strong enough to knock a donkey over. Yep, sounds like another rAge weekend has come and gone. I had a blast this year, running around in my Ghostbuster outfit. But hells bells, there was some damn good cosplay on display.

The standard is definitely going up each and every year. But so are the numbers of entrants, as this year was as chaotic as ever. Originally, entrants had a schedule for judging, but that soon gave way to a first come, first serve format.

One other aspect that also needs to be addressed, but this is more of a typical rAge issue, is sound. Specifically the fact that entrants standing next to the stage could barely hear anything, with the gathered cosplayers needing to shout along instructions to one another to keep the show going.

And I’m also kind of peeved that Noelle “Pfangirl” Adams did not win anything for her amazing Tomb Raider outfit. Seriously, photos don’t do it justice. And I’m not saying this because I hugged her and got an arrow in my face.

But otherwise, it was a solid show. Everyone was in character, friendly and more than willing to pose for photos no matter where they were. And a bigger stage at rAge really helped show off the talent that our cosplay community has.

Hell, I was so damn sad that I didn’t have my batsuit with me when Arkham SA’s Joker took to the stage, my favourite performance by far. And of course, what’s cosplay without Deadpool? Or several of them? You can never have too much Deadpool!

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I’ll be back next year with something else, as the rAge cosplay is quickly becoming my favourite tradition. See you all in 364 more days!

Last Updated: October 7, 2013

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91 Comments

  1. WHO YA GONNA CALL!?

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    • Seraphim

      October 7, 2013 at 10:19

      BATMAN!

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    • HvR

      October 7, 2013 at 10:20

      Tanya.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 7, 2013 at 10:29

        You called?

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    • Brady miaau

      October 7, 2013 at 10:24

      A grammar verification device?

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    • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

      October 7, 2013 at 10:27

    • ElNicko

      October 7, 2013 at 12:43

      He-Man

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    • Gerhard Davids

      October 7, 2013 at 13:38

      I too snapped a pic of him at rage. https://i.imgur.com/ghWtp0t.jpg

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 7, 2013 at 10:11

    Why to you look terrified in the header image?

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    • HvR

      October 7, 2013 at 10:13

      Probably because a real life girl is talking to him.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 7, 2013 at 10:15

        Who’s afraid of a g…g..g…girl!

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        • NecroRince

          October 7, 2013 at 10:23

          Ouch 🙂

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 7, 2013 at 10:34

            I know, I should have used a question mark instead. #foreverSP :/

          • NecroRince

            October 7, 2013 at 10:38

            Neva SP! MP! No, wait, what? 0-O

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            October 7, 2013 at 10:39

            Is MP like an orgy?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 7, 2013 at 10:40

            yes just with guns!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 7, 2013 at 10:39

            confused african…

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 7, 2013 at 10:35

          HAHAHAHAHA

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    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 7, 2013 at 10:25

      He sees dead people

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  3. Melasco

    October 7, 2013 at 10:20

    Man, this RAGE was boring… Seeing and playing something on PS4 was pretty much why I went, and after seeing the console(so sexy), and playing some Knack and AC4 on PS4, I got bored quickly..

    I was one of the first people in on Saturday morning, an got a nice seat to watch the DICE guys chat about BF4 and Frostbite 3…. They never showed… I sat 30 min for nothing. ><

    Except for a person here and there in the crowds I didn't really notice the cosplay, so I can't comment on that.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 7, 2013 at 10:30

      So me calling it a miss was a good thing?

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      • Melasco

        October 7, 2013 at 10:35

        IMHO… Yes

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 7, 2013 at 10:41

          They should get a bigger venue, like seriously!

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    • Sageville

      October 7, 2013 at 10:34

      Agreed!

      Rage was boring, I saw Knack and Assasins Creed BF on PS4…. lol…where were the titles people are actually interested in? No Titanfall, No Destiny, No Killzone Shadowfall, No The division, I was was sad.

      It was packed though, it felt claustrophobic and a bit chaotic.

      I was glad to see Cosplayers for a change, so thumbs up there, but overall I guess I was expecting something more.

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      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        October 7, 2013 at 10:36

        I think the more popular it gets and the more coverage it gets, the more huge companies would pull in… Or am I mistaken?

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        • Sageville

          October 7, 2013 at 10:44

          Sure, Though I’m not sure how much more popular it can get, it was packed when I went, I was in a queue that went over the highway, right up to the actual car park. I would assume that if the Dome was packed that implies the event is popular.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 7, 2013 at 10:39

        They there every single year! I have no idea why they bother!

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      • Rikus

        October 7, 2013 at 10:49

        I actually had a chat with the Piracy Sucks-dudes a couple of years ago. They had some pirated hardware, such as Dual Shock 2 controllers and PS2 memory cards, which was interesting to see. I’m not talking about about a ripped-off and rebranded PS2 controller, it was sold as a genuine Sony product. Also talked to them about how to identify pirated hardware. That was quite interesting, but overall, I think they are wasting their time.

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        • Sageville

          October 7, 2013 at 10:57

          I suppose there is one at every expo.

          AA at the WineExpo…. wonder what the Sexpo equivalent would be….

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      • ElNicko

        October 7, 2013 at 12:47

        well another Random store , was the meat deli shop.
        Like , sure , you know what would go down well with this Heat and lack of colddrinks – some Salami and biltong….Yeah , that would hit the spot.

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    • CaptainNemo42

      October 7, 2013 at 11:01

      That’s how I felt last year. I gave it a skip this year. I’m still convinced they should move venue to a bigger place. Somewhere where we have open outside spaces. and split that LAN area from the main show floor.

      Just my opinion.

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    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      October 7, 2013 at 11:23

      We were first in line at the Xbox One station for Forza on Friday (best day to go IMO because I hate people without cleavage). Second for Sons of Rome. Walked past the PS area and didn’t see anything that drew me in. Got some nice Limited edition stuff from BT Games. All in all we were there for longer than last year, even considering there were less people and no queuing compared to last year when the schools were still on vacation.
      A good rAge for us, but I think PS4 missed a great opportunity to grab the undecided people. They needed MUCH more at this rAge so they could get a jump-start on the console wars – was disappointed in their effort.
      Next year, with all the new titled for the new generation available, I expect rAge to be EPIC!

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  4. NecroRince

    October 7, 2013 at 10:22

    Nice one Darryn! Awesome outfit!

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  5. ElimiNathan

    October 7, 2013 at 10:25

    Epic!

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  6. Kromas

    October 7, 2013 at 10:27

    My RAGE plans was shot to hell thanks so some unforeseen circumstances. Now I will be going to the bathroom and crying in a corner.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 7, 2013 at 10:41

      *hands you a tissue

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      • Kromas

        October 7, 2013 at 10:43

        I would prefer a Delorian fitted with a flux capacitor and some uranium.

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        • Sageville

          October 7, 2013 at 10:46

          Pfft, everyone know the Delorian runs on garbage!

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          • Kromas

            October 7, 2013 at 11:39

            Only if I after I go back to the future first.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 7, 2013 at 10:48

          Can only help you out with the uranium man.

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          • Mark Treloar

            October 7, 2013 at 11:26

            Somewhere in the NSA you have just been added to a watch list.

          • Sageville

            October 7, 2013 at 11:34

            An Xbone will be shipped to his address ASAP!

          • Mark Treloar

            October 7, 2013 at 12:01

            Or he’s boned as long as he resides at his current address.

        • Blackhawk

          October 7, 2013 at 12:55

          No, every REAL fan knows it runs on plutonium. And gas… to get to 88 mph!!
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeLorean_time_machine

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          • Kromas

            October 7, 2013 at 13:12

            Pu-239 is produced artificially in nuclear reactors when a neutron is absorbed by U-238, forming U-239, which then decays in a rapid two-step process into Pu-239. It can then be separated from the uranium in a nuclear reprocessing plant. I just went a few more steps back so I can mass produce the stuff. 🙂

  7. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 7, 2013 at 10:28

    DAT FACE!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 7, 2013 at 10:31

      I agree man! looks like he was thinking “shit did I really win?”

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 7, 2013 at 10:32

        He’s the pokemon that got chosen 😉

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 7, 2013 at 10:33

          The guy who went as Spawn looked badass!! Walking around like that late at night, people would shit themselves!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 7, 2013 at 10:34

            Not if they’d seen the movie! BOOM!

          • NecroRince

            October 7, 2013 at 10:37

            WINNER

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 7, 2013 at 10:38

            What about that clown? any clown scares the shit outta me!

  8. NecroRince

    October 7, 2013 at 10:32

    So who won Darryn?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 7, 2013 at 11:13

      Shouldn’t there be a comma in there somewhere? O_o

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      • NecroRince

        October 7, 2013 at 11:39

        You shut up, back in your box!

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        • piv787

          October 7, 2013 at 14:53

          Now you remember the comma 🙂

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          • NecroRince

            October 7, 2013 at 16:07

            Hehe

  9. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    October 7, 2013 at 10:35

    As this was my 1st time at rAge, I really enjoyed is. Loved the cosplay.

    I wasn’t planning on going due to it being end of the money and plenty of month left. But then my brother wanted me to take him and his friend so my mom paid for tickets, food and fuel. If I had more time to plan, I would have cosplayed as well.

    Definately going again next year and I am going to cosplay.

    Just sad that I missed the Meetup because I had to babysit my brother and his friend 😛

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  10. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    October 7, 2013 at 10:37

    This years cosplay was freaking insane. Enjoyed all of it 😀

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  11. Gavin Mannion

    October 7, 2013 at 10:41

    The cosplay blew me away but the judging was poor in my opinion… there were more deserved winners but maybe I just don’t quite get it?

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    • justlikemo

      October 7, 2013 at 10:45

      I’m also trying to wrap my head around how they won. Maybe it was the time put in to make the costume as apposed to buying it online

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      • Gavin Mannion

        October 7, 2013 at 10:49

        I get that but I can’t see how the winning lady had a better home made outfit than Noelle as Tomb Raider?

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        • justlikemo

          October 7, 2013 at 11:15

          Yep, tomb raider chick was working it

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    • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

      October 7, 2013 at 14:35

      I think you should get Jessica Nigri to come here next year 😛

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  12. Donovan Noyle

    October 7, 2013 at 10:44

    Darren you rock bro!! thanks for chatting with us whilst we took a breather from the hectic world of cosplay at Rage 2013. Still gonna come by for those LED installation lessons lol.

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      October 7, 2013 at 10:45

      My pleasure man! Wish I could have seen some more of your Venom!

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  13. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    October 7, 2013 at 10:45

    One thing that confused me was why Speed & Sound had a spot at rAge? Isn’t that predominantly a car magazine? By the looks of it, there was nothing there relating to gaming or computer technology, unless I missed something?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 7, 2013 at 10:46

      So there was no…. Need for Speed & Sound? 😀

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      • Sageville

        October 7, 2013 at 10:47

        Oh you!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 7, 2013 at 10:48

          oh YEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

          *whips off black shades*

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    • justlikemo

      October 7, 2013 at 10:47

      that was a bit off, i thinks its cos they are one of the sponsors of the event,

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      • justlikemo

        October 7, 2013 at 10:48

        get your copy of gta v and well throw in a exhaust pipe for your car

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  14. Paul Fouche

    October 7, 2013 at 10:49

    some hardcore cosplayers in S.A .. i am impressed. , will make effort next year to rock it!

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  15. oVg

    October 7, 2013 at 11:14

    Tomb Raider Noelle LIKE A BOSS! 🙂

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    • BacchusZA

      October 7, 2013 at 12:04

      Yeah, she rocked that costume, totally nailed it. It’s a real pity she didn’t get recognition from the judges for it.

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  16. JS MysMan

    October 7, 2013 at 11:14

    I am not a gamer and just came to Rage to carpool my daughter and her friends. But will definitely be back next year. I could have stood next to the cosplay photobooth all day just watching. People are absolutely incredible with the work they put into costumes and props. Would love to see more games that don’t involve sport, cars or killing someone?

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  17. Rags

    October 7, 2013 at 12:20

    When most do cosplay I echo Stephen Fry thoughts on dancing. Anyway, so who won?

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    • Sageville

      October 7, 2013 at 12:24

      I believe the prize went to the person who showed the most skin.

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  18. Kyrelimit

    October 7, 2013 at 13:04

    Ahahah !! Darryn, I was the photobooth dude right behind the area where the LegionINK cosplay entries took place. Of all the cosplay entrants ( especially the winners ) you’re the only one I dont have a photo of for the article !!

    Ahaha. Thanks man. 😐

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      October 7, 2013 at 14:21

      Oh jeez man, big apologies. I was right there, and then I got swept up in rAge craziness.

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      • Kyrelimit

        October 8, 2013 at 10:46

        AHahah – it happens. rAge does that !

        I do however have a video clip of you and the Lara Croft cosplayer having a lekker ‘ol chat in the cosplay chill area. Ahaha !

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  19. Samiegh Domingo

    October 7, 2013 at 13:28

    you can call me Anytime 😉

    and Darryn Buddy I feel sorry for you the most because you had to lug around a Ghostbusters Pack all day Salute dude salute and Next time bring chimichangas I get hungry with all the ladys around me 😉

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      October 7, 2013 at 14:21

      I still wish I could have seen how the hell you drank water through that mask.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 7, 2013 at 14:30

        Splashpool :/

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      • Samiegh Domingo

        October 7, 2013 at 22:24

        hahaha next time buddy ill show you lol everyone has asked me this lol

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  20. Johan Fourie

    October 8, 2013 at 10:19

    These photo’s made me smile. Shitty day turned awesome. 🙂

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