So I went along to Supanova Sydney over the weekend. Although it was an absolutely freezing day, that didn’t spoil any of the fun inside the show. I’ve been to a number of Supanovas now, but it kinda feels like this was my favourite one by far. I’m not really sure why though. I did manage to go along with my bestie (her first time) so maybe that’s what made it more exciting. Maybe it was seeing her in tears when John Barrowman appeared on the seminar stage. Oh and probably the fact that STAN freaking LEE was there!
The Supanova realm is really taking over the Olympic Park Sydney Show ground with the ENTIRE building being devoted to the show…and guess what…it was still packed with sooo many fans. I don’t actually think there is a venue in Sydney big enough for all this fandom. At times it was so packed it was hard to walk, but personally I don’t really mind, it adds to the fun of the event.
I love this kind of event as it speaks to the nerds, the geeks, the outcast, the downtrodden and let’s face it, the cool people 🙂 It brings everyone together of different ages, races, colours and of course species, to share their love of pop culture and gaming.
I noticed this year the number of handmade/creative stalls selling unique art or wearable accessories was on overdrive. I couldn’t get enough. I ended up buying a print of Pusheen the cat being just adorable and an amazing image of Alice in Wonderland.
Here are some of my favourite costumes and bits from the day:
What a clever costume
Most creative use of cardboard for the day! I loved the Marty McFly and his tiny Delorean… | This painted girl looked incredible. | Adventure time right now!
So as you could probably tell, this set up involves a huge number of cameras that capture from every angle and creates a 360 degree image of you and your friends. Awesome right?!
Super Hero journals (Funky Journals) turns your ordinary notebook into an extraordinary notebook that features your favourite comic book hero.They even do notebooks of your golden book favourites and notebooks featuring your favourite record.
Isn’t this blue themed costume just gorgeous? | haha the Minion Maid! | Also, Back to the Future in the present. | These are some pretty fly Nike Hyperdunks…too bad he couldn’t get the hovercraft to work 🙁
Watch dogs! Hands down best look-alike of the day. | Something tells me this is not the first time she’s done this pose.
These lovely ladies take you from drab to fab with their expert caricature make-up.
Just look at this amazing Maleficent…
Yzma and Cuzco from Emperor’s New Groove!
Princess Peach, Pikachu and Yoshi. Colour overload! | Nerds! I’ve taken some notes and this is on my dress up list. | Beauty and the Beast (I bet you sang it in your head, didn’t you?!)
I want candy!
Day of the Dead girl, you’re so awesome. Gorgeous make-up by the way… Speaking of Day of the Dead, I found an amazing Day of the Dead Simpsons figurine for $50…It looks like this
Do you remember these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys from when you were a kid?! These are the originals.
I wanted to get a better shot of Heisenberg but when I tried, he just seemed to have disappeared. The REAL Walter White perhaps?
Welcome John Barrowman! Honestly I didn’t know too much about John before seeing this seminar and let me just say that not only is he a fine performer and actor, I think he’s just a lovely human too.
John and his partner share a sweet kiss…Awww…
The wait for Stan Lee begins…
Hands down the most popular guest of the whole event. Stan Lee himself…
Some Cosplayers got a little excited hearing the news that Stan Lee is in the house!
The fans go one by one and ask Stan their ultimate question.
Stan’s hearing is not what it used to be, so lucky for us, Stan had an ‘interpreter’ on stage to help field our questions. It was such a great experience hearing Stan talking about comic book history and how he became the person we all know today. Stan is clearly still young at heart…
A tiny glimpse of Stan walking by the signings…
As always, Popculture you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind…
Clearly the guy who owns it just loves Carnage #livingthedream
She is the one named, Sailor Moon! Well, close enough…Okay okay it’s really Sailor Venus. Oh gawd how I loved Sailor Moon growing up! | There is something so peaceful yet unnerving about No-Face (Kaonashi) from Spirited Away.
I loved this giant Totoro, I just had to snap! Where do I get one of these from?
I hope you had fun at the show, what was your favourite part?
For those yet to attend, what are you looking forward to the most?
Love, Festival Girl