"Comic Con" has become the standard title for conventions that bring together fans and starts from all different areas of popular culture: movies, television, comics, video games, and more. This year, the Oz Comic Con is coming to Melbourne, Australia and will provide not just fan interaction with stars and entertainment, but will also offer contests and tips on how to break into the industry as well.
The Oz Comic Con will be held in Melbourne 30th June and 1st July 2012, so there is still plenty of time to prepare. One of the most sacred traditions of Comic Cons throughout the globe is dressing up. Comic Con costumes are vital to truly enjoy the Comic Con experience. Fancy Dress Costumes are designed to mimic characters in popular culture and is referred to by many fans as "cosplay." In fact, the Oz Comic Con has a cosplay competition, in which serious costume designers can show off their outfits and win some prizes.
At the Oz Comic Con in Melbourne, you can expect that Star Trek costumes will be very popular due to the presence of extraordinary actor Patrick Stewart, who portrayed Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Many Star Trek fanatics will be in attendance for a chance to meet Stewart, so you will likely see fans dressed up as popular characters such as Spock, Captain Kurk, Data, and others from throughout the Star Trek series. Star Trek was on television for decades and has since been recreated in film, so there are countless characters both past and modern to choose from.
Comic book costumes are also very common at Comic Con conventions. With comic icon Stan Lee in attendance, you can expect to see many superhero costumes in Melbourne. Stan Lee is original creator of Spiderman and helped realize other comic superheros, such as The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Thor. Comic Con goers can expect to see many of their favorite comic superheros walking around, but expect to see some supervillians in attendance too. There are countless comic book characters these days, so even if you are not interested in dressing up as a character from Stan Lee's comic universes, it is easy to find both a character that you physically resemble and can relate to on a personality level.
Most importantly, Comic Con attendees are there to have fun. Dress up and enjoy!