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Cosplay and Pop Culture Conventions / Events 2018 - Victoria

Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Adult CostumeThere are so many cosplay and pop culture conventions, and other awesome events, happening all over Australia in 2018 that it can be hard to keep track! If your living in Melbourne there is definitely something for everyone if you're keen on dressing up in costume as your favourite characters, so get your outfits ready and get on down to one (or more!) of these events near you!

Please note, each event is different, so please check with the individual events for age suitability, times, and costs. This post will be updated as more events and information come to light.

  • Brickvention (Lego) - January 20th-21st, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
  • GeekFest (pop culture) - January 21st, Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra
  • Swap and Geek (collectables / pop culture) - February 10th, Malvern Town Hall, Malvern
  • Walker Stalker Con Australia (The Walking Dead) - February 10th-11th, Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale
  • ConFurgence (furries) - February 23rd-25th, Amora Hotel Riverwalk, Richmond
  • Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival (Japanese culture / cosplay) - February 25th, Federation Square, Melbourne
  • ComiXpo (collectables / pop culture) - March 4th, Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone
  • Creatures of the Night 5 (Teen Wolf) - March 17th, Rydges on Swanston, Carlton
  • The Goblin Ball 5 (fantasy) - March 24th, the Victoria Star, Docklands
  • Victorian Goldfields Medieval Faire (medieval) - March 24th-25th, Ballarat Polocrosse Grounds, Mitchell Park
  • Conquest (gaming) - March 30th-April 2nd, ATC Building, Swinburne University, Hawthorn
  • OzBunnyCon (board gaming) - March 30th-April 3rd, Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston
  • Supanova (pop culture) - April 20th-22nd, Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale
  • Mill Park Library Comic Con (pop culture) - May 19th, Mill Park Library, Mill Park
  • Deza-Con V (collectables / pop culture) - May 26th, Narre Learning Centre, Narre Warren
  • Continuum XIV: Conjugation (sci-fi / speculative fiction) - June 8th-11th, Jasper Hotel, Melbourne
  • Oz Comic-Con (pop culture) - June 9th-10th, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
  • All Hell Breaks Loose 9 (Supernatural) - June 24th, Plenary, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
  • Queer Expo (LGBTQIA+) - June 30th-July 1st, St. Kilda Town Hall, St. Kilda
  • Nerdmania (pop culture) - July 28th, Multipurpose Pavilion, Shepparton Showgrounds, Shepparton
  • Animaga (anime) - August 11th-12th, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
  • VidCon Australia (YouTube) - September 1st-2nd, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
  • Madman Anime Festival (anime) - September 15th-16th, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
  • Border Dimensions (pop culture) - October 6th, The Cube, Wodonga
  • Timeline Festival (medieval) - October 20th-21st, Kryal Castle, Leigh Creek
  • Final Frontier (sci-fi) - October 21st, TBA Melbourne
  • PAX Aus (gaming) - October 26th-28th, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
  • ComiXpo (collectables / pop culture) - November 6th, Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone
  • Who's Who (Doctor Who) - November 18th, TBA Melbourne

Convention and pop culture costumes
You can be anything you want for these events! Dress up as your all-time favourite character, or match your costume to the theme of the event. Whatever you choose, we have plenty of characters and costumes available for you! Check out some of our ideas below, or click here to view our full adult range of costumes.