20 Dec 2023

A Very Cosplay Christmas - Wauchope Library Precinct - Sat 16th December 10am-2pm

'A Very Cosplay Christmas' coordinated by Headspace Port Macquarie under thier Wauchope Cosplay Festival banner was a FREE, all ages, Christmas-themed pop-culture event that encouraged self-expression, creativity, and connection through a series of exciting activities and workshops.

The main event was the cosplay costume parade, where participants showcased their favourite character to win great prizes - judged by special guest and Cosplay influencer Pernicous Delusions.  Despite the heat (36 degrees), it was a successful day with approximately 150 people in attendance. To round out the event there was live music, entertainers, art and craft, a youth makers market, face painting, a silent disco, free food (BBQ), fun games and more. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the day including volunteers, attendees and supporters - we could not have done it without you!

There was something for everyone... 

  • Cosplay Parade- Open to all ages and spread over 6 categories. This year we encouraged all Cosplayers to add something Christmassy to their outfits. It was also a tad HOT, so participants in the parade had an extra challenge of creating something light and breezy. Lots of Prizes were won!

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  • Youth Makers Market- Where young people aged 12-25 yrs sold their homemade goods & creative wares.

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  • Manga and Cosplay Art Demonstrations by Artist in Residence, Jaya Lyons @cuteinu
  • Box Head Workshop- Participants enjoyed making some super cool 'box head' creations. They showcased their pieces in the Parade! 

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  • Christmas Craft workshops - we learnt new skills, got creative and made new friends.
  • SILENT DISCO - We danced to our own beat with headsets and fun tunes provided by Blue Sky Community Services 
  • LIVE ENTERTAIMENT - Cowgirl cosplay show, and hula hooping skills demonstrations by Tortuga Performers Lightning Lucy and Harley Quinn Hoops

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  • Face painting
  • Lucky Door Prizes
  • FREE BBQ lunch &
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Activity Schedule 



This event was proudly supported by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, and these amazing local services: Sportive Media, Blue Sky Community Services and headspace Port Macquarie.

Want to see more photos?  Check out some photo's of the event here  

Have any feedback about the event, or want to get involved in future cosplay events?  Email: wauchopecosplayfestival@gmail.com