Perth 2023


September, 2023

Evolve Pop Culture Expo, marking as it’s first major event post-COVID, returned to the Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, capturing the hearts and imaginations of fans on September 2 & 3, 2023. 

Pictured: With @fr0stcanary who cosplayed as Catwoman, and her bubba cosplayed as Batman.

A Cosplay Extravaganza

Evolve Pop Culture Expo has always been known for its unwavering dedication to cosplay, and the 2023 edition was no exception. This event marked a triumphant return to the convention scene following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The resounding success of the Expo demonstrated the resilience of the pop culture community.

The event drew a vibrant crowd of cosplayers, fans, exhibitors, artists, prop makers, suppliers, entertainers, and idols, creating a dynamic atmosphere that celebrated the diverse world of pop culture.

Pictured: With @Tijkau who played host to the ‘Just Dance’ panel and stage throughout the Evolve Weekend.

Cosplay Dreams Come to Life

Cosplay enthusiasts from across Western Australia came together to showcase their incredible craftsmanship and creativity. From intricate armor sets to meticulously crafted props, the attention to detail was awe-inspiring. I, along with fellow cosplayers, brought Android Majin 21 from Dragon Ball Super and Hope Summers from the X-Men Universe to life, adding to the vibrant tapestry of costumes.

The cosplay scene at Evolve has been consistently raising the bar over the years, and 2023 was no different. The event was a visual feast, providing numerous photography opportunities and a jaw-dropping display of creative ingenuity.

Pictured: @_chloe_cosplay visiting the photo wall, who cosplayed as Abarai Renji from the anime, Bleach.

Competitions That Ignite Passion

One of the highlights of Evolve Pop Culture Expo 2023 was the ACE (Australian Cosplay Elite) competition, which allowed cosplayers to test their craft at a competitive level. Winners of the first round had the chance to qualify for the second round, making it an exciting challenge for participants.

For those looking for a more relaxed competition, the Wildcard Cosplay Competition was the perfect platform to exhibit their costumes and win cool prizes and a stunning trophy.

Pictured: With the photographers of the event. Clinton Kelly, Ying, Corey Sparnon and Kheng. 

Capturing the Essence of Cosplay

The Cosplay Photo Competition, skillfully organized by myself and fellow photographer @snaphappyian, was a highlight of the event. It allowed cosplayers to showcase their incredible costumes and poses, resulting in some remarkable entries.

The winners of the competition truly stood out. @CKImagery captured an astonishing Spider-Man photo that could easily be considered Marvel promotional material. Meanwhile, @khengy secured first place with his editorial-style shoot, demonstrating exceptional talent and creativity.

Pictured: Behind the scenes of the Cosplay Photo wall with @xxbreebree and @lunamatcha

Photo courtesy of HKPhotography.Perth

A Nostalgic Journey

As we look back at the 2023 Evolve Pop Culture Expo, it’s clear that this event has continued to evolve and capture the hearts of fans and cosplayers alike. This triumphant return marked a significant milestone in the post-COVID world, showcasing that creativity knows no bounds, and the world of pop culture is a place where imagination truly comes to life.

If you’re curious and would like to follow future events, visit their website at Evolve Perth.

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