Cosplay Guidelines

Cosplay at Indie Comic Con is focused on characters from independent Australian comics.

Don’t come dressed as Spider-man or Wonder Woman because you’ll be feeling rather sheepish! There’s a myriad of vibrant, diverse Aussie indie characters to choose from. So explore, have fun, and show off your passion for comics and cosplay!

So we can all have a great time, here are the rules regarding cosplay at Indie Comic Con.


• Respect Everyone. Indie Comic Con is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for everyone. If you feel like you are being harassed, pressured into doing something you are not happy with or are otherwise uncomfortable, do not hesitate to contact a Indie Comic Con organiser or volunteer.

• Costumes should not include sharp edges, or tripping hazards.

• Costumes must not have wings or accessories larger than 1 metre.

• Indie Comic Con is a family-friendly event so some costume choices are not appropriate. Cosplaying attendees may be asked to alter or modify their costume, or asked to leave the event, if it is considered overtly sexual or culturally insensitive.

• Masks, Helmets, Make Up and Facial Coverings should be easy to remove if requested by security and staff.

• While being in character, it’s important to remember that not everyone will appreciate your intention of bringing the character to life. Just be aware of other patrons, staff, guests and exhibitors at Indie Comic Con and be conscious of what you say and do.

• We reserve the right to ask cosplaying attendees to leave the event if their costume is deemed a danger or risk to others.


All props brought to the festival MUST be approved at the Indie Comic Con table as soon as you arrive. We’ll be looking for the following criteria:

• Props must not be larger than 1.5 metres in length. It is a small venue, so less is more.

• Props cannot fire any sort of projectile. (Nerf guns are only allowed if they have been deactivated and cannot fire. Any bow-type weapons must be unstrung or strung with a low tensile thread.)

• Props cannot be an airsoft weapon or replica firearm.

• Metal swords, knives, spears are not permitted. Props cannot be sharp or pointy enough to cut or pierce someone with moderate pressure. This includes all real swords, daggers, knives, ceramic blades, needles, syringes, and anything that can pierce.

• Props made out of metal or heavy materials that could cause harm to others (hardwood, glass, etc.) are prohibited.

• Stilts and costumes which include stilts are prohibited.

Upon approval, your prop will be tagged and catalogued.