The finals of the 2013 Madman National Cosplay Championship wrapped up last week at Supanova Expo Brisbane. Seven finalists were selected from each of the five rounds of competition held throughout Australia at Supanova Pop Culture Expos and also at AVCON in Adelaide. Two wildcard finalists were also selected based on their performances in earlier rounds.
This was certainly one of the toughest rounds we’ve had, featuring a former MNCC Champion as well as multiple past finalists making their return. The finalist line up included:
VICTORIA: Siera (2 time former finalist. 2009 (2nd), 2010(finalist) )
QUEENSLAND: Pistachio & Bubblegum Icecream (Former Australian WCS Representative)
NEW SOUTH WALES: Anna (2010 Finals 3rd Place)
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Rebecca
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Greg
WILDCARD: Wirru (2010 Champion)
The 2013 finals was also the 5th year we’ve run the Madman National Cosplay Championship and our long time sponsor and partner Supanova Expo certainly pulled out all the stops for the finals this year with an amazing looking stage, complete with catwalk and a 1200+ capacity theatre. They needed every bit of space as well as the theatre was filled to capacity! It was great to see so many people interested in the contest and really does cement MNCC as a premiere cosplay contest.
Each and every single contestant put on an amazing performance, dazzling the audience and certainly entertained the judges thoroughly. In the end though there can only be one winner and certainly had a hard time deciding! In the end our 2013 finalist placings were as follows:
Third Place: Anna (NSW)
Second Place: Wirru (WILDCARD)
CHAMPION: Siera (VICTORIA)
Congratulations to Siera! Having competed since the very first MNCC in 2009, she is now finally able to say that she a champion!
We had an interview with Siera following the contest:
Unfortunately due to illness, Pistachio & Bubblegum Icecream did not end up competing on the day of the competition but are determined to return once again in 2014.
We would like to thank our sponsors – Supanova Expo, Supporting event AVCON and also to LeLe for providing her music for us to use in our videos throughout the year. We will return in 2014, bigger, brighter and better than ever before! Stay tuned for more details.