MELBOURNE — Organizers for Sexpo have announced that a Sexy Cosplay Competition will take place at Sexpo Melbourne, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center from Nov. 24-27.
A Sexy Cosplay Competition recently took place during Sexpo Sydney, held May 12-15. And the Sydney contest was so well-received, Sexpo said, that a similar competition was planned for Melbourne.
Bentleigh Gibson, event manager for Sexpo, said, "With the terrific support of the cosplay community, media, participants and audience in Sydney, how could we not give the Melbourne cosplay community a chance to participate as well? Since the Sydney show, we have been inundated with requests for a Melbourne version. We are simply responding to the demands of our audience."
Sexpo said, "Not only will each heat contestant take home a prize bag valued at $250, each heat winner will receive a further $500 cash. The grand final winner will pocket an additional $1500 cash, plus receive return airfares, accommodation and transfers to the next Sexpo in Australia."
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Indian Ocean, Sexpo South Africa will also be hosting a Sexy Cosplay Competition. Sexpo South Africa Event Manager Sean Newman said, "After the hype created around the Australian show, we have been inundated with requests for the same to be held out here in South Africa. As proud members of the Sexpo group, we are ecstatic to announce that we will be holding a competition based on the one held in Australia at our show in October. We feel it is a great new element to an already fabulous concept and brand and couldn't be happier to carry the flag (for) this side of the world."
Unsuccessful applicants to the Melbourne heats will receive a complimentary general admission to Sexpo simply for applying as long as they come to Sexpo in their cosplay.