There is a ritual that comes with a convention. It involves a trip to a cafe that serves a great toasted sandwich, a large coffee, and a scroll through Instagram to see how the convention is going. The thing about conventions is that you need to get the mornings right, why? because the next few hours is a special kind of hell that only the truly devoted can love. Luckily, Perth is full of those people.
Evolve isn’t a big convention, hosted in the quaint Perth Town Hall it’s main focus is to give the local cosplay community a platform. With stalls of local independent artists and some of Australia’s top cosplayers as guests Evolve is a unique experience and pleasure to attend.
So much great local talent came out today and it’s our absolute pleasure to share some of that with you here.
Unfortunately we do not have the names of all the cosplayers pictured, the ones we do though are listed below as well as a link to their social media pages.
Over the weekend we got a chance to do another amazing photoshoot with Paris Burns Cosplay. The costume was based on the art of Bruce Timm and his design for the character who first appeared in The Flash, issue #86 in August of 1947. The mantle has been held by a few characters over various mediums but is mostly held by Dinah Lance since the silver age of comics. She is a superhero vigilante who fights crime using martial arts and her trademark sonic scream.
For the shoot we wanted a back alley vibe keeping in line with the character, but also a bright vibrant and clean setting. Luckily for us having nice clean alleyways with cute little cafes in them is a thing now, so we managed to find one. We didn’t do an interview with Paris this time but did manage to get one answer to the only question that really matters at this point.
8B: So, who should play her in a movie?
PB: Katheryn Winnick, because her IMDb trivia reads like a Black Canary resume.
8B: Yes, we agree one thousand percent. ONE. THOUSAND. PERCENT!