Cosplayers learn from the best at Border Dimensions 2017

The second Albury-Wodonga pop culture exhibition was truly out of this world with about 400 people attending the event on Saturday.

The Border Dimensions, held at the Albury Entertainment Centre, celebrated anime, cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, toys, games, art and comics.

Rotary Club of Albury Wodonga Sunrise Border Dimensions committee member Jen Bond said there was a different feel on Saturday compared to the inaugural event.

“Last year we had a big star, Hex, doing signings, whereas this year we went for interaction,” she said.

“We had professional cosplayers from Melbourne called Shock Jock Cosplay.

“They ran a presentation about how to do cosplay on a budget and then they had a stall and answered people’s questions – there was a lot of interest to get tips from them.

“They also judged the cosplay, particularly the adults, and those people got to talk about how they put it together and why they chose that character.”

Ms Bond said the event MC, actor Rob Llyod, also ran ‘nerd trivia’.

“Everyone had a great time,” she said.

“A lot of people within this space travel to Sydney, Melbourne and even Canberra, but that can add up in terms of costs, so people really appreciated being able to meet other locals.”

The third Border Dimensions will take place on the same weekend next year, Saturday October 6, at The Cube Wodonga.