headspace is proud to present... the WAUCHOPE COSPLAY FESTIVAL

Updated: Jul 15

✦The Wauchope Cosplay Festival is a FREE, all ages, large-scale, inclusive pop-culture event that seeks to deliver a dynamic, one-of-a-kind opportunity for the flood-affected communities of Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Laurieton and their Hinterlands.


It will be HUGE!


Created in collaboration with the Hastings Community Drug Action Team, the festival is funded by the Office of Regional Youth (Holiday Break Program).


Where: Wauchope Library precinct

When: Saturday August 6th kicking off at 10am and continuing on throughout the day, winding up at 4:00pm.

There's something for everyone...


Truly there will be, from the Youth Makers Market for 12 to 25-year-olds, where you can get a free stall to sell your homemade goods and creative wares, to the all ages Manga Art Show, to the main event the all ages Cosplay Parade: create your costume and enter the parade on the day to win.

  • Youth Makers Market - More info and to register for a free stall here

  • Manga Art Show & Exhibition More info and to register to exhibit here


Workshops and Creative Fun


Fun will be had by getting involved in the Box Head Workshop. Create a box head and enter the Cosplay parade. Try your hand at learning and creating a new skill by joining in the activities from Blackout Poetry, Zentangle, Affirmation Boxes and Steam-Punk Jewelry.


There will be Extreme Make-up Demonstrations, the amazing Reverse Garbage crew that are travelling all the way up from Sydney to provide free 'mask making' and 'superhero gadget' workshops - if you are curious, conscious and creative, then these are for you.


The incredible Matt Lin, well-known Manga Artist will help to inspire and support those interested in Manga Art and illustration. More info about Matt here


You will be amazed by Action Reaction Entertainment’s 'Spider Man Stunt Team’ who will showcase live stunts and acrobatics.


FREE Haircuts and Make-up by the Community Hair Project are on offer, but be quick as spots are limited. To book your appt contact Christine 0432 580 059.

Plus there will be local services, face painting, BBQ and FREE LIVE music by upcoming stars from 12-3pm featuring Port Locals, 'Weak Need' and acoustic duo 'Keanu Jai & Lyla' and Taree local Cassidy.


‘Weak Need’ will be at Cosplay
‘Weak Need’ will be at Cosplay

A day to reconnect and rebuild

Join the interactive activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of our community. A shuttle bus schedule will be listed closer to the date for those coming from outlying areas. Come and join us! All welcome.