5 Magical Disney Cosplays from Supanova

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Disney Movies Continue to Inspire Cosplayers

Ursula, Prince Phillip and Maleficent Disney Cosplayers
5 Epic Disney Cosplays. Brad Stephenson / About.com

It wasn't all Naruto, Deadpool and Batman at Melbourne's Supanova Pop Culture Expo this year. Despite having no real official Disney presence at the convention, Disney fans were there to represent their favorite films whether they be classics such as Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan or modern hits like Maleficent and incredibly popular, Frozen.

The cosplayers went all out, incorporating numerous techniques to create the perfect costume. Almost all of the fantastic outfits were handmade by the cosplayers themselves and when asked, many admitted to spending months putting the entire costume together.

Many of the Disney fans were cosplaying for the first time this year (and what a debut they made!) while a few where longtime veterans who usually cosplay at anime and comic book conventions several times a year and often create a different costume for each occassion.

Here are five of the most magical Disney cosplays seen this year. Which one's your favorite?

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An Amazing Cosplay of Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid

An amazing cosplay of Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid
An amazing cosplay of Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid. Brad Stephenson / About.com

Check out this wickedly handcrafted cosplay of the villain, Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid at Melbourne's Supanova Pop Culture Expo. The cosplayer made the entire outfit herself and claims the whole look took days to get just right.

This Ursula cosplay is a great example of how makeup and hair styling can be used to really tie together a character cosplay and help present the real personality of the character. Adding small details also make a huge difference. Have a look at Ursula's pet eel, Flotsam. It may look like a simple stuffed toy at first but it was also handmade and actually doubles as a bag that can be used to hold the numerous flyers and merchandise one usually collects at conventions! Brilliant!

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The Perfect Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora Cosplay

The perfect Disney cosplay. Prince Philip and Princess Aurora from Disney's Sleeping Beauty
The perfect Disney cosplay. Prince Philip and Princess Aurora from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Brad Stephenson / About.com

You can't get more classic than this charming Prince Phillip and Aurora cosplay couple. While Aurora is a regular cosplay, this was Prince Philip's first time cosplaying at a convention and actually threw together his outfit in a few hours the night before! A great example of how you don't need to spend a lot of time and money to produce a stunning cosplay. A lot of creativity and unused clothing around the house can make something truly impressive and authentic.

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A Magical Peter Pan Cosplay Group

Brilliant Hook, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan DIsney Cosplayers
Brilliant Hook, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan DIsney Cosplayers. Brad Stephenson / About.com

This group of friends are feeling the magic in their Hook, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan DIsney cosplay outfits, all of which were handmade and apparently took several weeks to perfect. There are some great creative touches on each costume that really make each character work but what really pulls the whole look together is actually the group themselves. Having a group of friends dress as different characters from a movie or show really helps recreate the feel of the original source material and almost provides an entire experience for those who see them.

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An adorable Elsa from Disney's Frozen Cosplay

Adorable girl as Elsa from Disney's Frozen
Adorable girl as Elsa from Disney's Frozen. Brad Stephenson / About.com

Frozen inspired a lot of cosplayers young and old this year at Supanova. The film's popularity doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon, especially with the upcoming sequel, Frozen 2 in the works!

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This Maleficent Cosplayer has Mad Skills

This Maleficent Cosplayer has Mad Skills
This Maleficent Cosplayer has Mad Skills. Brad Stephenson / About.com

Another recent Disney film that inspired a lot of creativity was Maleficent. There were several cosplayers dressed as the titular character at Supanova this year but this one was one of the best with her handmade outfit, horns and real feathered wings! Impressive!

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