Release your inner superhero

Do you enjoy wearing costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea that is usually identified with a unique name? If the answer is yes, then you may well be a cosplayer.

Oak Flats cosplayer Eve Beauregard. Picture: ROBERT PEET

Oak Flats cosplayer Eve Beauregard. Picture: ROBERT PEET

Seasoned cosplayers and people who just like to dust off their superhero costume from time to time can secure a place in the 2014 Comic Gong Cosplay Competition.

Registrations for the costume competition for children up to 12, and the 13+ cosplay competition, are open until May 11 or until the limited places are filled.

Wollongong City Council's library and communication services manager Neroli Blakeman said Cosplay was one of the the most popular features of Comic Gong.

"I'd encourage anyone interested in entering to do so as soon as possible," she said.

Cosplay outfits must be related to characters within the comic, graphic novel, anime or manga genres.

"Come into the library and check out our collection of more than 4500 comics and graphic novels we have in stock, or use one of our iPads and free WiFi to check out the thousands of cosplay websites around," Ms Blakeman said.

Wollongong City libraries are also running a Comic Gong competition, giving anyone who borrows a library item up to May 14 the chance to win a $500 shopping voucher.