For fans of geek and costuming, cosplay fever is returning to SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show to a whole new level. International cosplay duo, BAOZI and HANA, will be attending SMASH! 2017 as official guests.

BAOZI and HANA is China’s most active cosplay duo who are renowned for their portrayal of male and female characters from a variety of Japanese manga and anime series.

Since their formation in 2011, both Baozi and Hana are widely recognised for their talent in costuming and makeup skills.

Some of their most popular cosplays include Katsuki Yuuri and Victor Nikiforov (Yuri!!! on Ice), Rin Okumura and Yukiko Okumura (Ao No Exorcist), and Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami (Kuroko no Basket).

Baozi and Hana’s appearance at SMASH! 2017 is expected to attract hundreds of fans to Q&As, signings, and cosplay tutorials.

SMASH! President Andrew Qiu says “Baozi and Hana are some of the world’s best cosplayers in the cosplay community. This is a great chance for fans to meet them in person and learn valuable cosplay skills.”

SMASH! 2017 is a Japanese pop-culture convention to be held at Rosehill Gardens (NSW) on August 19th and 20th. For more event and ticketing information, visit

Photos courtesy of Baozi and Hana.