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Auckland's Armageddon Expo Was a Cosplay Arms Fair

Terrifying and adorable weapons at New Zealand's biggest fantasy day out.

by VICE Staff; photos by Michael Duignan
23 October 2018, 11:01pm

Thousands flooded Auckland's ASB Showgrounds over the long weekend for the Armageddon Expo's annual dose of fun, fantasy and fellowship. And among all that: weapons, lots and lots of weapons. From the suspiciously realistic to the papier-mâchéd at home. Guns. Swords. Hammers. A kind of shoulder-mounted shark, and Hunter S. Thompson with his fly swat. Seemingly, the common thread between the various fantasylands represented is that people want instruments with which to do each other harm.

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This article originally appeared on VICE NZ.