From cosplay to The Croods

by | Aug 28, 2021 | Culture | 0 comments

five ways the internet is bringing joy to locked down Australia

It’s safe to say it hasn’t been the happiest few weeks in Australia.

Just in case you’ve been living in a Crood-like cave, more than 60% of the population is now in lockdown, Covid-19 case numbers are still rising and there is a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan.

It’s easy to get bogged down in the bad news, but here at Guardian Australia, we’ve decided to take a moment to share five things that have been bringing us joy this week.

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It might not fix the pandemic or right the wrongs of warfare, but hopefully it will bring some much needed laughter on a really gloomy day.

Cursed cosplay

Millions across the world have, this week, become obsessed with truly the troubling and hilarious costume creations of Rhylee Passfield, or @rhyleep95 as she is known online.

The Queensland makeup artist found herself at a loose end when Brisbane went into lockdown a few weeks back, so started crafting cartoon character cosplays out of the materials she had lying around in her house.