HUNDREDS of kids, channelling their favourite TV characters, wore facepaint, wigs, duck feet, skeleton onesies, superhero capes and more to audition as contestants for pay TV channel Nickelodeon’s challenge series Slime Cup at Logan Hyperdome.
They called on superpowers that included “the ability to understand science theory” and practised kicks and poses including one popular move called flossing. “Apparently this is all the rage in the schoolyards now,” a mum explained.
The first arrived on Saturday at 6.30am, securing spots at the front of queue for a 9am start, joined by besties, silbings, parents, grandparents and friends.
Hopefuls included the sporty Wolf Besties from Byron Bay, Cousie Crabs from New Zealand and Brisbane’s School of Rock. Popular costume choices took their inspiration from shows from the TV series Spongebob Squarepants, The Fairly Odd Parents and The Thundermans.
Holly Revis, 10, and Imogen Rankin, 10, of Loganholme, teamed as the Slimey Siwanators, channelling JoJo Siwa, the teen YouTube favourite who brought back bows – the bigger and brighter the better.
Mums shared tips on recycling and creative costume making. A couple of young boys wore tutus. Nicholas Basile, 10, of Upper Coomera and Rocco Basham, 11, from Helensvale demonstrated how they wrapped themselves in duck tape to become the Danger Dudes.
Isabelle Richter, 10, of Cornubia and Emily O’Halloran, 10, of Springwood competed as the Cowmazing Athletes; Bella Hausler of Victoria Point and Heidi Driver from Thornlands as The Thunder Bunnies and Jada Waeraea, 9, of Loganholme teamed with bestie Kustom Rawhiti-Williams, 10, from Bulimba.
The pay TV channel is scouting for 12 duos of kids, aged 9 to 12, to star in the slime-filled, six-episode series, that will land on TV screens in June. Auditions continue today at Logan Hyperdome.