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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Arcade Ahri by ATK PWR

Posted March 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While most of our Featured Sets from PAX East 2017 were shot by Wonderllama Photography — including some out in one of the coldest Saturday’s this winter in Boston — I did a couple on Saturday evening. The first is this wonderfully colorful set of Arcade Ahri from Riot’s League of Legends. Boston cosplayer ATK PWR made the tails […]

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PAX East ’17 In Pictures By Prime Photography

Posted March 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While I spent most of my time at PAX East 2017 doing my usual thing — parked in one spot grabbing photos of cosplayers — Steven of Prime Cosplay and Photography was all over the place. Many of the clips in our Cosplay Showcase Videos on YouTube are from Steven’s camera. But he also hit up […]

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Con Reports

Cosplay Gallery from I-CON 32 By KBV Photography

Posted March 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

After a five-year hiatus, the storied Long Island science fiction and fantasy convention I-CON returned with I-CON 32. That number is an indication of how storied — the first I-CON has held at Stony Brook University in 1982. After Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, Stony Brook announced it had to shut down the facility the […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery of hall shots from FirstPerson Shooter taken at the chilly PAX East 2017 isn’t close to the last bit of content. We will have featured sets from me and from Wonderllama Photography. More hall shots from Prime Cosplay and Photography. And reviews and articles from Spectra, and Gallant-Z. Cosplayers in this gallery include Carley […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Melee Is A Heroic Change Of Pace

Posted March 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If you are a fan of cosplay as I am, you will be impressed at the skill and creativity demonstrated by the contestants on the first episode of Syfy’s new show Cosplay Melee. If you are fan of timed competition reality shows, like History Channel’s blade-making show Forged in Fire or The Food Network’s Chopped, […]

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Con Reports

PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2017 was slightly less bitterly cold than Saturday, but it was still frigid, and that combined with the tradition of casual clothes on Sunday meant much fewer cosplay photos that day. Still, there are plenty of gems in this first of two Sunday galleries. Among the cosplayers pictured below are Sidekicker Cosplay, KeiKei’s Cosplay Delivery Service, Cosplay Dad, […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 4

Posted March 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Saturday at PAX East 2017 rounds up the photo coverage of excellent cosplayers in shots taken by FirstPerson Shooter on one of the most brutally cold days of any Boston convention in memory. Cosplayers in this gallery include Petry Cosplays, Ember Jay Cosplay, EmmyCosplays, Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay, Elegant Valkyrie, Bunny Moon Cosplay, Bethany Maddock, Dusty Cosplay, Jessica Mercy, Burning […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted March 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

As the projected snow storm for this weekend here in New England turned into a bust, we return back to Saturday at PAX East 2017 when Winter made its brutally cold return. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Lodaim Cosplay, Grinning Hazard Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, Lady Kayleen, NorseStorm Cosplay, FergyK, Thatgearsguy, Millettant Cosplay and Illustration, Sarah Spectre, Koi Fish Asylum, Glitch Cos, Chibi Kitsune […]

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Comic Books

Iron Fist Is The Weak Link in Marvel’s Chain, But Not A Break

Posted March 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

First, let’s answer a couple of questions. Is Iron Fist as bad as many critics say? No, it isn’t. Are the critics correct about the problems? Yes, but those problems don’t affect the overall quality of the show nearly as much as many critics contend. Below is my spoiler-free review. I will talk in generalities […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If you braved and survived the extreme cold of Saturday at PAX East 2017 — particularly in cosplay — you should probably be given some type of medal or plaque. Luckily for us, many people not only survived but showed off their wonderful costumes and props. Kudos to the folks at Twitch for covering the cost […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at PAX East 2017 was even colder than snowy Friday — like wind chills in the 15 below range and winds so strong the elevated roadway heaved and bucked. Still, more cosplayers showed up on Saturday than on Friday, as is usual with most cons. Among the cosplayers in this first of four Saturday galleries […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted March 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Friday at frozen PAX East 2017 continues to show off the outstanding cosplay which was, logically, heavily focused on game characters. Cosplayers in this set are Mieu, Razgrizaces, Petits Bisous Cosplay, Chocobobutt, Starbornekid, Nekonami Cosplay, Jackie-chan Cosplay, Jynx Art & Cosplay, Khepera Cosplay, J. Warford, LenaKali Cosplay?, GiveWave Studios, FootiePajamas Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, and many more. Photo […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from PAX East 2017 is the second of three from the snowiest of the three days, Friday. The snow and cold didn’t stop attendees from showing up. And it certainly seemed that those who had planned to cosplay still did so, despite the poor weather. Cosplayers in this set include MicroKitty Cosplay, Steel […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Despite the fact that it was so cold cosplayer’s hair was freezing in the security lines outside and the wind was so strong Summer Street was bucking up and down, PAX East 2017 was fantastic. We got a ton of photos and video of outstanding cosplayers. Our panel on Sunday, Advanced Cosplay Q&A, sponsored by our […]

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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by The Portrait Dude, Part 2

Posted March 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Before we get to the gaming craziness that was PAX East 2017, we continue with the second set from Katsucon taken by Wes, The Portrait Dude. We’ve featured his photos from Ohayocon and ColossalCon in the past, and were very excited to hear he was going to Katsucon this year. This set is made up of enhanced […]

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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by The Portrait Dude, Part 1

Posted March 8, 2017 by Rodney Brown

New to our team at Katsucon this year was Wes, The Portrait Dude. We’ve featured his photos from Ohayocon and ColossalCon in the past, and were very excited to hear he was going to Katsucon this year. This set is made up of enhanced hall shots that Wes calls “Turbo Shoots” — basically pick-up shoots of interested […]

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TerrorCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday

Posted March 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

With a focus on horror or supernatural movies, TV and books, TerrorCon returned to Providence, RI, last weekend after taking a two-year break since its inaugural event. TerrorCon is put on by Altered Reality Entertainment, which also runs Rhode Island Comic Con, ComiConn in Connecticut and Colorado Springs Comic Con in Colorado. Among the cosplayers and costume wearers on Sunday […]

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Black Cosplay Showcase Video from Katsucon 2017

Posted March 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Is it OK to extend #28daysofblackcosplay into a 29th day? Unfortunately for us, post-Katsucon con crud and colds delayed this video into March. But under the theory it is never too late to celebrate awesomeness, we present this video showing off some of the outstanding black cosplayers we filmed at Katsucon. Among the cosplayers in […]

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TerrorCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday

Posted February 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

After taking a two-year break since its inaugural event, TerrorCon returned to Providence, RI, last weekend. Put on by the same company that runs the much larger Rhode Island Comic Con — and in the same convention center — TerrorCon focuses on horror or supernatural movies, TV and books. That focus means that the vast […]

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Katsucon Featured Set: Sinon by AssassinAni

Posted February 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While cranking out video for us at Katsucon 2017, Steven of Prime Cosplay & Photography also shot photos. In addition to the gallery that is already live, he shot this Featured Set of the excellent cosplayer AssassinAni as Sinon from the Gun Gale arc of Sword Art Online. The set both profiles AssassinAni’s Sinon and shows off some of the […]

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Cosplay & Style

Beauty and the Beast Featured Set by The Portrait Dude

Posted February 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

When Wes (The Portrait Dude) mentioned that this set was available to us, we decided we had to jump on it and interrupt our just-started Katsucon 2017 content stream. Wes got together at a castle in northern Ohio with the incredibly talented Knightmage and SuperKayce (I thinks it’s very obvious who is who) for this outstanding […]

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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Showcase One, Prime Cosplay & Photography

Posted February 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We begin our coverage of Katsucon 2017 with the first set from Prime Cosplay and Photography! Steven was pulling multiple duties, (as most of us do) shooting video and trying to grab hall shots at the same time. While Katsucon has always been one of the busiest places for cosplayers and cosplay photographers, in this set […]

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Ohayocon 2017 Cosplay Showcase by The Portrait Dude!

Posted February 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last month we were lucky enough to have Wes, The Portrait Dude, photograph cosplayers at Ohayocon 2017. Held at the greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohayocon is one of the first cons of the year to draw cosplayers from all over the Steel Belt and the Northeast. Cosplayers in this showcase include Akakioga, Kim is Possible […]

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Cosplay & Style

Inside Cosplay With ‘Behind The Seams’ Series!

Posted February 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Are you interested in the process of crafting costumes and props? Curious about how different cosplayers approach their hobby? Well, you can of course come to our Cosplay And Photography Expo this August in New Hampshire. But you should also check out Behind the Seams! Behind the Seams is the new YouTube series we are […]

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Black History Month Cosplay Feature: Mr.TUSA-Team

Posted February 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second feature highlighting New England area cosplayers for Black History Month is the beloved Mr.TUSA-Team.  He is known in the cosplay world as simply “T.” I have been lucky enough to both be able to take pictures of T for six years now, and blessed enough to call him my friend right from the […]

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Black History Month Cosplay Feature: Brandon the Shapeshifter

Posted February 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It is Black History Month and there are a handful of wonderful ways various people and organizations are highlighting black cosplayers. One of the best is the hashtag campaign #28DaysofBlackCosplay. I suggest you follow it on whichever social media platform you like best. Chances are it’s trending on there. In addition to other coverage throughout […]

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Get Free Passes To ‘The Space Between Us’!

Posted January 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If you like character-driven science fiction like Moon or Arrival, you’ll probably like the upcoming movie The Space Between Us. And you have a chance to get your free passes to showings in either Boston or the Hartford area! The movie stars sci-fi stalwarts Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, and as the lead character, Ender himself, […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Two

Posted January 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday was our last day manning at table at Arisia 2017, as day jobs kept us from attending on Monday. But that didn’t stop me from getting another nearly 100 images of excellent and fun cosplays, to end our hall shot galleries. In case I haven’t mentioned it enough over the past five galleries, we had […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday One

Posted January 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We start off the first of two galleries from Sunday at at Arisia 2017 with a spot-on, adorable, and probably age-accurate cosplay of Eleven from the wonderful Netflix series Stranger Things. And things stay awesome throughout the more than 100 images in this set. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Three

Posted January 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We are up to the third and final gallery from Saturday at Arisia 2017. Again I had World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative sitting at our table helping promote our event, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In fact, about one third of the photos in this gallery were taken by Lucky Grim, as talented a photographer as she is […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Two

Posted January 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery of three from Saturday at Arisia 2017 continues the creative and fun cosplay the convention is known for. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held at the attached Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Like PAX East in the past couple of years, Arisia arranged for a number of […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday One

Posted January 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

On the second day at Arisia 2017 I was lucky enough to have a couple of panelists from our upcoming Cosplay And Photography Expo sit at our table and talk up the con. World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative both were big hits and effective at communicating what CAPE is all about. Not to be outdone by World End’s […]

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Arisia 2017 Friday Cosplay Gallery

Posted January 17, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We set up our table at Arisia 2017 Friday evening, to promote our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In order to again have the last table in the row of convention and organization promo tables, the good folks at Boston Whovians! agreed to swap spots. That allowed us the space to get this gallery […]

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Con & Events News

CAPE 2017 Is Now a 2-Day Event!

Posted January 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

What’s better than one of anything? Two of course! Whether it is two Baymaxes or two days of panels and workshops at the 2017 Cosplay And Photography Expo, doubling up is twice the fun! After looking at how much we have saved up for CAPE 2017, we decided that it made sense to pin down […]

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Poll: What Movies Do You Want to See in 2017?

Posted January 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The nerd audience is clearly the biggest target demographic for the movie industry now, and has been for a few years. The roster of such movies scheduled for 2017 is lengthy and wonderful. Are you eager to see Will Arnett reprise his role as the Dark Knight in The LEGO Batman Movie? Is your cassette […]

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Fave 2016 Odd and Obscure Cosplay Shots by FPS

Posted December 31, 2016 by Rodney Brown

One of the best parts of any con for me is when I see a costume so cool, so weird or so obscure I have to take a picture of it, and let the cosplayer know just how awesome and creative I think they are. That leads us to my fave 2016 odd or obscure cosplay […]

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Fave 2016 Genderbent and Crossplay Shots by FPS

Posted December 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

I will always take a photo of a surprising genderbent or crossplay cosplay, and I had plenty of chances in this past year to shoot both. It was tough to pick my fave 2016 genderbent or crossplay images, and I apologize for any that didn’t make this list — that was a lot of pictures to […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Tribute to Our Princess, Carrie Fisher

Posted December 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

There is no way to properly express the impact Carrie Fisher has had on the fandom community, the greater movie community and even society itself with her openness about addiction problems and her unflagging feminism. After suffering a heart attack Friday while on a plane, Fisher died today, and a great disturbance was felt in […]

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Comic Books

Summer in Winter: Phoenix Bikini Cosplay!

Posted December 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s damn cold here in New England, so what better way to warm things up than with a bikini photo set of Phoenix — a character who can cause suns to explode? Back in 2015 I met the multi-talented and gorgeous Jessica Mercy at a state park in Massachusetts to recreate the classic images of Jean […]

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Rogue One Will Steal The Plans To Your Rebel Heart

Posted December 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Let’s get this clear at the outset: Rogue One is the best written, best acted, and with apologies to Irvin Kershner and J.J. Abrams, best directed Star Wars movie ever made. In fact, it is so good that its occasional failures — while very rare — seem all the worse by comparison. So below you […]

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Summer in Winter: Haikyuu Beach Cosplay!

Posted December 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

What do you do if you are barely over five feet tall, a natural redhead, and have an abiding love for the volleyball anime Haikyuu? You make a swimsuit genderbent version of main character Hinata of course. That is, if you are cosplayer Jiro-sensei. I returned to the beautiful beach along the Nahant causeway for this […]

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Comic Books

Winter NECC 2016 Sunday Cosplay Gallery

Posted December 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Northeast Comic Con held its Winter event at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, this past weekend, and we now present the Winter NECC 2016 Sunday cosplay gallery. Cosplayers in this gallery include Ivan of the Arkham Ghostbusters, Random Raul, GeezAlize Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest For Screen Accuracy assisted by Kitteninstrings Cosplay, Zombie Leader, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, guest Sean Gunn […]

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Winter NECC 2016 Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted December 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The biannual convention Northeast Comic Con returned for its Winter version to the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, this past weekend. The convention is slowly getting bigger, with more vendors, but this most recent iteration seemed to have smaller crowds and fewer cosplayers than the Summer con. That said, I was still able to get enough photos […]

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Summer in Winter: Yang Beach Cosplay!

Posted December 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The meteorologists on TV tell me that Dec. 1 is the start of “meteorological Winter,” so even though it is unseasonably warm here in Massachusetts, why not beat the cold that will inevitably come with a return to the sizzling series from last year, Summer Heat, in the form of a Yang beach cosplay? In […]

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RICC 2016 Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted November 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

More cosplay photos from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con? Sure thing, folks — have the RICC 2016 cosplay gallery by Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Myratheon Cosplay, West Street Studios, Jennifer Rose, Planet Ruby, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Khepera Cosplay, GeezAlize Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Zombie Leader, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, Mink the Satyr, The Covinator, Koi […]

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Third Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our third Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from me this year. But stay tuned for featured sets and videos coming up throughout the rest of the year. This gallery includes cosplayers Erin Rose Actor, GiveWave Studios, Elyssa B’s Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, AkaneSaotome Cosplay, Prime Cosplay And Photography, Cosplayer of Earth-603, wond3r_w0man, Scarlet SpyderQueen, and […]

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Second Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

On Black Friday if you are out braving the crowds of shoppers or relaxing at home, enjoy our second Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con held in Providence. The estimated 60,000 people attending got a chance to meet Stan Lee in his farewell tour of conventions this year, and DC’s live-action Wonder […]

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First Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last day at Rhode Island Comic Con held earlier this month, and we now have the first Sunday RICC 2016 gallery. While the official attendance figures have not been revealed, the Dunkin Donuts Center estimated just before the convention that attendance would increase to around 60,000. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Zombie Leader, Rebellion Barbie Cosplay, Scotty […]

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Fourth Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The fourth Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from the busiest day of the fastest growing convention in New England. This gallery has in it cosplayers Lilith Astaroth, Glassarrow Cosplay, Hassan Cosplay Photography, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Scarlet SpyderQueen, wond3r_w0man, IceLancecrit, BNH Photography, KIA Cosplay (twice, that;s him as both Deadshot and Leonardo), Bombeii Cosplay […]

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Third Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now at the third Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con, out of four. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are AkaneSaotome Cosplay, The Covinator, The Uncontrollable Iron Man Cosplay, Koi Fish Asylum, CT’s White Knight, J+C Cosplay, Krabby Creations, Mini Mal Cosplay, Ember Jay Cosplay, Kayola Crayon Cosplay, Panda of Wicked Geeky, Colen P […]

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