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Star Trek: Discovery Returns to TV Timeline With Bold Moves

Posted September 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It boldly goes where no one has gone before at times, but that may be both good and bad for the new show Star Trek: Discovery. The bold moves include focusing on a main character that is not only not a ship captain, but a very complex, conflicted individual (Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Saturday Part 2

Posted September 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In this, the second of two Saturday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East, it is all about the water park. From the different angles you can get a good sense of the size of just the wave pool area lone, to say nothing of the rest of the enormous facility. Assuming you can look past all the […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Saturday Part 1

Posted September 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It’s time for the first of two Saturday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East. Saturday was the only day I spent any time in the water park, but Adam was there most of the weekend, getting these excellent photos of outstanding cosplayers. Unlike me, Adam was smart enough to bring swim trunks and water shoes. Adam shot […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 3

Posted September 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In this last of three galleries from Saturday at ColossalCon East is my one set of photos taken in the water park. The wonderful Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay was more than willing to be my first ever water park cosplay subject and I learned a valuable lesson. When the loud buzzer/horn noise goes off, it isn’t an escalator […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 2

Posted September 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

As I mentioned before, the Kalahari resort is enormous. In addition to meaning you will be doing a lot of walking at ColossalCon East, it means there are plenty of indoor locations for photos aside from the giant water park. The game arcade, for example, is quite a bit larger than the one in Sandusky, Ohio […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 1

Posted September 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

I got to the Kalahari for ColossalCon East pretty early on Saturday in hopes of finding a parking space not out in the hinterlands, and lucked out with one a few rows from the front entrance to the convention center. Of course, that meant chilling out in the hotel lobby for a couple of hours before I […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Friday Part 2

Posted September 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Continuing with the second of two Friday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East, we find him ensconced in the enormous indoor water park for the first part. He then branches out into other areas of the resort, mainly the hotel lobby, where the rock wall and fountain photos were taken. Cosplayers in this gallery include MollyVay […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Friday Part 1

Posted September 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our Pennsylvania-based stalwart Adam Etheridge was also at ColossalCon East, and where I was spending most of the time at the Kalahari in the resort, Adam spent the bulk of his time in the water park. That means his galleries from the con will have many more bathing suit versions of cosplays than mine did. We start […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 2

Posted September 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

My first full day at the first ever ColossalCon East was busy, even though I didn’t get there until 2:30 in the afternoon. The registration was where most of the convention activity was, in the convention center, and as I mentioned in the last post, the Kalahari in the Poconos is enormous. I wound up stationing myself […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 1

Posted September 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This year marked the first expansion of the well-known summer convention ColossalCon outside of its home in Ohio to a second location at Pocono Manor in Pennsylvania, a sister event called ColossalCon East. Both events are held at a Kalahari Resort family resort and water park. The new location is one of the newest of the […]

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J1-Con 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Adam Etheridge

Posted September 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This our second year covering  J1-Con, a two-day anime-focused convention held this year at the 2300 Arena (most famously known as the ECW Arena) in Philadelphia. The name comes from the parent organization, J1 Studios, which is a site that reports on anime and all kinds of geekery. Among the cosplayers in this set are The Chemical Crew, […]

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Dragon Con Takes One More Step Toward Catastrophe

Posted September 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Three years ago I wrote that Dragon Con had become so big and was so full of drunken attendees that it was just a matter of time before someone was killed and the legal issues around that would end the con.  This past weekend no one died thankfully, but a couple of people came much […]

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DragonCon 2017 Friday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted September 3, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We are up to our second gallery from Gregg Snider of Wonderllama Photography, with photos from Friday at DragonCon 2017. Stay tuned for more from him, from Bentpic5 and from Spectra! Among the cosplayers in this gallery are The Amazing Joy, Jessica Mercy, Brandon the Shapeshifter, and more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the […]

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DragonCon 2017 Thursday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted September 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

One of many team members at DragonCon this year is Gregg Snider of both Wonderllama Photography and Wonderllama Cosplay. On Thursday night — the unofficial Day Zero of DragonCon — despite being decked out as a handmaid from the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, Gregg still was able to get a good gallery of other […]

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PopCult Anime Con 2017 Gallery, Sunday

Posted September 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It should come as no surprise that Sunday at PopCult Anime Con 2017 was quieter than Saturday, Still I managed to get a sizable gallery of photos of the cosplayers in attendance. Included in this gallery are White Fang Cosplay, LenaKali Cosplay?, Momochi Cosplays, Clillith cosplay, Miss Nayroby’s Cosplays, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Lunar Phoenix Cosplay, Karestat Cosplay, Platinum Princess Cosplay, Kitteninstrings Cosplay, Lucsol Cosplay, and many […]

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PopCult Anime Con 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted August 30, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from PopCult Anime Con 2017 was taken in the hours leading up to the masquerade — hosted by the outstanding Princess Gigglesnort and Teragram Cosplay — yet I still managed to get photos of enough excellent cosplayers to fill a second gallery. Also, in my last post I forgot to mention other guests including CiaoBirdie Cosplay, Doppoganga, By The […]

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PopCult Anime Con 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted August 29, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In its second year, PopCult Anime Con was noticeably larger, as evidenced by the fact that I have double the number of galleries from Saturday as I did last year. Once again the con was held at the Sheraton Framingham, which has one of my favorite walls against which to shoot. Guests this year were Kitteninstrings Cosplay, a […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Sunday Part 4

Posted August 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We now wrap up all the galleries from Boston Comic Con 2017 taken by FirstPerson Shooter in the studio set up in the cosplay contest space. Rest assured there will be more content — costume contest galleries, featured sets, and more. In this last of four galleries from Sunday, you’ll find Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, The Matrix Cosplay and […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Sunday Part 3

Posted August 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If this were a movie or play, this would be the third act — the slower, tension building segment before the big pay off at the end. Luckily this isn’t and there is nothing slower or less exciting about this gallery than any of the others from Boston Comic Con 2017. Cosplayers in this gallery include Clillith […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Sunday Part 2

Posted August 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Even though Sunday at Boston Comic Con 2017 was a bit quieter than Saturday, I was still taking photos non-stop — I just didn’t have people waiting in a line like the day before. With Tim Curry and other cast members of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as guests, it’s no surprise that many people chose to […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Sunday Part 1

Posted August 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at Boston Comic Con 2017 the crowds were smaller, the weather was nicer and my flash issues from the previous day had been solved. With smaller crowds it makes sense that there are fewer galleries than from Saturday, and this is the first of four from the con’s last day. That said, it was also a day […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 6

Posted August 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The sixth gallery is the last one from Saturday at Boston Comic Con 2017.  The crowds had thinned, either heading to get something to eat or catching the costume contest. Still, this gallery has in it cosplayers ChocoCaramel Cosplay, MicroKitty, Boston Bee Cosplay, Nova Workshop, Olivia Kitt Cosplay, AkaneSaotome, Bunny Moon Cosplay, Trixi Hobbitses, LovelessXSpirit, La Latina Otaku Cosplay, The […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 5

Posted August 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We are up to the penultimate cosplay photo gallery from Saturday at Boston Comic Con 2017. The crowds were still packed in to the convention center, and even the BCEC’s impressive air conditioning system was starting to feel the strain. In this gallery you can find cosplayers Human Sushi Cosplay, Toy Town Studios, Clillith cosplay, Erin Rose […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 4

Posted August 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

By the middle of the afternoon on Saturday at Boston Comic Con 2017 the crowd in the convention center was as dense as it could get. Luckily team member Ryan stopped by the booth, and stepped in for me on a few shots while I took a much needed break. In this fourth of six […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 3

Posted August 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Gallery three marks the halfway point in the Saturday photos from Boston Comic Con 2017. My legs were starting to give out, my flash triggers were starting to give out, but the show must go on as the cliche would have it. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Sara Chaos, Silhouette Cosplay, Natalie Fuinha Cosplay, Lucky […]

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Iron Fist’s Issues Infect The Defenders

Posted August 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Netflix and Marvel have finally this week brought together the heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the long-anticipated team show The Defenders. Is it right up there with The Avengers or is it a bit more like X-Men: Apocalypse? Below is my mostly spoiler free review. I say mostly because there […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 2

Posted August 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Working my way through the six galleries from Saturday at Boston Comic Con, we are now up to No. 2. Among the amazing cosplay and craftsmanship in here is at least one costume contest winner, and the amazing K-2SO droid. Cosplayers in this gallery include Lou TwoTwelve Cosplay, GiveWave Studios, Dani Grace Cosplay, Mini Mal Cosplay, The Amazing Joy, Dollilicious, […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 1

Posted August 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We will have whopping six galleries from Saturday at Boston Comic Con, from our studio set up in the cosplay contest area in the Community Zone. That was the area that held the large charity fundraising costumer groups, like the The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire and the 501st New England Garrison, as well as the cosplay celebrities. […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 3

Posted August 17, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The third gallery from Friday at Boston Comic Con 2017 is the last one from that convention’s first late day. Coming from the North Shore, for me there is almost no difference between getting to or leaving the con when it was at the Seaport World Trade Center and its new location at the Boston Convention […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 2

Posted August 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We continue with Friday galleries with the second of three from the 2017 edition of Boston Comic Con. The AC was stronger, the bathrooms more numerous and there was way more seating and relaxing space than when the convention was at the Seaport World Trade Center. There were also some stumbles, as would be expected from the first […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 1

Posted August 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The first gallery from Boston Comic Con by me starts a pile of galleries of images taken at the photo studio set up at Booth 467, the cosplay contest main station. As has been the case for many Boston Comic Cons, the contest was managed by The Covinator, now in charge of all such events in the Fan […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted August 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our first gallery from Boston Comic Con is from a con that was itself a number of firsts. It was the first Boston Comic Con since it was purchased by Fan Expo, the event arm of the international firm Informa. It was the first Boston Comic Con held at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, the […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By Caroline Belge Photography

Posted August 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from the 2017 edition of the Cosplay And Photography Expo is by our volunteer photographer Caroline Belge Photography. They captured images from the panels, the vendor room, the photo studio and locations inside and outside the event venue, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH. Among the cosplayers in the gallery are Hassan Cosplay […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter

Posted August 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our first gallery from the 2017 version of the Cosplay And Photography Expo, held this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, is from me — such as it is.  As one of the two people running the show I had almost no time to shoot photos myself. On Sunday I […]

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Cosplay And Photography Expo Is This Weekend!

Posted July 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

With our second ever paid event coming up this weekend, it seems like a good time to remind everyone about how awesome CAPE 2015 was with a gallery from last time, and tell everyone how awesome this year will be! What, you don’t know what the Cosplay And Photography Expo is? It is two days of […]

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Take a Shot At Two Tickets To See The Dark Tower in Boston

Posted July 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Stephen King’s massive epic tale of good versus evil spanning multiple realities gets the movie treatment with the upcoming film The Dark Tower. You can get a pair of passes to see it two days before it opens, in Boston! Click here to go to the form and get a shot (what pun?) at two […]

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Northeast, Err, SouthCoast Comic Con Cosplay Gallery

Posted July 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last winter the convention variously known as Pop Culture Expo and Northeast Comic Con moved to the Hanover Mall on the South Shore and has been relabeled as SouthCoast Comic Con. OK, technically Boston SouthCoast Comic Con. OK, really, “Boston SouthCoast and Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, A Pop Culture Expo.” Now located in […]

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Valerian Shows Besson Is Missing An Element Or Two

Posted July 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is full of amazing space opera science fiction concepts, all beautifully realized in gorgeous imagery and dazzling color —  wrapped around a weak script, lame dialogue and two leads that have less chemistry than the 12-and-up science set I got as a kid. I really wanted this […]

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Your Chance To See ‘Valerian’ In Boston For Free!

Posted July 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Do you want tickets to go to an early screening of Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson’s spiritual successor to The Fifth Element? Click on the link at the bottom to get a chance at a pair of free tickets to a showing in Boston at 7 p.m. on July 19! […]

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Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted July 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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Koi Fish Asylum as Injustice Harley Quinn!

Posted July 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second photo shoot of the Harley Quinn cosplayers we filmed for an episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams is the amazing Koi Fish Asylum. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby, and this time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the […]

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Celebrate America’s Independence Day With Wonder Woman

Posted July 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Since this is her year, what with the smashing success of the movie Wonder Woman, I decided that a retrospective of one of the best characters to wear the red, white and blue would be a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. The more than 100 images in this gallery are from just […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 4, Wonderllama Photo

Posted July 3, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our final gallery from MASSive Comic Con is the second from Sunday, shot by our Associate Editor Gregg Snider, also known as Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this set are Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Nessie Ness Cosplays, Steampunk Snowdrop, Blade Mistress Cosplay, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Colen P Cosplay, Little Creeper Cosplay, The Immortal Star-Lord, Penny Lane Cosplay, AE Cosplay, CT’s White Knight, The Uncontrollable Iron […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 3, Wonderllama Photo

Posted July 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at  MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, my replacement was Wonderllama Photography, our Associate Editor Gregg Snider. Gregg is also multi-talented and over-qualified — an IT admin, a real estate and event photographer, a professional musician, and a very creative cosplayer. Since he filled in the whole day we have two galleries from Gregg. In this first set […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 2, Robbins Studio

Posted July 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Friday night before MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, Benn of Robbins Studios drove up from the South Shore to Marblehead to pick up all my portable studio gear, and he set it up Saturday morning. He had the first shift of the weekend as the way overqualified replacement for me, and went over and above to help out. Benn and […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 1, Vander the Generalist

Posted June 29, 2017 by Rodney Brown

For this third year of MASSive Comic Con in Worcester I couldn’t attend, so a roster of excellent photographers filled in, all three of them using exactly the same lighting and backdrop from my equipment. First up are the shots taken Saturday afternoon by Vander the Generalist. Vinny is a professional photographer who shoots the usual roster of […]

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Deadlysymmetry as Arkham City Harley Quinn!

Posted June 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

A few weekends ago we filmed another episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby. This time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted June 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We have more than 100 images of awesome cosplayers in the second of two galleries from Saturday at AnimeNEXT 2017. Adam Etheridge again went back to one of his favorite cons, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center since 2016. Among the cosplayers in this set are Dani Grace Cosplay, Galactic Edge Cosplay, Wicked Lady Cosplay, Misa Lynn CLP, […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted June 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second day of AnimeNEXT 2017 brought Adam Etheridge back to the Atlantic City Convention Center, the home to the convention since 2016, when it moved from its long-time home in Somerset, NJ. Cosplayers in this first of two galleries from Saturday include Flowithit Cosplay, Dina Dear Cosplay, Patricia Dawn cosplay, Ezerath Designs, and many others. Photo […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted June 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery by Adam Etheridge from AnimeNEXT includes cosplayers Ichigei Cosplay, Miu Squared, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than the preset. And to see the entire gallery as thumbnails, click on the […]

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