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Performers & More at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted May 17, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second gallery from the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival features a variety of performers, entertainers, musicians, and more. In addition to the huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods that were on sale, there were demonstrations and performances by blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts. As in the last […]

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Costumes at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted May 16, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Welcome to the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival!  The rain kept away long enough, and the chilly, raw weather couldn’t keep the crowd away of this wonderful local event. A huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods were on sale; blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts entertained fans. Like most […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Zero Suit Samus by MicroKitty

Posted April 4, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our PAX East 2017 photo sets: the talented and extremely intrepid MicroKitty Cosplay.  High winds, snow and a Zero Suit Samus cosplay make for a chilly photoshoot, but MicroKitty nails every shot.  Somehow, this was the first time did a shoot together. Here’s hoping we have more for you soon! Photo gallery […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Dante & Vergil

Posted March 29, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

If you’re a fan of the classic Devil May Cry videogame series, you’ll love the our next feature set from PAX East 2017. This features frequent Nerd Caliber contributor, Gogo Incognito, as Dante, and ElectronWarrior Cosplay as Vergil. We wanted to use a funky space, so we went to the walkway outside.  Sure, it was […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Magikarp by Mink the Satyr

Posted March 27, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

First up from my PAX East 2017 feature shoots: the incredibly talented Mink the Satyr Cosplay. I had the opportunity to shoot two of her incredible Pokemon-inspired cosplays at PAX. On Saturday, we had a blast shooting her amazing Magikarp cosplay. Things got a little witchy and dramatic, which makes it all the more fun. Photo […]

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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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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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Kami-Con 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted January 30, 2017 by Bentpic5

This past Saturday, I was able to attend Kami-Con. For those who might not know, Kami-Con is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, anime and manga, cosplay, tabletop and video gaming, and much more. It was their 9th year running, with it being the 5th year held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex located in […]

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Belle of the Ball at Boston Public Gardens

Posted January 24, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we get deep into a chilly, rainy winter, we thought you’d enjoy another reminder of sunny summer weather — with Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle in a beautiful summer garden. In August, I got together with Starlenia for a wonderful outdoor photoshoot. We met at Boston Public Gardens at the height of late summer colors. […]

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Jyn Erso Continues the Fight on Eadu

Posted December 22, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our first gallery featuring Rebellion Barbie‘s Jyn Erso took us to prison. In our second gallery, we travel to the black sand beaches of the remote planet Eadu from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Overcast, 23 degrees and an on-shore breeze means a brief shoot. Fortunately, we nailed the beach shots we wanted quickly. (Editor’s Note: The fight on the […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at Dragon Con, Part 3

Posted December 20, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first and second Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel galleries introduced haute couture heroines from across the Marvel universe, including She-Hulk, Lady Loki, Lady Thor, Spider-Gwen, Wolverine, and Emma Frost. Up next in our final gallery from DragonCon 2016: Karen Patriquin Guest as Kitty Pryde; Jay Justice as Misty Knight; Materia Girl as Psylocke; and Seelix as Phoenix.  The small group shots include She-Hulk (Galacticat Cosplay), […]

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Jyn Erso Joins The Fight!

Posted December 18, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Legions of Star Wars fans got an early Christmas present this week, with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Just in time for the movie premier, cosplayer and serious Star Wars devotee Rebellion Barbie debuted her spot-on Jyn Erso. We wanted to shoot somewhere with the feel of the incredible locations in Rogue One. […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 1

Posted December 17, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we head into the cold, dark winter season, it’s the perfect time to bring a another reminder of summer, this time from DragonCon. 2016 was another amazing DragonCon experience. I shot some spectacular cosplays at the enormous Fallout shoot, met some talented photographers, and connected with old friends and new from around the country. […]

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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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Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 Cosplay Gallery 1

Posted October 10, 2016 by Bentpic5

The end of Summer and start of Fall is crunch time for most Atlanta cosplayers, with two large cons falling within a month of each other. Late last month was Anime Weekend Atlanta, which returned to the Galleria Convention Center. This was a big year for the con, with a reported 28,781 unique attendees over the […]

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Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Second up is the Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. Although to be fair, the swimsuit version of the DC character Enchantress, as seen in  the movie Suicide Squad, isn’t much different from this bikini version. We invited cosplayers and photographers to […]

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Bunny Moon Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While many of our fans and team members were otherwise occupied over Labor Day weekend at cons like DragonCon or Baltimore Comic Con, we decided to hold an event for the New England cosplayers who couldn’t make it to those cons or the handful or others. Since there was no Cosplay And Photography Expo this […]

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Scarlet Witch Cosplay by Yaya Han in Video And Photos

Posted August 31, 2016 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2016, we had one of Nerd Caliber’s popular interviewers Lauren Grant talk to popular cosplayer Yaya Han about the details of her Scarlet Witch cosplay, what Pokemon team she is in and why she feels Pokemon Go is bringing people together. This was Otakon’s final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC., next […]

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Bewitching Witcher Cosplayers From Czech Republic

Posted August 17, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Alzbeta Trojanova shared on Reddit a series of photos called “Geraltina of Rivia fighting a Bruxa” of Witcher cosplayers, based on her enjoyment of the latest Witcher video game. Check it out! On Reddit, she wrote: “Just a quick info, if anyone is interested. The main inspiration for the photshoot was this awesome artwork. It’s my […]

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Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay On Cosplaying Cap

Posted August 9, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Many of us growing up have looked up to the Marvel Comics’ character Captain America as a hero we all wanted to be, and that applies especially to me. To that end, meet Dania, whose actions would make Steve Rogers proud. Dania goes by Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay and right now she is using the fame she […]

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Zombie Cosplay Gallery By Wonderllama Photography

Posted August 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from Walker Stalker Boston convention this year is by our Assistant Editor Gregg “Wonderllama Photography” Snider. Gregg did more wandering than I did and captured some attendees and staffers in “The Walking Dead Experience” area. He also managed to time it just right to get photos of MicroKitty Cosplay as Elvira with the Mistress of […]

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Is This Public Service Announcement Transphobic?

Posted June 29, 2016 by Ashley Rogers

If you’ve been on the internet lately you’ve probably seen this fan created image featuring Deadpool. Some critics of the image have called it transphobic. I had to think about this one — why would this be transphobic? Some said maybe because they talked specifically to men? I guess that kind of makes sense, the perception that […]

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Final MomoCon Cosplay Gallery From 2016 by Bentpic5!

Posted June 3, 2016 by Bentpic5

Usually when talking about cosplays at a convention, the best is saved for Saturday. Can’t say we saved the best for last but you’d might think otherwise after checking out this awesome gallery — the final MomoCon cosplay gallery from the 2016 con by Bentpic5. To see the first MomoCon gallery of cosplay at the con held at […]

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Fourth Gallery of MomoCon Cosplay From 2016 by Bentpic5!

Posted June 2, 2016 by Bentpic5

We’re back at it again with another gallery of MomoCon cosplay, shot by Bentpic5. We will run out of photos eventually, until then, enjoy these great cosplayers who attended MomoCon 2016, held for the second year in its new home at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend. To see the […]

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2016 MomoCon Gallery of Cosplay Part 3 by Bentpic5!

Posted June 1, 2016 by Bentpic5

Another day means another gallery with even more photos from MomoCon 2016. Here is the third photo gallery of cosplays from MomoCon 2016 by Bentpic5. It features more than 90 photos of amazing cosplays worn through out the weekend by outstanding cosplayers. Hope you aren’t tired of our coverage on cosplays because we have even more to come. […]

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Gallery 2 of 2016 MomoCon Cosplay by Bentpic5!

Posted May 31, 2016 by Bentpic5

This is the second of five MomoCon cosplay galleries in our photo coverage of Atlanta’s 2016 MomoCon from Bentpic5, featuring 90+ photos of awesome cosplays you could have seen this year. To see the first gallery of cosplayers at the con held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend, click on MomoCon 2016 Cosplay. We are also […]

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MomoCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery Part 1 by Bentpic5!

Posted May 30, 2016 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2016 was held this past weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. This was Momocon’s second year at the GWCC and it’s second year running as a 4-day convention. If you got a chance to walk around, you could see right away how much they packed even more games, guests, and […]

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Small In Size, ACBC Still Impresses This Comics Cosplayer

Posted May 16, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

Atlantic City Boardwalk con was a convention I really wanted to go to when it debuted last year. I heard the con was great, and honestly, after attending ACBC this past weekend I have to agree — ACBC is pretty amazing. Ironically, despite mostly doing comic book character cosplays, I don’t do a lot of […]

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Bonnie The Bunny Explains Our New Patreon Presence!

Posted April 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Sometimes things don’t work out the way you expect them — and sometimes they work out better. Case in point: When our fearless founder E. Ortiz was making a video explaining our new status as a member of the Patreon contribution community, it seems Bonnie the Bunny hacked the signal. Luckily for us, Bonnie explained […]

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Battle Princesses! Awesome Super Mario Bros. Cosplay

Posted March 8, 2016 by E. Ortiz

At Katsucon 2016, we met up with a group of awesome Canadian cosplayers who put together battle armor versions of popular princesses from the Super Mario Bros series. The outstanding trio are Bec’s Cosplay Wonderland as Battle Peach, Purblind Cosplay as Battle Rosalina and Cyborg Katie as Warrior Daisy. After the video below, shot by our founder E. Ortiz and edited […]

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The Story And Impact Of #29DaysOfBlackCosplay

Posted February 29, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

Throughout the month of February you may have noticed a certain hashtag all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc… and that hashtag is #29DaysOfBlackCosplay. Now many have had mixed reactions to this, and many wondered what this was all about when it first popped up. This all started actually last year with Chaka Cumberbatch a.k.a Princess […]

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Cosplayer Of Color Profile: Knightmage

Posted February 17, 2016 by Gogo Incognito

To celebrate Black History Month, we take a moment to highlight seven cosplayers of color whose contributions to geek culture and the greater cosplay community go well beyond their costumes. Second up: Knightmage Knightmage is a hero. He doesn’t just dress up as a hero, he is one. A Deputy Sheriff by day, by night […]

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Cosplayer Of Color Profile: The Venus Noire

Posted February 14, 2016 by Gogo Incognito

To celebrate Black History Month, we take a moment to highlight seven cosplayers of color whose contributions to geek culture and the greater cosplay community go well beyond their costumes. First up: Josephine Je — The Venus Noire The Venus Noire is a southerner who has accomplished some strong and stunning cosplay in the past […]

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Black Superhero Appreciation Month: Al Simmons (Spawn)

Posted February 4, 2016 by Ashley Rogers

Lt. Colonel Albert Francis Simmons, a.k.a Al Simmons, a.k.a Spawn blazed onto the comics scene in the very early nineties and has been adapted into short-lived television and movie series by HBO and New Line Cinema respectively. Michael Jai White (who later went on to star in the titular role of Black Dynamite in a […]

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Sorry Edna Mode, More CAPE Is Coming!

Posted February 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Last year we held our very first convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo, bringing together expert cosplayers and photographers to teach the tricks of their incredible crafts. We are pleased to announce that CAPE 2.0 is a go, coming this Aug. 6-7 at Stonehill College! And the focus of this year’s CAPE is the Play […]

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Don’t Worry, Supreme Court Not Deciding Jack About Cosplay

Posted January 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It is time to euthanize the sad, inaccurate, pathetic clickbait articles that claim that the Supreme Court of the United States is deciding something that will affect cosplay. It isn’t, the decision won’t, and you shouldn’t worry about it — because that decision was made long ago and you are already on the wrong side […]

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In Memoriam: Cosplays Of David Bowie’s ‘Jareth’

Posted January 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In case you have not heard the sad news, legend and genius David Bowie died yesterday at 69, after a secret 18 month long fight with cancer. It is tough to say what anyone in the nerd community knows David Bowie best for — his science fiction songs like ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Ziggy Stardust’ and ‘Diamond […]

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Comiket 89 Cosplay Music Video from Netageo

Posted January 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before you ask, no, we don’t have the resources to get someone to Comiket, the twice-yearly manga and anime convention in Japan. Someday… But the folks at the YouTube channel Netageo did go and posted this excellent short video of some of the cosplay outside the enormous venue. To be fair, I only recognize a […]

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Burlesque Comic Con Vixens Show Rocked NYCC

Posted November 1, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

I’ll be 100 percent honest. I had never been to a burlesque show until I got into cosplay and even then my first time attending one was in 2013 at AnimeNEXT. While it was an experience to finally go to one, I never really made it a mission to go to a show. If I […]

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Summer Heat: Bikini Elvira!

Posted October 18, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The meteorologists say that Monday morning will be below freezing here in New England, so I think it is the perfect time to warm you all up with more of the Summer Heat swimsuit series! (No, we didn’t forget.) Here we have the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, in a stylish black polka dot bikini, as […]

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Cosplayers Speak Out Against Harassment at Otakon 2015

Posted August 23, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Just how big is the problem of harassment when it comes to the lives of cosplayers? At Otakon 2015, we sent convention reporter Lauren Grant to ask cosplayers their thoughts about this issue, from experiencing and protecting themselves from harassment at conventions to proper etiquette. Below is our video of their answers. Those sensitive to this issue […]

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Bonnie Asks Cosplayers, “What Is Your Favorite Board Game?” at Gen Con 2015

Posted August 21, 2015 by E. Ortiz

At Gen Con 2015, in Indianapolis, IN, we wanted to ask cosplayers to name their favorite board game. We asked KIA Cosplay, dressed as Bonnie, that friendly bunny from Five Nights At Freddy’s, to ask the question for us, and maybe this time to not kill anybody. Filmed by Michael Elliott!  

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Cosplay And Photography Expo ‘Reporter’s’ Notebook

Posted August 16, 2015 by Rodney Brown

OK, it can’t really be called a “Reporter’s Notebook” if it is written by the convention organizer, and not an independent reporter. I know — picky, picky. So consider this a very biased view of our very first convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. The venue We wanted a very interesting location for our convention […]

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Con-Man Hilton Jumps Feet First Into Complicated Cosplay

Posted August 4, 2015 by Lauren Grant

The world of cosplay is many things to many people. It’s a safe haven, an escape from reality going back to the place that you can call home. The journey of making one’s cosplay however, isn’t always a walk in the park. From commissioning to sewing to gluing to shaping to burning yourself how you […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Jinx!

Posted July 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The second Summer Heat gallery from the recent Bay State version of the League of Legends Pool Party shoot is Jinx, cosplayed by the delightful Chibi Kitsune Cosplay. Poor Jinx seems to be having some trouble with her overly playful dolphin. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation […]

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C2E2 2015 Cosplay Photo Gallery

Posted April 29, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Being based in Chicago, C2E2 is not a con we often can get to. Luckily this year we had Michael Elliott able to cover it for us, and he brought us the outstanding pics in this C2E2 015 cosplay photo gallery! Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the […]

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Great Advice On How Not To Creep

Posted March 31, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Recently Avalon Cosplay hosted a panel at CPAC on how to be safe while cosplaying at conventions, and a significant portion of the panel was targeted at fans, with advice on how to behave so as not to be a creeper. She posted the major points of that part on her Facebook page, and gave us […]

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Maya Murphy is Cersei Lannister! Beautiful Shots by Alex Valderana

Posted March 13, 2015 by E. Ortiz

New York Comic Con 2014 was the con that keeps on giving. These beautiful shots of Maya Murphy‘s Cercei Lannister cosplay were taken by Alex Valderana Photography at the largest nerd convention in the U.S. last October.

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday

Posted March 10, 2015 by Rodney Brown

If you read my Reporter’s Notebook about PAX East 2015, you will remember that I foolishly left my camera gear at home, and by the time I got back to the convention, I had lost about four hours of shooting time. So, this gallery from the first day, Friday, is one of the smallest ones […]

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Top 5 Dangers Of Making Costumes At Home

Posted March 10, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Making a costume is harmless, right? Wrong. There are many dangers to making a costume in your home. Some of these dangers you wouldn’t necessarily think of when you first start off making a cosplay. After collecting all your pieces that you need to make a costume, you now have the job to ensure that […]

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