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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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Creative Uncommon Cosplay: 2/22-2/28

Posted March 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Welcome to a new weekly feature in which we highlight a handful of the best cosplay taken and posted to Flickr within the previous week. All the images have been posted under the Creative Commons license, and all posters will be identified by their Flickr account at the least. When possible, both cosplayer and photographer […]

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Katsucon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from Micro Kitty Cosplay, Part 2

Posted February 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Here is the second half of the shots taken by Micro Kitty Cosplay from Katsucon 2015, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland just outside of Washington DC. Among the cosplayers in this second batch of 100 images are LuckyGrim Cosplay, Jaycee Cosplay, Bethany Maddock and Kamui Cosplay. Nearly unrecognizable is Boston’s Deadpool, […]

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Katsucon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from Micro Kitty Cosplay, Part 1

Posted February 17, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We had an outstanding team at Katsucon this year, including Micro Kitty Cosplay who moved from on camera interviewer as she had been at previous cons for us to behind the lens photographer. She brought back exactly 200 images from the convention held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland just outside of […]

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Jason Says ‘Happy Friday the 13th!’

Posted February 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

For those of you not hiding under a bed afraid of triskaidekaphobia — or of machete-wielding psychos from summer camp — below I have a trio of cosplays of Jason Voorhees, the not-quite-dead son of the psycho cook at Camp Crystal Lake. From the spot on version taken at Super MegaFest in 2011, to the bloody […]

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Cosplay Gallery From the First PAX South!

Posted January 31, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) started more than a decade ago in Seattle, and expanded to Boston with PAX East five years ago. Just last weekend, the latest expansion was held in San Antonio, Texas, dubbed PAX South. We were lucky enough to have Micro Kitty Cosplay attend and be a photographer for us, and she brought back this […]

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Arisia 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Our Newest Photographer!

Posted January 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At Arisia we got a chance to work with contributors we haven’t seen in months (welcome back Grace!, and you rock Luis!), but we also started working with a new photographer based here in New England, John Green. He has been shooting cosplay at conventions for a couple of years now and he has a […]

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The Real Impact of Cosplayers Charging For Shoots

Posted January 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The latest mostly pointless controversy to hit the online cosplay community is about cosplayers charging to have their pictures taken. Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing issue, with people expounding how it is only fair since photographers sometimes charge for photoshoots, and others saying it is foolish for a hobbyist to charge people to enjoy […]

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AAC 2014 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted November 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Another Anime Convention (generally called AAC) was held in mid-October in Manchester, NH, and while anime cosplay was not the only thing to be found, it dominated. For every fem Shepard or Harley Quinn there was a handful of Mikasas — or even more Corporal Levis. The number of shots combined over the two days doesn’t quite […]

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Happy Halloween From Vampirella!

Posted October 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

It is just a few days before All Hallow’s Eve, and in keeping with the spooky spirit, your editor in chief thought “What would make a good scary photo shoot? Vampirella would! Scary sexy!” (Yes, that is sadly a fairly accurate representation of my typical thought process.) Luckily, the talented cosplayer Panda Luna Valentine, from […]

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Game of Thrones Hits The Ren Faire!

Posted September 28, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In Southeastern Massachusetts there is one of the longest-running free-standing renaissance faires in the Northeast, King Richard’s Faire. Running from beginning of September through Columbus Day weekend each year, this year it held the second annual Game of Thrones Cosplay Contest and Trivia Contest on Saturday, Sept. 27. The two challenges are sponsored by and […]

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Cosplay Isn’t The Issue Regarding Utah Man Shot for Fake Samurai Sword

Posted September 19, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

Darrien Hunt, a Saratoga Springs, Utah, man, left his house and was shot in the back multiple times, it was recently revealed, by police. Police were initially called because a man was walking around with a “samurai-type sword.” Officers, after entirely too long (three days), made a statement saying that Hunt brandished the sword and […]

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Cosplay Marriage Proposal at GEN CON 2014

Posted September 5, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Tired of all the DragonCon posts? Here is something from a few weeks ago that is a refreshing and fun break that will make you smile. Congratulations to Nick and Carolyn who are here in the video cosplaying Catwoman and Riddler. At Gen Con 2014, I was invited by The Clown Prince of Cosplay and Nick to […]

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery — Sunday!

Posted August 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at Boston Comic Con might have had as many cosplayers on site as Saturday did, but most of them seemed to be headed right to the Cosplay Contest pre-judging, so the number of random floor shots is smaller. But still there was an impressive display of cosplayers and costumes wandering the show floor. Among the […]

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery – Saturday

Posted August 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

For a second year in a row, Boston Comic Con was held at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. While I have no official numbers yet, it seemed clear that the con set a record, not only for total attendance (after all, it was three days long for the first time) but likely also for single day […]

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Eternal Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted August 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In late June, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Long Island played host to Eternal Con, a two-day convention for comic book enthusiasts and pop culture fans alike. Among the guests were comic book movie veteran Ray Park, Colossus from the X-Men movies Daniel Cudmore and wrestler Mick Foley. Our own photo editor Kiera […]

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Dick Smith, Make-Up Master, Dies at 92

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Cosplayers, science fiction and horror fans, and just fans of movies in general, a legend has passed on today. Dick Smith, who many of you may not know, died today, according to Variety.com and his protege and longtime friend Rick Baker. If you have been inspired by movie make up to get into cosplay or […]

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ConnectiCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday!

Posted July 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Couldn’t get enough cosplay goodness from the Saturday gallery of photos from this year’s ConnectiCon? Then you are in luck, because here we have the Sunday photos. While the number is less than half that of Saturday’s gallery, the quality is still top notch.

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Hipster Post: We Knew ‘Real Life Peter Griffin’ When

Posted July 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The Internet is blowing up over the phenomenally accurate cosplayer Real Life Peter Griffin, who was doing standup to fill time during the judges’ deliberations at the most recent Great Allentown Comic Con. But we were lucky enough to have our own Unemployed Skeletor interview him at New York Comic Con last fall. Watch as […]

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ConnectiCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday!

Posted July 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The old guard convention in Hartford, Conn., is ConnectiCon, an anime-heavy general nerd interest convention held at the Connecticut Convention Center, right on the edge of the Connecticut River. While ConnectiCon is experiencing the pains of being a convention more than a decade old, it still manages to draw some of the most talented cosplayers in […]

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Hyrule Warriors Could Rule the Wii U

Posted July 11, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

One game that has always been a guilty pleasure of mine is one of the Dynasty Warrior games. Though they may not be the best of games, playing alongside one of my friends made for a fun time. So you could color me super surprised when I found out there was a Dynasty Warrior-style Legend […]

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Happy 238th Birthday, America!

Posted July 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

OK, I know it is the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, not the actual birth of the country, but who lets facts get in the way of celebrating? Not us ‘Mericans! Below is a gallery of some of my favorite shots of cosplayers celebrating the red, white and blue. Not all are […]

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Nin10dork Drops the Bass at AnimeNEXT!

Posted June 30, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from AnimeNEXT 2014 is with Nin10dork, cosplaying as Bass from the popular Mega Man video game series! Photos by Cantera Cosplay!  

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Echo Endless Is She-Hulk From Hartford Comic Con!

Posted June 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Somebody call a lawyer! Preferably a green one. Our latest video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Echo Endless, cosplaying as She-Hulk! Photos by Cantera Cosplay and FirstPerson Shooter!    

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Special Cosplay at ‘Special Edition New York City’

Posted June 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While most opinions are that New York City Comic Con’s “Special Edition New York City,” held two weekends ago in Manhattan, was a little underwhelming from both a content standpoint and in the number of cosplayers that attended, there was still enough for Adam Etheridge to produce a solid gallery of more than 100 images. Among […]

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Wizard World Returns to Streets of Philadelphia

Posted June 20, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

Yo, Philadelphia! The Doctor is in! The countdown is over and Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con is finally here. With convention season in full swing, the final touches are probably already on your best cosplay, whether that be something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. (In case you’re going with X-Men: Days of Future […]

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Dear Cons: Stop Using Complaints As Excuses for Discrimination

Posted June 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

New York City Comic Con’s “Special Edition New York City” event was held last weekend and by most reports, it was a good time. Except for a writer for the site Bleeding Cool, who describes in well-crafted detail her humiliation at the hands of the staff of SENYC. Her crime? Allegedly, being too revealing, but the […]

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TerrorCon Cosplay Gallery, Day 2!

Posted June 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While the crowds coming to TerrorCon on Sunday might have been even bigger than Saturday, there were fewer cosplayers or costumers. With no costume contest that day, most of the crowd seemed to be interested in meeting wrestler Kane, and while some showed up wearing his trademark red mask, it wasn’t quite cosplay. But that […]

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