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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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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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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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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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Featured Sets: Rey From Star Wars by Wonderllama Photo

Posted January 7, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

A belated Happy New Year, Nerd Caliber fans! Of all the amazing movies coming out in 2017, it’s a safe bet that one of the most anticipated is Star Wars: Episode VIII. What better way to get ready than a feature photo set of the hero of Episode VII, Rey. These shots from Rhode Island Comic Con […]

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1950s Emma Frost Feature Set of Ashley Chantilly

Posted December 26, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Crowded spaces and terrible lighting can make photoshoots at conventions tricky. Fortunately, at Rhode Island Comic Con 2016, the rotunda at the adjacent Omni Hotel turned out to be a great spot to take several feature shoots. The warm colors and funky interior design lent itself to glamour-inspired shoots with some gorgeous cosplayers. First up: Ashley Chantilly‘s incredible […]

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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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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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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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Crash: The Photos CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before he became an excellent cosplay photographer and our Associate Producer here at Nerd Caliber, Crash: The Photos was a cosplayer. He still dons a costume on occasion, and he decided to do this wonderful beach version of Roadhog for our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day. The gas mask was made by the amazing […]

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Jackie-chan Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Rin from Love Live! gets the beach treatment in this Jackie-chan Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot, the fourth set from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. We invited cosplayers and photographers to join us on Plum Island, which starts in Newburyport, Mass., and is so long it passes through two more towns […]

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Moonie Warrior Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The Moonie Warrior Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot is the third set from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. Given the location at a beach, her bikini version of Ariel is perhaps the most appropriate. We have shots of her Ariel with legs and with a mermaid tail, and she is joined […]

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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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The Red Skull Campaigns At A Donald Trump Rally

Posted August 11, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Slade Wilson had an idea. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in Portland, Maine, in early August 2016. He knew there would be protesters and supporters and wondered what would happen if one of Marvel’s evilest villains made an appearance. “I have cosplayed as the Red Skull in the  past […]

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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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Flashback Friday: Harley Invades GraniteCon

Posted July 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Today we start the first of an irregular series that takes advantage of the six years (OK, two weeks from six years) of content on Nerd Caliber. Occasionally on a Memory Lane Monday, a Time Travel Tuesday, a Wayback Wednesday, a Throwback Thursday or like today a Flashback Friday we will take a look back […]

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Sarah Skittles Featured Sets by Cantera Image

Posted July 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue with the featured sets that our Nutmeg State stalwart Cantera Image shot while at ConnectiCon this year. This time we have Sarah Skittles in two cosplays — Black Canary and Rapunzel from Tangled. In addition to being a huge comic book nerd, Sarah is also an alt model and a photographer herself. Once you have enjoyed the images […]

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Supergirl Featured Set by Cantera Image

Posted July 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In case you are worried that we are done with featured photo sets from ConnectiCon this year, rest assured we have plenty more. First up in a series of sets from one of our long-time team members, Cantera Image, is Captain Kaycee Cosplay in her Supergirl costume inspired by the look of the movies Man of Steel […]

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Silhouette Cosplay Feature by Caroline Belge Photography

Posted July 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While she was shooting hall shots for us at ConnectiCon a couple of weekends ago in Hartford, Conn., Caroline Belge Photography also did a couple of feature photo shoots of the amazing Silhouette Cosplay. In this gallery, Silhouette Cosplay portrays, from two different shoots, a crossplayed, very Hiddleston-esque Loki and a beautiful Natasha Romanov, both from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]

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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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Aerith Cosplay By Susie, Shot By Cantera Image

Posted April 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Continuing with our featured set that Manny of Cantera Image shot while at C2E2, we now have the wonderful cosplayer Susie as Aerith of Final Fantasy VII fame. A check of her cosplay page will show Susie does love her game cosplay, with many characters from the Zelda series as well as FF. But that’s not all, and she […]

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Elena Blueskies’ C2E2 Lineup By Cantera Image

Posted April 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our man at C2E2, Manny of Cantera Image, was lucky enough to get not one, not two, but three featured shoots of the amazing Elena Blueskies Cosplay while he was at the Chicago-based convention. Elena Blueskies was cosplaying as the gorgeous Emma Frost on Friday, the tough Hawkgirl on Saturday and the kawaii Sailor Venus on […]

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Lisa Lou Who’s The Banshee Queen By Cantera Image

Posted April 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

At C2E2 a few weeks ago our photographer on the scene Manny of Cantera Image not only took a bunch of hall shots every day, he managed to squeeze in a few featured photo sets. The first of these is the amazing Lisa Lou Who as Sylvanas Windrunner from Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm in her […]

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Bree the V On Cosplaying The Sole Survivor From ‘Fallout 4’

Posted March 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In an old mill building in south central Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago we got a chance to photograph and interview Connecticut-based cosplayer Bree the V, in her costume as the sole survivor from the game Fallout 4. The mill was a perfect location in which to capture the overall look of post-apocalyptic Boston […]

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Cosplayer Of Color Profile: Lilhevn

Posted February 28, 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. Seventh up: Lilhevn Lilhevn came to New York City from South America in 1995 and fell in love with gaming and anime that same year. […]

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Cosplayer Of Color Profile: Insomniac’s Dream Productions

Posted February 26, 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. Sixth up: Jonathan Modest — Insomniac’s Dream Productions Jonathan Modest has been hooked on the fun of costuming and the portraying his favorite characters since […]

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Cosplayer Of Color Profile: Gesiha Vi

Posted February 24, 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. Fifth up: Geisha Vi Geisha Vi is a powerhouse of positivity. She’s an accomplished cosplayer, entertainer, speaker, published model, and makeup artist. She’s spoken on […]

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4 AM Cosplay On Making And Cosplaying Cheshire Cat

Posted February 23, 2016 by E. Ortiz

While at Katsucon a few weeks ago, we caught up with 4 AM Cosplay and got a chance to interview her about her version of the character Cheshire Cat from the art book Alice’s World by the DeviantArt artist Sakizou. In the video she talks about why she loves the design, how she transformed it […]

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Cosplayer Of Color Profile: Eric Moran — The Smoke

Posted February 22, 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. Fourth up: Eric Moran — The Smoke Philadelphia native Eric Moran, known also as The Smoke, brings gravitas and performance aplomb to all the characters […]

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Cosplayer Of Color Profile: Enasni Volz

Posted February 20, 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. Third up: Enasni Volz Enasni Volz is an active, honestly enthusiastic, and sincere cheerleader of her fellow cosplayers — especially of those who cosplay two […]

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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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Danielle Cosplay On Making And Cosplaying Squall

Posted December 14, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Recently we joined cosplayer Danielle Beaulieu at GiveWave Studios in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, for a photo shoot, interview and video of her as a gender bent version of the Final Fantasy VIII character Squall. GiveWave Studios was an excellent choice as it was central to everyone involved, and is based in a maker’s stdio collective, with […]

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Cassadilla Cosplay’s Practical Gift Guide for Nerds, Part 2

Posted December 9, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Recently Cassadilla Cosplay posted on her personal page then her cosplay page a Gift Guide for practical, crafty and — of course — nerdy people. As soon as I read it I knew I wanted to post it here, as the suggestions are fun, creative and practical for just about anybody, not just nerds in […]

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Cassadilla Cosplay’s Practical Gift Guide for Nerds, Part 1

Posted December 7, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Today Cassadilla Cosplay posted on her personal page then her cosplay page a Gift Guide for practical, crafty and — of course — nerdy people. As soon as I read it I knew I wanted to post it here, as the suggestions are fun, creative and practical for just about anybody, not just nerds in […]

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Morrigan Feature Set From New York Comic Con 2015!

Posted December 5, 2015 by Rodney Brown

I keep saying we are done with content from New York Comic Con this year, and I keep being wrong. Here you will find a featured photo set of M I S S I S S I P P I as Morrigan Aensland from the game Darkstalkers. I think we have here an accurate portrayal of one of Morrigan’s […]

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Summer Heat: Swimsuit Ariel!

Posted September 18, 2015 by Rodney Brown

It almost goes without saying that any swimsuit cosplay series needs an Ariel in its lineup. We have just that, in the form of cosplayer Nyxiie, and from photographer Crash: The Photos. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you […]

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CAPE Feature: La Latino Otaku as Tifa!

Posted September 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The featured sets that Cantera Image shot while at the Cosplay And Photography Expo earlier in August continues with the fourth set, this time of La Latina Otaku Cosplay as Tifa from the Final Fantasy series. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case […]

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CAPE Feature: Alpheana Cosplay as Cheshire!

Posted August 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The third in our featured sets that Cantera Image shot while at the Cosplay And Photography Expo earlier in August is of Alpheana Cosplay portraying the villain Cheshire from DC Comics — specifically the masked version from the sorely missed TV show Young Justice. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back […]

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CAPE Feature: Copper Chrome As Rodeo Claire Redfield!

Posted August 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Our second featured set of those that Cantera Image shot while at the Cosplay And Photography Expo earlier in August is of Copper Chrome cosplaying as Claire Redfield from the Resident Evil games — specifically the “Rodeo” version. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in […]

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CAPE Feature: MicroKitty Cosplay As Asuna!

Posted August 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The first featured set of those that Cantera Image shot while at the Cosplay And Photography Expo earlier in August is of another member of the Nerd Caliber contributor family, MicroKitty Cosplay and Photography, cosplaying as Asuna from Sword Art Online. MicroKitty is one of two Asuna cosplayers Cantera Image shot, and she is cosplaying as the original […]

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Summer Heat: Bikini Ryuko!

Posted August 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The last set in the Summer Heat series from the Massachusetts League of Legends pool party is not a League character at all, but Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill in a bikini Senketsu, cosplayed by the wonderful Vanity Fox. Luckily for her, I am sure the bikini version of Senketsu requires much less fresh […]

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Princess Peach Pinup Poses From Otakon!

Posted August 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

While doing double duty at Otakon 2015 as both a photographer and videographer, Adam Etheridge still found time to do a photo shoot set with the amazing M I S S I S S I P P I (yes, the spaces are important). I guess that means he pulled triple duty, then. M I S […]

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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 Riven!

Posted July 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Since Riven’s giant sword becomes a huge carrot when she is in her Battle Bunny skin, it only makes sense that it becomes an enormous, partially eaten green popsicle in her Pool Party version. At the recent League of Legends Pool Party, well, pool party, Riven was cosplayed by the wonderful Princess Gigglesnort. Photo gallery […]

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Celebrate ‘Walk On Stilts’ Day With Giant Robots!

Posted July 27, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Today is National Walk on Stilts Day. Seriously, Google it. In recognition of the somewhat dubious day of recognition, I am highlighting one of the most accomplished stilt-walking costumers I know, Tom of Extreme Costumes. I first met Tom at Katsucon of all places, where in 2012 I was asked to do a photo shoot for the […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Lux!

Posted July 25, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The League of Legends pool party shoot from June is the gift that keeps on giving, and today it is giving us Teragarm Cosplay as Pool Party Lux. I’m not sure what sort of magic she can summon out of the tiki torch staff, but I’m more than willing to wait and find out. Photo […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Sivir!

Posted July 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The third set from the fun League of Legends pool party shoot last month is of Boston Bee Cosplay as Pool Party Sivir, getting serious about saving lives. 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 […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Syndra!

Posted July 14, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We continue with our League of Legends Pool Party sets, this time with Syndra, cosplayed by ATK PWR. Alas, the set is probably the smallest of the bunch, and I can only assume it was because I was too dazzled by ATK PWR to think of multiple poses. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the […]

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