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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by The Portrait Dude, Part 2

Posted March 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by The Portrait Dude, Part 1

Posted March 8, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Black Cosplay Showcase Video from Katsucon 2017

Posted March 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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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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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Showcase One, Prime Cosplay & Photography

Posted February 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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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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Katsucon 2016 Cosplay Gallery By KBV Photography – Sunday

Posted March 4, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Wrapping up our Katsucon 2016 photo gallery coverage (but not our coverage overall — stay tuned for more video posts) is the shots by our photographer KBV Photography & Cosplay from Sunday. 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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Katsucon 2016 Cosplay Gallery By KBV Photography – Saturday

Posted March 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Katsucon 2016 by our photographer KBV Photography & Cosplay covers hall shots from Saturday. While you can check out a list of many of the Facebook pages of the cosplayers after the gallery, you can also find a couple of the panelists for our own upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo — […]

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Katsucon 2016 Cosplay Gallery By KBV Photography – Friday

Posted March 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Despite fires and evacuations, Katsucon 2016 did not fail to deliver some of the most amazing cosplays that we ill see this year. It sets a high bar for the rest of cons every year by always being so early in the calendar. This year we had our photographer KBV Photography & Cosplay taking hall […]

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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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Celebrating Black History Month At Katsucon 2016!

Posted February 21, 2016 by E. Ortiz

The are a number of reasons why Katsucon is the best convention at which to make a video honoring Black History Month by highlighting cosplayers of color. First, it is the first big con of the year on the East Coast. Second, it is always held in Black History Month. But most importantly, Katsucon is […]

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Fire, Vandalism Can’t Keep Katsucon Down

Posted February 16, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

This year was my fourth time going to Katsucon, and it is still one of my favorite conventions to attend. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is one of the most beautiful locations I have been to for a con. Whether the ballroom area, the outdoor hills, the beach area by the waterfront, or, yes, […]

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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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Ain’t No Party Like a Nerdy Party

Posted July 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At last year’s DragonCon, I was talking to Micah of Beat Down Boogie, and he was telling me about what was on his mind for the future, now that its very popular Mario Warfare series was wrapping up. He mentioned the idea that he would like to leverage some of the many years worth of […]

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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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Awesome Cammy Cosplay by Animated Reality

Posted February 18, 2015 by E. Ortiz

At Katsucon 2015, Dollicious took a break from cosplaying her own amazing creations to be an interviewer for us. Here she interviews Leigh of Animated Reality Entertainment about her impressive Cammy coplay from Street Fighter. After watching the video, check out the amazing images from photographer Cantera Image.

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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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Ani-Mia Delivers Delightful Danganronpa and Marvelous Maid Cosplays!

Posted March 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from snowy Katsucon 2014 is with Ani-Mia, cosplayer and Crunchyroll Ambassador. She took a few minutes to talk about making her maid and Danganronpa cosplays as well as her future cosplay plans. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!  

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Nana Valtiel Adds Va-Voom To Lilith From Darkstalkers!

Posted March 18, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from Katsucon 2014 is with Nana Valtiel, a cosplayer, entertainer and seamstress from the Northeast, who was rocking her Lilith from Darkstalkers cosplay. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!    

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Beautifully Cool Snow Fairy by Aerilaya Cosplay!

Posted March 16, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview is with Aerilaya Cosplay, a Connecticut cosplayer we met at Katsucon 2014. She made an original costume of a Snow Fairy, based on her love for fairies and the beauty of winter. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!

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Katsucon Lights Up With Jen-Jen Noodle Bowl’s Dark Elf Cosplay!

Posted March 15, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from Katsucon 2014 is with Jen Jen Noodle Bowl, an awesome writer and cosplayer from New Hampshire. Because of my love for role-playing games, I’m a big sucker for any elf-related cosplay and Jen’s dark elf cosplay did not disappoint. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken […]

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Bethany Maddock Makes Harvest Moon Cosplay Bloom!

Posted March 14, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview is with Bethany Maddock and Mike, a pair of New England cosplayers we met at Katsucon 2014. We talk about their love for the Harvest Moon video game series and the details of costume making. Below the interview, we have some more photos of their cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!

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Check Out Cosmos Fox’s Shiny Gyarados Cosplay!

Posted March 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview is with Cosmos Fox Cosplay, a creative costumer from Virginia we interviewed at Katsucon 2014. Her interpretation of a Gyarados from Pokemon has to be one of the most creative costumes I have ever seen from that series. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the […]

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Katsucon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by KBV Photography!

Posted March 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At the recent 20th anniversary Katsucon, our own photo boss KBV Photography took these shots of some amazing cosplayers inside the beautiful Gaylord Resort and outside. Check out the fun and frivolity below!  

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Spectacular Skyrim Armor By Kamui Cosplay!

Posted March 10, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest cosplayer video interview is with Kamui Cosplay, a fantastic German writer and cosplayer we met at Katsucon 2014. Besides speaking to her about her Skyrim cosplay, we talk about what new costumers should learn before attempting armor making as well as the differences between German and American cosplay. Below the interview, we have some […]

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April Gloria’s BioShock Infinite Cosplay Will Leave You In Rapture

Posted March 7, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest cosplayer video interview is with April Gloria Cosplay, a newbie cosplayer from Michigan, at Katsucon 2014. We spoke to her about her Elizabeth cosplay from the video game BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea, the complexity of making her gun prop and what it is like to join the cosplay scene for almost a […]

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Fantastic Nova of Magic Knight Rayearth Costume by Eveille Cosplay

Posted March 6, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest cosplayer video interview is with Kelly, aka Eveille Cosplay, an animator we had the pleasure of interviewing at Katsucon 2014. We spoke to her about her passion for the Magic Knight Rayearth series as well as the difficult aspects of making the costume. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken […]

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Awesome Morrigan (of Darkstalkers) Cosplay by Miss Gidget

Posted March 4, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest cosplayer video interview is with Miss Gidget, an actress and cosplayer from Northern New Jersey. At Katsucon 2014, we interviewed her about her Onimusha Soul variation cosplay of Morrigan Aensland from the popular Darkstalkers video game. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!

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Katsucon 2014 World Cosplay Summit Qualifier Gallery!

Posted March 3, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Katsucon is one of the US locations at which teams can qualify for the World Cosplay Summit. This year our own KBV Photography went to the Sunday event and got these shots of the cosplayers acting out their skits. The winning team was Bejitaballz Cosplay, with their Soul Calibur group (the team with the guy […]

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Warrior Princesses and Moon Avatars: The Art of Kelsah Cosplay

Posted March 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Kelsah is a fantastic cosplayer from Long Island, NY, we had the fortune of meeting at Katsucon 2014. We interviewed her about her cosplay of Diana (Dark Valkyrie version) from the uber-popular game Leauge of Legends. Below her interview we also have a bonus of a few pictures of her Solange cosplay from the game Code […]

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Starfire and Fairy Tales: The Lovely Cosplay of Jazzmin Jolly

Posted March 1, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Jazzmin Jolly is a fantastic cosplayer from Philadelphia who we had the pleasure of interviewing at Katsucon 2014. We talked to her about her cosplay of AndrAla from the Reboot series. Below her interview is a series of different cosplay photos of Jazzmin, from My Little Mermaid to Teen Titans’ Starfire! You can check out […]

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Sailor Saiyans! Awesome Costume Mashup by Malicious Cosplay!

Posted February 28, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Malicious Cosplay are a pair of creative cosplayers who put together an awesome combination of two of anime’s popular shows, Sailor Moon and Dragonball at Katsucon 2014. Unfortunately we only interviewed one member of the team, whose outfit is a combination of characters Vegeta and Sailor Moon. However below her interview we have two pictures showing […]

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Cosplayer Sarah Battista in Words and Images

Posted February 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

In this article,we interview cosplayer and photographer Sarah Battista about her awesome Final Fantasy cosplay (pictures taken by Adam Howell). Together, we explore where the source of her Final Fantasy inspirations comes from. NC: Tell us a bit about what you cosplayed at Katsucon. Sarah: At Katsucon I cosplayed as Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2, […]

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Katsucon 2014: 20 Years Old and Still Some Growing Pains

Posted February 21, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

Katsucon is a three day annual anime convention that takes place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. It is traditionally held in February over Presidents Day weekend, and was previously held in various locations around Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This is my second time at Katsucon, and this year […]

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Yes, these three perfect dwarves from The Hobbit are women. I had no idea until I told them I was shooting for Nerd Caliber and Thorin said in a very feminine voice, "Oh, that's cool!"
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My Best Cosplay Shots of 2013: Genderbenders and Crossplayers

Posted December 29, 2013 by Rodney Brown

2013 was a very busy year for me for cons and cosplay photography. I was privileged to get to go to cosplay powerhouse cons like Katsucon, Megacon and DragonCon for the first time this year, and managed to take photos of some truly mind-blowing cosplayers and costumes. Starting today I will post a list of […]

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Galactic Soldiers and Dark Enchantresses: The Photography of M.G. Norris

Posted March 13, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Matt Norris, of M.G. Norris Photography, incorporates a lot of great Photoshop magic into his work to match the mood and character the cosplayer is portraying. This is a collection of ten pictures that Matt took at Katsucon 2013.

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Katsucon 2013 – My Little Pony Cosplay Collection

Posted March 6, 2013 by Kiera Vallone

During our time at Katsucon 2013, photographer Kiera Vallone of KBV Photography was able to grab these great photos from a My Little Pony photoshoot gathering that featured a lot of great cosplays!

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Katsucon 2013 Cosplay Gallery

Posted March 5, 2013 by Kiera Vallone

Katsucon had such a large gathering of all sorts of great cosplayers, and this is KBV Photography‘s collection of photos taken at the convention. [nggallery id=163]

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Awesome Doctor Who Family of Cosplayers! Katsucon 2013

Posted March 5, 2013 by E. Ortiz

At Katsucon 2013, we interview this incredible family of Doctor Who cosplayers. Interview conducted by Ithlia Lin.

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Batman Versus Katsucon 2013

Posted March 2, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Batman decides to interview cosplayers at Katsucon 2013. Proceed at your own risk! Batman is played by Matches Malone

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Elysiam Entertainment: The Art of Cosplay Photography (With Yaya Han)

Posted February 26, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

Interviewer Jibrii Ransom talks to photographer Kayhettin, owner of Elysiam Entertainment, about his love for cosplay photography and other issues surrounding his work. Included in this interview is a few words from popular cosplayer Yaya Han about the work of Elysiam Entertainment. Filmed at Katsucon 2013.

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A Brief Look At Racism In The Cosplay Community

Posted February 26, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Just to give you some background, last year Nerd Caliber received a lot of e-mails about our article discussing racism in the cosplay community. Although most of them have been positive, the oddest response we received about the controversy was that we were making a big deal over something that didn’t exist or rarely happens […]

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Marie Grey as Feca’s Shield (Wakfu) Cosplay

Posted February 25, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Check out FirstPerson Shooter‘s collection of cosplayer Marie Grey‘s awesome portrayal of Feca’s Shield from Wakfu, an MMORPG. These were taken at Katsucon 2013.

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What If Sailor Moon Characters Were Designed In The 1950’s?

Posted February 25, 2013 by E. Ortiz

I really enjoy when cosplayers take familiar characters and reinvent them in marvelous and creative ways. In this article, we interview members of the cosplay group Human Sushi Cosplay about their Sailor Mercury and Sailor Venus cosplays that they designed and styled with the fashions of the 1950s. Also included are some lovely pictures taken […]

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Stella Chuu as Rei Ayanami – Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay

Posted February 25, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Check out FirstPerson Shooter‘s collection of cosplayer Stella Chuu‘s awesome portrayal of Rei Ayanami from the popular Japanese series Neon Genesis Evangelion. These were taken at Katsucon 2013.

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Galadriel (of The Hobbit) Cosplay – Katsucon 2013

Posted February 22, 2013 by Kiera Vallone

Today’s cosplayer spotlight is on AmericanNia (https://www.facebook.com/theofficialpageofAmericanNia) and she is cosplaying Galadriel from one of the most popular films of 2012, The Hobbit. These were taken at Katsucon 2013 by KBV Photography.

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The Plugsuit Project Cosplay Gallery – Katsucon 2013

Posted February 21, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Anna Fischer is one of cosplay’s best photographers in America and I was very excited when she shared with me her latest cosplay gallery collection called The Plugsuit Project. The Plugsuit Project (PSP) are a series of photos that features special lighting that enhances PVC, latex, and Vinyl-fashioned cosplay. Here are her latest samples of her […]

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Yaya Han – Fiora Laurent (League of Legends) Cosplay

Posted February 19, 2013 by E. Ortiz

This is a collection of FirstPerson Shooter‘s photos of Yaya Han‘s awesome cosplay of Fiora Laurent from League of Legends. These were taken at Katsucon 2013.

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Black Rock Shooter Cosplay – Katsucon 2013

Posted February 19, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Two-thirds of the award winning cosplay team Human Sushi Cosplay met up with photographer FirstPerson Shooter at Katsucon 2013 and together they put together these amazing pictures of their cosplay of Black Rock Shooter.  

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Lady Scorpion – Mortal Kombat Cosplay by Bethany Maddock

Posted February 19, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Want to see some awesome Mortal Kombat cosplay? Then get over here! Check out this amazing collection of Lady Scorpion pictures taken by FirstPerson Shooter and cosplayed by Bethany Maddock! These awesome Mortal Kombat pictures were taken at Katsucon 2013.

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