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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Moonie Warrior & Grainne Sea

Posted March 19, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our final feature gallery from Katsucon 2018 is a two-fer. The first shots are of Moonie Warrior Cosplay as the Tightrope Walker from Disney’s Haunted Mansion. As usual, she absolutely nails it, with a spot-on cosplay and the attitude to match.  Fans of the Haunted Mansion knew exactly who she was and were super excited. […]

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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Sailor Moon Formal

Posted March 17, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our next feature gallery from Katsucon 2018 is an incredible group of talented Sailor Moon cosplayers. We had to assemble super early on Saturday morning — not an easy feat for 12 people at Katsu — to snag an open space in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center big enough for everyone. We even managed to snag 3 […]

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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Rin by Holly Wolf

Posted March 9, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our next feature gallery from Katsucon 2018 is with Holly Wolf as Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay night. Holly, an avid cosplayer and a professional model, absolutely rocked as Rin. We were able to find some open space for a quick shoot, and we got some great shots on the gazebo level of the Gaylord National Resort & […]

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KatsuCon 2018 Sunday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted March 7, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Thanks to the miracles of modern air travel, I was able to spend most of Sunday making photos at Katsucon 2018 after the rest of the Nerd Caliber team hit the road.  The weather cooperated, with a gorgeous sunny sky, puffy clouds, and terrific cosplayers. Cosplayers in this gallery include Aemiliaaaaaaa, Rose & Prince, and many more. Photo […]

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KatsuCon 2018 Saturday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted March 6, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Saturday at Katsucon 2018. Wow. The sheer number of cosplayers and photographers was almost overwhelming, and clear space to make photos was at a premium. With a little creativity and patience, I was able to get great shots of some extremely talented cosplayers in their best work. Cosplayers in this gallery include The Gnome Queen, Serena Cosplay, ShanClaw, Mink the […]

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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Lady Sif by Vasilichia Designs

Posted March 2, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our Katsucon feature photo sets is another fantastic New England cosplayer, Vasilichia Designs. She debuted her all-new Lady Sif at Katsucon 2018. We also caught a high-kicking photo of her USO Girl on Friday. Sunday the weather was perfect for outdoor shoots, and the Gaylord has plenty of locations both indoors and out to […]

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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Moonie Warrior Cosplay as Rapunzel

Posted March 1, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Katsucon is a fantastic opportunity to make photos with some amazing cosplayers and their A-game cosplays. My first feature gallery is with New England cosplayer Moonie Warrior Cosplay.  Moonie Warrior is known for her incredible detailed cosplays, especially her many Disney princess gowns. We shot several galleries together at Katsucon, in various locations, taking advantage of […]

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KatsuCon 2018 Friday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted February 27, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Somehow, even after 5+ years in the cosplay and photography world, I’ve never been to the big dance of anime conventions, Katsucon. I’ve heard about the incredible venue, the unbelievable cosplays, and the sheer madness but timing never worked out. When I had the chance to be part of the Nerd Caliber team heading down, I […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 4

Posted February 26, 2018 by Rodney Brown

We’ve reached the fourth gallery from Saturday at Katsucon 2018, and the last gallery of the convention by me. That nine-hour drive back from the Gaylord to Massachusetts meant no Sunday time at Katsucon for me or most of the team. More galleries and featured photo sets by Wonderllama Photography will be coming up starting tomorrow, and will include […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 3

Posted February 25, 2018 by Rodney Brown

Once the not-much snow started Saturday at Katsucon 2018, things got dark fast. Thanks to Crash: The Photos I set up an LED light wand on a tree and used my light stand and umbrella for a main light. Again, the black light stand blended into the black wrought-iron fence well enough that I got no hassle from security. […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 2

Posted February 24, 2018 by Rodney Brown

There will be four galleries by me from Saturday at Katsucon 2018, despite the quiet period mid-afternoon for the huge Fire Emblem shoot. The projected snow that would have crippled traffic in the DC area turned into almost a non-event. While many daring photographers and cosplayers went outside and captured some beautiful images in the light […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 1

Posted February 23, 2018 by Rodney Brown

On Saturday of Katsucon 2018, Wonderllama Photography and I got to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center early enough to snag the spot I wanted — the right corner in the fountain seating area. Plants, trees, brick walls and good lighting. And a table and chairs. We even managed to survive almost getting thrown out […]

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Katsucon 2018: Mo People, Mo Problems

Posted February 22, 2018 by Luis Correa

Another year, another Katsucon ended and here I am at my desktop typing out a review of this year’s convention. Surprisingly this year I opted to go back to my cosplay roots and see the con from a non-press perspective. When you spend a lot of time working the press circles you tend to come […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 3

Posted February 22, 2018 by Rodney Brown

In this last gallery from Friday at Katsucon 2018 it is clear I was trying out a couple of different locations for lighting once the sun set. While I eventually settled on lashing my flash to the top of the wrought-iron fence and shooting against the back lighting of a tree, there’s clearly some adjusting going […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 2

Posted February 21, 2018 by Rodney Brown

The second of three Friday galleries from Katsucon 2018 demonstrates the shifting lighting inside the multi-story glass aquarium that the Gaylord calls the atrium. As the day progressed, the clouds built up and eventually the rain started. That didn’t stop cosplayers or photographers from going outside to get some dramatic images. I was not one of those. […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 1

Posted February 20, 2018 by Rodney Brown

The first of three galleries from Katsucon 2018 actually starts with three images I missed from the Thursday gallery. The only photos I took outside were of Yuffiebunny Thursday afternoon when it was sunny and in the mid-60s. After nine hours of driving, I mostly sat in the warm sun, recharging like Superman. Friday morning I managed […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Thursday

Posted February 19, 2018 by Rodney Brown

Our coverage of Katsucon 2018 gets underway with a solid gallery of shots taken Thursday afternoon and evening. After a nine-hour drive, I thought I would be too tired to do much work, but as soon as our team got into the atrium at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, I was re-energized. It had been […]

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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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