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Cosplay Feature: D.Va And Mei Get a Valentine’s Surprise

Posted February 14, 2018 by Rodney Brown

After shooting individual sets of Chantel Marie – Cosplay with her bunny suit Mei and Deadlysymmetry in her schoolgirl D.Va cosplay, it only made sense to do a duo shoot. There are only about half as many photos in this set as in either of the previous two, because everyone was laughing so hard most of them didn’t come […]

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Cosplay Feature: D.Va Digs a Different Valentine’s Treat

Posted February 13, 2018 by Rodney Brown

Once we settled on an Overwatch theme for our Valentine’s Day featured photo sets, another obvious choice was Deadlysymmetry and her schoolgirl D.Va cosplay. Kat joined Chantel Marie – Cosplay with her bunny suit Mei cosplay, profiled in yesterday’s featured set. D.Va strikes some cute poses before getting a Valentine’s Day treat, then another. Finally she makes her […]

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Cosplay Feature: Hot Mei Wishes You a Cool Valentine’s Day

Posted February 12, 2018 by Rodney Brown

When we were brainstorming ideas for a Valentine’s Day shoot this year, one person to contact was obvious: Chantel Marie – Cosplay with her bunny suit Mei. We first saw Chantel in this suit at Rhode Island Comic Con this past November, and I jumped at the chance to do a featured set shoot with her. Mei […]

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Ohayocon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by The Portrait Dude

Posted February 5, 2018 by Rodney Brown

Once again, our friend in the Steel Belt, The Portrait Dude, went to Ohayocon and brought us this excellent gallery of cosplay shots. This time Wes mixed in some random photos of the activity at the greater Columbus Convention Center, including a selfie with friends (he’s the one in the middle with the beard and the black toque). […]

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Black History Month Cosplayer Profile: Everyone’s Hero Cosplay

Posted February 3, 2018 by Rodney Brown

We continue with our recognition of Black History Month with our first profile this year of a cosplayer of color, the creative and energetic Everyone’s Hero Cosplay. Marcos is a New England-based cosplayer who burst on the scene a few years ago with a big splash. He is known for a number of things, but […]

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Swimsuit Overwatch Group from Arisia 2018!

Posted January 27, 2018 by Rodney Brown

When someone asks you if you want to take pictures of their group in unofficial Overwatch swimsuit cosplays at the hotel pool, you say yes. Or at least, I did on Saturday at Arisia 2018, when Unlucky Number Four Cosplay and Skye of Colonial Armory asked me. Not being equipped with the right clothes to step into the pool […]

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Grimm’s Cosplay Tales with L’il Red Riding Hood

Posted December 30, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The award for Toughing It Out In a Summer Cosplay for a Winter Photoshoot goes to DeadlySymmetry. We arranged to meet with her and HarleyHaQuinn in central Massachusetts for holiday greetings video shoots and winter photo shoots. DeadlySymmetry’s lightweight Red Riding Hood isn’t well suited to single-digit temps and brisk winds, but with a few trips to the car […]

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Winter Hijinks with Harley Quinn

Posted December 29, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

After recording our holiday greetings videos with HarleyHaQuinn and DeadlySymmetry, we all popped ’round to a local cemetery for some snowy photo fun. Don’t let the sun fool you — it was about 12 degrees and windy. After that, we blasted over to Coggshall Park for some shots in the lake-side gazebo. First up is […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Genderbent and Crossplay Photos of 2017, Part 2!

Posted December 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We now present the second of two galleries of genderbent and crossplay photos from 2017. Once again, some definitions: For both categories, I am going on character appearance. So, if you are a hairy -chested, bearded person, and wear a straight-up skirt-and-bustier Wonder Woman costume, I am calling that crossplay. That isn’t to say the person wearing […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Genderbent and Crossplay Photos of 2017!

Posted December 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Before we start with the first of two galleries of genderbending or crossplay cosplay photos, some definition and clarification is required. For both categories, I am going on character appearance. So, if you are a hairy -chested, bearded person, and wear a straight-up skirt-and-bustier Wonder Woman costume, I am calling that crossplay. That isn’t to […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Fave Odd & Obscure Cosplays of 2017, Part 2!

Posted December 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery of my favorite photos of Odd & Obscure cosplay includes particularly Innovative cosplay as well, but again, length restrictions keep that term out of the headline. Innovative, you ask? How about the featured image of Azura Cosplay as Ghost, Jon Snow’s dire wolf. Obscure? I give you Steve Martin’s gas station attendant from The Jerk and Maverick […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Fave Odd & Obscure Cosplays of 2017!

Posted December 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

I shot enough photos of cosplay this year in the category I call Odd & Obscure for two galleries. This could be because I probably took more photos this year than most. But it could also be because conventions seem to be expanding the definition of what they call “nerdy” content to include more nostalgic, […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Mashup Cosplays of 2017!

Posted December 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

I have fewer mashups cosplays to present this year than in previous years, mainly because I didn’t attend Dragon Con, the source of the largest number and some of the most creative mashups in the convention scene. But the ones I did shoot are quality, like the feature photo above. That is Wild Card Cosplay […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set with Brandon the Shapeshifter

Posted November 30, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo Shoots is Brandon the Shapeshifter. He brought a brand-new, original design, called ‘The Master of Time & Space.” As usual, Brandon absolutely slays with this glamorous, mysterious cosplay. The rotunda at the Omni Providence hotel was the perfect place for this shoot, with the […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set with GiveWave Studios

Posted November 23, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo sets is Castro of GiveWave Studios and his amazing Vulture cosplay. Castro is a blast to work with, and we always get fun, dynamic shots. Like all of his cosplays, Vulture is dead-on, faithfully reproducing the iconic look from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Castro once again proves his […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set with Mink the Satyr

Posted November 21, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our first feature set from Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 is with Mink the Satyr Cosplay. Mink is one of those people: We’ve only really known each other for about a year, but it seems like we’ve been friends for ages. So we jumped at the opportunity to spend an hour doing a feature photo […]

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Frightfully Good Halloween Featured Sets from The Portrait Dude!

Posted October 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It’s All Hallows Eve, and the veil between this world and the next is at it’s thinnest. So what better a time to bring you two cosplays of characters that pierce that veil with ease: Beetlejuice and Freddy Krueger! Once again, our man in the Rust Belt, Wes, The Portrait Dude, offer us a featured set, […]

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Flapper Korra by MakeupMermaid22 at AAC 2017!

Posted October 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Although her series has been off the air for a couple of years, the avatar Korra is still a popular character for people to cosplay at conventions, and Another Anime Convention was no exception. This flapper-era version by makeupmermaid22, however, was certainly unique. Not only did Sarah mix the traditional look of Korra with a […]

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Jayme Lee as Eleven from Stranger Things by The Portrait Dude!

Posted October 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second season of the Netflix hit show Stranger Things debuted today, and we will have a review of it coming up soon. But in the meantime, we were lucky enough to have Wes, The Portrait Dude, offer us a first look at this featured set he shot of Jayme Lee as Eleven from the first […]

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Cosplayers & Photographers Shoot It Out at GraniteCon!

Posted September 28, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

For the 15th annual Granite State Comic Con, I wanted to do something a bit different. Something fun and collaborative to showcase the creativity of the photographers and cosplayers attending GSCC. And so…the Cosplayer & Photographer Shoot-Out was conceived. We randomly teamed seven photographers with cosplayers. The audience came up with some great suggestions for […]

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We Celebrate Hugh Hefner’s Contribution to Cosplay

Posted September 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died Sep. 28, 2017 of natural causes at 91. While he is a polarizing figure and stayed controversial until the end, he can be lauded for a number of things: Promoting sex positivity, promoting diversity and raising the level of adult glamour photography to an art form. But he will […]

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For The Win Project: Helping Kids Achieve Nerd Dreams

Posted September 26, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

I recently had the opportunity to help out The For The Win Project. This project is near and dear to the hearts of everyone here at Nerd Caliber. Their amazing team works with kids who are battling illness. They take professional photos of the girl or boy, and through the magic of Photoshop, they design and […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By Caroline Belge Photography

Posted August 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from the 2017 edition of the Cosplay And Photography Expo is by our volunteer photographer Caroline Belge Photography. They captured images from the panels, the vendor room, the photo studio and locations inside and outside the event venue, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH. Among the cosplayers in the gallery are Hassan Cosplay […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter

Posted August 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our first gallery from the 2017 version of the Cosplay And Photography Expo, held this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, is from me — such as it is.  As one of the two people running the show I had almost no time to shoot photos myself. On Sunday I […]

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Cosplay And Photography Expo Is This Weekend!

Posted July 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

With our second ever paid event coming up this weekend, it seems like a good time to remind everyone about how awesome CAPE 2015 was with a gallery from last time, and tell everyone how awesome this year will be! What, you don’t know what the Cosplay And Photography Expo is? It is two days of […]

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MomoCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery 1 by Bentpic5

Posted May 29, 2017 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2017 was held this Memorial Day weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. This was MomoCon’s third year at the GWCC and it’s third year running as a four-day convention. If you went last year and compared the exhibit halls, you could see right away how much more games, guests, and […]

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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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CAPE 2017 Is Now a 2-Day Event!

Posted January 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

What’s better than one of anything? Two of course! Whether it is two Baymaxes or two days of panels and workshops at the 2017 Cosplay And Photography Expo, doubling up is twice the fun! After looking at how much we have saved up for CAPE 2017, we decided that it made sense to pin down […]

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Bombshell Black Canary Feature Set of Kayola Crayon

Posted December 28, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second feature set from the Omni Hotel rotunda during Rhode Island ComicCon 2016 features the lovely and talented Kayola Crayon Cosplay as D.C.’s Bombshell Black Canary. This was an ideal location to shoot the glamorous, slightly risqué, pinup bombshell. High-res images for sale! If you are pictured in any of our galleries and want the high resolution download for yourself, […]

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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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Renaissance Garb and Cosplay at King Richard’s Faire

Posted September 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

King Richard’s Faire, in Carver, Mass., is into its 24th year in 2016. This year I attended on a weekend that a number of cosplay friends were attending, for various reasons. Those included a family visit, general fun and at least two birthday celebrations. The faire is open weekends from Labor Day to Sunday, Oct. […]

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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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Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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

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Bunny Moon Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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

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Bewitching Witcher Cosplayers From Czech Republic

Posted August 17, 2016 by E. Ortiz

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

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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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Talyn-X Is Tops As ‘Deadpool’ Character Angel Dust

Posted April 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While we had our own team covering C2E2 a few weekends ago, we certainly weren’t the only video teams or photographers there, and we certainly didn’t get a chance to take a photo of every cosplayer. One of those photographers was the immensely talented BriLan Imagery and one of those cosplayers was the equally talented […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted March 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This year again we had  table in Con Row at Anime Boston to promote our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. We gave out a pile of flyers, sold some discounted tickets, and boy did we ever take a ton of pictures. The galleries will likely be parsed out over more than a week, since […]

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C2E2 2016 Cosplay Gallery From Cantera Image, Sunday Part 1

Posted March 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The third gallery from C2E2 in Chicago shot by our team member Manny of Cantera Image is the first of two from the final day. Photo gallery tips: Once the page does load the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than the preset. And […]

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C2E2 2016 Cosplay Gallery From Cantera Image, Saturday

Posted March 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Continuing our coverage from C2E2 in Chicago, one of the Midwest’s biggest conventions, we have the second gallery from our photographer on the scene, Manny of Cantera Image. Among the many amazing cosplayers in this gallery are Detty Cosplay and Griffin Cosplay as Cable and Magneto, respectively. This gallery is just shy of the size at which […]

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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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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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Cosplay Photographers and Nudes: Don’t Sh%t Where You Sleep

Posted October 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The West Coast photographer Richard T. Bui has been outed by cosplayer Dani Phantom for allegedly using manipulative and bullying tactics to try to get her to send him nude selfies in advance of a possible photo shoot. Once she posted screenshots of the exchange between her and Bui on Facebook, it exploded in the cosplay […]

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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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CAPE In Pictures, By ‘Not Me!’

Posted August 17, 2015 by Rodney Brown

If you missed our first ever convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo (CAPE), this past weekend, these pictures will give you a good sense of what it was like. Since I was busy with organizational stuff, these pictures were taken by contributor Gregg Snider, AKA Wonderllama Cosplay, while he was cosplaying as that dude called […]

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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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Behind The Scenes Of A Summer Cosplay Photo Shoot

Posted June 22, 2015 by Luis Correa

(Ed. Note: The multi-talented Luis Correa goes by the name Crash: The Photos as a photographer.) Lady Yumie Cosplay can be summed up in one word – incredible. During a recent photo shoot, Lady Yumie debuted her new casual Sailor Neptune costume. The cosplay combined the timeless look of Sailor Neptune with a more realistic […]

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