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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
If you have been a fan of cosplay for any real number of years, you probably know who Meagan Marie is. A former games industry journalist, she is now inside the industry itself, working as Community & Communications Manager for Crystal Dynamics, the maker of the recent Lara Croft reboots. So it makes sense that […]
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, […]
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 […]
For those of you not hiding under a bed afraid of triskaidekaphobia — or of machete-wielding psychos from summer camp — below I have a trio of cosplays of Jason Voorhees, the not-quite-dead son of the psycho cook at Camp Crystal Lake. From the spot on version taken at Super MegaFest in 2011, to the bloody […]
The latest mostly pointless controversy to hit the online cosplay community is about cosplayers charging to have their pictures taken. Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing issue, with people expounding how it is only fair since photographers sometimes charge for photoshoots, and others saying it is foolish for a hobbyist to charge people to enjoy […]
The third day of the four-day science fiction and fantasy convention Arisia featured fewer cosplayers than Saturday — at least wandering the lobby of the Westin Waterfront. In fact, there may have been more overall than Saturday, but many of them were involved in prepping for the Masquerade. Alas, I didn’t go to the Masquerade […]
Arisia is a well-established science fiction and fantasy convention held in Boston early each year at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Timed to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, the con runs for four days, and like its much bigger relative DragonCon, it holds events and panels 24 hours for those four days. The […]
This year Alex Valderana of Alex Valderana Photography worked with us at New York Comic Con. We were lucky to get his talents as a videographer in addition to his excellent eye as a photographer. Below is a selection of his best photos of cosplay, parties and vendor booth items taken at NYCC 2014. Photo gallery tips: Once […]
While most opinions are that New York City Comic Con’s “Special Edition New York City,” held two weekends ago in Manhattan, was a little underwhelming from both a content standpoint and in the number of cosplayers that attended, there was still enough for Adam Etheridge to produce a solid gallery of more than 100 images. Among […]
So while our servers were getting a much needed celebrity makeover, it wasn’t like there was much that happened in the overall nerd world. Oh, wait… First, Zack Snyder took to Twitter to show us all the first look at the new Batman suit for the upcoming not-Justice League movie (really, it isn’t!) Superman vs. Batman. It […]
We were lucky enough to have Adam Etheridge shooting for us at last weekend’s Zenkaikon, held at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. In the area considered to be ground central for the Pennsylvania Amish community, thousands of anime, comics, games and science fiction fans gathered, many of them in glorious cosplay. Check […]
Sunday at Orlando-based Megacon was much more suited for the new, larger venue as far as crowds were concerned. Even still, like I said about Saturday’s photo gallery, it would have been impossible to capture pictures of even half of all the amazing cosplays at the con. Below is a gallery of the shots I […]
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 […]
Angelwing Photography went to IKKiCON in Austin, Texas back in December, and took these amazing photos of some truly awesome cosplayers (that Cherno Alpha drift team!) Angelwing Photography is based in Texas and always provides us outstanding cosplay pictures from the Lone Star State.
Angelwing Photography went to Oni-Con in Galveston Texas back in October, and took these amazing photos of some really talented cosplayers. Angelwing Photography is based in Texas and always provides us outstanding cosplay pictures from the Lone Star State.
Double Stomp Productions was at Ichibancon and sent us these wonderful photos of some of the great cosplayers that were there this year. Below is a brief rundown of the con from Double Stomp’s Willie Brown, followed by the great pictures. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for links to many of the […]
Arisia is an old-school science fiction and fantasy convention held in Boston every January, with panels on topics like gender roles in science fiction movies and proper etiquette in boffer games, among many others. The cosplay trends toward steampunk and fantasy, but there is also a good showing of superheroes and even some gaming cosplays. […]
Read this on-point cartoon from the wonderful site xkcd.com and replace any reference to “photography,” “pictures” and “sunset” with “cosplay.” It sums up exactly how I feel about people who try to define what is — or more commonly, what isn’t — real cosplay.
This is Russian Cosplayer Vermine Venom‘s incredible original cosplay of a Naga or Hebi creature. Although I couldn’t find the photographer who helped with her shots (and if someone knows, please let me know so I can credit them), they did a great job showcasing how elaborate is the construction of her snake tail. You […]
What happens when you get two great photographers (Alex Valderana and Noxi Photography), a creative cosplayer named Katy Scarlett and Captain America? We have some of the spectacular shots of Katy Scarlett’s cosplay of a classic pin-up style version of Captain America at Super Megafest 2013. Special thanks to photographers Manny Rude, Alex Valderana, and […]
If I thought picking the best photos for yesterday’s rundown of the best male cosplay shots of 2013 was tough, today’s was even more challenging. In fact, I couldn’t stick to 12, so I present a baker’s dozen of the most amazing cosplay shots featuring ladies I took in 2013. Like the last two retrospectives […]
This is the second in a three-part series looking back at some of the most amazing cosplays I got a chance to shoot in 2013. I 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 […]
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 […]
Momocon “Cosplayers on Ice” took place on Dec. 8, 2013 and Willie of Double Stomp Productions had the opportunity to be a part of this event! Here is what he had to say about the experience: “Needless to say, we had a blast! It was a great chance to get everyone amped up for what […]
The last day of any con is the quietest, and that was no different at Super MegaFest, a multi-entertainment con held in Framingham, Mass. However, the cosplayers were still out in full force, as were the celebrities, and I know the highlight for cosplay guests Nicole Marie Jean and Destiny Nickelsen was meeting Jon Heder (picture […]
One of the last conventions in the New England area each year is Super MegaFest, a multi-entertainment con held in Framingham, Mass., that has become a sort of Dragon Con Lite for New England area cosplayers. Below you can see more than 100 photos from the first day of the two-day convention, shot mostly by […]
At the past weekend’s Super MegaFest comic book and entertainment convention held in Framingham, Mass., Florida cosplayer Alexia Jean Gray braved the New England deep-freeze to be a cosplay guest, along with Pennsylvania’s Soni Aralynn and native New Englanders Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen and Renata Gatti. We got a chance to do a […]
Like any two-year old, Rhode Island Comic Con is experiencing growing pains. But this past weekend it proved itself to be a beautiful baby comic convention, with a broad appeal to attendees outside the comic book world. Mind you, the con took place despite the best attempts by fate to disrupt it. On Friday, the […]
Check out your Editor in Chief’s cosplay shots from the biggest little comic convention on the East Coast, Rhode Island Comic Con — set to hit around 50,000 attendees in just its second year.
Our fourth collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here! And Friday’s collection here! And Saturday’s collection here!
Our third collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here! And Friday’s collection here!
Our second collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here!
Howdy everybody. I would like to introduced myself, describe a bit of my background, the way I work and some of my ideas for the future of Nerd Caliber. But before that let me assure you that Emmanuel isn’t going anywhere, except a bit further away from the daily content grind. He is still the […]
Our first collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view Friday’s gallery here!
You know what I love most about debuting a new cosplay at a convention? The amazing photographers, who take the most incredible photos of my newest creations. Cosplay photographers really make cosplaying worth it, and without them most of us wouldn’t have any recognition, or amazing pics of the cosplays that we do. So I […]
One of my favorite professional photographers, FirstPerson Shooter, took some exciting hallway shots of the cosplayers that attended Anime Boston 2013. Check it out and see why he should be your favorite photographer as well!
MTAC 2013 had a lot of amazing cosplayers attending their event, including Kimihako Blade, whose interpretation of Zatanna is… shall I say it? Pure magic! Kimihako, who comes from Mississippi, does a great job cosplaying one of DC Comics’ powerful magicians. These awesome photos were taken by Bentpic5 Photography!
At PAX East 2013, we met up with Punished Props‘ Bill Doran, where not only did we get some awesome shots of his Renegade Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, taken by FirstPerson Shooter, but we also did an interview with Bill about why he loves making amazing props!
Check out these awesome cosplays by Sanguine Cosplay of characters Hope Estheim and Serah Farron from the video game Final Fantasy XIII. These photos were taken by Bentpic5 at Momocon 2013.