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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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When Cosplay Becomes ‘Causeplay’

Posted June 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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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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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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Jason Says ‘Happy Friday the 13th!’

Posted February 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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The Real Impact of Cosplayers Charging For Shoots

Posted January 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Arisia 2015 Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted January 21, 2015 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Arisia 2015 Saturday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted January 20, 2015 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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New York Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Alex Valderana

Posted December 7, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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The Cosplay Wonders of Polychrome Dreams

Posted June 24, 2014 by E. Ortiz

In another of our irregular series highlighting individual cosplayers, we spotlight the creative works of Polychrome Dreams, a talented cosplayer from the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region.  

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Special Cosplay at ‘Special Edition New York City’

Posted June 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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While We Were Down: Batman Revealed, and Dr. Strange?

Posted May 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Zenkaikon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Adam Etheridge!

Posted April 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Megacon 2014 Cosplay Gallery Sunday

Posted March 27, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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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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MAGfest 2014 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted January 27, 2014 by Kiera Vallone

Our very own photography editor KBV Photography went to MAGfest at the Gaylord Resort in Maryland and delivered this cool collection of photos of cosplayers.  

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IKKiCON 2013 Cosplay Gallery by Angelwing Photography

Posted January 26, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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.

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Oni-Con 2013 Cosplay Gallery by Angelwing Photography

Posted January 23, 2014 by Angelwing

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.

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Ichibancon Cosplay Gallery, Part One

Posted January 22, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Arisia 2014 Cosplay Gallery

Posted January 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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. […]

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