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Movies

Logan Is The X-Universe Movie We Need AND Deserve

Posted February 18, 2017 by Alec Bellante

It’s sad to see Hugh Jackman leave us as Wolverine (he has confirmed this is his last movie in the role) but he does so behind the best-written and best-produced of any of the X-Men or Wolverine movies to date — and featuring the best action. Below is my spoiler-free review of Logan, telling you […]

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Movies

The Great Wall Is Less Great, More ‘Meh’

Posted February 17, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

The early 21st Century in the film industry has had a very strong ongoing debate about the whitewashing of various aspects of Asian culture, from the cancelled potential train wreck that was Hollywood’s attempt at Akira, to The Last Samurai which was heavily reliant upon the infamous “White Savior” trope. With an outcry for diversity […]

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Cosplay & Style

Inside Cosplay With ‘Behind The Seams’ Series!

Posted February 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Are you interested in the process of crafting costumes and props? Curious about how different cosplayers approach their hobby? Well, you can of course come to our Cosplay And Photography Expo this August in New Hampshire. But you should also check out Behind the Seams! Behind the Seams is the new YouTube series we are […]

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Anime-Manga

Anime LA 2017 QotD: What to Know Before Dating a Cosplayer

Posted February 13, 2017 by Chantal Eyong

Anime Los Angeles is a smaller but active anime convention on the West Coast. It is based in the Ontario Convention Center and Radisson Ontario Airport. That’s Ontario, Calif., not the one north of the US border. This was Nerd Caliber‘s first time at Anime LA. According to the site AnimeCons, attendance at Anime LA for 2016 was […]

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Anime Los Angeles 2017 Cosplay Showcase Video

Posted February 13, 2017 by Chantal Eyong

This was the first year we were able to get a team to Anime Los Angeles, a smaller but active anime convention on the West Coast. Out of that I got two videos, this cosplay showcase and a second one with a Question of the Day, asked by Nerd Caliber team member Brianne Glover. Anime LA […]

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Cosplay & Style

Black History Month Cosplay Feature: Mr.TUSA-Team

Posted February 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second feature highlighting New England area cosplayers for Black History Month is the beloved Mr.TUSA-Team.  He is known in the cosplay world as simply “T.” I have been lucky enough to both be able to take pictures of T for six years now, and blessed enough to call him my friend right from the […]

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Cosplay & Style

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC Powers Up Already Great Game

Posted January 29, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Almost two years ago, I raved about one of the coolest rhythm games on the market. Today, it’s time to AMPLIFY your interest with a new update — Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED! AMPLIFIED is the first full DLC added to this insanely fun dungeon crawling dance party. As the star of […]

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Giveaways

Get Free Passes To ‘The Space Between Us’!

Posted January 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If you like character-driven science fiction like Moon or Arrival, you’ll probably like the upcoming movie The Space Between Us. And you have a chance to get your free passes to showings in either Boston or the Hartford area! The movie stars sci-fi stalwarts Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, and as the lead character, Ender himself, […]

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Articles

Belle of the Ball at Boston Public Gardens

Posted January 24, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we get deep into a chilly, rainy winter, we thought you’d enjoy another reminder of sunny summer weather — with Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle in a beautiful summer garden. In August, I got together with Starlenia for a wonderful outdoor photoshoot. We met at Boston Public Gardens at the height of late summer colors. […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Two

Posted January 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday was our last day manning at table at Arisia 2017, as day jobs kept us from attending on Monday. But that didn’t stop me from getting another nearly 100 images of excellent and fun cosplays, to end our hall shot galleries. In case I haven’t mentioned it enough over the past five galleries, we had […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday One

Posted January 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We start off the first of two galleries from Sunday at at Arisia 2017 with a spot-on, adorable, and probably age-accurate cosplay of Eleven from the wonderful Netflix series Stranger Things. And things stay awesome throughout the more than 100 images in this set. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Three

Posted January 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We are up to the third and final gallery from Saturday at Arisia 2017. Again I had World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative sitting at our table helping promote our event, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In fact, about one third of the photos in this gallery were taken by Lucky Grim, as talented a photographer as she is […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Two

Posted January 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery of three from Saturday at Arisia 2017 continues the creative and fun cosplay the convention is known for. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held at the attached Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Like PAX East in the past couple of years, Arisia arranged for a number of […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday One

Posted January 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

On the second day at Arisia 2017 I was lucky enough to have a couple of panelists from our upcoming Cosplay And Photography Expo sit at our table and talk up the con. World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative both were big hits and effective at communicating what CAPE is all about. Not to be outdone by World End’s […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Friday Cosplay Gallery

Posted January 17, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We set up our table at Arisia 2017 Friday evening, to promote our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In order to again have the last table in the row of convention and organization promo tables, the good folks at Boston Whovians! agreed to swap spots. That allowed us the space to get this gallery […]

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Con Reports

MAGfest 2017 Indie Games Awesomeness Roundup

Posted January 15, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to all! This year I was thrilled to return to tradition by spending the post-New Year’s weekend at none other than MAGfest! (It used to always be this weekend, but moved later for a while.) Four days of arcades, tabletop, concerts and great friends — what more could a […]

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Con Reports

MAGfest 2017 Was Max Fun, Maybe Too Much For Some

Posted January 12, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

With the horrid year that is known as 2016 now closed, we start 2017 off with a bang! MAGfest 2017 was the latest version of an annual festival celebrating both music and videogames, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is consistently one of my favorite con experiences to date. My first time going to MAGfest […]

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Featured Set: Cloud City Characters Cosplay by Wonderllama Photo

Posted January 11, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

With the sad passing of Carrie Fisher this month, we’ve been posting galleries of Princess Leia cosplayers. This gallery features everyone’s favorite princess on Cloud City, along with Luke, Lando, Han, Chewie and R2-D2. The Cloud City scenes from Empire Strikes Back have several amazing, unique costumes. The Amazing Joy hand-made her incredibly detailed Bespin Leia cosplay. […]

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Con Reports

Featured Sets: Rey From Star Wars by Wonderllama Photo

Posted January 7, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

A belated Happy New Year, Nerd Caliber fans! Of all the amazing movies coming out in 2017, it’s a safe bet that one of the most anticipated is Star Wars: Episode VIII. What better way to get ready than a feature photo set of the hero of Episode VII, Rey. These shots from Rhode Island Comic Con […]

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Featured Sets: Spidey & Mary Jane by Wonderllama Photo

Posted January 5, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Happy New Year, Nerd Caliber fans!  We’ve got a few more feature photo sets from Rhode Island Comic Con 2016. And they’re perfect lead-ins for some of the amazing movies coming out in 2017. First up, a photo set with two of my favorite cosplayers: Chris Doherty Quest for Screen Accuracy as Spider-Man and GeezAlize Cosplay as […]

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Con & Events News

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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Movies

Poll: What Movies Do You Want to See in 2017?

Posted January 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The nerd audience is clearly the biggest target demographic for the movie industry now, and has been for a few years. The roster of such movies scheduled for 2017 is lengthy and wonderful. Are you eager to see Will Arnett reprise his role as the Dark Knight in The LEGO Batman Movie? Is your cassette […]

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Con Reports

Fave 2016 Odd and Obscure Cosplay Shots by FPS

Posted December 31, 2016 by Rodney Brown

One of the best parts of any con for me is when I see a costume so cool, so weird or so obscure I have to take a picture of it, and let the cosplayer know just how awesome and creative I think they are. That leads us to my fave 2016 odd or obscure cosplay […]

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Fave 2016 Genderbent and Crossplay Shots by FPS

Posted December 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

I will always take a photo of a surprising genderbent or crossplay cosplay, and I had plenty of chances in this past year to shoot both. It was tough to pick my fave 2016 genderbent or crossplay images, and I apologize for any that didn’t make this list — that was a lot of pictures to […]

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Comic Books

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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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Tribute to Our Princess, Carrie Fisher

Posted December 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

There is no way to properly express the impact Carrie Fisher has had on the fandom community, the greater movie community and even society itself with her openness about addiction problems and her unflagging feminism. After suffering a heart attack Friday while on a plane, Fisher died today, and a great disturbance was felt in […]

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1950s Emma Frost Feature Set of Ashley Chantilly

Posted December 26, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Crowded spaces and terrible lighting can make photoshoots at conventions tricky. Fortunately, at Rhode Island Comic Con 2016, the rotunda at the adjacent Omni Hotel turned out to be a great spot to take several feature shoots. The warm colors and funky interior design lent itself to glamour-inspired shoots with some gorgeous cosplayers. First up: Ashley Chantilly‘s incredible […]

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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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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at Dragon Con, Part 3

Posted December 20, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first and second Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel galleries introduced haute couture heroines from across the Marvel universe, including She-Hulk, Lady Loki, Lady Thor, Spider-Gwen, Wolverine, and Emma Frost. Up next in our final gallery from DragonCon 2016: Karen Patriquin Guest as Kitty Pryde; Jay Justice as Misty Knight; Materia Girl as Psylocke; and Seelix as Phoenix.  The small group shots include She-Hulk (Galacticat Cosplay), […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 2

Posted December 19, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel gallery introduced haute couture heroines She-Hulk, Lady Loki and Lady Thor. Up next in our second gallery from DragonCon 2016: Desiree Cosplay as Emma Frost; RX Queen Costuming as X-23; and Lorelei Winter Cosplay as Spider-Gwen. The group was organized by Galacticat Cosplay, who appears in the first gallery as She-Hulk. Stay tuned for the third and final gallery […]

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Jyn Erso Joins The Fight!

Posted December 18, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Legions of Star Wars fans got an early Christmas present this week, with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Just in time for the movie premier, cosplayer and serious Star Wars devotee Rebellion Barbie debuted her spot-on Jyn Erso. We wanted to shoot somewhere with the feel of the incredible locations in Rogue One. […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 1

Posted December 17, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we head into the cold, dark winter season, it’s the perfect time to bring a another reminder of summer, this time from DragonCon. 2016 was another amazing DragonCon experience. I shot some spectacular cosplays at the enormous Fallout shoot, met some talented photographers, and connected with old friends and new from around the country. […]

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Comic Books

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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One Nerd’s Guide To Speaking On Race In America

Posted December 16, 2016 by Brianne Glover

Gracious reader, forgive me in advance if this article seems opinionated. We all have opinions, and as a black woman —  living in soon-to-be 2015 America —  no, I don’t think we live in a “post racial society” nor should anyone else. Hopefully many of you are up to speed on the recent events involving […]

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Pokemon GO Meets US History At Grand Atlas Tours

Posted December 14, 2016 by Lauren Grant

2016 has been a year of massive destruction for many people’s everyday lives and throughout the year there hasn’t been many silver linings — except Pokémon GO. Released at the peak of summer, the game became a hit among old and new fans alike. From breaking people out of their comfort zones, shedding a few […]

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Rogue One Will Steal The Plans To Your Rebel Heart

Posted December 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Let’s get this clear at the outset: Rogue One is the best written, best acted, and with apologies to Irvin Kershner and J.J. Abrams, best directed Star Wars movie ever made. In fact, it is so good that its occasional failures — while very rare — seem all the worse by comparison. So below you […]

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Summer in Winter: Haikyuu Beach Cosplay!

Posted December 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

What do you do if you are barely over five feet tall, a natural redhead, and have an abiding love for the volleyball anime Haikyuu? You make a swimsuit genderbent version of main character Hinata of course. That is, if you are cosplayer Jiro-sensei. I returned to the beautiful beach along the Nahant causeway for this […]

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Sing! Hits Plenty Of High Notes

Posted December 8, 2016 by Byron D. Zero

Over the summer I saw a trailer for an animated movie about singing animals, and I scratched my head over the concept. I was very dismissive at first — what with American Idol just ending back in April, I was under the impression that it was just trying to ride on the coattails of the […]

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Comic Books

Winter NECC 2016 Sunday Cosplay Gallery

Posted December 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Northeast Comic Con held its Winter event at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, this past weekend, and we now present the Winter NECC 2016 Sunday cosplay gallery. Cosplayers in this gallery include Ivan of the Arkham Ghostbusters, Random Raul, GeezAlize Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest For Screen Accuracy assisted by Kitteninstrings Cosplay, Zombie Leader, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, guest Sean Gunn […]

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Winter NECC 2016 Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted December 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The biannual convention Northeast Comic Con returned for its Winter version to the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, this past weekend. The convention is slowly getting bigger, with more vendors, but this most recent iteration seemed to have smaller crowds and fewer cosplayers than the Summer con. That said, I was still able to get enough photos […]

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Summer in Winter: Yang Beach Cosplay!

Posted December 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The meteorologists on TV tell me that Dec. 1 is the start of “meteorological Winter,” so even though it is unseasonably warm here in Massachusetts, why not beat the cold that will inevitably come with a return to the sizzling series from last year, Summer Heat, in the form of a Yang beach cosplay? In […]

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RICC 2016 Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted November 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

More cosplay photos from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con? Sure thing, folks — have the RICC 2016 cosplay gallery by Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Myratheon Cosplay, West Street Studios, Jennifer Rose, Planet Ruby, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Khepera Cosplay, GeezAlize Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Zombie Leader, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, Mink the Satyr, The Covinator, Koi […]

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Third Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our third Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from me this year. But stay tuned for featured sets and videos coming up throughout the rest of the year. This gallery includes cosplayers Erin Rose Actor, GiveWave Studios, Elyssa B’s Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, AkaneSaotome Cosplay, Prime Cosplay And Photography, Cosplayer of Earth-603, wond3r_w0man, Scarlet SpyderQueen, and […]

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Second Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

On Black Friday if you are out braving the crowds of shoppers or relaxing at home, enjoy our second Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con held in Providence. The estimated 60,000 people attending got a chance to meet Stan Lee in his farewell tour of conventions this year, and DC’s live-action Wonder […]

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First Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last day at Rhode Island Comic Con held earlier this month, and we now have the first Sunday RICC 2016 gallery. While the official attendance figures have not been revealed, the Dunkin Donuts Center estimated just before the convention that attendance would increase to around 60,000. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Zombie Leader, Rebellion Barbie Cosplay, Scotty […]

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Fourth Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The fourth Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from the busiest day of the fastest growing convention in New England. This gallery has in it cosplayers Lilith Astaroth, Glassarrow Cosplay, Hassan Cosplay Photography, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Scarlet SpyderQueen, wond3r_w0man, IceLancecrit, BNH Photography, KIA Cosplay (twice, that;s him as both Deadshot and Leonardo), Bombeii Cosplay […]

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Third Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now at the third Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con, out of four. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are AkaneSaotome Cosplay, The Covinator, The Uncontrollable Iron Man Cosplay, Koi Fish Asylum, CT’s White Knight, J+C Cosplay, Krabby Creations, Mini Mal Cosplay, Ember Jay Cosplay, Kayola Crayon Cosplay, Panda of Wicked Geeky, Colen P […]

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Second Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from at Rhode Island Comic Con is again more than 100 images from a day that saw me shoot just shy of 500 usable images. This despite being in a pretty isolated location on the small mezzanine level that had nothing but seating and a cafe. Cosplayers in this gallery […]

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