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Cosplay & Style

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Finding Paradise: Clicking at Your Heartstrings

Posted February 14, 2018 by Scott Beaulieu

Storytelling in video games can hit a broad range of emotions. Many of us can remember where we were and how we felt when we watched Sephiroth run through Aerith in the Forgotten City when we first played Final Fantasy VII. Strong storytelling add spice to a game with somewhat plain gameplay, leaving a strong […]

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Articles

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Damsel: Simple Formula Still Yields Vampire-Slaying Satisfaction

Posted February 8, 2018 by Scott Beaulieu

Outside of the Twilight series of books, you can never go wrong with vampires. The game Damsel brings everyone’s heliophobic baddies out in the open in this exciting early access title brought to un-life by Australian developer Screwtape Games. This fast and frantic arcade platformer puts you in the Doc Martens of Agent Damsel, professional […]

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Cosplay & Style

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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Con Reports

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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RICC Feature Photo Set of Inferno Squad

Posted December 3, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Last up in our  Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo Shoots sets is J. Warford and his friend and fellow member of The 501st Legion, Ivory, cosplaying as Inferno Squad members. The characters are drawn from Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, a prequel novel to the video game Battlefront II. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads […]

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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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Gaming News

God of War Drops Into Land of the Midnight Sun

Posted July 19, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

We just can’t seem to keep this demi-god down for the count can we? Returning to the PS4 sometime this year is our favorite god-killing anti-hero. Kratos will be back in the newest addition to the God of War series, called … God of War. However there is a bit of difference. It’s a little […]

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Comic Books

Koi Fish Asylum as Injustice Harley Quinn!

Posted July 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second photo shoot of the Harley Quinn cosplayers we filmed for an episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams is the amazing Koi Fish Asylum. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby, and this time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the […]

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Deadlysymmetry as Arkham City Harley Quinn!

Posted June 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

A few weekends ago we filmed another episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby. This time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Rabbit Story Bounds From Simple Concept to Complex Game

Posted June 16, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re taking a journey into an unusual world of friendship, emotions and carrots — in Rabbit Story. Created by Viacheslav Bushuev, Rabbit Story is a point-and-click adventure told through a cast of talking animals. You play as Rabbit, a bunny who just missed his best friend Kitty’s birthday. You want […]

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Anime-Manga

Misty at the Beach with Aemiliaaaaaa

Posted May 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday morning was cool but beautiful during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod at the Southfleet Motor Inn to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. While we had Aemiliaaaaaaa out at Indian Neck Beach to shoot a video with KIA Cosplay, I took advantage of some planning and blocking time to get some shots. Stay tuned to our […]

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Cosplay & Style

Amaterasu From Smite on the Beach by Chocobobutt

Posted May 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday evening at the Southfleet Motor Inn I went to Indian Neck Beach with Chocobobutt to photograph her as the super cute character Amaterasu from the game Smite. This was during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you […]

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Nerd Culture

Death Squared is Roundly Challenging, Fun

Posted April 7, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we go into a puzzled frenzy with one of the hits from PAX 2017’s Indie MegaBooth — Death Squared! [Ed.Note: Read the extensive roundup of this year’s Indie MegaBooth.] Death Squared is one of the newest cooperative puzzle games on the market. You can tackle a Story mode solo or […]

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Interviews

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

LIMBO Studio Hits Again With INSIDE

Posted November 19, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at a game that knows what really counts — INSIDE! Created by Playdead, INSIDE is an eerie side-scrolling puzzle adventure with ZERO dialogue; the entirety of the story is told through action. As a huge fan of their first game LIMBO (which was a big hit […]

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Cosplay & Style

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Ori and the Blind Forest: Beautiful, Challenging

Posted August 28, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! I finally found the time to cross off one of the games on my most anticipated list of 2015 — it’s time to check out Ori and the Blind Forest! You take on the role of what I can best describe as a white fox-like spirit named Ori. You have been […]

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Pokemon Gijinka Cosplay by HanniBanani Cosplay

Posted August 18, 2016 by E. Ortiz

At Boston Comic Con 2016, interviewer (and fantastic Deadshot cosplayer) KIA Cosplay and myself met up with a wonderful group of Pokemon/gijinka/Playboy bunny cosplayers led by HanniBanani Cosplay, who were gracious enough to spend sometime with us and talk about their costumes and their love for Pokemon. Check out below for some fantastic shots by FirstPerson […]

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Cosplay & Style

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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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Overcooked Will Leave You Overjoyed From Fun

Posted August 13, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! It’s been a while. You must be hungry for a review. It’s only appropriate that we take a look at the latest food-based craze — Overcooked! Created by Ghost Town Games, Overcooked is a new couch co-op cooking simulator. I use “simulator” loosely, for if any real kitchens worked like this […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Shop Heroes: Mobile Game You Play as an NPC

Posted August 8, 2016 by nerdly

Have you ever wanted to know how that shopkeeper NPC stocks her shop? Or why that innkeeper NPC sends you to fight the zombie princess? Play Shop Heroes, by Cloudcade, and you will find out. Shop Heroes takes your basic fantasy RPG and turns it upside down.  You play the shopkeeper/innkeeper, and sell crafted items […]

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NonStop Knight Scratches That RPG Itch On Mobile

Posted June 18, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today, we’re changing things up a little and checking out a cool mobile game that’s taking up my free time lately — NonStop Knight! It’s pretty tough for a mobile game to catch my attention, and even rarer for it to keep it. This one managed to do so in minutes. […]

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Movies

Warcraft Movie: That’s No ‘Moon’

Posted June 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Hollywood is riddled with failed attempts to turn a video game franchise into a successful movie. If any game can buck the sad trend of film gems like Super Mario Bros., the Warcraft franchise with its incredibly rich lore is that game. Below is my lengthy review of how well (or not) the Warcraft movie […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Binding of Isaac’ Spawns Excellent ‘Afterbirth’ Expansion

Posted June 4, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Last year, we delved into the strange, gut wrenching world of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. It’s time to take another look with its latest expansion — Afterbirth! I simply have to say that I’m overly impressed with how much the expansion has … well, expanded the game. Despite having put […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

DOOM Still A Great Single-Player Game – Multiplayer Tho…

Posted May 27, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

I was looking forward to the reboot of DOOM since it was announced at E3 last year. It was one game that impressed me from the start. And I gotta say it did not disappoint — the single player mode for the most part, however. Created by Bethesda Softworks for the PS4, Xbox One, and […]

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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Mostly Lays An Egg

Posted May 23, 2016 by Byron D. Zero

Well over a year ago, I saw an ad on Hulu for the Angry Birds movie, and after watching that ad, I had a morbid curiosity for its existence. Far from my normal otaku style obsession towards things, it intrigued me. It seemed like something that would have done very well in 1996, or as […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Dead Or Alive Xtreme’ Bounces Back With Third Game

Posted April 20, 2016 by Adam Etheridge

Zack Island, the exotic island resort that Zack has built up twice in the past, has been destroyed yet again. Zack has rebuilt his paradise once more in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, but this time appoints you, the player, to be the interim owner of the island, as he’s “busy working on another super […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘McDROID’ Brings Fun Innovation To Tower Defense Genre

Posted April 16, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! With PAX East less than a week away, we’re taking a look at a cool title that I remember getting promo time on the huge LED screen at the convention entrance last year — McDROID! Created by elefantopia, McDROID is a four-legged robot pal that’s heading to its home planet aboard […]

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Lisa Lou Who’s The Banshee Queen By Cantera Image

Posted April 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

At C2E2 a few weeks ago our photographer on the scene Manny of Cantera Image not only took a bunch of hall shots every day, he managed to squeeze in a few featured photo sets. The first of these is the amazing Lisa Lou Who as Sylvanas Windrunner from Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm in her […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Titan Souls’ Is A Terrific Challenge

Posted April 2, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! With PAX East coming around in just three weeks, let’s start the hype by taking a look at one of the titles from the Indie Megabooth in 2015 — Titan Souls! Created by Acid Nerve, Titan Souls puts you in charge of a solitary hero stuck between worlds. The ruins that […]

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Anime-Manga

Bonnie The Bunny Asks About Easter At Anime Boston!

Posted March 31, 2016 by E. Ortiz

KIA Cosplay is Bonnie The Bunny of Five Nights at Freddy’s, talking to cosplayers at Anime Boston 2016 about how they would spend Easter at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. The answers range from the frightened (Armin Alert), the aggressive (Alex Mercer), the inspirational (Bernie Sanders) and everywhere in between.    

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ Marketing Explodes: Demo, Anime Launch

Posted March 31, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Late yesterday, at an event in Los Angeles, Square Enix announced that both a downloadable demo and a new five-episode anime series were launching to promote the Sept. 30, 2016, release of the game Final Fantasy XV. The first episode of the series premiered here in the US on Crunchyroll last night. According to the […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2’ Will Grow On You

Posted March 9, 2016 by Adam Etheridge

When the original Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare — the online-only third-person shooter based in the world of the popular tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies — hit shelves last year, it did so with relatively little hype, and passed under the radar of many gamers. As the year progressed, and the title dropped in […]

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Gaming News

‘Killer Instinct’ Arbiter Trailer Nails The ‘Halo’ Experience

Posted February 25, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

Killer Instinct Season 3 is looking great at the moment, with its system changes, balance updates, new moves and abilities for all its cast, graphical improvements to the game, and even guest characters. I still can’t believe we have Rash of the Battletoads included in this game. His move set reminds me so much of […]

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Con Reports

Deadpool Interviews Killer Warriors From the Future!

Posted February 18, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Our own Deadpool (and Bonnie the Bunny among many others), KIA Cosplay, went to Ohayocon this year and met up with a squad of four Halo cosplayers. So of course he interviewed them about futuristic murder techniques — OK, costuming and cosplay. The cosplayers are from all sorts of version of the Halo universe (although […]

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Movies

Poll: What Movies Will You See In 2016?

Posted January 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This year, barely one day old, looks to be the most loaded with nerdy content of any year we’ve ever seen. Are you most excited for the R-rate comedy and violence of Deadpool? The action and OTP-busting drama of Captain America: Civil War (poor Tony!)? The return of the aliens in Independence Day: Resurgence? The […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Scalebound’: Next Year, Come For Dragons, Stay For Combat

Posted December 20, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

One of my most anticipated games of 2016 is one called Scalebound. This game is being made by the amazing team at Platinum Games, creators of my choice of game of the year for 2014, Bayonetta 2. In Scalebound we take control of Drew, accompanied by his dragon named Thuban in order to explore this […]

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Cosplay & Style

Danielle Cosplay On Making And Cosplaying Squall

Posted December 14, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Recently we joined cosplayer Danielle Beaulieu at GiveWave Studios in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, for a photo shoot, interview and video of her as a gender bent version of the Final Fantasy VIII character Squall. GiveWave Studios was an excellent choice as it was central to everyone involved, and is based in a maker’s stdio collective, with […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Star Fox Zero’ Delay May Help It Rise From Mediocrity

Posted December 13, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Star Fox is one of Nintendo’s fan favorites, Just about everybody played Star Fox 64 at some point, and knows the tagline “Do a Barrel Roll.” He’s top tier in Super Smash Bros, causing the creation of hundreds of memes of him, and after two okayish games we finally have a new Star Fox game […]

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Con Reports

M. Bison Cammy Feature Set From New York Comic Con 2015!

Posted October 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

I only shot a few sets of individual cosplayers that contain more than the usual two or three quick grabs at this year’s New York Comic Con. The first of those sets certainly starts things off with a bang, however — M I S S I S S I P P I  as M. Bison […]

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Con Reports

CAPE Feature: La Latino Otaku as Tifa!

Posted September 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The featured sets that Cantera Image shot while at the Cosplay And Photography Expo earlier in August continues with the fourth set, this time of La Latina Otaku Cosplay as Tifa from the Final Fantasy series. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case […]

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CAPE Feature: Copper Chrome As Rodeo Claire Redfield!

Posted August 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Our second featured set of those that Cantera Image shot while at the Cosplay And Photography Expo earlier in August is of Copper Chrome cosplaying as Claire Redfield from the Resident Evil games — specifically the “Rodeo” version. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Riven!

Posted July 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Since Riven’s giant sword becomes a huge carrot when she is in her Battle Bunny skin, it only makes sense that it becomes an enormous, partially eaten green popsicle in her Pool Party version. At the recent League of Legends Pool Party, well, pool party, Riven was cosplayed by the wonderful Princess Gigglesnort. Photo gallery […]

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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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Cosplay & Style

Summer Heat: Pool Party Lux!

Posted July 25, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The League of Legends pool party shoot from June is the gift that keeps on giving, and today it is giving us Teragarm Cosplay as Pool Party Lux. I’m not sure what sort of magic she can summon out of the tiki torch staff, but I’m more than willing to wait and find out. Photo […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Syndra!

Posted July 14, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We continue with our League of Legends Pool Party sets, this time with Syndra, cosplayed by ATK PWR. Alas, the set is probably the smallest of the bunch, and I can only assume it was because I was too dazzled by ATK PWR to think of multiple poses. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Jinx!

Posted July 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The second Summer Heat gallery from the recent Bay State version of the League of Legends Pool Party shoot is Jinx, cosplayed by the delightful Chibi Kitsune Cosplay. Poor Jinx seems to be having some trouble with her overly playful dolphin. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation […]

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