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AWA 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Part 1

Posted  September 30, 2014  by  Rodney Brown

Last weekend was the four-day event Anime Weekend Atlanta, more commonly know as AWA. Our man in Georgia, Bentpic5, attended and sent us enough photos of amazing cosplayers that we have to split them up into two galleries. Part 2 will run tomorrow, but in the meantime enjoy these 75+ images of the talented cosplayers […]

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Game of Thrones Hits The Ren Faire!

Posted  September 28, 2014  by  Rodney Brown

In Southeastern Massachusetts there is one of the longest-running free-standing renaissance faires in the Northeast, King Richard’s Faire. Running from beginning of September through Columbus Day weekend each year, this year it held the second annual Game of Thrones Cosplay Contest and Trivia Contest on Saturday, Sept. 27. The two challenges are sponsored by and […]

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Babs Tarr Talks With Us About Batgirl!

Posted  September 25, 2014  by  Rodney Brown

Last month I had the chance to sit down with new Batgirl artist Babs Tarr, and talk about her first foray into the world of comic books. In case you missed it, Batgirl has a whole new creative team, including writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, and artists Stewart and Tarr. The new direction for the […]

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Queen’s Blade Attacks DragonCon!

Posted  September 24, 2014  by  Rodney Brown

At this year’s DragonCon, a handful of amazingly talented cosplayers got together as various characters from the quite racy action anime Queen’s Blade. The costumes were daring, but also spot on accurate and well crafted. I was lucky enough to glom on to the shoot (thanks Benn Robbins!) The lineup was: Abby Dark-Star as Claudette, […]

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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted  September 23, 2014  by  Rodney Brown

There were fewer cosplayers on Sunday at  Granite State Comic Con than on Saturday, but it was the day of the Children’s Costume Contest, so here we have some great youngsters in awesome costumes. And weird moment of the day — Chewbacca and Princess Leia were not cosplaying together, then just both happened to walk into the […]

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Cosplay Isn’t Killing Comic Cons, But What Is Changing Them Is…

Posted  September 22, 2014  by  Nerd Caliber Staff

Recently Bleeding Cool published an article by Denise Dorman, wife of famed illustrator Dave Dorman, called “Is Cosplay Killing Comic Con?” You can read the article in its original location, but spoilers, it’s just an opinion piece with no facts to back it up, just personal observations. The issue is not whether cosplayers are destroying conventions […]

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Sex Sells: How Cosplay Could Die

Posted  March 28, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

On February 28th, Yaya Han wrote a post on her Facebook account that read: “Maybe if I made a FB page about my boobs some of you can separate the kind of comments you post here. I appreciate you all being here but sometimes I think some of you forget I am a human being […]

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Special Warning: Your Cosplay Facebook Account May Already Be Gone.

Posted  August 21, 2012  by  Shauna Leva

Suddenly and without warning, cosplayer facebook pages are disappearing! It seems as though anyone with the word ‘cosplay’ in their Facebook username has had their accounts deleted without explanation. Some theories hitting the news feed now are that facebook wants to concentrate cosplayer activities to fan pages only, but only time will tell. As of this […]

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The Pursuit of Cosplay Fame

Posted  March 18, 2013  by  Chaka Cumberbatch

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling down my Twitter timeline when I stumbled upon what appeared to be a landmine of tweets regarding the finalists chosen for the Less Than Three professional gaming and cosplay group. The tweets fell into two categories – of the congratulatory and celebratory variety, and of the…well…not so celebratory […]

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Cosplay Advice

Why The Hate? A Look At Homestuck Fandom

Posted  November 13, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

At Another Anime Convention 2012, I took the opportunity to interview Homestuck cosplayers about why they love their fandom. The reason why I did this is because I’ve been hearing grumbling from some cosplayers of how they can’t stand Homestuck fans. One, for example, shared on Facebook how he found Homestuck cosplayers “revolting.” I think […]

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The Face of Cosplay: Racism & Cosplayers of Color

Posted  February 28, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

It must have been almost ten years ago when I was first introduced to the cosplay community by photographer extraordinaire Anna Fischer and since then I’ve been documenting cosplay culture through other websites and now with Nerd Caliber. In the beginning, once in a while, I would catch an odd remark made by a cosplayer […]

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Creepers To Avoid At Comic-Con (And Elsewhere)

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  E. Ortiz

San Diego Comic Con is the biggest convention in the US, and I always look forward to seeing what amazing cosplays and cosplayers will be showcased there, either in photos or in video form. And most of those videos I see online tend to fall into two categories; either the cosplays are showcased to show […]

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The Friend Zone Dilemma: Women Bashing and Reality Checks

Posted  May 15, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Friendzone Fiona is a well-known meme that started in 2011 that poked fun at a situation that most of the socially awkward have experienced at one time in their young lives: the dilemma of being in love with someone who only sees you as a friend, or worse, like a brother. Know Your Meme describes […]

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Cosplay Activism Fatigue

Posted  April 30, 2013  by  Chaka Cumberbatch

If you opened this post thinking you were in for yet another diatribe about issues in the cosplay community, then tie yourself down to whatever chair you’re sitting in – because this is the remix. If you’re even a semi-active cosplayer with a social media presence, you’d have to be living under a rock to […]

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Is Being A Gamer A Liability? The Maine Republican Party Wants You To Think So!

Posted  October 5, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

I really hope the Maine Republican Party doesn’t find out about my history of playing Monopoly. They might think I enjoy putting people out of business. Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or Independents, we all know that it is very important that we elect good politicians that take issues head-on in a serious manner. Colleen […]

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New York Comic Con 2012 – Friday Cosplay Gallery (Part One)

Posted  October 15, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Our first collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic-Con 2012 is up! These are Friday’s pictures taken by photographer Rodney Brown. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2012!

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An Open Letter to Tony “Effing” Harris: Cosplay Misconceptions and Misogyny

Posted  November 14, 2012  by  Ashley Rogers

Mr. Harris, I will come right out and say it. I have an “effing” problem with what you have to say. You don’t know me and I only have a cursory knowledge of your work but much like you, I don’t give a crap and I’m gonna say it anyway. You might not be a misogynist  […]

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Talking Plus-Size Cosplay with Lady Ari

Posted  June 25, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Features about health are very important to Nerd Caliber and we try every once in a while to publish an article that we hope to enlighten you to the benefits of exercise and eating right. However, whether you are underweight, overweight and any weight in between you are still wonderful. If you are plus-sized or […]

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Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie: Metal Gear Solid

Posted  June 12, 2012  by  David Palmacci

This is a heavy plea, the title was a trap to get your attention and it worked! Why though would I trick you? First, you should always expect deception and traps from me, but why Christopher Nolan and why Metal Gear Solid? Well maybe it’s the same reason why Joss Whedon had to direct the […]

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Anime Festival Orlando 2012 Cosplay Gallery

Posted  October 7, 2012  by  Kenneth Davis

Anime Festival Orlando 2012 had a lot of great cosplays and Ken AD Photography was there to capture some amazing pictures at one of Florida’s best conventions. Come back  to Nerd Caliber everyday this week as we celebrate Ken AD’s work at AFO with a feature showcasing a particular cosplay!

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Smash Brothers Tournament Brings Successful Turn-out

Posted  August 5, 2012  by  JayRain

The sun was shining and the skies were a brilliant shade of blue on Saturday July 21st 2012.  The clouds floated by and the birds flew through the air, but the real excitement, for New England gamers anyway, could be found inside Game Underground in Framingham, Massachusetts.  There Smash Brothers gamers from the area converged […]

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