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Cosplay & Style

Creative Uncommon Cosplay: 2/22-2/28

Posted  March 3, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Welcome to a new weekly feature in which we highlight a handful of the best cosplay taken and posted to Flickr within the previous week. All the images have been posted under the Creative Commons license, and all posters will be identified by their Flickr account at the least. When possible, both cosplayer and photographer […]

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Handling Hoth Conditions At PAX East 2015

Posted  March 2, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The enormous gaming convention that is PAX East starts this Friday, March 6, and for the first time in its six-year history, snow will be a problem. We asked some people in the know what this will mean, and below are their answers. The Tl;dr version — travel in Boston will still suck, and be […]

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The Lessons From Darrien Hunt, Victim of ‘Cosplaying While Black’

Posted  February 27, 2015  by  Lauren Grant

Ever since I can remember I’ve felt safe in the world of nerds. I became a nerd September of 1990, aka: the day I popped out the womb. I grew up in the stereotypical, all-American family with a Star Trek loving, retired military, computer engineer for a father and a home-making, social butterfly seamstress for […]

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A Tiny Sample Of Terrific Black Cosplayers

Posted  February 25, 2015  by  Lauren Grant

‘Tis the season of remembering and celebrating black excellence! Here at Nerd Caliber we have one of the most diverse staffs, from the different kinds of nerdy things we like and do, to our ethnic backgrounds. So in honor of Black History Month I’ve found some amazing Nerds of Color who are making moves in […]

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Fifty Shades of a Hilariously Shady Interview

Posted  February 24, 2015  by  Ashley Rogers

As a general rule I try not to initiate a conversation about media I absolutely disdain (particularly the media I haven’t consumed) because, yeah, I may dislike it but someone else does like it. There’s plenty of popular media that I have defended and loved and been berated for anything from its problematic nature and […]

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Will Your Interest Die Like Every Character In ‘Vidar’?

Posted  February 23, 2015  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re checking out a game that makes a full 180 on the norm — Vidar! Vidar is an RPG puzzler where everyone dies. Yep, you read that right. You are an unnamed stranger that finds his way into a town on the brink of destruction. You take it upon yourself […]

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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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Do You Judge A Gamer By Their Picture?

Posted  December 14, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

If you browse through Tumblr, Facebook and meme-themed websites like 9GAG, most likely you will have come across this image: This image has set off a huge reaction all across the web. There have been jokes such as this one below: What has been the most interesting is the different comments that appear on Facebook […]

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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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