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 […]
Sorry for the long delay since posting the first half of Saturday’s cosplay gallery from the recent Granite State Comic Con held in Manchester, NH. But I had to make a sudden relocation to a hotel after repairs to my bathroom plumbing (not done by me, to be clear) resulted in broken pipes and a need for […]
Darrien Hunt, a Saratoga Springs, Utah, man, left his house and was shot in the back multiple times, it was recently revealed, by police. Police were initially called because a man was walking around with a “samurai-type sword.” Officers, after entirely too long (three days), made a statement saying that Hunt brandished the sword and […]
At Granite State Comic Con, while we had the amazing Nate Buchman roaming the halls taking cosplay photos, I was lucky enough to be given space in the Costume Contest pre-judging room to set up a mini portable studio. While I love doing hall shots myself, having complete control over the lighting is a big boon […]
The Clockwork Dagger is an intriguing and rewarding read. It’s the story of Octavia Leander as she embarks upon a mission to aid a war-plagued village, and the people and obstacles she meets along her journey by dirigible. Octavia is immediately engaging, her healing magics fascinating, and her determination is refreshing. An orphan after her […]
We followed wonderful Harley Quinn cosplayer Harley Bean around Granite State Comic Con on Saturday, and captured her shenanigans on video! Check it out, and then enjoy the awesome pictures taken by Nate Buchman on Sunday. (OK, full disclosure, I missed posting his Sunday shots in the previous post of Nate’s great cosplay pics, which you can see […]
This year we were incredibly lucky to have Nate Buchman do hall cosplay shots for us at Granite State Comic Con, while FirstPerson Shooter was set up in a room with a portable studio. Nate moves back and forth between the worlds of cosplay, fashion and theater photography, and his shots show it. Held as […]
I admit I have been lax about getting my photos from the 2014 Boston Comic Con Costume Contest posted (mainly due to lighting and color problems) but those same problems (and sound issues on top of it) didn’t stop Emmanuel from creating a 10+ minute video of the amazing cosplayers that entered. Check out the […]
It’s our man with the makeup, the Joker, also known as the The Clown Prince of Cosplay, and he’s running amok with the cosplayers of Gen Con 2014. Will he succeed in bringing the yuks, or just the yucks?
Sunday at DragonCon, I shot as many pics as I did Saturday, maybe even more, but a lot of them will be in a couple of later galleries devoted to specific subject matter shoots. So the general hall shots didn’t add up to enough to split into two galleries, but there are still more than […]
In this video, our boneheaded man on the scene, Unemployed Skeletor, takes on all the cosplayers of the Boston Comic Con 2014.
The Saturday craziness continues from DragonCon 2014, with the second cosplay gallery from me, FirstPerson Shooter. I am not sure you can see the detail in the cog armor made and worn by the disabled veteran in the picture with Mark Hyrullian Cosplay as Thor, but it is amazing, and he even designed his own […]
Saturday was the craziest day at DragonCon 2014 and I have nearly 200 images from that day alone. So here is Part 1 of that gigantic pile of pics, with Part 2 coming tomorrow. Check out the amazing Thor by Mark Hyrullian Cosplay and Lady Sif by Kayla Ann Cosplay. And fans of both the Ghostbusters and […]
I didn’t do as good a job of dividing Friday’s pics up as evenly as I thought, so here is a nice short gallery of the rest of Friday at DragonCon 2014. Once you have a look through these shots, check out Bentpic5‘s galleries from Thursday and Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday, and also […]
Tired of all the DragonCon posts? Here is something from a few weeks ago that is a refreshing and fun break that will make you smile. Congratulations to Nick and Carolyn who are here in the video cosplaying Catwoman and Riddler. At Gen Con 2014, I was invited by The Clown Prince of Cosplay and Nick to […]
Sunday saw no slowdown in the waves of people swarming over the host hotels at DragonCon. Many of the large group cosplay shoots happened on Sunday, and Bentpic5 was lucky enough to get some shots at the bathing suit cosplay group photo shoot held at the pool at the Sheraton as well as all over […]
That headline isn’t an inflammatory statement – OK, not just an inflammatory statement. It is the considered opinion of many DragonCon 2014 attendees I talked to, with longer attendance track records than I have, at a whopping two years. Facebook, Twitter and other social media was loaded on Monday and Tuesday with people talking about […]
By Saturday evening at DragonCon, the atrium level of the central hotel, the Marriott, was quite literally wall to wall people partying. While that made it more difficult to get pictures of the increasingly creative and often bizarre cosplays, it also meant there were a lot more of them. To get a real sense of what […]
The sheer amount of crazy good cosplayers walking around the four hotels of DragonCon on Friday makes it necessary to divide the gallery of shots I took into two parts, just to keep down the load time for you all. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Gina B Cosplay, Miggy Jagger, Lindsey the Pirate and […]
OK, it is weird talking about myself in the third person, but what can you do? Here is the gallery of cosplay pictures FirstPerson Shooter (me) took Thursday evening at DragonCon 2014. In case it looks like an abundance of bunnies and underwear, Thursday night at the Pulse Loft bar in the Marriott was a lingerie/pajama […]
Friday at DragonCon 2014 was even more crowded than anticipated, easily outdoing the number of people squeezed into the atrium level of the Marriott than managed to squeeze in last year. That didn’t stop Bentpic5 from shooting there, or all over the four con hotels, on Friday. Check out his great photos of amazing cosplayers […]
While DragonCon didn’t officially start until 12:01 a.m. Friday, on Thursday the three main host hotels were already packed with attendees, many of them already in costumes and cosplay. This year we are lucky enough to have Bentpic5 on the scene, giving us daily deliveries of his outstanding pictures. Below is his gallery from Thursday. As the weekend […]
Want to see some epic Kill La Kill cosplay? Of course you do! We interviewed C&C Cosplay Factory and Sarah Fong about their awesome Satsuki and Ryuko cosplay at Otakon 2014. And check out some great photos below! Interviewer: Lauren Grant Cameraman: Adam Etheridge
According to an article on the site CinemaBlend, the two writers and directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo, told their interviewer that they are hoping to load up Captain America 3 with piles of Marvel Heroes — way more than even the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, if the comic series […]
At Otakon 2014, we took a few moments to talk to cosplayer Ely Renae about her awesome genderbent Ganondorf cosplay from the popular Legend of Zelda series. If you want to see more of her cosplays, you can find them on her Facebook page here! Interview conducted by Lauren Grant. Photos and video by Adam Etheridge.
Who doesn’t remember the days of World of Warcraft — OK, actually they’re still here, but who really plays that anymore? — Or Habbo Hotel? I certainly remember getting on AIM instant messenger and telling my friends to meet me in the main hall of said games and exploring for hours on end. And when […]
Saturday at Otakon this year our photographer Adam Etheridge nabbed a whole passel of pictures of great cosplays, including a number of outstanding groups. He even managed to sneak in a shot of the ice cold water guy! Among the many cosplayers Adam got photos of is Maki Roll, in her amazing Ryuko in Senketsu armor […]
How do you forget the long line problems that plagued Otakon 2014? Chat with Yaya Han! Interviewer Lauren Grant talked to cosplay superstar Yaya Han about Super Sonico, cosplay as fun, mastering Google Fu other fun topics. And check out the photos by Adam Etheridge and AshB Images!
Last issue, series launch artist Adrian Alphona was replaced by Jake Wyatt, who did an estimable job on Ms. Marvel #6. This issue he committed what is a cardinal art sin in my mind — resorting to turning a character into a chibi version to express an extreme reaction. First, let me say I understand […]
Sunday at Boston Comic Con might have had as many cosplayers on site as Saturday did, but most of them seemed to be headed right to the Cosplay Contest pre-judging, so the number of random floor shots is smaller. But still there was an impressive display of cosplayers and costumes wandering the show floor. Among the […]
Cyborg and Beast Boy drag Raven all over Boston Comic Con 2014. Can even Raven save them from their mischief? Or will the eternally grumpy Raven leave them to their fates? Filmed at the Boston Comic Con 2014 Beast Boy is Brian W. Raven is Tatiana A. Cyborg is Kurt B.
Despite an initial problem that frustrated many attendees looking to do an early pickup of their badges, Otakon 2014 was by all accounts a success, and as usual featured many outstanding cosplayers and costumes. We had Adam Etheridge on the scene at the Baltimore Convention Center, and he supplied us with these excellent images.
One of our contributing photographers, Alex Valderana, is also the man behind the webseries Nightwing: Escalation, and it has just launched its second season, this year with a new, more feline, lead. In addition to being writer, producer and director, Alex plays Agent Brooks. Check out what he has to say about it below. “Hey Nightwingers […]
For a second year in a row, Boston Comic Con was held at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. While I have no official numbers yet, it seemed clear that the con set a record, not only for total attendance (after all, it was three days long for the first time) but likely also for single day […]
If you are going to do a gijinka (humanized or anthropomorphic for those not up on Japanese cosplay terms) version of Ampharos from Pokemon, doing it in the style of the movie Burlesque is a great choice. That is what Jess from Jaycee Cosplay did at ConnectiCon in July, and our photo editor, Kiera from […]
At Otakon 2014, we interviewed many cosplayers about this question: “What is something you should never say to a cosplayer?” The answers are as varied and interesting as the cosplayers themselves, but one general trend seems to emerge throughout — don’t say something judgmental. Check out the answers in the video below, from the funny (the […]
OK, I have said before that the Reporter’s Notebook style article should happen during an event, but, hey, I was tired. That said, below are my impressions of this year’s Boston Comic Con, it’s second at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. Line management and volunteer workforce size has improved, but both still need […]
One the bright side, at least no one has been offered time in the ball pit. Last night hundreds of people, possibly more than one thousand, waited in line for three hours or more to pick up their pre-registration badges at Otakon, and the vast majority of them left empty-handed. While that would be enough […]
At this point in the summer we are in the thick of Summer Anime Season. As a general note pilots can be rough. While they give an idea of what the series will become the show can radically change once the show gets its bearings. With that in mind and since most anime are currently […]
In late June, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Long Island played host to Eternal Con, a two-day convention for comic book enthusiasts and pop culture fans alike. Among the guests were comic book movie veteran Ray Park, Colossus from the X-Men movies Daniel Cudmore and wrestler Mick Foley. Our own photo editor Kiera […]
The new Disney XD TV series Star Wars Rebels won’t premier until October, but producers of the new animated series Lucasfilm Animation and Disney Television Animation have released a 7:40 clip of the opening episode. And it is exciting, familiar and does an excellent job of getting you involved in the characters and their situation right […]
If Farscape and Star Wars had a baby, and it grew up to be a stand-up comedian, it would be Guardians of the Galaxy. That is high praise, by the way not a dig. Guardians takes the best crazy alien design and super advanced tech ideas of Farscape and blends them with the awesome action […]
Cosplayers, science fiction and horror fans, and just fans of movies in general, a legend has passed on today. Dick Smith, who many of you may not know, died today, according to Variety.com and his protege and longtime friend Rick Baker. If you have been inspired by movie make up to get into cosplay or […]
After growing up in a household with a big Dragon Ball Z fan (my older brother) and being the butt of his many random Kamehameha attacks I felt compelled to watch the new Dragon Ball Z film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. And because the Dragon Ball series played a roll, or shall I […]
Nothing is true, everything is permitted. It’s that time of the year again where we can take to the rooftops, use our Eagle Vision, traverse the rooftops, and air assassinate Templars. Assassin’s Creed Unity is on its way to consoles this Fall, with a lot of changes coming our way from previous games. The new […]
While there were some outstanding video teasers and trailers shown during the recent Comic Con International: San Diego, it seems like the most exciting ones have been held until the day after the con closed. First up is the shorter of the two, the new trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. […]
Yesterday we posted a block of videos first displayed at Comic Con International: San Diego, and today we have a few more. The most exciting for me is the look at season 3 of Arrow, but that is because I know how good this show is already. Moving the action shown in the flashbacks off […]
The 2014 iteration of Comic Con International: San Diego (more commonly known by its older name of San Diego Comic Con) is now two days old, and already we have seen plenty of videos, trailers and teasers for upcoming TV shows. Below we’ve aggregated some of the best. Let’s start with the video that greeted […]
Time to play with guns, guns, and more guns. Because one of the craziest co-op games is making its return to consoles this year, in the form of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. For those of you who never played a Borderlands title before, it is a four-player co-op, first person shooter with RPG elements. Though Borderlands […]