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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Harley Attacks GraniteCon & More Cosplay Pics From Nate Buchman

Posted September 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Granite State Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Nate Buchman!

Posted September 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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BronyCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – KBV Photography!

Posted September 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The convention for all things My Little Pony, BronyCon, was held in August in Baltimore. Our own KBV Photography was there to capture all the magical friendship photos.

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Costume Contest Video!

Posted September 12, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Joker Versus The Cosplayers of Gen Con 2014

Posted September 10, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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?

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Sunday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Skeletor Tickles All The Funny Bones at BOSTON COMIC CON 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 by E. Ortiz

In this video, our boneheaded man on the scene, Unemployed Skeletor, takes on all the cosplayers of the Boston Comic Con 2014.

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Saturday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 7, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Saturday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPersonShooter

Posted September 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Friday DragonCon Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Cosplay Marriage Proposal at GEN CON 2014

Posted September 5, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Sunday

Posted September 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Saturday

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Friday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 1, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Thursday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted August 31, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 — Friday

Posted August 30, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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DragonCon 2014 Gallery By Bentpic5 – Thursday

Posted August 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Epic Kill La Kill Cosplay by Sarah Fong and C&C Cosplay Factory

Posted August 27, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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  

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Ely Renae is Ganondof at Otakon 2014!

Posted August 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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.  

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Otakon 2014 Cosplay Gallery — Saturday!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Yaya Han is Super Sonico at Otakon 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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!    

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery — Sunday!

Posted August 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Teen Titans Assemble At Boston Comic Con 2014

Posted August 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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.  

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Otakon 2014 Cosplay Gallery: Friday!

Posted August 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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.

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery – Saturday

Posted August 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Spotlight Gallery: Jaycee Cosplay as Ampharos

Posted August 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Otakon 2014: What You Should Never Say To A Cosplayer

Posted August 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Eternal Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted August 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Awesome Velma: Zombie Hunter by Alpha Team Cosplay

Posted July 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interviewed Alpha Team Cosplay about her alternative version cosplay of one of the key members of Mystery Inc. at AnimeNEXT 2014. Jinkies, indeed! Photos by Cantera Cosplay.  

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Lolita’s Requiem is Ryūko Matoi! Kill La Kill Cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014

Posted July 23, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interview Lolita’s Requiem about her Kill La Kill cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014. While there were plenty of Ryūko Matoi cosplayers at the New Jersey convention in mid-June, she managed to pull off Senketsu’s Blade Flash form. Photos by Cantera Cosplay.

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ConnectiCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday!

Posted July 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Couldn’t get enough cosplay goodness from the Saturday gallery of photos from this year’s ConnectiCon? Then you are in luck, because here we have the Sunday photos. While the number is less than half that of Saturday’s gallery, the quality is still top notch.

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Hipster Post: We Knew ‘Real Life Peter Griffin’ When

Posted July 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The Internet is blowing up over the phenomenally accurate cosplayer Real Life Peter Griffin, who was doing standup to fill time during the judges’ deliberations at the most recent Great Allentown Comic Con. But we were lucky enough to have our own Unemployed Skeletor interview him at New York Comic Con last fall. Watch as […]

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ConnectiCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday!

Posted July 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The old guard convention in Hartford, Conn., is ConnectiCon, an anime-heavy general nerd interest convention held at the Connecticut Convention Center, right on the edge of the Connecticut River. While ConnectiCon is experiencing the pains of being a convention more than a decade old, it still manages to draw some of the most talented cosplayers in […]

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Happy 238th Birthday, America!

Posted July 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

OK, I know it is the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, not the actual birth of the country, but who lets facts get in the way of celebrating? Not us ‘Mericans! Below is a gallery of some of my favorite shots of cosplayers celebrating the red, white and blue. Not all are […]

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ChibiNeko Shoots Straights as Yoko Littner!

Posted July 4, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Row! Row! Interview the power! We interviewed ChibiNeko Cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014 about her awesome Yoko Littner costume from the anime Gurren Lagann. The photographer was Cantera Cosplay.    

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HeroesCon 2014 Gallery, Part One

Posted July 1, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Double Stomp Productions was at HeroesCon and sent us these wonderful photos of some of the great cosplayers that were there this year. Below is part one of the con coverage from Double Stomp’s Willie Brown. Keep checking back on Nerd Caliber to see Part Two, and don’t forget to visit Double Stomp Productions’ Facebook […]

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Nin10dork Drops the Bass at AnimeNEXT!

Posted June 30, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from AnimeNEXT 2014 is with Nin10dork, cosplaying as Bass from the popular Mega Man video game series! Photos by Cantera Cosplay!  

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Jaime Poison Casts a Spell as Scarlet Witch!

Posted June 29, 2014 by E. Ortiz

More cosplay goodness from the city that actuarial tables built! Our latest video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Jaime Poison, cosplaying as The Scarlet Witch! Photos by Cantera Cosplay and FirstPerson Shooter!  

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Mermaids Discovered at ColossalCon!

Posted June 27, 2014 by Rodney Brown

ColossalCon is a convention held at a summer waterpark resort in Ohio in early June – a con also featuring a zoo and a baby animal petting park. At the most recent ColossalCon, our photographer KBV Photography and Cosplay was there to capture images of these One Piece mermaid cosplayers. There are two Caimie cosplayer, Barracuda Cosplay and […]

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Why Is Attack On Titan So Popular?

Posted June 26, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Shingeki no Kyojin. SnK. Even the awful English translation “Attack on Titan” (seriously, I avoided this anime for the first couple of weeks thinking it was a super-cheesy science fiction story). Whatever you call it, there can be no question that it is incredibly popular. At AnimeNEXT 2014, we ask Attack On Titan cosplayers about […]

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Killer Photos of Chucky by Nethicite Cosplay

Posted June 26, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Way back last October, photographer John Shek took these scary pictures at London Film and Comic Con. Appropriately spooky Chucky is Nethicite Cosplay. We hope you enjoy the pictures, and it starts you thinking about this Halloween.

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Echo Endless Is She-Hulk From Hartford Comic Con!

Posted June 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Somebody call a lawyer! Preferably a green one. Our latest video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Echo Endless, cosplaying as She-Hulk! Photos by Cantera Cosplay and FirstPerson Shooter!    

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The Cosplay Wonders of Polychrome Dreams

Posted June 24, 2014 by E. Ortiz

In another of our irregular series highlighting individual cosplayers, we spotlight the creative works of Polychrome Dreams, a talented cosplayer from the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region.  

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AnimeNEXT Saturday Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted June 24, 2014 by Rodney Brown

AnimeNEXT was held earlier this month, and photographer Adam Etheridge captured images of some of the outstanding cosplayers in this gallery from Saturday. In addition to cosplayers like Kayla Ann Cosplay, Negative Stacey, Inochii/Nerdy Lolita  and our very own Spectra Marvelous, Adam shot quite a few groups, showing off not only their cosplays but their organizational skills. […]

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Special Cosplay at ‘Special Edition New York City’

Posted June 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While most opinions are that New York City Comic Con’s “Special Edition New York City,” held two weekends ago in Manhattan, was a little underwhelming from both a content standpoint and in the number of cosplayers that attended, there was still enough for Adam Etheridge to produce a solid gallery of more than 100 images. Among […]

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Tinkerbell Cosplay by Trinket Cosplay

Posted June 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Continuing with our interviews from AnimeNEXT 2014, we have Trinket Cosplay in her awesome Tinkerbell cosplay from the hit TV show Once Upon A Time. You can check out our other interviews, photo galleries and more fun from AnimeNEXT 2014 by clicking here. Photos by Cantera Cosplay.  

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Dear Cons: Stop Using Complaints As Excuses for Discrimination

Posted June 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

New York City Comic Con’s “Special Edition New York City” event was held last weekend and by most reports, it was a good time. Except for a writer for the site Bleeding Cool, who describes in well-crafted detail her humiliation at the hands of the staff of SENYC. Her crime? Allegedly, being too revealing, but the […]

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Scarlet Stepford Blooms as Poison Ivy at AnimeNEXT

Posted June 18, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interview Scarlet Stepford about her awesome Poison Ivy cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014. Photos by Cantera Cosplay and Alex Valderana Photography. Interview by Alex Valderana.  

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AnimeNEXT Friday Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted June 17, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Among our team covering AnimeNEXT this year was New Jersey-based photographer Adam Etheridge. For this gallery, he delivered nearly 175 images from just the first day of the three-day convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ, earlier this month. Adam captured images of a great variety of cosplayers, including Negative Stacey as Mad Moxxi and […]

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