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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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Miggy Jagger Talks ‘Heroes of Cosplay’, Armor Making

Posted June 17, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interview Heroes of Cosplay’s Miggy Jagger about the show (where he goes by his real name Miguel) as well as his awesome and obscure Star Wars cosplay at Hartford Comic Con 2014, held in Hartford, Conn., at the end of May. Interview conducted by Spectra Cosplay. Photos by Cantera Cosplay and FirstPerson Shooter.    

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Walker Stalker Boston Cosplay Gallery

Posted June 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Big crowds shuffled and stumbled into the Westin Waterfront Hotel in South Boston this past weekend for the Boston appearance of Walker Stalker Con, a zombie-themed convention focused very heavily on the TV series The Walking Dead. While there were guests from other zombie or horror titles at the show, including Judith O’Dea and Russ […]

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The AnimeNEXT 2014 Cosplay Music (Kinda) Video

Posted June 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Below you can find our collection of music video and skits that took place at AnimeNEXT 2014. Special Thanks to Spectra Marvelous, Cantera Cosplay and Alex Valderana Photography. We hope you enjoy this different take on the cosplay music video. Camerawork: E. Ortiz and Alex Valderana Editor: E. Ortiz

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Negative Stacey is Mad Moxxi at AnimeNext 2014!

Posted June 11, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interviewed Negative Stacey about her awesome Mad Moxxi cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014, held this past weekend at the Garden State Exhibit Center in New Jersey. After the video, check out the photos by Cantera Cosplay.  

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TerrorCon Cosplay Gallery, Day 2!

Posted June 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While the crowds coming to TerrorCon on Sunday might have been even bigger than Saturday, there were fewer cosplayers or costumers. With no costume contest that day, most of the crowd seemed to be interested in meeting wrestler Kane, and while some showed up wearing his trademark red mask, it wasn’t quite cosplay. But that […]

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Leeleethebunny Spreads Her Angelus Wings!

Posted June 9, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interviewed Leeleethebunny Cosplay about her awesome Angelus cosplay at the inaugural Hartford Comic Con 2014. Angelus is a character from the larger Spawn universe, created by Todd McFarlane. Our resident Whovian, Mike Carroll, was the lucky one to get to do the interview. Below check out our video interview with her and then some photos of her Angelus cosplay taken […]

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TerrorCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Day 1

Posted June 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The people behind the incredibly successful Rhode Island Comic Con held their first summer convention at the Rhode Island Convention Center last weekend, TerrorCon. While the attendance didn’t meet the crazy levels set by the first two Rhode Island Comic Cons, the fans in attendance got to meet such horror entertainment stalwarts as Michael Jai […]

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Hartford Comic Con Cosplay Gallery & Contest, Day 2!

Posted June 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Hartford Comic Con was a brand new two-day convention held in Hartford, Conn., last weekend. The city that insurance and Mark Twain made famous hosted the premier of the new convention, and on Sunday it held the Cosplay Contest, judged by cosplay guests BelleChere and Miggy Jagger, as well as well-known New England cosplayers Jonny […]

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And Hel Came To Hartford Comic Con!

Posted June 5, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with BelleChere, cosplaying as Hel, the Asgardian queen of the underworld and a nemesis to Marvel’s The Mighty Thor. BelleChere, as one of the most well-known cosplayers in the world, needs no introduction as she is renowned for her incredibly challenging and detailed costumes. But she was part of […]

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Hartford Comic Con Cosplay Gallery, Day 1!

Posted June 3, 2014 by Rodney Brown

There is a new comic book convention in New England, and it made a grand entrance onto the convention scene this past weekend. Hartford Comic Con, held in Hartford, Conn., naturally, was a two-day convention that drew in comic book guests like Jimmy Cheung and Ron Marz; pop culture guests like Liam McIntyre from Spartacus […]

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Debut! Nadyasonika as Raven from Teen Titans

Posted June 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Hartford Comic Con 2014 was not only the debut of a new convention, but the debut cosplay in the US of Nadyasonika as Raven from Teen Titans! Nadya was a cosplay guest at the con, coming all the way to New England from Mexico, and we were lucky enough to get photos, by Firstperson Shooter and […]

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Nadyasonika is Catwoman – Hartford Comic Con 2014

Posted June 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our first video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Nadyasonika, cosplaying as Catwoman, famous villainess from the Batman universe. Nadya is an internationally known cosplayer, hailing from Mexico. She is a model outside of cosplay, and is also a talented crafter, making detailed costumes and props for her costumes, from the worlds of anime, video games and comics. […]

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The Real Problem With Sexy Cosplay

Posted May 30, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Editor’s Note: This is a transcript of a video hosted by Ardella Cosplay. Ardella Cosplay is a wonderful cosplayer from Australia and recently she made a video that tackles the controversial topic of  sexual cosplays in the cosplay community. The video is available below for those that prefer to watch it. You can find out […]

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MomoCon 2014 Photography Gallery by Bentpic5!

Posted May 26, 2014 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2014 was held this past weekend at the Hilton and the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. This con has gone from a small free con hosted by a college club into a top con to be at in the Southeast. This year it reached a new high of 14,600 attendees, which is a 20 percent increase from […]

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Pop Culture Expo Gallery, Day 1!

Posted May 26, 2014 by Rodney Brown

A new convention tried to establish itself over this past weekend in Massachusetts. While most estimates were that the overall attendance at Pop Culture Expo in Wilmington, Mass., was quite significantly below what the promoters were hoping for, the number and quality of cosplayers was pleasantly surprising. I was lucky enough to be asked to be […]

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A Study in Ren Faire Scarlet!

Posted May 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While I was at the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire last weekend, I was thrilled to run into my friend and model Scarlet Renarde, who was working for not one, but two vendors!  The good folks at both Aetas Designs and Lost Art Chains were kind enough to allow me to haul Scarlet around the faire […]

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New Hampshire Ren Faire 2014 Photo Gallery!

Posted May 22, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Over the middle two weekends in May, the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire brought fans of all things medieval to the woods of Kingston, N.H. Well, to be accurate, all kinds of historical periods were covered, from the High Middle ages of the War of the Roses period, exemplified by the armored combat demonstration group from Maine, […]

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PAX East 2014 Gallery by KBV Photography!

Posted May 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The fun from PAX East 2014 continues in this new gallery of cosplayers shot by our own KBV Photography at the biggest gaming convention on the East Coast. So return with us to halls of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Yoko Littner Blazes Away at Zenkaikon 2014!

Posted May 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

There was no chance any mechas were going to invade Zenkaikon late last month, with Yoko Littner on the job. Yoko is actually Ichigei Cosplay, and the photos were taken by our own KBV Photography at Zenkaikon’s home base of the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. Below check out the fantastic photos of […]

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BioShock Cosplayers ‘Tear’ Through PAX East 2014

Posted May 8, 2014 by Rodney Brown

During the recent PAX East 2014 convention in Boston, our Kiera Vallone took a trio of BioShock Infinite cosplayers off to a location shoot, with glorious results. Joining Kiera as Elizabeth was Lady Ava, the Booker was Dymatrex Zofur and Daisy was ChibiTifa. After the break, check out all the shots, both serious and marvelously goofy! […]

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Holy Free Comic Book Day, Batgirl!

Posted May 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

What happens when none other than Gail Simone, comic book writer par excellence, is a guest at a comic book store in Manchester, New Hampshire? The crowds wrap around the strip mall, more people line up than attend many smaller conventions, and the cosplayers show up in droves. At least that is what happened when […]

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Zenkaikon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Adam Etheridge!

Posted April 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

We were lucky enough to have Adam Etheridge shooting for us at last weekend’s Zenkaikon, held at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. In the area considered to be ground central for the Pennsylvania Amish community, thousands of anime, comics, games and science fiction fans gathered, many of them in glorious cosplay. Check […]

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Double Stomp Profile: Beagle K Cosplay as Alex Mercer!

Posted April 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Guest Writer: Willie Brown, Double Stomp Productions As a cosplay photographer, I run into a lot of great cosplayers, who I not only get the opportunity to do a photo shoot with, but also — my favorite thing — get to build a relationship with and become great friends! One of those people is one […]

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Sunday Cosplay Gallery from PAX East 2014

Posted April 21, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2014 was not as crowded as Saturday, but if you try to guess by how much based on the lines at the food vendors, the answer was “not much.” And the number of cosplayers was, one could logically assume, somewhat less than on Saturday, but again it was tough the tell […]

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Anime Boston 2014 Cosplay Pics by KBV Photography!

Posted April 19, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Anime Boston was held a few weeks ago in chilly late March, and our photography editor KBV Photography was in attendance, grabbing shots of the anime cosplay goodness. Not surprisingly, the immensely popular anime Kill La Kill was the focus of many of the cosplayers. Nudist Beach group shots, anyone?  

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Cosplayer Alert! Michaels Stores Data Breach Put 3M Credit Cards At Risk

Posted April 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The arts and crafts supply chain Michaels Stores Inc. today revealed the potential scope of a data breach it first reported back in January, and it is a doozy. According to reports, as many as 3 million credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen from the chain, and its subsidiary, Aaron Brothers. According […]

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Lisa Lou Who’s Officer Vi Cosplay Packs a Punch!

Posted April 17, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At PAX East 2014, we interviewed Lisa Lou Who as she was cosplaying Officer Vi from the uber-popular game League of Legends! In our video, she talks about the game’s popularity and the difficulty of making giant robot hands. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing FirstPerson Shooter!

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Holly Conrad’s Heroic Dragon Age Cosplay at PAX East 2014!

Posted April 16, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At PAX East 2014 we interviewed Heroes of Cosplay, Crabcat Industries and The Nerdist’s Holly Conrad as she was cosplaying from the new Dragon Age: Inquisition video game! In our video, she talks about her crafting approach and her love of costuming. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the […]

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Saturday Cosplay Gallery from PAX East 2014

Posted April 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

PAX East 2014, held this past weekend at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, saw pretty big crowds all three days, but Saturday had the biggest crowd, and the most cosplayers. Partly that was because of Mass Effect cosplay meetups, League of Legends cosplay meetups, and a costume contest, the male winner of which was […]

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