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Summer Heat: Jubilee Swimsuit Cosplay!

Posted July 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

On this weekend of fireworks all around the United States, it is only fitting we bring you a gallery of Marvel’s own mutant fireworks factory, Jubilee! Jubilation Lee, in a summer outfit and definitely not in her later vampire form, is cosplayed by Pixie Belle Cosplay, and the set was shot by Crash: The Photos. […]

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Con Reports

Saturday MASSive Comic Con Gallery, Part 1!

Posted July 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Even though it was an inaugural event, MASSive Comic Con held in Worcester, MA, this past weekend was a big hit, based on the number of cosplayer photos I took. For Saturday alone of the two-day event, I have enough photos to create three 100-images galleries, so here is the first one. In this gallery are a […]

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NorthEast Comic Con 2015 Gallery!

Posted July 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

I was only able to get to Northeast Comic Con on Sunday when it was held at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, a few weekends ago. But, despite having a rough inaugural convention last year, there was still enough cosplayers in attendance to get nearly 100 photos on Sunday alone. Having Adam West as a […]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic Cosplay Gallery by Howell’s Visions, Sunday!

Posted July 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

As is always the case at a convention, Sunday at Anime Mid-Atlantic saw fewer cosplayers than previous days filling up the Chesapeake Conference Center in the city of Chesapeake, VA. Once again, Howell’s Visions Photography went there to take pictures for us, following on from his gallery from Friday and Saturday. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the […]

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BelleChere’s Squirrel Girl Cosplay is Nuts!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At the recent inaugural MASSive Comic Con held in Worcester, MA, international cosplay superstar BelleChere was a guest and cosplay contest judge. On Saturday of the two-day convention she debuted her awesome version of Squirrel Girl — Marvel’s most powerful rodent-based superhero. Check out her interview below by Lois Lane (actually the multi-talented cosplayer FergyK) […]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic Cosplay Gallery by Howell’s Visions, Saturday!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Anime Mid-Atlantic is a convention held at the Chesapeake Conference Center in the city of Chesapeake, VA. Howell’s Visions Photography went there to take pictures for us, and following on from his gallery from Friday is this one from the second day of the anime-focused (but clearly not exclusive) convention. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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Cosplay & Style

Borderlands Cosplay Party Rocked NYC

Posted June 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

As the nerd culture becomes a greater part of overall culture, nerd events in general, and cosplay events in particular that are not a convention are becoming more common. Case in point, the recent 8-Bit Bash: The Pre-Sequel — a Borderlands-focused cosplay night at the club Stout NYC. We sent Johnny Daggers to the party put […]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic Cosplay Gallery by Howell’s Visions, Friday!

Posted June 29, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Keeping the anime fans happy in the Commonwealth of Virginia is Anime Mid-Atlantic, a convention held at the Chesapeake Conference Center in the city of Chesapeake (oddly enough, which is not on Chesapeake Bay). This year we were lucky enough to get Howell’s Visions Photography to take pictures for us, and first up is this gallery from […]

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EternalCon Cosplay Gallery from KBV Photography!

Posted June 28, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The summer con season is well upon us. Two weekends ago we had photographers at a handful of conventions including Long Island’s EternalCon. Held each year at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Eternal Con is a comic con that has grown into a general nerd and pop culture convention. We sent KBV Photography […]

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AnimeNEXT Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge, Saturday

Posted June 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The NJ-based anime convention AnimeNEXT continues to produce content for us. Now we have the third and final set of shots taken by Adam Etheridge at the recent convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. In the set you can find Mark Hyrullian Cosplay in his amazing Thor armor, and Kayla Ann Cosplay as a perfect Janine […]

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AnimeNEXT Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge, Friday, Part 2!

Posted June 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from AnimeNEXT is the second half of the shots taken Friday by Adam Etheridge at the recent convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than the […]

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AnimeNEXT Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge, Friday, Part 1!

Posted June 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Once again this year we had our man in the Garden State, Adam Etheridge, hit up AnimeNEXT, held a couple weekends ago at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The summer staple of the East Coast anime cosplay community again produced a pile of excellent cosplays for Adam to shoot, and this is the […]

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Behind The Scenes Of A Summer Cosplay Photo Shoot

Posted June 22, 2015 by Luis Correa

(Ed. Note: The multi-talented Luis Correa goes by the name Crash: The Photos as a photographer.) Lady Yumie Cosplay can be summed up in one word – incredible. During a recent photo shoot, Lady Yumie debuted her new casual Sailor Neptune costume. The cosplay combined the timeless look of Sailor Neptune with a more realistic […]

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Comic Books

HeroesCon Cosplay Gallery from Double Stomp!

Posted June 21, 2015 by Rodney Brown

For more than 30 years, HeroesCon has brought comic book creators and fans together in Charlotte, NC, for a celebration focused very strongly on heroic comics. This year the convention is being held this weekend, still going on as I type this. Sure, there is a very large Indie representation, but it is the superhero […]

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When Cosplay Becomes ‘Causeplay’

Posted June 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

If you have been a fan of cosplay for any real number of years, you probably know who Meagan Marie is. A former games industry journalist, she is now inside the industry itself, working as Community & Communications Manager for Crystal Dynamics, the maker of the recent Lara Croft reboots. So it makes sense that […]

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Final Fantasy VII Cosplay Retrospective!

Posted June 16, 2015 by Rodney Brown

In light of the news from yesterday’s Sony E3 press conference that Square Enix will remake Final Fantasy VII, here are a bunch of cosplayers portraying characters from that game. According to the website Final Fantasy World Apart, that could include Cloud Strife, Aeris Gainsborough, Barret Wallace, Tifa Lockhart, Red XIII, Cid Highwind, Cait Sith, Yuffie […]

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Summer Heat: Agent Carter Swimsuit Cosplay!

Posted June 15, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Imagine you are WWII-era super spy Peggy Carter and you have been assigned to an American battleship on a hot, sunny day. What would you do? For cosplayer FergyK it was clear — Agent Carter would grab that new-fangled two-piece bathing suit and get some sun wherever she wanted to. The battleship is the USS […]

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Summer Heat: Lilith from Darkstalkers Swimsuit Cosplay!

Posted June 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

ColossalCon continues to produce for our Summer Heat cosplay swimsuit series, and this time we have the lovely lolita Lilith, as portrayed bikini-style by Avalon Cosplay. Enjoy the images taken by KBV Photography of Lilith lounging around the pool, playing in the fountain or hanging around the rocks, but just remember, she is a succubus […]

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Summer Heat: Lady Amalthea Swimsuit Cosplay!

Posted June 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

In light of the sad passing of Christopher Lee at the age of 93 today, I am rushing out the Summer Heat set I shot just yesterday of Gwendolyn Taylor as Amalthea in a swimsuit. Lee was the voice of King Haggard in the classic animated movie The Last Unicorn, and we shot on the […]

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NYCC Special Edition 2015 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted June 10, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The spinoff convention from New York Comic Con, Special Edition NYC, was held last weekend on the East River in Manhattan again. Unlike last year, which featured both comic creators and celebrity guests, the 2015 version of the convention was devoted just to creators. Based on the photos our man Cantera Image brought back from […]

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Summer Heat: X-Men Swimsuit Cosplay At ColossalCon!

Posted June 8, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Since ColossalCon is held every June at the Kalahari Resort, with its own waterpark, it is no surprise that swimsuit cosplays are a common sight. This year we had a number of people covering the con, and one of our newest contributors, photographer The Portrait Dude (Wes), captured this outstanding group of X-Men ladies in […]

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MomoCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery By Double Stomp Productions

Posted June 5, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Our last gallery from Atlanta’s 2015 MomoCon comes from Willie of Double Stomp Productions, also a Georgia-based photographer as is Blake of Bentpic5, whose first gallery and second one have been published. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to […]

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Fan Expo Dallas 2015 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted June 4, 2015 by E. Ortiz

When the company that runs Canada’s Fan Expo convention bought then-named Dallas Comic Con in February 2014, it only took a year to change the name to Fan Expo Dallas. This year the newly rebranded convention was held this past weekend, and we were lucky enough to get Ayden Grace Photography to take pictures of the cosplayers […]

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MomoCon Cosplay Gallery Part 2 From BentPic5!

Posted June 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Next up in our photo coverage of Atlanta’s 2015 MomoCon is the second gallery from Bentpic5, of images from Saturday and Sunday. Photo gallery tips: Once the images load, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than the preset. And to see the entire gallery as thumbnails, click on the […]

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MomoCon Cosplay Gallery Part 1 From BentPic5!

Posted June 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Atlanta’s other general nerdery convention, MomoCon, was held last weekend, and while there were some reports of increased harassing activity over previous years, most people posting on various social media venues — and in the many pictures our team there captured — seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. MomoCon had grown to about 15,000 unique […]

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Update: Cosplayer Alleges Retribution After Posting About Harassment At MomoCon

Posted June 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

(Update 6/2 at 9:35 p.m. Eastern: MomoCon has released an official statement regarding the incident. The entire text of the letter from founder and co-chair Jessica Merriman, as it appears on various sites like Anime Jam Session, is pasted at the end.) Cosplayer Luna Lanie expressed on Saturday on various social media venues about the […]

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Summer Heat: Black Widow Beach Cosplay

Posted May 28, 2015 by Rodney Brown

This may look like Black Widow in a sexy bathing suit on the Adriatic Coast near somewhere like Dubrovnik. But it is actually Enchanted Cupcake Cosplay, taken on the Nahant Beach. Whether posing glamorously with a stylish wrap, or in action stances ready to kick butt, she is always gorgeous. In case you don’t know, […]

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Comic Books

Summer Heat: Harley Quinn Beach Cosplay!

Posted May 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The first in our irregular series of cosplay swimsuit shoots is of HarleyBean Cosplay, rocking her red and black Harley Quinn bikini. Splashing in the surf, fighting an alligator, or scanning for Mr. J from a lifeguard chair (don’t ask what happened to the lifeguard), Harley is the kind of sexy that only crazy can […]

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted May 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The third day of the first ever Atlantic City Boardwalk Con was still busy, and our photographer on the scene Adam Etheridge managed to hang in for one final day to get pictures of the cosplayers who still had enough energy to get into costume. Appearing again in this gallery as they did in either or both the Friday […]

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Saturday Cosplay Gallery From Atlantic City Boardwalk Con!

Posted May 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con was held on the New Jersey shore last weekend, and our man in the tri-state region Adam Etheridge was there to capture pictures of the amazing cosplayers. In this gallery from Saturday you will find new shots of cosplayers that were also in the Friday gallery, such as Miracole Burns, Ivy Doomkitty, Abby […]

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Friday Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Gallery!

Posted May 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

After coming off a busy weekend at Wizard World Philly, our man in the tri-state region Adam Etheridge raced over to the New Jersey Coast for another busy weekend to cover the inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con. As an event organized by a team that included a couple of Marvel Comics’ top event people, it’s no […]

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Unlike The Con, Nauticon Gallery Isn’t 21+ – Much

Posted May 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Before the tourist season starts in Provincetown, Mass., the very last resort on the very tip of Cape Cod, the Provincetown Inn, is completely taken over by Nauticon. The name is both a reference to the nautical nature of P-town (as it is known), which still has a working fishing fleet, and the fact that […]

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Sunday Wizard World 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge!

Posted May 18, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia,was held last weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and our man Adam Etheridge got enough photos to have separate galleries for all three days. You can check out the gallery of photos from Friday here and the Saturday gallery is here. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back […]

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Saturday Wizard World 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge!

Posted May 17, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia,was held last weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and our man Adam Etheridge got enough photos to have separate galleries for all three days. You can check out the gallery of photos from Friday here. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, […]

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Friday Wizard World Philly 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge!

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rodney Brown

One of the linchpin conventions in the Wizard World Empire is held in the City of Brotherly Love, and this year our man in the area, Adam Etheridge, was there to get photos of the great cosplayers. The convention, officially called Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, was held last weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. […]

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Steampunk Returns to Waltham – Watch City Festival Gallery

Posted May 12, 2015 by Rodney Brown

After taking a year off in 2014, the Watch City Steampunk Festival returned to the Common in Waltham, Mass. Unlike previous years, in which it ran for two days, this year the festival was only held on Saturday, May 9. That meant that it was more crowded and full of people enjoying the alternative version of […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Cosplay Gallery by Cantera Images!

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We are not yet finished with the excellent time that was Anime Boston this year. Below you can find the gallery of photos from our contributor Cantera Image. Manny set up right next to the table we had to promote our August 15 convention, Cosplay And Photography Expo, and got some amazing images. I even […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Part 3!

Posted May 7, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Finally we have the third and last gallery of cosplay pics from Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH. When I say that I shot about as many pics as a two- or three-day convention at this one-day event, in this case that added up to 308 photos. The great folks at […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2!

Posted May 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, this year saw one of the largest gatherings of cosplayers of any FCBD event in the country — more so than many smaller conventions. Because of that, in the 8 hours of shooting pics, I took more than I do for many two- or even […]

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Awesomeness Alert! Final Fantasy Tactics’s Black Wizard

Posted May 5, 2015 by E. Ortiz

The latest in awesomeness from around the world is this Final Fantasy Tactics’s Black Wizard cosplay by Kaori Cosplay! Kaori Cosplay is from Minsk Belarus and yes, the cosplayer is using actual fire for this cosplay. See the instagram video for proof! Please don’t try this at home. Photos by D.Eugen‪     A video […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1!

Posted May 5, 2015 by Rodney Brown

There are conventions all over the East Coast that would love to get the attendance that Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, gets for it’s one day celebration of Free Comic Book Day. This year, Double Midnight employee Pat Covey, and his convention support business C2 ECO, attempted to gather the largest group photo shoot […]

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C2E2 2015 Cosplay Photo Gallery

Posted April 29, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Being based in Chicago, C2E2 is not a con we often can get to. Luckily this year we had Michael Elliott able to cover it for us, and he brought us the outstanding pics in this C2E2 015 cosplay photo gallery! Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the […]

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Spring Super MegaFest 2015 Cosplay Gallery – Sunday!

Posted April 25, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Late in the day Saturday at Spring Super MegaFest I realized I had been taking pictures all wrong. So on Sunday I got there early enough to set up at a spot where I could photograph cosplayers against the loading dock door that was painted a nice semi-matte black. Among the cosplayers in this gallery […]

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Ichibancon 2015 Cosplay Gallery By Double Stomp Productions

Posted April 24, 2015 by E. Ortiz

While IchibanCon gets its name from the fact that, as a New Year’s Eve and Day convention, it is likely the first of the year, that doesn’t mean we are the first to post a gallery from it though. Here is a gallery of the photos taken by Willie of Double Stomp Productions from Ichibancon […]

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Spring Super MegaFest 2015 Cosplay Gallery – Saturday Part 2!

Posted April 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The first Spring version of Super MegaFest was held in Marlborough last weekend, and a slew of great cosplayers showed up. While many people were lining up to see people like Radagast himself, the 6th Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, or wrestler and former host of robot battle show Arena, Chris Jericho, others enjoyed the larger dealer space and therefore […]

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Spring Super MegaFest 2015 Cosplay Gallery – Saturday Part 1!

Posted April 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Long known as one of the last cons of the New England season for its November convention in Framingham, the con known as the area’s “mini DragonCon” has expanded to a second event in the Spring. The new iteration of Super MegaFest was held in Marlborough, not Framingham as the Fall event is, and the Best Western […]

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Pokemon Featured Photo Shoot from Zenkaikon!

Posted April 20, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Lancaster is the heart of the Amish region in Pennsylvania, and the home of the anime-focused convention Zenkaikon. Our own KBV Photography was there earlier this month, to help the convention celebrate its 10th year, and took these photos of Corset Scars Cosplay as Umbreon and Iron Squid Cosplay as Professor Sycamore. Photo gallery tips: Once the […]

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Ponycon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from KBV Photography!

Posted April 16, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Fans of all things related to My Little Pony gathered in the pastures and fields of … Brooklyn, NY this past February. Our own KBV Photography was there at Ponycon NYC to capture the images of pony and brony cosplayers. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows […]

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Handsome Jack – Borderlands Cosplay by Gogo Incognito

Posted April 14, 2015 by E. Ortiz

There was no shortage of Borderlands cosplayers at PAX East 2015, and even plenty of gender bent ones. We were lucky enough to photograph and interview Gogo Incognito about her awesome interpretation of Borderlands’ Handsome Jack. Sparrow’s Song did the interview and the photos are from FirstPerson Shooter.

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Sunday Part 2!

Posted April 14, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We will have more content from Anime Boston coming up, but this is the last gallery from me, FirstPerson Shooter. All photos were taken at our table for promoting our upcoming first ever convention, Cosplay And Photography Expo, and many thanks to Anime Boston for giving us the opportunity, at the last minute. In this gallery you […]

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