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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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Con Reports

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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Con & Events News

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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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Sunday Part 1!

Posted April 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Well, even on Sunday we took enough pictures of excellent cosplayers at this year’s Anime Boston to split the total into two galleries. In this group of photos you can find cosplayers like Ryuu Lavitz, Cosplay Dad, Lady Cels and Midge Scully, and many others. All photos were taken at our table for promoting our upcoming […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Saturday, Part 2!

Posted April 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Time for the second chunk of photos from Saturday at Anime Boston. Get ready for another gigantic gallery of more that 130 images, from cosplayers such as HaruVamp, Leeleethebunny Cosplay, more from Danielle Beaulieu and Jasper Sardonicus with a whole crew of Tarics, Vanity Fox, and then joining Leeleethebunny in an Evangelion group are Ms. […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Saturday, Part 1!

Posted April 9, 2015 by Rodney Brown

So many photos from Saturday at Anime Boston 2015 — I almost decided to make three galleries instead of two. But, breaking it into two comes in about 15 pics under my 150 limit for each gallery, so for this and the next one, really be patient while the galleries load. In today’s gallery, some […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Friday, Part 2!

Posted April 8, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Man, did I take lots of pictures at the recent Anime Boston, held at the Hynes Convention Center. Well, to be fair, I shot a lot, as did my Nerd Caliber fellow contributor Crash: The Photos using my camera and setup, and Benn Robbins, one of our photography panelists at our upcoming first ever convention, Cosplay And Photography […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Friday, Part 1!

Posted April 7, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At Anime Boston this year, we were lucky enough to have a table in the main hallway (called Con Row by the AB staff) along with other local conventions to promote our first con, Cosplay And Photography Expo. This allowed me to set up a backdrop and some lights, and other Nerd Caliber contributors along […]

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MAGfest Cosplay Gallery From KBV Photography!

Posted April 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

While we work through the some 2000 images from Anime Boston, check out this great gallery of game-focused cosplayers from MAGfest earlier this year. Our own KBV Photography was there to capture all the costumed awesomeness. And for a super-comprehensive overview of the indie games on display there, check out Gallant-Z’s article that runs down […]

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CPAC 2015 Cosplay Gallery By Adam Etheridge!

Posted April 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Castle Point Anime Convention is a one-day event held in Hoboken, NJ, overlooking New York City. It was held this past weekend and we had our man Adam Etheridge there to take pictures of the talented cosplayers. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, […]

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The April Fool’s Day Misty Mystery

Posted April 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At what seems like noon Pacific time today, dozens of cosplayers around the world posted to Facebook that they were planning on cosplaying the same character at a non-existent convention, in what seems to be one of the most elaborate April Fool’s Day pranks of the day. Dozens of cosplayers — mostly women, but some […]

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Great Advice On How Not To Creep

Posted March 31, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Recently Avalon Cosplay hosted a panel at CPAC on how to be safe while cosplaying at conventions, and a significant portion of the panel was targeted at fans, with advice on how to behave so as not to be a creeper. She posted the major points of that part on her Facebook page, and gave us […]

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Cool Infinite Crisis Cosplays by Cool By Proxy!

Posted March 27, 2015 by E. Ortiz

At PAX East 2015 we got a chance to interview and do a photo shoot of Cool By Proxy, who were working at the Warner Bros. booth for the game Infinite Crisis. That is why they are in cosplays of Zatanna and Green Lantern in two of their more rare and unique game skins — Arcane Zatanna and […]

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D&D Meets Hyrule: Barbarian Link and Oracle Zelda!

Posted March 24, 2015 by E. Ortiz

In his Reporter’s Notebook blog from PAX East 2015, Rodney Brown mentioned how he noticed that many relatively new cosplayers had impressive costumes, and having an experienced mentor was a common thread. This is somewhat the case in this cosplay of Oracle Zelda and Barbarian Link by experienced Lisa Lou Who and K-Wall’s Prop Shop, who was cosplaying at […]

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Street Fighter Balrog Cosplay Is Too Good To Be Real

Posted March 23, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Lamark “No Sleep” Ingram’s interpretation of one of Street Fighter‘s legendary combatants is amazing and epic. Check out these amazing photos of Lamark’s cosplay, taken by Willie Brown of Double Stomp Productions.

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Kohalu Gender Bends League’s Morgana Perfectly!

Posted March 20, 2015 by E. Ortiz

The first combo of photo shoot and video interview from PAX East 2015 is of a Californian who came all the way over to Boston to check out the largest gamer-focused convention in the country. Kohalu Cosplay nails the sultry poses of Morgana in the shoot, and talks about why he chose the character and how […]

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Maya Murphy is Cersei Lannister! Beautiful Shots by Alex Valderana

Posted March 13, 2015 by E. Ortiz

New York Comic Con 2014 was the con that keeps on giving. These beautiful shots of Maya Murphy‘s Cercei Lannister cosplay were taken by Alex Valderana Photography at the largest nerd convention in the U.S. last October.

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday

Posted March 12, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The last day of PAX East 2015 had fewer cosplayers attending the con in costume, as is the case with all cons. But those that did cosplay were excellent, as always. In this gallery are cosplayers like HaruVamp, Myratheon Cosplay (twice) and BelleChere, among others. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the […]

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday

Posted March 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at PAX East 2015 was much busier than Friday, and the fact that there are 90 images in the gallery below shows that. But that number is still below previous years, and it backs up the observation I made that there were fewer cosplayers this year than in the past few. That said, the […]

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Creative Uncommon Cosplay: 3/1-3/7

Posted March 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

This is the second in our 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 […]

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday

Posted March 10, 2015 by Rodney Brown

If you read my Reporter’s Notebook about PAX East 2015, you will remember that I foolishly left my camera gear at home, and by the time I got back to the convention, I had lost about four hours of shooting time. So, this gallery from the first day, Friday, is one of the smallest ones […]

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Top 5 Dangers Of Making Costumes At Home

Posted March 10, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Making a costume is harmless, right? Wrong. There are many dangers to making a costume in your home. Some of these dangers you wouldn’t necessarily think of when you first start off making a cosplay. After collecting all your pieces that you need to make a costume, you now have the job to ensure that […]

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PAX East 2015 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted March 9, 2015 by Rodney Brown

PAX East 2015 is in the record books, and below I have a series of short observations and impressions about the latest version of Boston’s largest annual convention, in the style of the traditional journalist’s tool the Reporter’s Notebook. Many things were good, some were bad (some very, very bad) but all were interesting. Read […]

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Fairy Tail Cosplay Fires Up Katsucon!

Posted March 5, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Not only does Alex of Alex Valderana Photography take great pictures, he also a great interviewer! And today at Nerd Caliber, Alex interviews cosplayers Succubus Cosplay and Lady Kaylee Cosplay who are dressed as the cat-like Millianna and the tough Erza Scarlet with her Sea Empress armor, both characters from the popular Fairy Tail manga and anime. Filmed and shot at Katsucon […]

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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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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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Katsucon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from Micro Kitty Cosplay, Part 2

Posted February 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Here is the second half of the shots taken by Micro Kitty Cosplay from Katsucon 2015, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland just outside of Washington DC. Among the cosplayers in this second batch of 100 images are LuckyGrim Cosplay, Jaycee Cosplay, Bethany Maddock and Kamui Cosplay. Nearly unrecognizable is Boston’s Deadpool, […]

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Awesome Cammy Cosplay by Animated Reality

Posted February 18, 2015 by E. Ortiz

At Katsucon 2015, Dollicious took a break from cosplaying her own amazing creations to be an interviewer for us. Here she interviews Leigh of Animated Reality Entertainment about her impressive Cammy coplay from Street Fighter. After watching the video, check out the amazing images from photographer Cantera Image.

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Katsucon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from Micro Kitty Cosplay, Part 1

Posted February 17, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We had an outstanding team at Katsucon this year, including Micro Kitty Cosplay who moved from on camera interviewer as she had been at previous cons for us to behind the lens photographer. She brought back exactly 200 images from the convention held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland just outside of […]

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