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Comic Books

Happy Halloween From Vampirella!

Posted October 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

It is just a few days before All Hallow’s Eve, and in keeping with the spooky spirit, your editor in chief thought “What would make a good scary photo shoot? Vampirella would! Scary sexy!” (Yes, that is sadly a fairly accurate representation of my typical thought process.) Luckily, the talented cosplayer Panda Luna Valentine, from […]

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Game of Thrones Hits The Ren Faire!

Posted September 28, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In Southeastern Massachusetts there is one of the longest-running free-standing renaissance faires in the Northeast, King Richard’s Faire. Running from beginning of September through Columbus Day weekend each year, this year it held the second annual Game of Thrones Cosplay Contest and Trivia Contest on Saturday, Sept. 27. The two challenges are sponsored by and […]

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Cosplay Isn’t The Issue Regarding Utah Man Shot for Fake Samurai Sword

Posted September 19, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

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 […]

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Con & Events News

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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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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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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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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Dick Smith, Make-Up Master, Dies at 92

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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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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Hyrule Warriors Could Rule the Wii U

Posted July 11, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

One game that has always been a guilty pleasure of mine is one of the Dynasty Warrior games. Though they may not be the best of games, playing alongside one of my friends made for a fun time. So you could color me super surprised when I found out there was a Dynasty Warrior-style Legend […]

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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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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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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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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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Wizard World Returns to Streets of Philadelphia

Posted June 20, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

Yo, Philadelphia! The Doctor is in! The countdown is over and Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con is finally here. With convention season in full swing, the final touches are probably already on your best cosplay, whether that be something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. (In case you’re going with X-Men: Days of Future […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PAX East 2014 Day 2 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted April 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

This is the second in a series of observations about the gaming convention PAX East, happening this weekend in Boston. This type of coverage has a long history in journalism as something called a “reporter’s notebook,” but what it is today is basically a series of tweets I never actually sent. But the objective is the […]

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PAX East 2014 Day 1 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted April 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Over the next three day’s I will post a series of observations about the gaming convention PAX East, happening this weekend in Boston. While this has a long history in journalism as something called a “reporter’s notebook,” what it is today is basically a series of tweets I never actually sent. But the objective is […]

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Ashley Riot Flies High With Aika Cosplay!

Posted April 9, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our first video interview from Anime Boston 2014 is with New England cosplayer Ashley Riot as Aika from Skies of Arcadia! In our video, she talks about her work as a freelance artist as well as the construction of her cosplay. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!  

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Anime Matsuri 2014 Cosplay Gallery from Angelwing!

Posted April 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The Ides of March may have been bad news for Caesar, but it was good news for us, as it fell in the weekend of Anime Matsuri this year. The Houston, Texas, convention is another US qualifying stop in the World Cosplay Summit, and the cosplay is, as it is at WCS stop Katsucon, top […]

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Is a Nazi-Themed Card Game With Anime Girls Too Much?

Posted March 31, 2014 by Rodney Brown

A sea of pitchforks is just beginning to form over a Kickstarter campaign to bring an out of print card game from Japan to the U.S. — one that features you playing as Nazi Germany storming the Soviet Union, but with all the avatars being cute anime girls in Nazi-like uniforms. Here is the description […]

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Megacon 2014 Cosplay Gallery Sunday

Posted March 27, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at Orlando-based Megacon was much more suited for the new, larger venue as far as crowds were concerned. Even still, like I said about Saturday’s photo gallery, it would have been impossible to capture pictures of even half of all the amazing cosplays at the con. Below is a gallery of the shots I […]

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Megacon 2014 Cosplay Gallery Day One

Posted March 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The 2014 version of Orlando-based Megacon featured three days of perfect weather, a new, larger venue and still too many people to fit, at least on Saturday. As was the case last year, it would have been impossible to capture pictures of even half of all the amazing cosplays at the con, but below is […]

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Nana Valtiel Adds Va-Voom To Lilith From Darkstalkers!

Posted March 18, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from Katsucon 2014 is with Nana Valtiel, a cosplayer, entertainer and seamstress from the Northeast, who was rocking her Lilith from Darkstalkers cosplay. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!    

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Katsucon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by KBV Photography!

Posted March 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At the recent 20th anniversary Katsucon, our own photo boss KBV Photography took these shots of some amazing cosplayers inside the beautiful Gaylord Resort and outside. Check out the fun and frivolity below!  

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Update: New Bill Says No (Mass. Court May Have Made Creeping Legal)

Posted March 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In one of the fastest responses to a public issue in the history of the Bay State, on March 6 Massachusetts legislators drafted and approved a new bill that would make taking upskirt photos illegal, and today on March 7, Gov. Deval Patrick signed it into law. I have been covering the legislature in Massachusetts […]

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Awesome Morrigan (of Darkstalkers) Cosplay by Miss Gidget

Posted March 4, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest cosplayer video interview is with Miss Gidget, an actress and cosplayer from Northern New Jersey. At Katsucon 2014, we interviewed her about her Onimusha Soul variation cosplay of Morrigan Aensland from the popular Darkstalkers video game. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!

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Katsucon 2014 World Cosplay Summit Qualifier Gallery!

Posted March 3, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Katsucon is one of the US locations at which teams can qualify for the World Cosplay Summit. This year our own KBV Photography went to the Sunday event and got these shots of the cosplayers acting out their skits. The winning team was Bejitaballz Cosplay, with their Soul Calibur group (the team with the guy […]

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Warrior Princesses and Moon Avatars: The Art of Kelsah Cosplay

Posted March 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Kelsah is a fantastic cosplayer from Long Island, NY, we had the fortune of meeting at Katsucon 2014. We interviewed her about her cosplay of Diana (Dark Valkyrie version) from the uber-popular game Leauge of Legends. Below her interview we also have a bonus of a few pictures of her Solange cosplay from the game Code […]

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Katsucon 2014: 20 Years Old and Still Some Growing Pains

Posted February 21, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

Katsucon is a three day annual anime convention that takes place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. It is traditionally held in February over Presidents Day weekend, and was previously held in various locations around Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This is my second time at Katsucon, and this year […]

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Ichibancon Cosplay Gallery, Part Two

Posted February 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Here is the second set of photos that Double Stomp Productions got at Ichibancon 2014. Below is a brief rundown of the con from Double Stomp’s Willie Brown, followed by the great pictures. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for links to many of the Facebook pages of the cosplayers in the photos. […]

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DC Comics Whitewashes Previously Black Character

Posted February 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

On her Tumblr account, cosplayer Jay Justice posted about the new look for Green Arrow character Onyx, now that she has been reintroduced in the New 52 universe. That new look, in the first week of February, Black History Month? Apparently, white — or at least white-passing African American. I couldn’t imagine expressing how bad […]

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IKKiCON 2013 Cosplay Gallery by Angelwing Photography

Posted January 26, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Angelwing Photography went to IKKiCON in Austin, Texas back in December, and took these amazing photos of some truly awesome cosplayers (that Cherno Alpha drift team!) Angelwing Photography is based in Texas and always provides us outstanding cosplay pictures from the Lone Star State.

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