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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
Angelwing Photography went to Oni-Con in Galveston Texas back in October, and took these amazing photos of some really talented cosplayers. Angelwing Photography is based in Texas and always provides us outstanding cosplay pictures from the Lone Star State.
Double Stomp Productions was at Ichibancon and sent us these wonderful photos of some of the great cosplayers that were there this year. 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 […]
Arisia is an old-school science fiction and fantasy convention held in Boston every January, with panels on topics like gender roles in science fiction movies and proper etiquette in boffer games, among many others. The cosplay trends toward steampunk and fantasy, but there is also a good showing of superheroes and even some gaming cosplays. […]
We’re all busy people here; some of us have jobs and families and pets to feed. Some of us don’t know how to sew, or vacuum form our own plastic weapons, or cut and style wigs. Whether it be for a lack of time or a lack of skill, many of us cosplayers have considered […]
Read this on-point cartoon from the wonderful site xkcd.com and replace any reference to “photography,” “pictures” and “sunset” with “cosplay.” It sums up exactly how I feel about people who try to define what is — or more commonly, what isn’t — real cosplay.
I love it when two nerd worlds come together. In this case, the band Anaria does an outstanding cover of the song “I See Fire” from the movie “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The lead singer of Anaria is none other than the talented and beautiful cosplayer Madam Mercy. So in this one video […]
This is Russian Cosplayer Vermine Venom‘s incredible original cosplay of a Naga or Hebi creature. Although I couldn’t find the photographer who helped with her shots (and if someone knows, please let me know so I can credit them), they did a great job showcasing how elaborate is the construction of her snake tail. You […]
If I thought picking the best photos for yesterday’s rundown of the best male cosplay shots of 2013 was tough, today’s was even more challenging. In fact, I couldn’t stick to 12, so I present a baker’s dozen of the most amazing cosplay shots featuring ladies I took in 2013. Like the last two retrospectives […]
This is the second in a three-part series looking back at some of the most amazing cosplays I got a chance to shoot in 2013. I was a very busy year for me for cons and cosplay photography. I was privileged to get to go to cosplay powerhouse cons like Katsucon, Megacon and DragonCon for the […]
2013 was a very busy year for me for cons and cosplay photography. I was privileged to get to go to cosplay powerhouse cons like Katsucon, Megacon and DragonCon for the first time this year, and managed to take photos of some truly mind-blowing cosplayers and costumes. Starting today I will post a list of […]
Written by Lauren Grant With the new “Justice League”-like Man of Steel sequel coming in 2015, this gives many cosplayers out there a chance to use their imaginations to see what the impending film’s characters will look like. But who’s really interested in what Batman or Superman will be wearing when we’ve seen countless superhero […]
Momocon “Cosplayers on Ice” took place on Dec. 8, 2013 and Willie of Double Stomp Productions had the opportunity to be a part of this event! Here is what he had to say about the experience: “Needless to say, we had a blast! It was a great chance to get everyone amped up for what […]
This was my first time attending Super MegaFest the weekend before Thanksgiving. I had heard much about this show, ever since I got into the convention scene through mutual friends from the Massachusetts area. Sadly I missed both the 2011 and 2012 shows, so you can imagine how excited I was to attend the 2013 […]
Over the past few weeks, there has been a great deal of sturm und drang on the Internet about the news of the arrest of a guest DJ at the Seattle-based convention Aki-con on charges he sexually assaulted an attendee minor. The tempest is more over whether or not Aki-con responded properly with its official […]
The last day of any con is the quietest, and that was no different at Super MegaFest, a multi-entertainment con held in Framingham, Mass. However, the cosplayers were still out in full force, as were the celebrities, and I know the highlight for cosplay guests Nicole Marie Jean and Destiny Nickelsen was meeting Jon Heder (picture […]
DJ and Producer Don Diablo created the official title track on Batman: Arkham Origins, the latest video game from the Batman franchise. As Don Diablo finished his Origins US tour in Boston with an amazing performance, Venue Monsters took the opportunity to film Don Diablo and created a fan fiction recap video of the evening themed entirely […]
One of the last conventions in the New England area each year is Super MegaFest, a multi-entertainment con held in Framingham, Mass., that has become a sort of Dragon Con Lite for New England area cosplayers. Below you can see more than 100 photos from the first day of the two-day convention, shot mostly by […]
At the past weekend’s Super MegaFest comic book and entertainment convention held in Framingham, Mass., Florida cosplayer Alexia Jean Gray braved the New England deep-freeze to be a cosplay guest, along with Pennsylvania’s Soni Aralynn and native New Englanders Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen and Renata Gatti. We got a chance to do a […]
Our own contributor Kevin Conn (known to you as Unemployed Skeletor) managed to pull off an amazing marriage proposal to his girlfriend Laura at the most recent New York Comic Con. Not only did he do it in character (not Skeletor, but Lt. Flint), but he managed to bring Laura’s father to the con to […]
Today, in honor of Veteran’s Day and for those who served in the military and protected our rights, I wanted to spotlight certain cosplayers in our nerd community to share with us their thoughts on the holiday and whether their military background has made an impact on their nerd lifestyle. In this article, I talked […]
By now you have undoubtedly seen the news that in 2014 Marvel Comics will launch a new title with a familiar name — Ms. Marvel — but a very new character sporting it. In what will be a first for a title character in a Marvel book, the new Ms. Marvel will be a Muslim, […]
Like any two-year old, Rhode Island Comic Con is experiencing growing pains. But this past weekend it proved itself to be a beautiful baby comic convention, with a broad appeal to attendees outside the comic book world. Mind you, the con took place despite the best attempts by fate to disrupt it. On Friday, the […]
Check out your Editor in Chief’s cosplay shots from the biggest little comic convention on the East Coast, Rhode Island Comic Con — set to hit around 50,000 attendees in just its second year.
Our fourth collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here! And Friday’s collection here! And Saturday’s collection here!
Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) has been a go-to fan-favorite since it first opened its doors in 1995. Although hot on Dragon Con’s heels, AWA has boasted a large attendance rate and continues to draw crowds. Location Anime Weekend Atlanta is nested inside three closely-linked spaces: The Renaissance Waverly Hotel, the Cobb Galleria Mall, and the […]
Our third collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here! And Friday’s collection here!
Our second collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view our Thursday collection here!
Howdy everybody. I would like to introduced myself, describe a bit of my background, the way I work and some of my ideas for the future of Nerd Caliber. But before that let me assure you that Emmanuel isn’t going anywhere, except a bit further away from the daily content grind. He is still the […]
Our first collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013! You can view Friday’s gallery here!
Editor’s Note: Nerd Caliber is doing a bi-weekly series of interviews with cosplayers from all walks of life. Our goal is to look behind the masks and make-up and discover who are these creative persons that make up the cosplay community. NC: What inspired you to get into cosplay and how long have you been […]
KEN AD Photography is back at Metrocon, Florida’s largest anime convention, and not surprisingly did a remarkable job capturing the images of all these wonderful cosplayers for Nerd Caliber. Today, I present to you Sunday’s collection of photos. Click here to check out Saturday’s and Friday’s photo gallery of Metrocon! Check it out!
KEN AD Photography is back at Metrocon, Florida’s largest anime convention, and not surprisingly did a remarkable job capturing the images of all these wonderful cosplayers for Nerd Caliber. Today, I present to you Saturday”s collection of photos. Stay tuned for Sunday’s photos shortly! And you can view Friday’s photos here! Check it out!
KEN AD Photography is back at Metrocon, Florida’s largest anime convention, and not surprisingly did a remarkable job capturing the images of all these wonderful cosplayers for Nerd Caliber. Today, I present to you Friday’s collection of photos. Stay tuned for Saturday and Sunday photos shortly! Check it out!
At the Boston Comic Con 2013, we interviewed Costume Designer, Model and Cosplay Entertainer Yaya Han about the new show on the Syfy channel that she is a part of called Heroes of Cosplay, as well the construction of her Power Girl cosplay. Check it out!
If you are curious as to who won the costume contest at this year’s Boston Comic Con 2013, here are the winners! Photos are by FirstPerson Shooter!
With all of the work that goes into putting a cosplay or costume together, the last thing you want is anything to happen to your costume the day of the event or to be uncomfortable. There are a few things you should always have readily available when at a convention or other event for just in case. […]
San Diego Comic Con is the biggest convention in the US, and I always look forward to seeing what amazing cosplays and cosplayers will be showcased there, either in photos or in video form. And most of those videos I see online tend to fall into two categories; either the cosplays are showcased to show […]
Nerd Caliber’s John T. Riley (Red Zebra Photography) caught this ingenious Mary Russell cosplayer at Steampunk World’s Fair 2013. Mary Russell is a character in a series of novels by Laurie R. King, who becomes apprentice, partner, and more to the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.
A few Fridays ago, on the eve of Memorial Day weekend, I hit up Anime Boston to kick off my holiday right. With camera in hand, I roamed the hallways collecting photographs of well-dressed cosplayers, and soaked in everything this now-seasoned convention had to offer this now-seasoned convention-goer. Anime Boston and I grew up together. […]
Some of the mightiest cosplayers united at Comic Con May 30-June 2. It was a delight for fans of every character from Harley Quinn to Doctor Who!