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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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Oni-Con 2013 Cosplay Gallery by Angelwing Photography

Posted January 23, 2014 by Angelwing

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.

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Ichibancon Cosplay Gallery, Part One

Posted January 22, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Arisia 2014 Cosplay Gallery

Posted January 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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. […]

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Buyer Beware! A Guide to Online Shopping for Cosplay

Posted January 9, 2014 by Shauna Leva

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 […]

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xkcd Nails the Truth About Cosplay Elitism (Without Mentioning Cosplay)

Posted January 8, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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.

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Cosplay Meets Metal in This Band’s Kick-Ass Video

Posted January 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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This Cosplayer’s Naga Costume Will Blow Your Mind

Posted January 3, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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My Best Cosplay Shots of 2013: The Ladies

Posted December 31, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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My Best Cosplay Shots of 2013: The Gents

Posted December 30, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Yes, these three perfect dwarves from The Hobbit are women. I had no idea until I told them I was shooting for Nerd Caliber and Thorin said in a very feminine voice, "Oh, that's cool!"
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My Best Cosplay Shots of 2013: Genderbenders and Crossplayers

Posted December 29, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Cosplay Inspirations: Wonder Woman Edition

Posted December 19, 2013 by Guest Writer

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 […]

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Momocon Cosplay On Ice 2013

Posted December 18, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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A Newbie’s Experience at Super MegaFest

Posted December 13, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

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 […]

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Famous Cosplay Photographer Offers Anti-Assault Advice, Personal Stories

Posted December 6, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Super MegaFest 2013 Cosplay Gallery: Day 2

Posted December 5, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Probably The Best Batman Arkham Origins Fan Film You Will Ever See!

Posted December 4, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Super MegaFest 2013 Cosplay Gallery: Day 1

Posted November 27, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Marvelous M. Bison Attire Cammy Cosplay by Alexia Jean Gray!

Posted November 25, 2013 by Rodney Brown

  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 […]

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Cosplay Marriage Proposal

Posted November 22, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Veteran’s Day: Not Just A Normal Day For These Cosplayers

Posted November 11, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Spoiler Alert: New Ms. Marvel Teased in Captain Marvel #17

Posted November 6, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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, […]

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Review: Rhode Island Comic Con 2013

Posted November 5, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2013 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted November 4, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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.

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New York Comic Con 2013 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted October 29, 2013 by Kiera Vallone

Check out KBV Photography‘s cool collection of photos of cosplayers from New York Comic Con 2013!

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New York Comic Con 2013 – Sunday Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 29, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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!

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Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013 — Convention Review

Posted October 24, 2013 by Ayden Gotzmer

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 […]

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New York Comic Con 2013 – Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 24, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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!

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New York Comic Con 2013 – Friday Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 22, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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!

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What Was I Thinking? Nerd Caliber Gets an Editor in Chief

Posted October 21, 2013 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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New York Comic Con 2013 – Thursday Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 20, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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!

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Interview with CAT-CHAN and CC Cosplay: Everyday Cosplay Heroes

Posted September 16, 2013 by Angelwing

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 […]

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Sunday’s COSPLAY GALLERY of METROCON 2013 by KEN AD Photography

Posted August 18, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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!

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