Saturday at Otakon this year our photographer Adam Etheridge nabbed a whole passel of pictures of great cosplays, including a number of outstanding groups. He even managed to sneak in a shot of the ice cold water guy! Among the many cosplayers Adam got photos of is Maki Roll, in her amazing Ryuko in Senketsu armor […]
Despite an initial problem that frustrated many attendees looking to do an early pickup of their badges, Otakon 2014 was by all accounts a success, and as usual featured many outstanding cosplayers and costumes. We had Adam Etheridge on the scene at the Baltimore Convention Center, and he supplied us with these excellent images.
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 […]
OK, I have said before that the Reporter’s Notebook style article should happen during an event, but, hey, I was tired. That said, below are my impressions of this year’s Boston Comic Con, it’s second at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. Line management and volunteer workforce size has improved, but both still need […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
ColossalCon is a convention held at a summer waterpark resort in Ohio in early June – a con also featuring a zoo and a baby animal petting park. At the most recent ColossalCon, our photographer KBV Photography and Cosplay was there to capture images of these One Piece mermaid cosplayers. There are two Caimie cosplayer, Barracuda Cosplay and […]
AnimeNEXT was held earlier this month, and photographer Adam Etheridge captured images of some of the outstanding cosplayers in this gallery from Saturday. In addition to cosplayers like Kayla Ann Cosplay, Negative Stacey, Inochii/Nerdy Lolita and our very own Spectra Marvelous, Adam shot quite a few groups, showing off not only their cosplays but their organizational skills. […]
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 […]
Among our team covering AnimeNEXT this year was New Jersey-based photographer Adam Etheridge. For this gallery, he delivered nearly 175 images from just the first day of the three-day convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ, earlier this month. Adam captured images of a great variety of cosplayers, including Negative Stacey as Mad Moxxi and […]
Big crowds shuffled and stumbled into the Westin Waterfront Hotel in South Boston this past weekend for the Boston appearance of Walker Stalker Con, a zombie-themed convention focused very heavily on the TV series The Walking Dead. While there were guests from other zombie or horror titles at the show, including Judith O’Dea and Russ […]
Below you can find our collection of music video and skits that took place at AnimeNEXT 2014. Special Thanks to Spectra Marvelous, Cantera Cosplay and Alex Valderana Photography. We hope you enjoy this different take on the cosplay music video. Camerawork: E. Ortiz and Alex Valderana Editor: E. Ortiz
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 […]
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 […]
There is a new comic book convention in New England, and it made a grand entrance onto the convention scene this past weekend. Hartford Comic Con, held in Hartford, Conn., naturally, was a two-day convention that drew in comic book guests like Jimmy Cheung and Ron Marz; pop culture guests like Liam McIntyre from Spartacus […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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! […]
What happens when none other than Gail Simone, comic book writer par excellence, is a guest at a comic book store in Manchester, New Hampshire? The crowds wrap around the strip mall, more people line up than attend many smaller conventions, and the cosplayers show up in droves. At least that is what happened when […]
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 […]
This year was my second time attending the Penny Arcade Expo, and I am glad to say, this year was even better than last year. PAX East is a 3-day convention, located in Boston, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. PAX East is a great opportunity for gamers to get their hands on […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
While it is true that the game League of Legends seems to be responsible for nearly half of all cosplay costumes at PAX East 2014, held this past weekend at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, that’s not a bad thing. Riot Games has stepped up its design for its characters in the past few […]
Wrapping up the series of observations about the gaming convention PAX East, happening this weekend in Boston, with the third and last day. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last year Megacon celebrated its 10th year in existence and set a record for attendance with 62,000 fans flocking to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. While locals consider it the same thing as predecessor OrlandoCon, which ran from 1974 to 1993, Megacon as a separate entity was born in 1993. This year Megacon […]
Our latest video interview is with Bethany Maddock and Mike, a pair of New England cosplayers we met at Katsucon 2014. We talk about their love for the Harvest Moon video game series and the details of costume making. Below the interview, we have some more photos of their cosplay taken by the amazing Cantera Cosplay!
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]