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Review: PAX East 2014 Was a Gamer’s Delight

Posted April 24, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

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 […]

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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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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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Friday Cosplay Gallery from PAX East 2014

Posted April 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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PAX East 2014 Day 3 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted April 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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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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Megacon Nearly Stumbles Over Surprising Crowd Sizes

Posted March 26, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Bethany Maddock Makes Harvest Moon Cosplay Bloom!

Posted March 14, 2014 by E. Ortiz

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!

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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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MAGfest 2014 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted January 27, 2014 by Kiera Vallone

Our very own photography editor KBV Photography went to MAGfest at the Gaylord Resort in Maryland and delivered this cool collection of photos of cosplayers.  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Perfect Response to Trolls — Warning, NSFW Words

Posted October 30, 2013 by Rodney Brown

While it would take too long to say all of this to every troll on the Internet, so many of them so richly deserve this that it has to be shared. It is a much less costly method of  dealing with them the the solution that Jay and Silent Bob came to at the end […]

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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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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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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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Blob Fest 2013 Lives Again … Through Pictures!

Posted July 17, 2013 by Shawn Proctor

All photo credits: Colin Proctor.

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Creepers To Avoid At Comic-Con (And Elsewhere)

Posted July 11, 2013 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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The Cosplay Pillow Controversy: Image Rights and Model Release Forms

Posted June 12, 2013 by Ashley Rogers

By now you’ve probably heard about AnimeNext’s infamous Cosplayer Pillow incident. If not, then the long and short of the story is this: photographer Eric Pearce of 2 Image Solutions Photography used images he took of cosplayers, cosplayers who he claimed had signed release forms, and then put their photos on pillows for sale without […]

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Anime Boston 2013 Convention Review and Pictorial

Posted June 6, 2013 by Shauna Leva

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. […]

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Cosplay Photographers: Where Would We Be Without you?

Posted June 4, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

You know what I love most about debuting a new cosplay at a convention? The amazing photographers, who take the most incredible photos of my newest creations. Cosplay photographers really make cosplaying worth it, and without them most of us wouldn’t have any recognition, or amazing pics of the cosplays that we do. So I […]

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A Wonderful Collection of One Piece Cosplay at MegaCon 2013

Posted April 15, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Check out this awesome collection of One Piece cosplay photos by Ken AD Photography with cosplayers MsValentine, Krist Theriault, Hooded Woman Cosplay and Trevor Taylor at MegaCon 2013.

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TOKYO MEW MEW Cosplay at Momocon 2013

Posted April 2, 2013 by Bentpic5

Cosplayers Laffi Love, Beth Velazquez and friends met up with photographer Bentpic5 and produced these awesome photos of their cosplay of Tokyo Mew Mew. Also known as Mew Mew Power. TMM is a Japanese series about a group of heroes whose DNA is infused with animal DNA, which they use to fight aliens. These photos were taken at Momocon 2013. […]

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TRIGUN – Huge Props and Great Cosplays at Momocon 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayers Trinity Fannin and Hannah Rudd met up with photographer Bentpic5 at Momocon 2013 and took these great pictures of their Vash and Wolfwood from the popular Japanese series Trigun! They did an awesome job with creating their huge props.

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Sweethearts Of The Galaxy At PAX East 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Kit Quinn, Steve Meissner and Tallest Silver were at the Marvel Heroes booth at PAX East 2013 and fortunately FirstPerson Shooter was around and together took these great photos of them in their Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye and Phoenix cosplays. Also, as I am writing this, they are 5,000 dollars away from reaching their goal to […]

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Cosplay and Respect: This Dude Did It Wrong

Posted March 28, 2013 by David Palmacci

Before PAX East opened to the public I got a chance to step inside the exhibit room around 9:40 am to check out some of the amazing booths and displays of this year’s convention. I was standing in front of a giant TV screen showing off footage of some intense game graphics at the Crystal […]

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Adventure Time And Sailor Moon Cosplay Crossover!

Posted March 28, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayers Amanda Finley and Tiffany Diaz put together this awesome costume mash-up of popular Adventure Time characters Princess Bubblegum and Marceline, the Vampire Queen and the sailor scouts of Sailor Moon. These awesome pictures were taken by Bentpic5 Photography at Momocon 2013.

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The Most Amazing Momocon 2013 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted March 27, 2013 by Bentpic5

Momocon is an anime convention that was once hosted by The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The convention is run by the Georgia Tech club Anime O-Tekku since its inception in 2005. From 2005 to 2011 there was no entry fee to MomoCon. From its beginning through 2011, it was held on the […]

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Slenderman, Chun-Li and Soundwave! Springfest 2013 Cosplay Gallery

Posted March 27, 2013 by Kiera Vallone

Check these great photos from KBV Photography‘s time at Springfest 2013, an anime convention located at a college in Brooklyn, New York.

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