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AWA 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Part 1

Posted September 30, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Last weekend was the four-day event Anime Weekend Atlanta, more commonly know as AWA. Our man in Georgia, Bentpic5, attended and sent us enough photos of amazing cosplayers that we have to split them up into two galleries. Part 2 will run tomorrow, but in the meantime enjoy these 75+ images of the talented cosplayers […]

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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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Babs Tarr Talks With Us About Batgirl!

Posted September 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Last month I had the chance to sit down with new Batgirl artist Babs Tarr, and talk about her first foray into the world of comic books. In case you missed it, Batgirl has a whole new creative team, including writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, and artists Stewart and Tarr. The new direction for the […]

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Queen’s Blade Attacks DragonCon!

Posted September 24, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At this year’s DragonCon, a handful of amazingly talented cosplayers got together as various characters from the quite racy action anime Queen’s Blade. The costumes were daring, but also spot on accurate and well crafted. I was lucky enough to glom on to the shoot (thanks Benn Robbins!) The lineup was: Abby Dark-Star as Claudette, […]

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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

There were fewer cosplayers on Sunday at  Granite State Comic Con than on Saturday, but it was the day of the Children’s Costume Contest, so here we have some great youngsters in awesome costumes. And weird moment of the day — Chewbacca and Princess Leia were not cosplaying together, then just both happened to walk into the […]

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Cosplay Isn’t Killing Comic Cons, But What Is Changing Them Is…

Posted September 22, 2014 by Nerd Caliber Staff

Recently Bleeding Cool published an article by Denise Dorman, wife of famed illustrator Dave Dorman, called “Is Cosplay Killing Comic Con?” You can read the article in its original location, but spoilers, it’s just an opinion piece with no facts to back it up, just personal observations. The issue is not whether cosplayers are destroying conventions […]

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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 22, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sorry for the long delay since posting the first half of Saturday’s cosplay gallery from the recent Granite State Comic Con held in Manchester, NH. But I had to make a sudden relocation to a hotel after repairs to my bathroom plumbing (not done by me, to be clear) resulted in broken pipes and a need for […]

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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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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At Granite State Comic Con, while we had the amazing Nate Buchman roaming the halls taking cosplay photos, I was lucky enough to be given space in the Costume Contest pre-judging room to set up a mini portable studio. While I love doing hall shots myself, having complete control over the lighting is a big boon […]

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Book Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Posted September 17, 2014 by nerdly

The Clockwork Dagger is an intriguing and rewarding read. It’s the story of Octavia Leander as she embarks upon a mission to aid a war-plagued village, and the people and obstacles she meets along her journey by dirigible. Octavia is immediately engaging, her healing magics fascinating, and her determination is refreshing. An orphan after her […]

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Harley Attacks GraniteCon & More Cosplay Pics From Nate Buchman

Posted September 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

We followed wonderful Harley Quinn cosplayer Harley Bean around Granite State Comic Con on Saturday, and captured her shenanigans on video! Check it out, and then enjoy the awesome pictures taken by Nate Buchman on Sunday. (OK, full disclosure, I missed posting his Sunday shots in the previous post of Nate’s great cosplay pics, which you can see […]

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Granite State Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Nate Buchman!

Posted September 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

This year we were incredibly lucky to have Nate Buchman do hall cosplay shots for us at Granite State Comic Con, while FirstPerson Shooter was set up in a room with a portable studio. Nate moves back and forth between the worlds of cosplay, fashion and theater photography, and his shots show it. Held as […]

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BronyCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – KBV Photography!

Posted September 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The convention for all things My Little Pony, BronyCon, was held in August in Baltimore. Our own KBV Photography was there to capture all the magical friendship photos.

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Costume Contest Video!

Posted September 12, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I admit I have been lax about getting my photos from the 2014 Boston Comic Con Costume Contest posted (mainly due to lighting and color problems) but those same problems (and sound issues on top of it) didn’t stop Emmanuel from creating a 10+ minute video of the amazing cosplayers that entered. Check out the […]

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Joker Versus The Cosplayers of Gen Con 2014

Posted September 10, 2014 by E. Ortiz

It’s our man with the makeup, the Joker, also known as the The Clown Prince of Cosplay, and he’s running amok with the cosplayers of Gen Con 2014. Will he succeed in bringing the yuks, or just the yucks?

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Sunday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at DragonCon, I shot as many pics as I did Saturday, maybe even more, but a lot of them will be in a couple of later galleries devoted to specific subject matter shoots. So the general hall shots didn’t add up to enough to split into two galleries, but there are still more than […]

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Skeletor Tickles All The Funny Bones at BOSTON COMIC CON 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 by E. Ortiz

In this video, our boneheaded man on the scene, Unemployed Skeletor, takes on all the cosplayers of the Boston Comic Con 2014.

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Saturday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 7, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The Saturday craziness continues from DragonCon 2014, with the second cosplay gallery from me, FirstPerson Shooter. I am not sure you can see the detail in the cog armor made and worn by the disabled veteran in the picture with Mark Hyrullian Cosplay as Thor, but it is amazing, and he even designed his own […]

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Saturday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPersonShooter

Posted September 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Saturday was the craziest day at DragonCon 2014 and I have nearly 200 images from that day alone. So here is Part 1 of that gigantic pile of pics, with Part 2 coming tomorrow. Check out the amazing Thor by Mark Hyrullian Cosplay and Lady Sif by Kayla Ann Cosplay. And fans of both the Ghostbusters and […]

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Friday DragonCon Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I didn’t do as good a job of dividing Friday’s pics up as evenly as I thought, so here is a nice short gallery of the rest of Friday at DragonCon 2014. Once you have a look through these shots, check out Bentpic5‘s galleries from Thursday and Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday, and also […]

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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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DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Sunday

Posted September 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday saw no slowdown in the waves of people swarming over the host hotels at DragonCon. Many of the large group cosplay shoots happened on Sunday, and Bentpic5 was lucky enough to get some shots at the bathing suit cosplay group photo shoot held at the pool at the Sheraton as well as all over […]

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DragonCon Is Too Damn Big

Posted September 3, 2014 by Rodney Brown

That headline isn’t an inflammatory statement – OK, not just an inflammatory statement. It is the considered opinion of many DragonCon 2014 attendees I talked to, with longer attendance track records than I have, at a whopping two years. Facebook, Twitter and other social media was loaded on Monday and Tuesday with people talking about […]

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DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Saturday

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rodney Brown

By Saturday evening at DragonCon, the atrium level of the central hotel, the Marriott, was quite literally wall to wall people partying. While that made it more difficult to get pictures of the increasingly creative and often bizarre cosplays, it also meant there were a lot more of them. To get a real sense of what […]

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Friday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 1, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The sheer amount of crazy good cosplayers walking around the four hotels of DragonCon on Friday makes it necessary to divide the gallery of shots I took into two parts, just to keep down the load time for you all. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Gina B Cosplay, Miggy Jagger, Lindsey the Pirate and […]

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Thursday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted August 31, 2014 by Rodney Brown

OK, it is weird talking about myself in the third person, but what can you do? Here is the gallery of cosplay pictures FirstPerson Shooter (me) took Thursday evening at DragonCon 2014. In case it looks like an abundance of bunnies and underwear, Thursday night at the Pulse Loft bar in the Marriott was a lingerie/pajama […]

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DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 — Friday

Posted August 30, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Friday at DragonCon 2014 was even more crowded than anticipated, easily outdoing the number of people squeezed into the atrium level of the Marriott than managed to squeeze in last year. That didn’t stop Bentpic5 from shooting there, or all over the four con hotels, on Friday. Check out his great photos of amazing cosplayers […]

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DragonCon 2014 Gallery By Bentpic5 – Thursday

Posted August 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While DragonCon didn’t officially start until 12:01 a.m. Friday, on Thursday the three main host hotels were already packed with attendees, many of them already in costumes and cosplay. This year we are lucky enough to have Bentpic5 on the scene, giving us daily deliveries of his outstanding pictures. Below is his gallery from Thursday. As the weekend […]

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Epic Kill La Kill Cosplay by Sarah Fong and C&C Cosplay Factory

Posted August 27, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Want to see some epic Kill La Kill cosplay? Of course you do! We interviewed C&C Cosplay Factory and Sarah Fong about their awesome Satsuki and Ryuko cosplay at Otakon 2014. And check out some great photos below! Interviewer: Lauren Grant Cameraman: Adam Etheridge  

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How Many Heroes Might Be In Cap 3? Think ‘Secret Wars’

Posted August 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

According to an article on the site CinemaBlend, the two writers and directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo, told their interviewer that they are hoping to load up Captain America 3 with piles of Marvel Heroes — way more than even the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, if the comic series […]

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Ely Renae is Ganondof at Otakon 2014!

Posted August 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2014, we took a few moments to talk to cosplayer Ely Renae about her awesome genderbent Ganondorf cosplay from the popular Legend of Zelda series. If you want to see more of her cosplays, you can find them on her Facebook page here! Interview conducted by Lauren Grant. Photos and video by Adam Etheridge.  

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SAO Newbie’s Impressions Put Characterization Up Front

Posted August 24, 2014 by Lauren Grant

Who doesn’t remember the days of World of Warcraft — OK, actually they’re still here, but who really plays that anymore? — Or Habbo Hotel? I certainly remember getting on AIM instant messenger and telling my friends to meet me in the main hall of said games and exploring for hours on end. And when […]

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Otakon 2014 Cosplay Gallery — Saturday!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Yaya Han is Super Sonico at Otakon 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 by E. Ortiz

How do you forget the long line problems that plagued Otakon 2014? Chat with Yaya Han! Interviewer Lauren Grant talked to cosplay superstar Yaya Han about Super Sonico, cosplay as fun, mastering Google Fu other fun topics. And check out the photos by Adam Etheridge and AshB Images!    

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Oh, Baby, ‘Ms. Marvel’ No. 7 Pushes One Of My Buttons

Posted August 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Last issue, series launch artist Adrian Alphona was replaced by Jake Wyatt, who did an estimable job on Ms. Marvel #6. This issue he committed what is a cardinal art sin in my mind — resorting to turning a character into a chibi version to express an extreme reaction. First, let me say I understand […]

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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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Teen Titans Assemble At Boston Comic Con 2014

Posted August 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Cyborg and Beast Boy drag Raven all over Boston Comic Con 2014. Can even Raven save them from their mischief? Or will the eternally grumpy Raven leave them to their fates?   Filmed at the Boston Comic Con 2014 Beast Boy is Brian W. Raven is Tatiana A. Cyborg is Kurt B.  

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Otakon 2014 Cosplay Gallery: Friday!

Posted August 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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.

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Catwoman Takes Over 2nd Season of ‘Nightwing: Escalation’

Posted August 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

One of our contributing photographers, Alex Valderana, is also the man behind the webseries Nightwing: Escalation, and it has just launched its second season, this year with a new, more feline, lead. In addition to being writer, producer and director, Alex plays Agent Brooks. Check out what he has to say about it below. “Hey Nightwingers […]

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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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Spotlight Gallery: Jaycee Cosplay as Ampharos

Posted August 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

If you are going to do a gijinka (humanized or anthropomorphic for those not up on Japanese cosplay terms) version of Ampharos from Pokemon, doing it in the style of the movie Burlesque is a great choice. That is what Jess from Jaycee Cosplay did at ConnectiCon in July, and our photo editor, Kiera from […]

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Otakon 2014: What You Should Never Say To A Cosplayer

Posted August 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2014, we interviewed many cosplayers about this question: “What is something you should never say to a cosplayer?” The answers are as varied and interesting as the cosplayers themselves, but one general trend seems to emerge throughout — don’t say something judgmental. Check out the answers in the video below, from the funny (the […]

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted August 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Otakon Line Snafu Enrages Attendees (Update 2)

Posted August 8, 2014 by Rodney Brown

One the bright side, at least no one has been offered time in the ball pit. Last night hundreds of people, possibly more than one thousand, waited in line for three hours or more to pick up their pre-registration badges at Otakon, and the vast majority of them left empty-handed. While that would be enough […]

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Five Animes You Should Binge Watch This Summer

Posted August 7, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

At this point in the summer we are in the thick of Summer Anime Season. As a general note pilots can be rough. While they give an idea of what the series will become the show can radically change once the show gets its bearings. With that in mind and since most anime are currently […]

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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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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Preview Is Most Impressive

Posted August 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The new Disney XD TV series Star Wars Rebels won’t premier until October, but producers of the new animated series Lucasfilm Animation and Disney Television Animation have released a 7:40 clip of the opening episode. And it is exciting, familiar and does an excellent job of getting you involved in the characters and their situation right […]

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‘Guardians’: Fun, Just A Few Flaws

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rodney Brown

If Farscape and Star Wars had a baby, and it grew up to be a stand-up comedian, it would be Guardians of the Galaxy. That is high praise, by the way not a dig. Guardians takes the best crazy alien design and super advanced tech ideas of Farscape and blends them with the awesome action […]

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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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‘DBZ: Battle of Gods’ More Like Stories of Morons

Posted July 30, 2014 by Lauren Grant

After growing up in a household with a big Dragon Ball Z fan (my older brother) and being the butt of his many random Kamehameha attacks I felt compelled to watch the new Dragon Ball Z film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. And because the Dragon Ball series played a roll, or shall I […]

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