Check out the latest CosCast where we talk about E3 2013, IndieCade, Lisa Foiles’ bashing on other cosplayers, nerd raging, and cosplay. You can check out Lisa Foiles’ Top 5 Worst Cosplays.
By Sara Schreiner
Cosplay is defined as “costume play,” but it’s more than that to the people who don these costumes at home, parties, and conventions. If you’ve landed here, it’s likely because you’ve seen some pictures: women dressed as various crime fighters, men dressed as their favorite video More >
When people think of the future, visions of flying cars and hover boards crowd their brains. Maybe there will be colonies on Mars and our children will be taught by holograms. Regardless of what the future may hold, each of us has a visual inkling of how it should look. We know the future by More >
Convention-based masquerades have dramatically evolved since their Carnival influences of the fifteenth century. Ambiguously representing the unabridged rules of each host, masquerades have become synonymous with staged performances and secular contests. Masquerade balls illustrate how popular More >
You’d be hard pressed these days to find a video game character without an iconic, badass weapon. You have Cloud with his Buster sword, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine with Samurai Edge, the list goes on and on. It’s one thing to be able to make these props, but it’s another to make them well. More >
Fanime is over and host Matt Lewis talks about his Fanime experience during the Memorial Day weekend at the San Jose Convention Center. The gang also talks about con dances, fountains, and more.
Liz Katz has been an inescapable name these past few days, especially if you spend time on our website. Katz became infamous when her Indiegogo campaign for a new costume raised over $4500, far beyond its initial goal. The story has whirled across the cosplay community and the reaction of the More >
The Sneaky Zebra guys have turned out another amazing cosplay music video. Last weekend they went to cover London Comic Con 2013; they even have Mark Meer, the voice of Commander Shepard, make an appearance.
Some cosplay outfits include BioShock Infinite, Kermit the Frog, Power Rangers, Mass More >
So Liz Katz recently had an Indiegogo fundraiser that passed its goal of $650. It has now reached over $4,000. What she wanted to do with the money was to create a sexy Princess Peach costume for a Mario-themed photoshoot. She also needs a sewing machine, camera lenses, and outdoor lighting. This More >
Our buddies at Beat Down Boogie has produced another awesome Cosplay Music Video at Animazement 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. Check out the video below!
FanimeCon 2013 is now over. The event was held during the Memorial Day weekend at the San Jose Convention Center and brought in a lot of attendees, spilling out to many other different locations in Downtown San Jose. Check out our FanimeCon 2013 Cosplay Music Video below.
My first brush with steampunk came with reading Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2000. I loved being exposed to a world that was a futuristic echo of our past. It was after that, that I began to witness the rise of steampunk online and in our culture. At first it seemed novel More >
Welcome to the CosCast. This is episode 57. Today we talk about celebrities. If you’ve ever seen a celebrity cosplaying, it’s one of the coolest things. Also, Matt and I were recent guests on a Texas-based cosplay podcast called Cospod. We’re discussing somewhat of the More >
This past weekend a few of us got to experience the Long Beach Comic Expo (Not to be confused with the Long Beach Comic Convention, which takes place in November). This particular expo itself was only for one day only and was very low key. It was small and had the vibe of how the traditional Comic More >
Join Tara Strand, Becky Horton and I as we talk about comics and cosplay. Even though Matt and Jordan are gone for this episode, we still talk about anime. Other topics include dads bashing anime, Bats Day at Disneyland, theme park employee jackasses, trying to dress up at theme More >
In this edition of Cosplay Spotlight, we give our attention to cosplay newcomer Lexa, AKA Alexa Karii. She’s an artist and cosplayer who loves comics, video games and movies. We get to talk to her about all kinds of nerdy things.
John “Spartan Nguyen (Nerd Reactor): What’s the background on Alexa More >
Check out the latest episode of Cosplayer Chronicles featuring Andrew Comstock. It’s another inspiring video from Distractotron TV, which comprises of members from the Beat Down Boogie crew (you know, the Modern War Gear Solid and Mario Warfare guys). As for Andrew Comstock, one of his prized More >
Hi guys, welcome to the podcast. This is episode 55 of the CosCast. I hope everybody had a great May Fourth, a great Free Comic Book Day, and a great Bats Day. All kinds of things happened this weekend. Check out what’s happening in this week’s cosplay world.
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American McGee’s studio Spicy Horse is looking for a special kind of cosplayer. And when they say special, they mean the best. As in the world’s best American McGee Alice cosplayer. These guys don’t exactly mince words, here.
The China based studio is seeking the “world’s best Alice cosplayer” in More >
Rick Boer is at it again with his awesome cosplaying skills. He recently released photos of his Naked Snake, AKA Big Boss, cosplay from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. He makes me feel like I’m still in a dream….Snake Eater. Yeah! We’ve recently covered his controversial Connor cosplay from More >
Welcome to the podcast. This is episode 54 of The CosCast after our cosplay =/= consent episode. Today we have myself (Joey Rassool), Morgan Woods and Matthew Lewis. Now that we’re winding down, we talk about costuming and cosplaying.
I would never have known that a Disney’s Paperman cosplay would amaze me like this. Here’s a series of photos capturing the heart of the short animated film that was shown before Wreck-It Ralph. The location looks to be inside Disneyland. The cool thing is it’s even in black and More >
Welcome to CosCast episode 53. This is a very heavy episode for everyone, since we’re addressing the issue of the movement of “Cosplay Does Not Equal CONsent.” For those of you who don’t know, this has constantly been a problem at conventions, but it has been a recently sparked issue. The fact More >
Photo by Mike Rivera
This can either be a good or bad thing. Syfy has plans to produce a cosplay reality TV show. The six-episode series, Cosworld (working title), will shine the light on the world of cosplay as we get to see the “hottest” cosplayers attend conventions across the country. We’ll More >
Host Matt Lewis comes back from Anime Conji 2013 in San Diego and talks about the pros and cons of this anime convention. He is joined by Morgan Woods and me as he shares his story including a taco party, road trip and Psy’s “Gentleman”.
Questions? Comments? Ideas? Email us More >