For decades, cosplay conventions have followed the same basic formula: everyone goes to a hotel or convention centre, they meet up, they take photos, they party after then they go home. As cosplay grows in size and scope, though, some cosplayers are finding that the same ol’ same ol’ just isn’t enough anymore.
The Emerald City Comic Con, held in Seattle, draws around 100,000 visitors each year, and many of them are cosplayers. Here are some of our favourites from 2019's show.
Actor Carolina Ravassa has been doing video game work for years now, appearing in everything from Grand Theft Auto V to Max Payne 3 to Just Cause 4. But her most famous role is that of Sombra in Overwatch, one she’s now playing in real life as well as the recording studio.
This weekend, the Street Festa was held in Osaka’s geek district of Den-Den Town. The streets were packed, and the cosplayers were out in full force.
Fan Expo Vancouver went down in...Vancouver over the weekend, and Canada your cosplay was amazing, as always.
With Apex Legends being what it is right now we can probably expect 2019 to be full of cosplay based on Respawn’s game, like this Lifeline from Kay Bear.
With The Walking Dead series about to come to a torturous close, fans are getting ready to say their goodbyes to a game that’s been around for nearly seven years. Some are doing it with some very fancy cosplay, cel-shading and all.
Look, I love cosplay photos, but this recent thing of making cosplay music videos instead is something I can very much get behind.
I know there are a lot of cosplay shows throughout the year, and I know a lot of them are big, but there’s something about Katsucon that just makes people go all out.
This is probably too NSFW to post on the main site, so I’m going to drop it here and hope nobody else notices.
PAX South was held in San Antonio a few weeks back, and while there was a lot of great stuff going on, we’re here today to highlight some of the cosplay that was on show.
Most of the time when you see a cosplayer, they’re wearing a wig. One thing you might not have noticed is how often those carefully styled wigs are straight hair, even on anime characters whose hair grows up and out like kinky or coily hair does. Cosplayer Shellanin is challenging that assumption with her own wig…
The Cybertronic Spree are a band who specialise in covers of songs from games, anime and movies. And, when the mood takes them, Led Zeppelin as well.
Throughout 2018, our photographer and videographer Mineralblu travelled the country covering cosplay conventions. To celebrate, and to recap some of the amazing stuff spotted at the shows, he’s put together this 15 minute highlight reel.
In this video by Rescue the Princess!, some of the most iconic villains from movies, games and anime get together not to plot or scheme, but twirl around in front of a camera looking fantastic.
IKKiCON is an anime convention that was held in Austin from December 28-30.