In any other year this would be the time where we’d only just be ramping up our cosplay event coverage as we approached shows like Anime Expo and Comic Con, but in 2020, where everything is terrible, we are not. Instead, somehow, March’s PAX East is probably going to end up being the last show we feature on this site…
One of the biggest casualties of the global Covid-19 lockdowns are events like comic and anime conventions, because huge arenas filled with tens of thousands of people crammed in, hugging and shaking hands are a massive health risk. But that’s OK! We can still have cons on the internet.
For a few years now on April 1, cosplayers from around the world have joined in on a common joke and posted some pics. This year’s effort, though, took on some added significance, as without any major cosplay cons taking place in the foreseeable future, this “con” was as close to a show as anyone was going to get for…
Just goes to show, sometimes it’s not the outfit that makes the cosplay. It’s the...choreography and fight scenes?
While cosplay cons are definitely not taking place anytime soon, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 saw Japan Expo Thailand take place. It’s one of the biggest shows in all of Asia with over 500,000 fans coming through the gates over the weekend.
It’s kinda fitting that the NBA’s All-Star Weekend was held in Chicago this year, because a couple weeks later it was also the setting for C2E2, one of the biggest cons of the year and a show that’s kinda become its own unofficial All-Star Weekend for cosplay.
Despite there currently being a reported 13 cases of coronavirus in Washington State, and two deaths, the organisers of the Emerald City Comic-Con have pledged to go ahead with the show, which is due to be held March 12-15 at the Washington State Convention Center.
Bernie Sanders isn’t running for president on the back of billionaires. He’s getting there via donations from supporters, and today, that’s a bunch of cosplayers.
Katsucon, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, may not be as big as shows like Comic-Con, PAX or Anime Expo for the general attendee, but for cosplayers this is one of the absolute highlights of the year.
In this short Legend of Micah video, four professional stuntmen decide to dress up like they’re in The Mandalorian and just absolutely go to town on each other.
Actually, it’s always time to cosplay. But sometimes, it’s good to have an excuse to dress. This past weekend’s Wonder Festival figure expo provided just that.
This is MMA fighter Itsuki Hirata. To get ready for her next bout in Jakarta, she’s been sparring, pumping iron and dressing up like Android 18 from Dragon Ball.
There are a lot of smaller, easier props you could make if you wanted to recreate a weapon from Overwatch, but nope, H-art has skipped past all of those and forged himself an enormous replica of Reinhardt’s hammer.