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Superman Cosplayer at Big Apple Con 2015

On a cool day this past March, hundreds of comic book, sci-fi and pop culture enthusiasts, creators and celebrities came together for Mike Carbo’s 20th Annual Big Apple Con at NYC’s Penn Plaza...

Kat Sketch Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial

Are you new to cosplay or just looking for some helpful tips on taking your makeup skills to the next level? Cruise on over to ...

It's about to get hot in Houston this weekend. Well, actually it's always hot in Houston, but it's about to get hotter. Local cosplayers are in for a treat this weekend when...

Norm Chan cosplaying a Vulcan

When you cosplay a Vulcan -- or an Elf, for that matter -- there's no getting around the whole pointy-ear bit. It can turn what might be a casual Ren Faire escapade into grueling hours of...

High Elf Cosplay with Simplicity Patterned Costume

If you ever took a Home Ec class in high school, chances are you mastered the basics of sewing. And, it’s highly likely that you used a pattern from Simplicity Creative Group to try and make your...

Alice Lewis Cosplaying Joan of Arc

We've a soft spot for kids who cosplay but an even softer one for the parents who encourage and enable it. The use of imagination and role-playing to connect with a familiar and beloved...

Simon Redstone and Samantha Halstead cosplay Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo

Weddings have a way of getting really, really messy in Game of Thrones so we give cosplaying couple Simon Redstone and Samantha Halstead extra points for having the courage to plan GoT-...

Cosplay Crafting with Thermoplastics

For many folks just dipping their toes into the cosplay pool for the first time, crafting armor seems like it should be an intimidating task undertaken only with a lot of experience under one’s...

Vampy BitMe Cosplaying Psylocke

What is the life of a pro-cosplayer like? CNN Money followed around uber-popular cosplayer Vampy Bit Me at last year's...

Ivy Doomkitty Soni Aralynn Abby Darkstar Atlantic City Boardwalk Con ACBC

They've been gearing up for some time and now that time has arrived, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Con debuts this weekend at the Atlantic City Convention Center...

Book Cover: The Fantasy World of Cosplay by Laura Orsini

Penned by self-described “geek and journalist” Lauren Rae Orsini, Cosplay: The Fantasy World of Cosplay (Carlton Ltd., April 2015) provides an in-depth, behind the scenes glimpse of the Cosplay...

Close-Up of a Gundam Model's Head

We recently visited Gundam Planet in nearby Palisades Park, NJ because... it was a Thursday, and we love Gundams! (What, we need a reason to visit an...

Ani-Mia Cosplayer

In recent years using sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe many people across the world have financed thousands of different projects. In recent years cosplayers have begun to use crowdsourcing to...

Boyd Baton Divamp Couture Spike Metal Corset

Equal parts Mad Max and Barbarella, Dutch designer Boyd Baton's futuristic costumes reflect a casual severity, like Army Surplus from a war that hasn't yet been fought.  And we...

Kids Can Cosplay

What do you do when your family finds joy in cosplaying together? You bring that joy to other people. That was the idea when Jay aka Cosplay Dad and his two children...

The Muscle Suit by Flex Designs

If your daily gymnasium regimen has been leaving you more sore than Thor, and a big convention is just weeks away, you may want to consider a muscle suit by...

Cosplayer Glen Corral in his Johnny Depp Mash-Up Costume

Hard to believe, but growing up in New York City, Glen Corral never dressed up for Halloween. While The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that there are no second acts...

Actor Sean Bean as Ned Stark, holding sword, from "Game of Thrones"

Tommy Dunne was a welder who got his big "Hollywood break" when a friend asked him to help out with the weaponsmithing for Braveheart. Fast-forward a couple of decades and Tommy is the...

Yaya Han Modelling Zippered Bodysuit

No less an august business enterprise than McCall's has just announced it is throwing its intricately beaded hat into the cosplay ring.

From the first line of sewing patterns created in...

Deadpool Cosplay

What if we told you there was a way you could become a deplorable, obnoxious, a-hole, pretty much say and do anything you want and people would love you for it? In fact not only would they love...

Alžběta Trojanová Cosplaying Geralt of Rivia

We're still only barely a quarter of the way through The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings (jobs, sleep, societal commitments - damn them all!) but we're still excited about the...

Cosplanet Promo Still

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for Cosplanet: The Evolution of Cosplay, meant to...

jessica nigri cosplay ottawa comiccon

It's gonna be crazy in Ottawa this weekend! With more than 43,000 fans expected the Ottawa Comiccon kicks off tommorow at the EY Centre and the guest list is packed. Always popular with cosplayers...

Cosplay from the Cosplay Culture Booth at C2E2 2015

We made a commitment to take professional portraits of each and every cosplayer who visited our booth at C2E2 in Chicago a couple of weeks back. (We would have liked to have taken everybody out to...