This weekend, Comic Market wrapped up in Japan. Besides self-produced manga and art, Comiket is famous for all the cosplayers it attracts. This year’s summer event did not disappoint.
RTX, Rooster Teeth’s big annual convention, was held in Austin earlier this month, and amidst the panels and live shows was some very good cosplay.
In Japan, there one vehicle that if you see it rocking on the Tokyo streets, you should definitely not go a-knocking.
Reader Stephen Hancock was cosplaying as a Monty Python character at Gen Con earlier in the month. I’d tell you just who it was, but the name is too long for our publishing platform to fit in an opening paragraph.
Blerdcon is a show that was held last month in DC. It’s a celebration of Blerd culture, which began as a space for “Black Nerds” before spreading its wings and growing to encompass LGBTQ, disabled and other peoples of colour as well.
There is no need for anyone anywhere to ever do a Beerus cosplay again.
This year, Team Mexico took top honors at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya with an impressive Street Fighter II performance.
Or, more specifically, just look at the metal arm on this guy.
Comic-Con, the biggest nerd show on Earth, wrapped up earlier this month, and aside from over-priced toys and exhausting panel talks there was also a ton of cosplay present.
King Kupo created this incredible Hanzo outfit for this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Doug Cockle might be the voice of Geralt, but Maciej Kwiatkowski has been The Witcher for a while now, having served as a combat advisor and motion-capture actor for the character throughout the series.
Last year, photographer (and games blogger) Stéphane You was kind enough to show us some of the cosplay that went down at one of Europe’s biggest nerd shows, France’s Japan Expo. He’s now done the same for this year’s show, so thanks Stéphane!
The following photos were taken at an anime and game event in Beijing, China. The cosplaying gent is dressed as gay porn star Van Darkholme, aka the internet meme Van-sama.
Money has been finding its way into the cosplay community for years now, but usually it’s been in the form of sponsorships or paid appearances, not—as Arby’s has just done—directly joining in on the fun.
Anime Expo is one of the biggest nerd shows of the year, but this year it was also the hottest. Literally. Held between July 5-8 in LA, temperatures soared during the con to reach well over 100 degrees, which wreaked havoc with cosplayers and attendees alike.
Bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu already does an excellent Zangief cosplay. So put him in a public bathhouse, and the cosplay looks like the downtime during Street Fighter II.
I like cosplay. But as we’ve explored recently, I have a special spot in my heart for meme cosplay.
Kamui ain’t done with the show-stopping Monster Honter cosplay.