Photos: 1980’s cosplay was just as sexy, but they seemingly didn’t know how to sew

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This gallery of photos from a 1980’s SF Convention has been floating around for a while, but it just crossed my timestream. While all convention photos from every era share a few things—gaudy hotel carpet backgrounds, at least one ill at ease looking guy with a pencil mustache, women with flaming red hair—this one does prove a few things. Although they didn’t call it “cosplay” back then —I believe the term was costuming—obviously people liked dressing just as scantily.

NC Comicon Cosplay Album

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They are dressed up across the nation, and here in durham, NC for the NC Comicon which is winding up as you read this. Some pretty great costumes though!

Live from Detroit Fanfare: Cosplay photos

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Hey there, we’re transferred Stately Beat Manor to the warm Aboda Hotel in Dearborn, and have been enjoying the hospitality of the Detroit Fanfare folk and fans. Today was the cosplay contest and there have been some great outfits. As with most recent shows we’ve been to, there are tons of costumes for both adult […]

SDCC’13: The Final Photos – Axe Cop, Cosplay, Samuel L. Jackson and CROWDS

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We’re at the end of our SDCC coverage! And we’re ending with Megan Byrd’s final selection of photos taken around the site. She’s found more fantastic cosplay than you can shake Gambit’s staff at, as well as looks at various signings, exhibits, art galleries and more! My favourite? The happy family of supervillains..

SDCC13: Watchtower: Mainstream Media Edition

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Well, once again, we are repainting the kitchen to hide the stains we couldn’t clean, the comics cellar is being refiled, the liquor bottles refilled, and the linens have been burnt, per EPA regulations.  (And the capuchin monkeys have been bribed with money directly wired to their E*Trade account.)  The Beatrix shall return shortly from […]

SDCC’13 in Photos: Archaia, Cosplay, Joss Whedon and Hugs

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We’re almost reaching the end of San Diego Comic-Con 2013, but before packing her bags and heading back to Chicago, Megan Byrd (@comicbookcandy) has sent two last sets of photos from the festival. There’s cacti made out of yarn, Spider-Man being a dick to Darth Vader, all kinds of amazing cosplay, and shots from Archaia, Boom […]

SDCC’13 in Photos: Fast Cars, Cosplay, Grant Morrison and Puppy Dogs

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It’s all happening at SDCC this year, and Megan Byrd has been on hand to document it all for us. Here’s some more photos from yesterday, featuring cosplay en masse, the Eisner Awards, and a DC portrait gallery!

SDCC’13: Star Wars Pets – Cosplay? More like Dogsplay

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By Bob Calhoun I’m stabbing myself with a pen right now to keep from writing that cosplay has gone to the dogs, but that’s exactly what happened today at Petco’s “Star Wars” Yappy Hour at the Hotel Indigo only a few blocks from Comic-Con on Friday night.

SDCC’13: Megan Byrd’s Friday Photo Marathon

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Megan Byrd’s been hitting San Diego once more, and collected together photos from Dark Horse, Image, Boom, Felicia Day, various fantastic cosplayers, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, and SO MUCH MORE!

SDCC’13: Megan Byrd’s Incredible Thursday Photo Marathon

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Alright, we heard you. When you said you wanted HIGH QUALITY photos from the convention, we heard you – and that’s why this year we’ve sent the utterly brilliant Megan Byrd across to San Diego to cover the event. She has not disappointed! We’ve got Sharknado. We’ve got Lisa Hanawalt. We’ve got Pikmin. We’ve got […]

On the Scene: Revealing Wizard World Philly 2013

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The heat wave that scorched the streets of Philadelphia on the weekend of the show did nothing to stop the stampede of comic universe fans from coming out to Wizard World Philadelphia, an annual convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  As we entered the cool oasis of the sales floor, we saw people, many of […]

On The Scene: LA Zoo hosts ‘Wild’ Comics Event + Photo Gallery!

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Comics are everywhere. In the boom of the small comics event, even the LA Zoo staged a “Comics Jungle” event last Saturday geared at kids but drawing in families, artists, illustrators, and cosplayers. The event which advertised to come dressed as your favorite comic book hero, and partake of special activities, actually consisted of two […]

On the Scene: Denver Comic Con Bounces Back and Cosplay Abounds

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As reported previously, Saturday posed some serious challenges to both the Denver Comic Con attendees and the staff trying to handle unprecedented numbers seeking entrance to the convention center and the show floor. Luckily, as the afternoon progressed, the strategy was clearly updated to handle some of these problems. At noon, problems were at their […]

Ann Nocenti explains the thing about Girls Who Cosplay

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And then they came for the cosplayers…

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A few people sent this to me last night, but out of respect for Tony Harris’s great art, I couldn’t bring myself to post it, but now that he’s asked people to retweet it, here you go: I cant remember if Ive said this before, but Im gonna say it anyway. I dont give a […]

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Cosplay

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So there are numerous comics fans wandering the Frankfurt Book Fair.  There are lots of manga fans, perhaps more than would be found at an American comic con, as European fandom was never as superhero-centric as that in the United States.  So why not add some cosplay to the fun? With the growing popularity of […]