Nerd Culture

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For many cosplayers, creating costumes is about paying tribute to as many of your favourite characters as you can. For others, it’s about finding something you’re really good at, something you love, and honing your ability to create it until you could be mistaken for the real thing. Katie Sheddock is one such artist. She started consplaying in her teens and soon found it to be a great outlet for her love of zombies. Over the past few years, she has experimented with materials and styles to join the ranks of the walking undead. At the first ever Walker Stalker Con UK, she was spotted and her face is now emblazoned across the promos for next year’s event. (more…)

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You know what’s totally heinous?  Being reminded how old you are. But, hey, that’s what happens when reflecting on pop culture classics of yesteryear. If you’re a child of the 80’s/early 90s’, and remember Bill and Ted, then you’re an old dude (or babe). It’s been a whopping 27 years (Whoa!) since rockin’ nitwits Bill S Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan hopped in a phone booth and traveled through time, meeting up with historic figures like Genghis Khan, Socrates (pronounced in Bill & Ted speak as “So Crates”), Billy The Kid, Abe Lincoln, Joan of Arc and Napoleon. And, 25 years, since their follow up sequel Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, which saw the happily dimwitted duo go the hell (literally) and back.

Regardless of the passage time, and despite the long promises of a 3rd movie from actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters, the fandom for Bill and Ted  is still strong. So much so, that NECA, purveyors of toys and collectibles from the hottest IPs, have released a most triumphant figurine boxed set. (more…)

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Though fairly new to the cosplay scene, Rebecca Lindsay has got a lot of people talking with her incredible Mystique cosplay at NYCC earlier on this month. Her imaginative take on the X-Men shapeshifter had bounced around between Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Imgur, Reddit and even international news sites before she left the convention. She got home to find her photo had gone viral and cosplay enthusiasts around the world knew her face.

We got in touch with Rebecca to find out more about her and to get to grips with what drives her creative gears. (more…)

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Adam Savage loves Cosplay and it has become somewhat of a tradition for him to build a new Cosplay and try to walk the halls of the latest convention he is attending anonymously. He recently attended his first New York City Comic Con and brought his latest one day build Cosplay. Do you think you could have picked him out? (more…)

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On a list of some of the scariest clowns, you could easily include: Pennywise, the Killer Clowns from Outer Space, and Bozo the Clown. For whatever reason, 2016 has seen an increase in clown sightings. Reports of clown activity has ranged from just standing on the side of a road to actually attacking individuals. In rare cases, some of these clowns have been scaring little children. Some of it may have been unintentional, but the kids who see these clowns have been frightened by them. So of course it would make sense that they would need someone to step up and protect them. Someone to let them know that they’ve got their back. Cue Batman.

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Fan Expo ’16: A Select Photo Gallery of Cosplay

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Half the fun of any comic con is the wide variety of cosplay you can see on a given day. Sure, there are a lot of regulars like Spider-Man, Deadpool, and the Joker, but the truly creative set themselves apart with elaborate recreations of anime or video game characters, variant costumes and mash-ups, even Mr. Sparkle. Yes, we did find a Mr. Sparkle at Fan Expo Canada. We even found a Banjo Tooie, the Belle of the Belles, and the Marvel Knights team-up of Daredevil and Black Panther. In the couples category, we encountered the Penguin and a Jedi, and the saddest looking married couple in Westeros (in season 2 anyway). Submitted for your enjoyment, here’s some of the great cosplay from the first two days of Fan Expo! (more…)

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Comic conventions are a great thing. Not only do many like-minded geeks get to have a safe space where they can meet people with similar interests and sometimes meet celebrities, but Cons are also a great thing for retailers to sell the wares to the geek community. You can ask any person who attends a Con and they can attest to spending hundreds of dollars for souvenirs for things they enjoy. Souvenirs could be anything from comic books, to posters, to the even obscure items. I once noticed people get wedding rings engraved in House Stark writings at a Con, so there’s something for everyone. One thing that is also at comic cons is the cosplay attire. Because Cosplay and comic Cons go hand in hand, there are such a plethora of items people can get related to Cosplay. Now it looks like replica weapons are also on that list and Wizard World isn’t too pleased with that.

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San Diego Comic Con. The biggest and best show for everything Comic, Film & Video related took place this passed weekend. With some amazing cosplayers attending too! Sneaky Zebra has put together a great music video showcasing some of the best cosplayers they came across at SDCC.

Zipping between the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, they’ve caught on camera some of the finest looking cosplay wandering the streets and halls of the convention. Another wonderful video that shows how wonderful a comic con weekend really is.  (more…)

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When Cosplayer June Rivas was called into her boss’s office and told her recent work attire and hair style had been “unprofessional” she decided to respond using her favorite hobby, Cosplay. In the picture above on the left you can see what she wore on a typical day, a simple off white pants suit and head scarf, seems pretty much the usual office wear one would expect a co-worker to wear wouldn’t you say? What Rivas decided to do after that day is perfectly Nerdy. (more…)

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Tara Strong, the voice of Harley Quinn in all our animated favorites from DC was at SDCC 2016 this year promoting Batman: Killing Joke. Strong voices Batgirl in the new movie adaptation, but she’s really much better known for her Harley Quinn from the Batman Arkham series of video games and other Batman animated series. Over the weekend she went full Arkham Harley Quinn on the SDCC 2016 floor and she was fabulous! (more…)