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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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You’ve heard of a TED Talk, right? But what is that exactly? A TED Talk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED conference. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Basically, smart people talking smartly about smarty things. With over 2,000 TED Talks from remarkable people, from tech, science, and technology would you have ever expected Mythbuster’s Adam Savage as a Key Speaker talking about his love for Cosplay? Well, he did, and it’s pretty remarkable.  (more…)

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Seemingly straight out of Orgrimmar, actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrived in Orc cosplay to last night’s premiere of Duncan Jones‘ fantasy flick Warcraft! Curtis schmoozed with cast members and fans of the film alike, posing for pictures and recording videos- including a pretty impressive nod to “Leroooooy Jenkins!” Her look came off a little more Malificent than Orc, maybe a brow piece or some big bottom teeth pieces would’ve been a bit more accurate. But this fangirl is no stranger to cosplay fun! (more…)

Toronto ComiCon 2016: Cosplay, The Best of the Rest

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To wrap our cosplay tour of Toronto ComiCon, the image gallery below reflects a wide variety of styles, types and modifications to a great many beloved characters from TV, movies, comics, video games and anime. The level of imagination and sophistication when you see cosplayers at these shows continues to impress, and even at times when you don’t have so much of the latter, it’s more than made up for it in the former. From cardboard masks, to spandex suits, and from modified store-bought costumes to suits made entirely from scratch, all the cosplayers wandering the Metro Toronto ConventionCentre were ready-to-wear in the awesomest fashion to be seen until September at Fan Expo Canada! (more…)

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Star Wars cosplay at cons is so ubiquitous it could, and should, be it’s own category. So we created one. Toronto ComiCon this past weekend was no exception for the inclusion of that parade of Star Wars costume love for both regular fans and the ever growing and swelling ranks of the local chapter of the 501st Legion, a staple of any Toronto area con. Of course this was the first Toronto con after the release of The Force Awakens, and the usual march of Stormtroopers, Jedi and Sith Lords was joined by many Kylo Rens, Reys, and even a few BB-8s. (Yes, you can cosplay BB-8. See below.) (more…)

Toronto ComiCon 2016: Cosplay from Day One

When I arrived Friday night at Toronto ComiCon – Fan Expo Canada’s younger, smaller, and spring-set cousin – I had a question in the back of my head: How many Kylo Rens will there be, and how many Deadpools? Star Wars cosplay is a staple of any con, and so is Deadpool for that matter, but things have changed in the cold months between convention seasons, there are new Wars characters to dress up as, and Deadpool is now as well known as Iron Man and Captain America. And then I saw it! Everything you could want this, my first convention of the year, to be. As I was setting up my camera, walking towards me was Constable Deadpool of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (more…)

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For many of the more serious Cosplayers, nailing all the details of your costume and/or props can come at the cost of your own blood, sweat and tears.  Many times fans find that the gear out there just isn’t detailed or accurate enough.  Hasbro and Marvel understand the struggle, and have teamed up to release a line of “movie accurate” accessories, according to Gizmodo.  The Marvel Legends line of role play items aren’t due to hit stores until the fall, so you wouldn’t be able to rock these props at Comic-Con, but here are some details on the Iron Man and Captain America pieces. (more…)

Car Con

Ever since the power of Marvel was able to ignite an entire genre of films, comic book conventions have slowly but steadily made their way into the mainstream.  Sure the big ones are still the big ones, e.g. San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, Dragon Con, etc., but smaller conventions have popped up across the country that have become accessible to any audience who wishes to partake in the geek culture that we all hold so dear.  One such convention took place over the weekend in Tucson, Arizona and while this infant convention may have been rather small in scale, the potential that it brought along with it was massive.  Tucson Car Con brought not only the typical superheroes that you see at most conventions but added a feature that is very uniquely Tucson – a car show.  That’s right, Tucson, AZ may have just started a new trend. (more…)

Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo 2015
With summer con season winding down, one of the newer kids on the comic/pop-culture convention scene wrapped up this past weekend. The Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo enjoyed it’s sophomore year by shattering last years attendance by Shatnering those in attendance. You could say the more than 13,000 attendees experienced the Wrath of Con and even Rescue 911 couldn’t save them from getting T.J. Hooked… uh, um, I am trying to say that William Shatner was there through the power of puns because someone told me the kids are really into puns these days, ok?

Anyway, yes Captain Kirk was there and it was as awesome as you’d expect which would then make for a decently successful expo, right? Sure, but Sask Expo 2015 wasn’t satisfied with just being decently successful, it was shooting for a spectacular second year. Did it cross into the final frontier of fantastic? Will I keep ham handedly forcing these Shatner puns?

Let’s find out! (more…)