Real Heroes of Cosplay: Bryan Vu

- 10-26-13Cosplay, Featured, Interviews, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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The appreciation of cosplay is very near and dear to the heart of Nerd Bastards. Whether it be expertly crafted, drop dead gorgeous, simple yet witty, or all of the above–we love it.

Now, in a new and ongoing feature we’re looking to celebrate all those unknowns who slave away creating amazing costumes. Those who put their sweat and tears into an outfit they’ll only wear on the convention floor for a few hours. Those who don’t have a gig on a major television network’s reality show. These are the Real Heroes of Cosplay. (more…)

Real Heroes of Cosplay: C.J. Biro

- 10-09-13Cosplay, Featured, Interviews, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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The appreciation of cosplay is very near and dear to the heart of Nerd Bastards. Whether it be expertly crafted, drop dead gorgeous, simple yet witty, or all of the above–we love it.

Now, in a new and ongoing feature we’re looking to celebrate all those unknowns who slave away creating amazing costumes. Those who put their sweat and tears into an outfit they’ll only wear on the convention floor for a few hours. Those who don’t have a gig on a major television network’s reality show. These are the Real Heroes of Cosplay. (more…)

Get Blown Away by Beat Down Boogie’s ‘Dragon Con 2013 Epic Cosplay Part One’

- 09-10-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Mark Poynter

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Part One of Beat Down Boogie‘s Dragon Con 2013 Epic Cosplay has hit the Internet and you won’t want to miss it. These guys scour the entire convention floor for some of the funniest, most creative cosplayers in the known world. This year was no different except that the guys from Beat Down Boogie have really stepped it up. You are going to enjoy this video.

Dragon Con is a smorgasbord of fabulous cosplay, 24 hours a day. After you watch the video go check out the Cosplay featured in Nerd Bastards’ Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collections from Dragon Con 2013 at these three links:

Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collections Part One

Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collections Part Two

Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collections Part Three

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Dragon Con 2013: Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collection Part Three

- 09-05-13Comics, Cool Stuff, Cosplay Posted by Mark Poynter

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It’s time for round three of NerdBastards full contact Dragon Con 2013 Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collection. Ring that bell and come out fighting! The first round raised your pulse rate, the second round battered you senseless, and this final round should drop you to the canvas for the long ten count.

Pictured above is the man himself, Adam Savage and his beautifully simplistic, yet utterly hysterical Dragon Con 2013 . . . I mean 3013 Cosplay.

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Isn’t that how Harley Quinn got mentally twisted? I don’t think Charlie Brown can handle a Harley Quinn / Lucy hybrid. She won’t just be yanking a football out from Charlie Brown.

Check out the gallery below and let us know which were your favorites.

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Dragon Con 2013: ‘Venture Bros’ Party, Costume Contest, & Photo Shoot

- 09-04-13Cosplay, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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It’s quickly become a yearly tradition at Dragon Con and it’s an event I never miss: the official Venture Bros. party and costume contest hosted by Venture Bros. Blog. In years prior the party was always hosted in the Pulse Lounge which overlooks the Marriott lobby, but this year due to growing size and demand the party was moved to its own room in the bowels of the Hyatt. It sure made the party harder to find, and there was some outrage over being forced to lineup as if the party was a panel, but once inside (and once the bar showed up) tempers were calmed and everyone got down to business. I mean partying, everyone got down to partying.

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Having more space definitely allowed for the party to get wilder than when we were all cramped in the Pulse Lounge, and since it wasn’t out in the open there weren’t any confused congoers wandering in and wondering what’s up with all the butterfly suits. The lights were turned down low and with music provided by black Sunshine the atmosphere was perfect for a party. And since we were tucked away in our own room there were “bouncers” managing who entered in order to keep the room from exceeding capacity. Something I completely understand and appreciate, but what I didn’t appreciate was the fact if I left the room to use the bathroom (which after a few drinks did become a necessity) I’d have to then stand in line and wait to get back in. Eventually, after frequently popping my head out to bug those watching the door if I could just run to the bathroom, I was allowed a quick potty break and reentry without having to stand in line. But still, I shouldn’t have had to press this issue as much as I did.

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All right, so there were some growing pains this year, but it in no way hindered the fun as I still had an absolute blast at the party. And even with the low lighting I managed to snag plenty of cosplay pics. Here’s what I grabbed during the party,

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Dragon Con 2013: Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collection Part Two

- 09-04-13Comics, Cool Stuff, Cosplay Posted by Mark Poynter

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Four days, six if you count Wednesday and Thursday, is a whole lot of convention to cover. Thrown in that it takes four major Hotels and numerous satellite hotels to handle the 50,000 plus attendees and 3500 hours of non-stop programming and your head will start to spin. Just like the first post of Nerdbastards Dragon Con Cosplay coverage, this one’s got a ton of great costumes found during the convention.

There were plenty of kids Cosplaying this year. The mini Deadpool and Spawn pictured below were a huge hit with many of the convention goers passing by. These little guys probably caused more bottlenecks in the Hotel hallways and walkways than any of the scantly clad cosplayers.

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There are so many Cosplayers and costumes that it’s hard to decide which to take a picture of let along which of your favorite Sci-Fi and fantasy favorites to Cosplay. This guy decided that he wouldn’t decide and just do something from everything he loved. Can you count how many different franchises he Cosplayed here?

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Here’s another gallery set of Dragon Con 2013 Cosplay pictures, which is your favorite?

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Dragon Con 2013: Colossal Cornucopia of Cosplay Collection Part One

- 09-03-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay Posted by Mark Poynter

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Cosplay is one of the first things that you think about when someone mentions Dragon Con, that and one hell of a weekend long party. What really makes Dragon Con Cosplay stand head and shoulders above just about every other convention is the sheer number of people in attendance that come in costume during the event. Every convention has its fair share of Cosplay, but Dragon Con takes it to a new level.

There were a couple that stood out for me and my Dragon Con 2013 experience. One of my favorites was this:

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Cosplaying for his hotel roommates that he hooked up and needed some privacy . . . Brilliant. Another great Cosplay that had some added drama was the Dragon Con TV Logo Lady:

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All Friday night Dragon Con TV ran a runner under the screen asking her to come to the Dragon Con TV room so they could get her picture. This is a great example showing that people will Cosplay anything at Dragon Con, even Dragon Con TV. I’d like to add that Dragon Con TV did another great job this year with funny videos, shorts, and time fillers.

Check out the gallery below for the first set of Dragon Con Cosplay.

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Last Night at Dragon Con… Day Two

- 09-01-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay Posted by Sarah Moran

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So last night, at Dragon Con…

Things were bumpin’ as it was Saturday night! Two of Dragon Con’s biggest parties went down: The Heroes and Villains Ball where cosplaying guests go straight to the front of the line, and the Last Party on Alderaan where you dance like there’s no tomorrow.

But before we could party away Saturday night we had to survive Saturday morning. That’s when the Dragon Con Parade invades downtown Atlanta. Thousands of spectators, con-goers and normies alike lined the streets to take in Atlanta’s largest parade and here are few of the highlights (including Ernie Hudson and Billy Dee Willaims!),

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Last Night at Dragon Con… Day One

- 08-31-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay Posted by Sarah Moran

So, last night, at Dragon Con…

Well actually, before I get into last night, let’s all take a moment to appreciate the fact folks were already wearing stellar costumes like this,

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And this,

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And partying like this,

On Thursday night when Dragon Con hadn’t even officially begun!There’s so much happening at Dragon Con not even the four days the convention has allowed for can contain it. The party has been spilling over into Thursday evening for years now, but this Thursday easily had the largest crowd I’ve seen ringing in Dragon Con New Year’s.

Yes, Dragon Con New Year’s; a countdown to midnight celebrating the official start of Dragon Con.

Now that the con has officially started the real top notch cosplay has begun coming out. In the slideshow below I’ve included a few of my favorites from the first day of the con as just a tease of what’s going on,

Plenty more to come, too, what with the parade and the massive DC and Marvel photoshoots!

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Nerdy Bits:John Barrowman & Scott Gill Show Off Their Super Hero Undies, Bert & Ernie IRL, DragonCon 2012 “Gangnam Style” Video Remix & MOAR

- 09-06-12Comics, Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Videogames, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: John Barrowman and Scott Gill were at Dragon Con this past weekend. The two rascals showed up in  superhero t-shirts, and superhero underoos – which they showed off. [I Love Superhero Shirts]

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