Once upon a time, I inadvertently started a cosplay race war on Tumblr. Whoops.
So, here’s the deal: I’m a cosplayer. If you don’t already know one of us in person, (and you probably do) (WE’RE EVERYWHERE) you’ve probably seen people like me on the news — all dolled up in a rainbow of face paint and eye popping wigs, 50 shades of spandex and skyscraper shoes, for the sake of expressing love for and bringing our favorite characters to life at sci-fi, comic book, video game and anime conventions.
Since I started cosplaying in 2008, I’ve traveled the country, hitting up as many cons as financially possible. all the while making incredible friends, unforgettable memories and lugging hard-to-get-through-airport-security props along the way. (Have you ever tried to fly with a dress made out of plastic bubbles? Fun fact — YOU CAN’T. But you can ship it to your hotel!)
Here’s the second deal: I’m also black. Which is fine by most everyone, until I have the audacity to cosplay a character who isn’t. Keep reading »
I liked Adrianne Curry back when she won the first season of “America’s Next Top Model,” I liked her even more on “Surreal Life 4,” where she met her future (now ex) husband Christopher Knight (Bobby on “The Brady Bunch”), and I love, love, love her for letting her nerd flag fly at Comic Con. Every year, Adrianne, who still does a bit of modeling, shows up in costume to various Comic Cons around the country (including the one currently going down in San Diego). I love that she doesn’t pretend to be a precious celebrity (albeit a D-list one) and that she goes full-on cosplay. Let’s click through to ogle some of her greatest Comic Con looks.
Comic-Con is going on right now, and in case you were wondering, pretty much all of Hollywood is there. And many of them are wearing weird costumes! In case you weren’t able to make it to the largest yearly gathering of comic nerd-dom, we’ve collected a bunch of images from the event. Check out all the famous faces that made their way down to San Diego this past week.
While putting together my Halloween inspiration board for Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen (from “Game of Thrones”) I developed a serious appreciation for cosplayers. “Cosplay,” for those of you who don’t know, is short for “costume play.” Cosplayers dress up as their favorite characters from various sci-fi series, comic books, movies, etc. and they really bring it for events like Comic-Con New York, which took place this past weekend. It just so happens that I also recent read the super funny and smart book Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon, and in it, she pays tribute to girl geeks who get down at comic conventions, including those cool chicks who do cosplay. Here are 15 (okay, 14 plus one cross-dressing dude) who knocked it out of the park at NY Comic-Con 2011.
“The wedding was Secret Service style insane. The crew was completely inconvenienced—there was no cell phone or email. I said thank you so much because if this [wedding] dress gets on the Internet, I’ll die! I had to be locked into the dress to protect it.”
—Kristen Stewart talks at the Comic-Con panel for “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” about the most highly anticipated moment in the flick, the wedding scene. (Well, perhaps the sex scene is just as anticipated, as parts of it have been leaked online.) It’s so crazy that her wedding dress has been guarded like a state secret. At least we know how her hair will look? [People]
People can’t stop asking Kristen about the wedding scene at Comic-Con. Another quote after the jump. Keep reading »
Comic-Con 2011 kicks off today with panels for “Breaking Dawn,” “Game of Thrones,” “Dexter,” and much more. But perhaps the most anticipated panel of the day will be for Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s return to network television, “Ringer.” The panel will be going down at 1:45 p.m., but The CW has released the first poster for the show this morning. Almost as exciting as the fact that the show stars Buffy as two characters? Nester Carbonell, aka Richard Alpert of “Lost,” is in it too! Hawt. Keep reading »