Posts tagged "cosplay"

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not play a part in either case at all. [Pew Research]
The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in Cleveland…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Which Halloween Costume Was Most Googled In Your State?

Worried that you’ll show up to tonight’s costume party wearing the same “Frozen” princess costume as every other woman who wanted to wear something “pretty” for Halloween this year? You should be. Our friends over at The Huffington Post have done us a solid by creating a map of the most Googled Halloween costumes from…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 31, 2014

Hell Yes To This Documentary Series About Cosplaying!

YouTuber Todd Kenreck of Invader Boom has begun a documentary series on cosplaying called “Cosplay Boom,” the first episode of which has been released and future episodes of which depend on Kenreck’s fundraising efforts through crowd-funding site Patreon.
The first episode is really, really cool: It’s titled “Origins” and it’s a series of interview…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Taylor Swift Admits She And Lena Dunham Like To Cosplay As Oregon Trail Characters

I woke up this morning to a frantic slew of text messages from one of my best girlfriends – the Taylor Swift to my Lena Dunham – telling me to “WAKE UP, BABE. SHIT’S GOING DOWN.” She informed me that TSwift’s Rolling Stone interview was finally available online, and embarrassingly, I sprung out of bed…

By: The Gloss / September 9, 2014

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Ask Comic-Con Cosplayers About Their Sex Lives

You know you were wondering about it! Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew to Comic-Con to ask cosplayers — that is, people who wear costumes often based on characters from their favorite movies, comics and video games — whether they’ve ever had sex in their costumes. Can you guess who has and who hasn’t? [The

By: Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

PurrVerse: Autobiography Of A Queer Gamer Girl

My first real game, the one I remember best, was Zork — good, old-fashioned white text on a black background. I was obsessed with it, the challenges intrinsic in playing it, and the mythology attached. I read the books that came with the series obsessively, and even did a school report (sadly not preserved for posterity)…

By: Kitty Stryker / July 18, 2014

“Game Of Thrones” + Cosplay + Piano = Perfect Weirdness

For those of you that don’t know (as I did not just a mere 10 minutes ago), “cosplay” is when people dress up like characters from fictional stories, usually in the anime, sci-fi, or fantasy genre. It is both as geeky and as awesome as it sounds, especially when it is matched up with “Game…

By: Mary Odell / June 10, 2013

Essential Gear For Anybody With A Unicorn Sexual Fetish

It takes all kinds, right? Some like vanilla, others chocolate. And some folks have a rather sexual association with unicorns. Fancy a unicorn hoof boot, do you? Well, wonderful. We’ve got you that, in all its bizarre rubberized glory, right here. Etsy seller Oonacat makes these custom boots in both black and white urethane. Explai…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 4, 2013

True Story: I’m A Black Female Cosplayer (And Some People Don’t Like That)

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…

By: Chaka Cumberbatch / February 5, 2013

8-Year-Old Girl Gets Head Start On Cosplay, Goes To School As Different Historical Figure Almost Every Day

Omaha, Nebraska third grader Stella Ehrhart is my new hero. Since the second day of second grade, Stella, age eight, has gone to school dressed as a different person—sometimes fictional, mostly historical—almost every day. Her first costume was Laura Ingalls Wilder; since then she’s channeled Joan Baez, Queen Elizabeth, Billie Holiday, Georgia O’Keefe, Burmese opposition leader Aung…

By: The Mary Sue / October 20, 2012

15 Kick-Ass Lady Cosplayers At New York Comic-Con

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 18, 2011

A Marriage Of Video Gaming And Burlesque

Most guy gamers have dreamed of getting with one of the scantily-clad female characters, whether it’s Princess Zelda, Chung Li, or Bloodrayne. Now their fantasies have been answered. The burlesque group Devil’s Playground performs a show featuring these characters and others doing “things ‘suggestive’ doesn’t begin to describe,” according to Gossip Gamers. To…

By: Annika Harris / July 6, 2009

Roleplaying For Women At Tokyo Cafe

A Japanese cafe devoted to “boy-love manga,” or comics about boy-boy romance for female readers, the first of its kind, opened late last year. Business is going well so far — that particular genre is undergoing a huge revival in Japan. At Edelstein, modeled after a 1970s comic book about romance at a German school,…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 3, 2008