Cosplay

  • Nia, Whitson, Manon & Tania

    Anime NYC cosplayers were out in full force this year

    A great variety of cosplay from Anime NYC '22

    By Jim McDermott
  • Photograph showcasing Marvel Studios booth at D23

    Comic conventions: a comprehensive guide to most all of the upcoming comic cons

    There are comic conventions happening weekly around the world - here's a list of many of them, so you can make plans to be there yourself!

    By Chris Arrant
  • MCM October 2022 Friday cosplay

    MCM Comic Con London 2022: Be there from anywhere with filmed panels, celebrity interviews, and showfloor reports

    MCM returns, and Popverse is here in London covering the news, panels, guests, cosplay, and more

    By Chris Arrant
  • MCM Comic Con

    Top fun things to do at MCM London

    A summary of all the activities at MCM for ticket holders

    By Louise Saul
  • Good Omens cosplay at MCM Comic Con

    Check out the best cosplay at MCM London 2022 so far!

    We've collected photos of the best cosplay at MCM London this year

    By Tiffany Babb
  • MCM Comic Con

    How to watch panels from MCM Comic Con (and other ReedPop shows) from anywhere

    Stream the big panels from New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, C2E2, MCM Comic Con, Florida Supercon, and more

    By Chris Arrant
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    Costumers Unite! The 501st UK Garrison comes to Comic Con, stream the panel here!

    The 501st UK Garrison is a non-profit costuming organization whose goal is to put realism into costuming and good into the world.

    By Grant DeArmitt
  • 2022 Cosplay Central Championships finals
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    Watch the finals of the Cosplay Central Crown Championships live from MCM Comic Con!

    The finals of the 2022 Cosplay Central Crown Championships take place Saturday at MCM Comic Con - and you can watch it live!

    By Chris Arrant
  • Yaya Han
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    Watch MCM's Yaya Han - Beyond Social Media: Long Term Success in Cosplay panel live

    Cosplay mainstay Yaya Han heads to London to talk about what it takes to make it in cosplay in today’s ever-shifting digital landscape.

    By Grant DeArmitt
  • New York Comic Con 2022 cosplay

    New York Comic Con 2022: Watch 30+ filmed panels, read numerous interviews and news reports, and hear conversations with celebrities

    NYCC is here, and Popverse is in full force covering the news, panels, guests, and more

    By Chris Arrant
  • MCM Comic Con

    London MCM Comic Con's summer 2023 dates confirmed - and it's a bank holiday weekend!

    UKers, there's a comic con returning this summer

    By Chris Arrant
  • NYCC Insider
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    Re-live the best of New York Comic Con 2022 with NYCC Insider from Popverse

    See the best from the NYCC 2022 show floor, the biggest stages, and backstage with Popverse's NYCC Insider 2022

    By Chris Arrant
  • New York Comic Con 2022

    The lessons learned from, and the questions never asked at, New York Comic Con 2022's Q & A panel

    Sunday afternoon brought convention organizers face to face with fans, with one shared mission: making NYCC better

    By Graeme McMillan
  • MCM Comic Con
    Know before you go

    A cosplayer's guide to MCM Comic Con

    Wanting to cosplay at MCM London? Here’s our helpful guide

    By Louise Saul
  • New York Comic Con 2022

    Discover the best cosplay from New York Comic Con 2022!

    Once again, NYCC is home to some of the wildest, wackiest, and most fun cosplay on the convention circuit

    By Graeme McMillan
  • Three Outlander cosplayers standing next to each other and smiling at the camera

    Clan Outlander is in the House at NYCC

    Outlander Cosplayers Show Their Colors (and Kilts!) at NYCC

    By Jim McDermott
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    Stream the Cosplay Central Crown Championships here!

    EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay present the ultimate Cosplay Competition - see it begin at the Javits Center’s Main Stage.

    By Grant DeArmitt
  • Spider-Man and Doc Ock

    NYCC 2022 Cosplay is Starting Strong

    Talking to Cosplayers at NYCC 2022

    By Jim McDermott
  • Popverse

    Enjoy Popverse without any ads

    All the things you love from Popverse - without the ads.

    By Chris Arrant
  • Cosplay

    Cosplay and conventions: how being a fan helped me rediscover myself

    On the power of cosplay and having something for yourself

    By Andrea Towers
  • D23 Expo 2022 cosplay

    All the best cosplay from Disney's D23 Expo 2022

    Whether it's the Magic Kingdom, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or Star Wars' Galaxy Far, Far Away, the best cosplay from every world can be found here

    By Graeme McMillan
  • Cosplay Central Showcase
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    Watch a showcase of the best cosplay from Emerald City Comic Con 2022

    Full recording of Seattle's ECCC Cosplay Central Showcase

    By Chris Arrant
  • Odin Makes

    "I kind of live con crunch" YouTube star creator Odin Makes shares his passion for cosplay & conventions

    Bringing your favorite things to reality with YouTube star creator Odin Makes

    By Ashley V. Robinson
  • ECCC Cosplay Central Championships of Cosplay photo

    Celebrate the winners of ECCC 2022's Cosplay Central Championships of Cosplay!

    The winners and photos of the amazing costumes from the Cosplay Central Championships of Cosplay tournament at Emerald City Comic Con 2022

    By Chris Arrant
  • Emerald City Comic Con 2022

    All the best cosplay from Emerald City Comic Con 2022!

    All of Emerald City Comic Con's very best cosplay

    By Chris Arrant
  • International Comics Expo 2017

    British convention ICE canceled just weeks ahead of its 2022 event

    The Birmingham show was permanently shuttered due to economic concerns, says founder

    By Graeme McMillan
  • Jae wearing her Poison Ivy costume against a tan wall

    This cosplayer crochets her cosplays!

    Jae showed off her new Poison Ivy costume at Emerald City Comic Con

    By Tiffany Babb
  • She Prop display table

    SheProp! celebrates female, non-binary, and transgender cosplayers by building a supportive cosplay community

    SheProp! is an inclusive community for people of marginalized genders of all levels of cosplay expertise

    By Tiffany Babb
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    Watch the full ECCC Crown Championships of Cosplay competition from your home!

    The Crown Championships of Cosplay competition returns to ECCC

    By Chris Arrant
  • Jessica Mcgee and Bryce Mcgee sitting at the cosplay repair table with supplies behind them

    Problem with your cosplay? Don't despair—head over to Cosplay Repair!

    The Cosplay Repair room is a lifesaver for cosplayers who have run into mishaps

    By Tiffany Babb
  • Emerald City Comic Con

    Emerald City Comic Con already has its 2023 dates - March!

    Springtime in Seattle - the 2023 ECCC dates are announced

    By Chris Arrant
  • C2E2

    Save the date: The Chicago comic convention C2E2 has revealed its 2023 dates

    The Chicago staple C2e2 returns in 2023 - and returns to spring!

    By Chris Arrant
  • C2E2 Cosplay Showcase 2022
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    Watch the C2E2 Cosplay Showcase live like you are here!

    C2E2 celebrates the fantastic cosplayers of this weekend with a live showcase on its biggest stage

    By Chris Arrant
  • C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay winners
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    Watch the full C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay competition from your home!

    The Crown Championships of Cosplay competition returns to C2E2

    By Chris Arrant
  • Cosplay Universe still

    Cosplay Universe aims to be the definitive cosplay documentary

    Cosplay Universe is about what goes into dressing up as characters you love - and also the big business that surrounds it

    By Chris Arrant
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    Feel the excitement of attending a convention with ReedPop's Hall Pass video series

    Join comedian/baker Jessica Grant as she plays tour guide to the world of New York Comic Con with Hall Pass

    By Chris Arrant
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    C2E2 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at C2E2

    The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. This event is open to all cosplayers and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff in their hand made costumes on the main stage. The Cosplay Showcase will take place on Sunday. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are welcome to take part.

    By Metaverse team
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    C2E2 2021 | Competing in Cosplay

    Ever wonder what it takes to compete and win a cosplay competition? In this panel, you'll learn the ins and outs of competing in costume. Learn how to prepare, what to expect, and even how to take home the gold!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Muck It Up: Intro to finishing distressing and aging techniques
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    C2E2 2021 | Muck It Up: Intro to finishing distressing and aging techniques

    Looking to add that extra bit of realism to your prop or armor and not sure where to start? We will go over techniques on how to prep and finish your prop and then basic acrylic and oil paint washes highlighting and lowlighting techniques airbrushing battle damage rusting and more! At the end of this, you will be armed to sufficiently muck up your clean work to better bring out its realism!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Gender Bending Cosplays: Discussion and How To
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    C2E2 2021 | Gender Bending Cosplays: Discussion and How To

    This is the cosplay you are looking for. Ever feel like you want to cosplay a character but are not sure how to flip or remove the gender? More now than ever cosplayers can create cosplays that are androgynous or not the original gender of the character but sometimes it's hard to get creative. Come discuss and learn more about how to transform characters with cosplayers Emily Marxer Julie Aubry and Ryan Farrell. They have been reimagining traditional characters for over 10 years and are here with a safe space to discuss how to break free from gender norms and create a cosplay that reflects your dreams.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 |  SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women, trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    C2E2 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women, trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women Trans and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Introduction to 3D Printing for Props, Cosplay, and more!
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    C2E2 2021 | Introduction to 3D Printing for Props, Cosplay, and more!

    Interested in learning how to use 3D printing to make awesome props and parts for cosplay, or just in general? Come join Rocket Props, HDC, and Props to History to learn how to get started in this amazing and affordable technology. Learn the difference between FFF/FDM, SLA/mSLA, Resin, and Filaments! We will be discussing printing technology, introductory printers, easy-to-learn software, model resources, and more! In addition, we will be giving you a list of tips and tricks that we have learned the hard way, so that you don't have to! Making something from your favorite fandom is not far out of your grasp.

    By Metaverse team
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    C2E2 2021 | The C2E2 Cosplay Celebration

    At this special edition of C2E2, we will be hosting a fantastic competition of cosplay craftmanship on Saturday on the Main Stage. Open to over 18s, groups or solo entries with incredible handcrafted costumes will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges, before they take to the stage to show off their creations and compete for a prize in this special celebration of cosplay craftsmanship.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Let's Get Lit: Into to Electronics and Lighting for Cosplay
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    C2E2 2021 | Let's Get Lit: Into to Electronics and Lighting for Cosplay

    Have you ever wanted to give the static part of your costume that extra little breath of life to help bring your fantasy into reality? In this panel, we go over the basics of electronics and components from soldering resistors L.E.D's and other light sources switch power sources and more advanced techniques like adding smoke effects blinking and fading L.E.D's and some basic Arduino and light array work. We will then talk about ways you can implement everything into your project!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!
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    C2E2 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!

    Can you walk that prop AND talk that shop but feel like an outsider in many of the maker forums? We do too! Join members of SheProp! the prop-making forum for women trans and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay and prop-making questions free of judgment and criticism. Our expert panelists have a wide range of skills that can help you get your cosplay to the next level. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence within the cosplay community providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for women prop-makers costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Cosplaying While Black- Chicago
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    C2E2 2021 | Cosplaying While Black- Chicago

    This panel discusses the struggles and triumphs of a POC (person of color) cosplayer. We explore many topics such as race identity in the community brown/black face controversy in the community and discuss ways to speak encouragement into the community making it more comfortable for future POC and NON-POC cosplayers. THIS PANEL IS FOR ALL COSPLAYERS AND NON COSPLAYERS both POC AND NON-POC. If you are willing to be educated we are willing to pass on the knowledge.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Practical Cloning: Intro to Mold Making and Resin
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    C2E2 2021 | Practical Cloning: Intro to Mold Making and Resin

    Looking to get into molding and casting 3d prints or sculpted items and not sure where to start? We will go over basic methods and materials for mold making and casting, tools used to improve your molds and touch on some multi-part mold information. We will also go over different applications to put your newfound knowledge to use!

    By Metaverse team
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    C2E2 2021 | Cosplay Fitness and Body Positivity

    Ever tried to “get in shape” for a cosplay? Perhaps a photoshoot, a convention, or a meetup is around the corner? Join personal trainer Troy Bushido and fellow cosplayers as we discuss fitness strategies to make you look and feel like a real-life superhero. Topics include real-world nutrition, safe and effective workouts, staying motivated through character empowerment, and positive self-image.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the Future
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    C2E2 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the Future

    Cosplay doesn't have to stop once you turn 30 years old! That's just the beginning. You can cosplay way past that and even past 100! Come listen to ways of combating age stereotypes, how to beat that feeling of lack of inclusion, and how or where to draw your strength, courage, and creativity from. Your future cosplays can be in any character, age, genre, or artistic manner you choose. Make it your own and cosplay on!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships of Cosplay at ECCC
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    ECCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships of Cosplay at ECCC

    The EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay have joined forces to create one global competition: The Cosplay Central Crown Championships! The global final will now be held at MCM London Comic Con in October 2022 and beyond.

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at ECCC

    The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. This event is open to all cosplayers and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff in their hand made costumes on the main stage. The Cosplay Showcase will take place on Sunday. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are welcome to take part.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women  trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    ECCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, Trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay as a Team Sport: When you don't want to "go-it-alone"
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay as a Team Sport: When you don't want to "go-it-alone"

    Cosplay does not have to be a solitary activity. Working with other cosplayers is a great way to expand skill sets pool resources and create group projects. In this panel we will discuss the types of cosplay collaboration that can be used to build better cosplay as well as social connections. Too many times people think they need to do everything themselves in order to be a 'true cosplayer' We will talk about how that attitude is not only incorrect but limiting a cosplayers full potential.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Incredible Transformations: The Art of Wigs & Makeup
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    ECCC 2021 | Incredible Transformations: The Art of Wigs & Makeup

    Costumes make characters iconic but so do their overall look and hairstyle. If you’re interested in leveling up your FX makeup and wig work come to this panel. Experienced cosplayers will share techniques tips and tricks for working effectively with hair and makeup. Panelists will share supplies showcase their own creations and discuss common mistakes (and how to avoid them!) Expect more than just talking - there will be pictures examples and time for questions!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay and Makerspaces - What Can it Do for You?
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay and Makerspaces - What Can it Do for You?

    Cosplay can be daunting - for newbies and seasoned professionals alike. The cost tools and roadmap can seem insurmountable. Makerspaces offer a perfect solution! Makerspaces are safe community workshops that provide access to tools and resources that can help cosplayers build their dream costume. In this panel, expert cosplayers will share their experiences successes, and advice about using makerspaces effectively. Join us to learn more about how makerspaces can level up your cosplay projects.

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Fantastic Foam Fabrication

    Have you ever looked at an awesome armored cosplay and wondered "How'd they do that?" In this panel experienced cosplayers and builders will answer that question! In addition to explaining how to build amazing foam armor and props, this panel will explore the materials tools, and supplies that you'll need to get started building your own fantastic cosplay armor. Expect lots of examples stories and time for questions at the end!

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplanning - From Concept to Costume

    Are you interested in cosplaying but not sure where to start? This is the panel for you! Presented by cosplayers from across the community they will share their own stories favorite techniques and experiences building amazing cosplays. Learn the art of selecting sources choosing materials setting budgets time management and how to recover from mistakes. All ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be time for questions and advice from the panelists at the end!

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the Future

    Cosplay doesn’t have to stop once you turn 30 years old! That’s just the beginning. You can cosplay way past that and even past 100! Come listen to ways of combating age stereotypes, how to beat that feeling of lack of inclusion, and how or where to draw your strength, courage and creativity from. Your future cosplays can be in any character, age, genre, or artistic manner you choose. Make it your own and cosplay on!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | 2nd Skin - Prosthetic Makeup for Beginners
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    ECCC 2021 | 2nd Skin - Prosthetic Makeup for Beginners

    Welcome to 2nd Skin! Prosthetic makeup for beginners. Need help getting started in the world of prosthetics? Don’t know how to apply those Elf ears you just bought. Not sure what kind of glue to use but super glue is not an option! Want to know the difference between latex foam latex and silicone prosthetics? Not sure which end of a makeup brush to use to blend those edges or are your not sure the correct shade to use for your skin? Then this is the panel for you! Come join some very fun diverse and creative makeup artists who have been in the makeup industry for over 25 years. Presented by Gypsy Realm Productions The Girl Next Door Cosplay Metamorph Studios MeepARTS and The Divine Ms. Poole will guide you all the way. Q and A session along with a beginners prosthetics demo. All ages welcome❤️

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Strut your Stuff! Competing Cosplay Contests
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    ECCC 2021 | Strut your Stuff! Competing Cosplay Contests

    Standing in front of hundreds maybe even thousands of people can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be! Competing in a cosplay contest can be nerve-wracking but it shouldn’t be. Cosplay contests are great ways to meet other cosplayers learn new skills and show off your hard work to others. Join cosplay judge and award-winning cosplayer Air Bubbles and company as they discuss their experience in the Cosplay Contest circuit with tips tricks and things to avoid plus info on online competition!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Mind The Gap (A Cosplayer's Guide To Awesome Seams on EVA Foam Projects)
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    ECCC 2021 | Mind The Gap (A Cosplayer's Guide To Awesome Seams on EVA Foam Projects)

    Do you struggle to hide seams on your EVA foam projects or are you unsure which material combinations can be used? Do you work in a small space and need high-quality, non-toxic options? Join Beverly of Downen Creative Studios as she walks you through a condensed course covering many products and processes that can be used to reduce seam lines, fill gaps, and smooth surfaces to prepare your EVA foam projects for paint. No fancy shop tools or hardware needed!

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!

    Can you walk that prop AND talk that shop but feel like an outsider in many of the maker forums? We do too! Join members of SheProp! the prop-making forum for women trans and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay and prop-making questions free of judgment and criticism. Our expert panelists can address a range of technical questions and help your cosplay skills get to the next level. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence within the cosplay community providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for women prop-makers costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | CosTalk LIVE at ECCC

    CosTalk LIVE is a cosplay talk show based out of the west coast of the USA. Our team of hosts has over 20 years of collective cosplay experience. We share our skills techniques knowledge and love of cosplay weekly via LIVE streams to Twitch Facebook and YouTube. Join us LIVE as we chat about what it takes to run a weekly live stream who some of our favorite guests have been (Yaya Han -wink wink-) and how we are working towards using our platform as a place to celebrate the diversity of cosplayers the world round.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Genderbends, Crossplays, and Mashups - Oh My!
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    ECCC 2021 | Genderbends, Crossplays, and Mashups - Oh My!

    Ever wanted to cosplay a character of the opposite gender or switch gender entirely? How about a mash-up of your favorite characters from different universes? If so then this is the panel for you! In this panel, local cosplayers will share their favorite techniques to create masterful genderbends, crossplays, and mash-ups. Panelists will discuss essential themes important materials and their own creative processes. There will be time for questions and lots of opportunities to learn from the pros!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Kinks, Coils and Curly Cosplay - Diverse Hair Textures & Wigs
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    ECCC 2021 | Kinks, Coils and Curly Cosplay - Diverse Hair Textures & Wigs

    Hairstyles define a character - from wild anime look to elaborate historical hair. This panel will provide tips and tricks on how to incorporate natural curly or afro-centric hair into cosplay, while still creating iconic looks of the characters you love. We’ll cover modifying your own hair with temporary sprays, gels, and clip-ins as well as adapting designs to work with your own hair. Creating and using partial wigs, braids, and clip-ins. Or building/styling afro-centric wigs using purchased wigs or even from scratch. The options are endless - find something that will let you cosplay your way!

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Confidence Through Cosplay

    This panel is all about creating a safe and welcoming community for nerds and cosplayers alike. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting into cosplay or have been cosplaying for many years, cosplay is for everyone. Our goal is to encourage and cultivate everyone to cosplay and gain the confidence to cosplay. This is an open discussion-style panel where panelists share our own stories of how cosplay has given us confidence. We also want to hear your own tales. Everyone should leave the panel feeling confident, no matter how big or small.

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Strong Foundations

    Just like every house needs a good foundation to build on, so does every cosplay! Join veteran cosplayers and professional seamstresses in discussing shapewear, corsets, bum rolls, petticoats, and crinolines as we plan out the best ways to construct comfortable, long-lasting garments. Working practicality into a costume doesn’t need to be complicated!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Sewing - Unleash Your Inner Seamstress
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Sewing - Unleash Your Inner Seamstress

    When was the last time you picked up a needle and thread? Are you epically lost or intimidated by fabric stores? Not sure where to start on a costume? This is the panel for you! Join cosplayer-panelists to learn about sewing. Panelists will share helpful information tips and stories. We'll explore materials tools and techniques that make sewing easy and enjoyable. So come to this panel and get ready to be inspired (and informed) about how to sew your next cosplay masterpiece!

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Body Paint Basics

    This panel covers all the basics you need for starting your body painting journey! We'll discuss application methods (sponge vs brush vs airbrush) cosplay body makeup types (cream vs water vs alcohol) how to stay safe while applying and how to get the BEST longevity out of your cosplay makeup. During the panel we'll also touch upon some basic SFX techniques to really elevate your looks. So put your make-up artist hat on and join us as we discuss Cosplay Body Paint Basics!

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Body Positivity in the Cosplay Community

    The wonderful world of cosplay offers a doorway for the potential for an amazing experience. The cosplay community is a welcoming group of individuals. However, sometimes there are judgments that people offer about others in regards to what can and cannot be cosplayed within a particular body type. Our panelists have all experienced prejudice when it comes to body type and cosplay. We will share in our experiences - good and bad - and offer insightful tips and tricks in order to approach cosplay in a way that’s positive and comfortable for you and your body type. Join our panel of cosplayers from varying levels of experience and expertise including competition on local and international levels as we welcome novice and experienced cosplayers into our realm!

    By Metaverse team
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay 101 - I need a hero!

    So you wanna be a hero kid? Well Air Bubbles Cosplay and company are here to talk to you! This will be a Q&A style presentation where Air Bubbles and co will supply helpful information they have gathered over the years and some proper etiquette within the cosplay community. She will also discuss just what IS cosplay and where did it come from? Come in as a beginner and leave feeling ready to tackle your cosplay plans.

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Mix it Up! Cosplay Photography for Everbody
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    ECCC 2021 | Mix it Up! Cosplay Photography for Everbody

    Are you a cosplayer trying to get photos of your hard work? Or a photographer looking to shoot cosplay photography? Both? We’re all nerds, so let’s work together! This panel is all about making cosplay inclusive for both cosplayers and photographers. Join local photographers and cosplayers to discuss networking, organizing photo shoots, working with different types of body types, and even how to take your own photos (this ain’t your average selfie!). Perfect for anyone new to cosplay photography or wanting to take their portfolio to the next level!

    By Metaverse team
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    MCM Birmingham 2021 | Cosplay Masquerade

    Talented cosplayers strut their stuff on the Main Stage, displaying a broad range of amazing costumes and performing in character from across the whole pop culture spectrum.

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    MCM London 2021 | Cosplay Masquerade Saturday

    Talented cosplayers strut their stuff on the Main Stage, displaying a broad range of amazing costumes and performing in character from across the whole pop culture spectrum.

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    MCM London 2021 | Cosplay Masquerade Sunday

    Talented cosplayers strut their stuff on the Main Stage, displaying a broad range of amazing costumes and performing in character from across the whole pop culture spectrum.

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    MCM London 2021 | Henna Art 101

    Mehndi (henna) has been used in South Asian culture for generations. Mariam is a cosplayer who uses this part of her cultural heritage to complement her costumes and she'd like to show you how you can do the same! There will be discussion around history cultural context and cosplay usage followed by a live demonstration.

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    MCM London 2021 | Armour Making for New Adventurers

    Ever wanted to make armour for cosplay? Have no idea where to start? Does looking at foam make you really nervous? Never fear! Come along to armour making for new adventurers where we will cover the basics of making really cool armour for cosplay! We will cover building techniques and materials how to attach and paint armour and all the finicky logistics of transporting and wearing it! Get ready for adventure!

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    MCM London 2021 | Working with leather with COSMIC WORKSHOP

    Join Jules of Cosmic Workshop as she guides you through the skills and tools you'll need for using leather in your cosplay.

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    MCM London 2021 | 3D Printing: The Dos, The Don'ts And The Whys

    So you want to 3D print some props, well you've come to the right place, Danny has been 3D printing for the almost 10 years. Anything from armour to props to dungeons and dragons miniatures he's seen it all. He's here to give you the best tips and advice he's learnt over the years. No question is too ridiculous in the printing world.

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    MCM London 2021 | Armour Builds: Basics And Planning

    Sometimes it's hard to know where to start with building foam or worbla armour. Let's talk about breaking it down, materials, planning, and how long it might take you.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Blades Bows and Triggers: Posing with Props for Cosplay
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    MCM London 2021 | Blades Bows and Triggers: Posing with Props for Cosplay

    Are you looking for some inspiration for making that prop for your next cosplay? Not sure how to make a giant weapon and still get around a con? Do you want to level up your posing for your next photoshoot? Come along to the posing with props in cosplay panel! We will cover everything from con-safe materials for building props packing and carrying props at the con and the all-important posing! This panel was put together by a team of cosplayers with over a decade's worth of experience in cosplay prop making sword fighting archery and marksmanship!

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    MCM London 2021 | Competitive Cosplay

    Considering competing in your cosplay maybe even internationally? Well this panel is for you! Two veterans of the UK cosplay scene are going to be talking shop and giving advice on how to do well and enjoying taking part in cosplay competitions. If you're a performer or in it for showing off your costume they'l have tips and advice for you!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community
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    NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community

    Hosted by Heather Boddy. The cosplay community should be a safe space for people of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Of course we want to feel amazing strong and empowered in our cosplays but that doesn’t mean we have to beat ourselves up at the gym to look like the character we are cosplaying. In this panel we will discuss how to fall in love with fitness and channel your inner superhero as well as what it means to love yourself throughout the process. Cosplay and fitness should both feel empowering. Let’s have a conversation about how to feel better in our bodies in and out of cosplay.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!

    From Video Games to Comics Anime and more come explore a world where Drag meets Cosplay! This inclusive panel of queens kings and everything in between will be having an open discussion about cosplaying their favorite characters through the queer lens as well as challenges we face melding the two artforms together within the industry of drag.
 We'll touch on a range of topics including our favorite cosplays how we create our performances and creating art that honors source materials while also being culturally responsible and avoiding cultural appropriation. We believe that drag and cosplay are for everyone and that there is so much both communities can teach each other about their respective art forms in order to help everyone grow as transformation artists. So come with your questions (even those filled with tea or shade!) and let’s talk about nerdy drag! Moderated by Crimson Kitty (Mx. Nerd NY 2018) and special guest Erika Klash

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut-shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help including Raisin Cosplay, Maweezy, Tin Lizzy, ThouArtAnuli, SewSilly, and Rebecca Noel. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!

    Nailed It: Project Cosplay is back again after a highly successful run in 2018 to bring you an hour of fun and creative competition! Think you have what it takes to cobble together a standout cosplay in an hour? Compete with your friends and family to create the cosplay of your dreams with unexpected items! But don't worry our judges (fashion industry designers & cosplayers) will be there to coach you & cheer you on! So gather your squad & come to show off your skills. Trust us this will be the most fun you have at NYCC!

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    NYCC 2021 | Jaremi Carey's cosSLAY

    This Summer Jaremi Carey and Twitch teamed up for a cosplay competition like no other. Join Jaremi as he chats with competitors OMG Juni, Gabby Nu, Casterly Fox, DJ Croft and the CosSlay winner Witchy, about the highs, lows and all the looks from the show.

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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Hacks!

    Cosplay can seem complicated and overwhelming. Eden and El are here to give you some secret tricks to making cosplays that look beautiful and don’t break the bank. If you don’t know how to wash something hand sewn we’ll teach you! Need a wig streaked or colored? We can cover that too. From armor to sewing recycling and more; we want to help get beginners into cosplay and the more experienced makers leveled up! We’ll also be giving away some mystery prizes!

    By Metaverse team
  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor

    NYCC 2021 | Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor

    Worbla? Thibra? Want to make sense of the world of thermoplastics and foamwork? When it comes to intricate details, choosing your materials is half the battle. Join world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies as we compare and contrast the amazing details that these materials can achieve, along with tips for detailing your next cosplay project.

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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying for a cause and how to start a charity group

    The NY Avengers are a charity organization that visits community events Hospitals ill or trauma stricken children. We travel to all 5 boroughs and NJ. We would like to discuss how we use cosplay for good and how you can start your own charity group. We also would like to discuss how our cosplays are made and how to keep the positivity flowing in the cosplay community.

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    NYCC 2021 | Volunteer Cosplaying in your Community

    Looking for other ways to cosplay outside of conventions? Look no further, come listen to great thoughts and ideas on how to turn your hobby into more than just an occasional weekend gig! Cosplay can be a wonderful volunteer activity within your community!

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    NYCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the future

    Cosplay doesn’t have to stop once you turn 30 years old! That’s just the beginning!!! You can cosplay way past that and even past 100! Come listen to Ways of combating age stereotypes, how to beat that feeling of lack of inclusion and Where to draw your strength, courage and creativity from! Your future cosplays can be in any character, genre Or artistic manner you choose, make it your own and Cosplay on!!!

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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying While PLUS ULTRA!!!

    Are you a plus-size nerd and want to get into Cosplay?! This is the panel for you. In this panel, we will discuss how to motivate and execute your cosplays while dismissing the social-political beauty standards of the nerd community! We will go over neat tips and tricks to better your cosplay experience in the areas of crafting resources and makeup skills and body confidence! Cosplay your way! While loving the skin you're in!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Crash Into Cosplay! Your First Steps to Success!
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    NYCC 2021 | Crash Into Cosplay! Your First Steps to Success!

    Do you attend NYCC every year dressed like Peter Parker but YEARN to be Spider-Man? Are you too intimidated to don the Spandex? Do you want to become one of those Amazing Cosplayers you see on the Convention Floor, but don't know where to start? THEN DO WE HAVE THE PANEL FOR YOU! Get out from behind that clever T-Shirt and learn to Swing into being a Superhero! We will take you through the steps of identifying your character, sourcing materials, planning out on a budget and feeling COMFORTABLE with what you have put together! Every hero has to start somewhere, and our panel of experienced Cosplayers will share their lifetime of Tips and Tricks to get you into the Superhero Game! Open to Fans of all Ages interests and Skill Level!

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    NYCC 2021 | The Business of Cosplay: Cosplay Professional Development

    So you want to be a Cosplay Entrepreneur? The Business of Cosplay explores building a brand, creating value and cultivating engagement as a cosplay entrepreneur. Led by international cosplayer and business consultant Philip Odango aka Canvas Cosplay, award-winning cosplayers and cosplay entrepreneurs LuckyGrim Creative, Vanta Black Cosplay and Geeks A Gogo share insights, trends, challenges and learnings to equip enterprising cosplayers crafters, makers, photographers and artists in their professional journey. Learn from this exciting and informative session.

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    NYCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!

    Can you walk that prop AND talk that shop but feel like an outsider in many of the maker forums? We do too! Join members of SheProp! the prop-making forum for women trans, two-spirit and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay and prop-making questions free of judgement and criticism. Our expert panelists can answer your questions on a wide variety of topics and can help you get the information you need to take your cosplay to the next level. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence within the cosplay community providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for women, trans, two-spirit and non-binary prop-makers costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Fabulous Cosplay Footwear

    NYCC 2021 | Fabulous Cosplay Footwear

    Ready to create the perfect custom cosplay shoes? Join world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay and learn how to make every type of leg covering a cosplayer could ask for, from removable boot covers, to painted shoes, to thigh highs that won't roll down!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at NYCC

    NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at NYCC

    The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. This event is open to all cosplayers and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff in their hand made costumes on the main stage. The Cosplay Showcase will take place on Sunday. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are welcome to take part.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships at NYCC, Presented by GEICO

    NYCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships at NYCC, Presented by GEICO

    The EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay have joined forces to create one global competition: The Cosplay Central Crown Championships! The global final will now be held at MCM London Comic Con in October 2022 and beyond. Entrants for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships will be able to choose between recreating a character design and being judged for accuracy or creating their own design based on a recognizable pop-culture character and being judged on the design and interpretation of their given starting point. The ability for cosplayers to choose their own competition path embraces the full scope of cosplay creativity. Craftsmanship is still at the heart of the championship. All of the entries will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges before they take to the stage and show off their creations with incredible costume presentations or scripted performances inspired by their characters.

    By Metaverse team