BEST COSPLAY EVER (THIS WEEK): SUPERGIRL, NIGHTWING, DARKSTALKERS, PIKMIN AND MORE

Compiled by Betty Felon

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

Above: Supergirl cosplayed by [m o s t f l o g g e d], photographed by Ron Gejon Photography.

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anonymous said:

I'm cosplaying soon and I Have really bad anxiety. I don't know what I'd do or say if someone asks for a hug or picture. I've seen cosplayers get harassed and get asked inappropriate questions and I don't want that to happen to me. Has this ever happened to you? If so how did you deal with it?

Travel with a friend, a friend who understands your anxiety and can help keep possible said people at bay. (hug blocker if you will) Most people can be pretty understanding if you just tell them your not comfortable with contact or things. Friends can usually help block you from pushy people. They can also give harassers a piece of your mind for you when someone steps out of line. I understand anxiety prevents you from saying the things u want to just to hopefully avoid anything further, and it is a harder barrier to get around. But if you have someone there by your side, you can at least lesson it.

Try small cons first. I would definitely avoid large cons for a while until you can mentally prepare yourself for that kind of large crowd.

I am constantly asked for hugs and photos from/with people at cons and tbh its usually perfectly fine. The people I’ve dealt with have always been really nice about it and understanding. Most will even ask if it’s ok to touch your shoulder during a selfie before they do just to make sure it’s something your comfortable with.

This is not going to be the same for everyone, as there are some really rude pushy people. But that’s why travelling with a buddy and not alone is a good thing. Or even with a group of your friends could be even better. Either way, take it slow and find yourself a “safe spot” in the con where you can give yourself room to breathe and recuperate yourself away from the crowd and noise. Sometimes being in a situation your not used to can cause u to have a panic or anxiety attack and so long as you can get yourself a spot where you can calm down and relax it will help you more than you could ever imagine.

I hope this helps or at least gives you at least some ideas.

Have fun cosplaying and take care of yourself and even more importantly, your mind. =)

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So I finished my Sasha cosplay in time for Fanexpo! (mostly…) I only went Saturday but it was awesome!
If you’re in any of these pictures let me know so I can tag your beautiful face! <3
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Annie is Kelissa

anonymous said:

What's the next con you're planning on going to? :)

Hello!

This is the confirmed line up so far:

2014

  • 27-28 September: Melbourne Animaga
  • 21-23 November: Adelaide Supanova
  • 28-30 November: Brisbane Supanova

2015

  • TBA: Perth Wai-Con
  • 10-12 April: Melbourne Supanova
  • 17-19 April: Gold Coast Supanova with NellaFantasiaa

anonymous said:

I honestly don't think people understand that meetups for extremely public social sites are a good idea. Like as big and dickish 4chan,reddit,tumblr and youtube are you don't know who exactly is gonna be there and if they're an acceptable member of society. Yeah there are some perks, but in the long run it won't work out well.

yeah this is going to end horribly and terribly you just watch

first off no one should ever put two 4channers in a room together to begin with, there’s your first problem

and then there’ll be the mix between those types of people and the tumblr types of people? it’ll go one of two ways, the 4channers/redditors won’t want to “put up with” tumblr users, or a bunch of them will come as a big group to purposely seek out and pretty much bully tumblr users

it’s just not a good thing to do

Attention: Guys who cosplay/want to cosplay spandex-clad superheroes

OK dinguses, here’s something that’s gonna make your life and the lives of everyone who sees you at the con so much better.

This is called a Men’s Dance Belt.

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It’s for male ballet dancers to wear under their tights. Its purpose?

TO MAKE SURE NOBODY SEES THEIR BULGE.

when I’m at a con, nothing kills a potential good superhero costume more than seeing the cosplayer’s friendly neighborhood spider-cock through the costume.

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this is a big new 13x19” print that will be available at the second moon crisis reception on august 9th, and at AWA in september!

also, for those who have been asking, the printer i used to make these is a canon pixma pro-100 — amazon is running a pretty good rebate offer on it right now

additionally, more sketchbooks should be in stock in my store next week!

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