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On “Stealing” or “Copying” Cosplay Ideas

Cosplayers can be a very territorial bunch at times. Let’s face it: it sometimes feels like there’s no costumes that have been left undone. So much so that I sometimes see cosplayers creating outfits in advance of them being fully released, like creating a costume from a movie preview... Read the Rest »

On Steampunk and Cosplay

There is no great Council of Steampunk. No overseeing ruling class that decides what it is and is not. Yet, it seems many people on the internet think they are a part of this imaginary institution. These elite few believe they wield the power to dictate what is acceptable.... Read the Rest »

Cosplay Critique: Mind Your Manners

Like many of my costuming compatriots, it was never my intention to become a cosplayer. Everyone has their own story on how they got involved. For me, it was happenstance and a Poison Ivy costume I’d constructed for Halloween. What started as determination, undergarments, fake leaves and hot glue... Read the Rest »

What Does Poison Ivy Eat?

As a Poison Ivy enthusiast and cosplayer, I’ve been getting asked more and more about what Poison Ivy actually eats. (Yes, we nerds still question and debate these sorts of topics.) I have to admit, the question has been rolling around in the back of my mind for a... Read the Rest »

Behind-The-Scenes From Geek Down: Cosplay

While I visited last week’s Geek Down show on cosplaying, I was treated to a mini-interview session with the guys. Check it out! Be sure to visit their site to catch up on past episodes, as well as everything upcoming! -