Category: So I Heard You Like Cosplay
Last weekend, cosplayers, otaku and gamers alike came together for Animaritime 2013, an annual anime and gaming convention.
For those not in the know, Animaritime is situated in the Canadian Maritime region. While it may not be as big as other conventions like PAX East or San Diego Comic Con, you can be rest assured that us Maritimers don’t lack in quality cosplay. Ranging from Adventure Time to Minecraft and everything popular and obscure in between, cosplayers came together in Fredericton, New Brunswick for three days of fun events, panels and friendly hang-outs.
While some cosplayers stayed within the realm of popular games, some were way out there and very unexpected, such as Ness from Earthbound and Tron Bonne from Megaman Legends. I was also surprised by the Journey cosplayers, which are always wonderful to find.
You can check out the full gallery after the jump.
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment expo has come and gone, and so have over one hundred cosplay photos I’ve snagged this weekend. Unfortunately, Sunday had a lot less cosplay than Saturday and Friday, but there are some gems in today’s bunch of twenty or so.
The coordinated gang of Kyoshi Warriors from The Last Airbender (along with a separate Aang) and No Face from Spirited Away highlighted today’s bunch, but there was also some great video game inspired cosplay with a pink-trimmed COG and a pair of Commander Shepards. Check them out below.
I hope you enjoyed the cosplay of Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as much as I enjoyed taking it.
Wow. There was a lot more cosplay today than yesterday at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. An overwhelming amount, even. Saturday seems to be the day that brings out the most Calgary cosplayers have to offer, but we’ll see how tomorrow compares. For now, enjoy the over fifty cosplay photographs I nabbed today.
Don’t mind the Batman that appears in a good chunk of the photos. That particular Bruce Wayne is a good friend of mine and I was his cosplay caretaker for the day. Since I was with him most of the time, everyone wanted him in their photographs, so he squeaked into quite a few. In fact, hanging out with Batman all day seemed to draw a lot of Gotham-inspired cosplay my way.
Other than Batman and friends, I found the best Borderlands cosplay I’ve ever come across, a few amazing Game of Thrones inspired pieces and a giant box of Pocky. Check them out after the break.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. (more…)
The first day of 2013′s Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (CCEE) has wrapped up, and boy do I have a lot of cosplay photos for you. It seems the likes of Nathan Fillion, Peter Dinklage, Carrie Fischer and Stan Lee draw in quite a few people–somewhere around the 50,000 mark–and quite a few of those people decided to dress up for your viewing pleasure.
I snapped pictures of hobbits, wizards, psychotic clowns, batmen, mechromancers and the one and only Homestar Runner. Personally, my favorite cosplay of the day was the Splicer I caught on my way out of the Expo. He was committed to being quite creepy. Oh, and all the Adventure Time cosplay was great, too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a good Princess Bubblegum and Marceline before.
Remember, this is just day one of three. The CCEE runs until Sunday, and I’ll be there tomorrow and Sunday amongst the masses looking for the best cosplay. Be sure to check back then.
In Monster Hunter, hunting monsters that are a number of times bigger than you requires strong armor and big weapons. With literally hundreds of armor and weapon choices, it’s easy to differ yourself from your fellow hunters by making an armor set and a weapon from the carcass of fallen monsters.
Much like forging the weapons and armors in the games, creating a believable Monster Hunter cosplay must take hours upon hours of painstaking work. But for those fans that can pull it off, they bring a whole new level of badass to conventions.
See all the brave hunters ready to go out and hunt after the break.
Like the rest of the gaming world, I’m knee deep in Colombia and its American radicalism at the moment. While Booker Dewitt and Elizabeth’s adventure is only just beginning for myself, many people have gone on to claim BioShock: Infinite is one of the defining games of our generation, and certainty lives up to or exceeds the BioShock name.
Whether or not you agree with that lofty statement, I think one thing’s for sure: BioShock’s visual design inspired a gargantuan amount of amazing cosplay, featuring Splicers, Little Sisters, Big Daddies and Big Sisters. It’s not just the original two games, either. BioShock: Infinite has seen an impressive amount of cosplay even before its release–especially of the game’s female lead, Elizabeth.
Check out the cosplay straight from Rapture and Colombia after the break. (more…)
No amount of rechargeable batteries could keep these robots writing forever. But as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. So instead of writing a thousand words about all these awesome cosplayers on Day 2 and 3 of PAX East 2013, we’ll let you have at them.
We’ve got a Tyrion Lannister, Female Splicer and Little Sister for starters. Not to mention a bunch of Team Fortress 2 cosplayers and a smattering of others–and my favorite, a tiny badass Tomb Raider. Check out the full gallery after the jump.
Like a newborn babe gazing upon the world for the first time, Pixelitis staffers were eagerly snapping away at the daringly dressed and the biggest fans of the genres.
There are some crazy cosplayers in their prime–including a prince from Katamari Damacy and a Bumblebee on stilts that had reporters wondering just how the heck this guy was walking around all day. Among the favorites, there was a great Pryamid Head from Silent Hill and a sassy Zero Suit Samus.
Now before we get wicked hammered (a la Boston dialect), check out our gallery of day one cosplayers at PAX East 2013.
Have you heard of that Starcraft game before? No–I didn’t say Star Wars or Star Trek. It has to do with Zergs, psychic aliens and that Kerrigan lady. The game has been kicking around for awhile. And, you know, played professionally in South Korea for six figure salaries.
Well, even if you somehow haven’t heard of Starcraft, the second chapter of Starcraft II released this week with a new campaign and multiplayer tweaks and fixes (or nerfs depending on where you’re standing). It’s kind of a big deal to PC gamers, Blizzard fans and the pro-gaming all around.
To celebrate the occasion, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to dig up some Starcraft cosplay. Oddly enough, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of Starcraft cosplay out there. Who would of thought! But for the cosplay I did find, some of it is absolutely amazing. Check it out after the break. (more…)
Yesterday our Pixelitis Picks covered our favorite videogame heroines in honor of Tomb Raider’s reboot. Tom Farndon chose Nanami from Suikoden II, Allian Richard picked The Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Patrick Kulikowski ran with Samus Aran from Metroid and I am a big fan of the female Commander Shepard from Mass Effect.
We thought we would extend this impromptu “ladies week” at Pixelitis and take a look at some cosplay of these herones. Of course, Mr. Farndon had to pick a character with a non-existent cosplay following, so direct your blame towards him for the distinct lack of any Nanami cosplay. (more…)