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Pret A Cosplay II – 7 DC Comics Suits From Fun.com, From $170 To $350 Each

I guess we may be seeing quite a lot of these come New York Comic Con… here are the DC Suits licensed from Fun…

Dark Knight Suit (Alter Ego) $250

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Child Batman Suit (Secret Identity) $170

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Superman Suit $250

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The Joker Suit (Secret Identity) $250

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Justice League Suit (Secret Identity) $250

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Joker Suit (Authentic) $350

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Riddler Suit (Authentic) $250

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Thanks to Keith for a typo check.

Pret A Cosplay – 7 Marvel Suits From $170 To $250 Each

I guess we may be seeing quite a lot of these come New York Comic Con… here are the Marvel Suits licensed from Fun…

Marvel Comic Strip Suit – $250

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Avengers Suit (Secret Identity) $250

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Captain America Suit (Secret Identity) $250

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Iron Man Suit (Alter Ego) $250

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Child Iron Man Suit (Secret Identity) $170

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Child Spider-Man Suit $170

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Incredible Hulk (Secret Identity)$250

 

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30 Cosplay Shots From GeekOut 2016

Jonathan Rich writes for Bleeding Cool

GeekOut 2016 took place Aug. 12-13 and saw not only a change of venue for Western North Carolina’s annual celebration of nerd culture for its fifth year, but a sharper focus on cosplay among the sci-fi aesthetic always on display at the annual gathering.

Three previous iterations of “Asheville’s Fan Arts Festival” were held at the larger UNC-Asheville’s Sherrill Center, but the 2016 event returned the festivities downtown at a smaller location on three floors inside and in the parking lot of New Mountain dance hall. This year’s theme“Indie, Meet Tech” also put a spotlight on art that added technology to everything from steampunk to superheroes.

A new addition to Saturday’s events was a Cosplay Fashion Show organized by WNC runway mainstay Ginger Wilde and three finalists in the mid-day cosplay competition were invited to participate in that evening’s more formal affair.

“GeekOut offers Asheville a chance to experience top-notch art and performances from around the country right next to fantastic local talent,” said GeekOut Program Director Janae Elisabeth. “With this shift to artistic focus, our guests are musicians, print and graphic artists, fashion designers, podcasters, technophiles, as well as geeks like us.”

While GeekOut 2016 was a smaller affair this time than in years past, it did have more of an intimate party atmosphere with costumed fanboys and fangirls congregating in Prichard Park for the brisk GeekOut Promenade to New Mountain with many guests participating in some Pokemon catching along the way. Electronic musicians RBTS_Win and Phutureprimitive provided late night sounds for the 21+ crowd and fans of more adult fare also enjoyed the return of Geektastic, a vaudeville-themed burlesque review.

Some guests embraced the changes proposed by GeekOut 2016 while others lamented the differences, but geeks/nerds/fanboys/fangirls are known to have strong reactions to the things they love and no matter what your take on the new direction for the event the force of fandom showed up for this event.
Jonathan Rich is a freelance journalist, high school educator, and self-professed comic book nerd working in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. He writes about entertainment and pop culture for various print and web publications, including bleedingcool.com.

PHOTOS COURTESY GeekOutAVL and Anthony Harden

A Walk Around Liberty City Anime Con 2016 (VIDEO)

Ray Flook and Alejandra Bodden write,

It’s been a particularly busy weekend event-wise, but after the excitement of covering Flame Con 2 yesterday we wanted to make sure we made it out to Times Square in NYC for the third day of Liberty City Anime Con at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Organized by Liberty City Anime Con, Inc., the convention’s purpose is to build a larger appreciation for Japanese pop culture (especially anime and manga) through panels, screenings, exhibitors and cosplay competitions developed by anime/manga fans for anime/manga fans. While it was a solid effort for a relatively young convention and many in attendance seem very much in the spirit of the festivities, for Liberty City Anime Con to become “one of the largest, most successful events to ever hit ‘The Big Apple’” organizers are going to have to work harder at professionalizing the event staff; reconsider where events/programs are currently laid-out; and insure that the Crowne Plaza Hotel (or any future facility) visually embraces the event. To be clear: that’s not meant as a slight but more as constructive criticism because Liberty City Anime Con has the potential to make a serious long-term impact on the convention scene in the northeast region.

Here’s a look at how things went down…hope you enjoy!

96 Cosplay Shots From Liberty City Anime Comic Con 2016

Ray Flook and Alejandra Bodden write, with additional photos from Jason Borelli.

It’s been a particularly busy weekend event-wise, but after the excitement of covering Flame Con 2 yesterday we wanted to make sure we made it out to Times Square in NYC for the third day of Liberty City Anime Con at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Organized by Liberty City Anime Con, Inc., the convention’s purpose is to build a larger appreciation for Japanese pop culture (especially anime and manga) through panels, screenings, exhibitors and cosplay competitions developed by anime/manga fans for anime/manga fans. While it was a solid effort for a relatively young convention and many in attendance seem very much in the spirit of the festivities, for Liberty City Anime Con to become “one of the largest, most successful events to ever hit ‘The Big Apple’” organizers are going to have to work harder at professionalizing the event staff; reconsider where events/programs are currently laid-out; and insure that the Crowne Plaza Hotel (or any future facility) visually embraces the event. To be clear: that’s not meant as a slight but more as constructive criticism because Liberty City Anime Con has the potential to make a serious long-term impact on the convention scene in the northeast region.

Here’s a look at how things went down today…hope you enjoy!

Ray Flook and Alejandra Bodden have written for Bleeding Cool since October 2013; and you can follow them on Twitter: @oldmangeek88 and @nerdy_faery; on Instagram: @oldmangeek and @nerdyfaery; and at: www.oldmangeek88.com.

A Few Hundred Shots Of Wizard World Chicago Cosplay. And Yes, Some Of Them Are Wizard

Firstly we have a cosplay gallery from Wizard World Chicago, from Bleeding Cool contributor Carlos M

Then we have another 33 strong, courtesy of Dennis Barger…

And then we hit social media!

… Hope that won't crawl out of the TV later #thering #WizardWorldchicago #cosplay #comiccon

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#aliceinwonderland and the #madhatter #WizardWorldchicago #wizardworldchicago2016 #cosplay

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#wizardworldchicago #cosplay #theredhood

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#tonystark #ironman #cosplay #WizardWorldchicago #Marvel

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#mulan and her boys after saving the emperor, I guess #disney #WizardWorldchicago #cosplay

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This guy's suit lights up. Best Flash cosplay I've seen. #wizardworldchicago

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Wolvie and the Winter Soldier. #wizardworldchicago #cosplay #wolverine #buckybarnes #genderswapcosplay

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Still better than Zack Snyder #Batman #Superman #DCComics #cosplay #WizardWorldChicago #WizardWorld #comiccon

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Oh, hey Predator. New dreads? #predator #cosplay #wizardworldchicago #cosplayer #gettothechoppa

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Amazing #Eleven #cosplay #StrangerThings #WizardWorldChicago #WizardWorld #Netflix #comiccon #eggos

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But then some #jedi showed up #WizardWorldchicago #comiccon #cosplay

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Feeling Spirited Away by this cosplay ✨ #wizardworldchicago

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Check out this little peashooter. #PVZ #PlantsVsZombies #WizardWorldChicago #Cosplay

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More great #StrangerThings #cosplay #WizardWorldChicago #WizardWorld #comiccon #Netflix #Demagorgon

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And my favorite cosplay goes to the Mulan crew #wizardworldchicago #thronesthemusical

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#wizardworldchicago #theredhood #cosplay

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Awesome #cosplay #WizardWorldChicago #WizardWorld #comiccon

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#StarWars parenting win! #WizardWorldChicago #WizardWorld #comiccon #cosplay

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#WalkingDead #Cosplay #Tyrese #Glenn #Maggie #WizardWorldChicago

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Day 3 of #WizardWorldChicago !!!! Finally cosplaying. #Cosplay @wizardworld

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Second day of #cosplay at #wizardworldchicago #blackwidow and #wintersoldier #marvel

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First day of #wizardworldchicago #eleventhdoctor #cosplay #doctorwho

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I found the HOUND! #gameofthrones #thehound #WizardWorldChicago #cosplay

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And to save the day it's #homer, I mean, #radioactiveman! #simpsons #cosplay #WizardWorldchicago #comiccon

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D.va and Genji sandwich! :D #dva #dvaonline #genji #cosplay #gamer #chicago #wizardworldchicago #wizardworld #nerfthis

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#cosplay @wizardworld

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Khhaaaann! #wrathofkhan #startrek #WizardWorldchicago #wizardworldchicago2016 #cosplay #comiccon

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And the cosplay line…

48 Cosplay Shots From Flame Con 2. And, Yes, Some Of Them Are Fabulous

by Ray Flook & Alejandra Bodden

Following-up on the success of last year’s inaugural event and continuing their commitment to (in their own words) “making the fan community more fun, inclusive and safe for geeks who are queer,” Geeks Out presented Flame Con 2 on August 20th & 21st at the Marriott Hotel-Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Expanded to two days this year to accommodate increased interest from creators, exhibitors and fans, Flame Con 2 celebrated the diversity and creativity of contributions made to pop culture by the LGBTQ community though panel discussions, screenings, readings/performances, cosplay education/competition and much more. Special guests this year included writers and artists Phil Jimenez (Superwoman), Steve Orlando (Midnighter), Kate Leth (Hellcat), Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Sophie Campbell (Jem and The Holograms); pop culture personalities Cecil Baldwin (Welcome To Night Vale) and Matthew Waterhouse (Doctor Who); cosplay stars Jay Justice and Tea Berry-Blue; and over 150 exhibitors, offering everything from prints and t-shirts to custom toys and special effects make-up. Panels included a wide variety of topics from self-publishing and effective fanfic writing to geek activism and the importance of networking within the LGBTQ community; and a full Saturday’s worth of programming wrapped-up with a cosplay contest and a performance from the Kweendom Comedy Hour.

Now here’s a look at the cosplay! And a couple of examples of signage along the way…

Ray Flook and Alejandra Bodden have written for Bleeding Cool since October 2013; and you can follow them on Twitter: @oldmangeek88 and @nerdy_faery; on Instagram: @oldmangeek and @nerdyfaery; and at: www.oldmangeek88.com.

The Opening Ceremony And Walking Around Flame Con 2 (VIDEO)

by Ray Flook & Alejandra Bodden

Following-up on the success of last year’s inaugural event and continuing their commitment to (in their own words) “making the fan community more fun, inclusive and safe for geeks who are queer,” Geeks Out presented Flame Con 2 on August 20th & 21st at the Marriott Hotel-Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Expanded to two days this year to accommodate increased interest from creators, exhibitors and fans, Flame Con 2 celebrated the diversity and creativity of contributions made to pop culture by the LGBTQ community though panel discussions, screenings, readings/performances, cosplay education/competition and much more. Special guests this year included writers and artists Phil Jimenez (Superwoman), Steve Orlando (Midnighter), Kate Leth (Hellcat), Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Sophie Campbell (Jem and The Holograms); pop culture personalities Cecil Baldwin (Welcome To Night Vale) and Matthew Waterhouse (Doctor Who); cosplay stars Jay Justice and Tea Berry-Blue; and over 150 exhibitors, offering everything from prints and t-shirts to custom toys and special effects make-up. Panels included a wide variety of topics from self-publishing and effective fanfic writing to geek activism and the importance of networking within the LGBTQ community; and a full Saturday’s worth of programming wrapped-up with a cosplay contest and a performance from the Kweendom Comedy Hour.

Now here’s what it was like from the floor level…

Ray Flook and Alejandra Bodden have written for Bleeding Cool since October 2013; and you can follow them on Twitter: @oldmangeek88 and @nerdy_faery; on Instagram: @oldmangeek and @nerdyfaery; and at: www.oldmangeek88.com.

13 New Marvel Cosplay Variants

Marvel has released 13 new Cosplay Variants for upcoming titles. Though the press release says 15 different titles and A-Force is down there twice… so there are a couple not seen yet. The covers will run through September and October.

“The response to our first set of Cosplay Variants was so incredible, we simply had to do a second wave,” says Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. “And, of course, we were able to find a great crop of cosplayers with some truly fantastic costumes. We’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on an ever-growing community that continues to show love for us and our characters.”

Look for these Marvel Cosplay Variants coming to these titles later this year:

A-FORCE #9 COSPLAY VARIANT by Crystal Melton
A-FORCE #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Corrine Vitek
BLACK PANTHER #7 COSPLAY VARIANT by ScorpKing Costuming
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Johnny Junkers
MOCKINGBIRD #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Lauren Matesic of Castle Corsetry
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by DJ Spider
SCARLET WITCH #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Yaya Han
SILK #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Rian Synnth
SPIDER-MAN #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Pierre Demery
THE PUNISHER #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Mike Powell
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey
THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Alana Waffles>
THUNDERBOLTS #5 COSPLAY VARIANT by Wesley Johnson>
THE ULTIMATES #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by Knobel Creations

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Here Is Your NYCC Cosplay Waiting To Happen – The New Spider-Costumes For Renew Your Vows

asmrenew2016001-cov-195222 Courtesy of Marvel PR and Comic Book, the new costumes for Mary Jane and Annie Parker, designed by artist Ryan Stegman for the Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows comic written by Gerry Conway.

And cosplayers can start making notes…

 

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