How do you one-up Marvel’s cosplay variants… you do Cat Cosplay variants… at least that’s what Valiant has come up with and we’ve got all 10 covers here for you to see. No, Seriously… cat cosplay. I mean, Cats are huge on the internet and cosplay is huge… I get what they’re thinking.
The covers were created by the minds behind theCat Cosplay of the Feline Varietyblog. Yes, there is a group that specializes in Cat Cosplay and they get coverage on CNET, CrunchyRoll, the Daily Mail, Geek and Sundry, IGN, Kotaku, Mashable, NPR, Paste Magazine, Tech Times, and dozens of other sites around the world.
So, these are the books getting the covers this December:
A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #10 BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #3 (of 4) BRITANNIA #4 (of 4) DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) FAITH #6 GENERATION ZERO #5 HARBINGER RENEGADES #2 NINJAK #22 SAVAGE #2 (of 4) WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #14
A portion of the proceeds from all VALIANT CAT COSPLAY covers sold will benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC), a New York-based non-profit that operates a beloved, no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. BARC’s mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals – with quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve – and to find permanent loving homes for them.
And here are the covers:
Portland Cosplayers Want To Dress As Stranger Things’ Eleven – 37 Shots From Rose City Comic Con 2016
One of my favorite pre-New York Comic Con (NYCC) events over the past few years has been ReedPOP’s Heroes & Villains parties, which have grown and evolved from being separate “heroes” and “villains” themed events to this year’s larger, ticketed party at Bowlmor Times Square in NYC. Partnering with party/event organizer SONICBOOMBOX, NYCC Heroes & Villains Party 2016 offered party-goers six hours of bowling with a private bar and music (with video`games also available on the floor); an air hockey tournament; cosplay competition; and raffle prizes ranging from an autographed copy of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur to a three-day NYCC pass. Giveaways throughout the event included NYCC 2015 posters, SONICBOOMBOX t-shirts, Brooklyn Defender pint glasses and (personal favorite) a number of comics from a range of publishers. Speaking of comics, special thanks to creators Amy Reeder, Gregg Schigiel, Chris Giarrusso and Paul Azaceta for coming and hanging-out with fans throughout the night…much appreciated by everyone involved.
So here’s just a small sample of what the night was like…and why I feel like NYCC can’t get here soon enough:
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NYCC’s Weapons Policy Now Cardboard And Foam Only – And Take Your Mask Off When You Come In
This year’s New York Comic Con has amended its weapons policy. Last year, it read,
Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips.
That has now been extended to read,
Prop weapons and prop firearms will be allowed providing they are composed of foam or cardboard only. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips made of foam or cardboard.
Plastic is not allowed… let alone metal. Additionally there is a new ruling on cosplay,
Any masks should be removed until you’ve cleared security and have entered into the Javits Center.
NYCC has also banned drones and selfie sticks as well.
22 Shots Of Cosplay From FanExpo In Toronto – Emma Frost To Genderswapped Carl Grimes
I was lucky enough to make it out to this year’s FanExpo in Toronto. While the majority of the comics industry had settled into Baltimore Comic Con to peddle their new wares at the retailer summit, Toronto’s annual FanExpo packed the Metro Toronto Convention Center for Labour Day weekend. Although there was a lack of comic book publishers on display this year (except for Valiant, Zenescope, and Aspen), the whole building was insanely packed with almost 100,000 fans flooding through the gates. This year’s line-up was anchored by Stan Lee‘s final appearance north of the border, as well as appearances by Frank Miller, Joe Quesada, Greg Capullo and Kevin Smith.
I was on hand with Tyler Mitchell document madness for Bleeding Cool and compiled it all into one photo gallery. See yourself? Let us know in the comments!
Cosplay Controversy At Dragon*Con – 9/11 Or Rampage?
FishCenter is an Adult Swim show, presenting like a call in talk show over footage of tropical fish swimming in a fish tank.
And this is the monster-city-wrecking game Rampage.
But it was cosplay at Dragon*Con from people claiming to be from Cartoon Network/Adult Swim (they had the Make FishCenter Great Again hats) and were talking about cosplaying as the game Rampage that got some people upset.
If they’d have used monster dolls rather than Barbie dolls, they might have gotten away with it.
From Bleeding Cool’s Senior Southern Correspondent, Jonathan Rich, from Dragon*Con 2016…
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50 Cent Cosplays As Cyborg, Daphne Joy As Starfire
I’ll be at the Javits Center in a month’s time. But today it’s Star Trek: Mission New York, a Star Trek con. I know IDW and John Byrne will be there… and so are the cosplayers! And Jemal Flores was out with his camera for Bleeding Cool…
As Cosplayers go, Yaya Han is probably one of the most well known. Besides being on the Marvel Cosplay Variant covers, she was featured on Syfy’sHeroes of Cosplay and was a guest judge on the TBS show King of the Nerds multiple times. To go with their newest batch of cosplay variants, to which Han is on Scarlet Witch #10, Marvel has released this new video showing her getting ready for a photo shoot as her version of Wanda Maximoff.