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MomoCon Hosts Cosplayers On Ice In Atlanta On Sunday

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Photo courtesy: MomoCon.com

Atlanta, GA — Atlanta’s Gaming, Animation, and Comic Convention MomoCon will be hosting the annual Cosplayers on Ice this Sunday, December 4th, at Centennial Olympic Park’s seasonal ice-skating rink.

Cosplayers on Ice brings pop culture fans as well as anime, cartoons, comic books, and gaming cosplayer to downtown Atlanta where participants will have the chance to show off their skills on the ice and mingle with other costumers. Cosplayers and photographers will coordinate photo shoots amid the fountains, statues, giant Christmas trees, holiday lights, and the Atlanta skyline from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“Our Cosplayers on Ice event goes beyond cosplay,” says Jess Merriman, co-founder of MomoCon. “It brings together those who are new to costuming along with those who are experienced with costuming. We all get to celebrate the holidays and welcome anyone interested in joining us. “

MomoCon is hosting the photoshoot at 265 Park Avenue West, but the rink itself is available to any attendee wishing to pay the fee. Concessions and skate rentals are available at the park.

Organizers are partnering with the 501st Georgia Garrison for photographs with Star Wars Storm Troopers and an authentic Darth Vader. The 501st is an all-volunteer organization that uses interest in Star Wars and costuming to promote charity events and will be working to raise donations for the Make-A-Wish Endowment Fund.

MomoCon LLC began as a small college-based anime club in 2004 and has grown exponentially to a paid convention, entertaining over 28,000 attendees by bringing anime/manga, gaming, comics, costuming, celebrities, and all-age fandom programming to Atlanta during Memorial Day Weekend.

The next MomoCon will be held May 25-27, 2017

For more on the event, go here or here

A Little Light Cosplay From New Jersey Comic Expo

Will Standish is a Philadelphia-based photographer who got in touch to share some cosplay photos he took at the New Jersey Comic Expo.

You can see his previous work here at the Philadelphia Harry Potter festival.

A Little Cosplay From NC Comicon In North Carolina

NC Comicon brought together a diverse selection of cosplayers at the Durham Convention Center. These are just some of the heroes and villains who suited up and were captured on camera by Bleeding Cool Senior Southern Correspondent Jonathan Rich.

The Amazing Cosplay From Blizzcon 2016

One of the most amazing things at Blizzcon is the cosplayers. The quality of the costumes are at such a high level that it shows the love the people wearing the costumes have for the characters. Though the contest has always been a highlight of the show, I had special interest as for the first time a friend and fellow guild member was part of the contest. Sockninja Cosplay entered as Tarecgosa. Though she didn’t win, the image below shows how good her costume really was. Photo by Jimmy Harris.

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Blizzard has released the compilation of costumes below and there is a video of the whole costume contest at the bottom.

Cosplaying As Iron Man – The Armor Of Dale Oliver

There is something amazing about cosplay. The costumes and looks of the characters that they are trying to emulate were created by artists with pencil and paper (or computer). They were not designed on real people with real world physics and real world materials. So needless to say getting a live-action version of the characters in the comics is tricky. I mean, look at how often the costume are changed in the films. Wolverine has never worn the spandex based costumes we’ve seen him in on the printed page. Hawkeye’s costume has changed dramatically from the pointed mask and tabbard look. And the majority of the Iron Man armor is added by computer after filming.

Well, in the latest Becoming Marvel,  cosplayer Dale Oliver has crafted a good looking Iron Man cosplay that is in many different pieces. We see in the video how long it takes him to armor up with someone helping him. I can only imagine what he has to go through if he needs to use the restroom while in the convention center.

When Si Spurrier Cosplays As Negan From The Walking Dead At Thought Bubble

The first cosplay of the show, from the Radisson Blu bar in Leeds, the night before Thought Bubble.

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Si Spurrier is Negan from the Walking Dead.

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Who will be his Lucille?

48 Shots Of Great British Cosplay From MCM London Comic Con – And Not Just Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy And The Joker

Today was the second day of MCM London Comic Con, held at the ExCel Centre in the east end of London, taking over the whole convention centre for the first time.

And was there cosplay? Yes there was cosplay. Here is but the smallest snippet of it… there were at least  a hundred times as many examples on display.

For more from MCM London Comic Con, click here.

 

 

Custom Corset Maker Shows Off Her Mockingbird Cosplay For Marvel

The latest Becoming Marvel features an L.A. based cosplayer Lauren Bregman from Castle Corsetry making herself up to be Mockingbird. She is more than just a cosplayer though, as she creates a line of amazing comic and pop culture themed corsets that have been worn by some pretty big names like Kim Kardashian, Snooki, Team Unicorn, Katie Perry, and more.

Bumping Into Steve Dillon At New York Comic Con Dressed As Jesse Custer

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I was sitting at my kitchen table this morning with a two-gallon cup of coffee, two-finger tapping-away at the keys as I was trying to hammer-out an article on my first-time experience as a cosplayer when my girlfriend gave me the news: Steve Dillon had passed-away aged 54. It felt like someone had cattle-prodded the back of my brain. Steve Dillon was one of my favorite comics artists over the years…with a space reserved for him on my personal comics artists’ “Mt. Rushmore.” There’s nothing I can say here that hasn’t already been said about his Punisher work; the indelible influences he had on John Constantine through his time on Hellblazer; his contributions to 2000AD and Warrior Magazine; and so much more.

But first-and-foremost, I will always remember Steve Dillon as the co-creator and artist of Preacher…a work that means even more to me now as it did when it was first published. While I’m not exactly the first person one would go to for deep artistic interpretation, the one thing that always stuck-out in my mind when it came to Dillon’s work on Preacher was his ability to force the reader to really see the shocking and horrific things that were taking place…putting us “in the moment” and forcing us to watch. It’s one of the reasons why it’s only one of two graphic novels (Watchmen being the other) I make it a point of re-reading every year; and why I’m excited with the direction of the television show.

It’s also the reason why the news was so heart-breaking. The article I was writing was built around my first-time cosplaying at NYCC as Jesse Custer from Preacher, but at no point did I ever expect to meet the legend himself. But there he was: Steve Dillon sitting at the HERO Initiative table in Artist’s Alley…though I was in such shock that I’m pretty sure I did one of those cheesy sitcom double-takes between looking at him and his sign on the table just to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. He was just finishing-up some table time, accepting donations for HERO in return for an autograph or a photo. He looked like he was enjoying some well-deserved quiet time so I decided not to bother him and to check out the lead table to see if he had autographed anything for charity that I could get my hands on. Once the gentlemen I started speaking with saw who I was dressed as, they immediately asked me if I had anything on me that Dillon could autograph (thank you, DC Comics, for those Preacher giveaways) and that “he would definitely want to see this.” And before I could even process what was about to happen, I find myself shaking hands with Steve Dillon. Over the next few minutes, he would ask me why I went with the television version (told him I couldn’t pull-off the curls); express his genuine surprise at how influential Preacher still remains to this day; tell me that he enjoyed the first season of the television show and is looking forward to the next season hitting-on more plot points from the books; and discuss his thoughts on conventions. Before wrapping-up, I was able to smile and shake his hand once again as we posed for a lasting memory I would have with one of my artistic heroes.

To be clear, this was not an hour-long luncheon between two old friends…but it was a few extra minutes that an artist took to speak with a fan. It’s those few extra minutes that I’ll never forget. So RIP, Steve Dillon…if God’s gone AWOL again, there’s a seat there waiting for you.

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Ray Flook has been a contributing writer to Bleeding Cool since 2013. You can follow him on Twitter at @oldmangeek88; on Instagram at @oldmangeek; and soon through the Big Bad Geek podacast..

The Cosplay Of Minnesota’s Fall Comicon

Not everyone can go to New York Comic Con. Bleeding Cool’s Jason Strangis went to Fall Comicon instead in Minnesota…
Fall Comicon, is a smaller one-day show held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Education Building. A few thousand local fans attended the convention and many of them got into Cosplay with a variety of colorful costumes a few weeks before Halloween.
Creators included Minnesota native Dan Jurgens (Action Comics, Batman Beyond), Ant Lucia (cover artist for DC Bombshells series), Norm Rapmund (inker for Flash and Superman/Wonder Woman) and Gordon Purcell (Star Trek).
The Nick Post Memorial Silent Auction raised over $1,000, with bidders vying for rare artwork, vintage posers, and other cool comic book items.
A larger two-day show will be held in the Twin Cities on May 20-21 of 2017. The Minnesota events are put on by the Midwest Comic Book Association and run by a group of dedicated volunteers.
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Cosplayer Kearstin Makes A Spider-Gwen Costume

In the latest episode of Marvel Becoming, we get to see cosplayer Kearstin from Elmheart, IL. make a Spider-Gwen costume. I was surprised that the light blue webbing accents were painted on and not sewn in. Shows how much I know about making costumes. You can follow Kearstin on twitter.

Diversity Wins Big At New York Comic Con

By Joe Glass

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This year, instead of my usual con reporting, I actually tabled at New York Comic Con. I was part of the LGBT HQ booth, a wonderful organisation who attend various comic cons on the east coast and try to become a hub for all things gay at comic cons. They would like to actually also bring their special brand of fun and interest to San Diego Comic Con, but need help to do so, so if you can, get in touch with them! They streamline the panels and event listings to those related to LGBTQ interest, cosplay, diversity and representation, and empowerment.

One of the first things I noticed sitting down at the booth and looking through the leaflet LGBT HQ made of diversity and LGBTQ inspired events was the sheer number of them. In fact, I would later find that there were even more panels on LGBTQ, diversity and empowerment than could all be listed in that leaflet alone.

I remember the first time I attended a NYCC and there only being one LGBTQ panel at the show. This time, there seemed to be two a day, at least!

Which is incredible! Given the leaps and bounds mainstream comics are making in boosting diversity, and especially LGBTQ representation (though that is mainly DC atm, Marvel still seriously needs to catch up).

Now, maybe it was the booth I was sat at, and the fact I was on one of those panels (Queer Culture: LGBT in Pop Culture), but it seemed that many of the fans who approached me and the rest of my booth mates were all extremely enthusiastic and excited by the amount of focus on diversity and representation at the show. Some even stated it was the most welcomed and comfortable they have been at a comic con in years.

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It did seem to be something that spread around the show. Some of the busiest creators at the immensely busy Artists Alley section happened to be ones who worked on projects that included greater diversity and themes of empowerment.

And LGBT HQ was not the only LGBTQ presence in the main convention hall, as there was also Geeks OUT, the creators of LGBTQ comic con Flame Con, held in Brooklyn and running for its third year next year.

Perhaps this is an overall direction that the comics audience is going in, and the organizers of NYCC have realized this too. Maybe it’s something that other conventions all over the world could learn from.

Speaking with attendees and panelists at some of these panels, plus the handy updates from the NYCC app and my experiences on my panel organised by New York Times’ TimesOUT and Jamie Fay and featuring Jude BiersdorferDavid Yost, Dan AveryChun Rosenkranz, Graham Nolan and myself, these types of panels were almost all filled, containing enthusiastic and excited audiences, and even some elements of controversy.

Diversity, it seems, is going nowhere but up.

Joe Glass is a Bleeding Cool contributor and also a comics creator. He’s the creator and writer of LGBTQ comic series, The Pride, which can be purchased at The Pride Online Store, and also on ComiXology. He is also a co-writer on Welsh horror comedy series, Stiffs, which is on ComiXology and the Stiffs Store.

Get Your Eyes Into These 192 Spectacular Cosplay Photos From NYCC

New York Comic Con has been done for over a day, but we still have a whole lot of cosplay coming through from our boots on the ground.

Here is a massive batch for you to take a look at too. There is some really, really, stellar work work here.

These come couresy of Dimitrios Haritos, Jemal Flores, with a boatload from Adam Wolfe and Endymion Mageto

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Take A Look At 104 Amazing Cosplay Photos From Sunday At NYCC

And that is all she wrote. NYCC has closed its doors now, for this year, another year of a pop culture celebration is now over.

However, we still have some cosplay for you to take a look at here. Here are 104 photos from today at the show, and showing off some amazing work of the con goers.

These come courtesy of Richard Epstein, Paul Gullas, Amanda Gurall and Hugh Sheridan.

Yet More Cosplay From Saturday At NYCC With 104 Spectacular Images

The last day of NYCC is in full swing now, but there is still a whole bunch of Cosplay going on.

We have 104 more images for you to take a look at, with some amazing costume work on display by attendees.

This images come courtesy of Octavio Karbank, Alejandra Bodden and a huge stack from Christine Stephan

Get Your Eyes On 84 Amazing Cosplay Photos From New York Comic Con

As we roll into the last day of NYCC, it means there is only one more for cosplayers to show off their incredible creations.

Don’t fret though. We have you covered. Here is a huge seleaction of photos to get your eyes around.

These come courtesy of Danielle Mick, Ocatvio Karbank and a whole host from Jason Borelli.

And Finally… Get Off Your Ass And Vote, America

unnamed-10Voter registration for Americans is getting closer – and shortening in some states. One cosplaying Captain America at New York Comic Con had a simple message to convey.

We Have 65 Stunning Cosplay Photos For You To Gawk At From New York Comic Con’s Saturday

We are certainly deep into NYCC now, with Saturday just beginning to wrap up.

We still have one more day though, and a whole bunch of excellent cosplay to bring you. We have a batch of 65 photos here for you to peruse from today. Some amazing work on display here.

This photos come courtesy of Dimitrios Haritos, Christine Stephan, Joe Glass and Hugh Sheridan.

Heavy Metal Star Wars At New York Comic Con – Feel The Dark Side

From the foyer of NYCC… Come on feel the force!

Cosplay From Saturday At NYCC In 51 Delightful Photos

We are spoiling you with all of this cosplay!

We have a whole host more photos from the considerable efforts of those amazing cosplayers at NYCC. There is some really impressive work here for you to gawk at, so have at them.

This photos come from Joe Glass, Amanda Gurall and Danielle Mick.

Get Your Peepers Around These 64 Stupefying Cosplay Pictures From New York Comic Con Day 2

Come get you some of this cosplay!

Most of these photos come from Friday at New York Comic Con, and there is some amazing work done by those pictured here. Well done for all of your hard work everyone!

These come couresy of Christine Stephan, Amanda Gurall, Danielle Mick. Paul Gullas and Octavio Karbank

Get Your Eyes On 51 Spectacular Cosplay Photos From NYCC Day 2!

You need cosplay from NYCC? Well, we got it.

Here are 51 images from the showfloor at New York Comic Con 2016 from Friday. There is a bunch of brilliant costume work in here to wrap your head around. These photos come from Madeline Ricchiuto, Joe Glass, Hugh Sheridan, Jemal Flores, John Odum and Dimitrios Haritos

Take a look:

Here Are 53 Super Cosplay Photos From NYCC’s First Day

We’ve seen one batch of photos from yesterday’s opening day of New York Comic Con, and we are back with a whole bunch more.

There is lots to gawk at here, so get your peepers on these. These come courtesy of Ray Flook, Dimitrios Haritos, Danielle Mick, Jemal Flores, Christine Stephan and EiC Rich Johnston.