Katsucon 2017 Cosplayer Spotlight: Evan Wells

If you’re into cosplay, Katsucon should be a con you check out. I was lucky enough to stop and chat with a few cosplayers over the weekend, but the sheer size of the con can make it difficult to find time and space to do a shoot! Thankfully for me, Evan Wells was willing and […]

What A Fox! – Kiwi Fox At Katsucon 2017

Towering over me at a staggering 6’2 is the neon green Kiwi Fox. Kiwi was created over a long period of time, but his physical manifestation took about 2 months. He is fun loving, accepting, and very warm and honest with everyone he meets. His YouTube channel is still relatively new, but he already has […]

A State Of Zen: The Japanese Tea Ceremony At Katsucon 2017

I’ve never personally seen a real Japanese tea ceremony before, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to see it live at Katsucon. The Comiku Girls hosted the event, and they are 10 year veterans of the east coast convention scene, described in Katsucon’s guide by the following quote: Each has had a pencil (or […]

Get The Scoop at Katsucon 2017!

So as you may remember from a few weeks ago, there was a movement at Katsucon called “Get The Scoop” which encouraged attendees to buy Dippin’ Dots and to generally support freedom of the press. I caught up with Jessi Pascal and asked her how the movement (and con!) were going.  

Disney’s The Winner: Katsucon 2017 Cosplay

Katsucon has a long standing tradition of having some of the best cosplay. The following shots were taken Thursday-Saturday, and as you can see each and every cosplayer here has put their heart and soul into the costume. Disney won out in terms of popularity, but anime and video games were still in full force […]

Welcome, Mistress!: Cherry Tea Maid Cafe At Katsucon 2017

Maid cafes are cute, in a word. They are cafes where young men and women dress up in maid or butler uniforms and serve you as if they are your personal servants. They originated in Japan, but have grown to other parts of the world as well. A run of the mill cafe will have […]

Anime Invades DC: Katsucon 2017

I’ve been going to Katsucon for roughly 16 years at this point. I remember when it was a small con, maybe a few thousand people. Then it grew. And kept growing. And now it takes over the National Harbor’s Gaylord Hotel every year, with no real sign of slowing down. Katsucon is a well oiled […]

KatsuCrunch! Cosplayers Preparing For Katsucon

One of the East Coast’s biggest anime conventions–Katsucon–is this weekend. I’ve been going to the con for about 15 years now, and it’s been amazing to watch it grow. Now while I’m not cosplaying to this show, I still fondly recall the days of finishing my costumes at the last minute. Fifteen years later and […]

Get The Scoop! Ice Cream, Katsucon, Sean Spicer, Oh My!

Recently it was outed that Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, is actually an anime fan, and at Katsucon 2013 even cosplayed as a Gundam (Seriously a Gundam). Best #katsucon EVER w @timodc @kakukowski #nationalharbor see PIC pic.twitter.com/6F0hnrCK — Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) February 15, 2013 We also learned that he’s had a long standing feud […]

Sean Spicer: More Than Meets The Eye?

Just when you thought that #spicerfacts spinning out of the debut performance of the brand new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer couldn’t get any weirder, there’s this. Bleeding Cool will have a reporter at the next Katsucon, we’ll let you know if he shows up this year. Best #katsucon EVER w @timodc @kakukowski #nationalharbor […]

A Cosplay Interview With Lunaladyoflight On Costuming And The Role Of Popularity

By Andrea “Yunie” McFall Joining with Cosplay Blog with a Brain, this is our first cosplayer interview, featuring Lunaladyoflight! She’s a lovely cosplayer from Michigan, who loves the craftsmanship of the hobby! [Lunaladyoflight as Takiko from Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden, photo by Liquid Cocaine Photography] Andrea McFall: What’s your cosplay alias and why did you […]

Bleeding Cosplay Special: The Katsucon Con-umentary – VIDEO

Our Senior Cosplay Correspondent and Bleeding Cosplay columnist Ian Mageto attended Katsucon in Maryland this past weekend and poured all of his ferocious enthusiasm for cosplay into this splendid video for us here at Bleeding Cool. Here’s Ian’s “Katsucon 2014 Con-umentary: Cosplay Compilation Video” : [youtube]http://youtu.be/ugMLDs7IhYU[/youtube]