What makes for great cosplay pictures? It’s when an amazing costume is photographed in an interesting and unique location. However, most of the time cosplayers and photographers can only meet up at conventions. While cons are great for seeing friends and buying things, they are not always the best locations for cosplay photo shoots. Concrete walls at crowded convention centers are not satisfying backgrounds for the costumes cosplayers have worked so hard on. There are conventions that have tried to use backdrops but they often result in pictures that look flat, as if they were taken at a mall. Some people have been able to afford to host kickstarters to allow them to do on locations shoots, but wouldn’t it be great if more people had access to such an opportunity?
In this episode, I give my thoughts on the recent major movie announcements from Marvel Studios, specifically what I believe to be the true motivation for why Marvel finally decided to give Black Panther his own movie. Continue reading Why Black Panther is Really Getting a Movie
In this episode I respond to this Bleeding Cool article by Denise Dorman that contends cosplay is hurting the convention scene and making it harder for artists to make a living.I also explain why the real discussion should be about … Continue reading What’s Killing Cons: Cosplay or Organizers?
In this episode, I introduce our new partnership with Midtown Comics and review the top 10 comic books of 2014 so far, which include Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Cyclops, Batman Eternal, and many more. Continue reading Top 10 New Comic Books of 2014
In today’s episode, I interview fellow YouTuber and comic book reader Marlene from I Like Comics Too. Our discussion covers topics including Blue Beetle cosplay, custom Funko toys, Guardians of the Galaxy, and of course comics! Continue reading Just Hangin’ with Marlene from I Like Comics Too
I give my thoughts on Marvel Studios’ latest film Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, as always, we review the characters and their costumes. Continue reading The Costumes of Guardians of the Galaxy
Need to brush up on your Guardians knowledge? Watch my history of the Guardians of the Galaxy video to get you ready for the upcoming release. This is a detailed history and background on Guardians of the Galaxy, including a … Continue reading Previewing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
In this episode, I recap all the big news and announcements from San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Topics include Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Arrow, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four, Marvel’s Axis, Gotham, and many more.
Also, Follow me today on twitter @ComixNCosplay as I’m posting all the best cosplay pics from Comic-Con.
In this Episode Nel and I try having a Google Hangout in which we discuss whether or not the new black Captain America and female Thor are actual steps towards diversity in comics or simply a gimmick. And as always … Continue reading Thor & Captain America: Real Diversity or Gimmick?
In this episode, I review the new Marvel YouTube series Marvel Method Cosplay and give my opinions on what image of cosplay the show portrays. Continue reading What the Marvel Method Says about Cosplay
In this episode, I give my thoughts on DC Comics’ new Batgirl costume design by artists Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart, including what it will mean for cosplayers. Continue reading Comics and Cosplay Reviews Batgirl’s New Costume Design
In this episode, I review the relatively unknown cosplay reality TV series Call to Cosplay featured on MyxTV and Crunchyroll. Continue reading Thoughts on the Call to Cosplay Premiere
In this episode I dive into the root causes for why so many people hate the SyFy series Heroes of Cosplay. The episode also takes on this article discussing the Wizard World costume contest in New Orleans. Continue reading Why People Hate Heroes of Cosplay
Here’s the final installment of my Comics and Cosplay series called Con Week where I discuss various topics surrounding comics and anime conventions. In this episode: how cons can fix or improve their online ticket sales? Continue reading Fixing Online Ticket Sales
Con Week, where I discuss the various topics surrounding comic and anime conventions, continues on Comics and Cosplay. In this episode: the increasing costs of convention ticket prices. Continue reading Are Convention Ticket Prices Too High?
On Comics and Cosplay, I’m hosting a new series called Con Week where I discuss various topics surrounding comics and anime conventions. In this episode: the number of conventions every year. Continue reading Are There Too Many Cons?
[Ed. note: We are happy to bring you Ian’s “Comics and Cosplay” series of video reviews and tutorials on The Nerds of Color! We’re kicking off this week with Ian’s first installment in a week long series of Con Week … Continue reading Do Cons Need Cosplay Dress Codes?
In this episode, host Ian reviews DC’s latest animated film Son of Batman. Also he gives his thoughts about the costumes of Deathstroke and Damian Wayne (Robin).
Warning this video covers slight spoilers from the movie.