Woman Ices Out Depression By Living Entire Life as Elsa from Frozen

There are many reasons to identify with Elsa from Frozen. For one thing, her hair game is sick; for another, she's a strong female character who don't need a snowman. Kirsty Taylor, however, identifies with Elsa for more personal reasons: The character's battle with her inner demons helped Taylor fight her own… » 1/28/15 2:30pm 1/28/15 2:30pm

The Very Best Cosplay of 2014

What an amazing year for cosplay! Hot dam,n you are all so talented and clever and creative it almost makes us mad. But we love you and all the great cosplay we saw this year. So as a tribute, here is a collection of our favorite cosplay moments from 2014. » 12/20/14 12:48pm 12/20/14 12:48pm

The Best Halloween Costumes On The Internet

Happy Halloween, people! Tonight is the night — so paint on the makeup and get out your lattes and brooms, you Basic Witch. Here are the most jaw-dropping Halloween costumes we've found posted on the Internet this year. » 10/31/14 4:39pm 10/31/14 4:39pm

New York Comic Con Signs Declare 'Cosplay Is Not Consent'

Attendees at this week's New York Comic Con have been pleasantly greeted with large and clear signs that declare "Cosplay Is Not Consent" and ask individuals to refrain from touching or photographing others without asking first. » 10/09/14 3:50pm 10/09/14 3:50pm

San Diego Comic Con Attendees Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment

If you noticed more exciting nerd news hitting the Internet than usual this weekend, that's because San Diego Comic Con was underway. But forget about Wonder Woman and Mad Max for a minute, because one of the biggest stories coming out of the con has been the increasingly loud pushback against sexual harassment. » 7/28/14 2:20pm 7/28/14 2:20pm

Baby Rufio Cosplay Validates The Entire Concept Of Procreation

Bang-A-Rang-yelling Baby Rufio from Hook is absolutely the cutest cosplayer we've spotted at Comic-Con thus far. All other babies should go home. » 7/26/14 2:24pm 7/26/14 2:24pm

Corsets meet Star Trek in these Victorian Starfleet uniform dresses

For those times when you're flung unexpectedly back in time—or if you just don't want to change clothes between work and your favorite holonovel—cosplayer Genovefa has dreamed up these Starfleet-themed dresses with long skirts and a bit of Victorian-inspired corsetry. » 12/08/13 10:25pm 12/08/13 10:25pm

Costumers Ask, "What are Women?"

There is some serious cognitive dissonance between costume companies desire to sell costumes to women, and their understanding of what women are - their understanding of fictional women at least. » 10/27/13 3:03pm 10/27/13 3:03pm

Amazing and Inspirational Women's Costumes to "Take Back Halloween"

It seems like lately the Halloween stores are full of "sassy" costumes or sexy spins on random staples (yep that's a "sexy" Michael Myers outfit). Hey, not that there's anything wrong with that, but what about championing the real heroes every once in a while? Writer and activist Suzanne Scoggins is helping "Take… » 10/22/13 10:00pm 10/22/13 10:00pm

That's not Cosplay. That's the REAL Cally from Battlestar Galactica

We caught actor Nicki Clyne at New York Comic-Con in her FULL Callandra Tyrol uniform. Yes, people, that is the actual suit she wore for Ron D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica. » 10/12/13 12:53pm 10/12/13 12:53pm

One Old Geek's Opinion 1: There's No Such Thing As A "Cos-poser".

OOGO is a new regular post of fandom rambling from the internet's number one weird uncle other than Gary Busey. The topics will vary, the names may be changed to protect the innocent/ridiculous. Do not taunt OOGO. » 7/09/13 9:00pm 7/09/13 9:00pm

Keep your guinea pig protected with a rodent-sized suit of armor

If your guinea pig routinely dashes off into armed combat (or just likes the look of scale mail), you might want to outfit him or her in this handsome suit of armor, perfect for rolly-polly rodents. » 6/15/13 3:41pm 6/15/13 3:41pm

Company That Sold Controversial Cosplay Body Pillows is Backing Down

Pictures of costumed fans were being sold on giant body pillows, without the cosplayers' consent. Can you even imagine the horror of seeing a stranger lugging a giant pillow — with your back side printed on the back? Luckily, the company behind these pillows tells io9 they've agreed to stop selling them. » 6/10/13 10:05pm 6/10/13 10:05pm

Slut Shaming and Concern Trolling in Geek Culture


Last month, science geek and costumer Emily Finke attended a sci fi convention dressed in a screen-accurate uniform from Star Trek: TOS, where she was met with microaggression, mock-concern and men intent on outing her as a Fake Geek Girl. So she decided to write something, "because I haven't caused enough flame wars… » 6/07/13 11:54am 6/07/13 11:54am

Lois Lane cosplay + Piano = Woaah!

Sonya Belousova is at it again and this time cosplaying Lois Lane and playing the Superman theme by John Williams. Be sure to check out her Batman and The Walking dead video if you haven't before! » 5/09/13 10:15pm 5/09/13 10:15pm

The Absolute Cutest Dog Cosplay of All Time

This is amazing. British fans proved that they're still completely bonkers, with this parade of canine cosplay. Including a Superman dog, a Darth Vader dog... and a totally adorable dog cosplaying as K-9, the robot dog from Doctor Who. (Awwwwww.) » 5/06/13 5:50pm 5/06/13 5:50pm

Batman Cosplay Piano Proves That Danny Elfman’s Theme Was Awesome

The new, gritty Batman movies are fine, but there’s one thing that they were all sorely lacking: composer Danny Elfman’s theme music. Also, a very BDSM Catwoman suit. Oh, and batsuits with nipples, clearly an innovation born out of late 90s sartorial decadence. If you thought Sonya Belosouva’s Walking Dead » 4/29/13 11:20pm 4/29/13 11:20pm

Pianist Playing The Walking Dead Theme Is Better Than All of Season…

Get ready for some The Walking Dead-style chills and thrills as the masterful Sonya Belosouva bangs out the show's theme song. Unfortunately, she's also clueless and doesn't realize she's surrounded by the flesh-eating undead. Better run, girl! » 3/28/13 11:15pm 3/28/13 11:15pm

So can we get a line of Avengers-inspired dresses already?

Artist Robinade's Avengers dress designs looked cute—and, for the most part, quite wearable—when we first saw them on paper. This trio of cosplayers brought three of those dresses to life and make us wonder: Why can't we buy a Loki-inspired frock off the rack? » 1/13/13 2:15pm 1/13/13 2:15pm

Convention Season Is Coming: Here's How to Talk to Women Cosplayers

Put together by Aussie cosplayers Ardella, Eve, and Kitty, this is a fun video guide on how to talk to women wearing costumes at conventions. While you might think that's something most folks already know because we have brains and hearts, some people don't know how to fully operate all their equipment yet. It's… » 12/30/12 8:30pm 12/30/12 8:30pm