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In the Hyphen3 days ago
The Magic of a Costume
Now, if you are anything like me, I am assuming you know who this character is, right? If not, well first this is me, and I am cosplaying as Agent Peggy Carter from the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe)...
Captain Spider-Man Costume Review
Greetings, Vocal readers. I'm here to do a review, but this time, it's this awesome Spider-Man suit (pictured above). I've never owned a Spider-Man suit before, but always wanted to own one. My suit a...
Cosplayer Spotlight: Gary Prudhoe
Since I joined Vocal over a year ago, I've had the pleasure of interviewing 20 amazing cosplayers. They were great people, and I learned so much from them. Sure, they love cosplay and representing tha...
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Anna Ponomari2 months ago
Bran Stark Is My Hero
Back in 2014 I left my land ''Khalasar,'' the country in which people were living by the principle of the "strongest survives." Due to my disability I wasn't anywhere close to being the strongest, so ...
Monique Star2 months ago
Experience While Hosting a CMV
After partaking in a collaborative project known as a Cosplay Music Video (CMV, for short) for a fandom I am in, I briefly mentioned the idea of hosting a collaborative CMV for a different song. A friend/fellow cosplayer of mine exchanged some ideas for what other cosplayers should do for it (such as whether or not to lip sync the song in question) and getting a reminder that the host of the initial CMV we participated in that they edited like an amateur as well. I figured it wouldn't hurt to ac...
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Shane Kay2 months ago
5 Creative Ways to Bring Your Cosplay to the Next Level
If you have been cosplaying for a bit, this might sound familiar. So you spent a few months planning the most epic cosplay costume the world's ever seen. You spent several weeks meticulously drafting ...
Cosplayer Spotlight: Mister Cosplay
Greetings, my nerdy fam. Welcome to another copslayer spotlight feature, where I interview cosplayers, and they tell us more about themselves. This is my second cosplayer interview of 2019, and recent...
Andrej Kovacevic3 months ago
Five Major Conventions to Scratch Your Cosplay Itch
These days, it's difficult to find anyone that isn't into cosplay, in one way or another. That's just because it's good, inventive, escapist fun and literally anyone can do it (if they're willing to b...
Cosplay Spotlight: Jason Chevres
Now that spring has arrived, I'm back with some cosplay interviews. Last year, I've had the pleasure of interviewing over a dozen cosplayers and hearing their stories of their love of cosplay were int...
How Has Cosplay Changed Your Life?
Last week, I've asked my friends and followers on Facebook and Instagram how cosplay has changed their lives. I often ask this interesting question, because I'm curious to hear the stories of cosplaye...
Cosplay Plans for Spring 2019 and Beyond
I've been quite busy lately with work and everything else. Most of 2018 was a difficult time for me—mental health issues, homelessness, and took a three month hiatus from cosplay until things improved...
Monique Star5 months ago
Encouraging Cosplaying
Someone is enthusiastic about a show or movie that they have seen. There is an issue, though: They are unable to see themselves in a character they wish they could. Among other forms of creativity, here comes cosplaying to save the day. As stated initially, cosplaying is a form of creativity; it is a form of fan art. Some of the cosplay consists of using makeup/paint, some consists of mixing and matching the clothes that they already own for the particular style of the characters they admire, an...
#28DaysofBlackCosplay
February is not only Black History Month, but it's also a month for cosplayers of color: #28daysofblackcosplay. In the last several days, I've had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of cosplayers a...
How to Support a Cosplayer
Creating. Content. Isn’t. Cheap. As a cosplayer, I can’t begin to tally up how much I’ve spent on supplies, photographers, conventions and MY TIME on creating a new cosplay. I try to cut corners like ...
"You're Pretty for a Black Girl"
I’m going to get emotional for this one, so let’s go. A few weeks ago I had posted on my IG about “compliments” I’ve received as a nerdy woman of color. Phrases like, “You’re so well spoken for a blac...
Dear White Cosplayers
If you’ve made it past the title then it’s safe to assume you’re either curious or think this article is about something COMPLETELY different then what I am about to explain. I’m here, yet again, to t...
Texxx-Man Cosplay's Best Cosplay Interviews of 2018
I know it's been a while since I've written an article. Been busy with work and other things. Excited for the Christmas break to take a few days off to have time for myself. There's less than two week...
Noctis 5058 months ago
Why I Cosplay
"Why do you cosplay?" “Do you cosplay because you’re afraid to be yourself? These are two of the many questions I have received from various people in my life who don’t quite understand what it is to ...