Hodor! Kristain Nairn coming to Baltimore Comic Con – but he needs to leave his guns at home

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As long as we’re talking Baltimore Comic Con — which is only a few short weeks away–and will be held over the Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2-Sunday Sept.4 — it’s just been announced that Game of Thrones actor Kristin “Hodor” Nairn will be attending on Saturday, giving us all a chance to write a […]

Sew up your own DC Bombshells costumes with these Simplicity pattrns

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To be an elite level cosplayer you’ve got to have the skills: sewing, gluing and probably welding. For those who are handy with a needle, Simplicity Patterns just made it a bit easier with a series of DC Bombshell patterns. Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Super Girl are all available in the charming retro styles of […]

C2E2 2016: ReedPOP Announces the Winners of the Crown Championship of Cosplay

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ReedPOP stages fan events around the world, and almost every one has a cosplay contest. Those regional winners are then flown to Chicago, to participate in the Crown Championship of Cosplay finals at C2E2. Who won?  Here’s the PR: ReedPOP Names Winner of C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay Competition March 20, 2016 In Front of a […]

There’s a Cosplayer running for Arizona House of Representatives

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Cara Nicole, aka AZ Powergirl, has announced that she will be running for Arizona House of Representatives in district 26. Have no idea where that is? Neither does she. “It’s kind of in the Mesa, Tempe area with some of the out-lying places,” Nicole said in her official campaign Facebook video. “I’m actually running green […]

Farrago, the free comics app, is having a cosplay contest

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We first wrote about Farrago Comics app for free comics in January, when they announced their deal with IDW.

Since then they’ve been adding more books to the app each month, including their first original comic SHRINKAGE, an 8-part comedic sci-fi action tale about how the most unknowable battleground we face is the one within our own craniums, written by Emmy Award winning writer Rob Kutner (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Conan”) and illustrated by John Lucas (X-Men, Deadpool)

Now Farrago is running a Cosplay Contest, which launched at NYCC, along with chapter 3 of Shrinkage, which also just launched on the app

NYCC ’15: Cosplay Meltdown!!!

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NYCC ’15 has come and gone, but the photos The Stately Beat Manor took are here to stay.  We had a number of fantastic journalists on the scene, taking pictures of the events happening at the Javits Center as well as the great cosplays attendees wore.  Here are a few favorites:

NYCC ’15: Cosplay Fabrics Announces New Line at Jo-Ann’s

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     As cosplay flies from niche to mainstream, so too goes the market for the material used to create it. Quality cosplay is a combination of craft and components – even the most ingenious designer and tailor can find themselves frustrated by poor quality material. One sign of the demand for good cosplay goods: […]