NYCC ’15: Cosplay Meltdown!!!


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


     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: […]

NL East champion Mets rookies caught in Underoo controversy


It was “Rookie hazing weekend’ in major league baseball, as new players were forced to undergo a rite of passage that speaks to traditional tribal notions of “crossing over” and appropriating the garb of different tribes or genders to signal their initiation into a wider role in society. Plus, guys in their underwear.

Dragon Con 2015: Some of our favorite cosplay

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When one thinks of Dragon Con usually, it’s typically related to inventive costuming and the talent that goes into the craft of cosplay. We saw a ton of great fans bringing their favorite characters to life this weekend and while our friend Spencer Perry over SuperHeroHype has the motherload of all Dragon Con galleries, here are […]

Marvel reveals photographic Cosplay variant covers


Cosplay is a thing. Variant covers are a thing. And now cosplay variant covers are most definitely a thing. Marvel will have 20 cover adorned by photos of cosplayers depicting the titular characters.

On the scene: Phoenix Comicon 2015


Phoenix Comicon took place on Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31. Apparently, preview night and Sunday were the best days. Honestly, I felt like I was going to Emerald City or San Diego Comic-Con, but I can park near the venue. The parking fees raised, but they’re fairly reasonable considering the location. Downtown Phoenix […]

Because-Play: Parents Organize A Friendly Neighborhood Costume Parade To Support A Young Girl Who Wants To Be Spider-Man

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Ellie Evangelista is a four-year-old Spider-Man fan. She wears the pajamas. She plays with the toys. She watches the cartoons with her mother. She wants to be Spider-Man. But that changed when the boys at her pre-K school told her she couldn’t be Spider-Man, because Spider-Man is only for boys. Her teachers did correct the boys, […]