Partners Statue from Disney World : Mollie Tees / Photo : DisPopShow My dad had gone to a Halloween event as Walt Disney one year and it occurred to me to take it to the next level and try doing the statue of Disney. I asked my dad for about Continue Reading


Wonder Woman : Sheik I grew up watching Wonder Woman with Linda Carter in it because my mom loved watching the show. I loved how beautiful, smart and tough she was. Everything you kind of want to be but hardly see in shows with women. You may have pretty, you Continue Reading


Ripley from Aliens : Allison Chase Makeup // Photo : ComixXcosplay “Aliens” is a very popular movie, so there were lots of fans who love seeing cosplays from that film. It was one of the tallest costumes at the con so it even got a lot of attention from people who Continue Reading


I was introduced to the hobby roughly 16 years ago when I attended my first anime convention, A-kon in 2003. At the time I wasn’t aware cosplaying at conventions was a thing, so when I saw people dressed up, I thought “Wow that looks like fun. I want to try Continue Reading


Let me start with how crazy it is that I’ve been cosplaying for over a whole decade! That’s bonkers! I’ve tried typing a lot of different things about cosplay, like how I started, what drew me into the craft, how I’ve grown as a cosplayer and heck even how it Continue Reading


My journey with cosplay has changed as my interests and life focus changed. I originally started in 2004 with comic book conventions and building armor, but I found friends and group cosplay through anime events. I was a member of a large group of as many as a dozen cosplayers, Continue Reading


I first discovered cosplay at my Japanese club in high school. When we attended Animazement in Raleigh, NC, back in 2001, I had no clue that people dressed up but I loved it! Through cosplay, I discovered makeup as an expressive way to transform or just play up and enhance Continue Reading


Going to gaming conventions like GenCon, it wasn’t unusual to see medieval costumes and Klingons. It wasn’t until I went to an anime convention called Anime Central in 2001 in Chicago that I saw cosplays of anime characters; they were more numerous and varied than gaming cons and renaissance fairs. Continue Reading