Underneath the Cosplay – KokoroKristin

  It is so easy to forget that cosplayers might want to enjoy the rest of the convention, not just pose for pictures. I like to think I respect the time of cosplayers.  If they are talking with someone, or shopping on the show floor, I will try to catch them at a different time.    Lucky for us, KokoroKristin happened to look up from the back issue bin as saw me last spring at Special Edition NYC, that’s when I started up a conversation about the different runs on various Power Girl series, before I asked her if I … Continue reading

Underneath the Cosplay – Spectra Marvelous

Be honest,  the coolest thing about Batman is the cape. Okay, maybe it’s the car, and the gadgets, and the whole being a billionaire.  But visually, when you see Batman, the coolest thing is the way his cape looks.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried to wear a cape, and in your mind you look just as bad ass as Batman.   In reality, you look like a kid with a towel wrapped around your neck. Very few people can really pull off the cape.  Even fewer fully capture the heroic cape image.   Meet one of those few, cosplayer Spectra … Continue reading

Underneath the Cosplay – Lady Nel

  Earlier this summer I attended the first ever Special Edition: NYC.  It was a Comic Con that was all about Comics.  No TV, No Video Games, No Anime, or Movies.   But there was one thing  you can always count on when comic fans get together.   Cosplay.   That’s where I met Lady Nel, from Saturday Morning Cosplay in her amazing Storm cosplay. It took me a little while, but I finally caught up with her, and  here’s what she had to tell Exiled in Geeksville. Name: Lady Nel Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Cosplay Philosophy: Cosplay is joy and passion. If one of … Continue reading

Underneath the Cosplay – Colin, The Boy Wonder

While all cosplayers (that I have met so far) are, at some level, performers. Not many take it to that next level of actually producing films featuring themselves as their favorite characters, picking up the story of their favorite show after a premature cancellation. (OK, Star Trek fans not withstanding). Colin, the Boy Wonder, is part of a team of Cosplayers/Actors/Writers that produce Young Justice: Abduction, and The Apartment. I got to work with Colin at Comicbooked.com for a period of time, where he created the Crimson Blur series. I have always been impressed with his commitment, and his creativity, … Continue reading

Special Edition NYC 14 – Day 2

  Sunday was a gorgeous day in New York. Father’s Day brought families out to the Jacob Javitz Center for Day 2 of Special Edition NYC, a celebration of comics and comicbook culture.  It was a quieter day than Saturday.  Less cosplay, but I was very happy by the number of young kids there with their families. Looking forward to NYCC this October, which will be part of New York Super Week, 10/3 – 10/12. New York Super Week – a first of its kind pop culture festival. With different pop culture themed experiences happening in every corner of the … Continue reading