What is Cosplay?

It’s a simple definition: cosplay is a portmanteau of “costume” and “play,” the act of putting on a costume and role-playing its character. But from that simple root springs a broad and complex culture, which has flourished into a worldwide phenomenon. You could pick just about any point in history and find the roots of […]

The Best Bowsette Cosplays

Merely whisper of “platform video games” and the first game everyone will think of is Mario Brothers. The plucky little Italian plumber hopped from arcade machines to the console to everywhere else, in a franchise that now spans four decades. Yet the Mario universe is still quite simple. There’s a couple of brothers, a princess, […]

What are the most popular Final Fantasy cosplay costumes?

Final Fantasy characters are no easy feat to accomplish, with most of their costumes having been designed by some of the most talented and thorough art designers in gaming. Even the most experienced cosplayers will think twice before jumping into this particular rabbit hole. It takes great effort to breathe life into these complex characters. Enjoy […]

How to Make Money Doing Cosplay

Are various conventions just glorified casinos? With that question, you’ll have to discern whether it’s a gamble to try to make money doing Cosplay. Of course, it’s possible to earn money. It’s also difficult. A minority of people, who do Cosplay get sponsored. Overall, there are three ways people approach making money doing Cosplay. First, […]