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, […]