TeeDee’s Tips for Cosplay Competition

So you’re thinking about entering into a convention’s costume/cosplay contest, huh? Good for you! That takes guts, and it can be very intimidating for those new to the competition arena. I’ve been involved with cosplay contests for over fifteen years – everything from being a contestant, a judge, the emcee, and the coordinator of the…

Featured Cosplayer | Kristen Lanae

Welcome back to the Geek News Network’s Featured Cosplayer page! This is where, once a week, we introduce you to cosplayers that you should know about. This week, we here at GNN would like to introduce you to Kristen Lanae. Kristen is an amazing cosplayer, model, gamer and photographer hailing from Minnesota. Kristen has dabbled…

Rika Muranaka Comes to Saboten Con!

Saboten Con is introducing another special musical guest, the talented Rika Muranaka! Rika has been in the business for 20 years, working with Konami and other professional musicians. She has written music for Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and its sequels: Sons of Liberty, Snake Eater, and Guns for Patriots. Her work has spanned multiple…

ANT-MAN | Movie Review

Marvel has had a flawless record at the box office since the company began producing its own movies. Sure, fans have had mixed feelings about some of the Marvel Studios films, but they have all been commercial successes. That flawless record was thrown into question when director Edgar Wright exited the movie just before filming…

Liui Aquino Attending Saboten Con 2015!

New and rising cosplayer Liui Aquino was announced earlier today as a guest at Saboten Con 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona! Liui is a model, part-time cable TV actor, and cosplayer in Manila Philippines. He started cosplaying in 2011. Liui considers anime and CGI as his specialty in cosplay. He gained plenty of popularity when the…

Pluto’s First Close Up

In case you haven’t heard (or have been living under a rock for the past few weeks) the New Horizons probe just made its first flyby of Pluto, America’s favorite demoted planet. It sent out preliminary pictures earlier this month, which showed everything from spots, to a strange whale-shaped formation, with clearer pictures coming more…

Commissioning Cosplays: The Pros and Cons of Custom Costumes

Everyone has a dream costume, but not everyone has the ability to create it themselves.  Sadly, a negative shroud has fallen over the cosplay community.  One that has left those with the inability to create their own cosplay in the spotlight of criticism.  Those who turn to costumers, prop makers, and seamstresses like myself for help…

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