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  1. And The Winner Of The Mary Sue and Calgary Expo’s Ultimate Cosplay Contest Is…

    *drumroll*

    It's time!

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  2. Is There Really Room for Self Love in Cosplay?

    Cosplay is a huge piece of the fandom pie. From once-a-year-at-Con cosplayers, to those who travel hundreds of miles every year to cosplay all around the Country, to sneaky cosplayers who construct costumes so subtle they can be worn to work, cosplayers (it seems) are everywhere.

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  3. Trans, Genderqueer, and Genderfluid Cosplayers On Finding Their Safe Space In Conventions

    Geek spaces have always felt precious to me. Places like comic book shops and conventions are often where I feel most comfortable, thus that's where I fear sexism and homophobia the most. What is worse than a violation of your safe space, the place where you don’t feel ridiculous for talking about the things you love?

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  4. Things We Saw Today: The Best Dragon Age: Inquisition Crossplay Ever

    Do you have some time to talk?

    Mae Hem brings our favorite broody Templar to life with this incredible Cullen cosplay from Dragon Age: Inquisition. She even dyed her hair to get his flawless locks. Check her out on Twitter and Facebook!

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  5. Let it Goat! Peppa Lass Shows off Her Frozen Cosplay, Singing Abilities

    She'll finish your sandwich, sure.

    Just when I think we've hit peak Arendelle, someone dresses their disgruntled goat in Party City kid costumes. Peppa Lass, you the best.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: No Thanks, Target

    Did the LEGO Friends put you up to this?

    Anyone know where this sign is and want to turn that apostrophe into a colon?

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  7. Vote Now For The Winner Of The Mary Sue and Calgary Expo’s Ultimate Cosplay Contest!

    SO. MUCH. TALENT.

    You've submitted your entries for The Mary Sue and Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo's Ultimate Cosplay Contest, and the finalists have been chosen! And whoa are they ever amazing!

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Nilah Magruder Takes Home the Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award

    Now off to check out all the finalists' work!

    Congratulations to Nilah Magruder! The M.F.K. creator was awarded the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity last Saturday at Long Beach Comic Expo.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Guinea Pig Cosplay, No Big Deal

    You can check out more of Chikuwa the guinea pig's cosplay pics over on Incredible Things.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Wear The First Chapter Of Harry Potter In Dress Form!

    But will it read to me in my third grade teacher's voice?

    Rooby Lane, you have indeed outdone yourself. Check out their Etsy page for even more literary goodness.

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  11. Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton is Making a Documentary About Fandom

    But will there be a slash fic portion?

    Tom Felton obviously has a pretty vested interest in nerdery, and now the former Malfoy is joining forces with the BBC to channel that passion into a documentary on Harry Potter and fan culture.

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  12. Things We Saw Today: Samuel L. Jackson on What Marvel Gets That DC Doesn’t

    Hey, we didn't make it about Marvel vs. DC this time.

    Short answer: Samuel L. Jackson. Marvel gets that people love Samuel L. Jackson.

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  13. This Cinderella Transformation Is the Most Magical Cosplay

    Bibbiddi Bobbiddi damn.

    I am a big enthusiast of practical effects over CGI, and this incredible Cinderella cosplay proves my point perfectly. All she needs are a couple of little mice to scurry by in-progress and it would be perfect. Beautiful work by Bubbly Bee Cosplays!

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  14. Ohayocon 2015: It’s Snowing, and I Just Can’t Let It Go

    Sara's top 6 favorite things from Ohayocon 2015!

    Ohayocon 2015 was held from January 31st to February 1st at the Hyatt Regency and the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, OH. This was the 15th year for the convention, which has been growing in attendance and popularity since it began back in 2001. The word "Ohayo" in Japanese means "good morning," and because the convention is held in Ohio, the name of the convention itself is an exercise in subtlety and cleverness.

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  15. Company Proposes to Bring Custom Dress Forms to the Stitchy Masses With 3D Scanning Tech

    And a bit of elbow grease.

    Calling all seamstresses, hobbyists, LARPers, and cosplayers! DittoForms wants to offer dress forms patterned precisely on their users bodies, for roughly the same price of a basic pro dress form.

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  16. Why Pikachu Should Be President: A 10-Year-Old’s Very Important Essay

    "Super effective."

    [Editor's Note: The following was an essay written by Georgia Roberson, the daughter of Chris Roberson (iZombie) and his business partner/wife Allison Baker. It was originally posted on Roberson's tumblr and is republished here with permission. We think you're really, really going to love it.]

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  17. The Mary Sue and Calgary Expo Present: The Ultimate Cosplay Contest!

    Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo has been a huge supporter of Cosplay is not Consent and is heavily involved in their local fan community - but they wanted to take their support of cosplayers and fandom a step further. That's why we here at The Mary Sue are teaming up with Calgary Expo to announce The Ultimate Cosplay Contest!

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  18. Monday Cute: One Of These Cats Is Dressed Like a Lion

    It's like the feline equivalent of public cosplay.

    "Hey, Bill? Are you okay there, buddy? You've been wearing that costume and chewing on giraffe toys for six days straight now. Maybe switch it up and get yourself a unicorn horn to add to the rotation?... No? Gonna just keep eating giraffes? Well, okay. We'll be over here if you need us."

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  19. The Best Cosplay At The 2015 New Orleans Wizard World Comic Con

    Ooooh!

    This past weekend, the New Orleans Convention Center held several events, including an arm wrestling championship and a formal Mardi Gras ball (I even heard a rumor of a barbershop quartet gathering on Saturday). But the event that turned everyone’s head was the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con, where geeks of all ages converged upon the Convention Center in a smorgasbord of colorful costumes and elaborate crafts.

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  20. Things We Saw Today: Batgirl #37 Cover Looks Even Cooler In Real Life

    Shiny!

    While the insides of Batgirl #37 left a lot to be desired for many fans, that cover sure was gorgeous—even more so in this recreation by Batgirl cosplayer Stella Chuu, who recently wowed us with a costume inspired by the sequin-bedazzled look. BRB, putting gold sparkles on everything I own.

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