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Cosplaying While Fat Roundtable: Experiences With Community and Cosplay

Cosplaying while fat can be pretty fraught—much like every other part of existing while fat. However, there are several people in the cosplay community who are actively fighting against fat stigma and creating incredibly intricate cosplays that challenge our ideas of who can be a fan, and how. I reached out to three of these cosplayers via email to discuss the cosplay community, its attitudes toward body diversity, and their favorite cosplays.

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All the Cosplay That We Loved at Flame Con, the World’s Largest Queer Comic Con

Here's what we saw at Flame Con, a place of total joy, awesome panels, incredible merch, and super-creative cosplayers.

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America Young and Dove Meir Use “Hana Solo and Slave Leo” to Fight for Gender Equality and LGBTQIA Representation

If you follow the Internet's favorite uncle, Mark Hamill, on Twitter, you may have noticed the above tweet, featuring actors America Young and Dove Meir cosplaying as "Hana Solo" and "Slave Leo." The two Star Wars fans recently discussed the reasoning behind their pretty epic photo shoot.

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Our New Favorite Wonder Woman Cosplayer Went as Patty Jenkins

Not only did fan Jessi Chartier rock Jenkins' look at the Con, she got fully into character by directing the Amazons around her.

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This Thread Expertly Breaks Down the Real-World Logistics of Fighting in a Ball Gown

Disney Princess Warriors.

We're all about the intersection between entertainment fashion and real-world practicality when it comes to costumes for female characters, especially when we're talking about armor and other battle attire. (Wonder Woman Amazons, anyone?)

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Let’s Take a Look at Some of 2017’s Most Popular Cosplay

Cosplaying takes time, skill, effort—and an immense amount of love for the character that the cosplayer is embodying. So who were some of the most popular characters and hard-working cosplayers this year, according to fellow fans?

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Things We Saw Today: Brie Larson Is on Set as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War Part Two

Actress Brie Larson was spotted getting ready for her role as Carol Danvers in the upcoming Infinity War.

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The Cosplay at Dragon Con 2017 Was Mind-Blowing

No one does cosplay like Atlanta's long-running Dragon Con, where it's the main event: the con culminates in a huge parade of costumed marchers taking over the city streets.

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Ease Your Experience of IT This Weekend By Desensitizing Yourself to Creepy-Ass Clowns

OK, so contrary to all our better instincts, we're probably all going to go see IT when it opens on Friday. To help smooth the process, check out this neat IT art and cosplay that maybe kinda sorta makes Pennywise a little less scary? Maybe? (Probably not, but it's worth a try.)

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Our Favorite Cosplay From Flame Con, NYC’s Awesome Queer Comic Con

Flame Con turned a Brooklyn hotel rainbow bright this weekend, and the cosplayers really kicked it up a notch.

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Jodie Whittaker’s Just So Happy That She’s Going to Be a “Fancy Dress Costume” for Cosplayers

It's a singular kind of special joy to see people cosplay a character you play on television or in the movies. At least, I imagine it is, because watching Jodie Whittaker react to a bunch of people at Comic-Con cosplaying her iteration of the Doctor certainly brings me joy, and I'm just a nerd watching a video on the internet.

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Things We Saw Today: The Cast of the Animated Justice League Reunited for a Fun Live Read!

The cast of Justice League (the animated one, not the upcoming movie we're not entirely looking forward to) got together at Denver Comic Con to do a live read of the show's three-part series finale. It's a whole lot of fun and Kevin Conroy even slips in a little musical surprise.

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This Is the Best Damned Star Wars Cosplay I’ve Ever Seen

Kim Mazyck is a cosplayer, colorist, and makeup artist. The latter skills are evident in her Rogue One cosplay, which is jaw-droppingly accurate and frankly incredible.

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Things We Saw Today: A New Documentary About the Creation of Batman

Hulu has posted a trailer for Batman and Bill, a new documentary about Bill Finger, the co-creator of Batman who received no recognition for his work during his lifetime.

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Things We Saw Today: Littlest Jyn Erso Cosplayer Gives Death Star Plans to All the Leias She Can Find

A young cosplayer, Haley, attended Star Wars Celebration dressed as Jyn Erso. She ran around the conference and shared custom-made Death Star plans with every Leia cosplayer she ran into.

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Monday Cute: Little Girl Rocks a Wonder Woman Invisible Jet Made Out of Balloons

This young girl totally rocks the invisible jet as part of her own Wonder Woman cosplay.

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Things We Saw Today: Want a Hook Prequel About Rufio? Start Up the Chant!

Dante Basco, who played Rufio in Hook back in 1991, has started up a Kickstarter to fund a short prequel movie about his character.

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Cosplay, Drag, and the Transformative Nature of Living Out Your Fandom

Just as transformative works can offer an alternative queer narrative to heteronormative canons, cosplayers disrupt, interrogate and play with depiction of gender.

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Things We Saw Today: Badass Body-Positive Cosplayer Shatters Expectations With Impeccable Costume Game

Rhapsody Artajo champions "being so comfortable in your own skin that you're inspiring other people to do the same."

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Things We Saw Today: Confuse Yourself With This Westworld Mystery Question Supercut

If you're still reeling a little bit from that Westworld finale, you're not alone. So why don't you go ahead and really double down on that feeling by watching this incredible supercut of literally all of the mysterious questions posed throughout the show.

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