While the flame hashira, Kyojuro, took center stage in this past week’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train release, the central quadrant all played roles, including the beloved little-sister-turned-demon-hunting-demon, Nezuko. So what a perfect time for our cosplayer, Paris, to try her had with this lovely and fierce character! Paris did her own photography and setup work… Read More Cosplay Beats! Nezuko-channnnn!
After doing surprisingly well in 2020, Kakegurui was eliminated early during AniMarch Madness this year—but never fear, we’ve got some fun Yumeko Jabami cosplay for you! Paris takes on the role of gambler with some practice shots that were just too good to not post! Enjoy, and keep looking forward to more cosplay—of Yumeko and… Read More Cosplay Beats: A Compulsive Gambler
Our cosplayer Paris is back, this time with something you may not have seen before—balloon cosplay! Wut?? Check out the shots below of this surprisingly cool and accurate look! Here are more shots by J.A Vliches of Paris cosplaying as Hatsune Miku with balloons and designs by Neverland Balloons: And more fun shots… And a… Read More Cosplay Beats: Balloon Miku
I’m excited to formally introduce our newest staff member, Paris! She’s been cosplaying for a number of years, frequents the anime and comic conventions around Texas, and—this is cool and very related to what we do—is a seminary graduate! She’s also a good friend, and I’m excited to have her join our staff as our… Read More Cosplay Beats: Froppy (Gero Gero)!
For my second year in a row, I have made the Appalachian anime fanatic’s pilgrimage to Gatlinburg in the first week of December for Yamacon, in what has become a significant yearly attraction for the city. It again was a wonderful celebration of anime, games, and fellowship. I had a marvelous time exponentiated by the… Read More Return to Yamacon
We’re proud to bring you a piece today from Tyler Burnette, a great supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He recently attended Yama-Con, and his approach to the convention led some reflection on how we communicate at conventions—and with people around us in general. Enjoy! One of the hardest lessons we have to learn as humans… Read More Guest Post: Con-ventional Wisdom
As Instagram continues to grow in prominence, the platform provides individuals the opportunity grow their brands, stretch their creative muscles, and even earn a living. Many beautiful and talented individuals have built considerable followings (Jenners and Karshadians leading the pack, of course), earning a measure of celebrity while becoming influencers—those who have enough clout in… Read More Cosplay Conversations #3: Birth of an Instagram Influencer
Cosplay is a young person’s game—or so it seems. Just as with athletics, which takes advantage of the physical peak of a young person’s body, cosplay seems to be a fit with the energy, beauty, and concerns of teenagers and young adults. But that would be a misconception—there are many who cosplay regularly into their… Read More Cosplay Conversations #2: Once and Future Cosplayer
Anime conventions are a singularly unique type of event. At once a celebration, meet-up, training session, marketing tool, and pilgrimage, cons are perhaps the prime occasion through which this generation of anime fan expresses its fandom, with many choosing to do so through cosplay. I’ve never participated, but I feel an affinity toward cosplayers. We… Read More Cosplay Conversations #1: Knowing Your Character
There’s no one right way to cosplay. Want to design your own costume and make it from scratch? Awesome! Want to purchase your cosplay from a retailer? That’s legit, too. Not interested in going all out, but still want to join in on the fun by wearing a few accessories? Madarame would tell you that’s… Read More Building a Better Alphonse