Anime conventions aren’t about the guests, bands, contests, merch, or even cosplay. They’re about relationships. While the festivities are the impetus behind bringing otaku together, serving up event after event as fun offerings for these sometimes massive gatherings, the communal aspects of conventions are what matter the most to the majority of con-goers. It’s funny… Read More A-Kon 31 (2022): Remembering Community
You guys offered suggestions, and now its time to vote! Select the characters you’d most like to see Paris cosplay for us! We’ll add the totals from here, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Voting is open for 24 hours only, and you may vote for up to three characters. Header image photography by J.A. Vilches (Sailor… Read More Cosplay Beats! Votes for Paris’s Next Cosplay!
You’ve seen Paris cosplay all sorts of characters on this column, from C.C. (Code Geass) to Sailor Mars, and Misa (Death Note) to Tifa (FF7). Now we’re throwing it to you, dear readers, to help pick Paris’ next cosplay for our site! So let us know who you would like to see Paris cosplay! We’ll… Read More Cosplay Beats! Who Should Paris Cosplay as Next?
This was one of my first “combat” style characters and it was a lot of fun to portray. I was out of my element, but to be honest, I felt really cool and strong! I stumbled upon this location on YouTube of all places and wanted to check it out. I think it fit the… Read More Cosplay Beats! Tifa Lockhart
Today on Cosplay Beats, we have something a little different to share! During the month of April, our friends at Geek Devotions are featuring content all month long related to anime, including by having Paris to join them on their podcast, Comm Talk. Check it out below as Celeste and Paris chat about cosplay and… Read More Cosplay Beats! A Paris Podcast and More with Geek Devotions!
Our (magical) girl Paris has transformed this time into Sailor Mars (photos by J.A. Vilches). Evildoers, beware—you don’t want this mahou shoujo on your tail! Mars power, make up! We encourage you to subscribe to Paris’ individual accounts—on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook—to see frequent updates of all the cosplay she posts! She… Read More Cosplay Beats! Mars Power, Make Up!
Expressions of anime and video game fandom are ever growing and diverging. Cosplay is of course one of the most popular (so much so that we even have our own cosplayer). So, too, are musical expressions, such as remixing or remaking themes from video games—and from The Legend Of Zelda synthwave album Fire Emblem: Three… Read More Interview With Purpleschala: JRPG Pianist, Cosplayer, and Mom