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’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?
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
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
If you haven’t yet met our cosplayer, Paris, yet, what better way than through a stream? And what more fitting thing for her to do in her C.C. (Code Geass) cosplay than a Pizza Hut mukbang? For those of you new to cosplay / idol streams, a mukbang (먹방) is an event in which the… Read More Cosplay Beats: A Pizza Hut Mukbang with C.C. from Code Geass!
Live from Dallas, it’s the TangleCast! That’s right, we packed up our equipment and went down the road to A-Kon 30 from Fair Park, the annual site of Texas’ state fair, and recorded this episode from the grounds. Twwk joins us for this special episode, where our focus is the convention and all things cosplay!… Read More TangleCast 61: A-Kon 2019, Phil Mizuno, and Holly’s First Cosplay