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Beat Down Boogie

Beat Down Boogie's new cosplay video is full of summertime fun


Need to get to a waterpark stat!
Jun 18
Summertime is now upon us which means out with that bulky cosplay and into something a little more fun. By fun, I mean swimwear. Beat Down Boogie just released, what I'm calling, the beach episode of cosplay music videos. Recorded at Colossal Con in Sandusky, Ohio at Kalahari Waterpark resort. You can now see why I'm calling it what I'm calling it.  read
Attack on Titan

A Titan comes to Tokyo


Prance away Mr. Titan
Jun 09
D Piddy is out and around Tokyo trying to share his love of Attack on Titan. Some are accepting of it, while others are not. Either way, it makes for a hilarious video! In other news, I'M BACK! read
The Pool is open for business
Anime Next 2014 in Somerset, New Jersey, spotted some terrific weather. It was almost nicer outdoors than indoors because the air conditioning was having problems on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, where many of the panels ... read feature

ANorth: Cosplay

Anime North '14: Cosplay


Every con is going to have a bancho Mako this year huh
May 29
Anime North 2014 is one huge con this year, and the convention's parking lot proved to be a nice gathering place for all kinds of cosplayers. The sun beat down hard during Saturday's prime hours, but many persevered nonethele... read
Is that a ship daughter?
Over the weekend, midwest's cosplayers marched out en force at Anime Central 2014. Let's take a look after the jump. The trend with Titan doesn't seem to slow down, and there are a bunch of decent survey corps members roaming... read feature

WTF

WTF Fridays: I Want Candy


I'm feeling funny
Apr 25
I'm having far too much internal conflict now to give an opinion. read
Anime Boston

AB 2014: The Cosplayers


Dressed up or not, you gotta plan your day right
Mar 22
Anime Boston 2014 brings out the cosplayers from the US Northeast. If you look at what parades through the bigger cons' halls in the year, the earlier cons give you an indication of what's to come later in the year. Take a lo... read
Cosplay

Sailor Moon and doggy cosplay a match made in awww


Fighting mailmen by moonlight
Mar 12
Some days I wake up and think I've seen it all. Then I see something that I'm nowhere close. This is one of those days. Instagramer mayama-ya has made a habit of posting pictures of little doggies in cosplay. In particular, ... read
Evangelion

Now you can own a replica of Misato's gun holster


Eva Store has official holster up for pre-order now.
Mar 08
Are you a Misato cosplayer? Maybe you're a hardcore airsoft gun fan? Perhaps you're a combination of the two, and cosplay while taking out enemies in intense airsoft battles? I have good news for you -- an official gun holste... read
BlazBlue

Girl Fight: Akiba holds ladies-only BlazBlue tournament


Sorry boys!
Feb 15
On February 10th, there was a tournament for the game BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma in e-Sports Square Akihabara. However, this contest was different from a normal one. The BlazBlue tournament was all girls. That's right, n... read
Kill la Kill

Some amazing Kill la Kill cosplay


I love cosplayers, don't you?
Feb 13
Last weekend, there was a Kill la Kill gathering at the Winter Wonder Festival figure event! Any time there is a convention or anime based event, you know what the calls for. Lots and lots of cosplay! I used to be a cosp... read
Love Live

Kanto snowfall strands Love Livers, snow-covered lines


So to make a SNOW HALATION joke
Feb 08
In Japan, Love Live is probably the fastest growing seiyuu idol media-mix franchise today, drawing tens of thousands to their live events with just a couple years since its inception. Their sold-out Saitama Super Arena live y... read
Cosplay

Cosplayers reenact Beyond the Boundary idol dance


Who said Beyond the Boundary was pointless?
Feb 01
Hey, remember that crazy filler episode of Beyond the Boundary where the whole crew tries to take down a monster by distracting it with an idol dance number? I seem to recall spending way more time writing about that inciden... read
Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill jacket is up for grabs


Get Ryuko's jacket from Cospa!
Jan 31
Correct me if I'm wrong, but most people are Kill la Kill fans! This anime got popular really quick, and just about everyone I know loves the series a lot! I need to watch the show myself. Even though I haven't yet, I can spo... read
Cosplay

Cosplayers really can make a change


This little girl is proof
Jan 23
I always love seeing a group of people come together and help children who are sick. When that group of people happen to be cosplayers, it makes me love it even more! When people can take such loveable characters and use it ... read
Sacanime

Sacanime finally gets 10,000 attendees


Let's celebrate by watching this video!
Jan 09
It seems these days you cannot go to a convention without seeing someone dressed up as their favorite character. Trust me, there's nothing wrong with that. Not only do I personally attend conventions with the intent to see g... read
Attack on Titan

Cospa names Attack on Titan top cosplay seller


That jacket!
Jan 04
One of the cool things about cosplay's increasing profile is that it's no longer exclusive to people who can make their own costumes. While the best pro cosplayers and their bespoke outfits certainly deserve the props they ge... read
Shingeki no Kyojin

Attack on Titan cosplayers are dedicated


Do we need a new word for this?
Dec 17
Dressing up is one thing, but these fans like to express their love for shows through a different way. Cosplay has become one the biggest things in the nerd community this year. It's hard to go to conventions and just see pe... read
Cosplay

Brooklyn Robotworks brings your favorite bots to life


Where's my Gypsy Danger?
Nov 27
There's always some guy at a convention that tries to look like a robot. Whether there's a bit of effort or a simple Cardboard Gundam, you're bound to find somebody clomping around in a suit. While that's all well and good, t... read
Never have you seen a Link so confused.
Heading to the ExCel Centre for MCM London Comic Con isn't all about buying pricey import goods and hearing about the latest anime titles to be licensed, no sir! As is the case with all conventions that are vaguely anime-rela... read feature

Cosplay

This year's Kawasaki Halloween Parade is a glorious treat


Kawasaki City's inhabitants know how to get into the holiday spirit
Oct 29
Halloween may be on the 31st of October, but that's not stopping the people of Kawasaki City from having their yearly parade before Hallow's Eve engulfs our lives. Overall, the attendees at the event continue to put on a grea... read
Cosplay

Popular Malaysian cosplayer now a murder suspect


Cosplay community deeply saddened
Oct 24
Ng Yuk Tim, a 15-year-old girl from Malaysia went missing not too long ago. Now, the missing girl has been found dead. The man who allegedly murdered her is apparently a big One Piece fan; the 23-year-old suspect ... read
Cosplay

Video: 40 minutes of Dragon Con cosplay


Beat Down Boogie strikes again
Oct 14
The folks at Beat Down Boogie threw together a lengthy montage of cosplay from Dragon Con 2013 with nearly 40 minutes of footage, and while the convention lends itself to the Western market, there are a few anime cosplayers ... read
NYCC Cosplay

NYCC 2013: Cosplays


Samples from Thursday
Oct 11
New York Comic Con 2013 is underway. Building on prior years, Thursday is now a full day for a lot of the vendors and events at the con, and the crowd is out in force. Compared to last year even, the exhibit hall floors are w... read
Cosplay

Video: Epic cosplay from AWA 2013 part 2


More cosplay goodness from AWA!
Oct 08
Here's a second helping of cosplay from Anime Weekend Atlanta, courtesy of Beat Down Boogie (the first video is here). There was quite a lot of amazing cosplay at AWA, and it makes me sad I wasn't there! ... read
Cosplay

Video: Epic cosplay from AWA 2013 part 1


Dat steady cam...
Oct 08
The folks at Beat Down Boogie have released their latest "Epic Cosplay" videos. The videos were filmed during Anime West Atlanta 2013 late last month. You can catch the first of the two parts above, and we'll have the second... read

Custom Attack on Titan weapons impress


Extra prepared for the inevitable attack
Oct 06
With the popularity of Attack on Titan, I've been told that it was the "it" series to cosplay this last con season. This is impressive since, while not exactly difficult, it isn't the simplest outfit to put together. Besides ... read
TGS 2013 Show Floor

TGS 2013: The booths of TGS Part 1


A taste of the show floor
Sep 19
Tokyo Game show is a crazy place. It goes without saying that the show floor is constantly flooded with people running around to take a look at the next big thing. It's a sight to behold, which is why I wanted to give you fin... read
Another Falcom hit?
Despite the fact that Falcom's latest JRPG, Sen no Kiseki, is hitting store shelves next Thursday, I couldn't help but hit the lines to play the demo here at TGS. For those of you unaware, Sen no Kiseki is the sixth game in t... read feature

End of the Sinister Six
San Japan, an annual Japanese culture and Anime Convention in the city of San Antonio, Texas, celebrates its sixth year with the alliterative subtitle "Sinister Six". If there's anything we love here at Japanator, it's allite... read feature

Second Day Sunstroke at San Japan
Here's the second wave of pictures from the annual San Japan Japanese Culture and Anime convention in San Antonio, Texas. Yes, it was still hot and I'm still complaining about since I had mild heatstroke even though I drank a... read feature

Hot cosplay under the Texas sun
San Japan, an annual Japanese culture and anime convention in San Antonio, Texas celebrates its sixth year of bringing together otaku and other enthusiasts of different fandoms and a lone Japanator agent was there to take som... read feature







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