Putting the “Play” in Cosplay: The Magic of Acting in Character at a Convention

On the last day of Anime Weekend Atlanta last year, my friend and I were walking around the convention center, wondering whether it was time to call it a day and start on our long drive home, and a young woman called out to us. “Excuse me,” she said. “You gave my friend a rose... Continue Reading →

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Cosplayers Gotta Eat (Dragon Con Edition)

Eating. Everyone does it. Parents, engineers, teachers, legendary outlaws, and superheroes alike all have to eat. This year we decided to check out the tastier side of Dragon Con. From Chinese food to pizza and fried chicken, check out the best of your favorite characters chowing down between con events. What is your favorite costume?... Continue Reading →

Dragon Con Is Right Around The Corner (And Coming Faster Than You Think!) – Here’s Why You Should Go!

It’s that time of year again. We’ve endured the winter’s snow, ice, and traffic nightmares, we’ve survived the spring’s annual blessing of yellow rivers that drift lazily through the air, coating our homes, cars, and lungs with a carpet of pollen, and now we’ve finally reached the hot, sauna days of summer. And, if you... Continue Reading →

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Maroon 5 Frontman Adam Levine Joins Cosplay Community

If there's one name you don't generally associate with the nerd community, it's Adam Levine. Maroon 5 doesn't exactly rank high on the nerd-cred-o-meter, but it looks like they're trying to change that. Adam Levine just shared a picture of his first cosplay. It seems the Maroon 5 frontman is a fan of either Buffy the... Continue Reading →

10 Life Skills We Learn Through Cosplay

Cosplay is frequently viewed as a purely recreational hobby. True, ultimately we’re just a bunch of derp-faces in capes and tights, but cosplaying can provide you with skills you may, in fact, use in everyday life. Capes optional. 1. Patience. Growing up we often hear the expression, “patience is a virtue.” When creating costumes, this... Continue Reading →

64 EPISODES. 64 DAYS. Veronica Mars Series Rewatch Leading Up to the Veronica Mars Movie Premiere + New Movie Poster ++ Veronica Mars Cosplay

Greetings, Marshmallows! One full year after creator Rob Thomas launched a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign for the cult neo-noir teen crime drama's movie sequel, titled Veronica Mars, the movie we've all been waiting for will premiere in theaters nation-wide (March 14th, 2014), and we couldn't be more excited for it! We here at Nerdy Minds HQ are... Continue Reading →

Officially Licensed Cosplay Quality Sailor Moon Lingerie

Who's up for a little Sailor Moon cosplay/roleplay? (Yes, we mean that kind...) UPDATE: Now those of us not in Japan can buy it without the help of a deputy service! Here's the link: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5575088330&toolid=10001&campid=5337518960&customid=&icep_uq=sailor+moon+lingerie&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg Just yesterday, an all Japanese website announced that we can now order officially licensed Sailor Moon costume lingerie! And it's... Continue Reading →

Top 5(+) Couples Cosplay Opportunities Brought to You by Thor: The Dark World

If you're anything like us, "cosplay opportunity" is one thing you look for in a new movie. And if you're even more like us, "couples cosplay opportunity" is the ultimate mark of perfection in a new film. Thor: The Dark World didn't disappoint in either regard. Below are 5+ couples cosplay opportunities brought to you... Continue Reading →

Geek Parenting: A Geekling’s First Comic Con

Going to New York Comic Con is a lot like going to see a critically acclaimed, well-hyped foreign movie: Stuff happens that you didn't think would happen, things that you do expect don't actually happen, and you leave the whole experience a little bit broke, kind of confused, fairly exhausted, but glad you went. Since... Continue Reading →

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