The hobby of cosplay has changed a lot since I fell down the costuming rabbit hole in 2010. I’ve spent a lot of time and money and convention panels talking about the craft of cosplay. As much as the hobby continues to morph and be the subject of reality shows, instagrams full of “cosfamous” people,... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
NERF Meets Geek Culture in This Nerdy Minds Exclusive (VIDEO) Interview with The Everyman Armory (***Giveaway Details Within!***)
If you were a child or interacted with a child any time in the last 30 years, then you know the word "NERF" and probably the NERF slogan too, "It's NERF or nothing!" Maybe you're a fan of the modern NERF revolvers, or maybe you remember searching high, low, and everywhere in between to find... Continue Reading →
Geek Parenting: Family Costumes!
Halloween is fast approaching, and it's time to get moving on that perfect look for your family! I love family costumes. I have always wanted to have a Halloween where we pick a theme and go for it. I think with some clever budgeting and smart shopping this will finally be the year we buckle... Continue Reading →
The Wrath of Con: This Convention Season… Be a Hero, Not a Villain.
Convention season has come around again, and I have noticed a troubling trend among some of the attendees. Con-goers see hundreds of superheroes and supervillains on any given convention day, from the steampunk Batman to retro Wonder Woman. Dressing as these characters not only gives us the ability to show our support but also grants... Continue Reading →