I do a lot of writing on cosplay over at Geek & Sundry, and I love it (mainly because I am so very bad at it–I like to talk to and feature those who are super talented at it). So here are a few of my most recent cosplay posts over at the Sundry, an interview with the amazingly talented Emily Kelley, and two outstanding cosplay gallerys. Please to enjoy!
Interview with a Cosplayer: Emily Kelley
What has been one of the coolest things to come from cosplaying?
At WonderCon 2014, when I debuted my Red Sonja cosplay, Gail Simone was a guest at the convention and I got to meet her at a signing. I was hanging out by the Dark Horse booth before her signing and someone asked to take my picture. Afterwards, he said he was Gail’s husband and she always liked to see the cosplays of her characters. When I got to her, she signed my Red Sonja #1 and took some pictures with me. Later on, she tweeted the picture her husband took of me and called me “gorgeous and fierce.” Life made!
Speaking of cool things you’ve gotten to do, I see you were recently on Geeks Who Drink! Tell us about that experience!
Oh goodness, it was amazing. From the moment I arrived on set, everyone — from my fellow contestants and the crew to Zachary Levi and the celebrity captains — were nothing but nice and inclusive. I’m a huge LOST and Supernatural fan, so when they told me I’d be on a team with Mark Pellegrino, I had a fangirl moment. He was incredibly nice and genuine and chatted with us the whole time, as did Zach. It was definitely nerve wracking being on camera and having to answer the questions, but I couldn’t have asked for a better team to be with. You can see my face when it was over and I couldn’t stop smiling…
Spider-Gwen Cosplay Gallery
Marvel has been doing some awesome stuff lately, offering us up some truly amazing female superheroes. One such hero is none other than Ms. Gwen Stacy herself, drummer of the band the Mary Janes and the costumed hero known affectionately as Spider-Gwen. Spider-Gwen’s popularity took off like a wildfire, and her issue of Edge of the Spiderverse sold like hotcakes—and led to her own series, and clothing line on We Love Fine. With such a rabid fandom and crazy-fast popularity growth, it’s no wonder that cosplayers everywhere couldn’t wait to try out their own Spider-Gwen cosplay, and I’ve compiled a gallery of some of my faves…
Supergirl Cosplay Gallery
This is an awesome time for female characters in comic books. With a woman taking the role of Thor, Captain Marvel getting her own movie, and the introduction to everyone’s favorite teenage Avenger, Kamala Khan; there are more and more amazing women getting the spotlight in the comic book world.
This fall, DC Comics will be launching a new television show featuring another amazing female superhero–Supergirl. While the trailers for CBS’ new Supergirl show have been mixed, there’s no doubt that everyone’s buzzing about finally meeting Melissa Benoist’s version of Kara Zor-El. While we’ll have to wait until October for the show to officially launch, we can pass the time by checking out some amazing cosplayinterpretations of Supergirl’s signature look. I’ve pulled together some of the coolest examples of Supergirl cosplay, from the cute to badass, all bringing exciting interpretations to Supergirl…
Check out the articles, and tell me about some of your favorite cosplayers in the comments!