The Controversy in Cosplay

In the world of escapism, where all things go and where one should be accepted, even controversy happens. And the world of Cosplay is no different, why should we expect it to be? Dressing up and mimicking characters adored and revered by millions will have controversial effects if it should be done wrong, or it could invoke jealous backlashes from those envious of a skilled Cosplayer. Both within the culture and from those observing from the outside of it, people have been upset by Cosplay. Controversy has been caused when outsiders of this lifestyle have not been able to understand the meaning behind the Cosplay and controversy has been seen within the community, when passions over attire and attitudes have […]

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Nyanko Cosplay

Today we speak to amazing German cosplayer, Carolin, aka Nyanko Cosplay. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m an 19 years old student from Germany. I first started cosplaying in 2013 and I had a lot of fun since then. Right now I’m working on my 6th and 7th cosplay and I have already made plans for 2016. What inspired you to become a cosplayer? In 2012 I visited my first convention and I saw a lot of amazing cosplayers. Then I did some research and found even more awesome cosplayers. I was really amazed how accurate they were. That inspired me to give it a try as well. What inspires your style as a cosplayer? (Anime, Star Wars, […]

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Kali Kitty Cosplay

Time to chat to another cosplay mistress. Today we speak to Kali Kitty Cosplay. What’s the history of Kali Kitty Cosplay? We originally cosplayed together for the first time in 2006 and then I cosplayed once again in 2007. I gave it a break and I’ll only mainly got back into it in the end of 2012. We created our facebook page in January 2013 and it has been a creative journey since. What inspired you to become a cosplayer? To be creative is one of the main things that made me into a cosplayer and I’ve always loved to dress up too. My Husband joined me in support with cosplay too. Well he also lost to a little bet […]

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Smallville Cosplay Competition

This past weekend Smallville Comics 2.0 hosted there first annual cosplay competition. There is only one way to describe this competition: It is how a cosplay competition is meant to be run. Before we look into the details behind the competition lets look at the event as a whole. The store not only had the competition running throughout the day but also had many specials running in the store as well as had a mini flea market running in the empty store next door to them. The overall feeling/vibe of the event differs greatly from that of other events, its more relaxed than the larger events which just adds to the overall enjoyment of the event. There is not this […]

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Valka: Cosplayer of the month

Welcome to our eighth cosplayer of the month interview. Today we speak to Valka, aka Adele. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Grew up in the Free State in a one horse town. Was an avid sci-fi and fantasy reader to escape the mind-numbing flat expanses. Escaped to Jo’burg the first chance I got. I work in online marketing in strategy and implementation.  I’m mother to 6 cats, a rat and a dog named Zeus. I grow veggies and make all kinds of weird jam. I collect classic sci-fi novels, vintage gloves and antique silver rings (and evidently, cats). I’m obsessed with Skyrim, Supernatural, X-Files, and currently, Hannibal. I’m in a long-term monogamous relationship with Luke, my Xbox. What inspired […]

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Hatsune Miku – World Is Mine Meets Metal

If you know your way around YouTube or alternatively have spent hours looking for metal music you have no most probably stumbled across 331Erock at some point. For those who don’t know who this amazing man is. He is a highly talented guitarist that does metal covers of songs. Most of them are often expected covers, such as Let it go, Mortal Kombat and the Avengers. Yet now and then random songs will appear. Such as I’m blue, the Kingdom Hearts into and the Powerpuff Girls. These though have nothing on the randomness of his latest cover. That being World is Mine by Miku. Though no matter how strange it is, I cannot stop listening to it.

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Hestia Dance

One of the most popular cosplays at the moment is Hestia from the anime Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka. Add this cosplay with her iconic dance/scene of her brushing her teeth with a touch of D-Piddy humour. A sprinkle of Shinny Teeth and me from Fairly Odd Parents and you get this random, cute and catchy cosplay music video from Anime Expo 2015.

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Load Shedder

Today we speak to the greatest villain in South Africa. Today we speak to the infamous Load Shedder! So you’re the ultimate South African super villain. How were you created? (Lab accident? Toxic waste?) Since the invention of electricity the Load Shedder has been there, a by-product…hiding…waiting…I knew my time would come. Tell us a little bit about yourself. The Load Shedder – The Load Shedder does not eat or drink…it thrives on the misfortune, the chaos, the darkness it brings. I am here to teach you a lesson. Steven Shannon – 41 years young. Owner of a small telecoms company. Love playing games and I am addicted to gadgets, cars and my job. I have a very supportive wife […]

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Geekfest 2015 – Part 5, aka Goodbye for now

And here we are, at the end of an amazing day. It’s just got 11 PM, and Wookiee and I have just finished our last drink at the banquette. (I had a Guinness. He had a coke. Thought you’d like to know.) As I stand here, the cold night air crawling across Hubbard Park, followed closely by a soupy fog, I think back over the amazing day that we have had, and sadly of all the events we have missed. That’s right. Even we have regrets. Even though Geekfest 2015, has been an absolutely thrilling event, and our writers have experienced a number of amazing and fantastic happenings, we couldn’t see everything we wanted to see. There’s a list of […]

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Geekfest 2015 – Part 4, aka There was a food fight!

We wander around the venue for an hour or so, getting to grips with the locals, the “normals”, the unique shops, their deliciously naughty products and their diverse myriad of owners. Soon we have sampled a plethora of tasty items. We’ve explored everything from comic books to home made armour. We have been met by, and greeted with love, a legion of Andy. (See what I did there Rebellion Boys fans?) In the distance a horde is massing in front of a large bouncy bag, as a queue of loons is led around a corner, raised high above it on a magnificent steel structure -all shiny and sexual- and the flung from it with a fury or screaming hair and wobbly […]

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