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Who Wore It Better: These Anime Characters Or Their Poser Humans?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.08.2014 | TV

Anime fans are a devoted bunch, showing up to anime conventions en force to profess their deep, deep love for the animated art form -- a style that fo...

Mardi Gras: The Chewbacchus Parade and Midori Tajiri-Byrd, Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C.

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Midori is captain of the Mystic Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C. (People for the Inclusion of Unicorns, Elves, and Winebots in Chewbacchus), a sub-krewe of the Chewbacchus parade made up of, you guessed it, unicorns, elves and winebots. Here are some things Midori and I discussed.

Inside A Growing Subculture Where Costumes Are A Way Of Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

The world of cosplay -- "costume play," for the uninitiated -- is as nebulous as it is distinct. The concept is easy enough to understand: humans dres...

Still Need Halloween Inspiration?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.31.2013 | Weird News

For the first time ever Geeks are Sexy made its way to MCM London Comic Con. You might not look as awesome as some of these cosplayers, but these ...

LOOK: The 'Sexiest And Most Talented' Female Cosplayers

Posted 10.23.2013 | Miami

When the New York Post published a scathing critique of cosplay -- calling enthusiasts "weird" and "confused" -- Miami-area cosplayer Jonathan Stryker...

NYCC '13: 71 Reasons Cosplay Is For Everyone (PHOTOS)

Adam Clement | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Clement

Reporting from the show floor at this year's New York Comic Con this past weekend, I arrived at the Jacob Javits Center dressed in a cosplay of my own (my second go as Scott Pilgrim) with my barely-cutting-it-for-camera-quality iPhone in tow to capture just how diverse an otherwise minority obsession has become. Because whether you believe it or not, it's not just a hobby that enables us to be anyone -- it simply is for everyone. Here's why.

Which Cosplayer Wins?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

With New York Comic Con happening, and Halloween fast approaching, people everywhere are scrambling to get their costumes together fast. If you're hav...

Does Mood Affect Decision Making? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

People who are annoyed are more likely to use language that is harsh, defiant, violent and crude. In other words, things that happen at point "A" in your day/life can have a profound effect on how you behave at point "B" in your life, often times regardless of the amount of time that elapses between the two events.

You Can't Keep a Good Goth Dead

Dori Hartley | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

Being an ancient geezer has allowed me two great insights into my own personal character; the first is that, no matter what, I'm a Goth, and the second is, I'm smart enough to know not to dress like one.

Adam Savage on Fandom

Bryan Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Through his career, Adam has taken very seriously the responsibility, through his show and other avenues, promoting the passion for learning and discovery that is a hallmark of his personality.

Unconventional Conventions: How SDCC Redefined An 'Un-cool' Word

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Preetam Kaushik

Joss Whedon announced the title of the next Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The next Captain America and Thor movies were also announced. X-Men fans almost had a "nerdgasm" as the posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past were revealed.

Rob Huebel Talks "Hell Baby," "Childrens Hospital" Season 5, and Secret Comic-Con Sex Parties (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

It seems as if comedian and actor Rob Huebel got himself a bit lost at San Diego Comic-Con, so we sent Ethan Newberry to dig him out of his confusio...

iJustine Cosplays "Hardwired" With Google Glass and Fangirls Over Stan Lee at Comic-Con 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.20.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

YouTube superstar and all-around tech geek iJustine stopped by the Nerd HQ stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 to chat about designing her "Hardwired"...

Jay Mewes Reveals The 5 Most Unbelievably Awkward Moments In Comic-Con History (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

With San Diego Comic-Con 2013 already under way, we recruited our shameless friend, Jason Mewes, to help us count down the most painfully awkward mo...

The 5 Types of Cosplayers You May See At Comic Con

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

Comic Con is as much a showcase for science-fiction and fantasy as it is a four-day stage for cosplayers. Short for costume play, the activity has gro...

Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, Mitt Romney, Westboro Baptists & Bigfoot

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.

LOOK: Craziest Outfits From The Anime Expo

Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles

More than 50,000 anime enthusiasts converged at the 2013 Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Calif. for lectures on anime, autograph signing sessions, a battl...

Best YouTube Original Channels of The Week: Player vs. Pain to Draw My Life Jesus

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

In Channel Surfing #8, What's Trending presents the best of YouTube's original channels this week!

WATCH: The Best Cosplay Ever. Seriously.

Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy

If you've been outside in the last ten years, you're probably familiar with those inflatable people that car dealerships and local businesses use to g...

Wild in the Corridors: A Professor Cosplays at Comic Con

Susan J. Napier | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

I took my husband, Steve, along to Comic Con last weekend but worried that he might be weirded out by the whole experience, especially the array of cosplayers (costume players) who swirled through the corridors of the Javits Center.

5 Tumblrs Every Black Sci-Fi And Comic Lover Should Know About

Posted 10.15.2012 | Black Voices

It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, fall TV is in full effect and Comic Con is back in New York. If there's a soft spot in your h...

How These Mind-Controlled Cat Ears Almost Didn't Become A Reality

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

As NeuroSky Vice President David Westendorf tells it, it was a shy product planner at a Japanese high-tech fashion company,who came up with the idea. ...

A Visit to Nan Desu Kan Anime Convention Spotlights Cosplay

Gil Asakawa | Posted 09.18.2012 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

You don't need to be an anime expert to appreciate the crazy freakshow (in the good way) of cosplay that we saw at Nan Desu Kan, Denver's anime convention, now in its 16th year.

David Moye

Meet Japan's Newest Idol: Half-Human, Half-Anime, All Babe

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 08.31.2012 | Weird News

A Japanese model isn't masking her intentions to be famous, but she is wearing a mask. Her name is Anna Amemiya and she has earned a certain amount...

PHOTOS: Anime Goes Downtown

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles

If you were in Downtown LA this weekend, you may have noticed an unusual amount of princess outfits, outlandish wigs and pixelated humans. Why? It ...