VICE art editor Nick Gazin reports on all the superheroes, anime cosplayers, and Christian proselytisers at the 2015 NYCC.
VICE sent two photographers to snap pics of the legions of Spider-Men and Saiyans who invaded Manhattan this weekend.
EGX Cosplay Championship is the biggest cosplay event in Britain. We went there and took pictures of attendees dressed up as everyone from Jolteon to Reptile.
It's looking grim for the Moonies.
Atomic Lollipop, the "Woodstock of Geek," is the kind of festival where you can listen to a goth Lolita catgirl get into a fight about Canadian political theory.
The world's biggest fighting bash is over—here are just a couple of highlights.
From "base" to "mod" to "crossplay."
Meet the real-life Jedis dedicated to helping others learn the ways of the Force.
The bizarre story of how a young woman turned a group of video-game-loving misfits she met online into an abusive mini-cult.
"I think that in the geek community as a whole, we're going through growing pains."
"The best sex dolls are a modern day work of art," says the owner of one of China's biggest manufacturers of silicone dolls. "She can satisfy our heart's most tender dreams and desires."
Giant stadiums, teenage millionaires, super fans, and addiction: Welcome to the world of eSports.
We get a crash course from a professional gaming commentator, take a trip to gaming rehab, and try on character costumes at the HQ of South Korea's best cosplay team.
For some trans individuals, cosplay provides a route to figuring out a gender identity. For others, the cosplay community doesn't feel safe.
Every summer I eagerly anticipate the fall, because it means I get to spend another week at my favorite event, New York Comic Con.
If you're planning to spend the weekend in the Dutch countryside with a load of Disney princesses, orcs, and witches, my advice is to make sure you go prepared.
Is Slender Man a cosplay-friendly vehicle for enjoyment, or a cultish threat? And did Daniel Simao get picked on for his costume choice or was he inappropriately touching others?
The new Batman costume, X-Men Oculus Rift, a Fight Club 2 graphic novel, Street Fighter cosplay and so much more await you inside!
The San Diego Comic-Con has been going on since 1970, and it used to be my favorite time of the year. But in the last few years, it's become almost unbearable for everyone who isn't a celebrity or an industry professional.
The cosplay scene has its fair share of problems, including more and more reported incidents of sexual harassment and assault. We talked to a cosplay enthusiast to remind you that women in costume still deserve respect.
Eve Beauregard has with over 300,000 Facebook fans and travels the world dressing up as superheroes and comic book characters. But do girls like her have a place in nerd culture?
There's been a weird arms race of costume obscurity going on since these started in 2002. A classic Dude getup may have once been a good way to get recognized for your effort, but not anymore. Now you have to dig deeper into that barrel to come up with so…
Brampton Batman takes this shit very, very seriously and tells me he's the Dark Knight even when he's not wearing an expensive replica getup. He's also, very, very polite, which is only natural since this is Canadian Batman after all.
Remember when you went through that phase where you pretty much did nothing but masturbate and play fighting video games? Remember how you fantasized about Cammy, the bethonged, ponytailed chick from Street Fighter II? Well, thanks to Brooke Candy,…