cosplay

Culture

You Can Smoke Weed Out of This Cursed Furby Bong

Furbong is the pinnacle of human innovation.
Beckett Mufson
10.3.18
comic con

We Went to a Comic Con in Pakistan

A day with the magnificent cosplaying nerds of Comic Con Lahore.
Usman Ahmad
2.21.18
sexual harassment

When Cosplay Crosses the Line

Indonesia's cosplay scene has a sexual harassment problem.
Katyusha Methanisa
12.19.17
Photos

This New York Town Celebrates the Time Brits Burned It Down

Photographer Juan Madrid documented the colonial reenactment festivities of the Burning of Kingston.
Juan Madrid
12.2.17
Culture

How Sexy Is Too Sexy for Cosplay?

Sexy cosplayers have earned huge followings, but nerd establishment isn’t sure how to handle their popularity.
Allison Tierney
11.9.17
Photos

The Most Extreme Costumes We Saw at Comic Con

Photographer Michael Marcelle documents the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Michael Marcelle
10.9.17
LGBTQ

How Cosplay Can Help You Come Out

Cosplay is an important way that many grapple with their gender and sexual identity. At this weekend's Flame Con, the largest queer comic convention in the world, it was a major point of discussion.
Manuel Betancourt
8.22.17
NSFW

How NSFW Content Makers Found a Home on Patreon

Naked bakers, kinky cosplayers, and the outspoken alike have turned to the platform.
Luke Winkie
8.14.17
Features

The Dallas Nightclub Where BDSM Meets Burning Man

Freaky local subcultures find a home at The Nines after the loss of many DIY spaces in the city.
Jeff Gage
7.17.17
fandom

We Asked Sailor Moon Fans How to Fight Evil in the World Today

We need all the help we can get.
Allison Tierney
6.27.17
Motherboard Homepage

How VHS Tapes and Bootleg Translations Started an Anime Fan War in the 90s

The little-known story of how a fight over Fushigi Yûgi subtitles built Ottawa’s anime community.
Marc Shaw
4.22.17
Stuff

We Went to a Fan Expo with One of Canada’s Most Popular Cosplayers

Andy Rae told us about her weirdest convention stories, dealing with internet haters, and her take on the Cosplay Is Not Consent campaign.
Allison Tierney
9.15.16
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