cosplay

10.8.19

Surreal Photos From New York Comic Con

Photographer Michael Marcelle captures quiet moments of downtime at the beloved convention.

10.4.18

You Can Smoke Weed Out of This Cursed Furby Bong

Furbong is the pinnacle of human innovation.

2.22.18

We Went to a Comic Con in Pakistan

A day with the magnificent cosplaying nerds of Comic Con Lahore.

12.4.17

This New York Town Celebrates the Time Brits Burned It Down

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

8.23.17

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.

8.15.17

How NSFW Content Makers Found a Home on Patreon

Naked bakers, kinky cosplayers and the outspoken alike have turned to the platform.

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7.18.17

We Asked J-Culture Fans to Defend Being 'Weeaboos'

We talked to cosplayers and manga lovers at London's Hyper Japan to talk about the term "weeb".

6.28.17

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

We need all the help we can get.

4.23.17

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.

11.1.16

These Dogs Have Better Halloween Costumes Than You

GIFRIENDS captured some of the chaos at both Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade and the PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Fort Greene.

10.13.16

New York Comic Con 2016 Was Full of Harley Quinns, Dogs, and Signs of the Apocalypse

Everywhere VICE art editor Nick Gazin turned, there was another one.

9.17.16

What Cons Are Like When You're a Famous Cosplayer

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

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