cosplay

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
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
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
Photo

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.
Marisa Gertz and Alex Thebez
10.31.16
Comics

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.
Nick Gazin
10.12.16
Gaming

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.
Allison Tierney
9.16.16
Photo

Photos of Trekkies Celebrating 50 Years of the 23rd Century

VICE sent photographer Maggine Shannon to boldly go where a bunch of Star Trek fans were hanging out.
Maggie Shannon
9.6.16