Ramen & Rice

Thursday, 11 March 2010, 10:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

Printer Friendly This musical duo has acquired the name Ramen and Rice, referring to the basic form of sustenance in Japan.  In many ways, they have become an important form of entertainment for FanimeCon attendees.  These young women have mastered the cello and violin in their recreation of musical scores from anime shows and video […]

Katie Bair

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 10:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

Printer Friendly This week reveals another professional cosplayer named Katie Bair.  Although I have never had the opportunity to see her cosplay outfits, she is revered within the cosplay community.  She has invested herself in a diverse range of businesses, including cosplay wigs, ball-jointed dolls, and manga books, effectively creating a niche for herself as […]

Pikmin Link

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 14:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

Printer Friendly My first cosplay snapshot reveals an avid cosplayer by the name of “Pikmin Link.”  This woman has cosplayed for over twelve years and works as a professional cosplay modeler.  She has been featured in several magazines (i.e. Nintendo Power and Cosplaymix) sporting a variety of cosplay costumes; however, she is most recognized for […]

Snapshots of Cosplay Excellence

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 12:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

Starting this week, I am going to introduce you to prominent Bay Area convention attendees: ranging from professional to blatantly silly cosplayers. Each person (or group) features a specific trait that has made an impression on me. I will discuss these cosplayers’ strengths and weaknesses to better understand the meaning of excellence within the cosplay community.