Cosplay Dossier

Companion pieces to Agents of Cosplay, giving insider tips and tricks.

Cosplay Dossier

On a scale of bad-assery per square inch, no Jedi is more hardcore than Yoda. With the latest Star Wars film less than two weeks away, I thought some Yoda wisdom could be applied to cosplay.

Cosplay Dossier

If you want to make many people lose their minds, especially on the internet, try to talk about gender. Meanwhile, cosplayers are experimenting with gender all the time.

Cosplay Dossier

A quick primer on how to deal with the hater when doing cosplay.

Cosplay Dossier

When I met Jessica Nigri, she made the comment that cosplay makes her a better person. I was just reminded of how this works this past weekend. Here's the story.

Cosplay Dossier

There have been rumors that Disney is discontinuing new Slave Leia merchandise. It made me feel like some scruffy looking nerf herders still regard Leia's metal bikini as something for male enjoyment.

Cosplay Dossier

Another Halloween has passed, the night of the year when costumes are socially acceptable attire is over, and most people go back to being obnoxious to anyone found outside a convention in cosplay.

Cosplay Dossier

Cosplay appeals to shy people because it offers alternative communication for people not be gifted with strong verbal skills. This "cosplay free speech" principle is the reason so many cosplayers get enraged in the face of shaming.

Cosplay Dossier

Sometimes cosplay is a balancing act with your skin's tolerance for various chemicals. Here's some tips.

Cosplay Dossier

I love Ghostbusters. It's one the things on my list of "why the 1980s were awesome despite the 1980s kind of sucking." Ghostbusters was informed by mass unemployment in a way that gave it a blue collar charm - here's why.

Cosplay Dossier

Growing up, I was the ugly, awkward, nerdy, overweight one in my family. I started making costumes well before high school. Things changed when I was sixteen and made a Halloween costume of Catwoman.

Cosplay Dossier

Too many people make the assumption that disabled people are included in media because of their disability, not that their disability is only one part of their physical reality.

Cosplay Dossier

Yaya Han is a beautiful woman. This means that she attracts a lot of attention. This, in turn, draws the ire of some commenters who attack her as a person.

Cosplay Dossier

One of the amazing things about cosplay is how cosplayers can serve as ambassadors for brands. Who doesn't love to see something fictional become real right before our eyes?

Cosplay Dossier

I mentioned to a few people that I was doing a spotlight this week on cosplayers who charge for photos, with the money going to breast cancer research. Much to my surprise, I got some negative reactions.

Cosplay Dossier

I haven't done a Bioware cosplay for one simple reason: my boobs are too big.