Cosplay Dossier

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

Cosplay Dossier

Furry costumes are some of the most impressive, elaborate, and huggable costumes you'll see at a convention.

Cosplay Dossier

At GDC, Microsoft bungled a PR response, and in doing so, contributed to the stigma that cosplayers are attention-seeking exhibitionists.

Cosplay Dossier

With all the kerfuffle about Rey being skinnier than a battle droid in Star Wars The Force Awakens, and the ongoing complaints that the latest Wonder Woman is built more like a super model than an Amazon warrior, we've crossed into the realm of body shaming skinny women in sci-fi.

Cosplay Dossier

In cosplay, there are also a lot of variables in the perceived quality of a costume, so how do we keep the competitions fair?

Cosplay Dossier

Check out Liana's list of cosplay travel essentials that don't weigh much or take up much luggage space.

Cosplay Dossier

Cosplay self-care is essential. You are worth your mental and emotional health.

Cosplay Dossier

Do you have to make all your own costumes to be a "real" cosplayer? Absolutely not.

Cosplay Dossier

Anyone who cosplays with passion knows that it can get expensive. Here's where you should spend and where you can save.

Cosplay Dossier

The enduring popularity of Naruto shows that there's a great many people out there who still want to see kindness and hard work as virtues instead of a weaknesses.

Cosplay Dossier

Cosplay harassment situations can be multifaceted, especially when neuroatypical people are involved.

Cosplay Dossier

I had intended to write about something completely different this week, but we have to do this very sobering column instead.

Cosplay Dossier

Is there an increased stigma against all male cosplayers - limits on what they can wear, more heckling and body shaming, and more general disrespect? Think "male nurse" or "girl gamer."

Cosplay Dossier

The dead of winter is when a lot of cosplayers start thinking about their costumes for the summer. The new year is also a time when people make predictions.

Cosplay Dossier

It's the holidays, or in cosplay parlance, costume repair season. Short days and cold nights can get to you, and some cosplayers struggle with depression or other mental illnesses. So I want you to know: We're here with you.

Cosplay Dossier

Because Disney kind of screwed the pooch on marketing the John Carter movie, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, Tars Tarkas and Kantos Kan didn't become household names. But they should be. Here's why.