Aug 212014

saboten con cosplayers


Saboten Con is an anime and Japanese culture convention. The convention features a wide range of fun panels and events such as a vendor’s room filled with tons of merchandise for any otaku, gaming tournaments, anime screening, cosplay panels, and even cafes. This year Saboten Con was also happy to announce that they are holding the Southwest Qualifiers for the 2015 circuit of the World Cosplay Summit (WCS). The Saboten Con is being held in Glendale, Arizona at the Glendale Renaissance. The con will have guests such as voice actor Ian Sinclair, cosplayer Electric Lady, and even live performances by songstress Iruma Rioka. The Saboten Con is set for Labor day weekend, August 29 – September 1, which leaves you with four days of otaku fun.

Saboten Con 2014 - Ian Sinclair Saboten Con 2014 - Electric LadySaboten Con 2014 - Iruma Rioka


We have been going to the Saboten Con from the very first one in 2008. Over the years the Saboten Con is the largest anime convention in Arizona with attendance reaching 4,002 for the 2013 event. As a proud supporter of cons, cosplay, and anything otaku we’re excited to take photos of amazing costumes and panels; as well as share news from the convention. So, make sure to check back again for coverage of this awesome Arizona anime con.


See you at Sabo!
For more info on Saboten Con click here!


Interested in the World Cosplay Summit? Visit here!





Jul 082013

Steins;Gate Shiina Mayuri cosplay 1

Today, we’re featuring an adorable Shiina Mayuri cosplay from the ever so popular Steins;Gate! We enjoy the detail the cosplayer put into her Shiina Mayuri cosplay, such as remembering to add in the little pink ruffle on her dress. Even her poses are totally cute! We’d have to say our favorite part is the bucket hat which completes this entire costume.
We wonder how her work at May Queen Nyan-Nyan is going?

Steins;Gate Shiina Mayuri cosplay 2 Steins;Gate Shiina Mayuri cosplay 3

Steins;Gate takes place in 2010 during summer and features time and space travel as its main theme.  The concept of cause and effect is featured prominently in the series as the protagonist, Rintarō Okabe, travels back in time, numerous times, to perform different actions in an attempt to change what has happened in the future. Mayuri Shiina is the protagonist’s childhood friend, whom enjoys cosplay and works at a maid cafe. (aww!)
Steins;Gate started back in 2009 as a visual novel game for the Xbox 360. It was developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus, and was part of their science adventure game series. The prequel to Steins;Gate is Chaos;Head and its successor is Robotic;Notes. Later, Steins;Gate also has received an anime and manga series, as well as another video game.


Jun 192013

Here we’re focusing on the cosplay talent that is Jessica Nigri, well she’s had so many costumes that we’re looking at only three of her video game cosplays today. As you can see she puts in a lot of hard work into each cosplay and of course stays in character in all of her photos.

First up is Jessica Nigri’s Iron armor cosplay from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Who doesn’t love Skyrim? It’s an amazing game, and even new come fans to the Elder Scrolls series could enjoy it.

Jessica Nigri Skyrim

Next is Jessica Nigri’s awesome Valentine cosplay from SkullGirls. Of course, Skullgirls is one of our favorite games so we had to feature this bad ass cosplay!


Jessica Nigri cosplay


Last but not least is Jessica Nigri in a Morrigan cosplay from Darkstalkers. Morrigan is a classic fighting game female and is one of our favorite Capcom antiheroes!





Morrigan Jessica Nigri cosplay

For more of Jessica Nigri’s cool cosplays you can check her out on FaceBook..

Official Jessica Nigri FaceBook

Jun 012013

Last Weekend, May 23-26,  was the south-west pop-culture event Phoenix Comicon 2013. We were there with our cameras ready to take on the crowds of cosplayers at the convention. Unfortunately, there were so many amazing cosplayers that we couldn’t snap shots of all of them. Here are the cool cosplay photos we took from Phoenix Comicon 2013!..


Phoenix Comicon 2013 cosplay photo gallery..


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If your cosplay is here, and you’d like credit plus a link to your website, let us know here. Thank you!

Apr 142013

Rad Monster Hunter cosplay by TASHA

South Korean cosplayer TASHA is being featured today for her amazingly rad Monster Hunter cosplay.  From the beautiful fabric used to the attention to the ‘monster’ parts on her cosplay this is a great Monster Hunter costume. The details are gorgeous, her bow is epic, and her boots are a cute touch.

Rad Monster Hunter cosplay by TASHA front

Monster Hunter is a Japanese fantasy adventure game series. It originally started on Playstation 2, as Monster Hunter. The Monster Hunter series is developed and published by Capcom. There is also an anime based on a spin-off game Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village and a book called Monster Hunter EPISODE.