Every Cosplay Video Should Be A Musical Number

Videographer RealTDragon was in my backyard last weekend, using the power of his camera to cause Dragon Con cosplayers to burst a rousing chorus of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." More of this, please. » 9/07/14 6:18pm 9/07/14 6:18pm

All The Best Dragon Con Cosplayers Fighting For Online Privacy

During this weekend's Dragon Con, we at io9 have been collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as fan communities on Project Secret Identity, a series of photos of cosplayers highlighting the importance of anonymity and privacy online. Now we can admire the costumes of these Internet freedom… » 9/01/14 12:00pm 9/01/14 12:00pm

Cosplayers Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), io9, and a coalition of fan communities are launching "Project Secret Identity," a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of the importance of anonymity and privacy during the annual pop culture convention Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. » 8/28/14 10:30am 8/28/14 10:30am

Cosplayers threatened with legal action for hotel carpet costume

A pair of DragonCon attendees came up with a rather clever costume idea. They dressed up as soldiers, but instead of wearing your typical camouflage, they used the pattern of the hotel's carpet. But they ended up in hot water with the carpet's designer. » 9/22/13 9:00am 9/22/13 9:00am

Marvel at the Brilliance and Creativity of Dragon Con Cosplay!

Nobody does amazing costumes like the 50,000 fans at Dragon Con in Atlanta. Check out some of our favorite cosplay photos from Dragon Con 2013 — including some Star Wars characters like you've never seen them before. » 9/02/13 10:34am 9/02/13 10:34am

Vehicles Of The 2013 DragonCon Parade - Photo Dump

Each year in Atlanta there is a convergence of three groups of extreme fandom on a single weekend. First, we have these folks: » 9/01/13 11:13am 9/01/13 11:13am

An anime fan describes his ultimate hentai fantasy

In an interview at the 2012 Dragon*Con, a young attendee was asked for the definition of hentai. It's not a question one gets asked often, but this gent accords himself well. But where he really shines is when he's asked what his own, self-starring hentai would be like. It's kind of all over the map plot-wise, but… » 2/18/13 7:00am 2/18/13 7:00am

Rococopunk is not only sillier than Steampunk, it's also more punk

Where has Rococopunk been all my life? This obstinately silly new trend imagines a world where "the Rococo period never ended, and it had a lovechild with Sid Vicious," according to WonderHowTo's Austin Sirkin. The face makeup looks like something out of Liquid Sky and the costumes have a wonderfully decadant… » 1/08/13 3:25pm 1/08/13 3:25pm

Avengers evening gowns assemble in real life

The moment we saw Kelsey Michele's designs for a line of Avengers-inspired evening wear, we hoped that someone with the sewing skills would bring them to life. This quintet, spotted at Dragon*Con, lined up wearing their sparkling and glowing superhero best. » 9/15/12 1:00pm 9/15/12 1:00pm

Can't stop screaming, real life Bert and Ernie cosplay is too terrifying

We missed this horrifying duo in our recap of all the excellent cosplay from Dragon*Con — but we will never forget these faces. These horrible faces of real life Bert and Ernie walking around, like people. » 9/05/12 3:20pm 9/05/12 3:20pm

Ultimate Proof That Dragon*Con Has the Best Cosplay on Earth

Dragon*Con is known as the convention with the very best cosplay anywhere, and this year's batch did not disappoint. From the super obscure (Thumbelina in her Beetle ballgown) to the exceptionally timely (NASA Mohawk Guy) check out our picks for the best of the best of Dragon*Con cosplay. Including a walking Serenity… » 9/04/12 2:48pm 9/04/12 2:48pm

See the Andre Norton Documentary For the First Time at Dragon*Con!

There are many reasons to be excited about Dragon*Con this weekend — but now, here's one more huge reason. A new documentary about legendary author Andre Norton is premiering at the massive Atlanta convention on Friday. Here's the press release: » 8/29/12 3:40pm 8/29/12 3:40pm

And now, two Chewbaccas lounging with six bikini Leias by the pool

We're only ten days away from Dragon*Con 2012, so here's a particular amusing snapshot from Dragon*Con 2011 to get you jazzed. Photographer Ethan Trewhitt captured this curious scene of two Wookiees flanked by a bevy of Princess Organas. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention that there were actually nine Leias on deck… » 8/21/12 6:55pm 8/21/12 6:55pm

One Astronomy Workshop Where You Can Cosplay as Sailor Moon

The Launchpad Astronomy Workshop is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that many of us would kill to have — you get to spend a week in Wyoming, learning all of the basics of astronomy, surrounded by some amazing science fiction authors. But right now, the future of Launchpad's funding is in doubt. Plus many… » 6/20/12 4:31pm 6/20/12 4:31pm

All the Coolest Costumes and Props We Saw at Dragon*Con!

Every year, the amazing spectacle of Dragon*Con knocks our socks off. It's like a whole city of fandom comes together for a long weekend and maxes out the amount of awesome that downtown Atlanta can contain. » 9/07/11 8:00am 9/07/11 8:00am

Watch Sylvester McCoy deliver Matt Smith's Pandorica speech from Doctor…

We've already seen Matt Smith and a kindergartner deliver the speech from "The Pandorica Opens" — now check out the Seventh Doctor give it a whirl. At Dragon*Con this weekend, Sylvester McCoy had his arm twisted and gave a cold reading of the speech. In other news, I want Sylvester McCoy to do a cold reading of my… » 9/03/11 10:30am 9/03/11 10:30am

The men of The Guild talk about filming in Felicia Day's house, and the…

Last Friday, hundreds of fans of Felicia Day's hit webseries The Guild gathered in downtown Atlanta to meet Sandeep Parikh and Jeff Lewis, better known as Zaboo and Vork, plus director Sean Becker, and hear what's next for The Guild. » 9/08/10 1:30pm 9/08/10 1:30pm

The most epic and eclectic costumes from Dragon*Con 2010!

Doctor Who, Star Wars, and steampunk ruled the cosplay world at this year's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia. But the long weekend had a large mix of costumers of every age. Check out some of the best costumes we came across. » 9/06/10 11:55am 9/06/10 11:55am

Bioshock Fan Brings Big Daddy to Fearsome Life

One of the most impressive costumes at this year's Dragon*Con was this elaborate and detailed Big Daddy. Artist Harrison Krix explains how he brought the Bioshock foe to life, with plenty of blood stains and a working drill arm. » 9/21/09 2:20pm 9/21/09 2:20pm

The Mighty Chew-Box-A Will Paper-Cut You Down

Dragon*Con came and went with a flurry of cosplay, Joker makeup and spandex. Check out a gallery of some of the best superhero cameo moments... and a kick ass Terminator, complete with unimpressed junior John Connor. » 9/08/09 1:40pm 9/08/09 1:40pm