Post Tagged with: "ComiCon"

Fifth-year occupational health and safety student Michelle Hong, dressed as Deep Sea Hatsune Miku, worked on this cosplay for a month and a half. (Christine Chua)

The craft of cosplay

Cosplay, short for “costume play,” is the ever-growing trend where fans create and dress up as their favourite characters from movies, television shows and video games. Conventions like FanExpo, Toronto ComiCon and Anime North see cosplayers arrive by the thousands, showing off their often elaborate and homemade creations amongst like-minded fans.

by Christine Chua· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media
Ryersonian reporter Emily Rivas says many women have been sexually harassed at ComCons. (Courtesy of Emily Rivas)

Being geeky isn’t easy sometimes

I remember my first comic convention vividly. It was 2012 and I had carefully prepared my Bioshock splicer cosplay with great detail — right down to the ripped tights, the fake blood and wrench, and the vintage-styled dress. As I eagerly walked around the Fan Expo grounds, I encountered everything I thought I would: The over-priced Jedi robe of my […]

by Emily Rivas· · Opinion
Illustration (Matt Oxman/Ryersonian)

Around Campus: March 3 – 9

For the research amateur: Do you know the difference between the World Wide Web and the Invisible Web? Learn how to navigate the latter this Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. in LIB 667A. The Invisible Web is around 500 billion times larger than the standard web. You’ll discover how to go beyond Google when it comes to finding more obscure research on topics like […]

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