I'm sure everyone watched Game of Thrones, last night. Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about it. 'Just the cosplay party that Battle & Brew had Saturday night.
Cosplayers came dressed as characters from Game of Thrones for fun and prizes. Two of the cosplayers were Dirty Z Cosplay as King Baratheon, and Caldwell Cosplay as Jon Snow. In my opinion, they had the best costumes, GoT isn't the only thing on my mind!
It's Akiza Cosplay, of course! Akiza Cosplay is our Up and Coming Cosplayer for the end of April. She's not quite as seasoned as the other cosplayers we've featured, but she has great respect and potential.
I also have a couple of articles planned if I can squeeze them in. Hopefully one will be published at the end of the month.
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your stay.
Happy April Fools!
There's a lot going on right now! It's April Fools, but everything we tell you right now is no joke! Some of you are enjoying Spring Break. Some of you are pranking. Some of you are just enjoying Spring. But most importantly, it's time to introduce you to this month's starting Up and Coming Cosplayer: Yuna Kairi!
Happy Spring Break! As we celebrate the change of seasons with travel, rest, and relaxation, All Cool Things™ introduces Neverdreamchild!
Neverdreamchild is one of the most unique cosplayers we have had the pleasure to meet, and her talents will easily become apparent.
If you like what you see, please let her know, because we need more cosplayers like Neverdreamchild getting exposure, because we need all kinds of cosplayers.
We also need prospective cosplayers to know that there are all types of cosplayers to be.
As always, All Cool Things™ thanks you for your support and wishes you a safe and Happy Spring Break.
The Cartersville Comic Con was founded by Dustin Ruff and Shane Hester, the owners and founders of Ruff Edges: a comics and collectibles store. (Both of which are also in our Links section.) The Cartersville Comic Con will take place in mid-September.
While I was there I was able to also meet some nice cosplayers that not only came out for a deal, but to share their art. (We'll talk about it more in Our Staff under "Site Social," have all of the pictures up in Gallery under "Media.")
I also made a pit stop at the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo 2019 to talk to the vendors and artists, and also promote the Cartersville Comic Con, as well.
'Not a bad weekend, with lots to do.
Finding great cosplayers was an obvious pleasure of starting Up and Coming Cosplayers. Every now and then I get the unexpected surprise of finding unique cosplayers that not only share a bit of themselves, but by doing so they share their art and make it seem new. Having said that, this is Cree Nicole.
Monday: Cosplayer Score Card
March is going to be a good month.
It is with great sadness that we at All Cool Things™ must say goodbye to business partner and musical icon, Andy Anderson.
Andy Anderson is perhaps best known as a drummer for The Cure, but has worked with many other musical phenoms as well.
Andy Anderson had been battling Cancer and took tragically ill this February. I can personally attest that even in his final weeks, Andy was positive and did not want pity or morbid talk of death.
Even before we were business partners, I have to admit that I was star-struck. He was the only Black member of my favourite group in the whole world. Then he was kind enough to bless me with conversation and friendship.
My life is richer having known you, and emptier in your absence.
Journey well, My Friend.
(January 30, 1951-February 26, 2019)
We finish February's Up and Coming Cosplayers with Kimikokoro, a talented and modest young lady with a love for makeup effects.
Get to know Kimikokoro this Monday by reviewing her Cosplayer Score Card. Wednesday you can get to know her better by reading her interview. And lastly on Friday, take a look at her pictorial, but try not to get your heart broken by all of that concentrated kawaii!
Also, we're not going to overload you with rumours and sensational claims concerning the scandal Vic Mignogna. However, if we can find any facts, this will be the first place we will report them.
Just for sake of record, I have searched the internet and forums for proof of any police reports, convention investigation, or even first hand allegations of unprofessional or unwanted attention from Vic Mignogna, and have come up with none.
I will say that I find it suspicious that only after the recent personal allegations of unwanted and unprofessional contact from Vic Mignogna, fellow voice actor Monica Rial was given jobs at Funimation and Rooster Teeth that were previously held by Vic Mignogna. On the surface, I cannot imagine a purely ethical situation that this could take place. This is just my personal opinion of the facts at hand.
In any case, I hope you enjoy Kimikokoro's articles and be sure to support her on her Patreon if you appreciate her work, and follow her on social media.
'Til next time...
I'm sure you're wondering how we can make such a statement. There is a lot of talk going around about Vic Mignogna and sexual harassment. Many conventions are cutting ties with him. In fact, Funimation is not only cutting ties with Vic Mignogna, but recasting some of his roles. They are even giving his job to a co-worker that has recently alleged stories of her of unprofessional behaviour on Vic Mignogna's part.
So how can we state that without a doubt that Vic Mignogna is innocent? 'Simple: He has not been charged with anything, much less been put on trial.
Yes! One of the reasons that the colonies that would become the USA broke ties with England was the concept that a person should be considered innocent until proven guilty by a jury of her/his peers, and only after being able to face and address her/his accusers in a court of law.
However, it appears that we live in a time where certain issues are so taboo, that at the risk of appearing insensitive to the victim, someone must be punished, even if there is a question of there even being a victim.
I am a member of a Facebook group for people that run anime conventions (because of my brief time with AniBlaze), and somebody wrote a post about Vic Mignogna that put the group in a froth. All I asked was if anyone had any proof that Vic Mignogna did 1/10 of what people in the group had alleged. Were there any police reports or records of investigations; no one could provide anything. Despite this fact, the vast majority of people in the group began to treat me as if I was an advocate of rape and molestation.
Why did they treat me this way: Because I asked for facts and proof. 'Because I said that before we try to destroy a man's well-being, reputation, and ability to support himself and his family, we'd better be sure that he deserves it, or at least did the things that he is alleged of.
As I watched a few people echo similar reasoning of mine, it became apparent that having laws and punishment without due process and logic could not only become tyrannical, but a tool for censorship. Even the talk of reason could be equated with siding with rapists. 'Asking for evidence, proof, or explanation the same as not believing the victim.
I think we all want bad people to get what they deserve, and we all want victims to be made whole, but when we punish good people, they become the victims, and we become the villains. Let's try to remember that before we cast premature judgement on each other.
If you follow cosplayers, then I'm sure you know just who this is...It's FeistyVee!
She was was one of the cosplayers that made me want to start this series of Up and Coming Cosplayers! She's talented. She's hard working. She's beautiful. Lastly, she's got charisma and loves to share with her audience.
Yes, FeistyVee is a high profile cosplayer positioned for cosplay celebrityhood. You will get to know her now with us, and let me tell you: I've seen some of her interviews with other folks and in my humble opinion, you should read all of theirs first and then read ours, because she really shares herself with us.
Wanna know who she loves to work with? Wanna know what stokes her fire when she's not cosplaying? Wanna know what it takes to get her to respond to you on social media? Well, you better stay tuned to us this week and read her interviews! Then, if that's not enough, you know what happens Friday...Yup...FeistyVee gives it up to us in a pictorial featuring exclusive pictures lent to All Cool Things™.
Well, we've got some bad news...Our main computer went tits up, taking with it gigs and gigs of data and content.
Luckily for us, we already have months of articles for Up and Coming Cosplayers already uploaded. However, all of the cosplayers that we have been waiting on for things like pictures or interview questions were completely wiped....
Yup, we'll probably have to contact half of the cosplayers we are featuring to get all of that content back, all over again...If you are one of those cosplayers, I hope you do us a solid, and resend all of your stuff if we ask...
Yes! BadAsh Cosplay is our second cosplayer for Up and Coming Cosplayers, and the talented artist chosen to end our first official month of this series!
As outlined before, we just dropped her Cosplayer Score Card. Wednesday we publish her official Interview. Friday features her pictorial.
We also wanted to share that due to request, we have relaxed the conditions of the pictures used for our Up and Coming Cosplayers series. We still want as many exclusive pictures as you can get us, but it no longer has to be 100%. We are trying to shoot for somewhere in the range of 35-50%. We hope that helps!
Please share and comment on the articles. We want BadAsh Cosplay and all of the other very talented featured artists to get as much exposure and recognition for their hard work as possible!
Thanks again, Cool Kids!
I hope you liked the first three articles in our Up and Coming Cosplayer series.
In case you were curious as to whom the next cosplayer would be next week, we thought we'd give you a sneak preview, but you'll have to wait until next week for more!
It's BadAsh Cosplay!
Take a look at her profile to whet your appetite, and come back next week for the main course of interviews and never-before shared exclusive pics!
I wanted to take this time to first wish you a Happy New Year! I wish the best of your past becomes the worst of your future!
Secondly, I wanted to let you know that the Up and Coming Cosplayer articles start today! Okay, it's not exactly January, but to keep things on schedule, we are publishing the first article featuring the lovely, fit, and very talented AlliZ Cosplay!
This also gives me an opportunity to inform everyone how the cosplayers will hence be featured. On the first week of the month we will feature the first cosplayer of that month. That Monday will be for her/his Cosplayer Score Card; an exclusive picture and some general questions the average person would like to know about all cosplayers. The Wednesday after will be for the interview; more specific questions, as well as even more exclusive pictures never shared on social media. The Friday after that will be a pictorial article with nothing but pictures that have never been before been shared to the public. In short: new cosplayers you will get to know, and pictures that they haven't even shared with their followers!
You do not have to be a member of the site to read these articles, but in the future, we may limit any special content to members. As it has always been, membership is free. You only have to sign up, and as of 2018 members still get a 10% off code, up from the 5% we previously offered!
Well, I guess that's about it for us this year. Please enjoy the premiere of AlliZ Cosplay, and we'll see you again for more in the upcoming year!
The pictures are here to serve as two very important reminders to you: 1) As we celebrate the Holiday Season for all of the many customs that take place this time of year, I would like to single one out that has been near and dear to me my whole life: Christmas! It's almost here! 2) Sometime very soon Santa is going to deliver some cosplay goodness with an interview with Evenink Cosplay!
That's right! Originally, Evenink Cosplay was going to be a part of our Up and Coming Cosplayers series, but she's already an established phenom in her own rights with the skills to be one of the truly greats, so we went ahead and gave her her own article...Who am I kidding! We were blessed by her to be granted it!
Just as a reminder, I am still putting the pieces together for the first few months' cosplayers. If you want to be a part of the Up and Coming Cosplayers for 2019, it's not too late! In fact it's far from it!
As a reminder, we just need anywhere from 12-30 pictures that have not been published or shared with the public at large, and we need to be able to exclusively share them for at least a month after your articles have been published. After that, share away! You will also have two short interviews. On will be in the form of a cosplayer checklist. The other will be a short proper interview from 10-15 questions. 'Just enough coverage to let the good folks know you and grab you some new followers or patrons.
Readers/Visitors, we're counting on you to share our articles and help our Up and Coming Cosplayers reach the masses! I promise you, you won't be disappointed in the talent we've got in store for you!
And with that, we at All Cool Things™ would like to once again wish you Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!
AlliZ Cosplay's articles should be up in the first week of January in 2019, so be sure to check up that whole week for each one!
AlliZ Cosplay will be the first in a long line of promising cosplayers that you will learn about right here at All Cool Things™, and if everything goes according to plan, we'll have bonus content for site members in the future.
So stay tuned, and thanks for your support!
Everybody here at All Cool Things™ hopes that everyone out there is enjoying their Holiday!
Just as you have probably slowed down for family and friends, so have we, so we apologise for the lack of content. However, we do have plans for things in the new year to come, and one of them has to do with Cosplay!
All Cool Things™ has noticed the number of Cosplayers on the rise and is looking for the best and brightest so that we may formally introduce them to the international community.
If you are a cosplayer and you are looking to introduce yourself to the community, gain more followers, or are just proud of your work, and want some exposure, then contact us to be featured.
All Cool Things™ will be publishing a new series of articles of up and coming cosplayers that will consist of an interview to get to know her or him, and a pictorial of images that you cannot find anywhere else at that time, because we will get them first!
If you are not a cosplayer, but you know someone that you think would enjoy and appreciate the exposure, please point her or him in our direction or drop us a link to their page.
Once again, we hope that you all are enjoying the Holiday Season, and appreciate your support and fellowship!
How is everyone? I know that we are all still trying to move on since the passing of Stan Lee, last week. Just remember that it is still the Holiday Season, and that with Thanksgiving coming up this week, we should try to focus on the people and things we still have in our lives, and cherishing them while we are all still here.
Also, if you're in the Conyers area of Georgia in Early December, please come and say hi to us at the Conyers Toy & Comic Book Show on December 2, 2018. Not only will we be vending, but we will be looking for new writers and staff for future engagements.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thank you for your years of support, and never hesitate to reach out to us in the years to come!
Halloween tugs at the fear centers of our minds, but also our hearts! It is not only a time for candy, costumes, and parties, but it also signals the beginning of the Holiday Season!
Is it strange that we kick off such a time of family and friends with fear, death, gore, and the supernatural? Perhaps, but humans are strange creatures, and life complex and confusing, always with the reminder of death and lost family, friends, and acquaintances.
Could it be that for our Holiday Season, there is a need to remember The Dead, and that this is a necessary portal to our fund memories of them? Could it be that we must first remember and respect our losses before we can be Thankful for what we have. Could I go even further to say that once we remember our losses, and Thankful for what we are Given, that we might even have hope to regain those old and beloved connections, much like the stories of Christ rising from the dead? Is our loss perhaps the the sacrifice we must endure for a greater sense of gratefulness and a glorious reuniting of family, friends, and acquaintances?
I don't know. I am but a humble webmaster and business owner. I am merely contemplating something that I give great meaning and feelings to, yet do not truly know all of the reasons why. I do know that I enjoy your company, and look forward to sharing the Holiday Season for yet another year. I also have high hopes for the next year.
Oh, and go ahead and enjoy or Top Ten Movies to Watch Around Halloween, or something.
Happy Halloween from All Cool Things™.
Oh, if anyone could let me know who made the beautiful horror collage above, I would truly appreciate it. I couldn't make out her/his name.
****SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT****
By now we've all gotten a chance to see a couple of the new episodes of Doctor Who. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in the first episode, as I thought that the caper was a little simple for The Doctor to fix, but the writers did have the daunting task of reintroducing The Doctor, and the ambitious attempt at introducing four companions (even if one petered out) all in one episode.
While we have gotten a slight look into the new season with these first two episodes, we still have no idea what's in store for the good Doctor, or the seasons, much less the franchise as a whole.
In our latest article, All Cool Things™ asks our Top Ten questions as pertaining to Doctor Who with Jodie Whittaker at the helm. As always, please feel free to Share, Like, and Comment. We genuinely look forward to dialogue, suggestions, and your return!
So...we just found out that our Member software has been messed up for some time, and that folks that may have been trying to apply for free membership with the site probably have not been able to...'Sorry..?
Yeah...so All Cool Things™ is doing two things: 1) We have opened all of our articles to the public. If you want to go back and see those steamy pictures of MomoKun Cosplay, you can now. If you want to read any of the bonus interview articles, you can now. 2) If ask us for the coupon code for 10% off purchases, we'll give it to you. That's right. All you have to do is go to Cool Things to Buy and read our update information. It's that simple.
We know that this doesn't make up for all of the frustration you might have felt, but we hope you see this as a good start. If there is anything else that we can do, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support, and once again, but more seriously: We are very sorry.
***Supergirl is owned by DC and Warner Bros.***
October 7, 2018 at the Atlanta Comic Convention, lots of comic book dealers, as well as sci-fi and fantasy vendors and artists showed up to show off their collections and make some deals with the masses!
The Atlanta Comic Convention has four intimate conventions every year for a mere $5.00 each! All of the guests they have will sign your appropriate collectibles, and they do it for FREE! Try to find that at any other convention!
The next convention will be in December of this year, and will have John Dugan, the actor perhaps best known for playing Grandpa Sawyer in both the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Texas Chainsaw 3D (He also had a bit role as a police officer in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.), as well as the same vendors, artists, and dealers you've come to expect from a convention that has been going strong for over 20 years!
Also, the bonus Members Only interview with Crump Smash is up! You won't even see it unless you are a Member!
It's quick and easy to join. Plus, Members get a special coupon code for 10% off site purchases!
Just go to the right of the site and click on "Register" next to the "Sign In" to start.
All Members get a special treat. The first interview is ready to read right now, but we will have a bonus second interview that will drop either later this week, or next week. We will also have a pictorial article of some of Crump Smash's art on the more racy side!
If you aren't a Member yet, then join! It's free!
How do you join? Just go over to the right side of the page and click on "Register" right next to "Sign In."
Members get access to bonus materials invisible to viewers that have not signed in, plus a coupon code for 10% off purchases!
See!? "You're now down with a discount!"
All Cool Things™ attended Tampa City's MegaCon 2018 in Florida, and while were sad to commit convention adultery on Anime Weekend Atlanta, we had a great experience. It was great meeting all of the folks and enjoying that Floridian hospitality!
Notable attendees included BJ and Lydia's Bio-Exorcism World Tour @BioExorcism, Doc's Time Machines, courtesy of Coulombe Enterprises, the 501st Legion: The Florida Garrison, the CAT5 Ghostbusters, Carolina Gonzalez of the Gamer Comic Expo, Matthew Sardo of Monkeys Fighting Robots, Super Cosplay Shots, Rob Taylor of Herofied Art, Dustin-Allen Davis, Mark Knight Rises, and Visual Vigilante.
More pictures will be available soon on our social media. Perhaps we'll even bring back our photo gallery and put some pics up there, as well.
Stay tuned for more interviews in the future, as well as updates to our site!
You might not know this, but the owner is a huge True Believer and retired comic book collector. In fact, I was still collecting during the original Infinity Gauntlet storyline that Avengers: Infinity Wars would get inspiration from.
I know that a lot of people are asking questions about how this MCU story arc is going to end, and a lot of people also have their ideas. Well, we decided to throw our hats into the ring and say what I thought would be a cool way for it to end.
We don't have any inside knowledge, so there are no spoilers accept for movies that have already come out, and if you haven't seen most of the movies mentioned, then you probably don't care anyway. If you do care, feel free to read our article >>>>HERE<<<<.
Like most articles, you don't have to be a member to read it, but it still pays to join the site for free to see all of the hidden and bonus articles, and receive 10% of all purchases from the site.
As said before, we would be putting up some bonus pics we found up and around the internet that were a tad spicy to be in the original article. If you're a bit on the prudish side, you now have fair warning!
Also as said before, this is for MEMBERS ONLY, so if you want to see them, just join the site. It's free and easy, plus you get a coupon code for 10% off all future purchases. Who knows how long we'll keep that up?
To join, just look to the right at the tab for registration. Then use the same tab to sign in from now on. To see the article click >>>HERE<<< or on the pic!
What are the chances of two main articles with MomoKun? She's fallen into a bad media patch lately. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about and seen several videos, articles, and/or posts about it by now. You're probably also getting tired of them also. Well, don't worry. We didn't write that kind of article about her.
Instead, I wanted to shine a different kind of light on MomoKun. Should she be held responsible for her actions? Yes. Should rules of personal space be consistent regardless of gender? Perhaps. Have some of us overreacted to this? Should we cut MomoKun a little slack? Can she recover from this? Those are the three questions that we look at in our latest article, "Have We Crucified MomoKun or Have Her Chickens Finally Come Home to Roost?"
Take a look. Read it a few times. Talk about it. Let us know what you think. I'm also thinking about putting up a bonus spread of some pictures of MomoKun that I found interesting and that fans will love. Oh, and it's for members only, so go ahead and join up if you want to see them. It's free and takes almost no time at all! What do you have to lose?
'Made you look!
Well, you know what they say: "Sex sells!" However, we have a better reason than that to have a smoking hot picture of Momokun on this page update. She is actually one of the cosplayers that we talk about in our latest article.
What's the topic? It's whether Patreon is finally showing the first signs of casualties in cosplay.
Some might not realise it, but I have noticed an overall decline in spirits and genuine cosplay in the community, and I think it may be due to Patreon.
It could be a case of me seeing that I may subconsciously want to see, because as some of you may know, I have never been a fan of the sweeping trend of cosplayers resorting to Patreon to help support them. I've listed the reasons before in past articles, so I'm not about to bore you or fill this update with them.
What I haven't done, or been able to do before, is give somewhat tangible examples of what I call "Patreon Rash" on the cosplay community.
If you're bored, or have a good 10 minutes to spare, I beseech you to check out our latest article, "Is Patreon Good for the Art of Cosplay?"
Thanks for stopping by!
So as a part of our new direction of increasing our scope into reviews of products and services, All Cool Things™ will be reviewing a vacation gifted to us by an agent from TraVerus Global.
We will be reviewing the redemption of this in all parts, and everything that we went through in the process.
We at All Cool Things™ were happy to have the opportunity to attend Final Round 2018 and witness the largest Southeastern Fighting Game Tournament in the USA!
For those that do not know, Final Round is an annual international EVO affiliated tournament that is streamed live all over the world.
Heavy hitting sponsors such as Capcom and Bandai Namco show up in full effect to share goodies from the past, as well as for the future, such as the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Soulcalibur VI, which were both on hand for unlimited play!
Final Round is beginning to embrace cosplay as an aspect of their tournament and is definitely beginning to have a convention-esque vibe to it! There was a cosplay contest with 11 contestants, but I'm sure that by next year, it will feel more like a full cosplay event, just based on the buzz and response of this one. Hershey Kissu, all the way from Canada came to compete in the cosplay contest as Morrigan from Darkstalkers!
Navz from Victrix Gaming was there, and we got to try out what could be the next big thing in professional gaming: the Victrix PRO AF! These professional grade headsets come complete with hybrid noise cancellation and patented trademark microphone technologies that were exclusive and military grade!
Who knows, but with some more guidance and word of mouth, Final Round could become something to rival Anime Weekend Atlanta and Momocom. 'Maybe it will even take Dragon Con by the tail..?
Wow! Dust off the cobwebs! Sorry for the inactivity. Hopefully that is over!
Please check out the "Take It or Leave It" under our "Stuff" heading. We have a brand new interview with Neverending Dreamz. In case you've been under a rock (like us) he is an up and coming cosplayer and master of the keyblade!
Also, for the first time ever, we have bonus material for members of the site, only! Yup, "Membership has its privileges."
'Not a member? It's easy to join, and free. Just click >>>HERE<<<.
Thanks for coming back!
October 15, 2016 marked a great moment in Georgia Convention history as AniBlaze officially completed their first convention!
It was somewhat impromtu, to test the waters and get the word out about AniBlaze, but was a success nonetheless!