Cosplay

Ways to Combat Toxicity in Our Cosplay Community

Every morning, I start my day perusing the many social media outlets filled with excitement and anticipation of what wonderful cosplayers have to share with the world that day. Unfortunately, lately, I’ve been greeted by something else: hate and discord in the cosplay community. It’s disgusting, saddening and it’s getting harder and harder to scroll past and ignore. You might be thinking, “Hey, wh...

A Fond Farewell to Deegan Marie!

They say that all good things must come to an end eventually. That is exactly how we feel today as we announce that Deegan Marie of Deegan Marie Photography has resigned from her position as Chief Photographer for The Geek Lyfe. Between her day job, cosplaying, and freelance jobs, she found her time to be too strained to accommodate the workload with us in that mix. While we are sad to see her go,...

Cosplayer of the Week: Hallelujah

You ever meet someone and say to yourself, “You know? This is a dope human being.” This was the exact response I had when I first met Halle aka Hallelujah earlier this year. We met at the Renaissance Faire here in Arizona, and over the course of just a few hours she quickly become one of my favorite people. I was glad to find that she had a passion for costuming like so many of our hom...

Heartless Aquarius Takes on RTX Austin 2018

Hey everyone, Heartless here! I’m excited to tell you guys about a new convention, well, new to me. I went to a whole new state to check out Rooster Teeth Expo aka RTX. What is Rooster Teeth Expo? Rooster Teeth Expo, commonly referred as RTX, is a convention started by the entertainment company Rooster Teeth that focuses on their series, products, gaming, and more. RTX occurs in Austin, Texas, Lon...

Game On Expo 2018 Offered More Games and Great Times Than Ever Before

One of the most beloved communities of the geek world is gaming. Whether it is mobile, table top gaming, or massive multiplayer RPGs, video games have had such a great impact on many of our lives. What better way to celebrate the passion for this culture than attending Game On Expo! Game On Expo is a convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, in the month of August. Ever...

Summer Fun at Florida Supercon 2018!

Hey you Geek Lyfers! Tidesiren here! Recently I flew out to Fort Lauderdale, Florida with my friend, Halle, and we got to attend Florida Supercon! Normally the convention is hosted in Miami, Florida, but this year it was brought closer to Ft. Lauderdale. It was a great change since it needed to accommodate the mass amounts of vendors, guests, cosplayers, attendees, and artists who normally attend ...

Cobalt at Hyper Japan Festival 2018

Hey folks! Cobalt here reporting from the first of this year’s Hyper Japan Festivals! Throughout the Heatwave of the UK, Hyper Japan, hosted at London’s Olympia on the 14th-16th July, promised to be a hot weekend, and boy did it deliver. Compared to the Tobacco Docks location where it has been hosted for the past few years, Olympia’s indoor arena allowed visitors a much cooler area to roam, ...

Denver Comic Con 2018: Cosplay, Good Vibes, and Great Times!

Hello fellow geeks! Tidesiren here and boy have I been on quite the adventure! I have been going non-stop the last 4 weeks, and now that I am a little more settled into my new home, let me tell you about all the great things at this year’s Denver Comic Con! On the weekend of June 15th, I got to attend Denver Comic Con. With an attendance count of over 100,000, there were a lot of great geeky...

Cosplay Handlers, the Real MVPs Vol 1

When it comes to the world of cosplay, it is so easy to get caught up in the sheer beauty of the costumes. Whether they be giant armor builds that take up entire hall ways or a hand sewn dress that took an incredible amount of time and skill in order to make, they are always a joy to see. Beyond the costume, many fall in love with cosplayers based upon their physical features and often support all...

The Geek Lyfe Takes on San Diego Comic-Con

What’s up, Saint coming at you! This past weekend Deegan and  I was fortunate to attend the ever praised and raved about San Diego Comic-Con: the biggest and raddest comic convention around. Even if you are not a raging geek that is avid in the Comic-Con community, you know about San Diego Comic-Con. It is by far the most massive convention to date with the highest amount of attendees, and dare I ...

Anime Expo 2018 Craftsmanship Spotlight

With Anime Expo being one of the conventions that attracts some of the best cosplayers every year, I wanted to showcase a specific aspect of cosplay: Craftsmanship. For this project, I chose costumers who had such fantastic cosplayers and creators that I had already been following on Instagram. Let’s get to the craftsmanship spotlight! Zhuque Mercy by Aristargirl Geek Lyfe: Where can we find...

AZ Cosplay Photographer, Adam Walsh, Has Passed Away

There is a line, “Tomorrow is never promised today,” that I had heard when I was young and it always stuck with me. That one line is such a hard truth that many of us tend to overlook in our day to day lives. Unfortunately, every so often we are reminded of this harsh truth when a friend passes away. Today I am sad to announce that the Arizona cosplay community has lost a photographer ...

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