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Seven Deadly Sins of Cosplay Photography

Seven Deadly Sins of Cosplay Photography We here at The Geek Lyfe love and adore the cosplay community and everything it stands for. It is such a powerful and positive aspect of the geek culture that promotes body positivity, encourages others to pick up new crafts from sewing to molding materials and so much more. It makes sense that after spends hundreds of dollars on a costume that required doz...

Phoenix Comicon 2017 from a Cosplayer’s Perspective

By now, we’re all aware of most of the drama coming out of Phoenix Comicon. The volunteer situation led to some other big concerns with staffing and security. The prop ban was controversial. Darth Mexican wrote a great review of the con from the general attendee’s point of view, but what was it like for a cosplayer this year? I want to fully explain what happened to my personal convention experien...

One Of The Most Adorable Geeky Proposals Ever

One Of The Most Adorable Geeky Proposal Ever One of the main reasons I get up every single day and put my all into The Geek Lyfe is the people. If it were not for the geeks who have the courage to chase their heart’s desire, our culture would only have reached so far and would be so bland. Thankfully there are those brave souls who ran with all their might despite the odds or situation they ...

Give Your D&D Characters Flaws

Give Your D&D Characters Flaws Are you a player or Dungeon Master and despite your best efforts you just can not get your dungeons and dragons character to stand out above the others in terms of background or personality? Darth Mexican is here to help! I have been a Dungeon Master since 2008 and constantly am writing up adventures for friends to enjoy. In my time as a DM, I have found that the...

Missy of SuicideGirls and the Temple of Doom(An Interview Sequel)

Missy of SuicideGirls and the Temple of Doom(An Interview Sequel) If there is one thing I could accomplish with all of my writing with The Geek Lyfe it would without a doubt be the promotion, understanding, and appreciation of art. For many, art stops at physical pieces such as paintings or audible forms like music. For me, I believe that almost anything can be considered at art form so long as th...

Fantastic AZ Photographers (And Where To Find Them)

During Taiyou Con, I had the chance to catch up with one of my favorite cosplayers, Mae Dae Cosplay. After gushing about Steven Universe and conventions, she mentioned how she wanted to get really great photos of her costumes but had no idea who would do it or how they are as professionals. This stopped me in my tracks because I was under the misconception that everyone in the Arizona cosplay scen...

Gamer Chrome-Gycio Bronze Live Streamed Their Suicide

Gamer Chrome-Gycio Bronze Live Streamed Their Suicide Today a gamer by the name of Chrome-Gycio Bronze live streamed their death. At this time we can not find a link to the footage due to Facebook taking down both their page and the stream. What we can provide are screenshots prior to the act that folks received from their page. At this time what I have found is that the deceased was a male crossd...

Photo Gallery – Cosplayer Jobs – Phoenix Comicon 2016

Photo Gallery –  Cosplayer Jobs – Phoenix Comicon 2016 Phoenix Comicon 2016 has come and gone, we’re still getting our review written up and our photos together for our gallery but until then, I wanted to show you all this awesome project I did during the convention! I love the world of  cosplay/cosplayers, I always want to know more than just how they built their costumes but wh...

Advice to Cosplayers From A Cosplay Interviewer

Advice to Cosplayers From A Cosplay Interviewer Hey friends! My name is Darth Mexican/DeAngelo, I started The Geek Lyfe in 2013 as a way to express my opinions and help other geeks with product reviews and entertainment. One of my main passions is cosplay, I  have the talent of a pebble so needless to say I appreciate the art of cosplay far more than actually participating. I followed various big ...

Let’s Talk Cosplay & Sexuality

Let’s Talk Cosplay & Sexuality Cosplay or Costume Play has grown into a huge part of geek culture over the past decade, I think all of us can agree on this. For those of you who might be new to cosplay, it involves people who create and wear costumes of their favorite fandoms usually during conventions. If you enjoy Batman then you dress up as Batman. If you enjoy Cowboy Bebop, then you ...

Jessica Nigri Talks About Double Standards

Jessica Nigri Talks About Double Standards If you know of cosplay then it’s likely that you know of Jessica Nigri whether it’s by name or body. I’ve written articles about Miss Nigri in the past, so it’s safe to safe I have opinions about her, most of which are positive. For those of you who are unfamiliar, she is the queen of cosplay. Cosplay has been around long before he...

Cosplay Crisis: Scammed And Left In Another Country

Cosplay Crisis: Scammed And Left In Another Country It’s the goal of the Geek Lyfe to assist upcoming Cosplayers with exposure, reviews, and interviews. They put their blood, sweat, and tears into their craft and I personally believe they should be acknowledged for it. I have even more respect and admiration for cosplayers from other countries due to being sometimes even more beautiful and t...

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