Episode 60 – Art, Performance, Fanime

On this episode, Francis of our own Suupaa Kaizoku Cosplay joins in to talk about his experience at this year’s Fanime Artist Alley. We also have an interview with Ben (e1n) on his second to last anime convention artist alley appearance, and he shares some advice for this looking to get into it. And lastly, Garrett comes around to not only give his thoughts on Fanime and the masquerade, but also to help interview two masquerade contestants Bro-Sis Cosplay and Tematime Cosplay. Episode 60 is a go! Read more

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Episode 59 – Punching Sharks and Being Ninja

Sorry for the delay! Due to summer conventions, the podcast episodes have taken longer to edit. But fret not, here’s part 1 of our two part Fanime coverage along with a bonus Anime North coverage with special guest Vartan Sharkpuncher! He’s a veteran cosplayer who’s hosted panels, judged masquerades, and invited as a cosplay guest of honor. Joining Vartan are regulars Dennis and Kate plus Aaron and Eve. So let’s get to know him, and see whether Fanime has redeemed itself from last year’s disappointing outing. Episode 59 is a go! Read more

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Episode 58 – Always Room for Green Jello

On this episode of Cosplay Jam, we are proud to have World Cosplay Summit 2014 Team USA Green Jello Cosplay joining Dennis, Kate, and Eve. We’ll talk about Anime Central, competing in WCS over the years, tips for those interested in trying out, and of course, getting to know them. We’ve also got a little bit of food talk, the Sailor Moon license rescue, and hopes for what lies ahead in Japan. Episode 58 is a go! Read more

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Episode 57 – A Marvel-ous Time

In this very heavy Marvel themed episode, Dennis and Kate go over their experience at WonderCon Anaheim 2014. We gush over the latest Captain America: Winter Soldier movie, Dennis’ unexpected comic book origin story, participating in our first big Marvel gathering, and more at WonderCon! Also, friend of the show Kristen “Space Invader” will be hosting at panel at LA Cosplay Con during its first year. And we are officially approved to host the One Piece Podcast panel at Fanime. Listen for more details. Episode 57 is a go! Read more

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Episode 56 – A Thousand Words

On this episode of Cosplay Jam, Dennis, Kate, and Aaron are joined by Daniel “Sojians” and Boon from When Was This Taken Photography. It’s spring, and there’s plenty of photoshoot opportunities outside of conventions. We talk about locations, go in-depth with gear, and take a look at their photography process. Episode 56 is a go! Read more

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Fanime Preparation and Panels

Good news everyone! We have just been approved for a panel. Dennis and Kate will be representing the Unofficial One Piece Podcast and host the One Piece Podcast Panel. Our panel is on Saturday, at 6pm, in Panel Room 4 at the Fairmont. Come talk One Piece with us, for fabulous prizes, insights, discussions, and maybe a surprise or two! We’re also looking to have the audio from this panel recorded for the podcast, so you might just hear yourselves online in the near future.

In the meantime, we are gearing up for the convention as well, with some new cosplay along with re-wearing or modifiying some existing ones. We’ve got One Piece, Naruto, and Log Horizon cosplay in the works to hopefully represent our fandoms for this convention. So it’s back to construction for us. See you at Fanime!

Episode 55 – ALA Green Room Chat

February was a surprisingly busy month, and we didn’t even attend any conventions! We’ve got some cosplay and convention news from both US coasts. And Kate and Dennis finally have the interviews from this year’s ALA to present. Unfortunately, due to learning some new tech, half of the interviews were corrupted and unusable. Apologies to those that were interviewed yet are not on this episode. Hopefully, we’ll get to do more in the future. Episode 55 is a go! Read more

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Extra Jam 3 – 3D’s and Shonen Jump (54.5)

Recorded at the beginning of the year while Weekly Shonen Jump was on break, Dennis is joined by Dominic from Animanga Podcast and Diego from Dropping the X Podcast to talk about some of our favorite weekly manga titles during the 2013 publication. We’ve got things that we’ve liked, lots of rants as well, and some general catching up with each other. Hope you enjoy some banter, because this is the LONGEST episode we’ve released so far (and hopefully the last time it’ll reach nearly 4 hours in length). Enjoy this special Extra Jam episode! Read more

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Episode 54 – Don’t Lose Your Way

Our first recording of 2014, and it’s a doozy. On this episode, Kate and Dennis are joined by Caitlin and Julia of We’re Not Twins Cosplay to discuss all things Anime Los Angeles. Since everyone on this episode is a staff member, there is some biased opinion going around, but you can still get their impressions of the attendees and all the activities held at the convention. And in case you missed it, head past the jump to go to our Tiger & Bunny cosplay contest. Episode 54 is a go! Read more

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2014 Tiger & Bunny Cosplay Contest

That’s right folks, we are holding a Tiger & Bunny cosplay contest in honor of the release of their all new second movie, which takes place after the TV series. Coming out in Japan next month and in North America shortly after, we want to help promote this awesome series with the help of some friends from Viz Media and you, our fellow cosplayers. Read more