Tag Archives: Costume Play

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Despite the severe physical limitations imposed by having the outdated and undersized Jacob Javits Convention Center as its home base, The New York Comic Con continues to grow at an amazing rate. Long the number two event in the city – it outpaced the New York Marathon […]

Cosplay: What is it and Why Does it Need a Guide Book?

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn If you’re around enough pop culture, particularly at conventions, the term “cosplay” keeps popping up with greater frequency, and while the field is actually very inclusive, term itself might need a little explaining. “If I had to define cosplay, I’d probably say that it involves taking a character from any […]

Seemingly Unrelated to Record Prices, Cosplay Booms

Seemingly Unrelated to Record Prices, Cosplay Booms

Seemingly Unrelated to Record Prices, Cosplay Booms By J.C. Vaughn For those who report on the comic book and original comic art markets, and pop culture collectibles in general, it’s been a fantastic time. There have been some incredible record prices paid – $3.2 million for a CGC-certified 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, $326,000 […]