Geek Chic: Plus-Size Cosplay, Crossplay and More at WonderCon 2015

The Collected Canadian, my friend and photographer Jeremy Caesar and I attended WonderCon Anaheim April 5, where cosplay is a huge part of the convention culture. This year, I wanted to find cosplayers I could relate to, specifically plus-size cosplayers, women, crossplayers and cosplayers of color. Cosplay is changing, and, as I went through our gallery, I noticed how that the people photographed are incredibly diverse, which is really indicative of the culture of the con in general.

At WonderCon this year, we saw cosplayers in wheel chairs, older cosplayers, plus-size cosplayers, kid cosplayers, cosplayers of color and everything inbetween. The different types of people we encountered reveal the changing climate of geekdom and the individuality that nerd culture is so proud of really does shine through in the images below. Everyone we talked to seemed excited to know that we might use their image on the blog and pleased that their handwork (cosplay IS hard work) had been recognized. I gave out business cards (because I’m cool like that), and really hope these fans get to see their amazing images on our page. If you like a costume, let us know in the comments below!


The Collectiva Diva

Find me over on Twitter and Tumblr for more cosplay fun

All photos by Jeremy Caesar


Listen to my WonderCon podcast here

Read about crossplay here

Read about black girl cosplayers here

Read about plus size cosplay here

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  1. The Collective Blog

    The wondercon entrance fee ranged from $27 on Fri/Sat, $16/Sun, which isn’t bad. Parking was $15/day at the nearest, easiest spot, and then we didn’t really buy anything inside. for me, cost comes from wanting to cosplay, but i spread that out over a few months, so it doesn’t hurt so much. wondercon and many smaller conventions are a lot less costly than things like SDCC, but even then, the 4 day pass is only $200, so $50/day ish. not tooooo bad, but still not the cheapest weekend.

  2. jackie94

    I Love this so much! Several of the Crossplays are very well done! (Crossplay Hades & Ariel! Are my favorites!) The Harley Quinn & the Penguin at the beginning are awesome as well! Peggy Carter was wonderful as well!

    So Many Deadpools! Oh man! One of these days I will manage to go to a Con. My issue though is the getting there! It seems as if the really amazing ones don’t happen in Texas, or Texas just has tiny ones.

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