It’s Pride month, so it’s time to celebrate by combining two things that identify me: cosplay and queerness! What better way to celebrate than by showing off some of the beautiful LGBTQ cosplayers out there in some of our favorite ships?

So here are, in no particular order, ten gorgeous cosplays that celebrate queerness and queer ships. Please be sure to give the cosplayers a little love!

feat. @nika_thecosflyer and @ladyliberty_cosplay
By The Collectress

Now that I’ve been in the cosplay community for a few years (read: obsessed with this hobby actually), I’ve learned a few things that I wish I had known a few years ago. So, for any future or beginning cosplayers out there, here are a few relatively inexpensive items that you should absolutely have as you begin crafting your fandom. 

Our favorite con of the year has come and gone, and though our lives be crazy right now, we all made the pilgrimage to Anaheim to geek out over our favorite fandoms. WonderCon is a cosplay haven (but more on that later), a gathering of geek culture, and above all, a place to spend your money on things you love (namely: art and comics). Here’s a few things we absolutely loved about this year’s convention: