High Desert to Host Local Cosplay Contest, Prizes Include Tickets to See Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– As we draw closer to the release of the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise, YouTube channel Next Lvl, partnering with other local organizations, brings the High Desert community a cosplay contest that features a grand prize tied to one of the newest local comic book shops as…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: CraftAccess

By Jason R. Smith (MrandMrsSmith) With this edition of our Cosplayer Spotlight, we look internationally to a cosplayer who is making a name by crafting some of the best armored cosplay we have seen. This spotlight, we take a look at CraftAccess! (All photos provided by CraftAccess) To connect with CraftAccess, as well to see…Read moreRead more

Comikaze Expo 2015 Wrap Up- A Convention for All

By Nolan P. Smith Photographs by MrandMrsSmith, DimSumHottie, Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)– This past weekend, thousands of resident from across Southern California and even across other states came together to celebrate their love of pop culture as Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo made true believers out of the attendees that flocked…Read moreRead more

Comikaze Expo 2015- Sunday Cosplay-Part 1

By DimSumHottie Photos by MrandMrsSmith and DimSumHottie Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo came to a close on Sunday, but what a way to go out! For the last day of the convention, cosplayers were out in full effect, from Hawkman to Star Wars, to some amazing Dia De Los Muertos inspired cosplay, there was no shortage…Read moreRead more

Dia De Los Muertos- Day of the Dead from the Comikaze Expo 2015

By Nolan P. Smith Today marks Dia De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. On this today, people across the world pay their respects to the ones we have lost. We wanted to share with you all this amazing Dia De Los Muertos cosplay that we saw today at the Comikaze Expo today, as…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay By Nolan P. Smith Cosplay fanatics of the world, rejoice! We are back once again with another Cosplayer Spotlight! Want to be considered to be featured? Shoot us an email at nolan@pastramination.com with a few photos of your cosplay, we would love to see your creativity shine!…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay By Nolan P. Smith Cosplay fanatics of the world, rejoice! We are back once again with another Cosplayer Spotlight! Want to be considered to be featured? Shoot us an email at nolan@pastramination.com with a few photos of your cosplay, we would love to see your creativity shine!…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay Cosplayer Spotlight: Peachy-Hime Cosplay By Nolan P. Smith Cosplay fanatics of the world, rejoice! We are back once again with another Cosplayer Spotlight! Want to be considered to be featured? Shoot us an email at nolan@pastramination.com with a few photos of your cosplay,…Read moreRead more

Bring The Thunder – Your First Look at THE MIGHTY THOR #1- Preview with Cosplay Variant Cover!

Bring The Thunder – Your First Look at THE MIGHTY THOR #1- Preview with Cosplay Variant Cover! Bring The Thunder – Your First Look at THE MIGHTY THOR #1- Preview with Cosplay Variant Cover! By Staff Reports This November, the lightning returns. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at THE MIGHTY THOR…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: Manuel Majarian

By Nolan P. Smith We are proud to bring you another installment of the Pastrami Nation Cosplayer Spotlight! Are you a cosplayer? Shoot us an email at Nolan@pastramination.com with your name, location, and a couple of cosplay photos so we can consider you for our spotlight! This time, we spotlight someone new to the world…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con 2015: Part 2- Cosplay, Captain Jack and Automobiles

By MrandMrsSmith and DimSumHottie All photos by MrandMrsSmith and DimSumHottie Long Beach Comic Con 2015 was a blast to behold. There was so much to see, so much that we had to break the coverage into two parts! We are proud to bring you the booths, cosplay, vehicles and more straight from Long Beach! From…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con 2015: Part 1- Cosplayers, Comic Books, and the King of the North Invade the LBC

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T Smith The Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) took place this weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, and did so in a super heroic fashion. The MAD Event Management Production brought together a great mix of independent comic book publishers and creators, major…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: Jonah Warford- Jewbacca Cosplay

By Nolan P. Smith (All photos provided by Jonah Warford- Jewbacca Cosplay) Here it is, the latest installment of Cosplayer Spotlight here on Pastrami Nation! This time, we spotlight Jonah Warford from North Smithfield, RI, who is also known as Jewbacca Cosplay on Facebook. His most recent conventions have been Boston Comic Con, Massive Comic…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Help Bruce Campbell Fund the Last Fan Standing

By Nolan P. Smith It’s been awhile, but it’s time once again to shine the light down on another deserving Kickstarter project with the latest installment of Let’s Kickstart This time, we take a look at a trivia game show featuring one of pop cultures most iconic figures: Bruce Campbell. Here’s straight from the Kickstarter…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: John Wieger aka PepMaster

By Nolan P. Smith Welcome to the first ever Cosplayer Spotlight on Pastrami Nation! Since spreading the word on our new spotlight for cosplayers, we have received a great response! If you would like to be considered for the Cosplayer Spotlight, Email your cosplay pics to nolan@pastramination.com. We are pleased to announce our first spotlight:…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2015: San Diego Comic Con 2015 Cosplay- Cowboy Bebop, King of Fighters, Harley Quinns and More

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith The San Diego Comic Con has come to an end, so relive the moments with some Comic Con cosplay! Here’s a brand new batch of photos straight from Comic Con! From a few Harley Quinns, a female Spike from Cowboy Bebop, the…Read moreRead more

San Diego Comic Con 2015 Part 1- Cosplay, Collectibles and Grant Morrison

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith (San Diego)– Comic Con International- San Diego started off with a bang on Wednesday for Preview Night, and the crowds didn’t stop on a very packed and entertaining Thursday. Comic Con attendees enjoyed the trademark So Cal weather we all know and…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo 2015 Amazes, Attendance at an All Time High

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith (Los Angeles)- From July 2nd through July 5th, people from across the world all came together for the love of anime and manga as the world renowned Anime Expo celebrated it’s 24th anniversary. Presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese…Read moreRead more

24th Annual Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles This Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith This weekend, the Los Angeles Convention Center is completely taken over by cosplayers, musicians, artists, animators, and more as the Anime Expo brings forth a convention that Southern California waits for every year. Presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the convention will host over 100,000 attendees…Read moreRead more

FanimeCon 2015 Cosplay Coverage

By Nolan P. Smith Thanks to photographer and cosplayer Josh Cruz, we are able to provide you with some of the best cosplayers from FanimeCon, which took place May 22nd-25th in San Jose! I’ve covered conventions with Josh in the past; he’s a great guy, awesome photographer (as you can see) and loves the world…Read moreRead more

Myx TV Suits Up for Second Season of “Call to Cosplay”

By Staff Reports Myx TV, the only English-language multicultural Asian American entertainment network in the United States, will premiere the second season of fan-favorite costume competition series “Call to Cosplay,” on May 12, 2015 at 8/7c. Cosplay, a term meaning ‘costume play’ is a popular subculture where participants dress-up and role play various characters from…Read moreRead more

Remember to submit your photos for consideration for our new Cosplayer Spotlight!

By Nolan P. Smith Just wanted to remind all the cosplayer out there to submit their information (Name, Cosplay Handle, Location, Website), as well as photos to nolan@pastramination.com to be considered for our new feature, Cosplayer Spotlight! We will contact you with follow up questions and let you know if you have been chosen and…Read moreRead more

Prop Making On A Whole New Level… Meet GoldPointProps!

By: MrAndMrsSmith Like many people I found myself on youtube clicking one video that led to another that led to another and so on and so on. Then I found what I consider to be pure gold…..GoldPointProps! When Robert Hogan gets in his shop with his tools and sheet metal what happens next is something…Read moreRead more

Cosplayers! Submit Your Photos for Our New 'Cosplayer Spotlight'

By Nolan P. Smith Attention cosplayers! Here at Pastrami Nation, we are going to start a weekly spotlight of the best and most creative cosplayers we can find called ‘Cosplayer Spotlight’. How do we start this? With YOUR help! So cosplayers, submit your information and photos we can post online to nolan@pastramination.com, and once a…Read moreRead more

Cosplayers! Submit Your Photos for Our New ‘Cosplayer Spotlight’

By Nolan P. Smith Attention cosplayers! Here at Pastrami Nation, we are going to start a weekly spotlight of the best and most creative cosplayers we can find called ‘Cosplayer Spotlight’. How do we start this? With YOUR help! So cosplayers, submit your information and photos we can post online to nolan@pastramination.com, and once a…Read moreRead more

This Was the Convention We Were Looking For: Star Wars Celebration 2015

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith This weekend, the Anaheim Convention Center become Tantooine, Endor, and more as Star Wars Celebration landed in Southern California. The convention, held annually around the world, was a sensory overload for fans with cosplay, vendors, announcements, film stars and, of course, the…Read moreRead more

Day 3 At Star Wars Celebration 2015!

Photos by MrAndMrsSmith Check out our coverage from day 3 at Star Wars Celebration 2015! Don’t forget to tag yourself on Facebook!

Day 2 At Star Wars Celebration 2015!

Photos by: DimSumHottie Take a look at what Star Wars Celebration 2015 brought to the masses on day 2!

Day One At Star Wars Celebration 2015!

Photos by: DimSumHottie Star Wars Celebration 2015 is here! Take a look at what day one had to offer, tons of pics after the jump!

WonderCon 2015- Expect the Unexpected of Cosplay

By Nolan P. Smith (Anaheim)– WonderCon has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the end of the pictures! With these, we bring to you, what Batman would say… “expect the unexpected…” What’s the unexpected for a comic book convention? Well, for me, it was the awesome Luther Strode cosplay, the blast from the past…Read moreRead more