In late 2016, I bought an NES Classic and was eager to play on it. For me, playing retro games brings back so many childhood memories. Once you are hooked to them, they pretty much stick with you for life. I'm going to share my top five underrated NES Classic games that deserve praise and recognition.
Con season is upon us and every year, cosplayers everywhere stand out at conventions. They put in so much effort and time to create their costumes. During con season, I'll be interviewing different cosplayers from all walks of life. They deserve so much credit for their creativity. As I've stated in my last story about cosplay mashups, they are a fun and exciting way to display your creativity to everyone. I want to introduce everyone to a cosplayer who is a master of amazing cosplay mashups. His name is Mash Up Cosplay UK and he's one of my followers on social media. I had a chance and pleasure to interview him recently and share his love of cosplay to everyone.
Whenever I'm on Facebook or Instagram, I love it when cosplayers have creative minds. In the almost four years that I've been doing cosplay, I've only done two cosplay mashups. I'll get to that shortly, but you must be wondering why cosplay mashups are popular. I'll give you one reason: they're a way to display your creativity to everyone. Most cosplayers spend hundreds of dollars and months to create the perfect cosplay. With that said, I'll now be sharing both of my cosplay mashups. I have written stories about DIYs and step-by-step instructions of both Zombie Mario and Punk Rock Superman, which you can check out right now.
Mario Bros., not to be confused with the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game Super Mario Bros., was a platform game developed for arcades and by Nintendo in July 1983. I wasn't born around the time it was released. In 2016, Mario Bros. was one of 30 games included in the NES Classic. When I first played it, it was so much different than the other Mario games I've played in the past. It was not an easy game and the phases got difficult as the game progressed.
June is the start of Pride Month and it's an important month for the LGBTQ community. Pride Month is celebrated every year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots. It was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Today, there are countless celebrations, parades, parties, workshops, and so forth that attract millions of people worldwide. I'm honoring this month by showing some love to my fellow LGBTQ+ cosplayers who I currently follow online or met in person. They deserve so much credit for inspiring others that they can be themselves. We go through the same things as everyone else, because we're not perfect.
Attending conventions and meeting people are the two things I love the most about being a cosplayer. Every time I go to a con, it's like being at a party and seeing people in their costumes. If you're new to cosplay and searching for some ways on how to make your con experience enjoyable and memorable, then you have come to the right person. I've been doing cosplay for about four years and I get pumped planning for a convention. To me, it's like preparing for prom. I'll be sharing some pointers to make sure everything runs smoothly for you before your next convention.