Cosplay Weekend | Nashville Artistic Photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography


My own little Origami Yoda who made his costume himself started off our fun weekend! Sure it was only tuesday, but it was the Tuesday before spring break!! His school celebrated beloved characters from books on Literacy Night last week, with costume parades, art, games, and a small carnival.

Thursday Night:

I am super tickled and excited for Virginia that her Wonder Woman cosplay by Dee Volpe was chosen as a third place winner of Cosplay Magazine to be published in their June edition of the magazine!

Cosplay Collective got together for three nights at Malco Cinema Smyrna for the Batman vs Superman premier! I got to join the heroes as they greeted fans and posed for photos before taking in the movie. I have to give a huge shout out to Limmie and the crew for hosting and taking care of everyone at this fun event- he really went above and beyond to make it a fun night at the movies for all the guests.

Dee Volpe handcrafted the incredible Wonder Woman costume, with assistance on the glowing metal lasso by other cosplayers, and worn so epic-ly by Virginia Marie Misa Tabor- the fruit of many weeks in her garage she said! The skirt, boots, and corset are impressive sturdy and gorgeous in person.

Cosplay Collective members at Malco Cinema Smyrna for the Batman vs Superman premier! R to L: Chris HobbsAnthony Armendariz, Virginia Marie Misa Tabor, Matthew Loker, Robert Benson and Amanda J Rogers

FRESH: Cosplay collective member and Wonder Woman Costume creator Dee Volpe

Cosplay Collectives Dee Volpe, Anthony Armendariz, Nancy Arch, Virginia Marie Misa Tabor, Matthew Loker, Chris Hobbs,Amanda J Rogers and Robert Benson .

Cosplay Collective is a Nashville based Cosplay club to build real community through events and appearances, the original creators of The Cospitality Suite, as well as running large toy drives to children's hospitals, charity and community out reach events- while having a fantastic time!



Friday was full of sewing, laughing, occational mild cussing, and so so many bobby pins as my daughter and I created her cosplay for MTAC- the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention!



Saturday we hit the convention- MTAC! Its a special thing when you find a place where you can feel silly, happy, and at home- and at cosplay conventions every day is Halloween with amazing simple to elaborate cosplays of any character you can imagine. A friend invited us to walk around and enjoy people watching in the best way possible. Whole lotta lines- it was the biggest day and the unofficial catchphrase was MTAC, where you wait in line for the line- if you can! For myself it was a like a daydream of willing models in fancy dress! I loved making the cosplay with my daughter and then watching her enjoy herself with 2,000 of her new best friends. We went during the day, and found everyone to be so polite, friendly, and even caring- a girl we know from our town and band even checked in to make sure my girl was enjoying her first con.

Looking forward to more cosplay events in Nashville-Make sure to check out & MTAC!