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The Best Of Blerdcon, A Celebration Of Black Cosplay

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Blerdcon is a show that was held last month in DC. It’s a celebration of Blerd culture, which began as a space for “Black Nerds” before spreading its wings and growing to encompass LGBTQ, disabled and other peoples of colour as well.

Here’s the show’s official description:

Blerdcon is an event that highlights and celebrates Blerd culture and creates a marketplace of ideas where sharing that culture can take place with proper context, attribution and positivity in an inclusive environment.

Blerdcon is derived from the term “Blerd” which is short for black nerd. Blerd culture encompasses creatives, fans, producers who are and have been contributing to every fandom, but don’t get the recognition or notoriety.

Blerdcon celebrates our connection with LGBTQ, the disabled, POCs and the international community! All are welcome to partake in the experience as we are an open community who love all the same nerddom.


Being a nerd show, among the panels and parties there was loads of cosplay on show at this year’s event as well, and Legend of Micah was there to take this amazing video of it.


Oh, and if anyone knows any of the cosplayers featured here (or is one!), let me know and I can add some credits below:

Akuma: p_s_cosplay

Kasmui 1: zerosuitsami

Kasumi 2: izzysaek0

Sub-Zero 1: hellspawned

Cammy: Chibithot

Stormtrooper: hiphoptrooper

Bakugo: makiroll90

Lando: tacodactyl

Zabuza: protege_47

Prince Akeem: uptownbill007

Ganon: phalafelcosplays

Tick x Stormtrooper: stormtrooperintraining

Darkwing Duck: swaggycosplayer

Poison Ivy: tranquil_ashes

Dabi: blacksour_patchkid

Kylo Ren: cosplaya.kyloren

Kirishima: aaimztako

Jam Master Jedi: smoovecosplaya

Sailor Mercury: silvercrescentcosplay

Inuyasha: dokidokidanger

Bowser: preach0816

Reronoa: skate_morales_

Sho’Nuff: thewhalebaby

Mr. Incredible: knightmage1

Jade: sassyblackfeline

Sub-Zero 2: vantablackcosplay

Sub-Zero 3: shweetpea_117

Sub-Zero 4: enitan_cosplay

Redguard: Casual Assassin Cosplay

Bunny Bulma: kimonojones

Bakugou: Maki Roll’s Chop Shop