The Return Of CCCP, The Cape Cod Cosplay Photoshoot Week!

It’s the third year for the CCCP! No, not the old Soviet Union, the return of the Cape Cod Cosplay Photoshoot week!

In May two years ago, Nerd Caliber set up temporary HQ at the Southfleet Motor Inn at South Wellfleet on Cape Cod to organize a week of cosplayers and photographers getting together for all kinds of cosplay photography fun. It was so much fun that we did it again last year. And we’re coming back for more fun this year, from May 11 through May 19!

As you can see from the photos below, the locations are beautiful, and sometimes creepy. The biggest draws are the beaches, which are all but empty of other people at that time of year. But there is also the abandoned military housing complex, the old stone tower, the cedar swamp and of course Provincetown itself.

Other locations a bit further away include another high tower, and even a perfect location for hobbits!

What we do for attendees is provide as much help as we can to get shoots to happen. We will help you find locations, provide expertise for photography and possibly even transportation help for remote locations. What we aren’t doing is setting up actual shoots — that will be up to the photographers and cosplayers to coordinate together. Check out the Facebook event page for a way to connect and coordinate.

The Southfleet Motor Inn has given us a discount room rate of $98 per night for anyone planning for an overnight stay, or longer. Go to the Inn’s website and use the promo code PHOTOS for the discount rate.

Of course, while we are there we will be promoting our own two-day event, the Cosplay And Photography Expo!, coming back in 2020!

Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay gets her viking warrior on in the scrub-covered cliffs above the Atlantic beaches.

Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay gets her viking warrior on in the scrub-covered cliffs above the Atlantic beaches.

Our hostess at Southfleet is also a cosplayer, here as Gen. Holdo from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Our hostess at Southfleet is also a cosplayer, here as Gen. Holdo from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Alazar Cosplay as pool party Penguin in the indoor pool at the Southfleet.

Alazar Cosplay as pool party Penguin in the indoor pool at the Southfleet.

Olivia Kitt Cosplay as Gwenpool in the outdoor pool at the Southfleet.

Olivia Kitt Cosplay as Gwenpool in the outdoor pool at the Southfleet.

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Aemiliaaaaa as Misty at Indian Neck Beach

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Amazon Princess as Wonder Woman at Newcomb Hollow Beach

Chocobobutt as Amaterasu from Smite

Chocobobutt as Amaterasu from Smite at Indian Neck Beach

Aemiliaaaaa as Misty at the inn's outdoor pool.

Aemiliaaaaa as Misty at the inn’s outdoor pool.

Chocobobutt as swimsuit Asuka at the inn's indoor pool.

Chocobobutt as swimsuit Asuka at the inn’s indoor pool.

A house in the abandoned military housing.

A house in the abandoned military housing.

Interior of one of the abandoned houses.

Interior of one of the abandoned houses.

The Fog, in real life.

The Fog, in real life.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography in the Rook tower.

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography in the Rook tower.

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography

The Next CAPE Will Be In 2020

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That’s right we are skipping a year. We realized after this most recent Cosplay And Photography Expo that we need a longer run-up time to make our next CAPE an event that is revenue neutral or positive for us.

For that reason and to concentrate on other areas of Nerd Caliber in the coming year, the next CAPE will be in the summer of 2020.

We will be planning and holding some smaller events throughout 2019 and promoting CAPE 2020 at cons all throughout 2019 and 2020. Stay tuned for more information about these smaller, free events.

Thanks again for your support and we hope to see you all in 2020!

Photo credits: Cosplayer = fictitiousveronicamarie and photographer = Wonderllama Photography.

New Main Entrance for C.A.P.E.!

Hey everybody! This year we are concentrating our operations more into the conference center part of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. That means we would like you to use a different entrance than last year.

On the opposite side of the facility from the hotel lobby is a large entrance specifically for events. That is where registration and prop check will be. We still have full run of the hotel public space, and you can enter via the lobby, you’ll just have to walk a long way to get to registration, through a cadre of Staff that will ask for your wristband.

Check out this handy and super cheesy map I made, showing you where the new entrance is, and where you can find parking.

CAPE 2018 entrance is on the other side from the lobby!

CAPE 2018 entrance is on the other side from the lobby!

Hotel Room Discount Code Is Live!

The Room Discount code for the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Nashua, NH is active!

The Room Discount code is CCC. Rates will start at $132 for a standard room with a single king bed or two double beds.

If you use this link, the rate will auto fill, and you just need to select the Saturday night of July 28, pick a room and go. If you want to arrive early, to get the rate for more than just Saturday night you need to call the hotel at 603.888.1551 and give them the code CCC over the phone.

 

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Panelist Announcement: Spectra!

Spectra

Spectra is not only a foam armor expert who has run panels on the topic at New York Comic Con, but is Nerd Caliber‘s own AAA games writer. His cosplays draw most from comic books and movies, and his Frozone is so spot on that you almost think that Pixar based the character design on Spectra in the first place.

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Panelist Announcement: Khepera Cosplay!

Khepera Cosplay

Khepera leapt onto the cosplay scene in 2014, and immediately started racking up cosplay contests awards, both for her amazing crafting skills and her ability to inhabit a character so completely. Right out of the gate she exhibited mastery of sewing, armor and prop making with foam and worbla, and makeup and wigs.

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Panelist Announcement: Dave Yang Photography!

Dave Yang Photography

Dave is a professional photographer who shoots just about every kind of content, including beautiful cosplay images. Based in New England, Dave travels all over the country and is almost as well known for his black tees and Grumpy Cat-like frown as much as he is for his ability to get the best out of Golden Hour lighting.

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Panelist Announcement: Cowbutt Crunchies

Cowbutt Crunchies

Cowbutt Crunchies, a duo of Bostonian cosplayers with a weird name and way too much love for dressing up, return for a second year to CAPE.  With ten years of cosplay experience under their belts, they’re big fans of sharing that knowledge with others in the form of tutorials, advice, and more recently wigworking tips as Gothichamlet participates in Arda’s Iron Wig contest.

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