Comics, Cosplay, Conventions & Community!

A Colossal Anime Pool Party... PART 2!!!

FyreHeart Cosplay


Princess Nazgûl

We’re spotlighting talent in the cosplay community!

Every month, The Variant showcases cosplayers who display talent, creativity, and a positive voice within the cosplay community.

Last June we did something special because we were headed to Colossalcon; a 4 day anime convention in Sandusky, Ohio at the Kalahari Resort & Waterpark. As I write this we’re currently at the Kalahari Resort one more time for another week of pure magic and chaos.
So we did Anime Pool Party Part 2!!!

Just like last year’s Anime Pool Party, we’ll be taking brand new shots of our
Spotlights while we’re at Colossalcon and posting them as we traverse the month
of June!!

As far as our Anime Pool Party 2 main feature, we’ve got 5 of our
best Cosplayers for you to enjoy!!

We have:
FyreHeart Cosplay as Makima from Chainsaw Man
Lunardahlia as Morrigan from Darkstalkers 
Jenna Say What? as Periwinkle and Zero Two From DARLING in the FRANXX 
Princess Nazgûl as Tinkerbell
TurtleG_ as Power from Chainsaw Man 

STAY TUNED for the rest of our Anime Pool Party 2 and
Colossalcon photos throughout the month but also…

WAIT!!…why are you still reading this??

Photography by


Tomisina Lynn

Director of Photography

RJ Marchese

Editor In Chief/Founder

RJ Marchese is a published comics writer and life-long comic book fan. A married father of two he enjoys occasionally cosplaying as a mercenary unicorn and taking photographs of action figures doing ridiculous things. RJ can generally be found loitering around local comic book stores or surrounded by stacks of back issues that seem to keep exponentially multiplying. No, really. They’re taking over……… help!