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Season 1


It’s Gloog O’Clock Somewhere

Dec. 24, 2020

Gather round, nerds, and get ready for a holiday tale. On this episode of Cosplay and Cocktails, Jessi and Paige dive into their favorite holiday legend, the Yule Lads. Bonus? A Yule Lad cosplay challenge.

Cosplay Challenges

If you or someone you know....

Dec. 10, 2020

After being challenged to cosplay an inanimate object by a fellow cosplayer, Jessi got to work immediately while Paige continued to struggle with this cosplay challenge right up to the very end.


How Do You Like Your Grits ?

Nov. 26, 2020

As if cosplay wasn’t cool enough, imagine combining it with the performance art of burlesque. On this week’s episode Jessi and Paige learn all about “nerdlesque” from burlesque performer and fellow cosplayer, Kia Sangria


Armenian Sandwich Shop

Nov. 12, 2020

On this episode of Cosplay and Cocktails, Jessi and Paige enjoy a happy hour interview with cosplayer, shapeshifter, and makeup extraordinaire, Bo or FaceofBoaz as she’s know to the World Wide Web. You won’t want to miss the…

Interviews Holidays

Weird Fish Savant

Oct. 29, 2020

Happy Spooky Season, nerds. On this episode of Cosplay and Cocktails, Jessi gets really excited over a Massachusetts weird fish sighting. But wait there’s more. Paige and Jessi have the honor of doing an interview with the q…

Cosplay Challenges

Local Legend, Dusty Rose

Oct. 22, 2020

It’s Cosplay and Cocktail time, ladies and gentlefolk. On this episode, Jessi and Paige take on another cosplay challenge. This time, each cosplayer must portray a character from the neck up only.

News And Tips

Scientist Only Dot Com

Oct. 8, 2020

This week, Jessi and Paige discuss the future and how 2020 maybe wasn’t the best year to decide to start a podcast revolving around an activity that is typically done in a public setting. You know, pandemic things.

Cosplay Challenges News And Tips

Giggle Water

Oct. 1, 2020

Yer a wizard ! Or we are anyway, because on this episode, Jessi and Paige do a Harry Potter inspired cosplay challenge. But, hey, that’s not all. The topic of the challenge leads into a conversation about problematic people …

News And Tips

Our Opinions : The Podcast

Sept. 24, 2020

Whether it’s physical limitations and inconveniences or things that make you feel self conscious, everybody has something that makes cosplaying a little bit tricky. But luckily, that’s what today’s topic is all about. On tod…

Cosplay Challenges

Leaf Pubes

Sept. 17, 2020

On this episode, Jessi and Paige “compete” in another cosplay challenge. This time they each have to throw together a cosplay the other one has done in the past. The catch? They only have 24 hours to put it together and no s…

Convention Coverage

Bring me the Boys...

Sept. 10, 2020

On this episode, Jessi and Paige give a run down of their shenanigans from virtual DragonCon weekend. From recreating old cosplays and having glow stick backyard dance parties to the virtual content DragonCon offered, Jessi …

Games And Miscellaneous

Drunken Dragon

Sept. 3, 2020

On this episode of Cosplay and Cocktails, Jessi and Paige mourn the loss of DragonCon 2020 by playing the drinking game, The Drunken Dragon.

Convention Coverage

QVC Celebrity

Aug. 27, 2020

On this episode of Cosplay and Cocktails, Jessi and Paige attend their first virtual convention, Metaverse Virtual Comic Con.

Cosplay Challenges

Russian Nesting Dolls... but Bags.

Aug. 20, 2020

On this episode, Jessi makes a very exciting announcement. That’s it that’s the episode. Just kidding. Jessi and Paige do another cosplay challenge. This time, they were tasked with making a completely new cosplay using only…


Wonderful Butt Stuff

Aug. 13, 2020

It’s not as bad as it sounds. Or is it? On this episode, Jessi and Paige interview cosplayer and fellow nerd, Jake Wright, who just happens to be Jessi’s little brother.


430,000 Packets of Jello

Aug. 7, 2020

Buckle up, because on this episode Jessi and Paige get to chat with fellow cosplayer and geek Casey Renee Cosplay. From booze and cosplay fails to DND we cover it all!

Cosplay Challenges

Smells like Nail Polish Remover

July 30, 2020

In this episode of Cosplay and Cocktails, Jessi and Paige face off in the podcast's first ever cosplay challenge. Both cosplayers had to put together an all new costume without purchasing any new materials or using anything…

Cosplay Challenges News And Tips

Hold on to Your Butts

July 23, 2020

What's that? You want to hear Jessi and Paige answer more questions about cosplaying? Well, are you in for a treat. On this episode, Jessi and Paige answer some listener email questions as well as questions from an online co…


Promo Code : Cosplay

July 16, 2020

Jessi and Paige have a blast on this weeks episode during their interview with fellow cosplayer, JediManda! From wig making to some amazingly intricate costumes, Amanda had a lot of great knowledge and insights to share.

Convention Coverage

Gotta Catch 'em All

July 9, 2020

After making the difficult decision to cancel their 2020 DragonCon plans, Jessi and Paige figured it was time to give their favorite convention a tribute episode. So join us, won’t you, for an episode on DragonCon, the fando…


Ghostbusters, The Gateway Drug.

July 2, 2020

Jessi and Paige have the privilege of interviewing friend of the podcast, Shelia of Red Shoes, Red Wine. Shelia, who started out making Halloween costumes from cardboard has created some seriously beautiful cosplays over the…

News And Tips

Interesting Plants

June 25, 2020

On this episode, Jessi and Paige read through some listener questions from their inbox !

News And Tips

Cardboard Box Pervert

June 18, 2020

After receiving a listener email, Jessi and Paige dive into the meaning of “Cosplay is not Consent”.

Games And Miscellaneous

Kylo Bruce

June 11, 2020

With conventions being non existent right now in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, cosplay stories are hard to come by, so this week Jessi and Paige play a fun game of Cosplay Never Have I Ever for your entertainment... an…

News And Tips

Black Lives Matter

June 4, 2020

We hear you. We see you. We support you.

News And Tips

Disney Castles in the Sky

May 28, 2020

This episode of your favorite podcast about cosplay and cocktails is going to focus on what the term Disney bounding is and different ways to “bound” at your favorite theme parks. Disney favorites and future Disney bounds ar…

News And Tips

Help Us, Marie Kondo, You're Our Only Hope.

May 21, 2020

Marie Kondo, if you're reading this, Jessi and Paige have alot of cosplay stuff that needs organized.. just don't try to throw anything away, it all sparks joy. On this episode, Jessi and Paige discuss the struggles of cospl…


May the Fourth Be With You, Ewan McGregor.

May 14, 2020

On todays episode, Jessi and Paige talk all things Star Wars in honor of not only May the 4th, but also the 20th epsiode of Cosplay and Cocktails AND Jessi and Paige's 23rd friend-iversary.

News And Tips

Find it in a dumpster.

May 7, 2020

With everything going on in the world right now many cosplayers are facing economic hardships, which leads to the question, is cosplaying on a budget possible? On this episode, Jessi and Paige discuss different ways they hav…

Games And Miscellaneous

Geographical Shit

April 30, 2020

Need a social distancing pick me up? Come join Jessi and Paige as they play their favorite game, It's Not Called What You Would Prefer... or would you rather as most people know it. This edition of It's Not Called What You …

Cosplay Challenges

We're All in This Together

April 23, 2020

.Yep. You guessed it, we are coming to you live (ok not really) from social distancing. So, to brighten our spirits, in this episode Jessi and Paige discuss future cosplay plans for the year in detail . Listen, we all need s…

News And Tips

Gutter Food

April 16, 2020

On this episode, Jessi and Paige discuss how mental health and cosplay affect one another and touch on some of the mental health resources that are available at conventions.

News And Tips

Like a Rock

April 9, 2020

This episode is about all things COVID 19. Jessi and Paige discuss not only how living in a pandemic is affecting them personally but on a wider spectrum as well. How are cosplayers and con goers handling their favorite conv…

News And Tips

Bloodfeast And The Ballad of Jessi’s Anxiety

April 2, 2020

The title of this episode may be deceiving, because honestly, it’s just all about Jessi and Paige’s advice for first time con goers.

News And Tips

Toss A Coin To Your Podcasters.

March 26, 2020

Have you ever wondered what goes into putting a cosplay together from start to finish? Luckily for you, on this episode, Jessi and Paige breakdown two of their very favorite cosplays. Jess discusses what all went into her ve…

Games And Miscellaneous

It's Not Called What Would You Prefer.

March 19, 2020

Are you ready for this? ( cue Space Jam theme song) On this episode, Jessi and Paige play a cocktail induced game of "would you rather" and get into all kinds of cosplay and convention based scenarios. Is this an episode whe…

Convention Coverage

So, A Sith Lord And A Comic Book Character Walk Into A Con....

March 12, 2020

Going to a new convention is always an adventure and C2E2 was no exception. On this episode, Jessi and Paige talk about their very first visit to C2E2 in Chicago and how a few bumps in the road didn't keep them from having a…


Ahoy There.

March 5, 2020

Jessi and Paige have the privilege of interviewing their very first guest of the podcast, Natasha of Sewcialist Revolution. Natasha, who has experience with a lot of theater costuming, has been cosplaying since 2001. Her exp…

News And Tips

Wop-bop-a-loo-mop alop-bom.... Rant.

Feb. 27, 2020

What started out as an episode discussing girl power and the badass women of cosplay, quickly turned into a bit of a tipsy rant when Jessi and Paige stumble across an article that shocks them. Luckily, cocktails were involve…

News And Tips

Cosplay Fails, A Cautionary Tale.

Feb. 20, 2020

Listener beware, for on this episode Jessi and Paige tell the tales of some of their biggest cosplay problems. It’s not for the faint of heart. Just kidding... it’s a lot of laughing, champagne, and confetti.

Games And Miscellaneous

That’s How Hashtags Work, Right ?

Feb. 13, 2020

In this episode, Paige turns into VSCO Rey while teaching Jessi how hashtags work. And if that’s not enough, get ready to hear some of our favorite con stories while coming up with this weeks cocktail on the spot.

News And Tips

Yam Beat Poetry

Feb. 6, 2020

Join us won't you for another history lesson. On this episode we drink more than we probably should while trying to discuss the history of conventions ( comic book, fan, sci-fi, etc.). Jessi also gives Paige a DND lesson, an…

News And Tips

The Great Pez Disaster

Jan. 30, 2020

This week Paige and Jessi discuss their first CosplayandCocktails signature cocktail, what they’ve been watching on tv, and the history of cosplay !

Games And Miscellaneous

What's Your Favorite Planet?

Jan. 23, 2020

20 questions part two. Jessi and Paige continue their came of cosplay and convention themed 20 questions with Paige in the hot seat this time.

Games And Miscellaneous

Get Yourself To The Grey Havens, Girl .

Jan. 16, 2020

Jessi and Paige enjoy some wine, watch a little Lord of The Rings (The Two Towers), and Paige asks Jessi 20 questions about cosplay and conventions ....mostly.

News And Tips

Generic Lady.

Jan. 9, 2020

Have you ever wanted to get into cosplaying, but just didn't know where to start? Luckily for you this episode is all about how we pick our cosplays and what all the decisions and factors are that go into those choices. Are …

Games And Miscellaneous

First Things First

Jan. 3, 2020

In the very first episode of Cosplay and Cocktails, Jessi and Paige discuss some firsts! First time we met, first convention, first cosplay!