Fellow art student and classmate of Soubi’s, Kaidou Kio claims to be one of Soubi’s only friends and he shows this friendship by flirting with him. Truthfully, Kio is fascinated with Soubi’s art style and skill which is what led his desire to become friends with Soubi. Soubi, on the other hand, became interested in Kio because of the tattoo on his back, and the vow he took when he got it.
Great cosplay! I don’t get to see a lot of good Kio cosplayers, so this is quite rare for me! First found on Yun Koga – Loveless’ Tumblr!
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“Mr. Bubbles, Mr. Bubbles, are you there? Are you there? Come and give me lollies, come and bring me toffees. Teddy bears… teddy bears.”
So sings a Little Sister to the tune of “Frere Jacques” while harvesting ADAM at the Footlight Theatre. This character gives me the chills, but I feel like this little girl is either a really good actress, or she’s not very happy with how she’s dressed. Aww… Thank again to Cherokee for sending this in!
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In a hotel in anywhere USA – or in Portland – a group of steampunk enthusiasts gather to dress up, play with rayguns, and go on a mission to rescue one of their own. Yes, in the following clip, the cast of Portlandia goes to a steampunk convention and goes LARP’ing. It pokes fun at the genre but also hits some true and hilarious notes.
I especially love the guy who won’t stop firing his blaster and making noise. We all know a couple of those.
Check out the amusing skit after the break.
|The Joker’s just a mad dog. I want whoever let him off the leash!|
Top Ten Megan Marie Cosplay Costumes
Megan Marie is perhaps the best known cosplayer around. She’s been part of the gaming community for a fair while which has meant she’s had enough time to do some awesome cosplay work and build quite a following. Here’s what I think are her top ten cosplay moments.
This is one of my favourites that Megan has done, Anya Stroud from Gears of War – she managed to get some photos taken on an actual military vessel! That’s pretty cool. Also check out that Lancer, it looks pretty close to the real deal.
Check out Megan as one of the most famous gaming characters, Lara Croft. This time with a twist of steam punk influence. Megan spent some real time on this one, read her post on how she put together the costume.
|Ms Lara Croft|
|Silk Spectre II|
When I saw this below picture my first thought was that Megan had gone and done a cosplay version of Kelly Osborne but then a closer look showed quite clearly a pretty impressive homage to Batman’s furry friend, Catwoman:
|I bet this Mario makes a mean pasta|
I’m afraid we’re going to have to repeat ourselves a little bit but I’m sure you’ll forgive me. Here’s Megan doing a pretty fine version of Lara Croft:
|Mad Moxxi from Borderlands|
The Princess of Persia?
Poison Ivy. She’s going to kill you, Dick.
We wrap up our top ten pictures of Megan Marie doing some amazing cosplay of the classic heroine, Wonder Woman. It’s actually the eleventh picture as you can never have to much cosplay like this on your hands!
If Megan’s fine work has caught your eye, why don’t you follow her on Twitter?
Just as pretty and colorful as you imagined.
A blitzball celeb in his home town of Dream Zanarkand, Jecht features a difficult and complicated with his son, Tidus. It is mentioned multiple times in which Tidus hates Jecht as they believed that his / her mother often ignored your pet when Jecht ended up being around. Tidus seemed to be under a lot of pressure to call home up to their father’s popularity and, to make matters worse, Jecht regularly insulted your pet and referred to as him any crybaby. Truth be told, Jecht deeply loved along with cared for Tidus, however is unable to show this in the kind way.That’s quite awesome with the details, areas, and every little thing! And just see that massive sword! Thanks again in order to Julia for transmitting this in!
You may have seen the phrase “Harlem Shake” circulating around social media sites lately. I hadn’t bothered to check it out until I saw it paired with Star Wars (the inclusion of those two words will make me click on most links).
The Harlem Shake is a dance and according to the Hero Complex, it follows a specific formula:
Set to a clip from a song by Baauer, the videos (and the song) have a two-part structure. When the first part plays, one person – often wearing a mask – dances while being ignored by the other the people in the scene. Then the beat changes and the scene changes: Suddenly everyone is wearing crazy costumes and going nuts.
It’s practically made for cosplayers, and if you’re still on the fence about watching Jedi and astromechs cut a rug, the clip’s only 30 seconds. I like the one with humans, but I love the one with action figures.
Watch the videos after the break.
(LAT Hero Complex via TMS)
Here’s a great story and a very nice set of photos sent in to us by Steve from Wheeling, WY. He wanted to share these great photos of his Fianc s “Harley Quinn” Tattoo and the “Batman and Joker” Tattoos he has.
The cool thing is they’re both very talented Tattoo Artists so he did her ink and she did his, nice! But that’s not all. This October, Halloween to be exact, they plan on getting married with a DC Comics-themed Wedding! Wow, we really look forward to seeing pics of that! ( Thanks Steve & Congrats on the whole “Gettin’ Married” Thing. We want to wish you two the Best of Luck )
Apparently there’s some random as DLC for Halo 4 called the Fotus.
As an exclusive for certain versions of the game you’ll get:
Exclusive in-game Fotus armor
Fotus Avatar Costume
Avatar Prop Promethean Crawler
Lightrifle skin: Imprint
Unique unicorn emblem
Cookie Monster slayed by cosplayer. Sesame Street not amused. Do you agree the cosplayer looks similar to Helen Bonham Carter in Fight Club?
I really love this week’s Unknown Cosplay. Red and black with a little white always makes a uniform look so cool, especially with the gold trimmings!
To be honest, she looks like she could be part of the security team in Japan’s 77th Comiket, but why the gun holster without a gun? Maybe she’s holding it behind her back?
In any case, if you know who she’s cosplaying as, feel free to comment below! Thanks to Trina for sending this in!
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One thing I learned from attending my first cosplay convention in a long time is that there are really a lot of characters that I don’t recognize. Is it because I’m that far out of the loop or that there are really a lot of new anime and games coming out these days?
Well, the good thing about this blog is that I can post as many photos of unknown cosplays I want. Some people have been treating this like a game every week, which is all good for me.
It was hard to miss this guy at the convention because he was by the entrance of the Sky Dome. I’m not sure if he was there on purpose, but people were snapping photos of him every 2 minutes! I kinda felt bad for him being stuck there, but it looked like he was having fun (at least, I’d like to think so).
So, would anyone happen to know who he’s cosplaying as and who the cosplayer is? Feel free to leave comments here or on my Facebook Page. Hope you like the photo!
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What to do when you want a 1:1 scale Terminator helmet replica from Warhammer 40K? If you’re the resourceful and artistic sort, you build one. SK-OC made this beautiful-yet-creepy helmet from scratch. He stated the design changed a bit before he stuck with this one and that eventually he plans to go back and add lights and more weathering. I think the aging already looks incredibly well done though.
Be sure to click the helmet to enlarge and soak in the details.
(SK-OC via Obvious Winner)
Cosplay is an art form that I greatly respect and truly enjoy. Although I am a cosplayer myself, I get just as excited as every other fan girl when my eyes rests upon a cosplayer who literally look as if they stepped out of the pages of a comic book. One of my personal favorite cosplayers is Jonathan Carroll.
Not only does he cosplay two of my favorite characters (Batman and Superman) with striking detail and stunning accuracy but he’s also one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with online. Jonathan proved to be every bit the southern gentlemen and granted me an interview. Many thanks to him for taking the time to give my readers and I an insight of his craft, his thoughts on the new Superman Suit for the upcoming Zack Synder film, psychical fitness and his bride-to-be (sorry ladies). Also be sure to check out his fan page: http://www.facebook.com/MonkeyOfSteelFanPage
Victoria: I have to say you were a pleasant discovery online! Your cosplay is most impressive and you’re easily one of the best cosplayers I’ve ever seen. How long have you been cosplaying?
Jonathan: Oh gosh! You’re gonna make me blush! Haha! I’ve been cosplaying/costuming for 11 years now… uh-oh… I just started feeling REALLY old!
Victoria: Haha! What other costumes do you own and what can we look forward to in the future?
Jonathan: I’m working on a few right now, but really, just perfecting a few of the ones I have. I want to do the new Superman costume, a set of the COG armor from Gears of War, and I’m trying to think of a few new heroes to throw into my line up for my work with Heroes Alliance.
Victoria: Tell me about your Facebook page “Building a Superhero”.
Jonathan: HOORAY! A shameless plug appears! My brother and I were getting so many request from people to get workout advice as well as dietary, and one day, I just realized, it’s easier for people to have a place to turn to, so they don’t have to search. The page is mainly geared towards cosplayers and costumers, but has attracted the attention of a lot of those outside that realm. The entire project has become an ever changing, ever evolving thing, but in the end, we’re just happy we can help people improve their health.
Victoria: What do you do personally to stay in such great shape?
Jonathan: I typically train twice a day, 6 times a week, resulting in about 4 hours a day. The split is between weight training and light cardio, as well as abdominal work. My diet is a huge part too. Typically I consume between 5,000 and 10,000 calories a day when I’m not on a lean cycle. This is just to gain more muscle mass, so when I start to cut back, I don’t become too small.
Victoria: You look nearly identical to Mike Turner’s Superman. Not just the costume but your face. Do people tell you that often?
Jonathan: HAHA! I hear it every now and then, but I love it every time I do. Michael Turner had a brilliant art style. One that I’ve tried with my own art to duplicate several times, though VERY unsuccessfully. His Superman style is my ideal goal in physique, so when I hear that compliment, it’s a huge compliment to me.
Victoria: You also run a company “Supernova Costuming and Design” with your fianc e. Can you give me the details on what that’s all about?
Jonathan: SuperNova Costuming and Design comes from a collaboration of both my fianc e and myself, in a joint effort to produce quality costumes for people. She handles a lot of the sewing, I handle a lot of the props (though for some things, we outsource to Wild Wood Studios), and we both do research until we feel like we know the costume backwards and forwards before we begin construction. http://www.facebook.com/supernovago
Victoria: What’s it like having someone (your future wife) to cosplay with?
Jonathan: Oh, it’s amazing. She’s so much fun. We laugh because a lot of times, some people will drag their significant other into costuming with them, but instead, that’s how we met. She was the best darn Harley Quinn I’d ever seen. In addition to being the greatest costume accessory, she’s also my best friend. And there’s nothing like having a great hobby with your best friend.
Victoria: Your Batman Arkham Asylum cosplay is best described as perfection. How long did it take to put that costume together?
Jonathan: Well, the first run of the suit, proved a bit… problematic. I only kept it on for a few hours during it’s first tour at Dragon Con. By Mega Con it was ready to make it’s reappearance. It took a bit over a year to get everything just right on it, but it’s still being perfected. I’m currently working on a new belt to replace the urethane one, and my Props master, Steven Spellman of Wild Wood Studios, and I are collaborating on building a stronger set of armor for it with high impact plastic and Kevlar… ya know… just in case. But the crown of the costume has to be the cowl from Shawn Reeves of Reevz666.com fame. The cowl is just… gorgeous.
Victoria: What is your most memorable experience at a convention/show?
Jonathan: Oh gosh, that’s easy. It was my proposal to Jessica Enright in the Hyatt at Dragon Con while all of our friends stood around, watching. I’ll never forget it.
Victoria: That’s so beautiful! What do you think of Superman’s new costume in the comics and the upcoming Zack Snyder film?
Jonathan: I’m not crazy about the actor, but I’m ready to see what he can do. The suit is really nice, though I have NO idea why they used the earth 2 Superman symbol. I’m looking forward to yelling horrible things while I attempt to make it.
Victoria: That sounds like it would be an entertaining You Tube video. Haha. What conventions do you normally attend?
Jonathan: Typically, Mega Con, and Dragon Con. But in 2012, I want to make a huge circuit of cons including San Diego, Chicago, New York and yes… Metropolis.
Victoria: Any final thoughts or anything you would like to add?
Jonathan: Check out my page at http://www.facebook.com/buildingasuperhero
And remember, if you can dream it, you can be it. That’s the great thing about costuming and that’s the great thing about life.
Three years ago brought us the new J.J. Abrams reboot of the Star Trek universe. This reimagining was met with mixed reactions from fans but the popularity of it was unquestionable, as evidenced by the release of the second installment in the new franchise coming to the screen next year. Since then, the desire to add to the Star Trek mythos has grown, attracting some big names that also happen to be big fans.
The Bryan Fuller/Bryan singer super-combo have expressed interest in making new Star Trek episodes for television, though not much has been heard on that front. Some months ago, everyone’s favorite Klingon, Michael Dorn, proposed a tentatively titled project by the name of Star Trek: Captain Worf. Though this seemed at first like a pipe-dream, it looks like Dorn might be making serious headway on his brain-child.
When talking about the project with Trek News, Dorn had this to say about its conception and his motivation:
I had come up with the idea because I love [Worf] and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. We’ve been contacted by different individuals-I can’t say who and all that-about wanting to come on board and be part of this.
And these comments on the likelihood of the project coming to fruition:
Interestingly enough it has gotten traction. I was very surprised, I was on a movie not too long ago, where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it. He was like Michael, I’d love to write it, if you haven’t.” So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for awhile, so they’re very savvy about where to start and how to get it going. Like I said, in this business you never know and I’ve been through pitching things and I never want to do that again [laughs]. It’s pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.
Well, sounds good so far, right? Like maybe it has a chance somewhere down the road? The main problems is, with the reboot changing the face of the Star Trek universe and a second movie coming up that will establish the new world’s boundaries even further, everything is in a state of flux.
Only time will tell if Dorn’s dream (and the dream of countless fanboys/girls) comes true. If he does get a shot, it’s highly probable that he’ll have to unlearn all the back-story from his decades of Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and various movies. Abrams’s vision is almost certain to lead all future Star Trek productions, which means Dorn will be following his lead.
So what do you folks think? Good idea/bad idea? Reboot world or original recipe? Speak your mind, for we hath commanded you!
Thanks to screenrant for the heads-up on this one.
Season 3 of The Walking Dead is coming up fast – just over a month away, in fact. But for those that can’t hold in the excitement for another 4 weeks there is more to tease you. The latest comes in the form of a video that Robert Kirkman put together giving fans a tour of the new prison set that will become the main base for our zombie-survivor pals. Give it a watch and see what Kirkman has to say:
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Make sure to check out season 3 when it starts up on October 14th.
And thanks to blastr for the heads-up.
Many of us are familiar with Janet Fielding for playing the Fifth Doctor’s companion, Tegan Jovanka. Recently she was diagnosed with cancer and Peter Davison is rallying the troops to cheer her up. See, she’s been an avid spokesperson for the the charity Project Motor House which seeks to turn an “old motor museum” into a cultural center for the downtrodden community of East Kent. Here’s their official proposal,
For more than two years, a group of residents has been working on a plan to save the derelict West Cliff Hall (aka ‘the old motor museum’) and turn it into an exciting mixed use venue where people of all ages can enjoy themselves and where Thanet’s young people can be introduced to a business culture and get the hands-on experience they need to feel confident about starting their own businesses. We intend using low carbon techniques to renovate the building and foster interest in the burgeoning low carbon economy of East Kent.
To help with Project Motor House, Davison has devised Project Motor Mouth in honor of Fielding with all the proceeds from the event gong to the charity. And he’s enlisted some pretty big names to help out. In addition to Davison, former Doctors Colin Baker, Sylvestor McCoy, Paul McGann, and David Tennant will all be making appearances as the one day event. The booking of Tennant is especially noteworthy because he so rarely makes convention appearances. But could he really say no to his father-in-law? Didn’t think so.
You can visit their website for more information, but to no surprise the event is already sold out. Still, how swell of all those Doctors coming to together to help out not only Fielding, but the community in East Kent.
Oh! And if you haven’t heard Peter Davison (@PeterDavison5) has recently joined fellow Doctor, Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) on Twitter so you can thank them yourself for being such cool dudes.
First things first – if you haven’t watched the last season of Dexter you might want to go away now, cause season 7 relies heavily on the climax of season 6 and you will be ruined if you read this. Also, I’m not writing this spoiler-free, so best to watch the episode before reading. That being said, on with the show.
Last season ended with a great cliffhanger that pretty much guaranteed people would be tuning in for more. Deborah (Jennifer Carpenter) walks in on ol’ Dexter (Michael C. Hall) doing his thing, complete with plastic wrap, big shiny knife and all. There’s no way to hide the situation, so Dexter is backed into a corner.
I have to first say that I was pretty skeptical going into season 7. Dexter has a long habit of writing itself out of corners in ways that are fairly half-assed and leave one feeling like they just tried to get drunk off of nonalcoholic beer. I thought they might do something similar with this one, having Dexter just explain away the situation and then Deb, after a brief inner conflict, accepting the situation and moving on. If this had been the case, I may have given up on the show forever. But no sir, they did not deus ex machina this one. Instead, they jumped right into the lion’s mouth and the quality of this episode is directly reflected in that decision.
Episode 1, “Are you…?” begins in the middle, a silly attempt to make us think that Dexter is making a run from the law. Just ignore the first minute or two and you’ll be fine. From there it goes back to the church, with Deb trying to figure out “What the fuck?” is going on. Dexter attempts to lie his way out of the situation, claiming temporary insanity of a sort. After finally getting Deb on his side, they dispose of the body and life moves on. Well, sort of. Something about what happened doesn’t sit well with Deb and she just keeps looking into it deeper and deeper. This is a sign that the writers were thinking, not trying to play Deb as a dunce who couldn’t eventually figure out the obvious. She notices the inconsistencies and familiarities of the situation and tries to put the pieces together.
In the meanwhile, old characters are reestablished, a character gets killed off (must not have renewed his contract) and Dexter forgets a wee bit of evidence at the crime scene. Louis Greene (Josh Cooke), the jackass hacker from last season, decides he’s going to start fucking with Dexter. And Dexter tries to deal with the Deb situation while also indulging his need to make bad guys into corpses. A typical day-in-the-life of the show, really.
The actors all did a fine job, with special props to Jennifer Carpenter who had to perform what is probably the most complex character twist in the history of the show. She managed it amazingly, never letting her anxiety drop for even a second. Whether she was in the middle of a shot or just a piece of the background, she was always in character.
Things are ramping up and we can see what’s being prepared for our enjoyment of the seventh (and second-to-last) season of the show. Greene hates Dexter and has mad hacking skills. LaGuerta has a piece of evidence that could be trouble for Dexter. And it looks like the Russian mob will be poking about pretty soon as well. Not to mention the whole fucked-up relationship between Deb and Dex. There’s been nothing said about the “Deb loves Dex” story arc yet, but I imagine it’s not too far behind.
In the end, I have to say I was pretty impressed – a very strong start to what will hopefully be a great season. The last few seasons have left me hollow. Even though the cast has done a great job, the writing has been mediocre. I am hoping this one will make up for the others and if the first episode is any indication of things to come, this could be the best season yet.
Check back next week for a review of the next episode of Dexter, “Sunshine and Frosty Swirl”, once again brought to you by yours truly and a generous helping of Nerdbastard power!
This Halloween is apparently the year to dress as a vehicle from Star Wars. I must have missed the memo because yesterday we saw an AT-ST costume, and today brings a two person AT-AT Imperial Walker costume.
Stkmach on Instructables wanted to do something big this year, and he succeeded. His 1:6.5 scale AT-AT takes two people to operate and measures over 10′ tall and 12′ long. The frame was built from PVC, and the skin was corrugated plastic (just like the AT-ST). He had to work stilts into the rig too so that it could actually move. I hope he teams up with the AT-ST and that they find a rebel base to threaten soon.
See a few in-progress photos after the break.
Comic writer Mark Millar has talked a lot about his new gig as the creative consultant, and with Empire Online’s podcast he’s talking about it again. This time though, he’s suggesting there’s a multi-year plan in effect so that he can help 20th Century Fox best take advantage of the Marvel properties they still own. Here’s what Millar had to say:
“Fox are thinking, ‘We’re sitting on some really awesome things here. There is another side of the Marvel Universe. Let’s try and get some cohesiveness going.’ So they brought me in to oversee that really. To meet with the writers and directors to suggest new ways we could take this stuff and new properties that could spin out of it.”
“The X-Men feels like a universe by itself; there’s so many characters and so many great potential spin-off characters. They asked me to come in and work out a plan, so unfortunately at this point I can’t get too specific. I DO have a three to four year plan of where things could go, but you know, I’ll be working with guys like Matthew and Josh Trank (the new director of ‘Fantastic Four’) and just figuring out how everything can work together and not contradict each other.”
“But I also don’t want to make it too much of a mess either, with everyone showing up in everyone else’s films. What my dream is, as a fan, is that when you go and see any Marvel movie that it feels as if they’re all taking place in the one universe like in the comics.”
Sounds like a plan. My biggest problem with X-Men Origins: Wolverine was that it seemed like a smorgasbord of random X-Men characters in a single movie. As long as Millar helps Fox avoid that kind of crap, he’ll be golden.
Source: Comic Book Movie