Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I've always found plague masks fascinating. On one hand, they have a grounding in actual history; one the other hand, they look like something out of a fantasy novel. They were worn by physicians attending plague victims, which ought to make them a sign of peaceful intentions, and yet, there is something singularly terrifying about the faceless, avian aspect of a person wearing one.
Few people on the net do plague masks as well as leather worker Tom Banwell. Here's an example of one he did last year that I think represents his best work. If you like it, make sure you sure on over to his blog to check out the rest of his work.
Cassie Hack (from Hack/Slash) by Emily Cross
Please check out my Hack/Slash tumblr, Emily Cross for Cassie Hack and/or my Facebook page for support on my cosplay and acting and just the love of Hack/Slash :) thanks!
Monday, January 30, 2012
My "7" and "9" costumes. I wore "7" (the character on the left) and my friend Joe wore "9". We decided we wanted to do these for DragonCon 2009 a month before the convention! (I know, an insane idea...especially with limited reference pictures! I literally had "TWO" to work with for my costume...good thing "9" was easier with more references!).
One thing I proclaim after making these: I will never sew with burlap. EVER! Again.
Joe made the props! I did everything that involved the fabric, as well as the bird helmet/mask.
Since people were interested, here’s that tutorial I mentioned on how I fix makeup for cosplayers. Specifically for bodypaint, missing makeup, shine, and latex seams. Especially useful for trolls.
Official Firefall Cosplay
Photographed by Big White Bazooka
Both costumes are by Steve Wang and his amazing team. I am just the model this time!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
"Batman: Death Wish" is a Batman fan film directed by Matthew Hiscox (Army of Two: 40th Day, Blunt Trauma) and written by Jennifer Zhang (Street Fighter High, Dead Inside).
Batman, Robin and Nightwing investigate a mysterious assailant who is targeting the kingpins of Gotham's criminal underground. As more of the rogues gallery is ensnared, a disturbing revelation about the attacker's identity takes shape.
The Zombie Insta-Kill-O-Matic 3000x
The DoubleStar Zombie-X AK-47 has a battery-charged and workable chainsaw attached to the end of the barrel, as well as a EOTech Zombie Stopper XPS2-Z Holographic Sight which puts a biohazard symbol on your target instead of the classic red dot. End the never-ending undead war today, or whenever these become commercial available (not soon enough, you ask me).
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Evil FX from bioweapons.com is out to make himself a full on Daedric suit of armor (from Skyrim) and he is starting out with a pretty cool Daedric sword as a "test build." The one-handed sword was constructed out of heavily dremeled EVA sheet foam which is apparently perfect "for carrying around all day at conventions and passing all con/customs weapon policies." Or just make them out of Ebony bars and a Daedra heart, coat them with some poison and chop those security guards down! I am sure the bounty is cheap.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Photographed at DragonCon 2010
The really great thing about Doctor Who cosplay is that you're probably working with just about the same budget as the actual television production company had to work with. As a result, Whovian cosplay is usually much closer to the mark than other fandoms.
Dragon Claw Gauntlets by Whitedragonleather
You want your costume to get noticed? These are the way to go!! They are made to fit a wide range of people but if you have really large or small hands, let me know and we can resize them accordingly. They are surprisingly comfortable articulate with your wrist for ease of movement.
We create leather armor. Everything that we sell is 100% handmade from beginning to end by my husband (male armor) and myself (female armor).