Thursday, June 17, 2010

Red Shirts

Here's a photo of a merry band of red shirts from last year's Dragon*Con. See more photos from the con at EpBot, including the first Beaker and Dr. Bunsen costumes I've ever seen.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bobba Fett MiniFig

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Tattoos: Vintage Comic Strip

Check out even more narly tattoo art at the tattoojam tattoo forums.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tutorial: Weeping Angel

The Replica Prop Forum has a tutorial on how to make your own Weeping Angel costume out of foamcore posterboad. In case you did't know, the weeping angels are the villain from what may well be the greatest episode of Doctor Who ever written, "Blink."  However, the costume would still be creepy as hell even if you hadn't seen the episode. The tutorial was written by Penwiper, who also foam armor tutorial that most people use cosplayers use.

Via Don’t Blink
Images by Ray Radlein

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Arts & Crafts: Walpurgisnacht

Ross McDonald created this book as a prop for a movie. In the movie, the book is 500 years old, oozes putrefaction and malevolence, and it is believed to be bound in human skin. The interior is filled with German text and images from 15th century books. Check out how you can see how he created it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tutorial: So you want to Cosplay

I came across this tongue-in-cheek article the other day while surfing for comic news. Make sure you click through to see the excellent lead photo.
    You wake up in the morning, practically vibrating in excitement, with the thought in your head: Today is the day. What day is it? Why, the day of your first convention of course! As you approach the front of the convention center, wearing your favourite superhero's logo proudly across your chest, you suddenly are struck with a strange sense... because standing before you in the long line waiting for passes, is the living embodiment of the superhero you so love. For a moment you pause, unsure if you actually woke up that morning, so striking is this person before you. But after a swift pinch on the inside of your arm, you realize you are not dreaming and that very much is a flesh and blood rendition of your hero. This phenomenon is called "Cosplay deja vu", a term I just coined about five seconds ago. But if you are not familiar with the sensation that has been sweeping the Western geek world for the last ten years, you are soon going to find out more than you ever thought you needed to know. Cosplay is short for costume play, and as with most ridiculous things, it originated in Japan.

Read more at iFanboy

Quick Pic: iPad Cosplay in Japan

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Times Magazine talks Cosplay

Time Magazine ran an article on Cosplay last month!  It's actually not all that bad.  Most profiles of the coplay culture make fans sound like they suffer from a mental disease, but this one was fairly neutral.  To read the article and browse the photo gallery online, hit Time's official website.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Prince of Persia

Anime North 2010 Video

Check out this footage from the Anime North 2010 this past weekend!

Anime North 2010 Photos

Photos are popping up all around the internet from this weekend's Anime North convention in Toronto, Canada's biggest fan-run Anime convention!  It was held over Memorial Day weekend at the Toronto Congress Center.  It looks like it was fairly awesome, and I've spent the morning cherry picking some of the best snapshots from around the web.