Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cosplay With My Heart (Bruno Mars)

Is there even such a thing as a real life girl too into cosplay? Still, I love how they portray the girl's decent into more and more eccentric costumes. Slave Leia, Leia, Elektra, Manga Girl, Larp Barbarian, Furry... that really ought to be the universal standard crazy-to-hot ratio scale. I highly approve.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Kids: Cephalopod Cap

Source: TwitPic

There's just no way to overstate how unimpressed this kid with her new hat.
I swear, this is the exact expression my dog give me when I throw a stick.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tattoo: Monty Python

Source: Photobucket via Tumblr

I don't know, maybe just tradition, but Monty Python and the Holy Grail has always been my go-to holiday movie.  Something about it just makes me feel like a kid again..

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gallery: Unusual Harry Potter Tattoos

Image adapted from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, quote from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Tattoos: Internet Love

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gallery: Snitch Tattoos

Source: MuggleWatch

This is my Snitch. :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gallery: Hogwarts House Tattoos

Source: RyanDarling

I cannot think of anything besides Harry Potter that I have been obsessed with for over a decade. Which is why I chose the Hogwarts Crest for my first tattoo. This is for all those who have been with Harry from start to finish!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tattoos: Legend of Zelda

I know I've been posting a lot of tattoo's lately, but I had to add this one. Her expression in this photo is just priceless. I don't think I've ever seen anyone this pumped up about a new tattoo. She looks like a two year old who has just discovered the joys of stomping on ant hills.

There's a whole gallery of the tattoo experience, complete with close-ups.

Gallery: Harry Potter Quote Tattoos

"This is my Harry Potter tattoo of Fawkes the phoenix; I appreciate the symbolism that the actual creature has about life and rebirth. The quote is from Dumbledore in the 7th book, “Of course is it happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”. The quote encompasses everything I believe about the series and it applies to many things in my life, as well.

Piece by Jon Reed from True Blue Tattoo in Austin, Texas."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kids: Sleepy Fett

It's not easy being intergalactic bounty hunter.

Luna Lovegood

The 300

Source: PicMarks

Gallery: Harry Potter Spell Tattoos

Source: MuggleSpace

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pets: Harry Pawter

Alright guys, I get that everyone's super excited about the latest Harry Potter, but do the poor dogs really have to suffer?

Gallery: Deathly Hallows Tattoos

I just got this lat night at Immortal Canvas in Hamilton, Oh. Great place and the artist was amazing! I couldn't be happier.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gallery: Star Wars is for Girls Too

Gallery: Harry Potter Tattoos

Another Harry Potter tattoo! These are on my friend Emily, the winged key is a tattoo that I did on her back in May. It’s almost done; we have a little bit of purple shading left to go.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gallery: Dark Mark Tattoos

Source: Ohhh Yess.

The Dark Mark. Harry Potter was my first love & my reason for getting so into literature.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tattoos: Controller in your Palms

Group: Slave Leia Harem

Source: Hollywood Tuna

Yes, that is America's Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry stealing the spotlight in the center of a harem of Slave Leia cosplayers at the 2009 Orlando Comic Con. See more photos of Adrianne Curry in costume at the DailyMail and Yeeeah.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Couples: Bra Shirt

Source: WynterMynt

Oddly hypnotic... having difficultly looking away...

Kids: Edward Scissorhands

Source: WynterMynt

This kid's costume must have taken forever to create, but it kicks some serious ass. He should win a prize or something.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Artwork: Supergirl

Wow. Someone needs to reproduce a this with a photo model.

Edit: Sorry, I evidently didn't dig deep enough for the source on this one.
Error corrected.


This is the first person I've ever seen successfully pull off a Namora costume. It's just too hard to pull off a one-piece bathing suit style costume when there's so little else to it.  The Mocking Nerd pulls it off nicely, though. The bottom photo (below) looks like a panel straight out of a comic.

She does a mean Ms. Marvel, too. Make certain to check out her Flickr photostream.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ramona Flowers Cosplay

This is a seriously good Ramona costume.

Kids: Where the Wild Things Are

Source: Lizette Greco

Read the how-to article at the Small Magazine blog to learn how to make your own adorable little monster costume.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Quorra fromTron Legacy

Syuzi writes: "The costume is made from faux leather and EL Film strips. The luminescent panels are removable, velcored onto the leather vest in order to make the top washable. To be frank, the cutting and re-soldering the EL film was quite tricky to work with but I think I managed to the tame the beast with the help of conductive fabric tape. I will write up a tutorial on how to work with the EL film in the next three weeks for those folks who are interested. Meanwhile... here are the rest of the pics."

Check out the rest of the gallery at her blog, Fashioning Technology.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Couples: Tetris Blocks

Glen Murphy writes: These took about five hours to make, and used about $57 worth of stuff from an office supply store, including the scissors. The best part was having to try on boxes in the store, to the bemusement of those around us.

They were a bit hot and bulky in use, and it was super hard to hear anyone. If it was to be done again, I'd recommend cutting ear-holes in them, or at least making the face areas more open.

We also didn't count on how much Tetris we'd have to play to get these to fit in the car.

Zombie Face paint

Source: Picmarks

Couples: Doctor Who and Tardis

Friday, November 5, 2010

Harley Quinn

Dressed as Harley

Lara Croft

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Death Eaters at Grand Central Station

This random cosplay outbreak was so dorky, even onlookers couldn't manage to get laid for a week!

Source: io9 via Topless Robot

Tutorial: Halloween Zombie Stomach Rip

You know that epic shot in every great zombie movie where they rip someones intestines out? Well, IndyMogul has the $40 solution for you in this video!

Kids: Doctor Who Cast

8bit Retro-Gaming Geek

This awesome 8bit Retro-Gaming Halloween Costume was created by blogger and illustrator Dan Liuzzi. It consists of an 8-bit tie from ThinkGeek and a homemade 8-bit mask of his own head.  Make certain to check out the rest of the gallery at his Liuzzi's blog.

Batgirl in Purple PVC

Harley Quinn

Link Round-Up: November 1, 2010

Dia de los Muertos in the Zocalo, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2010
from an excellent Photo of the Day gallery

10 Over-The-Top Celebrity Costumes

Frisky asks is your costume is funny or sexy?  Check the chart.

Nice find on /Film, a video of how to Build an Optimus Prime Costume For $5 Out of Used Cardboard Boxes. Looks pretty good too.

"Quentin Tarantino got into the spirit of Halloween by dressing as a Mexican wrestler and crashing a series of parties on a bus packed with hot women." Via.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hermione Granger

"GPOY: Halloween costume edition" by Melissa Blackerby

Yes, it's the inevitable sexy Hermione costume.  The fact that you can't see where the cleavage ends makes the dress look a lot dirtier than it actually is, like it's unbutton rather than just low-cut.  There's a better shot below the cut, though, where you can see that it's actually only moderately slutty - well within the bounds of Halloween ettiquette.

Female Han Solo

"The whole shebang, blaster and all."

The whole Greedo shooting off prematurely thing is suddenly starting to make sense.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hit Girl

Tumblr user jro555 via NerdyGirlLove

I wish there was more information behind this one. Clearly, she put some serious effort into this photo set. It looks fantastic.

Silk Spectre

Meg ("Nymphet") of She is Legend

Who watches the Watchmen? If they all looked like this, everyone. Of course, the fact that she's a self-proclaimed nerd makes this photo about twenty times hotter.

Kids: Wall-E

via Reddit

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chicken Walker

Chicken Walker (AT-ST) shot by Ralph Hockens
Watcht the YouTube video

Ms. Marvel