Friday, December 30, 2011

Props: Skyrim Nord Helmet

Custom Steampunk artist Rawr Bomb created a bad ass Skyrim Nord Helmet that is completely wearable. Check out his design process photos on Flickr.

Tattoo: Eye of Sauron

"The Great Eye" inked on this man's chest by tattoo artist Casey Anderson

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Royal Guard

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Link Round-Up: December 28, 2011

Source: Akimb0slice
"One of the trillion reasons I love NYC, randomness anywhere and everywhere."

News: Drunk Hulk Cosplayer Sentenced to Two Years for Selling Cocaine

Hairy Pawter at Dogwarts

Nevada brothel owner to open Sci-Fi themed hooker house for men who want to bed women from out of this world

Strange Santa Claus Sightings: Swimming With Sharks, Dressed Like A Zombie, etc

Three Cheers for Little Girl Spock "When I first shared the story of Katie, the girl who was teased for her Star Wars water bottle, you Epbot readers blew me away with your immediate and resounding tidal wave of support. It remains one of the most inspiring things to have ever happened on this blog."

Why Get a Comic Book Tattoo? A tattoo is forever, for the most part. So why do so many people get these things?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Roland and Lilith

Photographed by Jesús Clares

Erikku-kun as Roland. Nebulaluben as Lilith from Borderlands


Cortana (from Halo 3)


Photographed by Eric M. Chu

Tattoo: Legend of Zelda

"My Zelda Stomach" by Benlol
Inked by Aaron Cooper at Staircase Tattoo in Santa Cruz, California

Monday, December 26, 2011

Plastic Man

Photographed by MV Partsch
Taken at Dragon*Con 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia

Tattoo: Triforce

My Triforce done by Needlefak Tattooing Hamburg.
"You love Zelda and spent your childhood with it?
Then you gotta love this as much as I do."

Black Canary

Maetel and Count Mecha

Photographed by LJinto

"My friend Mr.Freeman made an amazing Count Mecha costume. I told him if he ever finished it, I would bring Maetel back out and cosplay with him. He did and this happened. It was awesome."

Kitty Pryde

Photographed by Tyrus Flynn
"I tried to hand sew the yellow part onto the black suit, but I couldn't fit my catsuit onto the dress form. Derp. Need to make better gloves and belt buckle. The current buckle was made by God save the Queen."

Tattoo: Diablo

Tattoo of Tyreal (from Diablo) by Cyanidescar

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Video: Krampus

Krampus is the Christmas Demon of Germanic folklore whose job it was to punish the kids on Santa's Naughty List has been featured here before.

The Krampus is a holiday fixture that’s popular in the Germanic countries. Created to really enforce the whole “better watch out” Christmas ideology, the Krampus is the pure evil that must exist to balance out St. Nick’s pure goodness. Legend has it that when the Krampus discovers a bad-apple kid, he grabs the tot with his tongue, throws the kid in a sack, and takes them back to his home for dinner.

And while most people assume he is a better-left-forgotten relic of less gentle times (or less gentle places), he appears to be having a resurgence this year, being featured everywhere from Buzzfeed to FearNet to The Awl to NPR. He's getting a piece of the Christmas merchandise blitz and of course he has his own website. There is Krampus music and he even speaks in his own defense. And of course, he has a 'Folk Death Metal' band named after him.

But the biggest Krampus Kontroversy is the result of television's food maven Anthony Bourdain, who wrote and had animated a cautionary Krampus story for the holiday edition of his show, which was rejected by his bosses at the Travel Channel. Fortunately, you can still see it on YouTube. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Movie Props: Theoden King

The most extravagant of all armour created for the Lord of the Rings trilogy was the set fashioned for Theoden King. It was created by Weta Workshop.

Kids: Clark Kent

"This sweet boy. Oh man. I could just eat him up. Myles was diagnosed with autism at age 2. He is such a serious little man. He was turning 5 this past summer and we were planning his first real with friends party. This was the picture I took for his invite. I love his little face so much. In more ways then one this little guy is our superhero."

Friday, December 23, 2011

Kim Possible

Kim Possible by TheGreatNinjaSora
Ron Stoppable by xHee-Heex
Photographed by Mike Boike

Sith Lords take over Times Square

"Plainclothes warriors join the battle among Jedi and Sith in the first ever lightsaber freeze mob duel in the heart of New York's Times Square. Watch as over 100 fans joined the battle to celebrate the launch of STAR WARS™: The Old Republic on 12.20.11"

Lightning (from Final Fantasy XIII)

Lightning (from Final Fantasy XIII) by Miri
Photo by Rogy

Crossplay: Commander Shepard

Commander Shepard (from Mass Effect) by Anais Roberts

Merchandise: Star Wars Knitted Hats

Boba Fett Star Wars Hat

Place the greatness of Star Wars upon your head during these Winter months thanks to BeeBeeKins’ custom knitted hats. They will run you $39 - $54, but each is made to order at any size you need. On sale now at Etsy!

Tusken Raider Star Wars Hat  Ewok Wicket Star Wars Hat 1  Ewok Wicket Star Wars Hat 2

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kasumi (from Dead or Alive)

Crossplay: Link

Link Crossplay (from Legend of Zelda) by Sixthday

"will this picture of me ever stop circulating? lol"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Worst Star Wars Costumes Ever

Source: Imgur


Video: Star Trek World Record

Namco Bandai mark the launch of Star Trek Online by breaking the record for the 'largest gathering of Star Trek fans dressed in character.'

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Accessory: Jordan Last Shot 14 Gas Mask

This fresh gas mask is made entirely from a hacked up pair of Nike Air Jordan 14 sneakers and is designed to be a semi-functional piece of art. This gas mask is on sale at ebay for around $1,650.00 and rising.

"My work is an outlet for me. A chance to reflect on the world around me. I’m often asked about my politics, what these masks mean, “what’s the point?” or “why would you?”. The art world wants to promote artists who further their politics, unfortunately independent thinkers don’t quite fit that mold sometimes. I don’t want my work to be a reflection of my personal politics, they’re there but I’d prefer to speak through my work rather than preach through it. The important things are 1) exploring creativity and imagination 2) making something manufactured in limited quantities into something one of a kind and handcrafted and 3) working with materials that I’m passionate about. Love it, hate it, misunderstand it or just plain get it… it’s art so it’s up to you to find your own understanding of it."

Video: Krampuslauf Graz

The annual Krampuslauf Graz, the “Krampus and Perchten” parade procession in Graz, Austria, brings out hundreds of seriously scary (but traditional) demons. This footage from Krampuslauf Graz 2010 shows several of these creepy child-devouring mythical creatures roaming the streets of Graz, looking for naughty children.


Brooklyn Ironhide by Peter Krokis

Gather up some parts from local household, hardware, drug, sporting goods, pet shop, and discount stores and make yourself a super badass custom autobot costume. Well, that's what Peter Kokis of Brooklyn Robotworks did and he calls his creation 'Brooklyn Ironhide.' It took Peter over 600 hours to create the suit and it weighs in at around 164lbs. Here’s the best part, though: You can hire this guy to show up to parties dressed in this get-up.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Modeled by Alodia Gosiengfiao
Photographed by Ashley Gosiengfiao

Steampunk Chick

Take a steampunk minigun, strap on a flamethrower, put it in the hands of an attractive redheaded female, and the results are nothing short of pure win. Source: Imgur

Skyward Sword Zelda

"Yesterday I went to Expo Kakkoii to recieve a prize for the “Sonora cosplay Idol“ they gave me a dark blonde and its perfectttttttt."

Tattoo: Classic Cylon Raider

Classic Cylon Raider (circa 1978)
Inked by Jon McAffee of Heart Of Gold Tattoo in Salt Lake City, Utah

Selvaria Bles

Selvaria Bles (from Valkyria Chronicles) by Onpaperwings
Photographed by Eric Ng


Morrigan (from Dragon Age)
Modeled by The-Kirana
Photographed by Kirawinter
"I know, Kirana looks like out of character here... But nothing I can do - her face so cute and pretty, I am sure that you all will agree with me >_<

This time white magic of something I even didnt know... We made a big cleaning after casting all this spells xDDD"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Asakura Yoh

Asakura Yoh (from Shaman King) by 進撃の73

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Video: F.A.C.T.S 2011

KWTV goes the F.A.C.T.S. 2011 convention in Gent, to cover Belgium's biggest cosplay, scifi and manga expo. The video is about 40 minutes long and pretty thoroughly covers the event.

Crew of the S.S. Beatrix

"Steampunk: Crew of the S.S. Beatrix - Engineer Hooper Jefferson, Captain Santiago Dunbar, Pilot Rosie Golden, and Crazed Hierophant Salazar Strega."

Friday, December 16, 2011

Steampunk Cyclops

Video: Animatsuri 2011

Animatsuri 2011 was held in St. Petersburg, Russia December 3 - 4, 2011. About 4,500 people attended, so the con was a pretty good size.

Toph Bei Fong

"The Earthbender" (from Avatar: The Last Airbender) by Cvy
Toph Bei Fong cosplay

"I blownup my prop proportions.. again and this time is my wig. But if anyone is interested in how I made that bloated blob on my head pls show some signs haha (or i'll be beaten by procrastination.. again). Is a very silly but an effective method, imho

Actually debutted this at Cosfest with an awesome team but I could only make it during late evening, thus haven't got the chance to greet a lot of friends. But at least I have some shots with teammates, I'm a happy Toph. Avatar team is so rare in Asia y'know D,:"


"Before you guys say anything! I've remade the top half of this costume since I've premiered it. Including the mask

Anyway, another Artemis shot from Youmacon, Elemental brought up a briliant point about the arrow on Arty's shirt... My eyes are up here, boys."

Kouga Saejima

Kouga Saejima (from Garo)
Taken at the Wonder Festival 2008

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tattoo: R2-D2

Inked by Tattoo Royale in San Diego CA

Tattoo: Albertosaurus

AlbertosaurusSkeleton by Madfeline
Inked by the Smiling Buddha in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"This is my first tattoo. It’s an Albertosaurus skeleton, which is a species of dinosaur that’s native to the province of Canada I was born in. I moved to New Zealand with my parents when I was nine and I’ve been living there for the last 10 years, so when I came back to Calgary for a holiday a few weeks ago I decided I wanted to get a tattoo that symbolised my heritage (in a fairly original/bad ass way). My tattoo artist (whose name has unfortunately slipped my mind at the moment) did an amazing job, and the whole thing was over in just over an hour. Didn’t even hurt that bad either! Couldn’t be happier :)"

Yoko Littner

Yoko Littner (from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) by Kipi

Kipi is cosplaying as Yoko Littner from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Yoko is a young woman from Giha's neighboring village of Ritona. She had been tracking the Gunmen, which subsequently crashed through the surface and into Giha. She wields an extensive arsenal of weapons and has substantial experience fighting the enemy. She uses her outstanding soldiering skills and wise counsel to advance the war of liberation. She wears short shorts and a bikini top: as she states in episode 5, she avoids clothing which restricts her movement in combat situations. Due to her looks, several characters are instantly attracted to her including Simon and Kamina. She loves children and has a dream to become an elementary school teacher. 

Gallery: Gotham City Sirens


Catwoman: Yaya
Poison Ivy: Mostflogged
"Goofy shoot in an er... urban location. Thanks for coming out after a full day of magazine shooting. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is pretty awesome :D"

Crossplay: Naruto

I don't usually post images unless I can credit a source, but this shot is just too cute to let pass.

Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood (from Harry Potter)
Photographed by MV Partsch

Photographed at Dragon*Con 2007 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.