Saturday, January 29, 2011

Neon Genesis Hotel

Beginning March 1st, Neon Genesis Evangelion fans will be able to indulge their obsession with a stay at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan. Rooms in the park's newest hotel will feature a plug-shaped bed where guests can watch movies lying down, wake up calls in Rei Ayanami's voice, decor featuring blacklight wall graphics, and heaps of Evangelion artwork. Prices will start at about $450 per night.

Source: ANN via Comics Alliance
Related: Neon Genesis Costumes, Neon Genesis Wetsuits

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cosplay Fail: CyberMan Swimsuit

A competitor wearing a Doctor Who Cybermen cap competes in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec lido in London.

Wow, talk about cosplay fail. I’m kind of greatful we can’t see what he’s wearing down below. Run Doctor Who, Run!

Source: BoingBoing via CosGeek Tumblr

Humor: Gandalf Fetish

Can we all just agree that the answer to this question is, "hand her off to someone who can appreciate her?"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Seriously Creepy Batgirl

Something about this cosplayer's mask just strikes me as terribly creepy.  I think it's supposed to be Cassandra Cain as Batgirl.  I only caught on after I found the photo below the cut, which was more clearly labeled.  Check out the rest of the Dangerousladies gallery for some seriously quality cosplay.

Cosplayer: Emmy
Photographer: Jenn

Ame-Comi Wonder Woman

It's always nice to see someone trying an interesting variation on an old standard.  In this case, I'd have to say that this Ame-Comi version is a significant improvement over the norm - maybe because Wonder Woman has always been among the hardest costumes to pull off to begin with.  I wish that DC would do a quality anime version of Justice League with a Wonder Woman who looked like this.
"My Ame-Comi (statue line) version of Wonder Woman, I did this for Dragoncon 2008."

Source: kelldar Tumblr / Flickr

Monday, January 24, 2011

Taco Hot Sauce Packets

Kids: Baby in a Tardis

Baby’s first TARDIS (Via)

Over at the blog Mateo and Me, Jennifer posted pictures of the TARDIS that Mateo's graphic designer father made for him for his birthday. Mateo's dad made it out of corrugated cardboard, which is what he works in.

Ms. Marvel in Flight

Ms.Marvel by Buddhafulx

I love the quote that goes along with this image on source page: "Took this shot for two special little girls. They don’t believe in Santa - but they believe in Ms. Marvel."

Source: Buddhafulx Deviantart via spandexandsportsbras

Friday, January 21, 2011

Aquaman as a Woman

Aquaman as a Woman by Buddhaful

I stumbled across this Deviant Art gallery while searching for some Aquaman illustrations to Photoshop into a disparaging demotivational poster, and needless to say, I wasn't laughing when I got a load of this costume.  Best Aquaman costume ever!

According to the poster, these were taken for a calender that never came to fruition, which is a shame, as I would sooo have bought one of those.  Do yourself a favor and check out the rest of the gallery below.
"Aquaman in front of a black screen - taken by a good friend and talented photographer - Jason Hampton. Shot D*C 2008."

Fallout: New Vegas Veteran Ranger

Kai Norman went all out when he created this kick ass Fallout: New Vegas Veteran Ranger costume. Check out the entire gallery of photos.  The costume was created by Kai Norman. Photo by Jim3535.

Source: Kotaku

Merchandise: Neon Genesis Costumes

If you needed anymore proof that the Japanese take the whole cosplay thing more seriously than we do, here it is.  For only a piddling $6,800, you too can own your own Neon Genesis Evangelion costume.  Mind you, I might pay that if I knew a girl crazy enough to wear one for me, but in the mean time, the price makes this seem a bit ridiculous.  From what I gather from news clippings, though, these are extremely popular and selling very well.

Source: Cospatio
Related: Neon Genesis Wetsuits

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Merchandise: Neon Genesis Wetsuits

Is there such a thing as a product that isn't available in a Neon Genesis Evangelion motif? Wetsuits are the latest merchandise tie-ins, but they're only available in Japan! These "plug suits"come in several varieties, making pretty convincing Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami, and Asuka Langley Soryu costumes.

Price: US$2,000
Source: Ne-Ta via Kotaku
Related: Neon Genesis Costumes

Steampunk Batman

Steampunk Batman costume by costumer Jordan Monsell inspired by the DC one-shot Gotham by Gaslight, in which Batman up against Jack the Ripper

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Astro Girl

Jewelry: Gas Mask Ring

Gas Mask Ring from Manillusion

Tattoos: Sharktopus

Source: Reddit

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chicks with Monsters: Slave Leia / Predator

Zelda Cosplay Showcase

Youmacon 2010 Zelda Cosplay Showcase

Asian Slave Leia

Best Leia Cosplay Photo EVER

Christy Marie and Victoria as Slave Leia! Best cosplay photo ever!
Now to find that video footage.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tattoos: Tardis

My SailorJerry style T.A.R.D.I.S, freshly finished and shiny. Done on my calf, the matching Dalek “Fear” will be done in late January on the other leg.

One of 6 geeky-pieces (T.A.R.D.I.S, Cthulhu, StarTrek(x2), BSG, and D&D) since I know that my nerdom is the one thing about me that is a constant.

Done by the absolutely amazing Jimmi Hellbent (currently residing at Adrenaline in Toronto).

Source: FYTattoos!

Fallout 3 Helmet

Artist Josh Jay sculpted this amazing Fallout 3 / Brotherhood of Steel helmet! Check out photos of the design process: Set 1 and Set 2.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

GhostBuster Girl

Kids: Doctor Who

I'm not sure whether to feel amusement or sympathy. I'll reserve judgment until I see the therapy bill. Source: FinDielicious

Tutorial: Boba Fett Helmet

"Boba Fett Meets 300" by Jon Wollack of Almost Dark Productions

Have you ever dreamed of building your very own movie quality Boba Fett costume from the Star Wars universe, but had absolutely no clue where to begin?

If so, then look no further. The Dented Helmet is a free online discussion forum and information archive specifically designed to help fans build high quality replica costumes of their favorite Star Wars based characters like Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Zam Wesell, and even Clone Troopers.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Underwear: Batman Logo

Source: BroBro

That's one way to hide your alter ego...
or else draw the attention of men in capes.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Terran Ghost from Starcraft

Terran Ghost from Starcraft from the 2010 BlizzCon

Worn by a serious StarCraft Ghost fan at this year’s BlizzCon, this incredible costume would look great, even if there weren’t a smokin’ hot girl wearing it – but that certainly doesn’t hurt. while it doesn’t look exactly like the costume from the never-released game, I think I know who’s going to win their office costume contest anyhow. Check out the rest of the photos.

Source: Unreality via TechEBlog

Kids: Lilo and Stitch

So sweet, you almost need to post it with a shot of insulin. 
Via: Radical Joy

Tattoo: Bobba Fett

"Truer words have never been inked on skin."