Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Loki Crossplay

Female Loki by Anna Fischer
Taken at Otakon 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pets: Ewok Dogs

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kids: Baby Avengers

Taken at Baltimore Comic Con 2011.

Zatanna Zatara

Zatanna Zatara by Leonie Jayne Speller

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Calvin and Hobbes

Redditor PaddyB and his girlfriend dressed up as Calvin & Hobbes for Halloween.
Via Reddit

Black Widow

Black Widow by Linda Le (Vampy)
Photograph by John Yang
Taken at San Diego Comic Con 2011

Lady Deathstrike

Costume by Yaya Han
Photographed by Benny Lee
Custom claws by Brian of Bounty Hardware

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Little Sister (from BioShock)

Little Sister by Jim3534

Accessory: R2-D2 Sweater

Iron Punisher

Iron Punisher 1

I would SO read this comic.

Zombie Wedding Attack

California photographer Amanda Rynda is a known for capturing the tender moments of that special occasion you want to remember forever. This wedding engagement photoset was for couple, Juliana and Ben. According to an article in The Guardian, "Ben didn't want to lose his sense of manliness in the engagement photos. So they went extreme." And evidently, zombies are as extreme as a wedding can get.

The entire photoset starts off as a sweet portrait of the two lovers in a summer field. The dreamy soft colors of the photos give off a vintage vibe, as though their love has already lasted years. Somewhere through the set, however, something feels off. Juliana and Ben’s guest slowly appears descending from the hill behind them, lurching its way toward their tasty flesh. While the surprise is probably the coolest part, Amanda Rynda snaps a few photos of the couple slaying the zombie in style. Wielding a shovel and knife, both look tough as nails fending the zombie off, making this one of the nicest contrasts of romantic and adventurous in a couple’s photo shoot.

To catch more of Amanda Rynda's photography, follow her on Tumblr

Little Red Riding Hood

Steampunk Little Red Riding Hood

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Accessory: R2-D2 Helmet


German artist, die-hard Star Wars fan and all-around geek girl Jenny Hill was struck by inspiration to create an R2-D2 cake one night. Unfortunately, not being particularly good in the kitchen, her efforts went astray. Luckily, inspiration stuck twice. If she could make a  R2-D2 into a cake, why not a helmet?

The Rocketeer

Rocketeer by Briar and the Rose
Taken at San Diego Comic Con 2009

I am personally of the opinion that the 1991 Disney movie  The Rocketeer is the single best comic book movie ever made, but I've always thought that it was strange the costume never caught on in the cosplay community.  I mean, the Rocketeer combines a helmet even more iconic than a Star Wars Stormtrooper, a jet pack even more fun to look at than Boba Fett's, and a leather jack that makes punching Nazis in the face look good.  What more could you ask for?!!

Steampunk Doctor Who

Steampunk Doctor Who

Monday, August 22, 2011


Former Game Informer columnist, current Community Manager for the Tomb Raider franchise, and famed cosplayer Meagan Marie (a.k.a. MeaganVanB, Meagan VanBurkleo, VirtualGirl6654) has become internet famous for her amazing costumes. Here is a gallery of what I think is her best costume, Top Cow’s NYPD homicide detective Sara Pezzini, wielder of the Witchblade.

Witchblade is arguably Top Cow’s most popular franchise, enjoying success in the form of comic books, a television series, a manga run, an anime series and maybe even a feature film in the near future. The series follows Sara Pezzini, a NYPD homicide detective who comes into possession of a supernatural, sentient artifact with immense destructive powers. In the series, Sara struggles to master the awesome powers of the Witchblade while maintaining a career and personal life. Not particularly easy. Check out more of Meagan's costumes at Figure.Fm!

Kids: Seuss Things

Chewbacca Crossplay

Is she a girl, or is she a hot Wookiee? The sexy California model and cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp does a geeky photo shoot staring some Star Wars lingerie for IGN Babeology!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Little Sister from BioShock

Welcome to Rapture by IndieNate
Modeled by Monika (London2191 | xSoulxxxReaperx)
Photographed by Nate (IndieNate)
Taken at Otakon 2011 in Baltimore, MD

Nate writes: "I rarely say this about my photography. I’m proud of these photos. Everything from the cosplayer to how they were shot to the way they were edited. Everything just works."

"I’m still rather dumbfounded over how much exposure these photos are getting. Seriously, I’m extremely humbled by all this."

Chell from Portal

Portal / Chell Cosplay 1
Portal / Chell Cosplay 2Portal / Chell Cosplay 3
Photos by Britanny Herst
Artist and designer Stephanie Kao sports a brilliant Chell / Portal cosplay outfit that she created for Otakon this year! Check out more shots at her Deviant Art gallery.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


"NO, Stop!" I froze, as i called out to him.
Fear rippled and unwinded before the blade unleashed.
Fearless, electriflying, so raw and free. 

The story and Cosplay was loosely based off Episode 2 of the Anime "The Dark Order" where Allen first meets Kanda, with a near miss on his life...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pets: Amaterasu

Dante the dog as the goddess Amaterasu from Okami

Taken at Otakon 2011, on the lawn between the Hilton and the Convention Center. Read a detailed build blog, browse costume photos on the Deviant Art, or friend Dante on Facebook.

Dreaming of the Dark Side


"Dreaming of the Dark Side" by Marc & Louis Photography

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weatley Puppet

Check out this ridiculously detailed, hand-made model of Wheatley from Portal 2 created by Furin. Clearly this is a hardcore fan. The puppet not only looks as if it were pulled straight from the game, it can actually talk to you with ten pre-programmed quotes. Check out her build blog at Blogspot and a gallery of photos at Deviant Art.
Finally my Wheatley puppet is complete! This is a demonstration of him in action. =3 He has 10 quotes in all. This only shows a few. I'm still getting used to puppeting him, so apologies if his movement seems a little weird.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Anya from Gears of War 3

Meagan Marie as Anya from Gears of War 3
Posing with Kasea VP in her Witchblade ensemble 
Photo by Eurobeat Kasumi

Check out Meagan Marie's interview with CNN, Meet Megan: Assassin, psychopath, cosplayer. In it, she talks a bit about cosplay culture. "When you put on one of these costumes it is literally instantaneously empowering. It’s such a high."

Meagan Marie also posted a tutorial for her Gears of War cosplay, in case you'd like one of these costumes, too..

Portal Turret

Photo by IndisVeniant

The Turret: the worst and best enemy ever. Great because omg, so adorable. Terrible because every time you hear one, you know you're in for pain.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


More Otakon pictures! This one is just a close up of me at the Portal photoshoot on Saturday. (EVERYONE AT THE SHOOT WAS MADE OF AWESOME, BTW.)

And yeah. This was my first ever cosplay. Yaaaayyy.

Halo Spartans

Zero Suit Samus Aran from Metroid fighting SPARTAN-II Commandos from Halo
This photo was taken on July 3, 2010 at the Dowtown Carrier Annex in Los Angeles

I love this photo, but I wold so much rather see a photo of Samus fighting these Spartans...


Monday, August 8, 2011

Adepta Sororitas

Photo taken by Robert Williams of the official Otakon photo suite

"Warhammer Costume. Not "canon," but rather a creative version based on my interpretation and a few touches that I wanted to add."

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Video: Portal Ninja Fight

Can you imagine how cool, and frustrating, a Portal game featuring Ninjas would be?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Video: Born this Way

While nowhere as good as this awesome “Raise your Glass” lipdub, this SDCC 2011 edition of Lady Gaga’s Born this way was still pretty entertaining.

Zombie Superman

Zombie Superman
Taken at San Diego Comic Con 2011

Props: Metroid Arm Cannon

A custom piece constructed with leather, brass, nuts, bolts, assorted odds and ends, rivets, buckles, functioning light system, and immeasurable magnitudes of badassery. Check out similar items for sale at Ian’s etsy.

Rebel Landspeeders

Source: Carlos Adama

When I saw these guys at SDCC I flipped out!  They said they made their speeder bikes using PVC pipes and cardboard.  The bike was held in place using a harness attached to their body.  So genius!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Link Crossplay

Segway Flash

Flash on a Segway by nonspleen

He should be running, but honestly, he WAS going faster than everyone else.

Tattoo: Amazing Zelda Wind Waker

Amazing Zelda Wind Waker Tattoo
Source: GamingTattoo

"its covers most of my upper back, took 9 hours to do(in one sitting, that kinda sucked) and once I get some money I'm gonan color it. enjoy!"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Daenerys Targeryen

Daenerys Targeryen
Taken at the San Diego Comic Con 2011

There was at least one other chick at SDCC dressed as Daeneys, but her costume was very, very NSFW, what with being naked except a trio of dragons.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dalek Girl

A dalek as adorable as this couldn’t possibly exterminate anyone
Taken at San Diego Comic Con 2011

Death Star Chick

Photo by Bonnie Burton