Monday, October 31, 2011

Starcraft Adjutant

StarCraft Terran Adjutant
The winner of the 2011 BlizzCon Costume Competition.
Photographed at BlizzCon 2011

Kids: Stay Puffed

Redditor DruNewp and his son all dressed up for his first Halloween.
Via: Reddit

Magritte's Son of Man

Via: Reddit

The costume portrays an image from a famous painting called "The Son of Man" by René Magritte, a Belgian surrealist painter. For more detailed info about this painting, click here.

The title of the OP's post alludes to a different painting by the same painter, called "The Treachery of Images". "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" translates to "This is not a pipe", which refers to the fact that a painting of an object does not constitute the object itself. For more info about this painting, click here.

To give a more clear explanation of the concept: The OP would be lying if he said "Ceci n'est pas mon costume d'Halloween" (This is not my Halloween costume) to you in person, because then it would indeed be his actual costume in front of you. But it fits nicely with Magritte's original intentions when he says it next to a photo on the Internet, because it isn't his Halloween costume -- it's merely a photo.


Catwoman by Caesar Lima
Via: WhiteZine


Paris Hilton as She-Ra

Great. The bitch just ruined She-R for me, damn it.

Kids: Princess Darth Vader

Event: Zombie Walk Toronto 2011

Pictures from the recent Zombie Walk in Toronto, where a once in an un-lifetime Zombie Wedding was held.
"Several thousand Zombies Occupied the streets for the 9th annual version of the Toronto Zombie Walk on Saturday. Here are just a few."

Tattoo: Medusa

Source: ocularstimuli

"Done by Mike Peluso, the owner of Big Buddha Tattoo and Piercing in Lubbock, TX."

Link Round-Up: October 31, 2011

5 Played Out Costumes - Think Twice Before Wearing These Tonight!!!

5 Reasons You Should Make Your Kid’s Halloween Costume

6 Easy Steps to a Last Minute Game of Thrones Costume

10 Last-Minute Costumes for Halloween 2011

12 unexpectedly hilarious Halloween costumes based on sci-fi vehicles

That At-At dog was cool, and you've probably seen the Chewbacca dog, too,  but here's some other pet costumes which put that getup you bought at Petsmart to shame.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tattoo: Jack Skellington

Source: xmetalxbarbiex

 "This is my first tattoo that I got at a convention in Baltimore by the amazing Bili Vegas.
Seriously, my fave movie of all time. <3"

Alice in Wonderland

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tattoo: Matching Droid Portraits

Source: kateeliz79
"My sister and I got C-3PO and R2-D2 tattoos!  First of all our personalities match those characters, haha and of course we’ve always LOVED Star Wars!"

Friday, October 28, 2011

Video: DIY Mingun

The mini gun was constructed using a repurposed cordless saw motor and some high intensity LEDs to create a muzzle flash look as the barrels passed in front of the lights. The basic construction is relatively simple- with a standard 1/2 inch copper pipe serving as the main support for lightweight tubes (barrels) that spin and emit light when they pass in front of LEDs. A cheap cordless drill - something from Harbor Freight - is the easiest way to start.

Source: Make Projects

Wall Street Minions

Wall Street Minions

Taken at Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios. You can check out an entire gallery of photos from the event on Flickr, but these are the best.


Jade (from Mortal Kombat 9) by Nemu013

Mortal Kombat

Thaís Yuki and her team created two amazing costumes for the new Mortal Kombat game premiere in Brazil.

Accessory: GLaDOS Barrette

No one will mess with you when you have this killer Portal 2 themed GLaDOS barrette mounted on your head. The custom made piece was built for Tired But Wired blogger Daisy by Tumblr’s Luke Walker.

Kids: Rocketeer

3-year-old Rocketeer made by the boy’s dad, Sweet Juniper!

Tattoo: Legend of Zelda

Source: pk6
"I got this for my 18th Birthday back in 2009. I had to get it done in 2 parts because my body started going into shock after 2 hours of the first part. This Tattoo is the Hyrulian Crest from The Legend of Zelda. I chose to get this tattoo because all the Zelda games have gotten me past the hardest of times in life. The 3 triangles (or the Triforce) Represent, Power, Wisdom, and Courage. and with that I take my tattoo to heart."

Link Round-Up: October 28, 2011

"A superheroic twist on Norman Rockwell's 'The Runaway'"
A step-by-step look into the process of making this can illustration.

5 Reasons You Should Make Your Kid’s Halloween Costume

10 Comic Book Characters We Don't Recommend Dressing Up As For Halloween

21 of the Best, Worst and Weirdest Halloween Costumes For Kids

90 Corgis In Costumes... cuz Corgis are the new LOL Cats

Creating a Steampunk Costume for the Cosplay Newbie

Haunted Air: A glimpse of how the old, weird America celebrated All-Hallows Eve "The perishing of fabrics and the rotting of early rubber, due to chemical instabilities and damp conditions, create new and sinister, puzzling abnormalities. Time and repeated wear have caused a beautiful metamorphosis, never intended or imagined by the maker.

How To Dress Like Edward Gorey (And everyone he ever drew)

Parting Shot: Possibly the Most Creative Halloween Costume of All Time

Tim Burton movie-themed craft and costume ideas.

You'll Be Completely Sick of Angry Birds by the Time Halloween Is Over

Scarlet Witch

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tattoo: Victorian Death Star

"This was taken couple seconds after it was finished up. This is my first tattoo and I had it done with John L. at Art 4 Art Sake tattoo in Sacramento, Ca. I really like the shop and John was incredible to work with. The tattoo is a simplified version of Dance Gavin Dance’s self-titled cover art. That album has been one of my favorites for about 3 years. This band was one of the ones that brought me into the all the music i listen to now and all the friends i have now. I never get sick of it. John did a really great job of taking a intricate piece and making to fit my needs. Its on the back of my calf and i couldn’t be more please with the placement of it. It took about 3 hours to do. I really enjoy the feeling of being tattooed and hopefully have more to come in the future."


Cosmicosplay by DollCult

Not sure what character this is supposed to be.
Not sure where this photo comes from.
But I love it, so I've posted it.

Blood Elf

Elven Girl 1 by Vivica-Hallow

Photographed by Insane-Pencil
at Dragon*Con 2010

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Solomon Grundy

Solomon Grundy cosplayed by Ruby Rinesko

Nikon Camera

Fully Functional Nikon Camera Costume by Tyler Card

"For Halloween 2011, I made a fully-functional Nikon DSLR costume, complete with a built-in flash, shutter-release button and remote, and LCD screen. Also capable of trigging my Alienbees strobes with my Paul C. Buff Cyber Commander, and capable of winning any costume contest with the push of a button."

Dead Space Armor

Isaac Clarke (from Dead Space 2) by Shawn Thorsson

Lots of build details over at Shawn’s blog, and more pics in his Flickr set.

Link Round-Up: October 26, 2011

10 Tips For Surviving New York Comic Con: "7. Rip The Mask Off Every Character You See"

20 Zero-Effort, High-Concept Halloween Costumes Guaranteed To Alienate Your Friends

The Huffington Post suggests Unique And Affordable Literary Halloween Costumes

Hollywood-inspired Theatrical lenses for Halloween

Irrational is hosting an costume contest with great prizes.

MAKE offers tips on how to Achieve Total Halloween Domination!

The Most Inappropriate Halloween Costumes Of All Time (NSFW PHOTOS)

New York Comic Con: Saturday Costume Parade

Han Solo in Carbonite

Han Solo in Carbonite by Bserinese

This interesting twist on the Han Solo costume was built using plywood, plaster of paris, and an open-collared shirt. See the detailed step-by-step at instructables.

Lingerie Trooper

Lingerie Trooper Erotica at FanExpo Canada 2011

This is becoming more and more of a trend. I thoroughly approve.

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn by Federkiel

Tattoo: Edward Scissorhands

Source: daaaaaaana

 Submitted this a while back but now its completed and healed. Love it to death!
Done by my good friend Corona

The Maitland Ghosts

The Maitland Ghosts (from Beetlejuice) by Ian Austin

Made out of construction foam and acrylics and forged with assistance of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix by Arktoi (Claire Max)
Photo by Eurobeat King
Costume by Ana Aesthetic
"It's very rare that I don't make my own costumes, but I love Ana's stuff and I was thrilled to wear a few of her creations that weekend!"

Video: Dare to Fight?

Improv in Toronto recently unleashed some Ninja bad-assery on the city. The take away here is don't screw with masked lunatics on the street... especially when there's a camera rolling.

Hello Kitty Proton Pack

Spotted at  this year’s New York Comic Con, this guy opted for sporting Ghostbusters costume with a twist - a  Hello Kitty-themed Ghostbusters proton pack that reportedly took six months to build. It features LED lights, rainbow strapping, and the ability to vanquish evil spirits with a stream of super-cuddly protons.  See more shots at DVice.

Blonde Slave Leias

Alisa Kiss and her friend Monique, as Princess Leia slave girls, at Dragon*Con 2009.
Photo by Michael Iacca

Tattoo: Yoda

Source: Carrotflowerr

 "This is my fiance’s tattoo.  Yoda, obviously.
Done by the wonderful James Robinson at Body Gallery in Michigan City, IN."


From Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
Photographed at Anime Dreams 2009.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tattoo: Stargate Chevron

"This show changed my life. It is a part of me now thank you Stargate. You have taught me so much."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tattoo: Portal

"My boyfriends Portal tattoo."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Video: DragonCon 2011

Dragon*Con is a 4 day event every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia (US). This video is a small sampling of the event.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pets: Spider Cat

I'm not usually one to post cat photos, but that expression is just too perfect.


Sark (from Tron) by moxillaq
Photographed at New York ComicCon 2011

Factory Mask

Factory mask by Ian Langohr

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Black Canary

Beautilation as Black Canary
Photographed at New York ComicCon 2011


GLaDOS cosplay
Photographed at New York ComicCon 2011
Source: Destructoid


Supergirl Power Pack

MegaCon. Orlando. 2011. Exhibit Hall Lobby Entrance.
Cosplay by Model & Artist Amaya Kumikai