Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Scarecrow

"For Halloween this year I dressed as The Scarecrow from Batman. There are many versions of the character from various media, but I based my costume mainly on the Animated Series version. The costume was handmade (excluding the hat and gloves which were purchased and slightly modified). I generally spend weeks every year making an elaborate Halloween costume and have been doing so since the 1990s, but this is the first time I will be putting pictures online. On Sunday October 30th I participated in the Kawasaki Halloween festival, Japan's largest Halloween event, along with 3500 others. The concept for the mask comes from fellow deviant boredman, and credit for its design goes to him. I simply looked at his awesome Scarecrow cosplay and replicated the mask that I saw. Enjoy!"

The Joker

"Anarchy" by Casper Mohr
Photographed by Panter

Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos.

Banshee (from Disciples 2)

Banshee (from Disciples 2) by Naga Zmeyuka
Photographed by Reki-Konran

Lara Croft

Lara Croft (from Tomb Raider Underworld) by Anastasya01

Prince of Persia

Gallery: Steampunk Sweeties

Incorporating a futuristic Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, and technology, steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that came to popularity in the eighties. Inspired and influenced by 19th century science fiction, steampunk is inexorably intertwined with a distinctive style that sets it apart and widely inspires cosplayers of all walks of life.  Here, we're gathered together a gallery some of the best examples of steampunk cosplay around the web.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kids: Piranha Plant

Source: Go Nintendo

Green Arrow & Black Canary

Green Arrow & Black Canary by Cris Raziel & Chise*chan

Daria Morgendorffer & Jane Lane

Daria Morgendorffer & Jane Lane by SoDespair

Marcus Fenix (from Gears of War)

Marcus Fenix (from Gears of War) by Giancarlo di Pierro
Photographed by Sandman-AC

Taken at the 2010 edition of Romics in Italy

Lara Croft

Photographed by ChristophGerlach

Tomb Raider Underworld cosplay, Lara's doppelganger.

Props: Halo Series Armor

Carter Commando Helmet


Eric Newgard goes all out when he creates his custom built Halo armor. Check out Eric’s build process from start to finish on his Flickr page.

Link Round-Up: November 29, 2011

Fashion Designer Creates Amnesia and Assassin's Creed Inspired Collection: Australian designer Anna Cabral has created a small fashion collection inspired by Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. The ‘Amnesia Creed’ collaberation debuted at the Australian Academy of Design’s graduation night and is a tribute to fashionable gamers and geeks everywhere.

A History Of Slutty Halloween Costumes

Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium "Underneath their sober lab coats and flannel shirts, scientists hide images of their scientific passions. Here they are revealed to all." From the science journalist and writer responsible for The Loom and numerous other published works.

Looking for a brass scarab brotch? Look no further.

Steampunk: Twisting history, crafting community For devotees of Steampunk, the most appealing aspect of the community is that there’s no set of rules dictating the right way to participate. But this fact also poses its own thorny line of questioning for outsiders: Just what is Steampunk?

TotalFilm has posted a gallery of the 40 Sexiest Movie Cosplay Costumes. Yes, you've probably seen them all already, but you won't mind seeing them again.

Victoria's Secret Does Superheroes? This year's Victoria's Secret fashion show will have a superhero theme.


Valkyrie a marvel superhero from the defenders and most recently the secret avengers my cosplay for Fan Ex I had fun learned that armor is hard to make and not fun to wear it was defiantly a learning experience.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Video: Let Me Entertain You

Check out the newest video from Rob of Cosplay Fever, the team that brought us the Raise Your Glass video, the Winner - Dragon*Con 2011 Fandom Music Video Awards. This time it's a lip dub of Let Me Entertain You shot at AyaCon in the UK, August 2011.

Mash-Up: Darth Vader / Samurai

Samurai Darth Vader
Photographed by Boo Radlus

Chell (from Portal)

Chell (from Portal) by CrzyJewishOtaku
Photographed by NikoNiku-chan

Quick Pic: My Neighbor Totoro

Video: A Way to Escape

In a world where anything can be seen as normal, A Way To Escape takes you to the abnormal subculture of cosplay. Going to conventions from Kitacon to Comic Con, this takes you through a journey filled with characters including the likes of Star Wars, Doctor Who to anime and manga books like Death Note. This film shows a new world that many have not heard of before. What character would you be?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saya (Black Rock Shooter)

Saya (from Black Rock Shooter) by Pokemaru

Black Rock Shooter is a 2010 Japanese original video animation produced by Yutaka Yamamoto's studio Ordet and directed by Shinobu Yoshioka. The 50-minute OVA is based on the song of the same name by Supercell and its accompanying music video with illustrations by Huke. Musical composer Ryo and Huke, both members of Supercell, collaborated on the project. A "Pilot Edition" of the anime was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September 2009, and the full version was released on DVDs bundled with select magazines from July 24, 2010 and is subtitled in seven languages.

Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow (from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest)
Louis Guglielmero
Photographed by dei-sogni

Shot at "Fumetti in TV" 2010 in Treviso, Italy.

Flandre Scarlet

Photographed by SaitouBou

Princess Zelda

Photographed by LJinto

Akuriko nails her role as Zelda from the legendary Nintendo series. A hardcore cosplayer, Akuriko has previously cosplayed as Saria and Rainbow Brite.

Puppet Zelda

Ganondorf and Puppet Zelda (from Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess)
Puppet Zelda: seifer-sama 
Ganondorf: ericvirgin85
Yeah okay so the title is boring, what of it? This shot was taken by my friend who did a really awesome photoshoot of my two costumes. This one was one of my favorites because it showed off the makeup designs and it's one of the few shots where you can see some of the armor up close.

It was actually raining during out photoshoot, which was great for lighting, but I was so afraid our makeup would run. We had no issues though except for a giant water droplet landing right in my eye.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Video: Japan Expo Belgium 2011

Japan Expo Belgium 2011 from cosplaymag

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Video: Youmacon 2011 Fan Video

Youmacon 2011 Fan Video from acksonl


From the same girl who brought us eye-meltingly hot Supergirl comes a whole new set of fantasy-inducing cosplay.  Check out more shots on her Deviant Art account or her Cosplay account.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Son of Man

Son of Man” by Redditor HemlockForAlgernon 

This Halloween costume was inspired by Belgian surrealist painter RenĂ© Magritte’s well-known self-portrait of the same name.

8-Bit Link

Zelda II: Adventures of Link by OrngeJuice
Source: it8bit

Cosplay Culture: Body Type

Zombie Captain Janeway

Don't worry. Zombie Captain Janeway may chase you with great determination, but she'll just get lost along the way.

Video: Anime Expo 2009

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011


Scarecrow by grimdarkkommissar

Video: Pacific Media Expo 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pets: Thorgi


Samara from Mass Effect by Rana McAnear
Photographed by Dark Stars Photography

McAnear is the actual model used to design the character.
"Here it is our photo shoot of the lovely Rana Mcanear the actual model for Samara for Mass Effect 2. Believe me Mass Effect fans it was bizzare seeing her fully dressed up, literally like the game had come to life. This was shot out in Los Angeles during our stay in September for the final touches to our fashion collection


Elcadia (from Lineage II) by MisaKaterina

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tattoo: Tuscan Raider

Tusken Raider by Flashfloodz
Inked by Famous Gabe of Hula Moon Tattoos in Pensacola, FL
"this is right after he finished and kind of a bad angle, but y’all get it.

it was really awesome and fun getting it done because i went in wanting a cool StarWars piece and he wanted to do it and was excited as much as i was. im going back to get some background DOUBLE sunset sometime, then it will be complete ;)"

Lich Queen

Lady Arthas, The Lich Queen (from World of Warcraft) by Vash-Fanatic
Taken at BlizzCon 2011

Jack of Blades

Jack of Blades (from Fable 3) by Dziro-kun

Blood Elf

Resting Bloodelf (from World of Warcraft) by Lena-Lara

Kids: Ewoks



Scarecrow (from Arkham Asylum)


Photographed by Ominae Enishi
Taken at Emeral City Comic-Con 2011


Baroness by Alodia Gosiengfiao
Photographed by dyryl.bersabe
Taken at San Diego Comic-Con 2011


Lee Banks as Sinestro
Photographed by Anais Roberts


James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes (from Captain America) by Arivin923

"My all time favorite character, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes!  I debuted this costume at SDCC 2010, but have been updating and upgrading it ever since.  This shot is from Wondercon 2011!"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers

Leonard Carson, an engineering technician for San Diego Composites, had been toying around with this idea of a carbon fiber Stormtrooper for a long time. He finally convinced three of his engineering co-workers to jump on board with turning this carbon fiber idea, into a carbon fiber reality.

These are the first ever carbon fiber Stormtrooper suits.  The cost to produce these were as much as a mid range BMW sedan.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Masks: Forged Copper Triceratops

"Surprisingly comfortable, incredibly cool. If you want to be the best dressed at any masquerade, this is the fellow for you. He sits on the head like a well sized hat, his rather slight weight evenly distributed. He's out of the way enough to eat hors-d-oeuvres, though you should certainly take a straw. Also, unlike a traditional mask with strings, he easily lifts off and on the head without any need for knots or assistance. And, finally, he's a dinosaur."
If you have a spare five thousand dollars to drop on a piece of wearable art, look no further.  You can order your own Triceratops mask through Etsy.

Green Arrow

Taken at DragonCon 2011

Black Canary


Rogue photographed by LJinto
Taken at Comikaze 2011

Tattoo: 8-Bit Final Fantasy

8-Bit Final Fantasy Tattoos by Rhonda

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tattoo: Science Ink

Science Ink: delightfully nerdy tattoos for your inner geek-rebel