Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Video: I am MegaCon 2012

I am MegaCon 2012 - Costumes and Cosplay in Orlando

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Group: Dragon Age

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Morrigan (from Dragon Age)

Morrigan (from Dragon Age Origins) by ilona-lab
Photographed by Alena Timofeeva


Rufio (from Hook) by Effektdmentality
Photographed by Seiya235

"Rufio, played in the 1991 movie "Hook" by noted Filipino actor Dante Basco (Zuko of Avatar: The Last Airbender), is about as mainstream a Filipino character as we're gonna get, haha. My cousin Ish and I are both fans of the movie, so in 2007 he decided to make a screen-accurate Rufio costume. Ish saw many Rufio costumes online, but few of them had the level of quality he sought for; most had only a few fringes, few if any extras like the multiple necklaces or the bracelets and earrings, or just red spraypaint and spiked hair in place of Rufio's impressive tri-hawk. To build his screen accurate costume, Ish had his original VHS copy of the movie on a constant loop, and was taking screengrabs and doing online image research for months as he built the costume. He won 2 separate Halloween contests in 2007 and 2008, and then I borrowed it for 2009 and then again for SDCC '11."

Ciel Phantomhive


Ciel Phantomhive (from Kuroshitsuji) by Kara


Magdalena (from Magdalena) by Meagan Marie
Photographed by Anna Fischer and Ollie Oberg at Katsucon

Crossplay: Naruto

Naruto Uzimaki (from Naruto) by MonPink

Aria Holmes Kanzaki

Aria Holmes Kanzaki (from Hidan no Aria) by MonPink

Vincent Van Gogh

Via: Reddit

Weapons: Handmade Cardboard Guns

Handmade Cardboard Weapons by Impaler07

These home-grown shooter replicas were made out of nothing more than everyday cardboard, glue, an amazing attention to detail. Sadly, despite being worth plenty of PEW PEW PEW, I think that, in the battle of pretend warfare, these wouldn't stand a chance against a Super Soaker onslaught.

Kids: Supergirl


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Video: Katsucon 2012

Katsucon 2012 Sweet Disposition


Riddick from Chronicles of Riddick

Riddick (from Chronicles of Riddick) by Matt Glasgow
Photographed by Bryan Humphrey

Spider Splicer

Spider Splicer from Bioshock

Spider Splicer (from Bioshock) by Mangodude
Photographed by The Enthusiasts

I received this submission from Spunkychunks, an awesome murder member who took his BioShock cosplay to a whole new level at ACen last year.  He went to as an amazing Spider Splicer.  I’m not sure if he made his entrance on the ceiling, but who cares, that is one awesome rig.  Photo by The Enthusiasts, incredible cosplay photographers.

Hermione and Bellatrix

Photographed by Houkiboshi

Bellatrix Lestrange: How dare you defy your master!
Dobby the House Elf: Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!

Juliet Starling (from Lollipop Chainsaw)

Juliet Starling (from Lollipop Chainsaw) by Jessica Nigri

Lollipop Chainsaw is one of those over the top, provocative video games we’ve all come to love. It’s hard not appreciate a girl kicking ass, while still keeping her hair and makeup in perfect order. I’ll be sure check out this hack-and-slash when it comes out April 24th.

If you’re familiar with cosplay, then most likely you’re familiar with Jessica Nigri. She’s only been around the cosplay scene for a couple of years, but the size of her fan base is staggering. Her first cosplay was in 2009, at the San Diego Comic Con. Jessica is always finding new ways to promote herself and she’s doing very well at that. Currently, she’s in the final round for IGN’s Search for Juliet contest. The winner will be announced March 2nd.

Blood Elf Priestess

Blood Elf Priest (from World of Warcraft) by Aura Rinoa
Photographed by Gionata Bottari

Kids: Sailor Moon


One incredibly excited Sailor Moon

Monday, February 27, 2012

Video: Katsucon 2012

Katsucon 2012 Chocolate Mix

Rule 63: Skyrim Chick

Photo by: GeekAine

Photographed by GeekAine
Shot at Katsucon

Serah Farron

Serah Farron (from Final Fantasy XIII) by Yuuri-K-sama
Photographed by Dyire

Katsucon was lots of fun! I met wonderful and helpful people. I had malfunctions with this costume. My friend had to glue my dress in the back because it ripped a bit, and I had to go buy nut and bolts for the weapon (the hot glue stick failed)


Frost (from Mortal Kombat) by Marie-Claude Bourbonnai
Photographed by Gil P


Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn (from from Batman: Arkham City) by Sophia Lancaster
Photographed by Tiago Asmus

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter (from Diablo III) by FirstKeeper

"Here is my very first cosplay in my life - Demon Hunter from Diablo 3."



Alexstrasza the Life-Binder (from The World of Warcraft) by Svetlana Quindt

Kids: Naruto

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Leeloo Dallas (from 5th Element) by illiara
Photographed by Jesse Bodas

Video: Kids re-enact Monty Python

Kids Swede Movies is back with a vengeance in this classic scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It's only a flesh wound!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Kids: Gon

Gon (from Hunter X Hunter)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jill Valentine

Jill Valentine (from Resident Evil 5) by Spif Zaya

Grand Master Satele Shan

Grand Master Satele Shan (from Star Wars: The Old Republic) by Nebulaluben
Photographed by Jesús Clares
I’ve been playing a little bit of Star Wars TOR lately. A few of my friends are further along than myself, but I am still amazed at how great the story is from the get go. It really makes you feel as if your character is a major part of the Star Wars lore, and I get sucked into it so easily.

Shanao, also known as Nebulaluben, has so many great cosplays under her belt. She lives with her boyfriend in Spain, who shares the same love for cosplay. She has been featured on Kotaku several times, and in magazines as well. There’s no denying that Shanao looks fantastic as Satele Shan!

Witch (from Left 4 Dead)


Witch (from Left 4 Dead) by Kasuzame Yuu
Photographed by JustMoolti
The original Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 were both a blast. Don’t try and play it alone with AI allies or you’ll blow your brains out. If you can get some of your closest friends to hop in a game with you, it will be some of the most fun you’ve ever had. There’s no current announced plans for a Left 4 Dead 3, but fans are still very hopeful that Valve will eventually release it.

Arya Stark


Arya Stark, all grown up (from Game of Thrones) by Gogo Blackwater 
Photographed by Annalucylle

Video: Animatrix 2012

Cardboard Suit

Cardboard Suit in the Office 43

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Cardboard Suit in the Office 41

Cardboard Suit in the Office 41

Kids: Boba Fett

Boba Fett, Nintendo Bounty Hunter

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Medieval Bat Man Armor

Medieval Bat Man Armor by Samuel Lee (Azmal)
Photographed by Christina Mendenhall
Head to toe full custom all leather suit of armor. The concept set in a medieval inspired fantasy universe. It all started as your every day veg-tanned leather and was heavily wet-molded throughout. Faceplate is removable btw.

Video: Batman's Night Out

The Sean Ward Show set out to make a “Shit Batman Says” video on the streets of Toronto with Toronto Batman but ended up with something much better, Batman’s Night Out. Meg Dryden was inspired to make a series of animated gifs of Toronto’s caped crusader using the original footage.

T-Rex Skeleton

T-Rex Skeletal Halloween Costume by JamieP

Weighing in at a cup of water-shaking twenty-five pounds and costing US$550 in total, THIS Tyrannosaurus Rex costume was excavated from amber resin and reanimated with unholy science! Really though, this thing is fully operational but more importantly: it gits down in tha club. Check out the intricate step-by-step process at instructables, and check out the costume in full T-Rex-booty-shaking action in the video below.

Link Round-Up: February 23, 2012

Every week, Golden Gate Knights teaches the way of the Jedi with their lightsaber training classes in San Francisco, California. Using LED lightsabers, participants learn how to warm up, do flourishes, master choreography and even practice meditation.

Crocheted Viking Dwarf Hat with Beard Made to Order.

Felicia Day visits Clockwork Couture. Felicia Day stopped by Clockwork Couture, so they dressed her up and took her picture.

If you've ever dreamed of owning your own light-up Cyclops visor, it can be yours for around $30 if you're up for the DIY.

If you're running low on cosplay ideas, ladies, here's a list of Hot Girls of DC Comics and Hot Girls of Marvel Comics

Interview with Australian cosplayer Vera Chimera who is looking to make a big splash in the community in 2012

Why I Love Steampunk

Kids: Toturo

This has been doing the rounds on Tumblr for ages, but it still makes me smile every time I see it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video: Who is the Hottest Girl in Gaming?

Obama Girl searches E3 to answer: Who is the hottest female game character?

Silk Spectre

Silk Spectre/Sally Jupiter (from Watchmen) by FireLilyCosplay

Michael (from Angel Sanctuary)

Michael (from Angel Sanctuary) by Akusesu
Photographed by Asian School Boy

Black Canary

Photographed by Andy Julia


Wasp! (from The Avengers) by Riki LeCotey (Riddle)
Photographed by Jaytablante

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy by Short Fuse Pinups
Photographed by MegaCon 2012
I tried something a little bit different with this one. I like the way it came out, though I could keep tweaking it forever.

Please let me know if this is you or someone I know so I can give proper credit! All of my MegaCon photos are also in this facebook album if you’d like to tag yourself or anyone you recognize.

Rule 63: Skeletor

Lady Skeletor (from He-Man) by Freddie Nova
Photographed by Short Fuse Pinups at MegaCon 2012

Kids: RX-78 Gundam

Costume took about a year to complete working on it off and on. The majority of it was completed in the 4 month interim between AFO 2011 and Chibi-pa 2011.

Materials used include PVC, Fiberglass, Bondo, Foamboard, Craft Foam and much more. The ipod on the side of the chest is hooked up to a speaker in the chest that plays various sounds clips and songs from various Gundam anime. The beam saber is made from a 1/12 scale official replica that was gutted and combined with electronics from a Star Wars FX lightsaber.

I won best in show at Chibi-pa in my first contest with this costume.

Based on a heavily modified 3D Pepkura Model originally provided by "Juice" of the 405th Forums.