Monday, April 30, 2012

Make-Up: Avengers Eyes

The Avengers Eye Make Up by Jangsara

 Finnish makeup artist Jangsara, who has chosen to celebrate the advent of The Avengers by creating a series of intricate superhero-inspired eye makeup designs, one for each major character. She even posts detailed how-tos for each design (right now you can DIY Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, with more to come) so there’s no excuse for anyone to see the film without a little corresponding paint.


Kuon Kisaragi

Kuon Kisaragi (from RahXephon) by Ashley Rice


Alice (from American McGee) by Odango
Photographed by Dante and Maya Larina

Tifa Lockhart

Tifa Lockhart (from Final Fantasy 7) by MikiPL


Giorgia Vecchini - Elektra
Best Individual Cosplayer at WCS 2005 (Nagoya-Japan), Great Championship Cosplay team at WCS 2005 (Nagoya - Japan)

Elektra (from Dare Devil) by Giorgia Vecchini
Best Individual Cosplayer at WCS 2005 in Nagoya, Japan
Great Championship Cosplay team at WCS 2005 in Nagoya, Japan

Kids: Taiwan

Taiwan (from Hetalia) by NiNi

Friday, April 27, 2012

Video: Batman Goes to Chicago Convention

Here's a report from WGN. They sent a reporter dressed as Batman to go interview attendees at C2E2… I think the reporter is having too much fun with this one !

Kids: Chewie

Chewie (from Star Wars)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Video: Made In Asia 2012

Made In Asia 2012


Skyrim Cosplay. Cicero by Mech-Infect

Cicero (from Skyrim) by Mech-Infect

Weapons: Buzz Saw Crossbow

That's right... what you see here is a crossbow that has a projected green laser site and launches mini buzz saw blades at high speeds, saw-impaling the target apart.

"It shoots 50mm steel buzz saw blades, 0.8mm thick, made by PROXXON Germany. A electric motor makes it rotate, before its accelerated on its lil slide, towards the open end of the crossbow. Runs on 4 Li Ion cells 30mW DPSS laser for aiming."

Sadly, this build is not for sale and honestly... if I build it, it would stay in my destructive hands too.

Wonder Woman

Princess Diana of Themyscira

Princess Diana of Themyscira
Photographed by M.V. Partsch at the 2008 MegaCon in Orlando

Ms. Marvel

Ms Marvel Cosplay

Rule 63: Metropolis Kid

Rule-63 Metropolis Kid / Kon-El (from Adventures of Superman) by Schpog

Kids: Dex-Starr

Adorable Dex-Starr cosplay

Dex-Starr (from Green Lantern)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Video: Batman Gets to be Batman

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, APD and AFD came together with "A Wish with Wings" and made a dream come true for a 7-year-old boy, Kye, who has leukemia. We granted a Batman adventure wish for Kye. The adventure began at 10 a.m. and ended with a special ceremony at City Hall where Assistant Police Chief James Hawthorne presented Kye a 'key to the City.' Kye's special day included a bank, fake money, motor officers, a bogus "bomb" and couple of cackling villains whose criminal acts were foiled by the good guys.

Sister Benedron

Sister Benedron from World of WarcraftCosplayer: Xero-Cosplay

Sister Benedron (from World of Warcraft) by Xero-Cosplay


Fran (from Final Fantasy XII) by YumiKoyuki
Photographed by Kangaskasa


Couple: Cheetara and Lion-O

Thundercats HOOOO

Cheetara and Lion-O (from Thunder Cats)
Cheetara cosplayed by whitewolfmew
Photographed by HarajukuMonae at ALA 2012 in L.A.

Link Round-Up: April 25, 2012

FINALLY: Power Ranger And Ninja Turtle Mini Dresses

Just when you thought your Power Rangers days were behind you.

A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay: Super-Family Week

Con Preparation: The Proper Way To Cosplay

Looking MARVELous is a tumblr that provides comic book-inspired fashion based on Marvel comic book characters. You'll find not only popular characters, like Spider-man or Iron Man. Some of the inspired outfits come from lesser-known characters such as Squirrel Girl (who?) and Molly Hayes (umm?). Here is the full page version. 

Skimpy Outfit gets Lollipop Chainsaw cosplayer asked to Change or Leave PAX

Kids: Harley Quinn


Harley’s Apprentice by *Tayyrex
For more comic book cosplay goodness, follow Geeks in Tights!

"Harley's Apprentice" by Tayyrex

Monday, April 23, 2012

Masks: Frankenthulhu

Video: Marvel's The Avengers (on a budget)

What if The Avengers were on a budget or filmed sometime before 1985?


Legion (from Mass Effect 2)
Photographed by David Ngo at the Emerald City ComicCon 2012

Lara Croft

Lara Croft (from Tomb Raider: Underworld) by LiliDin

Tattoo: Star Wars by Salvador Dali

This is a rib cage tattoo featuring Star Wars imagery imitating a Salvador Dali painting. It includes a "drippy" Jabba and Death Star drawn in the style of the clocks from Dali's "The Persistence of Memory" and a stick-legged Imperial Walkers drawn in the style of "Les Elephants" and "Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening." Of all the Star Wars tatts floating around out there, this has to be the trippiest!


Tardis (from Doctor Who)
Photographed by adorkablekate at C2E2 2012
Source: Instagram

Classiest. Tardis costume. Ever.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cersei Lannister

Cersei Lannister (from Game of Thrones) by BelleDameSansMerci 
Photographed by CursedMind

Rule 63: Predator

Photographed by Marshon
Modeled by Melissa

Pets: Cats in Space

Cats in Space is a short film created by Dastoli Digital that boldly takes cats on a Star Trek-like mission.


Bleez (from Green Lantern: New Guardians) by Tia
Photographed by Lesson 5

Fashion: Steampunk Miner

Steampunk Fashion by Rebecca Evers
Photographed by Rebeca Saray

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Zero Suit Samus (from Metroid) by Mewtwo2222
Photographed by Hexlord

Rule 63: Commander Shepard

Female Commander Shepard (from Mass Effect) by Ormeli

Kids: Han Solo and Chewie

Finished Millennium Falcon

Monday, April 16, 2012

Merchandise: Sword Handle Umbrellas

Sword Handle Umbrellas

Who knew that Civil Discontentance was a thing (ahem), but Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man are implements of foul weather weaponry for the metromartial males amongst us. Created by Chicago design duo Materious a few years ago, you can find the Broadsword and Samurai sword versions on sale at ThinkGeek and elsewhere.
Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man combines a symbol of gentlemanly refinement—the full-sized, dark umbrella—with an element of more manly sword-bearing times. The umbrellas offer brief psychological respite from the dictates of social amiability; aggressive fantasies are allowed and encouraged on the daily commute to the office. The effete civilian’s grasp of the handle takes him into the world of the masterful samurai, the medieval barbarian, or the triumphant cavalryman.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Humor: Nerd Speed Dating

Having problems with the undead? No problem, all you need is ZomBeGone! A funny commercial trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw starring Jessica Nigri!

Humor: Cliff Nordman's Fashion Police

Cliff Nordman travels to Cons around the county snapping shots of cosplayers (usually bad cosplayers) holding up Fashion Police placards. His latest cosplay gallery features a Metroid, Borg Cube, Sandperson, and much more.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rule 63: Mario


Rule 63 Mario (from Super Mario Bros.) by Meagan-Marie
"While updating my website this evening I realized I never posted photos from my revamped Mario shoot!

I originally made this costume in 2009, and decided to modify it for my appearance in the 2012 Cosplay for a Cause calendar. It didn’t take long to fix up - I took it in quite a bit (I’d lost 30 pounds since I last wore it), made it a tad shorter, added some lace, found a much higher quality hat, and swapped out the boring flats for some knee socks and heels!"

Power Girl

Power Girl - DC by ~absolutequeen


Fate/Zero Saber Cosplay

Saber (from Fate/Zero) by Maridah
"I constructed the 3 piece suit and grey dress shirt and based the cut as closely on the character sheets as I could. The challenge was to tailor a suit that was styled like a men’s suit, but have it fitted to a female figure. In the end, I feel I was partially successful with this. The vest is very well fitted, but the jacket came out a bit loose. However, it is easy to wear and great for a cold weather convention. I put emphasis on creating the 90′s power suit silhouette with big shoulder pads, large lapel and tapered slacks. The suit also buttons on the men’s side, as Saber’s does. The shoes are brown, like hers, though don’t ask me why she’d have chosen to wear brown with black… I made the bracelets as well, but my jacket sleeves hang a bit long to show them. The wig was a regular unstyled wig that I cut, added an ahoge to it, and pulled back into a low ponytail."
Fate/Zero Saber Cosplay

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Trixie the Cynical

Trixie the Cynical (from Cyphers Online) by Miyuko

Black Cat & Spider-Man

Black Cat & Spider-Man by Anaisroberts & TheVampireSpider
Photographed by Blasteh


War (from Darksiders) by DonneAnonyme
Photographed by Omaru at Made in Asia 2012

Link Round-Up: April 11, 2012

Emerald City Comicon pushes boundaries in 2012

Father and daughter in matching Wonder Woman outfits make the perfect cosplay pair

If there was ever a compelling argument for Mass Effect‘s Fem-Shep being the official Shepard, these leggings are probably a significant candidate.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Video: WonderCon 2012

Another WonderCon has come and gone. This year was slightly different than any year previous as this was the first time that WonderCon was held in Anaheim, rather than its typical home of San Francisco. Many people enjoyed the change in venue and liked the added space that the Anaheim Convention center seemed to provide.

One of the best things coming away from a comic book convention is the chance to look at pictures of the costumes, ruffle through your free swag, and watch fun videos captured around the convention. Enjoy them all after the jump.

Night Elf Druid

Night - Druid Tier 8 by ~Ghostship

Night Elf Druid (from World of Warcraft) by Ghostship
for all of you who want to know how I made this, please visit my blog. There you'll find a lot of tutorials and making ofs which sure will answer your questions!

Blood Elf

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