81 posts tagged Cosplay
81 posts tagged Cosplay
"I used pepakura technique. But I did not add any special color on the surface. Keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate. That’s my style."
Head over to the Stan Winston School of character Arts to check out more of Kai-Xiang Xhong’s cardboard creations.
"Olive Oyl and Popeye prove that it’s okay to cosplay at any age."
[via Super Punch]
We had a blast at the first day of Emerald City Comic Con. We brought Mr. Bacon and Bigfoot for photo ops and we’re giving away FREE stickers. As you can see, even Spider-Man couldn’t resist taking a picture with Sasquatch.
Also, we couldn’t resist posting some of our favorite costumes. The Vision and Scarlet Witch are wearing the costumes we wish were in the next Avengers movie. But, our absolute favorite of the day is the Joker/Harley Quinn mashup with The Big Lebowski. Why so, like, serious, man?
This awesome mechanized Xenomorph costume was created by professional cosplayer Peter Kokis using an impressive variety of everyday objects such as knife sharpeners, toilet plungers, drain mats, and conduit tubing. He spent 16 months simply gathering all of the parts he needed and then about 400 hours assembling the suit. The fearsome costume weighs 120 pounds and has been dubbed the “Brooklyn Alien.”
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Check out this awesome Super Mario Bros. costume depicting Mario in his original 8-bit form. These photos were taken by e_earphone and mamerialyuuyaaa at a huge cosplay street festival taking place in the wonderfully geeky Nipponbashi district of Osaka, Japan. It’s such a well-attended event that classic Mario ran into a little Luigi. Let’s hope no one got in the way of that giant Koopa shell.
Visit Kotaku Cosplay for many more photos from this fantastic event.
Today the Department of Awesome Parenting pays tribute to Chu Huang, a father in Zhejiang Province, China who, instead of simply telling his young son that he can be anything he wants when he grows up, spent a month building a spectacular golden Iron Man suit for his son to grow into.
Huang is a doctor who works long hours at his own clinic and is rarely able to take a day off. His professional life is so busy that he mostly sees his son at night just in time to read him a bedtime story. He wanted to do something special for the boy and, knowing how much he loves fictional characters in armor, decided to handcraft a full-size Iron Man suit just for him.
"Having no prior experience in crafting such costumes, Huang spent over a month scouring threads on hobby forums and websites, seeking advice and instructions. Over the next month, Huang spent his free time in the evening crafting the suit; drafting and cutting the pieces out of EVA plastic sheets, spray painting the pieces, and then fixing the pieces together and making final adjustments to the suit. His son watched him intently throughout the entire crafting process."
Huang’s Iron Man suit features a Chinese flag on the chest and a yin-yang symbol on the palms of its hands. His son was so excited by the completed suit that he immediately asked his dad to put it on so he could show his kindergarten classmates.
Visit RocketNews24 to learn more about Chu Huang, Iron Dad.
Thai cosplay enthusiast Anucha “Cha” Saengchart runs an awesome Facebook page called Lowcostcosplay which demonstrates one of our favorite things about cosplay, anyone can do it, no matter what their budget. He takes this empowering principle one step farther by declaring that “Everything is Cosplay” and demonstrate it by assembling fantastic costumes using pretty much anything he can find around his home, and we do mean anything. Looking through his photos you’ll spot pieces of plastic furniture, food, food packaging, blankets, sheets, household utensils, flour, paint, construction paper, wires and so on. The only limit is his own resourcefulness. It’s all about fun and creativity.
Since the page was establish last year, Lowcostcosplay now has over 100,000 followers, many of whom contribute photos of homemade budget costumes of their own.
Visit Lowcostcosplay to check out many more of Saengchart’s fantastic (and fantastically inexpensive) costumes as well as those of his equally resourceful contributors.
One of our favorite things about Cosplay is that absolutely anyone can do it. Tomoaki Kohguchi is an awesome case in point. Mr. Kohguchi is a 64-year-old consultant from Hiroshima, Japan who spends his free time creating and wearing an amazing variety of anime character costumes.
Visit Tomoaki Kohguchi’s Facebook page for many more of his cosplay photos. These fantastic portraits are just a taste.
We love it when the Department of Awesome Parenting finds another example of family cosplay. Chilean photographer JFCespedes captured this almost unbearably sweet portrait of a parent and child dressed as the characters No-Face and Chihiro/Sen from Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki. The photo was taken just a couple weeks ago at Anime Expo Summer 2014 in Santiago, Chile.
[via Fashionably Geek]