69 posts tagged Cosplay
69 posts tagged Cosplay
DevinSuperTramp filmed this awesome parkour video of Chris Romwell cosplaying as a character from the forthcoming Ubisoft video game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag while skillfully free-running throughout the recent 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. As you watch the video you may notice that, thanks to Comic-con being such an notoriously wild and bustling event, barely anyone even turns their head as this costumed figure runs, jumps, flips, and tumbles over and past them. For them it appears to be just another (completely awesome) day at Comic-con.
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Krampus season is coming! ‘Tis nearly the season for roaming the streets dressed as ferocious, hairy, horned, snarling, tongue-waggling beasts in order to frighten all the naughty little children into behaving themselves. So grab that awesome Krampus costume from your costume closet and get yourself down to Los Angeles for the first annual Krampusfest. The 2013 Krampusfest festivities start on December 5th continue through December 21st.
"Conceived by the Cacophony Society, the festival features a public Krampus Run, the Krampus Ball, art exhibitions, and the Krampus Rumpus, with other events being added as they are organized. Many events will feature the Krampus LA Troupe in their elaborate costumes. Participants are also encouraged to dress as Krampus for the events.”
If you haven’t got a Krampus costume, you can always order one of our limited edition 2013 Krampus Sweaters and proudly cheer on the Krampusse from a safe distance. (Those chains and birch branches really smart.)
For an ongoing series of portraits entitled Just the Two of Us, Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler visited the homes of Austrian cosplayers and photographed them wearing their awesome costumes against the backdrop of their personal homes.
Klaus describes his project:
"Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else.
For this photo series I visited owners of elaborate costumes in their own homes. As a matter of fact, ’Just the Two of Us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.
The homes of these cosplayers vary from photo to photo as much as their costumes. The juxtaposition of fantastic costumes and (relatively) ordinary domestic settings is mysterious and wonderful. We were especially delighted to discover one of his subjects wearing our Magical Unicorn Mask.
Here’s another uplifting entry for the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds: The Power Rangers Megaforce, or rather an awesome team of cosplayers dressed as the Power Rangers, are seen here visiting with a young patient at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. The superheroes were entertaining patients during Spirit of Children Week in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo courtesy of Bob Riha, Jr./Saban Brands via Getty Images
Who knew that Frodo and Gandalf would make such fine apes? We love it when cosplayers combine different subjects so well that we suddenly wish there actually was material like this in existence. We’d read about or watch this adventure mashup in a heartbeat.
New York-based photographer Michael Tapp captured this unforgettable portrait at the 2013 New York Comic Con. This was NYCC’s biggest year ever and there was all sorts of spectacular cosplay happening.
Head over to Geeks are Sexy to check out more of Michael’s 2013 NYCC cosplay portraits.
"Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered… I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the goblin city…"
Halloween is still a few weeks away, but this homemade Labyrinth costume ensemble is so awesome we couldn’t wait to share it. Redditor Deconstructress created these fantastic Labyrinth character costumes for her entire family. She even made a little Sir Didymus to ride their Ambrosius.
Here’s hoping they don’t encounter the Bog of Eternal Stench while they’re out trick-or-treating.
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This is some of the geekiest, most ingenious and creative cosplay we’ve ever seen. Actually, it’s equal parts cosplay and performance art. These photos were taken in Seattle at PAX Prime 2013. If you’ve played Portal 2 by Valve then you’ll have recognized it straight away, but perhaps you didn’t recognize that there’s a human being inside that fantastic rigging. This is GLaDOS (short for Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), the wonderfully snarky and sarcastic AI computer system from the Portal video games. Widely considered to be one of the greatest video game characters, she’s the main antagonist in both games.
The person behind and actually inside this awesome cosplay is Athena Cole, who cosplays under the name Enayla. Although she spent years puzzling over how to do it without over anthropomorphizing the non-humanoid character, she spent about three months actually creating the GLaDOS costume and suspension system.
The structure she’s hanging from in the above picture was constructed out of PVC piping and a custom harness made from parachute cords. In order to get the angle right, Cole has to face down with her belly forward and hold her head upright from that position. However, the costume is also padded to hell and back on the inside.
“I’m attached at the shoulders, ribs, hips, and upper thighs, and have a knee and foot strap to hold up my legs.” Cole said. “With all of that, the only genuinely uncomfortable part was holding my head up at that angle. Only slightly sore the next day!”
The rest of the costume is Worbla, which is apparently a special kind of molding thermoplastic favored by cosplayers. There are a lot of incredibly amazing in-progress shots on the Enayla Cosplay Facebook page and her Tumblr that show you the ridiculous level of detail that Cole used in creating the piece, right down to the crackle effect on the armor.
Ohio balloon artist Jeff Wright of Wright Entertainment (previously featured here) has created an awesome new balloon suit. We’ve already seen him decked out as Balloon Buzz Lightyear and Balloon Mario riding Balloon Yoshi. Now Jeff is back in all his inflatable splendour as Balloon Iron Man.
Jeff, who works as a volunteer in an orphanage in Bolivia, jumped at the challenge — and the result is stunning. Made up of hundreds of balloons carefully intertwined, he has artfully recreated the legendary red and yellow suit with meticulous attention to detail.
Jeff comments: “I was trying to decide what costume to do next when I got an email from blinkbox. I’m a huge fan of the Iron Man films and couldn’t resist the challenge. After some careful planning I was ready and asked a friend to film the whole process right here in Bolivia.”
"Soon the hunt will begin."
We’re no strangers to great cosplay here at the Geyser of Awesome and this incredible Female Predator has got to be one of the best we’ve seen yet. It’s all the work of Finnish cosplayer Noora Nevalainen, who, with the exception of the leggings, made this entire jaw-droppingly awesome costume by hand:
"I made the mask from upholstery foam, liquid latex and acrylic paints. Most of the leather parts are made by my dear dad, all leather is real second hand leather. Animal skull is a fox skull I found from a forest, and collar bones are ordinary chicken bones."
Noora won first place for her fearsome costume at Ropecon XX, Finland’s massive annual role-playing convention.
Photos by Marko Saari.
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Today we dropped in on the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds and learned about one of the world’s lesser-known superheroes. More about simply helping people out than fighting crime, this Japanese superhero has undertaken a very specific and localized duty.
Meet Tadahiro Kanemasu, seen here carrying a woman’s shopping cart for her while they walk down the stairs towards a Tokyo subway station. In his shiny green and silver Power Rangers suit and mask, Tadahiro positions himself at the stairs of this subway station waiting for travelers in need of help carrying packages, carts, and strollers up or down the stairs.
The slender 27-year-old has spent three months being a good Samaritan at the station on Tokyo’s western side. Like many in the city, it has neither elevators nor escalators and a long flight of dimly lit stairs.
"Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out," said Tadahiro Kanemasu.
Since Kanemasu can set aside only a couple of hours each day for his good deeds, he hopes to recruit others in different colored suits. Already he has inquiries about pink and red.
Kanemasu admitted he got off to a bit of a rocky start. “When I first began, people basically said ‘Get away from me, you weirdo’,” he said. “Now they still think I’m weird but in a good way.”
Photo by Yuya Shino.