31 posts tagged disguise
31 posts tagged disguise
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.
At Archie McPhee headquarters we’re currently having the floors redone with cork. It’s a pretty exciting development for the people who walk on those floors all the time, but the new flooring isn’t actually the most awesome part of this project.
What’s really awesome is that members of the Floor Coverings International crew working on this job have been spotted wearing Horse Head Masks and Magical Unicorn Masks. They’re a skilled and safety-conscious bunch of guys, so we aren’t going to claim that they’ve been wearing the masks the whole time, but they also clearly know how to win our hearts and make themselves stand out from the competition.
As people with an abiding interest in awesome animal masks, we were fascinated to learn about a man who has been wearing a latex deer mask every single day for the last 5 years.
Luo Dan is a 32-year-old painter and designer from Chonqing, China. He’s been wearing his deer mask since 2009 because he says it helps him find inner peace and “release the deer within.” Luo Dan wears the mask while working and in his spare time.
“The deer is a tame animal,” he explained. “Wearing its mask, I could find a long-missing inner peace. When I wear the mask, I feel I am a deer from within.” The fake animal head has also influenced his art, taking a center role in most of his works. Dan doesn’t know exactly how long he’ll keep wearing the deer head, but considering the therapeutic powers he attributes to the mask it’s unlikely he will be taking it off anytime soon.
[via Oddity Central]
Russian DeviantARTist tauart uses makeup, body paint, and bottomless wells of creativity to transform beautiful women into awesome alien creatures.
"The otherworldly makeup and body paint applied by the crafty artist transforms everything from hair and skin color to skin shape and texture. These unrecognizable femme fatales are no longer from this earth, but vixen visitors mesmerizing the population with their intriguingly colorful veneer."
Visit tauart’s DeviantART gallery to view more of his amazing work.
We may tend to think of Stormtroopers simply as anonymous henchmen of Galactic Empire, but that’s probably because we rarely get to see them with their guard down. Sometimes Stormtroopers grow bone-weary and it’s a lucky thing when little Pikachu are there to offer support.
This heartwarming and delightfully geeky candid family photo was taken by Coolmikeol during FanimeCon 2011 in San Jose, CA. Fanime is one of North America’s largest anime conventions and has been running since 1994. You can revisit this photo any time you like over at the Department of Awesome Parenting.
Redditor jaycrew shared this awesome group portrait of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cosplay on a budget. We can’t help but notice that their vital turtle shells are missing, but it also appears that they’re wearing googly eyes, which pleases us to no end.
(Google’s reverse image search tells us that this photo is actually the work of London-based artist James Unsworth, but please be forewarned, his website is decidedly NSFW.)
Photos by Sacha Goldberger.