I’ve been abandoned…abandoned I tell you! Zoe and Darryn have been struck down by the almighty Eskom (who literally took away their power), Geoff has run off to live his life (pffft), Gavin is MIA (probably off drinking beer), and Sandy is on a flight back to Jhb (from Hipsterland). Looks like I’m alone on this lonely ship today, I hope I can keep it afloat!
I’ve done videos on them in the past, but here’s the low-down in case you were’'n’t around: Every year, Dragon Con kicks off, and is pretty much the premiere cosplay event to attend. All of the costumes, none of the long lines for a Twilight panel. Dragon Con is one of the purer cosplay events out there, where dressing up isn’t just required, it’s downright mandatory. And every year, BeatdownBoogie is there to make a really long video about it. Enjoy!
One animated show that went out with a bang has to be Futurama. Several seasons, cancellations and straight to DVD movies resulted in a legacy of side-splitting comedy, science and Bender telling folks to bite his shiny metal ass. I’m going to miss that show. Still, it’ll live on in our hearts and minds, thanks to reruns and of course cosplay. And it’s all good news everyone, with this particular piece of fandom cosplay.
Last year, I got a chance to hit the BlizzCon scene and snap lots of photos. And it was awesome. It may just be my favourite gaming convention that I’ve ever attended, a two day ride with a great atmosphere, games and even better people attending. I wasn’t there this year, but fortunately frequent commenter Brian Murphy was. And he snapped plenty of pictures for you guys.
I don’t know about you guys, but my year is pretty much winding down. When it comes to events, I usually look forward to Q4 game releases, my annual rAge cosplay and preparing for the year ahead. Of course, I’m an old ma with the alcohol tolerance level of a foetus, because when my year peaks it merely begins for other cosplayers. Such as those guys and gals who hit the streets for New York Comic Con.
I bow before the gods of cosplay. Some people, including our resident cosplay genius Darryn, are able to craft some truly magnificent costumes to accurately replicate their favorite gaming, comic book, anime or movie characters. But this isn't a new thing, as vintage cosplay pictures prove.
I’ve been doing the cosplay thing for a few years now. You’d know this because I rarely ever shut up about it. My philosophy however, has always been for quality over quantity, resulting in basically just one costume a year that I pour all my effort into for rAge. And this year, the cosplay that was on show was a cut above from previous years.
Right now, I’m struggling to fit a dubious amount of rubber into my luggage for the rAge trip tomorrow and the Saturday cosplay. I’m most likely going to die on that Saturday, so any of you have some bottled water and a straw, that would be most appreciated if you find me. Back on topic: Dragon Con went down a couple of weeks ago, bringing the best, brightest and weirdest cosplay out into the open. Check it out!
Right now, you can bet that all your local cosplayers are putting the finishing touches on their costumes. And those costumes are going to look great! Except don’t tell the cosplayer that, because they’ll be wracked with self-doubt about that one detail that they missed, and oh crap please don’t let anyone notice that the nose on my costume is out of proportion. Ahem, anyway, there was more cosplay on the weekend at the Russian convention known as Igromir. And it also looked superb Check it out!
Dragon Age Inquisition is almost upon us. While I'm getting ready by fobbing off as much work as possible on innocent younger members of staff, other people prepare themselves by dressing up as their favourite characters. This crew is truly incredible.
Let’s be honest here: The coolest hero of the year is undoubtedly Star Lord, who happens to be a cross between the swagger of Han Solo, the dance moves of Michael Jackson and the badass skills of Indiana Jones. As far as heroes go, his signature look also happens to be quite easy to replicate. Sort of. And with various events coming up that the cosplay community is dying to take part in, you can bet that everybody wants to be a Star Lord this year.
By Jove, I think the chap behind this cosplay video is on to something! As much as I love seeing cosplay shown off on the world wide interwebs, I have to admit that the formula for creating such videos is becoming a bit formulaic and stale. But a video that has random cosplayers at the Wrestlemania of all dress-up events singing along to a classic song? Genius!
I dig the cosplay scene. Most of you are well aware of this, as I happen to theme my hobby around a certain nocturnal avenger who punches crime and mental disorders with rubber fists of vengeance. It’s hard work making an outfit, and at the end of the day, you can be certain of one thing: Some other bugger is going to put all your hard work to shame. And honestly, I’d have no problem being overshadowed by this mechanised masterpiece.
Gamescom may not have been exciting for those of you back at home in terms of big reveals and surprises, but being there was an absolute blast! Picture the rAge expo and all the floor space it has. Now multiply that by say, ten to fifteen. It’s massive! What would a giant gaming expo be without a bit of cosplay?
It wouldn’t be a proper comic book convention without a Deadpool running around causing chaos, which is usually why you’ll find at least a dozen such annoying mercs with a mouth at any event that involves dressing up as comic book characters. Still, if there’s one great Deadpool out there, it has to be D Piddy, who crashed SDCC again this year.