Cosplay Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Oct 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Oct 2014

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!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Oct 2014

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!

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 29 Sep 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Sep 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Sep 2014

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!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Aug 2014

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Aug 2014

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?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Aug 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Jul 2014

Folks often ask me why I cosplay, and honestly, I have no idea myself. It’s just something that I genuinely enjoy doing. That, and it gives me an excuse to venture outside in my regular clothing at least a couple of times a year. If there’s one cosplay convention that I’d love to hit though, it has to be the San Diego Comic Con. Check it out!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Jul 2014

REBEL SCUM! Sith lords may have all that dark side power, but even the rule of two isn’t enough to enforce the iron grip of the Empire. What the Sith needed, was an army that could spread their law across the galaxy, taking names and kicking ass across the cosmos. But sometimes, being bad can be good. Just ask the 501st Legion, an international army of Star Wars fans and cosplayers who now have an outpost right here in South Africa.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 25 Jul 2014

It’s just another typical day in Australia. Somebody is on the train, on their daily commute to work. Suddenly, just in the corner of their eye, they spot a man in red and black, and he has a large black bag and samurai swords. PANIC! CALL THE POLICE! Reuben Rose had the fuzz pull him off the train because he appeared to be dangerous. What they found instead, was just a guy cosplaying Deadpool.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 25 Jul 2014

It’s just another typical day in Australia. Somebody is on the train, on their daily commute to work. Suddenly, just in the corner of their eye, they spot a man in red and black, and he has a large black bag and samurai swords. PANIC! CALL THE POLICE! Reuben Rose had the fuzz pull him off the train because he appeared to be dangerous. What they found instead, was just a guy cosplaying Deadpool.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jun 2014

So you own all the Halo games. You’re a king when it comes to online action. Your tea-bagging skills are the stuff of legend. But do you live your Master Chief life outside of your console? Are you stylin’ and profilin’ enough to jump on a motorcycle, pretend it’s a Banshee and take a spin while wearing the iconic green and gold of your hero?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Jun 2014

Hey, it’s not just the US of A (and us!) who have cool cosplay events you know. Over in London, the annual Comic Con 2014 Expo hit the streets, gathering a ton of talent from that side of the pond. And as usual, Sneaky Zebra were there to capture all of it.