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When the call went out over the weekend, scores of men, women, Elves, Orcs and, um, other things responded, descended upon Fort Radikov, with nothing less than the future of Middle-earth at stake.
Or at least it could’ve been easily mistaken for Middle-earth. It was actually a village in the Czech Republic, where dedicated LARPers gathered for “The Battle of the Fort,” an event set within the sweeping fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con brought together 1,784 fans on Friday to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of comic book characters. The previous record of 1,530 was set in April 2011 at the opening of World Joyland theme park in China.
It’s not an easy task, as other convention have discovered in recent years: Guinness has rigid requirements, including a list of approved characters and a prohibition against certain costume variations (such as Steampunk Batman).
Forget the enormous, impractical keyblades and costly CGI, the biggest hurdle to a live-action adaptation of Kingdom Hearts is undoubtedly the shoes, as these cosplay photos illustrate. And possibly those pants.
A single dad in Tennessee has earned a Piston Cup for parenting: Brett Winek transformed his red mustang into a replica of Lightning McQueen, the famous race car from Pixar’s Cars films, simply to bring joy to his son.
Winek said his son is a huge fan of the films.
“Just to give you an example, he watched Cars 2 yesterday — three times,” Winek told Yahoo Parenting about his son. “McQueen is his favorite character, and he loves Mater, too. He has both of the characters in toy cars and mimics their sayings all the time while playing.”
Ramone Tennessee Tint for help with the job, which involved adding decals to the car and cost around $1,200.
“We just thought it would be a fun project, when lots of times you’re lettering plumbing trucks,” said Tennessee Tint owner Scott Huntley. Hmmm, maybe one of those trucks would make a good Mater …
Distractotron has released video from DragonCon of the decidedly epic cosplay celebrating the 30th anniversary of Crisis on Infinite Earths. And who else should be at its center — besides the Anti-Monitor, of course — than artist George Perez, acting appropriately melodramatic.
The video spotlights a selection of era- and series-appropriate cosplay, including Superman of Earths One and Two, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batman, Nightwing, Blue Beetle, Amethyst, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Captain Marvel, Vixen, The Flash, Gypsy, Dr. Light, Donna Troy and Starfire.
When it comes to Mad Max: Fury Road cosplay, Ben Carpenter‘s has undoubtedly earned a placed in Valhalla.
The 20-year-old engineering student transformed his standing wheelchair into a war rig, and himself into Max Rockatansky, in a nod to a scene from George Miller’s action epic.
Even if you didn’t order your Goku costume and instead spent days — weeks, even! — creating it from scratch, you’re still going to have a tough time topping this one from DragonCon. I mean, how often do you see a Dragon Ball cosplayer with his own Flying Nimbus?
North American anime distributor Funimation Entertainment captured video of the cosplayer, who not only transformed a Hands Free Mini Segway into a magical yellow cloud, but also comes equipped with light-up hands.
If your plans for dressing as your favorite Dragon Ball Z character for Halloween began and ended with an orange T-shirt and an excessive amount of hair gel, you may just be the target audience for these new masks and costumes from Japanese retailer Gee! Store.
Officially licensed, and incredibly faithful to the blockbuster anime franchise, these latex masks of Goku, Piccolo and Frieza make dress-up easy. To complete the look, Gee! is also selling matching costumes. Hey, who said dressing up had to be difficult?
The life of a superhero isn’t all action, as photographer Dai Sugano shows in these images that depict Spider-Man and Silk in their down time, doing utterly ordinary things. (Although how the wall-crawler gets the cereal through his mask is likely pretty extraordinary.)
Sugano, who works for the San Jose Mercury News, photographed cosplayers Saul Cervantes and Jare Longacre (boyfriend and girlfriend) ahead of this weekend’s San Jose Wizard World Comic Con.
Eric Levine originally planned to transform his nephew’s wheelchair into an AT-AT Walker from Star Wars for TerrifiCon. However, when 11-year-old Ellijah Davila decided he’d rather go as the Incredible Hulk, his uncle leaped into action. Butt-kicking action.
An optician from Keene, New Hampshire, Levine doesn’t have a background in costume design, but he told the Keene Sentinel he wanted Elijah’s outfit to be “the Hulk with butt-kicking action.” After researching materials that he could turn into legs to attach to the wheelchair, Levine settled on foam and PVC pipe, and went to work.
It stands to reason that at some point in humanity’s epic life-or-death struggle against the enormous, flesh-eating Titans, dogs are going to have to enter the fray. Cats don’t give a single damn what happens to us, but dogs? They care, and will fight to the death to protect their givers of treats.
That’s where these official Attack on Titan dog costumes come in, presumably. Whether they’re tagging along with you to the next anime convention or simply guarding the walls of your home, now your furry little best friends can dress like a Survey Corps member. They arrive this fall in Japan (about $61 for the Survey Corps uniform, and $31 for the cloak).
You may recall Lianne Moseley, the self-trained makeup artist who turns fans into faithful recreations of superheroes. However, she’s not the only one using cosmetics to make people look as if they stepped out of a comic book.
A hairstylist and freelance artist for MAC Cosmetics, Argenis Pinal uses makeup and body paint to similarly impressive effect, transforming ordinary (if well-sculpted) mortals into the likes of She-Hulk, Superman, Wonder Woman, Jean Grey, Carnage, Green Lantern, Wolverine and Cyborg Superman. Heck, even J. Jonah Jameson — now a blond! — spends some time beneath the brush.
While there’s certainly a lot of Iron Man cosplay out there, few are as imaginative and fun as this “Iron Merman” mashup, which debuted late last month at Tampa Bay Comic Con.
It’s the work of Aracknoid3, who incorporated his wheelchair into the costume with the addition of the wonderfully crafted fishtail, and included such details as the repeating trident insignia, light-up “gills” on the torso, the helmet (with its catfish-like whiskers), and of course the trident itself.
Although plenty of scorn has been heaped on the trailers and promotional images for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, most of us can agree the Dark Knight’s mech suit is kind of badass. (I said most of us!) It turns out you don’t need to be a billionaire to have one; you can make it yourself. Just don’t go picking a fight with any Kryptonians. Or anyone else, for that matter.
We’ve recently seen a lot of cosplay inspired Batman: Arkham Knight, but this is one of the few I’ve spotted based on Batman Beyond (albeit with a bit of video-game twist). And it’s pretty impressive.
The work of French cosplayer NightCold Creations, the costume is made even more amazing when you realize that it’s hand-crafted, not 3D-printed (he says a 3D printer is simply too expensive).