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With the biggest comic conventions of the season still ahead, cosplayers across the globe are working on the looks they’ll debut for thousands of fellow fans. And if any cosplayers are stuck when it comes to a exactly which hero they should become, the folks at Simplicity might just have you covered. The noted pattern makers have made it a little easier for cosplay creators to construct their own impressive, superhero-inspired ensemble.
On a scale of 1 to 10, we’ll rate this Big Hero 6/Star Wars cosplay a 10, naturally. How could you not?
The work of Benito Garcia of Wetworks SFX, the Baymax/Stormtrooper mashup is so perfect — and perfectly adorable — that you have to wonder why someone didn’t attempt it before — you know, beyond just cute illustrations.
If you hear someone bellow “I’m the Juggernaut, bitch!” this weekend at MegaCon, odds are that it’s Bryan Doell — and you’ll probably want to get out of his way.
After talking about it for two years, the South Florida costume and prop maker finally decided in April to bring the X-Men’s longtime nemesis, and occasional ally, to life — all 7 feet 2 inches of him.
Moving past that unfortunate incident on Starkiller Base, the First Order aims to be operating at full force in time for Star Wars: Episode VIII, with a little help.
Costume company Anovos is accepting preorders for officially licensed First Order Stormtrooper armor in two versions: completed ($6,915), meaning you’ll be ready immediately to ship out to Jakku, or the kit ($2,225), which you’ll have to assemble yourself. Yes, it’s pricey — many times more than the classic Imperial Stormtrooper armor — but what’s money compared to the approval of Captain Phasma?
Harley Quinn has been a cosplay staple for years, between her growing popularity and the upcoming release of the Suicide Squad movie, we’re virtually guaranteed to reach peak puddin’ this summer at conventions. That doesn’t mean you should dump that red-and-black costume you’ve worked so long on — you just need to stand out in the crowd. Say, with your own comically oversized prop hammer.
If you’ve been busy sketching your idea for the perfect Ant-Man costume, just throw away whatever you have, because it’s going to be difficult to beat this one. I know cosplay isn’t a competition (except when it is, of course), but this kid’s Ant-Man and Antony costume clearly wins … everything.
Armored Bat-Baby’s parents taught him a lesson, that the world only makes sense if you force it to. In retrospect, however, they may have been talking about the Shape O Ball.
Who are Armored Bat-Baby’s parents? It’s difficult to know for sure; rumor has it their last name is Wayne. Whoever they are, they should be honored, and not with graveside oath, or a bouquet left once a year in Crime Alley. Y’know, celebrated, because they’re clearly awesome.
Emma Rubini takes us back to the 1980s with this impressive Tank Girl cosplay, inspired by Jamie Hewlett’s original black-and-white comics. “They told me I could be anything,” she wrote on Facebook. “So I became a comic book.”
There’s little arguing with that, as Rubini not only mimics the white page but also the black ink lines, best showcased on the shorts, tank top and hair.
Legal | Crime comics, including most superhero titles, are illegal in Canada, thanks to a seldom-enforced 1940s-era law that’s still on the books. The law, which was enacted during one of the early waves of anti-comics hysteria, bans the publishing, sale or possession with intent to sell of any comic that depicts a crime. Elton Hobson tells the whole tale, which starts with a murder and ends with a shrug from a retailer who’s confident she won’t be clapped in irons for selling Spider-Man comics. [Global News]
Before you set out in your official Legend of Zelda cosplay hoodie to rescue that Princess (or Prince), you may want to make sure you have the right weapons and accessories for the quest. Because, y’know, it’s dangerous to go alone.
Fandom | When comics fan and cosplayer Erin Roberts learned she was dying from a brain tumor, at age 25, she asked that her life be celebrated with a cosplay funeral. Friends and family raised more than £3,500 to pay the expenses, including a horse and cart to bring her coffin to the church. More than 200 cosplayers attended the funeral. Her friends are also organizing a charity event to benefit the hospice where Roberts spent the last few weeks of her life. [Liverpool Echo]
Attending a comic convention dressed as a Redshirt from Star Trek is, y’know, fine but not exactly inspired. But attending a convention dressed as a Redshirt, and then posing with other cosplayers as they “kill” you over and over again? Genius!
That’s what Timothey Adam did last weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, recruiting cosplayers dressed as characters ranging from Batman and Harley Quinn to Chewbacca and the War Boys to put that Star Trek trope to the test.
There are a lot of terrific Star Wars cosplayers, but few have fully embraced their characters as Victor and Julianne.
Calling themselves “The Real Finn and Rey,” the Utah couple makes the perfect, well, Finn and Rey from The Force Awakens, going so far as to bring Baby-8 — the only thing more adorable than the actual BB-8.
We’ve seen Dragon Ball fans take to the convention floor and even the streets of Taipei on their own versions of the Flying Nimbus, and now one Goku-clad skateboarder recently turned heads in Santa Barbara, California, atop a rolling yellow cloud.
To commemorate the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con, Mythbusters alum Adam Savage decided he’d go incognito as Hellboy, in a nod to his first appearance at Comic-Con International. But while he dressed as the movie Hellboy in 2008, this time he paid tribute to Mike Mignola’s original version.
Of course, Savage has a few advantages over the average cosplayer: In addition to his background as a model maker, he owns several pieces from Guillermo del Toro’s films, including the Samaritan, a duster jacket and one of Hellboy’s tail.