Stealth Cosplay Week just took place and we’ve got the pics to share! What is it exactly? It’s basically geeking out over your favourite fandom character and sharing pics of you dressed like them (I’d be dressing as Storm). While some simply wore a tee in honor of their favourite characters, some fans went all […]
Pacific Rim, if you don’t know by now, is the greatest robot movie ever blessed upon mankind. The plot is fairly simple: It’s about robots fighting monsters. I told you it was simple. In the movie, and there’s this one really cool Chinese mech called Crimson Typhoon. Brooklyn Robot Works in, uhhm, Brooklyn, has come […]
Cosplayers are common sight at comic book conventions. They are the people who love to dress up as their favourite characters from an anime or manga series, comic book, tv show, movie, or videogame. But have you ever wondered what lives they lead at home, outside the colourful world of comic book conventions?
My day has been made by the sight of pets getting their cosplay act on. Especially the dog that could be an Ewok and the cat that could be Princess Leia. Or Batman. They make it look so easy.
For their Soul-Stealer project, Chinese artists Zeng Han and Yang Changhong delved into the two worlds of role-playing, both traditional (landplay in Guizhou and Mulian opera) and contemporary (cosplayers dressing up as anime, manga and World of Warcraft characters), then shot portraits of the players in them.
Really, take your pick from all the fictitious characters in the world — there are way too many choices for a bit of cosplay fun. Why anyone would want to cosplay Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street as two grumpy, wrinkly grandpops, though, we can’t imagine. Yet that’s exactly what two guys had in mind, […]
DeviantArt user Malro-Doll truly brought Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride fantasy animation film to life with the help of her friend Victor. The two are avid cosplayers who successfully pulled-off a photoshoot emulating Burton’s distinctive visual aesthetic.
Cosplay, an activity for lovers of comics and science fiction, was born in Japan in the 70s. The word derives from the combination of two British words: costume and play. So the translation would be ‘costume to play’. It consists of wearing the costume of some fiction character and dramatizing and acting like that character. The design and preparation of the costume also counts, as does the body shaping in order to make the costume fit and make it as ‘real’ as possible. Cosplayers take part in mass conventions around the world in order to decide the best of them. The most important of them is the World Cosplay Summit, which takes place in Japan every year.
Middle Earth, the greatest sausage fest in the literary world with just 19% of its named characters being female, just got less sausage-y with this gender-swapped series. Russian photographer, Alexander Turchanin, re-imagines the characters from ‘The Hobbit’ by photographing women cosplayers dressed as male characters.
By Dilsey in New Art on Sunday 5 January 2014
We’ve seen anime in all shapes and forms – from cosplayers to the extreme individuals who undergo plastic surgery to resemble their favourite heroes. But Hittomii, a Japanese-artist, draws anime on toast. Cocoa powder, green tea powder and turmeric powder are just some of the ingredients used to create these awesome masterpieces.
San Diego may still hold the mantle for the biggest Comic Con in the US, but with attendance breaking 100k yet again at Manhattan’s Javits Center last weekend, New York is catching up faster than a speeding bullet. The four-day New York Comic Con ran from October 9-12, featuring premieres, panels, celebrity appearances, surprises, and, of course, lots and lots of people in (often quite elaborate) costumes.
It’s not unusual to see cartoon plush toys disguised as other characters, usually in some weird cosplay-like outfit. Hello Kitty, we’ve found, seems especially susceptible. Is it cute, borderline psychotic (‘OMG! They killed xxx’), or just confusing? You decide.
Haha, blogger and TV host La Carmina just compiled a visual list that illustrates Japan’s obsession with cats. Yes, Hello Kitty was just the visible tip of the iceberg. From cat cupcakes to cat jewellery to cat cosplay, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Why didn’t we think of this earlier? Here’s an unnamed cosplayer at this year’s FanimeCon in San Jose as a mashup of a Heath Ledger-styled Joker and Ronald McDonald, photographed by Seattle-based photographer David Ngo. And the only common ground we thought the Joker and old Ronald had were for being clowns. Not sure what […]