Costumed characters get a more human look in this cool photo series

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 July 2015

On any given day, Hollywood Boulevard is packed full of tourists wandering up and down the area taking selfies and photographs of anything that looks mildly interesting. Making sure that neighbourhood is as glitzy as ever are the costumed characters – the people who dress up as iconic movie and cartoon characters for people to take photos with.

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Unbelievably detailed and delicate traditional costumes made entirely of paper

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 27 November 2014

There are paper cuts (BIG OUCH) and there are paper cuts the likes of these unbelievable paper costumes we’ve never ever seen before. They are the painstaking work of Russia-based artist Asya Kozina, who is fascinated with the idea that ethnic wedding dresses are slowly but surely losing their cool with your typical bride lusting after a Vera Wang.

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This little girl’s Minnie Mouse LED stick figure suit puts all our Halloween costumes to shame

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 30 October 2014

When little Zoey went to Disneyland for a Halloween party, her daddy made her a glow-in-the-dark Minnie Mouse stick figure suit that must have blown all the competition out of the house. Of course, her daddy is Royce Hutain, whom we’ve previously featured here on the site for his LED stickman suits . For the sound-responsive […]

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Fabulous costumes donned by Japanese football fans

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 26 June 2014

Japanese football fans are getting a neat reputation these days for their unparalleled sporting spirit — they recently stayed behind after a World Cup match to clean up their litter, despite having just watched their team lose to Ivory Coast. As this photo roundup in The Huffington Post shows, Japanese fans also appear pretty winning […]

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Photos of halloween in the New York City subway

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 8 November 2013

Halloween was a week ago, so now you get to see all of the amazing costumes that showed up on the NYC subway. People were definitely getting creative this year, and thanks to The Gothamist, we can see some of the best costumes spotted in the subway. Whether people were heading to the bar, a […]

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Men dressed as bears and other beasty beings

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 15 August 2013

Fine art photographer Charles Fréger, who is based in Rouen, France, recently trudged through 19 countries in Europe with his lens, capturing rituals such as the Festival of Bears or Fete de l’Ours in the Pyrenees, which had men dress up as the beasts stirring from hibernation. It’s fascinating to see how people all over […]

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Cosplay pets

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 18 July 2013

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.

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Ronald McDonald as The Joker

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 4 June 2013

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 […]

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Meet the Furries: a photo series by Tom Broadbent

Maria Niarchos Reader Find

By Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Tuesday 12 February 2013

British photographer Tom Broadbent has spent the last few years travelling around the UK developing his latest work, At Home With the Furries, by sticking his beak into the everyday lives of a group of dess-up-lovers known as Furries. What are Furries, you say? Everyday people who dress up in elaborate furry animal costumes who […]

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Comic Con: dress up and come out to Denver

Tom Pounders Reader Find

By Tom Pounders in New Events on Thursday 31 January 2013

If you like a good freak show along with comics, you need to check out Comic Con Denver. This year will be the second time it will be held here and this time Stan Lee will be there, along with many other well-known cartoonists. But half the fun is the people watching: fans lose all […]

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Mind-bending Walking Illusion Halloween costumes

Stuart McBratney Contributor

By Stuart McBratney in New Trends on Thursday 25 October 2012

In an attempt to out-do their neighbours’ costumes on Halloween, folks are going to wonderfully absurd and inventive lengths. If you have a spare $2K, consider a ‘Walking Illusion’ from Stagecraft in the USA. The Donnie Darko bunny no longer cuts it.

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Theatrical hats by Topsy Turvy Designs

Sabrina Hornung Reader Find

By Sabrina Hornung in New Fashion on Thursday 29 March 2012

Topsy Turvy Design is the work of costumer and milliner, K. Brown-Dye. Her creations are hand-built millinery works of buckram and wire construction. The hats are all very theatrical and range from Edwardian styles to burlesque-friendly fascinators.

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