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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.