I have seen a very cute dog in Facebook , which cosplayed penny wise .
So we can call it penny dog . LOL
Look at the pale face , the ruffled costume , and the red balloon .
Halloween is over , which character you have cosplayed ? And what costumes do you think are trending this Halloween ?
1 , Pennywise , the clown form IT .
2, Anakin Skywalker from Star wars .
3, Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter .
4, Melisandre , the red woman from Game of thrones .
5, Jon snow from Game of thrones .
6, Harley Quinn boots .
The data probably is quiet different from the outcome that conclude by the media . But you also can take a reference . The new adaptation of Stephen King’s It has been a blockbuster success, so it’s not surprising that Lyst is also seeing a rise in searches for shirts with exaggerated, ruffled shoulders, and clownish pom-pom sneakers. And Game of Thrones just finished its season 7 two couple of weeks ago . Others characters are classic for most people .
Australian police shot a man dressed as the Joker and a woman dressed as Harley Quinn late Saturday night after being called to the nightclub Inflation where a costumed sex party was taking place.
While the Harley Quinn cosplayer merely sustained a non-lethal flesh wound in her leg, her partner was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he was initially in critical condition before eventually being stabilized. According to the police, they opened fire on the couple because the man dressed as the Joker allegedly brandished a gun at them. But security for the event said they verified the gun was not real, and witnesses who were attending the “Saints & Sinner Ball” claim the man was not holding it at the time of the shooting.
“Venue staff have stated that the male victim was not holding anything in his hand,” club owner Martha Tsamis said in a Facebook post. “Rather he was in a compromising position with his female partner, which is a normal activity with the nature of this event.”
Lisa Hardeman, the superintendent of Victoria police department’s northwest metro region, stated that the some 40 “Critical Incident Response Team” police officers showed up on the scene after receiving multiple phone calls from other partygoers who’d seen the Joker’s gun and mistaken it for the real thing. However, Tsamis said no guests contacted security with concerns about the weapon.
Watch the dead rise here.
It takes the real Leaf ten hours to get into her makeup so this is pretty damn impressive.
Watch her become a Queen here.
Watch her groom here.
Watch the ritual here.
Photographer Andrew Boyle has been going to the New York Comic Con for years, and has decided to do something with the hundreds of images he’s taken of cosplayers over that time: put them in a very fancy coffee table book.
It’s called Heroes & Villains, and while there are some snippets of text here and there (including interviews and an introduction by, um, me), the bulk of the book is taken up with Boyle’s beautiful portraits.
This isn’t a book full of hastily-snapped shots taken amongst crowds, the kind of stuff you can normally find for free on sites like…this one. It’s a book full of intimate portraits, where the cosplayer is given a chance to shine on the page.
Heroes & Villains is out on September 1 in Australia, September 5 in the UK and September 12 in the US.
Most Impressive Fans is a feature highlighting the amazing creativity of Star Wars devotees, from cosplay to props. If there’s a fearless and inventive fan out there, we’ll highlight them here.
While some collectors labor over whether or not to remove an action figure from its pristine packaging, the approach of Johnny Wu — a.k.a. @sgtbananas on Instagram — is decidedly more Tarkin-esque.
His collection hierarchy is broken down by which figures he doesn’t mind melting as he sets off small explosives and fireworks nearby. This is part of the rigorous practical effects that have accidentally customized some figures by fire or resulted in other lost limbs as the toy photographer manically snapped away with his digital camera. The battle scars are all for the love of art, as Wu captures hyper-realistic Star Wars scenes for his Instagram followers or promotional images for the likes of Hasbro and Sideshow.
“The realness, the rawness of that actual explosion. It would be very, very hard to recreate that in Photoshop,” Wu says.
With ingenious hacks — like subbing in flour for freshly fallen snow — and utilizing the natural elements near his northern California home, like a young Jyn Erso sending Stormy on adventures through Lah’mu, Wu crafts creative storylines, battle sequences, and epic quests for his menagerie of plastic soldiers.
He recognizes not every collector would be comfortable with his approach. “A lot of toy collectors…once they read that that’s not Photoshop and that those figures are actually getting water on them? And flour? And now they’re going to hear about the fireworks? They’re going to cringe…’oh no, I could never do that with my figure!’”
But in the style of the model makers who first brought Star Wars to the screen, Wu prefers practical effects over CGI with minimal touch-ups to add the glow of a lightsaber to his images or omit a wire that needed to be in place to keep a figure in mid-air during the hours-long photo shoot. “Everything else that you see in the photo is actually happening through the camera,” he says.
That tangibility adds to the feeling that the toys are real people in real situations. “Even as nerdy and dorky as it might sound to some people…I wish I could go to Tatooine,” Wu says. “I wish I could go to Mos Eisley. I wish those worlds were real. I want to go to space and I want to hang out with these people.”
Call to action
Wu, 31, has had a lifelong love of action figures, although he admits there was a point in his young adult years that he thought he’d outgrown the children’s toys. “Growing up, I’ve always been fascinated by toys, action figures. And that never stopped.”
Just three years ago, after rediscovering collecting characters from his favorite films and TV shows, Wu had an idea. He set up a cardboard box as a mini-studio space, then propped a few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures inside — haphazardly taping a Mondo Gecko figure into place doing a skateboarding move while other characters cheered — and took a few shots with his iPhone. “It was so bad…” he says now.
It wasn’t long before Wu’s girlfriend, Crystal Nuccio, handed him a higher-powered Canon camera and taught him how to use it, spurring his new hobby. “It’s like a loophole to playing with toys even though you’re an adult,” he says. “I’d go everyday. It’s all I think about. It was like the two things clicked like a perfect storm.”
Although he has a collection including vintage figures from the Power of the Force era, Wu primarily shoots the multi-jointed six-inch-tall figures from the newer Black Series line or the incredibly detailed sixth scale versions from Hot Toys. The former are best for battle sequences, their poseable limbs giving them flexibility akin to a real soldier in combat, although he prefers the latter, immaculately painted with precision down to the tiniest freckle, for quieter moments and the end of a zoom lens.
“I’ll do a lot of closeups of their faces,” Wu says. “One thing is those are easy to make look like they’re really people. I had one photo with a Hot Toys shoretrooper on a beach and I’m not tooting my own horn but it looks real. The weathering on the suit…it does look like a real person.” (See above — it’s hard to argue.)
Their craftsmanship and $200+ price tag doesn’t always keep them out of the line of fire. “I’ve used fireworks with some of them,” Wu says. “When I do I try to be very careful.”
Like a legion of disposable clones, Wu typically leaves the dirtier work to his Black Series figures and, as many a Star Wars hero has learned the hard way, sometimes that means losing a hand. “I’m more lenient with what I’ll put them through,” he says. “I have like a drawer full of troopers from the Black Series.”
Don’t panic and at all times carry a suitcase full of action figures
Any photographer will tell you, getting the perfect shot isn’t always as effortless as the final piece suggests. “People just don’t know how long this stuff takes,” Wu says. “Sometimes it literally took a minute and it comes out cool, but other times I really have a hard time. I’ll take as many photos as it takes to get the shot.”
Just to get the right angle and lighting on a close-up of a stormtrooper carrying Jyn’s Stormy doll required 100 different takes, he says.
About 95 percent of his shoots are outdoors, leaving his craft and his collection to the mercy of the elements, which he recognizes makes some collectors wince. “And I don’t blame you in that,” Wu says. “Hot Toys are works of art. That’s their grail. The highlight of their collection. Why would they ever take it outside and spray water on it?”
On a trip to Hawaii, a Black Series sandtrooper lost an arm when the plastic snapped in the sweltering heat. “I had two other sandtroopers with me so that was okay. I brought far more toys than was necessary.”
But the mistake also allowed Wu some creative license, spawning the #SadTrooper series with several decidedly non-canonical shots of the soldier trudging around head down, carrying his own appendage. “Since I’m doing a battle scene, I’ll just make it so his arm broke off,” Wu figured.
Another series with Chewbacca showing off his karate moves? Also not sanctioned by the Lucasfilm Story Group.
Wu’s quest for the perfect backdrop has also complicated his travels. “When I’m going somewhere far, like a vacation or something…I try to bring as much as I can because I never know if I’ll see an environment that’s perfect for whatever character I want to be able to capitalize. I bring so many toys.”
Trial and error
Closer to home, the introverted Wu tries to time his shoots for days when the beaches are less crowded, since a man painstakingly posing action figures in the sand is bound to attract some attention. “Usually they’ll walk up, put their head down, squint a little bit like they’re trying to figure out what exactly I’m doing. They look…they look and they look and then they just keep going.”
Occasionally a fellow fan will stop to chat. “It’s cool but I’m pretty shy in real life,” he says.
And like a Jedi Master, Wu won’t disclose all of his techniques or camera settings even to other aspiring toy photographers. “You’ll appreciate it way more when you have to sit there and figure it out. If I give you the answers to the test, you don’t learn anything. What’s that saying? It’s about the journey, not the destination.”
So much of Wu’s success has come from trial and error, he stresses.
He travels with a spray bottle to make it rain, and has learned to use a dusting of flour to make it appear like his figures are trekking through snowy Hoth.
“I usually take different perspectives. I’ll move around the figure like 360…the light comes from a different direction and it hits the figure.” His initial concept isn’t always what turns out best in execution. “Sometimes I end up finding that a different angle is way more interesting.”
Wu used to conscript a team of friends to help with the shoots, but with the assistance of a wireless remote shutter and a tripod, he can take the picture while also alighting the special effects. It’s better than trying to explain his vision to a friend, he says. “Okay, can you kick sand over here or can you sprinkle some flour…or can you light this firework? When it’s my idea, I know exactly what I want. When I have full control over the photo, that’s the best for me.”
And Wu is constantly challenging himself to top his best work.
“I’m very competitive with myself. I’m always searching my next favorite photo. So if I take a photo today and I like it, if you were to ask me a week later if I like that photo, I’d probably say no. I feel like a lot of artists can relate to that. They’re their worst critic.”
We cannot wait to see what director Adam Wingard (You’re Next) does with his adaptation of the manga series Death Note. But while we wait, let’s check out a truly awesome bit of cosplay!
The central character of Death Note is of course Ryuk, and cosplayer Grellish so impressively turned himself into the Shinigami that we just had to share. Photographed by Keyaroscuro, the full body costume makes a pretty good case for the character being practically brought to the screen, though we assume he’ll be entirely computer-generated in Wingard’s film.
Willem Dafoe is voicing the character in the live-action adaptation.
But enough yapping. Check out the badass cosplay below!
In Death Note…
A student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone begins a crusade against evil in order to rule the world as a benevolent human god. Then a deadly game of cat and mouse begins when a reclusive detective begins to track down the young man, attempting to end his reign of terror once and for all.
2016 has been a great year for anime so far. But, with “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” we now have an anime that we had no idea we needed in our lives to this level. It’s addictive and full of thrills. And, if we go by first half of the episodes that have been aired so far, it definitely looks like the best anime of 2016 till now. From zombie action to solid characters, to the steampunk appeal of it all, Kabaneri universe packs in all the punch, plus gore and drama into one hell of a plot. It’s all you can ask for in terms of high-octane action. But, what is it that makes “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” so great? Hmm, let’s see…. Continue reading “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress- The best anime of 2016 Spring Animes?”
Attack of the Titans is tentatively coming back with its second season this year. But, little did we expect it to face tough competition from another anime that is being brought by its very makers! Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is the unexpectedly popular anime this season and it’s ready to take on its predecessor. However, even with all the goodness that Kabaneri brings to the table there are similarities between the two series that goes beyond just having the same team working behind the scenes. The two worlds are eerily similar if you give it a closer look. So does Kabaneri gain all its strengths from mimicking all the things done right in the Attack of the Titans? Well, yes AND no!