Anyone who’s ever been to a con of any kind, big or small, has encountered cosplayers. From instantly recognizable amazing feats of tailored genius to amateurs donning a costume piece or two, cosplaying is a staple, perhaps the staple, of modern nerd culture.
Underneath it all, however, are regular people who live in regular homes and have regular jobs. Generally. It’s all very vague.
Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler has combined these two things – cosplayers and regular home life – into a project titled “Just the two of us”. The series depicts die-hard cosplayers at home doing ordinary things like sitting. And ironing. And reading the paper.
Take a look at Pichler’s series on his website and get a peek of a staged, surreal world in which mundane and madness collide.
The BEST holiday ever is coming up next week and there are soooo many costume ideas flying around out there. Some people out there throw something together the night of to go out and party. Some people spend weeks, maybe even months putting together costumes to blow all other costumes out of the water. I think I’m somewhere in the middle.
I mean, if you’re a hardcore cosplayer, this is your night to SHINE, people! And one dad took that literally.
The following is video proof that this dad and his little baby just won this year’s Halloween. Sorry everyone, but we can still go for runners-up!
What are YOU being for Halloween? Leave a comment and let me know!
Once in a generation a hero is found. A hero who represents all that is good and wonderful in the world. Ladies and gentlemen, I have found our hero… and he goes by the name of Beard Finn.
Like many heroes, little is known about this mysterious figure. He’s got a Tumblr account. There’s a Facebook account that may or may not actually be his (I’m guessing not). The mystery deepens.
What we do know is that he took a beloved character and expanded his universe into an awesome bearded and tattooed future. He’s portrayed adult Finn at Otakon 2011 and 2012, and in much the same way that Batman inspired John Blake, Beard Finn has inspired work by my new favourite artist Daryl Toh Liem Zhan. Check out Zhan’s Tumblr for more of his amazing work.
art via Daryl Toh Liem Zhan
But the question remains: who is this mysterious man and why must he stay so silent? I ask, nay, beseech you, oh awesomely-bearded-one: tell us more about yourself. Who are you? Where are you from? How do you get your beard to be so freakin’ awesome? I’m turning on the Bat-Signal and summoning you.
Or, since it’s Adventure Time, I’m throwing a giant bag of butter at you to begin a prank war. And it’s going to be a heck of a prank war because I am super mad at you… for some reason. Tell him, Jake!
Love, love, LOVE this Tumblr that’s gaining steam, which makes me smile and go “Aw, coooool!” all at once.
See, it’s called “Little Girls R Better At Designing Heroes Than You.” They take pictures of made-up superhero costumes designed by bad-ass little ladies and draw them up real nice. Check it out.
I’m not gonna lie, I’d like to see some of these heroes in a story very soon, you hear me, DC? See more HERE.
I just came across a great gallery on Buzzfeed featuring some of this year’s best couple-cosplay costumes at San Diego Comic Con! Everything from X-men to Doctor Who to steampunk – am I surprised really? No.
Still, it’s fun to see what people can come up with. Check out this badass Chell and GlaDOS costume from Portal 2:
AMIRITE? Here’s the full gallery to check out and pine for the Comic Con far, far away. From me. Maybe you live near San Diego, in which case I’m uber jealous.
When I was a kid, I yearly tortured my poor mother by requesting the weirdest and most difficult Hallowe’en costumes ever (sorry Mom).
Well, despite all my Mom’s hours of work with sewing machines and glue guns (again, sorry Mom), I don’t think I ever had a costume as perfect and adorable as this E.T. and Elliot costume posted by Reddit user Emperor_Mao:
Guys, I’m dying. DYING! How great is this? Oh, and just for a bonus, check the reverse image from The-Actual-Fuck:
Is it still cute, or incredibly creepy? I can’t decide. Buuuuut, I think I may have my Hallowe’en costume for next year. I wonder if my Mom would help me?
Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of my throwing away every phone in the house.
Sometimes it’s cold, or life is too boring or you have to do something to distract from the fact that your face is all jacked up from adventuring. Well, I’ve got the solution for you: Adventure Time costumes!
Several years ago, Frederator Studios, who produce Adventure Time, posted this pattern to make your own Finn the Human hat. Here’s the direct link for the pattern for your DIY’ers that choose to forego instructions like the crazy rebels you are. Keep reading >