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January 6, 2013 7:52 AM   Subscribe


 
This dude is awesome.
posted by Artw at 8:06 AM on January 6, 2013 [6 favorites]


OMG OMG OMG
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:07 AM on January 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Who's scruffy looking?"
posted by ob1quixote at 8:10 AM on January 6, 2013 [15 favorites]




Oh man, Superman has arms for days, weeks, years....
posted by The Whelk at 8:26 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


ob1quixote: "Who's scruffy looking?"

Eponysterical
posted by Pfardentrott at 8:38 AM on January 6, 2013


This Equius is fantastic!
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 8:54 AM on January 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh my god look at this Meenah and Aranea!
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 8:55 AM on January 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


ob1quixote: ""Who's scruffy looking?""

This puts a whole new spin on Luther.
posted by arcticseal at 9:06 AM on January 6, 2013


These are sweet! I wish I could find the pic of the Middleman and Dub-Dub that I saw in a slideshow of SDCC pics from this past year. They looked AMAZING.
posted by Kitteh at 9:16 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anyone know where the animated gifs on the front page are from?
posted by maryr at 9:24 AM on January 6, 2013


Michiko e Hatchin, apparently.
posted by boo_radley at 9:57 AM on January 6, 2013


But I'm at the barber's, so can't check up beyond tumblr-sourcing, so be advised.
posted by boo_radley at 9:59 AM on January 6, 2013


The Han Solo dude looks weirdly like Idris Elba.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 10:52 AM on January 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


Looooove Han Solo and Superman, but I also really liked the costume change for Zatanna. (Even given that Zatanna has a cheesy costume. But she's a stage magician.)
posted by immlass at 11:10 AM on January 6, 2013


The most gorgeous cosplayer I ever saw was an African-American guy cosplaying Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist. Oh sweet Lord, that man was handsome. Those perfect Scar shoulders. I followed him speechless around half the con center before I worked up the nerve to ask for a (now lost, woe) picture.

Sadly, I've rarely seen good Scar cosplays otherwise. With Scar born in a fantasy-counterpart-Middle Eastern culture, your typical well-meaning-but-misguided white guy cosplayer ranges from "bad self-tanner" to "actual brownface/blackface." Guys, just…paint the face scar and tattoos and call it a day, or cosplay someone else, okay?

I have seen excellent multiracial cosplayers of Mugen from Samurai Champloo, and I officially encourage this in the name of badassery and hotness. Also, watching people swagger around wearing geta is hilarious/impressive.

Thank you for this post, I'm definitely following this Tumblr now!
posted by nicebookrack at 11:12 AM on January 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


That's because it is Idris Elba - it's a fairly good Photoshop job.

I love Cosplaying While Black, but it does tend to go a bit overboard on the girls in Lolita dresses. But then you get near perfect Eartha Kitt Catwoman poses and everything is right with the world.
posted by Katemonkey at 11:13 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Hatsune Miku in the banner is really nice, and I gasped with delight at a Rozen Maiden cosplayer. Very nicely done here.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:22 AM on January 6, 2013


This batgirl is my favorite, but this korra is pretty awesome, too.

There's a lot of Korra cosplayers of varying skin tones/races out there, actually, and it makes me so goddamn happy to see it. It grosses me out when people get hung up on skin tone as dictating who someone can or can't cosplay (almost always with nonwhites being told they'd be unrecognizable as white characters). I mean, don't pull out the blackface or anything, but a good cosplay will still be recognizable with a different skin tone.
posted by dinty_moore at 11:41 AM on January 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


I need to get one of our local enthusiasts onto this - her version of Guilty Gear's A.B.A. is pretty fantastic.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:13 PM on January 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


I should send in this shot of a brony cosplaying the Old Spice Guy I snapped at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011.
posted by radwolf76 at 1:10 PM on January 6, 2013


Katemonkey: That's because it is Idris Elba - it's a fairly good Photoshop job.
In my defense I was looking at what I thought was a fantastically detailed costume and didn't really take in the fact that it's obviously a modified version of this official promotional photo of Han Solo. I was thinking, "Man, that belt is perfect." Sigh. I feel so bad.
posted by ob1quixote at 1:37 PM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I need to get one of our local enthusiasts onto this - her version of Guilty Gear's A.B.A. is pretty fantastic.

Holy fuck.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:44 PM on January 6, 2013




My beloved Ruby Rhod appears to be missing from this site.
posted by jamaro at 8:39 PM on January 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Old Spice dude ... dayamn...
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:11 PM on January 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


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