More cool cosplay pictures for your Saturday perusal!
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More cosplay pictures for your enjoyment.
I am glad to have helped setup the interview between Patti Hulstrand, great friend and Editor of The Wod, ConNotations Newszine, and KWOD Radio (all of which I contribute writing to) and Toni Darling, known for Lady Thor, Lady Death, Halibel, and other cosplay roles.
Here is the radio interview:
Hailing from the Empire State, Toni Darling busted into the scene at the Zombie Bikini Contest in downtown Mesa, AZ in January of 2012. Without any fear, she dressed up as a cowgirl zombie and with that she paved a path of her own in the local geek community.
From the California conventions to the Arizona convention scenes, you have most likely caught a glimpse of this striking beauty always working it in front of the video camera. Toni is a hard working lady who enjoys helping the art world through her passion for cosplay.
She has promoted Kipsworld, Knightingail Comics, and Paolo Parente’s Dust through cosplay, most recently doing a cross-play of Thor and Lady Death. Along with her beauty, fun personality, and intelligence, her ambition has propelled her to the forefront of the geek community.
Pictures of Toni Darling:
Having lost my collection of 1,000 cosplay pictures…sigh…due to corrupted disk storage, most of these are brand new. Enjoy!
More great cosplayer pictures for your enjoyment! Cosplay includes comic books, anime, manga, video games, movie, sci-fi, just about anything fun. I put my steampunk cosplay pictures under “steampunk airship crew”. You can search for more cosplay by typing “cosplay” in the search box, or “steampunk” or “dieselpunk” in the search box for those genres.
VOTE FOR JETTIE!
A good friend with a big heart and a local star of the cosplay scene is looking to get votes for The Geekie Awards! Her name is Jettie Monday, but her entry is just “Jettie” so type in Jettie or look for more entries until you find her. She is usually a redhead, but this has her in a blonde wig in her famous meme picture. She is also an aspiring author. I have the link here, followed by a photo gallery of Jettie. Get out there and vote!
More pictures of cosplayers. Cosplay being those who dress in costumes for fun or lifestyle.
This is a recurring post because I have so many friends in the cosplay community, and I too dress up in Steampunk attire, though none too well. Hard to look good as a pudgy middle aged man, but what to do? Anyway, enjoy the creativity below. Again, if you do not know what cosplay is, it is Costume Play, which means anything from dressing up on non-Halloween nights, going to conventions, dressing as your favorite character, or even a subculture lifestyle. It embraces everything from comics, manga, steampunk, sci-fi, video games, even to fetish themes, which I try not to put too much of on here to keep it PG. Enjoy:
Cosplay is short for costume players, people who vary from dressing up on non-Halloween, to those who make cosplay a lifestyle. They tend to be nice, generous, smart, fun-loving and charitable people. Here are random shots of some cosplayers. They dress up as comic book characters, steampunk, anime, manga, movie characters and even original characters of their own. If you have not tried this adult dress up fun, you are missing out.
As a nerd myself, I am proud of my vast reading, viewing and gaming history. I have played hundreds of video games, including Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) like Everquest, EQ2, Star Wars Galaxies, Dark Age of Camelot, World of Warcraft, etc. I have been and am, Guild Leader, officer, organizer of several. In First Person Shooters (FPS) I have also been in clans and player associations, often ranking in the top 5 out of 500,000 players world-wide. I have a comic book collection, I have every star wars and forgotten realms books ever published. I was a Dungeon Master for D&D and played wargames before that, going back to the original Chainmail rules, and boxed sets. I read Lord of The Rings in the first grade. I made my own first computer and programmed on a cassette tape deck with a Commodore 20. At one point, I held world records for Space Invaders, Robotron, and and Battletank. I could go on, but let it suffice to say that I have been, and always will be, a super nerd.
Oddly enough, my first actual convention was in 2010, at Phoenix ComicCon. As a child I wanted to go to GenCon in the worst way, but I was too poor. As an adult, I had a wife, kids, and very demanding jobs. I finally decided to go in March of 2010. I was very nervous, being 47 at the time, that I would be the old man wondering around looking stupid, that I would not know how to do anything, that all my gaming knowledge was archaic. Instead, after my initial nervousness, and having my at the time normal, non-nerd wife go, we had a blast. Films, fun, games, great guests, great vendors, costumes and great people abounded. My wife had more fun than I, starting her perilous descent into my world of imagination, fantasy and sci-fi. She dressed up as an original crewman from Star Trek, and was hit on by people while I was standing protectively near her. I will have to scan the picture and post of her and Lou Ferigno. John Schneider got cozy with her, the kid who played Boba Fett in Star Wars was grown up, early 20s and asking her out – in front of me… Almost had to take down the bounty hunter…
The point is, outsiders view conventions as a bunch of geeks and nerds doing stupid things, even today. In fact, they are awesome fun. The other thing that outsiders do not realize is the existence of “cosplayers.” Cosplay is short for costume players. It ranges from dressing up in a costume but not on Halloween, to entire lifestyles of dress and counter-culture. This has spawned the existence of the dream girl for male nerds. The geekgirl, the cyberchick, the cosplayer, the nerdgirl… Lots of terms, but none do justice to these new mega-stars of the convention scene. You might not know them, but they have hundreds of thousands of fans and are well known names among us science fiction fans.
Here are some examples of why young guys flock to conventions, other than the science fiction: