Indochine of Indo's Place runs All Good Things TV with Steve. Described as "Beauty and the Best," All Good Things TV has beautiful and sexy hosts giving reviews and tutorials for manners of subjects. Yes, you may come for the ladies, but you will stay for the previews and reviews on movies, games, music, and more. All Good Things TV also welcomes comments and conversation on the topics covered. Yours Truly was a writer there! With their beautiful hosts and the latest in pop culture, it is sure to be a site to offer something for everyone.
This is the official website for Assimilate Media Productions, Inc. It is run by my friend, Elizabeth "Snow" Good. Assimilate Media Productions specializes, but is not limited to, promotion, bookings, reviews, and event planning. Assimilate Media Productions runs HeXxt Atlanta, a long time nightlife event . Snow and Assimilate Media Productions also handles media relations. Snow also goes by the name DJ Synthetic and is not only a DJ and MC, but accomplished makeup and makeup effects artist.
This is the official Tumblr of Yuda. Yuda is an outstanding artist that is skilled in several styles of including, but not limited to anime, touhou, and fantasy themed pieces. He is also a Magic the Gathering player that shares deck composition and art inspired by it. Yuda is the artist that was commissioned for the logo for All Cool Things. Yuda is a published artist that does do work by commission, and is a true professional in every way.
Indo' Place is a website that showcases up and coming models. "What kind of models" you ask? 'The thick, voluptuous, and curvy kind! Indos Place is run by Indochine, a friend that also runs All Good Things TV, with another friend, Steve. Indochine was very instrumental in getting Bria Myles exposed, and they remain good friends and business partners to this day.
This is the homepage for True Total Empire Inc. My friends Trevor King and Shawn Schevling go to events and conventions doing interviews, reporting activities, performing bits, playing small lighthearted pranks, and sharing them on film. Outside of visiting events, True Total Empire Inc not only reviews movies and games, but produces original short films and their own variations of computer generated death battle simulations of popular icons and characters in various genres of pop cultures.
This is the official website of "Doko Ga TV," a Hawaiian based television show that is truly otaku in the oldest form, because it isn't just about anime and games, but a huge and all-encompassing love of Japanese culture! "Doko Ga TV" highlights Japan's best locations, foods, and entertainment, and is a truly unique site in today's anime, manga, and game driven otaku sites.
This is the official homepage for Ani-Mia. Ani-Mia is one of the nicest people that you could hope to meet. Ani-Mia collects for and runs some charities, one of which is her Christmas charity she does every year.. Ani-Mia respects and responds to her fans. Ani-Mia is like the girl next door that you had a crush on your whole life for all the right reasons. While Ani-Mia has earned respect as a costumer, I think the aspect of her cosplay that makes her iconic is her modeling. Ani-Mia is a rare beauty and perhaps one of the most beautiful women on Earth. All of these things give Ani-Mia an allure somewhere in the realm of an old fashioned movie star and kind nobility. What I cannot understand is why Hollywood has not snatched Ani-Mia up, yet.
This is the official website of Samantha Clark. Samantha Clark was known as the model and video vixen known as So Sexy Solei, in a past life. Now, Samantha Clark pursues her calling as a physical trainer, nutritionist, chef, and writer who has rededicated her focus to touching as many lives as possible for sake of health, beauty, and fitness.
This is the official website of Geeks World Wide, and it has come quite a ways since it's original conception of Geeks with Wives. Everything from cosplay to gaming, to comics to sci-fi-fantasy, is written about, reviewed and podcasted! Their podcasts feature a panel of hosts and changing guests that are bon vivants in geekdom, but I have to say that I have been increasingly impressed by their articles, and dare I say that Geeks World Wide is poised to be for geek culture what MTV became for youth culture?
The is the official homepage of J1 Studios. They cover comics, movies, games, animation, and more, with articles and reviews. They also intend to make their contributions in those areas and "bring back the fire and excitement that we all grew up with!"
This is the official homepage of the fangirl, media dynamo, cosplayer, and all around magical girl, Renee C. She reminds me a lot of myself in the fact that she is a hard working POC in the otaku life and the head of several business ventures. Renee C is also in charge of several departments of other businesses as well. In the cosplay world, she was known as Little Wren. She was the alto in the three part harmony group known as The Freedom Belles and performed with the burlesque troupe, Musee du Couer. Renee C is also known as Head Maid Michiko of Peachy Maid Cafe. (Yup. 'Hers.) 'All that and she still finds time to be a personality of the multimedia group, the Aficionados. 'Think you want a bit of her #BlackGirlMagic? Well, not only is Peach & Princess is a glimpse into the world that Renee C loves, but it is as an online store to help you get your fix of kawaii. Renee C is available for appearances and events, so check her out.
This is the official Facebook fan page of Lauren Henneberg. Lauren Henneberg is an actress and producer from Atlanta that has worked in the film & television industry since 2005. Her acting experience includes The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, Parental Guidance, Trouble with the Curve, and more. Her production crew experience includes traditional animation for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, production assistance for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, 96 Minutes, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and producing original projects. If that isn't enough, she is also an avid cosplayer, known for her Babydoll cosplay from "Suckerpunch," and her Katniss Everdeen from the "Hunger Games" series. Lauren Henneberg works with cloth and leather. Lauren Henneberg is a VERY keen survivalist, and has the most prolific and extensive knowledge of survival tips in hunting, cooking, scavenging, building, and engineering of anyone that I know on Earth.
This is the official Twitter of Trisha Kirk. Trisha Kirk is a television and motion picture director, as well as a producer and writer. Trisha Kirk is a producer for the award winning show, Intervention (one of my favourite shows). Trisha Kirk is also a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and cosplay. Trisha Kirk is also a Facebook friend and All Cool Things verified cool geek girl.
Shawn M. Soles is a person after my own heart. He is a graphic designer who seeks out other innovative and passionate individuals in all lines of work and shares them with the world! On his site you can find all manners of professionals such as artisans, business people, and other skilled creators. His interests and people that he promotes are captivating and eclectic, indeed!
Whitney Tai calls herself an "alternative/pop" artist, but I think she is selling herself short. She is a very talented singer whoms songs' music is fresh and very modern. However, when you strip it away, you are left with very talented vocals reminiscent of songs sung in smoky R&B lounges or sophisticated soirees with cognac , cigars, and smoking jackets. Together, they create a laid back, yet refreshing synergy enjoyable by anyone with romance or angst in their heart.
What can I say about Almost Normal Comics to truly translate how cool they are? Almost Normal Comics is a publishing house that has the most unique comic titles I have seen in a long time. The ideas that run through this house is like back in the 90's during the height of independent and indie title comics like "Milk & Cheese," "Love and Rockets," "Spore Whores," "Bondage Fairies," and the vivid titles by R. Crumb. Be sure to Like their Facebook publisher page at https://www.facebook.com/almostnormalcomics for access to many more original titles, and updates to their lineups as they happen.
This is the official Facebook public figure page for J Cosplay. Like many up and coming cosplayers, J Cosplay hails from Georgia, a center of the cosplay world which boasts such cosplayers as Yaya Han, Riki LeCotey (Riddle), Monika Lee, and Luna Lanie. In fact, J Cosplay is a linchpin part of a large Metro-Atlanta group of cosplayers, and travels all over the country in the name of her art and passion. J Cosplay has worked with and earned the friendship and respect of such people as Mason AJ of the The Aficionados, YouTube personality, The Real T Dragon, and All Cool Things. J Cosplay enjoys costuming and cosplaying powerful female characters from anime, games, movies, and television. Not only is she a pro at putting detail and passion into her costuming, but J Cosplay also puts it into her posing and modeling, which some forget is an essential part of the "costume roleplay" in cosplay.
This is a site after our very own heart. Is Only Cosplay is a site that is dedicated to the celebration of the skill, craft, art-form, and lifestyle that is cosplay! Is Only Cosplay features photo spreads, as well as articles, not only of cosplayers, but also of photographers, body painters, and other valued artists and contributors in the cosplay world. Is Only Cosplay is based in Spain, but also allows fans to share their videos and news of worldwide events, to keep the world informed on their latest projects.
I was first introduced to Bree the V. by a link of her Misty cosplay (Pokemon). It was at a time when a lot of people (men and women) were doing Misty. Fast forward a few months to Anime Weekend Atlanta 2015, and I got to get a better sense of Bree the V.'s overall cosplay style, and it was a far cry from her innocent looking Misty. Don't get me wrong. Bree the V. still has some really great cute cosplays, but Bree the V. has expanded the scope of her cosplay. Bree the V.'s choices for characters seem to be adventurous characters that do not play by the rules. Bree the V's cosplays do exude a sensuality, that I think is a natural extension of her personality. Bree the V. is also a graphic designer (I've seen a little of her work, but would love to see more.) As for her name and what the "V." stands for, good luck with getting her to tell you! It is one of the best kept secrets in cosplay.
I think we've all come across dozens of alternative model or fetish sites, and very few have been able to push the envelope in that form of entertainment. There have been some that offer a unique class ladies, like Indo's Places, and it's curvy and voluptuous models, with high quality photography that no other site can offer. Following that model is NookieCutter, that is not only changing the game that sites like Suicide Girls started, but is creating a whole new genre, for itself. NookieCutter features a variety of top shelf models that perform in high definition pieces, ranging from artistic PG-13 to hardcore footage. However, as fine and lovely as NookieCutter's ladies are, they only truly shine because of the photography of the site's owner, Hollow 2.5. Hollow 2.5 possesses all of the skills, vision, and passion that I respect in Kassandra Leigh, but with that sense of sexiness and eroticism that only a man that truly loves the female form can bring to the table. All of these qualities combine to create a vibrant, and even interactive site. NookieCutter doesn't offer pornography. NookieCutter is a site that offers an erotic and highly sexually explicit artistic experience.
This is the official homepage of Hatcore, makers of fleece hats for your fandom needs! Hatcore started out offering a vast selection of already-made hats and custom-made a hats. They have since expanded their catalogue to include hoodies, plushies, ears, and TAILS! Yup! You wanna be a Tanoochi? Now you can! They even have something that I never seen ANYONE sell: BRAIN SLUGS!!! I would love to see a line of drooling people with these on them at the next con!
This is the official Facebook artist page for Riddle, master cosplayer, costumer, and special effects makeup artist. Many of you probably know Riddle best as one of the stars of "Heroes of Cosplay." I actually met Riddle back in the MySpace days, and I knew that she was going to be something special, even then. Riddle was also a featured person on "Four Days at Dragon*Con" and "Cosplay: Crafting a Secret Identity." (If you are lucky, you can catch one of the latter two on your local PBS stations.) Riddle is a favourite interview guest by the YouTube personality, Ben Pace. Riddle is known for, and in my opinion, responsible for the popularity of a lot cosplays that you see, now, like Black Cat, Zatanna, Lady Loki, The Huntress, and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch (one of my fan favourites). Everyone knows Riddle for her awesome work, but Riddle is also a humanitarian at heart, being featured in the Cosplay for a Cause the Charity Cosplay Calendar for 2012 and rescuing baby squirrels.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Lara Cupcake. If you ask her, Lara Cupcake will tell you, herself, that she is a unicorn, and if you know or follow her, you start to believe it. I think Lara Cupcake's hair magically changes colour on a daily basis, and she has a perennial smile on her face. Lara Cupcake's personality is hardwired into her cosplay. Lara Cupcake's cosplays are made from some fun and unique choices, plus some industry favourites. To this day, Lara Cupcape is the only cosplayer, male or female, that I have ever seen to make an Elliot cosplay from "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" I see a lot of kindred spirits of a few other cosplayers, that I consider masters, in Lara Cupcake's style, like Khainsaw, Becka Noel, and Toria of Toria Costuming, Design, and Cosplay. I think Lara Cupcake also has that same friendly spirit that Blue-Cereal had. Lara Cupcake also has a webstore at http://laracupcake.storenvy.com/ .
Vivid Vision is a Canadian photographer, costumer, and cosplayer of which I have tremendous respect for. I like that Vivid Vision does not over-treat her pictures like Saffels Photography, whom's pictures either end up looking over-blurred with brightening and mist effects, or faded. Vivid Vision also doesn't over-contrast/gamma either. Vivid Vision has a nice touch to her photography, an eye for angles, and gives coaching to her subjects that urges them to look at the camera in a way that gives a good sense of intimacy in the photos. Vivid Vision chooses a lot of cute and well-loved characters to cosplay as, which really suits her. Even though some might argue that Vivid Vision has done sexier and more complex cosplays, my favourite of hers is that of Kiki from "Kiki's Delivery Service." I think it captures the person Vivid Vision is, best of all: friendly, kind, and truly good at heart.
This is the official homepage for Frameless. Frameless is the creation of Willi Hopp, and is right now in Kickstarter development with many rewards available. Frameless is perhaps the most unique, portable, and versatile art displaying product on the market, today. Frameless displays art ranging from sketches, prints, and comic books without frames on the edges. Because of it's "frameless bracket system," Frameless can suspend the art from the wall to create 3-D effects. "Frameless is art without borders," so it can create collages of art without the continuity being destroyed by each picture's frames. Frameless can even display heavier more substantial collectibles like action figures and other boxed items.
This is the official homepage of Millionth Monkey Productions. Millionth Monkey Productions was founded by Robert Sosin, content and media guru, who has worked for the iconic entertainment companies MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, amongst others. Millionth Monkey Productions specialises in making microcontent and navigating emergent media for their clients. What is microcontent? Microcontent is like magic; it takes a few sentences and images and uses it to get the your broad ideas across in a matter of seconds. Then, Millionth Monkey Productions keeps up with all of media outlets and utilises them to turbocharge that idea so that it can trend and spread. Together, the staff at Millionth Monkey Productions has provided services for such clients as Autotrader, Burger King, Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, and Microsoft.
This is the official YouTube channel for Andy Anderson, drummer, member, and contributor to many iconic groups and musical acts such as Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, and The Cure. Andy Anderson also plays and produces music for artists, record companies, charities, and television commercials. Affiliated acts include The Cure, The Glove, Steve Hillage, Jimmy Somerville, Sham 69, Isaac Hayes, Midge Ure, Iggy Pop, Hawkwind, The Last Poets, Jason Donovan, The Rock & Roll Gypsies, Peter Gabriel, as well as Front & Centre.
This is the official Facebook page for Neverending Dreamz. Neverending Dreamz is a costumer and cosplayer that was one of the first that I remember incorporating LEDs in cosplays. (Now it's quite common.) Neverending Dreamz's cosplay that first caught my eye was that of his Genji from Overwatch, in which Neverending Dreamz did in a stunning array of LEDs, with a crafted sword. Neverending Dreamz seems to get much of his costuming inspiration from video games, as he has an obvious love for Overwatch and the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series. Neverending Dreamz gained internet acclaim in 2017 for his keyblades, and then again with his Lucio cosplay, from Overwatch. Neverending Dreamz actively accepts commissions on his keyblades that he makes to any request. Some of Neverending Dreamz's most notable custom keyblades are his Pokemon, Sailor Moon and fraternity (yes, as in frat house) keyblades.
This is the page for Lovesupliesbontanica. Lovesuplliesbotanica is run and owned by Ifa Abeyo, a longtime Facebook friend and former co-worker from way back. Like many people I have worked with, she now embarks on her own path and provides premium health, beauty, and spiritual products and services. At Lovesupliesbotanica, Ifa Abeyo sells such items as mojo bags, voodoo/voodun dolls, and bath products. Ifa Abeyo also provides special services such as readings and divine beseechings on your behalf. You can come into her brick and mortar location by appointment or walkin. For an additional service fee, Ifa Abeyo will also meet you by appointment. Ifa Abeyo has worked with and performed services for different races, faiths, and genders, and welcomes all Seekers. Ifa Abeyo has also been known as Iyawo Journey.
Micheal Gibbs is a talented artist that is extremely passionate about his world and the world around us. I don't know how to describe his work in a way that does him justice. His projects tend to not only be of different styles, but either make a statement, take a stance, or honour someone/something. One example is his Toxic Pod, which are highly detailed sculptures of orca made up of materials polluting the ocean that endanger their survival. Toxic Pod is so detailed that each piece has internal anatomy crafted as well. Micheal Gibbs is another talented individual that I had the pleasure of meeting online through Shawn M. Soles. Not only is he a talented artist, but he is a designer and stone mason.
If this page could have alternate reality twin, it would be The 37th Realm of Existence. Created by Dan Hettmannsperger III, The 37th Realm of Existence is a meme factory that will make you laugh and think whether you want to or not. The 37th Realm of Existence will also share the occasional cosplay or lovely lady to get you through the day. ('A site after our own hearts!) It's Facebook page is what I hope ours will be someday. Did you know that I heard a rumour that George Takei and Daniel Tosh steal material from The 37th Realm of Reality...? 'Allegedly..? 'Naw, I'm just kidding.
Some of you might remember a Quiznos commercial some years ago with some strange creatures singing about how they "love the subs! ...because they are good to us!" Well, that was based off a viral Flash video by Joel Veitch, the creator of this website. It has lots of very funny and original videos. I think the funniest things are his videos that feature songs and false lyrics are subtitled below. It's like the complete opposite of Bad Lip Reading!
The Movie Buff is a site dedicated to film and movies. It is the brainchild of Mark Ziobro, and he would probably boast that pound for pound, no other site shreds more reps of movie reviews than The Movie Buff!
Dark Corners of this sick world is a site dedicated to reviewing strange and unusual movies that some would consider gruesome and tasteless, but the rest of us love! Expect to see reviews of some of the campiest movies on the face of the Earth!
Okay, you might not think this site should be in Cool Stuff, but you might change your mind when you need it. Is It Down Right Now? lets you search sites and confirm if it's just your computer, browser, or operating system that is causing the trouble, or if the site you are looking for is really down! It's brilliant, and now that you know it exists, I bet you'll use it a lot more, now, won't you?
PopJoust is so effing simple, you have to wonder why no one made it until now. When you go to the page, you can pick banners that have two pictures on it, and you pick the one that is the best example of whatever the caption is, like "Who's sword is better: He-Man's Sword of Power or Lion-O's Sword of Omens?" (Yeah, that was mine!) After you pick the better one, you get to find out what percentage of people that did that same PopJoust voted for each, too. There have been things on YouTube like ScrewAttack's Death Battles, and the infamous Facemash, but this is truly wonderful in its all encompassing universal appeal; what person hasn't done the "which one's better" with a friend, or someone that became a friend because of it? I expect big things from this site.
Move over, Onion, there's a new satirical news source! Fermented news takes a look at politics and everyday life and pokes fun at the people, incidents, issues, and things that just don't make much sense, but we sensibly digest and regurgitate for others to consume (Hey! I wrote that, so get at me if you want to buy that as a slogan or tagline!). They are based in the UK, so some of their material is regional in nature.
This is a site that a Facebook friend of mine made in homage to cosplay and the people who dedicate themselves to it. He wrote a book that contained photographs and information about 260 cosplayers from all around the USA.
Touhou Wiki covers the official Touhou Project games, materials, and any fan-made games and media. It also gives information about other related games developed by the former members of Amusement Makers, or in conjunction with Team Shanghai Alice.
This is the official website of Lips Down on Dixie, a troupe of performers that provide the hallowed re-enactments celebrated and expected at ALL Rocky shows, and if you think I mean Balboa, then you're probably a virgin!
"James Eatock Presents: The He-Man and She-Ra Blog!" is a Blogger site for all things He-Man and She-Ra.
James Eatock, of "cereal:geek," provides relevant and new content concerning the universe of The Masters of the Universe.
What do you call an unofficial He-Man cartoon guide that's so good that Mattel uses it? How about "The unofficial cartoon guide to HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE?" This is yet another brain-child of James Eatock.
This is the official website of the horror icon, Linnea Quigley! She has appeared in countless horror movies, but she holds a special place in my heart as Trash from "The Return of the Living Dead."
You can visit her site to buy horror memorabilia, as well as personally signed items from Linnea Quigley, herself!
This is the official website of 3DJOES, "the only interactive, three dimensional museum of "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" nostalgia. It's actually pretty cool to see the figures rotate in great detail!
This is the official Facebook fanpage for the YouTube Channel FusionBase27. Both pages were created by Eric Davis, who has a deep interest in the live action side of otaku, including movies and television.
Created by Roger Barr, his site is an AWESOME combination of kitsch that the little boy in me (which is about 2/3 of the man I am) wishes was an amusement park! The look of the site is pure genius, as it has a strange 80's/90's campy look to it, with some 8-bit graphics featured, and a polished Hi-Def shine to it! I-Mockery has interesting articles, cool stuff to buy, as well as contests for fans to win. Check it out!
This group of friends gets together with booze, "The Walking Dead," and every other thing else their rambling minds can think about! Be warned: It is not for family listening, but then again, what do you expect from some folks drinking and talking about zombies and pop culture?
Nerd-Vana is the official website of the variety group of the same name. Shows include singing, skits, and burlesque! Unlike the torrential influx of nerdcore websites since it became fashionable to be considered a nerd, this is made by real nerds! I'm not lying! They just don't reference the easy and well known fandoms! Oh no! They know their stuff because they love it!
It was only a matter of time, but someone has made a web page about...Zombie Babes, and his name is Vlad! I dig the idea of the page, and it was long overdue. Not only is it nice to look at, but he sells T-Shirts and other gear, so even the living can be Vlad's Undead Angels!
Once a convention in it's own right, Shatterdome Atlanta is now Atlanta's largest group for fans of the story and elements of "Pacific Rim." It started as a Meetup on Tumblr, and crystalised once it's members finally got to meet at Dragon Con 2013.
This is the website for an actual physical museum that celebrates the awesomeness of action figures in all their myriad forms! Located in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, The Toy & Action Figure Museum houses thousands of action figures posed, boxed, and even in dioramas! The website even features a 3-D virtual tour that lets you experience the museum from the comfort of your own home!
This has to be one of, if not THE most, comprehensive and all-encompassing websites for Independent Horror. Horror Movies Uncut has a professional look with a grindhouse feel to it. It looks at the newest endeavours in Horror as well as flashbacks to experiments in Horror that would become classic. Fans of Indy and Horror will not be disappointed.
International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club, or IGGPPC, is the brain child of Emily Farquharson and Leslie Hunsinger. The group started, in March of 2014, from friends discussing mutual loves of international snacks, stationary, and other forms of geekery when they got the idea to make a hub for others that shared the same loves. From such humble beginnings as two girls talking, it has become a full staff and international site.
In the great tradition of camp, "Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space" combines tried and proven themes in pop culture and melds them into what could possibly give you the sickest boner of your life! (Remember, I thought of that line! It's mine! See me to negotiate terms for usage!) The premise deals with an alien queen that lands on Earth and starts spreading zombification with an interesting twist! I'm not going to go into it beyond the name of this site, which goes along with the series of comics that they have a Kickstarter for, but check it out, and you'll start to get the idea.
The internet being the place it is now, you have a lot of people doing websites, reviews, and podcasts. I mean, the internet is flooded with them. Now, you can't help but navigate the social media jungle without coming across some self-appointed know-it-all of something. And then there's Jack of All Nerds Podcast. These are guys having a good time, cussing and talking about all sorts of geek stuff. Okay, so you're still asking "how is this different from other podcasts?" They actually interview and and interact with kitsch and geek royalty, like Will Weaton and Bai Ling. Yes! They actually have worthwhile guests and great content! I mean, what other podcast can boast having The Joker come in for some laughs?
Zombiepalooza Radio was created by Jackie Chin as a paranormal radio show, but gained a following and inspiration to become a unique weekly zombie show on LIvestream, Fridays 8:00 PM-1:00 AM EST. Some of the co-hosts and staff are actually actors, and have played zombies on film. Zombiepalooza Radio interviews other actors, writers, and producers and aims to show "that zombies are not that bad."
All the way from the UK comes Alex Burn's Cape and Cowl, your source "for everything superhero." Be it movie or television, comics or graphic novels, or even video games or collectibles, Cape and Cowl does it's best to bring you the latest scoop from DC, Marvel, and all points in between.
This is the official homepage for Devolution Z. I love the concept for Devolution Z. It is a periodical for horror short stories, poetry, and artwork. I don't think there are too many outlets for fans of horror to share those great stories that we all have inside of us, and I don't know one of us that doesn't. Devolution Z is looking to grow and always looking for new contributors.
Horrorphilia may be the largest concentrated source of reviews, interviews, contests, and podcasts of things macabre. It is able to be so large because Horrorphilia is actually a nexus of horror podcasts from other independent sites covering horror on all sorts of media. You can subscribe to individual podcasters, like Grey, the host of "The Dark Hours," or you can even subscribe to all of them on iTunes, Android, and RSS. And if you're new to Horrorphilia, and you want to listen to some of their older podcasts, Horrorphilia archives it's extensive library of podcasts and reviews. Horrorphilia also has links to all of the individual hosts' websites so that you may explore all of the other things they have to offer.
The Aficionados is the duo of Mason AJ and Little Wren. AJ Mason is a photographer, lifelong comic book geek, and otaku. Little Wren is an All Cool Things partner of many talents (See her entry in the Business Partners and Friends section.) Together, they talk about movies, shows, anime, manga, and comic books. The Aficionados also interview people working in those industries and cover special events and conventions, as well.
ARCADE QUATERMASTER is about retro-gaming, but far more than that. The difference between other retro-gaming pages and this one would be like the difference between reading a book about the beginning of The Universe, and hearing a familiar cosmic churning sound, and The Doctor of your choice walks in and says, "Hey, wanna see something cool!!?" While many pages reminisce about those awesome 8 and 16 bit days, this is a 256 and 32, 768 living colour spiritual journey! It's pictures and descriptions,contains the spirit of some of the biggest and heaviest hitting games of the 80's and 90's. *tear drops from eye.*
The organization that started out as a means of recording and reporting video game "hi scores" back in the day is back! We can only wonder what the future will bring Twin Galaxies, and how Twin Galaxies will make the future!
This is the official Wordpress page for RetroZool. In it, he shares his love of cabinet collecting, retrogame collecting, and repair work he does to maintain and revive his systems. He won't hate, until you emulate.
This is the Flash emulated compilation site for TurboGrax-16 games, by Classic Games Online. The format was also known as the PC Engine, SuperGrafx, and TurboDuo in other parts of the world, and in revisions. While this system did manage a fringe cult following in the USA, it enjoyed much greater popularity in Asia and other parts of the world.
This is the Classic Games Online site for Flash emulated MSX and MSX2 games. MSX was an attempt at a unified DOS system in Japan by Microsoft of Japan and ASCII Corporation. Before the Nintendo Famicom rose to power, this was the chosen format for Japanese gaming from such giants as Konami and Hudson Soft, who would eventually team up with NEC to make the PC Engine.
Most of these men and women could also have been put in the categories of "Producers, Publishers, Writers, and Directors" and "Artistss, Photographers, Performers, and Specialty Models," because they are intrinsic to being a costumer and cosplayer that makes appearances at cons. These are sites that are made by special effect and makeup artists, costumers, and cosplayers sharing their crafts and art.
This is the official Facebook fan page of Haley Hen Tai Cosplay, formerly Trixie J. Valentine. Haley Hen Tai Cosplay is known for her Resident Evil and cosplaying expertise. Haley Hen Tai Cosplay has worked for Gaijin USA, Inc as a head STAR BOX girl and as a chairman for Sukoshi Con in Alabama. Haley Hen Tai Cosplay also owns and operates her own wig styling accessories business called Lovely Lockpicks Couture. Haley Hen Tai Cosplay is not a character cosplayer, but chooses to center her cosplay around the female characters in the Resident Evil series, and is more of a specialty themed cosplayer. Haley Hen Tai Cosplay's creations thus far show work in tailoring and leather work.
This is the official Facebook artist page of Ivy Doomkitty. Ivy Doomkitty carved a niche for herself in the cosplay community because of her stance on body confidence. At one time she was overly self-conscious of her body, and was initially reluctant to start cosplaying. What she found out was that people not only embraced her exotic, curvaceous, and buxom body, but respected her creativity in cosplay as well. Also a bellydancer, Ivy Doomkitty is a bourne performer who takes great photo shoots in unique locations. Ivy Doomkitty seems to work a lot with cloth, as the vast majority of her costumes are products of tailoring and seams work. Many of Ivy Doomkitty's cosplays consist of leotard, jumpsuit, and corset integration. Ivy Doomkitty has shown some limited armour crafting in the accents of some of her cosplays such as her M. Bison (Street Fighter Series), Wonder Woman (DC), and her signature Dr. Doomkitty (Marvel inspired). Ivy Doomkitty has earned her place as one of the ambassadors of cosplay with the example that she sets for cosplayers everywhere.
This the official Facebook fan page of Rose Noir. Rose Noir is a gothique and alternative model and performer. Rose Noir is also a vocalist and poet. Rose Noir also takes pride in crafting jewelry and unusual costume accessories. Rose Noir is a gamer, like many cosplayers, but especially loves RPG's. While Rose Noir cosplays and models as many things, usually dark, she is best known for her Purgatori cosplays.
This is the official Facebook fan page for BellChere: veteran cosplayer. I remember seeing her Mam'selle Hepzibah cosplay back in the MySpace days and having my jaw drop. BelleChere's costumes have always had a charm to them. Even when BelleChere's reproduced costumes may have deviated a little from the original, the deviations have always suited her style and body. BelleChere has show great proficiency in tailoring, seaming, and leather working. BelleChere does a lot of superhero and supervillain cosplays, and therefore does a lot of work with various materials, turning them into all sorts of leotard and jumpsuit-like costumes. BelleChere also armourcrafts for accents on her costumes. I think that BelleChere truly shows her cosplay mastery with her "body work." BellChere's cosplays always have flawless hair and her body paint jobs, with which many of her copslays require, like her She-Hulk, Lady Death, and Mam'selle Hepzibah. BelleChere is a makeup artist and produces very realistic makeup effects. BelleChere also has a lot of practical knowledge as to negotiating fantasy with reality such as keeping costumes in place on the human body where gravity and movement would compromise them, as with her Goblin Queen (Marvel) and Vampirella (Dynamite). She is a true sweetheart and graciously donates half of her sales to Hero Initiative. Her official page is http://www.BelleChere.net/ , so please check that out, too.
This is the homepage for Taversia. Taversia is a true Renaissance woman, with many talents she professionally pursues. but not in a conservative or classically refined manner. Taversia professionally models, but also models in her own comedic memes. Taversia is an artist and performer. Taversia is an author published author and makes physical works of art, as well. Taversia is a stage performer, vocalist, and dancer. In appearance, Taversia reminds me of the old beautiful paintings I used to see in books on Arthurian legends, which fits because a lot of her cosplay tends to be medieval or medieval-inspired.
This is the official website of Lady Gatita: professional performer and cosplayer! Lady Gatita is a plus size model, and mistress of the sensual dancing arts including hula hoop, sword, fan, poi, fire and burlesque!!! She is also a featured player for the entertainment troupe, Nerd-Vana, which is featured in "The Fandom Zone" section of our Cool Links!
This is the Facebook fan page for Alyson Tabbitha. Alyson Tabbitha gained YouTube fame after her cosplay of Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) went viral. However, Alyson Tabbitha has earned her continued respect in the cosplay community by displaying great skills in makeup, makeup affects, hair, and costuming. Even before her Edwards Scissorhands cosplay was complete and she was only posting the makeup tests, I was blown away. That being said, I do not want you to think Alyson Tabbitha slouches in the costuming department, either. Alyson Tabbitha appears to prefer working with heavier fabrics and leathers, and the end result is a truly sturdy and authentic looking costume. Besides Captain Jack Sparrow, Alyson Tabbitha has also made flawless cosplays of Vincent Valentines (Final Fantasy VII), Gaara (Naruto), and the Female Titan (Attack on Titan).
Just like a lot of my newer friends and associates, we were lucky enough to find each other on Twitter. Annaka Magneto is a cosplayer after my own heart! It's like Annaka Maneto visits my pop culture memories of youth and crafts cosplays from all of the things that I thought were the coolest! 'Masters of the Universe, X-Men, Mortal Kombat...it's all fair game and her domain! One of the things that I love about Annaka Magneto's style is that she has a good eye for reinterpreting characters and reproducing them in her vision, such as her many different incarnations of Magneto, or her Wampa from the Star Wars series. Annaka Magneto is also very good at mashups, such as her HarleyFett. I also love how versatile Annaka Magneto is. She is just as home doing a bright, sexy, and revealing cosplay, such as her Slave Elsa (another great mashup) or something dark, foreboding, and mysterious as Darth Nihilus.
This is the official Facebook fan page for KCosplayer, formerly Kassandra Cosplayer. I know that cosplayers are now a dime a dozen, but KCosplayer is a person that makes me proud of cosplay. Her smile is infectious and her fandom sincere. KCosplayer enjoys sexy cosplay, as well as straight reproductions of characters. KCosplayer also models and is very talented at boudior shoots
This is the official Facebook fan page of Griffin Cosplay: A Dayton, Ohio native, and all around great guy! Griffin Cosplay writes for GhettoblasterMagazine.com, and is also the founder of Fighters Cause, a charity organisation of cosplayers that give back to the community. Griffin Cosplay does a lot of great comic book characters in his cosplays, and seems to have an attraction to strong and gritty characters with awesome bodysuits and helmets. Well, that's a good thing, because Griffin Cosplay is great at costuming the bodysuits and armour, and has a really great eye for making the headgear, as well.
This is the official Facebook fan page for Hailey S Cosplay, aka ComicCon Cutie Hailey. She, like Griffin Cosplay, is a part of Fighters Cause, a charitable group of cosplayers and fighting game enthusiasts. Hailey S Cosplay has a skill, beauty, and keenness of eye for cosplay, plus sincerity and modesty. Like so many other cosplayers, Hailey S Cosplay is a natural when it comes to gender bending cosplays, but I think her best qualities as a cosplayer is her ability to make grand and beautiful gijinkas and to model herself in those cosplays. I know that I mentioned Hailey S Cosplay's beauty before, but her presence and modeling charisma makes her sexy, adorable, and unreal at the same time. If you don't believe me, Hailey S Cosplay has PLENTY of pictures up from her many very professional shoots that she has done. In fact, Hailey S Cosplay has become one of the mistresses of sexy cosplays! Oh, and before you think about any funny business, just know that Hailey S Cosplay is an avid weapons collector, and is very familiar with handling her steel!
This is the official Suicide Girls page for Heathen. Heathen is a PC, console, AND tabletop gamer! Heathen is also an accomplished cosplayer. Even with all this going on, Heathen still finds the time to travel and model...AND Heathen is polite. Yes, Heathen is a Suicide Girl, and a real sweetheart to boot!
Variable | @variablecosplay is the official site for Variable, an Australian cosplayer built like an Amazon, but three times as fun! Variable was one of the first cosplayers I met online in my endeavour to list and catalogue all of the cosplayers that I thought were special int he budding cosplay world. There is a softness to her cosplays, which is probably a projection from her, as even her more "serious" cosplays still carry her soft charm.(Although I think the vast majority of her cosplay choices tend to be cute or beautiful, in themselves.) On her site you can shop her store, look at her blog, and follow her on her myriad social media accounts.
This is the official Facebook public figure page for Shikabane-Hime. Shikabane-Hime is an extremely active convention attending cosplayer in Northern California. Shikabane-Hime caught my attention with her Chun Li cosplay; I was impressed and charmed in an instant! Since then, Shikabane-Hime has grown a lot as a cosplayer, making alternate versions of characters, as well as some really great gender bender cosplays. Shikabane-Hime's best cosplay, in my opinion, to date, is her Nightcrawler, from The Uncanny X-Men, which some might argue is genderbent, but has no female specific alterations or interpretations; it is merely well-made in fit, detail, and cosmetic effects. I would love to see her progress and try some prop and armour crafting, in the future, and expand on her creature effect skills, as well.
This is the official Facebook fan page of the highly snarky and very curvacious, Temptress Cosplay! Like so many of us, she is a nerd of all sorts and seasons. Temptress Cosplay is also admirer of sensuality and sexuality, and you immediately understand that she is empowered by it as well!
This is the official Facebook public figure page of Lonstermash. He is a comedian, actor, and cosplayer that uses all of his talents to compliment the others. He's great guy with a sense of humour and personality to match! Also, he has to be the best Hugh Jackman Wolverine impersonator in the world! I mean, Heaven forbid if Hugh Jackson bites the big one. Lonstermash could take over, 'no problem and half the people watching wouldn't even notice, and the other half wouldn't care!
This is the official Facebook entertainer page for Micheal "Knightmage" Wilson. Knightmage has only been cosplaying since 2012, but you wouldn't know it from the quality of his work and passion in what he does. He is a stuntman that works in film, and off, but there's more! He is a 15 year veteran deputy sheriff that finds the time to do REAL charity work in the name of cosplay. I don't mean donating a portion of money from prints to a cause, but actually doing good deeds like helping to pay off layaways at Toys R Us in time for Christmas, and being a part of fellow activist and cosplayer, Griffin Cosplay's, Fighers Cause. He is as close to a true superhero with a cape as I have ever seen! Knightmage seems to work mostly with cloth, but has been known to work with armour and creature effects, as seen in his Cyborg and his Candyman. (His Candyman almost made me drop my camera. He's going to haunt people's dreams with that one!)
Peach Milky Tea is a an otaku and cosplayer that enjoys kawaii lolita fashion. It is hard not to compare her to Venus Angelic, but she is much more than a pretty face. Peach Milky Tea is also a clothing, decorations, accessory, and graphic designer who sells her original creations.
This is the Facebook entertainer page of Yume-tan. She is relatively early in her career, but shows great potential. I have never observed a cosplayer whom's cuteness actually transcends into beauty. One of the things that I truly admire of her is that she is unafraid of contacts and uses them a lot, character immersion. I hope to see much more of her, in the future.
This is the official Facebook Actor/Director page for Mick Ignis. I usually write the descriptions myself, but he frames himself in his own words, that I would be doing Mick Ignis a grave misjustice in finding the words, myself.
"I'm Mick Ignis, somewhat professional acting type person. Portrayer of perplexing people, mystifying monsters, and all that lays in between. As an actor of unusual slenderness and a penchant for surreal and contorted movement, I have the remarkable opportunity to portray an endless amount of fantastical, and often terrifying, creatures. Both human and not-so-human. Each character is a collaboration between myself and a number of highly talented practical effects artists on a mission to bring something unique, unexpected, and unforgettable in to the world."
Maid of Might Cosplay is a California cosplayer who gets tremendous inspiration for her craft from comics, Disney, and Star War, and the other fandoms that she collects from. She also does otaku cosplay. However, what makes her stand out, in my opinion, is her imagination and sense of fusion that she uses in her Disney princess/Slave Leia mash-ups. Maid of Might Cosplay is also an enchanting model.
This is the official Facebook artist page for mother and daughter cosplayers, MewPuff and MiniPuff. MewPuff has made some impressive cosplays, most of which seem to do with brutal fighting characters. Despite her cosplay, she is in fact prone to making silly videos and sharing them with her followers. Memorable cosplays include Lady Spawn, Fem Noob Siabot, and Predator Huntress.
This is the official page of Freijya: UK based cosplayer, costumer, and prop maker. Frejjya does a lot of costuming with jumpsuits and latex-like materials and cosplays primarily as comic book superheroes. She does great prop crafting and was the first cosplayer I've ever seen to make a believable three dimensional maneuver device from Attack on Titan. My favourite cosplays of Frejjya's are her Angela (Marvel) and her gender bent versions of Kid Flash (DC) and The Vision (Marvel).
This is the official Facebook artist page for JSG Cosplay. Her favourite cosplay is that of May "Mayday" Parker's alter-ego, and may I say that she does it very well. She is into education and fitness, and hopes to get into the movie business. She is also a very nice and funny person that takes time to talk to her fans and admirers. Prints and posters are offered on her Facebook as well.
This is the official Facebook public figure page for Real Life Peter Griffin. Real Life Peter Griffin is a cosplayer and the foremost impersonator of You-Know-Who! Unbeknownst to many is that his Sergent Slaughter impersonation is equally impressive, down to the chin and point! The thing that best describes this cosplayer is that he genuinely loves to make people smile!
This is the official Facebook public figure page of Loki Hates You. Not since Lonstermash have I seen such awesome impersonating actor that captures all of the charisma of the original! If he and Lonstermash went out on the town, they'd get blinded by paparazzi. Loki Hates You also pairs up with ThorTV, quite regularly, and have great comedic synergy. Loki hates You is also a member of Nerdbot, a group of kindred spirits that celebrate "The Nerd Side of Life." I would really like to see Loki Hates You expand his performance presence into the Big and Little Screens.
This is the official homepage for Ivy Tenebrae. Ivy Tenebrae is a costumer, cosplayer, and specialty model from the UK. She models fetish and geek sheik, but has also begun to explore an interest behind the camera. Besides being a published model, she also takes the time to host a Twitch channel. And yes, she does have special place in her heart for video games and zombies, alike.
Michael Ham is a self-called "Geek, Model, Cosplayer, Actor, Vegan and Cat Enthusiast ." Hailing from Canada, he has a big heart and sense of humour that he openly shares with fans, along with his costuming and cosplay skills. Warning: He has been known to give a bit of fan service...but I don't think he's gotten any complaints, yet!
This is the official Flickr page for Drossel Tira, also known as Tira Eiserne Drossel.
Drossel Tira is a university student from Milan, Italy that has been cosplaying for four years, as of this entry.
Drossel Tira has a very unique variety of cosplays she portrays, and puts a lot of great work into her costumes and makeup.
What I also found very refreshing is that she not only has a knack for creativity in her cosplays, but that she also has a great sense of realistic balance in her female versions of cosplays without the need to over-sexualise them. A great example of this is her Forsworn cosplay from The Elder Scrolls. (I have no doubt that if Yaya Han had done that cosplay that the front would have a "V" cut in it, down to her stomach.)
Drossel Tira is a very kind, but very private person. She appreciates her fans as a cosplayer, but does enjoy separate personal life.
Old Trenchy is a costumer and cosplayer that specialises in big armoured cosplays, as well as large and muscled characters. In fact, Old Trenchy is the first notably and credibly truly prolific armour crafting costumer and cosplayer that I ever encountered. Old Trenchy's armour plating and padding work that he puts into his costumes is very impressive and have become towering masterpieces. I think the first cosplay I saw of Old Trenchy was a picture of him as Optimus Prime, and I could only imagine the presence it must have commanded. Something that I also think is impressive about Old Trenchy is that makes a point to use what he has on hand or what he has ready access to rather than ordering expensive materials and wowing with a costume with an extremely expensive build. Unfortunately, Old Trenchy does not do commission work for the public.
This is the official Facebook community page for Pandazmafia Cosplay.
This might sound strange to the novice, but what truly attracted me to her cosplays was the work that she puts into making costumes so durable. Yes. I applaud their durability.
When she makes her costumes, their durability upgrades them into uniforms. When you look at the material of her She-Hulk or Zero Suit Samus Aran costumes, the very thickness even lends to the luster and sheen of them.
Her Bison Cammy is the best overall Cammy costume that I have ever seen! The shoulder armour, gauntlets, and boots look tough and combat ready.
Her Morrigan Aensland costume could be argued as not being as elegant, from the back, as some veteran versions, but a look at the wings tells you that they probably never broke off, either.
If that wasn't enough to set her apart, Pandazmafia Cosplay has one of the most uniquely beautiful and adaptive bodies I have ever seen. When she cosplays She-Hulk, she looks strong. When she cosplays Zero Suit Samus Aran, she looks sleek. When she cosplays Bison Cammy, she looks small, yet formidable. Lastly, when she cosplays as Morrigan Aensland, she has curves that Capcom forgot to give the original.
I can only guess at how well she will progress as a cosplayer.
This is the official Instagram page for Charlotte Sinclair Cosplay, a SoCal cosplayer and self-proclaimed dweeb and master of bad puns.
The thing that I love about Charlotte Sinclair Cosplay's costumes is that they are cartoon correct! The colours might not be exact as per live action or comic, but they WILL be spot on for the cartoon.
Examples of this excellent attention to cartoon detail include her Psylocke and Marceline the Vampire.
Overall I think she tends to cosplay as very feminine and pretty character and does enjoy the occasionally sexy cosplay as well.
Charlotte Sinclair Cosplay also also has a very exotic look to her which can appear Latin with some cosplays and Asian in others.
This is the official Facebook public figure page of Cap Santiago. Cap Santiago is a model, costumer, and cosplayer that has received many awards for the accuracy and detail of his various Marvel Comics superhero cosplays. in fact, Cap Santiago has even worked with Marvel Comics in a professional capacity because of his superhero expertise.
One thing that he does have to match with his great costuming ability is that his body has been chiseled like a superhero, as well.
Who knows, maybe Marvel Comics will make him into a superhero, too?
This is the official Facebook artist page for Kaluohs Cosplay. As of this entry, she considers herself fairly new to cosplaying, but could be considered a veteran because she "never outgrew playing dressup." What truly sets her apart from most other cosplayers is her unique tendency to not just cosplay everybody's favourites, but also obscure characters that stick out in a just a few people's minds. Kaluohs Cosplay did the female Mangalore infiltrator's cosplay, from "The Fifth Element," and I felt special just for recognising it for what it was! (And yes, she did it WELL!) It's like I'm in some secret cool club for figuring it out! She is one of the few cosplayers that I wish I could give a grant to, to advance her craft.
Han Jones "Cosplay," named after the two iconic Harrison Ford characters, is a cosplayer that specialises in movie and television characters. One might think that this talented cosplayer might be USAmerican from his choice of characters, but he is, in fact, French. Upon meeting him, it would be easy to assume that he started cosplay doing Captain America because of his striking resemblance to Chris Evans, and all of the coverage he has garnered because of it, but he is cosplay veteran of at least 6 years. Han Jones "Cosplay," like most cosplayers, is multi-faceted and enjoys acting, singing, dancing, and illustrating.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Bby Chan Cosplay. She is a rookie in terms of serious cosplay, but she has talents that set her apart from some of the most seasoned veterans. Even though she lives in Michigan (as of the writing of this entry), she has been accepted to a dance school in England, and may be relocating there to pursue both arts. She professes that she has a lot to learn about the custuming aspect of cosplay, but her dance training puts her on a top tier in the role playing side of it. Already, she is perhaps the best Spider-Gwen cosplayer on the face of the Earth, and her pics prove it. I would LOVE to see her make some more costumes of agile characters to see her interpretation of them!
This the official Facebook entertainer page for the actor, photographer, and cosplayer, ThorTV. ThorTV is primarily known as primary character cosplayer of Marvel Comics's "The Mighty Thor." In fact, he is one of a growning number of cosplayers to be known for a particular character that they do so well that the popular demand of the public would make you think that they ARE that charaacter. ThorTV is also a YouTuber and active cosplay mate with Loki Hates You.
This is the homepage of cosplayer and model, Tali xoxo. While a lot of cosplayers also models, the feeling I get from Tali xoxo is that she is a professional model that got into cosplaying, but found out that she was extremely good at it as well, and thrived in it. I think her modeling background gives hers a definite edge in cosplay. There is also an industriousness to her that is very comparable to Yaya Han's, both in the magnitude and vision in her costuming, and in her goal to become a brand name in cosplay and costuming, as well. With the right PR, marketing, and exposure, she could be another "ambassador of cosplay." 'Very promising.
This is the official homepage for Kassandra Leigh, a very talented photographer, alternative model, and cosplayer based out of New York. I knew that Kassandra Leigh was a cosplayer, and I was not surprised to know that she also modeled. While it is also not unusual for a cosplayer to be a photographer either, I was gobsmacked when I saw how superb a a photographer and model she was. Just by looking at her work I can tell that she has passion and intuition for eroticism in many forms and fashions. Being a person that did work in the "adult entertainment" community, I would be very interested in seeing her vision in a more prolonged medium, such as a coffee table book or video. It is EXTREMELY rare to find a true erotic artist, and Kassandra Leigh IS one.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Miss Gidget. Miss Gidget is a cosplayer in the New York/New Jersey area. Along with the usual hobbies that most cosplayers share, Miss Gidget also enjoys writing, sewing, crafts, and physical training, and the latter most notably contributes to her cosplaying style. She tends to cosplay very fit and powerful characters, and her physique and flexibility lend themselves to her portrayals very well.
This is the official homepage of Magic Wheelchair. The founders of Magic Wheelchair decided that they wanted to do something very special for the three of their five children that were bourne with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a unique form of Muscular Dystrophy. To keep them from feeling left out from Trick or Treating they started making wheelchair friendly costumes that actually made them the envies of Halloween. With this same desire to empower all children in wheelchairs, Magic Wheelchair was bourne. Now all the children with wheelchair cosplay dreams can feel special, too.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Gina B. Cosplay. What attracted me to Gina B. Cosplay is that her costumes have the same luster of the medium that they come from. I'll try to explain: Part of what makes a costume great is matching the the colours, textures of the materials and surface qualities so that the costume has the same brightness and sheen as we are used to seeing whether it's from a cartoon, video game, or live action. While most cosplayers strive for accuracy in detail, I think a lot of cosplayers, including the greats, do not understand the importance of luster. Costumes of hers that especially capture medium luster include her Justice Leage: War Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Sango from InuYasha, and Akuma from Street Fighter IV.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Maki Roll. Maki Roll is a part of a growing number of burlesque performers to integrate her passion for costuming and cosplay with her art. I thought that she was just a burlesque performer that put on (and took off) costumes. I was WRONG. She is the real deal, folks, with an impressive catalogue of cosplays. Maki Roll incorporates all of her energy and charm into her cosplays and expresses it as only a performer can. Along with the usual cosplayer hobbies, Maki Roll also enjoys photography, go-go dancing, and WWE.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Holly Brooke. Holly Brooke is an expert in costuming with body suits and corsets, which she uses to create very impressive superhero and character cosplays. I like the detail, luster, and durability of them; she makes great choices in materials. I would say that Holly Brooke's costumes are a great compromise of the durability found in Pandazmafia Cosplay's and luster of Gina B. Cosplay's. (I think her Batgirl and Zero Suit Samus Aran show this very well.) I also think that Holly Brooke is very creative in some of the choices in her cosplays and how she reproduces both the details and spirit of her subjects with hair and makeup effects. (The hair and eye of her Turanga Leela and hair and makeup of her Ghost Rider display this.) Holly Brooke also works hard to achieve a career in veterinary medicine.
Holly Wolf is a world-wide internationally recognised professional model and cosplayer. Holly Wolf has done work for Playboy, FHM, and Geek Fantasy. Her accolades for Playboy include being named Playmate of the Year: Czech 2014 and covergirl for Playboy Slovakia October of 2014. For Geek Fantasy she received the honour of being the first ever covergirl and being named Geek Fantasy Woman of the Year 2015. Holly Wolf travels extensively, promoting both her modeling career and her cosplaying lifestyle. Holly Wolf works an exhausting and highly dedicated schedule and prefers to commission costumers and other cosplayers to collaborate with her on her cosplays.
When I first found out about Yuichi Shadow (formerly one of the many cosplayers known as Shadow Cosplay), I honestly thought that she was a man that walked straight off of the cover of a yaoi manga. Yuichi Shadow's work with makeup and wig styling is so spot on then when she cosplays as male characters, they aren't gender benders. They are the real thing, and as impressive as Yuichi Shadow's makeup and wig styling skills are, Yuichi Shadow's costuming skills are just as good, if not better. Yuichi Shadow is an expert with ornamental flair like tassels, cuffs, and medals, which makes her an ace with uniforms of all types. As enterprising as she is skillfully creative, Yuichi Shadow also owns her own wig styling business and custom styles wigs on demand. However, before you get out your credit card, Yuichi Shadow only does work for people in Europe. Yuichi Shadow lives in Denmark.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Donttouchmymilk Cosplay. I imagine that Donttouchmymilk Cosplay grew up on horror films and mind-stretching media like i did. Also, like me, she grew up with the imagination and love of both things intact into her adulthood. Well, that's where it ends, because she is MUCH better than I am in translating that into cosplay. Her makeup effects have to be seen to believed! Her Sugarplum Fairy from "The Cabin in the Woods," and Demon Nurse from Silent Hill 3 could give you nightmares or even kill you in your sleep! Like most cosplayers, she has many sides, and also has some pretty nice family friendly cosplays including Mrs. Incredible from "The Incredibles," and Penny from Inspector Gadget the cartoon series. Donttouchmymilk Cosplay is a shining example of how cosplay is raising the bar on so many other arts because it encompasses so many. I hope to see her making creature effects in movies, someday.
HyperShadow Cosplay is from the Pacific Northwest region of the USA, and has been cosplaying since 2005. HyperShadow Cosplay is a specialised core cosplayer that has four cosplays that she is known for: Hit-Girl, Marty McFly, Sweeney Todd, and Angelica Teach. All of HyperShadow Cosplay's cosplays are spot on, but my two favourite are of Marty McFly and Sweeney Todd. I would really like to see HyperShadow Cosplay's catalogue grow and see her attempt some creative interpretations, like mashups and alternative versions, like steampunk, Medieval, futuristic, retro, et cetera. HyperShadow Cosplay is a proud member of both the Depp Squad and Portland Superheroes Coalition.
This is the official Facebook artist page for NightCold Creations. NightCold Creations is a master of armour and hard surfaced costuming. Whether it is steampunk builds with bolts and cogs, warrior armour , or high tech exoskeletons, NightCold Creations puts amazing detail into his costumes. One of his most impressive armour pieces I have ever seen is of NightCold Creation's Batman Beyond armour. Made with what can only be high-impact materials, NightCold Creation's Batman Beyond armour looks like you could really fight crime in it. If you have not looked at his album of his Batman Beyond armour, then I strongly suggest you do. NightCold Creations shows, step by step, the progress in which he made each piece of armour. I'm hoping that he makes an appearance, here in the USA, but for now, if you want to see NightCold Creations's work, you'll have to go to his home in France.
Misa on Wheels's Facebook public figure page describes her as "New England's most notable cosplayer on wheels," but she is so much more. Misa on Wheels is a role model for all people for full and positive living. Her posts are always uplifting and inspirational, and her advice practical. It is unknown if she really is the Misa from "Death Note," but it should be noted how closely she looks like Ms. Amane, and she DOES have a Death Note. And no, despite what you may have heard, Misa on Wheels is far more than some figurehead. She is a beloved ambassador of cosplay.
This is the official Facebook entertainer page for Khainsaw. I must confess that I do not know why I had not added Khainsaw to my Cool Links a long time ago. If cosplay was a competitive sport, Khainsaw would be one of the cosplayers that has the heart, style, and ability to be one of the greats. In fact, the only reason I think Khainsaw isn't considered one of the greats is that she is not in one of the Meccas of cosplay like New York, Atlanta, or South California. Khainsaw is equally adept at both bodysuit and cloth costumes. Khainsaw's costumes are not only accurate but well fitted. Another thing that I also noticed about Khainsaw is that I don't think there is any cosplayer out there that consistently works with so many other talented people. When I say that, not only do I mean that a lot of Khainsaw's photos are with other really good cosplayers, but she works with excellent photographers and editors; Khainsaw's pictures are always sharp, crisp, and clean! I dare you to find a bad picture of Khainsaw, even a selfie. With all of these things said, I think the thing that makes Khainsaw such a great cosplayer is her taste in characters. Khainsaw's choices are diverse, vibrant, and well picked. Khainsaw's cosplays carry a presence, and and her joy in cosplay carries through as well.
Like most cosplayers, Lyonegra makes her own costumes. Fewer of those cosplayers make their own masks and accessories like Lyonegra does. Even fewer cosplayers will make their props and weapons like Lyonegra. Lyonegra also does great creature effects and prosthetic body parts like even fewer, still. However, the thing that I like the best about Lyonegra's cosplay is her ambitious and adventurous sense of creativity. It makes Lyonegra unafraid of characters with daring and detailed costumes and props. It even allows her to take the ambitious leap to craft monstrous appendages on her body and body parts to carry around like trophies. Best of all, Lyonegra incorporates it into role play aspect of her cosplay. You can tell that she works at all of her crafts to make a spectacle when it all comes together. I get the sense that she is relatively new to cosplay, so I have high hopes in the perfection of her skills and scope of her characters.
Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes is an organisation very similar to Magic Wheelchair, in spirit. Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes provides costumes for children in wheelchairs through partnerships and donations. In fact, for their first Halloween, Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes started a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising $1,000.00 for five costumes. They met their goal in two days and managed to make over $3,000.00 for many more costumes that year.
This is the official Tumblr modeling page of the cosplayer and alternative model known as Pigeon Foo. I was actually blessed to see Pigeon Foo at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2015 as the cutest and most beautiful Lilith (Darkstalkers) I have ever seen. Pigeon Foo is also known for her Magick (New Mutants) and Harley Quinn (Batman) cosplays. Pigeon Foo is a respected and well-known model in in alternative, fetish, and geek communities, working with Kassandra Leigh, Vengeance Designs, and Hollow 2.5. In fact, Pigeon Foo not only works with Hollow 2.5, but is also the model liaison for our business partner, NookieCutter, which is his brainchild.
Sidekick Cosplay is a cosplaying duo in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Sidekick Cosplay consists of Jillian, and her dog, Teddy. I had never seen an exclusive human/dog partnership in cosplay, and was pleasantly surprised by what I learned about Sidekick Cosplay. Right now Sidekick Cosplay has a modest, but growing list of cosplay routines, and takes photo shoots to capture them. Sidekick Cosplay loves to give advice on cosplaying with pets and animals. Sidekick Cosplay also enjoys making appearances at birthday parties, classroom show-and-tells, and hospital visits. While Sidekick Cosplay has a deep connection and devotion to cosplay, Sidekick Cosplay has an even deeper partnership than that. Teddy is also a service dog, family member, and friend to Jillian. Yes, Sidekick Cosplay is a family act. When not cosplaying, Sidekick Cosplay enjoys their business venture, Dream It, where they and other performers do parties and shows for the public! http://www.dreamitcharacters.com/
This is the official Facebook artist page for Panterona Cosplay. Panterona Cosplay is an excellent costumer. Panterona Cosplay's costumes pay great attention to detail, especially with ornaments and jewelry. Some cosplayers gain my respect by choosing difficult cosplays, seldom chosen characters, or unique interpretations or mashups. Panterona Cosplay's gift is that she is just as likely to cosplay characters outside her race and sex, as within. Cosplays that really show off her skills are Queen Akasha from "Queen of the Damned," Prisoner Loki from "Thor: Dark World," and Cammy White from the Street Fighter sereis. She also does a great job with her original characters like Kuro Kaze.
Pink Justice Cosplay is a cosplay troupe of beginners that uses their combined backgrounds and passions to make almost any cosplay possible. Pink has experience in painting and leather working, with some in sewing. Jace is an armour crafter and prop maker bourne of a love in LARPing. Tora is a new costumer that shows great promise and is quickly learning her craft. Together, they are able to make costumes beyond each others' solo skills and make some very masterful creations.
Gravimetric Rush is one of the most creative cosplayers I have ever encountered. Gravimetric Rush may not usually cosplay flashy main characters, but every character she does cosplay is an awesome choice because she makes it so. I had never seen someone cosplay Rita Repulsa before I saw hers, and it was brilliant. Other cosplays that Gravimetric Rush has done, that I have seen no one else do include Short Round, Scooby-Doo, The Clawed Girl, Yung Hee, Marvin the Martian, but I could go on. While I have seen Power Girl done many times, I have never seen the version that Gravimetric Rush chose to do, which is more than just a leotard with gloves, a cape, and the Boob Window. Gravimetric Rush made an anime Jawa cosplay and the cutest Ewok I've ever seen. Gravimetric Rush is that special kind of cosplayer that has great costuming aesthetics and a creative sense of choice. Gravimetric Rush has a keen sense to use her skills on characters that not only suit her, but also some that a person might think does not suit her, and make it hers.
Maxx-Grey Cosplay is a master armour costumer. My first encounter with Maxx-Grey Cosplay's work was his now-famous Deathstroke the Terminator cosplay, and I was blown away. Not only did it look like it was battle ready, it looked like it had been through some. Maxx-Grey Cosplay's armour work is right up there with NightCold Creations, but where NightCold Creations's work is small in detail and insanely smooth, Maxx-Grey Cosplay seems to prefer the appearance of armour that is meant for straight up durability and getting the job done. In fact, I would say that his choice of armour is somewhere between that of NightCold Creations and Old Trenchy. But don't think that Maxx-Grey Cosplay is all "metalhead." He can also throw down with props, weapons, masks, and cloth costumes, and his Skeletor cosplay shows this. In fact, Maxx-Grey Cosplay's Skeletor and Havoc Staff are the best I've ever seen. Maxx-Grey Cosplay is truly a master in his work.
This is the official Facebook artist page of Keltonfx, formerly known as Kelton. The first cosplay I saw of Keltonfx's was of Shinichi Izumi, from Parasyte, and he pulled it off eerily and brilliantly. Keltonfx has made creative gender bender cosplays such as Poison Oak (Poison Ivy from Batman), Morrigan Aensland (my personal favourite), and perhaps his most famous one, The King of Blades (Kerrigan from Starcraft II). Keltonfx is a master of cosmetic prosthesis, body casts/suits, and creature/makeup effects, all of which Keltonfx usually prepares, himself. While Keltonfx gets his inspiration from all forms of media, but I have noticed that he has a keen liking for characters from the Blizzard Entertainment universe. Blizzard Entertainment: 'Word to the wise - You better snatch Keltonfx up now, before he becomes obscenely famous! He would make an invaluable conceptual creator, as well as BlizzCon head and promoter. He's already one of your best promoters and he isn't even on the payroll.
Blue-Cereal was a very friendly, lovely, and talented costumer and cosplayer, from Atlanta, Georgia, that was in a car accident on October 18, 2015, early on Sunday morning, that tragically cut short her very bright future. Blue-Cereal had one of the most infectiously contagious smiles that was only surpassed by her laughter. Blue-Cereal was just as comfortable cosplaying cute and cuddly characters as she was with sultry and sexy ones. Blue-Cereal was a very ornament and accessory oriented costumer, that enjoyed cosplaying in things like wings, halos, ears, tails, and other adornments. I know that I, like many other folks in Georgia, feel a void in her absence, and lament the fact that we will never see her in conventions like Anime Weekend Atlanta again. RIP Blue-Cereal: "Lucky Charms 4 Life."
This is the official Facebook page for Becka Noel. Becka Noel is a costumer/cosplayer, blogger, and entrepreneur that not only fulfills commissions for costumes and props, but sells crafts, her own line of makeup, and original art. Becka Noel seems to prefer costumes that are armour based, or with armour accents and highlights, which go very well with her props and weapons. Of her fellow armourers in the costuming and cosplay community, I would say that she seems to prefer medieval stlyed armour with nice raised embellishments, but is also proficient in high tech styled armour, as well. Becka Noel is extremely talented and deserving of recognition for her myriad skills.
This is the homepage of the cosplayer known as Dhareza Cosplayza. Dhareza Cosplayza was a creative director for Pulse Creative, and whom's clients included Disney, Sony Music Entertainment, and CNET. Dhareza Cosplayza is also a photographer and gamer. Dhareza Cosplayza seems to prefer armouring in his costuming. While Dhareza Cosplayza is exceptional at this, what truly sets him apart is his drive to not be content with merely reproducing armoured characters, but also remaking them as alternate versions and mashups. In fact, Dhareza Cosplayza is the creator of Captain Spider-Man, who has been duplicated by other cosplayers. While I think most people like Dhareza Cosplayza's Captain Spider-Man, Armored Batman, or Samurai Deathstroke cosplays, best, I have to say my personal favourite is Spartan Batman. There's something about it that is just so bad-assed, and if there was anyone that do Leonidas's job, maybe even better, who who else but Batman?
This is the homepage for NadyaSonika. NadyaSonika is primarily a cloth working costumer that also does some leather working. I have yet to see any armour work from her. The first cosplay that I saw of NadyaSonika's was of a gender bender Vega. It was a beautiful interpretation with flawless hair, makeup, and armour embellishment. Like many of the great and internationally recognised cosplayers of the world, NadyaSonika has a tremendous catalogue of completed costumes. NadyaSonika judges, and has judged many cosplay contests at conventions all over the world. NadyaSonika also blogs, and discusses cosplay and her other passions, like video games and prop making. NadyaSonika is a serious cosplayer who wishes to promote cosplay as a viable and respectable art.
Mommy and Me Cosplay is a cosplay troupe made up of Don Quijote and her 2 daughters. Mommy and Me Cosplay were normal everyday people until a family friend had the impetus to do what they hadn't, yet, and took them to their first convention. That trip created a family love affair with costuming and cosplay. Mommy and Me Cosplay caught my attention with their FLAWLLESS Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman cosplays from "Batman Returns." Don Quijote's was the battle ravaged version and her two daughters had perfect pristine versions of the catsuit. While Don Quijote of Mommy and Me Cosplay does the lion's share of costuming and crafting, her daughters are also learning the craft, and make some of their own pieces. Mommy and Me Cosplay not only enjoy sharing their craft, but also the works of other cosplayers of all notoriety. Cosplay has already shown that it can unite races, sexes, religions, and nationalities. Mommy and Me Cosplay shows it can bridge the gap between generations.
This is the official homepage of kwok-hei "KEI" mak, or Keigo Mak, as he is perhaps best known. Keigo Mak is not just a costumer and cosplayer, but a published graphic designer and illustrator. While Keigo Mak works with jumpsuits and armour pieces, like many talented costumers, my favourite piece of his is neither. His Venom, from the Marvel Universe, takes the cake. Keigo Mak's Venom isn't a bodysuit. It is a stretchy rubbery encasing, simulating the actual state of the Symbiote as it takes a host. I'm not even sure how he keeps it on, but it's a brilliant costume that makes for a brilliant cosplay. I am waiting for this guy to skyrocket in his success in all of this works.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Pisara Cosplay. I cannot stress how uniquely talented Pisara Cosplay is. Pisara Cosplay is actually a native of Thailand that lives in The States. Pisara Cosplay makes her own costumes and is extremely adept at makeup and wig designing and can be commissioned for work. If you've read a lot of my cosplay entries, you can tell that besides skills, I also hold cosplayers' choices of cosplay as a very important part of their talent. Pisara Cosplay chooses male characters for the most of her cosplays, and I don't mean gender bent or sexy versions. She actually does fully faithfully reproduced male cosplays, much like Yuichi Shadow. Pisara Cosplay is a master of open shirt binding, which is something that I had only seen Yume-tan do, so some of them are even open shirt. Lastly, Pisara Cosplay may usually choose to cosplay male characters, but she also has some sexy female characters in her repertoire.
I think Hendo Art is one of the most well rounded of cosplayers. Hendo Art cosplays comic book, movie, and some video game characters. Hendo Art enjoys making faithful recreations, but also displays versatility in alternates, mashups, and gijinkas. Because of Hendo Art's wide range of character types, Hendo Art works with cloth, leather, jump suits, and some armour. Lots of costumers work with many materials and make props as well, but Hendo Art is unique because she often makes animal companions to aid her in her cosplay, like Lockheed for her Kitty Pryde, and various birds for her Disney and comic book characters. Hendo Art is also a superlative model. While most cosplayers do model, and many of them are very good at being expressive, Hendo Art also possesses the rare gift of "stillness." I am sure that this ability enables her to make the more dangerous poses, like as Spider-Gwen.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Toria Costuming, Design & Cosplay. As the name implies, Toria is the designer for the costumes and props she makes and cosplays. A California based cosplayer, Toria is fairly new to the cosplay scene, attending her first convention in 2014. As an award-winning designer who specializes in original designs, Toria has a very unique style. A lot of Toria's best cosplay interpretations seem to embody both the aesthetics and functionality 1940's, 1950's, and sometimes older eras. Toria's approach to gender benders have a modest approach to feminising that stills remains true to the spirit of the original. There's also an old film grandness to Toria's cosplays. On the hobby side, Toria is a multi-disciplined dancer who also performs in musical theatre, a trapshooter, and archer. Toria's arts and disciplines are not only fueled by creativity, but a keen love of design and competition: (2011-2015) ACF Best of Show: Clothing and Textiles for Design, Construction and Technique, 2015 WonderCon Best Original Design, 2015 Stan Lee's Junior Cosplay National Champion, 2016 NorCal Cosies Top 3 Division Winner -- Instagram: @Toria_Cosplay, Twitter: @ToriaCosplay
This is the official Facebook artist page for Nikki Nevermore. Nikki Nevermore is a costumer and cosplayer, but her true passion is modeling. I think that Nikki Nevermore has very unique and fine features, that make her very photogenic. It's as if she stepped out of a comic book penciled by one of the greats of the Modern Age, like Jim Lee, Alan Silvestri, or Alan Davis. Nikki Nevermore is exceptionally beautiful in all of her work, but I find her profile especially striking. Nikki Nevermore prefers science fiction and fantasy themed projects, but enjoys any that allow for self-expression and vibrant colours. This, combined with her natural beauty, makes for some very nice shots. Nikki Nevermore's other hobbies closely related to cosplay include makeup, crafting, and dancing. In her other spare time, also enjoys hand sketching, hula hooping, and making friends with animals.
Maweezy Cosplay definitely has what it takes to become one of the great cosplayers. In terms of talent and skills, Maweezy Cosplay reminds me of Khainsaw. In beauty and sultriness, Maweezy Cosplay stuns like Fooly Cooly Cosplay. Maweezy Cosplay's versatility and creativity are akin to Hendo Art. Maweezy Cosplay's natural modeling talent and presence is what I imagine NiKKi NeVeRMORe's was when she started her career. Despite all of these things, if it wasn't for #29daysofblackcosplay (even though she is Filipina), I might not have ever found out about Maweezy Cosplay. I think that her Battle Sally, inspired by "The Nightmare Before Christmas" shows creativity in concept, and skillful execution in detail. Maweezy Cosplay's Gundam Harley Quinn has all of the charms of her Battle Sally, while also showing that she is adept at prop and armour crafting. Maweezy Cosplay's Queen Gloppy takes both cosplays further by also showing her gift for recreating appropriate textures and lusters; you swear that you can not only eat the costume, but her huge chocolate zanbato. Lastly, I cannot forget to mention her Bowser cosplay. Although it is unique, it still possesses a curious sense of familiarity to it, until you realise that it actually incorporates the basic Saiyan armour design from the Dragon Ball series(lthough this was completely by chance and strictly artistic license). Yes, not only is it a gender bent gijinka, but it is a mashup, too! I sincerely hope this young lady gets the recognition due her.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Sami Bess. When I look at Sami Bess's work, I can't help but think that she is another Jessica Nigri in the making. Where Jessica Nigri started perfecting her craft with sexy cloth based reproductions, gijinkas, gender benders, and alternative version cosplays, Sami Bess started faster, actually making armour and prop pieces 2 years into her costuming, at the latest. Sami Bess has some very sexy cosplays, but they are also skillful and ambitious, not relying on being skimpy or simple. Sami Bess's Castanic from Tera is a great example of this aesthetic. I would love to see Sami Bess to attempt something big, because I think that she would make it a walking spectacle. I'll have to bide my time and see.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Sev Cosplay. Sev Cosplay is a DC transplant from the Soviet Union. (In the 80's that would have been considered a drastic and suspicious change of locale! Sev Cosplay would have probably had his house bugged and put under surveillance! LOL) Like another cosplayer by the name of Spideyfit, Sev Cosplay is dedicated to fitness and nutrition. I'm not into body shaming. A person should cosplay who they want to and have a good time regardless of what they look like, but a person that does go that extra mile to have a body like the character he/she is cosplaying does look that much more like that character. So Sev Cosplay has a great body, but how is his cosplay? Sev Cosplay is an awesome cosplayer and a great costumer. My personal favourites of his are his Barbarian from Diablo 3, Gamagori, from Kill la Kill, and his Kamehameha Master Roshi (Dragon Ball series). I also love that Sev Cosplay has some great silly cosplays like his Chosen One from "Kung Pow!," and his famous, possibly infamous Magicarp gijinka.
Jutsu Cosplay is a costumer and cosplayer from "Down Under." As the name suggests, Jutsu Cosplay likes to cosplay as fighting characters from video games. Jutsu Cosplay is in excellent shape and takes pictures in poses that the average cosplayer can't. Jutsu Cosplay's Christie Montiero cosplay is not only spot on, but acrobatic; her shoot for it has to be seen to be believed. Other very notable fighting game cosplays that she has made with spectacular photo shoots include her Juri Han, from Street Fighter Ultra, and Laura Matsuda, from Street Fighter V. Jutsu Cosplay also cosplays other characters, but they too are powerful females. Jutsu Cosplay seems to primarily work with cloth, but does make her own props and constructs. Jutsu Cosplay also does her own hair and makeup.
There are times in your life when words simply fail you. You are both hit with an affliction of description in which you do not know how to start and you cannot figure out if you've said enough. This i show I feel about Sunday Cosplay. I will try my BEST to describe the style which is Sunday Cosplay. Sunday Cosplay has a girly side, but it is that of a frat boy's sense of humour, like a cosplay that I can only describe as a dude in a pink prom dress, but a deluxe version of a kid's cheap Halloween mask his mother bought him. Sunday Cosplay is perhaps most famous for his Space Marine variants from Warhammer: one of them Hello Kittty, the other Pikachu. With that being said, let me now say that the Sunday Cosplay is a master costumer. As far as his costuming style, Sunday Cosplay does work with cloth, but is most prolific as an armourer. All humour aside, Sunday Cosplay's Space Marine variants are masterpieces, and one only has to see his Red Hood and Magneto masks to further understand his expertise in armour crafting. 'Want to really be impressed, take a look at his Samus Aran variant. It's texture, luster, and quality are premium Hollywood quality. Sunday Cosplay's Samus Aran also shows his skill with LED/costume housing and integration. Sunday Cosplay shows that madness is not the only quality that can pair with genius, but perhaps a little playful humour as well.
Narcisse Cosplay Art's style, skill set, and skill level reminds me a lot of Shadow Cosplay's. However, being a man, Narcisse Cosplay Art is free to cosplay in far sexier and more revealing manners. Narcisse Cosplay Art is an excellent cloth and leather costumer, and seems to prefer cosplaying in those materials, but is also very proficient at armour and prop crafting. Narcisse Cosplay Art does all of his own makeup and wig styling. Narcisse Cosplay Art writes, dances, and models. Narcisse Cosplay Art stage and voice acts. Narcisse Cosplay Art also enjoys photography. Narcisse Cosplay Art uses all of these talents to create a remarkable presence and some breathtaking photo shoots, and as unbelievable as it may sound, Narcisse Cosplay Art has a strict no effect altering policy. Narcisse Cosplay Art encourages cosplayers to achieve their desired effects with physical means, like crafting, lighting, and makeup effects.
This is the official Facebook public figure for Kadu=Out Cosplay. Kadu=Out Cosplay is what I call a tech armourer, because many of his cosplays features armour and/or props sporting the look of advanced technology by design and/or LED displays and and special effects. Even though Kadu=Out Cosplay does a lot of tech pieces, he also does some great mystical and magical cosplays with the help on his LED effects, as well. My favourite examples of both types of cosplays that Kadu=Out Cosplay has done are his famous Project Lucien from League of Legends and his Dark Magician from Yu-Gi-Oh! I think that if I could request anything of Kadu=Out Cosplay, it would be to see how he does on a whole full-body suit of armour, not Iron Man that has been over-done into the ground, but a mech, like from the Robotech/Macross series, or an Eva unit. I also think that Kadu=Out Cosplay would do a SUPERB job at a Kill la Kill gender bender, and I don't mean that as a joke. I think that Kadu=Out Cosplay would find a creative way to translate the sexiness of fully released Kamui for a man. *crosses fingers*
FD Cosplay Studio is owned and operated by the cosplay team of Fenix Fatalist and Vergil Sparda Cosplay. FD Cosplay Studio makes costumes, props, and styles wigs. As cosplayers, they do their own hair and makeup, and wear the costumes that they make. I could be wrong, but I think that Fenix Fatalist is the driving force behind FD Cosplay. Fenix Fatalist's cosplays display expertly tailored period dresses, corsets, spandex suits, armour, inhuman prosthetics, and props. Fenix Fatalist has some remarkable photo shoots, expertly taken and masterfully edited. Some of them are even done underwater or have anti-gravity effects. As for Fenix Fatlaist's cosplays, they are ALL excellent. I think she might have the best and sexiest Bloodrayne, with the cleanest suit inthe business. Vergil Sparda Cosplay is a self-proclaimed "beginning cosplayer." His cosplay that grabbed me was Vergil Sparda Cosplay's Genos, "The Demon Cyborg," from One Punch-Man. His hair and makeup were excellent, and his armour had LEDs incorporated into the arms and hands. Vergil Sparda Cosplay's body of work is not as large as diverse as Fenix Faust, but some of it is comparable. Not only does FD Cosplay Studio sell items, but they do commission work, as well.
Demorafairy Cosplay is an extraordinary costumer from the UK who does more than conventional cosplay. It has been my experience that most cosplayers pick a type of cosplay and stick to it, 70% or more of the time. Demorafairy Cosplay does a lot of what most people think of when they think of cosplay. For instance Demorafairy Cosplay has many great cosplays from League of Legends, including a beautifully done Popstar Kayle and Headhunter Caitlyn, but what makes Demorafairy Cosplay truly unique is that she also creates brilliant steampunk, Victorian, Gothique, and West Asian styled cosplays. Steampunk by nature mixes and fuses genres, like "Steampunk X-Men," or "Steampunk Star Trek," so it should come to no surprise that she has some impressive steampunks like her Steampunk Pirate and Steampunk Masquerade. However, Demorafairy Cosplay also uses that spirit in some of her cosplays, like Chandelure, which is a Gothique/Victorian gijinka from Pokemon, and her Espeon, a West Asian styled gijinka, also from Pokemon. I don't think that she has ever made it to The States, but I hope she does visit, because I think that it would be a great meeting of minds and styles.
SakuraFlame is a French costumer and cosplayer that specialises in armour and weapons. SakuraFlame is what I call a fantasy armourer, meaning she makes the armour that you find in a fantasy movie or game. SakuraFlame makes both melee fantasy armour and magical armour, and the appropriate weapons for both. SakuraFlame is a master at her craft. SakuraFlame's detail is resolute and reproductions hauntingly accurate. I think the first cosplay that I saw of SakuraFlames' in which I could have a true understanding of her talent and skill was that of her Maltheal, from Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. She truly looks like the Angel of Death walking, and you would not know that an extremely lovely young lady was underneath. Its costumers like SakuraFlame that make Hollywood look like they are sitting on their hands. SakuraFlame is one of the masters who does what production companies do with inflated budges, but on a cosplayer's income. In fact, SakuraFlame probably does BETTER than some. *cough, cough Apocalypse..!*
This is the official Facebook public figure page for Dalin Cosplay. Dalin Cosplay is a costumer and cosplayer from Mexico who works with many different types of material. Dalin Cosplay does not really craft armour or props, but has a keen talent for tailoring. Dalin Cosplay's costumes are always masterfully fitted to her. Dalin Cosplay also has a great eye for fabric; all of her costumes have a great looking texture and luster for whatever cosplay she is performing. There are a lot of cosplayers with Dalin Cosplay's attention to cosplay detail, and more still on her level of costuming, but I think that a great part of Dalin Cosplay's charm is that she is like a girl that has not lost the sense of magic from "dress up." A lot of cosplayers' presentation ranges anywhere from people out having fun to professionally trained models and actors. Dalin Cosplay is like a little girl that is in her Sunday Best having fun in front of a camera. All of that, combined with her natural beauty make her a great cosplayer.
When I first encountered The Lucid Tear, I thought that she was just a character cosplayer that made a sweet Samus Aran Metroid suit, and that's all she did. As remarkable a feat in costuming The Lucid Tear's Samus Aran's cosplay is, it is but one facet to an amazing individual. The Lucid Tear is one of the relatively few cosplayers in a fraternity of fitness and health. Don't let her extremely cute face fool you! It was hard for ME to look at such a sweet face and imagine her working out and lifting like a beast, but The Lucid Tear has the abs and body to prove it. Besides having what could be the best Samus Aran cospaly in the business, she has several awesome variations of Princess Zelda, including Sheik, and equally accurate versions of Cammy White, including a spot-on classic Super Street Fighter II Cammy, body physique included. The Lucid Tear is also a lifelong hand sketch artist with amazing skill.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Kinpatsu Cosplay, a South African student of Fine Arts. Kinpatsu Cosplay is what I have come to call a form fitting armourer. Most of Kinpatsu Cosplay's armour are mystical fantasy and melee in nature, because those are the two of the main types of character she tends to copslay as as, and those characters are usually from video games. Kinpatsu Cosplay has also made some armour accent pieces of tech, as well as tech and other types of props. Kinpatsu Cosplay is a great character cosplayer. I suppose that most, if not all cosplayers are "character cosplayers," but Kinpatsu Cosplay also has a great talent for detail and expression. You can see both of those talents in Kinpatsu Cosplay's Marceline (Adventure Time) and Jinx (League of Legends) cosplays. Something that is also notable is that Kinpatsu Cosplay is talented with her gijinkas. While Kinpatsu Cosplay's Umbreon (Pokemon) is elegant and majestic, my favourite is her Cubone (Pokemon). Kinpatsu Cosplay's Cubone seems to capture what it is to be an orphaned feral Pokemon, and the work she did on the skull helmet, alone, was enough for me to fall in love with.
This is the official website for Hushy Plushy. Hushy Plushy is one of those cosplayers of myriad talents that could have been placed in multiple categories in Cool Links. Like most talented cosplayers, Hushy Plushy is a costumer that does most of his own costumes. Hushy Plushy also does all of his armour and prop crafting. As a costumer and prop maker, Hushy Plushy does great work, but I think that Hushy Plushy's greatest talents as a cosplayer are some that are not truly material. Hushy Plushy does all of his makeup and makeup effects. Hushy Plushy also does his own styling, inculding wigs, and his skills are masterful. Hushy Plushy is already a very naturally beautiful man, but his makeup and styling skills make him into a living and breathing vision of beauty and perfect replication. Hushy Plushy also acts out his characters, giving him excellent character presence. Hushy Plushy is also a photographer, as well as a web and graphic designer. In fact, his website is very impressively done with a blog, tips, tutorials, catalogues, and archives of some of Hushy Plushy's techniques, interests, and cosplays, all available in over 100 languages! Hushy Plushy has also done promoting and cosplay judging as a natural evolutionary extension of his skills, talents, and crafts.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Emma Rubini. Emma Rubini is quickly becoming well-known for her Tank Girl cosplay which literally looks like she walked right out of the comic book. Emma Rubini's rise in popularity is very well deserved, and her style of cosplay is not a copy of a style but a perfection that Emma Rubini has been evolving for years. Emma Rubini's cosplays have always paid tremendous attention to mimicking not only the textures of her characters and their clothing, but also the perceived medium that we see them in. In other words, cosplays like her famous Tank Girl not only look like the character, but it also mimics the art style of the penciler, and the look of a character on a comic book page. This style is unarguably apparent with the creation of Emma Rubini's own unique style of special effects makeup that she developed for her Borderlands characters, taking the cell-shaded makeup effect way farther than most cosplayers that just put heavily defined makeup on their faces and cleavage lines. What also rigidly defines Emma Rubini's tyle is her great attention to medium style and palette, like Kay Pike, and great attention to dramatic and scary special effects makeup, like Donttouchmymilk Cosplay. Emma Rubini is also adept in crafting in her cosplay and makeup style.
This is the official homepage of Kei SScene Cosplay, a costumer and cosplayer from Spain. Kei SScene Cosplay finds a lot of her inspiration for her cosplays from video games and anime. Kei SScene Cosplay is very well-rounded in her abilities as a costumer and prop maker. Kei SScene Cosplay's cosplays are all extremely feminine and alluring, as are the characters that she is drawn to as subjects. Kei SScene Cosplay's costumes show adept tailoring and dress making with various materials. Kei SScene is very talented with what I call ornamental armouring, where the costume is not armour based, but is accented by armour pieces such as shoulder pads, gauntlets, boots, headgear, et cetera. Kei SScene Cosplay also likes to bejewel her costumes, and accent them with creature effects appendages like ears, horns, and wings.
This is the official Facebook public figure page for Takeru & Soubi, a cosplaying duo from Russia. Takeru & Soubi have many pages on many media that display their flair and talent for cosplay. Takeru & Soubi are the subject of many picture and video shoots, and are perhaps the most well-known and respected yaoi cosplay duo in the business. Takeru & Soubi's makeup, hair, and wig-styling are top notch, as well as their costuming. Takeru & Soubi's abilities easily rival that of Danish copslayer, Yuichi Cosplay, but add the finesse that can only be achieved by having a partner to double that effect. Takeru & Soubi are but two of quite a few extremely talented Russian cosplayer like Jannet Incosplay, and another duo known as R & R Art Group (Ryoko-Demon and Rei-Doll). As mentioned before, Takeru & Soubi are the subjects of many photographs and videos, and are naturals as performers. I would not be surprised to learn that become something like what I see Mick Ignis becoming, here. In the meanwhile, Takeru & Soubi continue to help remind the world of the talent in cosplay that Russia has fostered.
This is the official Facebook public figure page for Dannai De Leon, a talented Mexican costumer and cosplayer with the heart of a otaku, and the presence of a model. One could easily be tempted to compare Dannai De Leon to her fellow cosplayer, and countryman, Dalin Cosplay. Dannai De Leon has often been known to perform the same types of cosplays. In fact, they have cosplayed as many of the same characters. Dannai De Leon also seems to prefer lots of sexy characters, like Dalin Cosplay. However, Dannai De Leon is not as limited to tailor-made costumes, and also enjoys armour crafting, and not just armour accented pieces, but full armoured builds. Aside from costuming, Dannai De Leon is extremely alluring and an excellent model, also like Dalin Cosplay, but in her own way. I'm beginning to see the different aesthetics in cosplaying that Mexico has, and Dannai De Leon is a very worthy ambassador of it.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Shappi, an extremely talented costumer and cosplayer from Poland. Like so many talented cosplayers, Shappi has won many awards, but a few notable claims to fame for Shappi are that she is the EuroCosplay representative for 2010 and 2011 on behalf of Poland, the solo winner for the European Cosplay Gathering in 2013, and the Cosplay World Masters Winner for 2014. By her quality of work, I consider Shappi a master armour crafter. From the magnitude of accents to full-on suits, and range of styles of fantasy, medieval, and tech, Shappi is as talented as she is versatile. Shappi crafts her own props and weapons, as well. Shappi is very well versed in seaming, tailoring, and working with the coarser materials like latex and leather. Shappi also does as much of her makeup, hair, and wig-styling as possible because she loves the entire creative process of costuming and cosplaying. Also, if you are a fan of her work, like I am, but you feel you are lacking her ability and raw talent...like I am, but you still want award-winning quality costumes and/or props for your cosplay, then you are in luck, because she also does commission work.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Shoko and Jerome Cosplay. Shoko and Jerome Cosplay are an award-winning costuming and cosplaying duo from France. Between them both, they have over 50 awards for costuming and cosplaying, and are still counting! Like so many talented costumers and cosplayers, Shoko and Jerome Cosplay do their own hair, makeup, and wig-styling. Shoko and Jerome Cosplay do a lot of great armour work, and choose to do fantasy and medieval styles, but their style is so clean, I think they would have no problem doing tech styles, as well. Not only do they craft excellent accenting and full body armour, but they do HEAVY armour pieces as well. Their armour looks so good, it looks bodily-saving authentic! Shoko and Jerome Cosplay craft their own weapons that tend to be VERY large! Shoko and Jerome Cosplay have constructed fur-based cosplays like Rocket Raccoon. One thing that I thought was special about Shoko and Jerome Cosplay was that they perform for spectators and on video to display their cosplays.
Vermilion Cosplay (not to be confused with Vermilion Cosplays) is a German costumer and cosplayer. Vermilion Cosplay has been cosplaying for a relatively short period of time, but her potential and presence make her stand out in the crowd of many relatively up and coming cosplayers, in my opinion. Vermilion Cosplay does her own makeup, hair, wig-styling, costuming, and crafting; whatever else needs done, her significant other helps. Vermilion Cosplay is an armour crafter that makes great heavy looking topical armour with heavy cloth and hide-wear underneath. Vermilion Cosplay carries herself as if she would be perfectly comfortable on the battlefield. Not a thing about her would appear out of place. As mentioned before, Vermilion Cosplay does style wigs, but she is not afraid to have her hair cut and styled for the right effects, either. As a newcomer, Vermilion Cosplay didn't have too much to show of her work on her official Facebook artist page, but Vermilion Cosplay's presence was enough to strike a chord in me. Vermilion Cosplay is a talent to keep an eye on.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Corey Morgan - Straight Outta Cosplay, who is actually one of a family cosplay duo, with his daughter, Noelle. Corey Morgan - Straight Outta Cosplay cosplays as a lot of superheroes, and is perhaps best known for one of his choices of costuming: body paints! Rather than donning a mask or building prosthetic coverings, Corey Morgan - Straight Outta Cosplay and Noelle sometimes have detailed masks or goggles painted on their face, or even chrome armoured cybernetics etched in highly detailed paint onto their arms. (Noelle's Winter Soldier cosplay is an excellent example of this technique.) Corey Morgan - Straight Outta Cosplay designs all of his superhero jackets/body suits, and has them specially made just for him. Certain prosthetic and prop components to his cosplay are done by Corey Morgan - Straight Outta Cosplay, himself. Noelle does her own costuming. Corey Morgan - Straight Outta Cosplay and Noelle attend conventions and meet up with lots other cosplayers for pictures and photo sets.
I do not think I am alone when I say that many times, I come across one cosplay that turns me on to the work of a cosplayer. For Eveille Cosplay, it was her cosplay of Storm from The X-Men. It was the classic 70's-80's Storm that I first fell in love with when I started reading The Uncanny X-Men. Not only was Eveille Cosplay's costume spot on, but her spirit and poise were as well; Eveille Cosplay WAS Storm. 'Fierce, regal, powerful, and beautiful. It is always a pleasure to see cosplays that bring beloved characters to life, and makes the fanboy in me that used to consider Disney World a holy place swoon. Eveille Cosplay cosplays as a wide range of characters from all genres of fandoms. When it comes to her costuming, Eveille Cosplay appears to prefers seam work with cloth and other lighter materials rather than armour, latex, or heavy leather, and is quite the seamstress, with impressive mage cosplays, as well as gowned gijinkas. Like several cosplayers today, Eveille Cosplay's interests are not just in front of the camera. Eveille Cosplay has shot sets in such conventions as AnimeUSA, ColossalCon, and New York Comic Con.
It is not so often that I encounter a cosplayer with such astounding talent, creativity, and presence. I was immediately floored by Elena Samko Cosplay'sFacebook artist page. Elena Samko Cosplay is a mystic, spiritualist, hedonist, nihilist, and seeker of truth and adventure. Elena Samko Cosplay is inspired by the supernatural, dark, sexy, disturbing, and psychological, and uses her considerable skills in costuming, makeup, and showmanship to create and recreate haunting, alluring, funny, and/or bizarre characters from all types of fandoms in all genres and mediums of entertainment. If you didn't think it possible for Elena Samko Cosplay to be all of those things in one cosplay, then you have not seen her as The Lusty Argonian Maid from the Elder Scrolls series, which is still to this day, the one and ONLY cosplay that I have ever seen of that character! As far as costuming, Elena Samko Cosplay is an excellent seamstress and tailor, and works with lots of cloth, latex, and lighter leathers. Elena Samko Cosplay's makeup effects allow her to cosplay in all manners of genre and styles,, but Elena Samko Cosplay truly shines in horror. Elena Samko Cosplay also models in many other styles, including Fetish, Gothique, and Steampunk. Like many cosplayers, Elena Samko Cosplay is a regular presence on social media, like Twitch. Oh, did I mention that Elena Samko Cosplay also speaks Russian and English?
This is the official website for Caitlin R. Dickens, or as she is known in the cosplay community, Contagious Costuming. Caitlin R. Dickens had been a seamstress her entire life, but started costuming and cosplaying several years ago. Caitlin R. Dickens is an award winning cosplayer and brand ambassador who enjoys learning new things from her fellows. Caitlin R. Dickens is also the producer and art director for Contagious Media Productions. I think that one of the things that makes Caitlin R. Dickens stand out is that she is one of those great costumers that can design and fit her costumes specifically to her body in just the right way that they seem to change to the proportions of the different characters she portrays. I saw her Enchantress, Emma Frost, Gamora, Magik, X-23 Wolverine, and Black Widow, and I honestly thought they were different people that worked for Contagious Costuming; she's that good. While Caitlin R. Dickens does usually do her own props, she gets occasional help from her friend Austin, and Death Ray Designs.
I consider cosplayers some of the greatest performers alive because they are usually the total package: talented not only in performing arts, but also in costuming. 'Sometimes engineering, blacksmithing, and other things as well. 'But every now and them, even for them, there are some that stand out in the pinnacle of the craft; Jannet Incosplay is one of those cosplayers. Jannet Incosplay seems to do tailoring and light armour crafting. Jannet Incosplay also wig styles, but did you know she is also a wig maker? I had no idea that people did that! (If there are more of you out there, I am sorry, but this was the first time I ever heard of this!) I think that more than anything, Jannet Incosplay's skill in wig making and styling is truly superlative! That, plus Jannet Incosplay's striking beauty truly stand out in her cosplays, at least it did in the first cosplay that I ever saw of hers (Goku). Jannet Incosplay is the a total package of total packages.
This is the official website of Xavier, an Atlanta based cosplayer that got his handle from Charles Xavier of the X-Men. Xavier is costumer and crafter that grew up in California, and immersed himself in comics and its heroes and villains. Xavier is not only driven to improve and spread the love of his art, but to represent it as a Black geek; something that is finally being accepted without much pause in today's scene. It is easy to see that his passion in cosplay lies in armour and weapon crafting, and his skills have brought him to the attention of the juggernauts of that world, including Marvel Studios, Legendary Pictures, Weta Workshop, and SyFy, where he even won an episode of Cosplay Melee as an original Star Wars inspired character. Xavier is one of the fixtures in Atlanta that is helping to define it as a Mecca to Cosplay to not only the country, but to the world.
This is the official Facebook of Aoime, a cosplayer from Hungary. Aoime is like many veteran cosplayers that not only does her own costuming, but her makeup, hair, and wig styling. Aoime does a lot of armour pieces, and I've noticed that she seems to be very good at headpieces. Some of Aoime's pieces seem magical in that such large and bold pieces stay on so well placed and straight. Aoime's work is also very well detailed, and the equal to anyone that would be considered a master cosplayer. Aoime is the type of cosplayer that continues to raise the bar for what it means to be a cosplayer and not just some boy or girl in a costume.
This is the official Facebook page for the Egg Sisters. The Egg Sisters are definitely two of the most talented cosplayers that I have ever come across online. Their creature effects are extraordinary! I have never seen such a great use of neon colouring combined with complete and precise detail. The Egg Sisters' more conventional creature effects are just as great. The Egg Sisters are also master crafters of prodigious armour and weapons, crafting giant detailed pieces from both medieval and futuristic themes. At this moment I do not think they boast such impressive portfolios as other cosplayers that have become superstars, but there are probably only a small percentage of cosplayers out there that put as much skill and perfection into their cosplays as the Egg Sisters. Great examples of their work right now include their World of Warcraft Forsaken Rogue, Final Fantasy XIV Garuda, and Overwatch Blackgardt.
This is the official website of Saphira Cosplay, a Portuguese cosplayer living in the UK. Saphira Cosplay is what I call a Jill of All Trades, but if I had to describe her skills, I would say that Saphira Cosplay graduated from Cosplay University with a major in Engineering with a concentration in Accessories, Trinkets, and Crystals. Saphira Cosplay's costumes show work in all of the major groups, but really excels in tinkering and producing accessories. In fact, she sells her very unique accessories on her page. 'Want to propose with a Pokemon jewelry box? 'Ever wanted a black Kyber Crystal for your lightsaber? Perhaps your Pickachu amiibo needs some sprucing up? Saphira Cosplay has you covered.
Iris Harley Quinn Cosplay has the soul of an actress that also has the talent to do her own costuming, makeup, and wig styling, but don't let that make you think that either one is easy. Because of her love of acting, I think that Iris Harley Quinn Cosplay chooses some of the most striking and expressive characters in comic books and other media. Iris Harley Quinn Cosplay reminds us that Cosplay is not from "Costume Play" like so many of us say it is. It is from the similar phrase "Costume Roleplay," which actually makes more sense when you think about it. It's one of he reasons that I hold cosplayers in such high regard. Even the cosplayers that don't really costume can gain a fanbase, but Iris Harley Quinn Cosplay has that keen charm and desire to become her characters that many of the newfangled cosplayers lack. Iris Harley Quinn Cosplay is very proficient in working with leathers and vinyls which is also telltale of her love of comic book characters.
This is the Facebook page for Aokiji Cosplay. Aokiji Cosplay has all of the presence and chiseled good looks of a gentleman model. That plus his masterful skills in makeup, hair, and wig styling make for a great combination in a cosplayer. Where most male cosplayers are either covered in heavy armour and props, or rely on twinkish or rugged good looks, Aokiji Cosplay takes more after his female counterparts in his refined skills sets. His costumes are beautifully accurate and his hair and makeup are on point. Aokiji Cosplay is also a chameleon of sorts playing imposing figures such as Xerxes, beautiful characters like Whis, and mythically breathtaking djinn and gods. For those interested, Aokiji Cosplay does commission work as well.
If you get the sense of being in the presence of a thespian and theatre person when you meet Canvas Cosplay, then you are correct. Also known in the theatre world as Philip Odango, Canvas Cosplay is a theatre manager, director, and producer, not to mention award winning cosplayer. Canvas Cosplay has shown experience with working with ancient types of armour crafting and weapons, but I am a fan of his tailored robes and capes.
Canvas Cosplay is a true example of why I consider cosplayers "greatest of performers." He just happens to have a leg up on most cosplayers because he is classically trained and experienced in capturing that great acting presence and feeling of authenticity and suspension of disbelief that amateurs thirst for. When not expanding on his considerable cosplaying skills, Canvas Cosplay shares his expertise with his fellows. Bravo, Canvas Cosplay. Bravo.
By now you've probably come across a lot of bodybuilding and fitness cosplayers, expecially if they are male. However, have you ever met one that was an oil painter? Yes, Leobane Cosplay is an oil painting fitness cosplayer...that also loves to travel and knows magic! Leobane Cosplay makes accurate cosplays of your favourite characters from games, cartoons, and anime. Leobane Cosplay works with all types of materials, crafting all sorts of sturdy costumes, including medieval armours. As great as all of these things are in a cosplayer, I think Leobane Cosplay's greatest attribute is his heart. Leobane Cosplay has muscles as huge as a glacier, but a smile and sense of humour that can melt one, too. Perhaps his charm, art skills, and love of travels comes from him being French?
This is the official page for Mitternacht Cosplay of Sweden. Mitternacht Cosplay got bitten by the cosplay bug via her love of Naruto, just as so many others. Mitternacht Cosplay is not only an awesome costumer, but a creative cosplayer as well, being the only cosplayer that I know to attempt a Malachite cosplay. In fact, chances are that if you Google "Malachite Leg Tutorial," you will get hers. (Even though they look more like back ground arms to me. LOL) 'Still not original enough for you? Mitternacht Cosplay is also the only woman I've seen to work glass in her face for a character since "Return of the Living Dead 3." (Bloody Mary from The Wolf Among Us) When Mitternacht Cosplay is not carousing with her friends and boyfriend, she is making art with her group, known as B.A.K.A. Cosplay.
This is the official website for Italian cosplayer Mogu Cospaly. Mogu Cosplay is an award winning and internationally recognised representative for Italy, having graced a multitude of conventions and competitions. Mogu Cosplay makes some of the most beautifully well-made cosplays that I have ever seen. With as elaborately and professionally made as Mogu Cosplay's pieces are , I would not be surprised if makeup and design was in her future if Mogu Cosplay isn't doing that already. All of Mogu Cosplays's work is delicately detailed and fiercely flaired. Mogu Cosplay reminds me of Demorafairy Cosplay's work, not in overall style, but in mastery and level of beauty in tailoring. Mogu Cospaly is also a designer and architect. All of Mogu Cosplay's passions and skills meld perfectly to make her a beautifully eclectic chameleon.
This is the official page for The Stylish Geek. The Stylish Geek is one of the true mogul cosplayers out there. The Stylish Geek is more than just a talented cosplayer, but a brand in herself. As a style or cosplayer, I would say that The Stylish Geek is a master of minimalist accurate cosplay; I'll try to explain. The Stylish Geek has an uncanny skill in interpreting a character into a cosplay that is not necessarily 100% accurate in all details and proportions, but captures the essence of that character in the details that she chooses to translate into her cosplay. A great example of The Stylish Geek's technique is her helmetless Darth Vader. The Stylish Geek also has cosplays that are pretty accurate, but use more practical materials, like her "X-Men: Age of Apocalypse" Psyloke. Another thing that The Stylish Geek does is just an overall sprucing up of a character into a more fashionable version of itself, like her Kylo Ren. The Stylish Geek's page is not only a hub for her brand, but a blog on geek fashion, with special offers from chic stores as well.
This is the Patreon page for Daria Kulikova Cosplay. Daria Kulikova Cosplay is but one of many very talented and beautiful cosplayers and models from Russia. Daria Kulikova Cosplay has all the skills you would expect from a master costumer and the extreme heat you would also expect from a model. What I think is truly unique about Daria Kulikova Cosplay's style is that her characters all have a gritty realism to them. Daria Kulikova Cosplay's characterss are all one part costuming, one part modeling, one part oil painting, one part resin figure! Some of Daria Kulikova Cosplay's works, like her Davidian, make you want to prop her up and set her on a shelf, unopened. Others like her Vampirella give a blood caked helping of both sex and horror. I think Daria Kulikova Cosplay's style is like a perfect melding of Jannet Incosplay, Dalin Cosplay, and Donttouchmymilk Cosplay.
This is the Facebook page for KaijuQueen Cosplay. KaijuQueen Cosplay is the type of cosplayer that I first started my cosplay section of Cool Links for. KaijuQueen Cosplay is a geek and lover of fandoms. KaijuQueen Cosplay takes that love and makes art, while escapeing into the fellowship that has become the cosplay community. KaijuQueen Cosplay crafts all of her weapons, but is not above trading costuming and crafting for her projects. Along with the vast majority of her costumes, KaijuQueen Cosplay does all of her makeup, hair, and wig styling. While KaijuQueen Cosplay has not done outright commission work, as mentioned before, she is VERY social and shares her crafting with other cosplayers in her network. Like so many cosplayers I know, KaijuQueen Cosplay does this for all of the best reasons to do cosplay. She does it for art, fellowship, and love; to celebrate life.
PeachiBunni is one of many cosplayers that I would call a "fashion model cosplayer." PeachiBunni makes a large portion of her costumes and has a big interest in fashion and modeling. I don't think PeachiBunni's style is as chic as The Stylish Geek, or her modeling as sexy as Jazzmin Jolly, Her cosplay style does remind me of that of Gravimetric Rush, but even more kawaii sometimes, if that is possible. I would say that PeachiBunni has a more traditional fashion and modeling style that works well with her cuteness. PeachiBunni makes her own props and trinkets, and is learning costuming from her mother who helps with more complex pieces and gifts her with others.
Dezi is one of my favourite types of cosplayers: the burlesque cosplayer. I find myself at a loss for words with Dezi. When I think of all of the things that I love about burlesque, Dezi is the most like my ideal than anyone that I can think of. Dezi constantly experiments with her presentation. Dezi's performance cosplays are sexy, yet somehow portray the essence of the characters that we grew up with and love. (Have you ever seen a sexy Dexter? You will.) It's no surprise that Dezi works with latex, but not nearly as much as one might expect. Being a cosplayer so readily adds to Dezi's art. As a model, Dezi is well polished. I get the feeling that Dezi could be a Suicide Girl easily, but she's got more to say than the average Suicide, and is more of a brand in herself. If I had to get formulaic as to the cocktail recipe of how to make a Dezi, I'd say she was two parts Maki Roll, one part Heathen (Heathen Suicide), one part Cade, and a splash of Nikki Nevermore. I pray that Dezi is merciful of my oversimplification of her...
This is the Deviant Art page for Dudus Arrrt. Dudus Arrrt is a WOMAN from Hungary. Yes, although a lot of her cosplays are those of burly, stout, or hulking men, Dudus Arrrt is very much female. I don't know how Dudus Arrrt does it, but the faces of her cosplays are unreal in how realistic they are. Then, Dudus Arrrt's actual costumes are masterfully done as well. Dudus Arrrt's character cosplays belong in a Peter Jackson film. They're that good. Dudus Arrrt also creates perfect skin scarring in her cosplays. I would love to see Dudus Arrrt to try some creature effects to make a horror cosplay, but her style seems to be warm and fuzzy rather than mind tearing and terrifying...but I'm sure she could..!
In the limited dealings that I have had with Smirka Cosplay, she is one of the warmest cosplayers that I have ever encountered. This probably serves Smirka Cosplay well since she is from Moscow, Russia, one of an increasing number of Amazon cosplay goddesses from the former Soviet Union. If I had to guess, I'd say that Smirka Cosplay is a comic book and former 16 bit gamer at heart. Smirka Cosplay is the only cosplayer I have ever seen to cosplay as Princess What's Her Name, and one of the few I've seen do Silver Sable so well. In fact, I think Smirka Cosplay does an especially good job at cosplaying majestic women with power and mystique, like Storm and Raven. Like most of her comrades, Smirka Cosplay does it all: costuming, makeup, hair, wig styling, and modeling. Smirka Cosplay models and works with her friend Milena Hime Cosplay, who is an exceptional photographer as well.
Jonathan Adam is a diamond in the rough of male cosplayers choosing dramatic characters that require skills in makeup and style rather than crafting and armour. Jonathan Adam is like a shining knight of the cosplay world that not only seeks to ever improve his art, but devotes time to helping others do so as well, even if it is by just upholding his principles as a cosplayer. Jonathan Adam does not believe in contrary actions in or out of cosplay character, and makes it a point to respect all of his fellows, regardless of perceived skill in the craft, or dedication. While I do not think that Jonathan Adam's works concentrate on armour as this writing, he is a crafter and does still do his own pieces. Notable cosplay of his include Sephiroth, Dante, and Alucard. In fact, Jonathan Adam is probably THE best Alucard that I have ever seen! If they ever make a live action of Hellsing, they need to look Jonathan Adam up.
OscuroLupo Cosplay is an interesting cosplayer. If you are not familiar with OscuroLupo Cosplay, it could be because she is known by many other names, inclucing Oscurolupo, Misaki, and Wolfsmother. I think that OscuroLupo Cosplay is a very talented crafter. Her crafted pieces of her costumes have a very sturdy and functional look to them; they are very professionally done. OscuroLupo Cosplay is also an exceptional makeup effects artist. All one must do is look at her Widowmaker cosplay, and they can see her skills in costuming, crafting, and makeup effects culminate in that one perfect cosplay. OscuroLupo Cosplay is also a gas mask enthusiast. I think that OsuroLupo Cosplay's interest in gas masks created an aesthetic in her that creates such perfectly smooth and refined props, and accurately produced costumes. I think OscuroLupo Cosplay would be a beast if she tried her hand in full tech and fantasy armour crafting. I am also curious to see what would happen if OscuroLupo Cosplay experimented in creature effects, as well.
Pixelpantz is a maker. Pixelpantz likes bending and making her own rules, so she is a gamer. Pixelpantz likes twisting meanings and sounds of words, so she is a pun master. Pixelpantz likes to recreate herself and her heroes from her fandoms, so she is a cosplayer. Pixelpantz is very much a crafter, and I can tell it in her costumes' head and armour pieces, and props. I would say that Pixelpantz cosplay is the fantasy crafting counterpart to the technologically inclined OscuroLupo Copslay. Pixelpantz creates a lot of well made armour cosplays, including her original Ashes of Al'ar, based off a mount from Blizzard's World of Warcraft. Even though Pixelpantz creates a number of great armour cosplays, she also does her fair share of tailored works, such as her very underrated Disney Snow White, which is actually right up there with Riddle's refined version.
(Please visit the section "Special Effects Artists, Hair/Makeup Artists, Costumers, and Cosplayers, also." Many of the artists there also have at least one of the skill sets found here.) These sites are owned by producers, publishers, writers, and directors that help create passion driven original works of art.
This is the official site for the book, in the making, "The Life of the Living When the World Ends," by By Rayne M. Williams and contributing writer, Purita Rivera Santacruz.. It promises to shake up the rules about zombies and put a unique spin on the old classic genre.
Chris Morrow has been a CNN iReporter, almost from it's beginning, and is not only the most published iReporter, but the most viewed, as well. Chris Morrow has won awards for her reporting, as well as her film making. "Documenting the world one story at a time," if it is interesting to her, be it from the biggest celebrity, or the person next door, she will bring it home to you.
This is the official Facebook author page for Brian Downes. Brian Downes is a published ficiton writer that specialises in the Sci-Fi-Fantasy genre. His first book, "The Berlin Fraternity (a book about an order of vampire hunters for the German Empire)," is available on Amazon.com and worldwide, digitally and printed. When not writing novels, he also writes reviews for Florida Geek Scene.
This is the official personal homepage of Robert Sosin. Robert Sosin is a producer and writer, that graduated from Vassar College, to work for such entertainment juggernauts as MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. Robert Sosin has also worked with Patton Oswald, Reggie Watts, Audrey Plaza, Chis Hardwick, and many, many more. Robert Sosin is an actualising guru that does wonders with turning ideas into a trendy media-driven experiences for whatever your target audience might be. Robert Sosin is also the founder and creative director of Millionth Monkey Productions where he specialises in creating microcontent from your ideas, and utilising emergent media to maximise them.
NEW was a directing agency run and owned by Sayaka Nakane (also known as Newsayaka). Although NEW is now defunct, Sayaka Nakane, the former owner and maverick behind NEW, still directs and accepts clients. NEW's website is still operational, and has an active archive of all of Sayaka Nakane's work. Sayaka Nakane is a multifaceted director, able to direct in a very classic and elegant style as well as being very trendy and creative with blending genres of very different styles of storytelling.
(Please visit the section "Special Effects Artists, Hair/Makeup Artists, Costumers, and Cosplayers, also." Many of the artists there also have at least one of the skill sets found here.) These sites are the sites of actors, singers, dancers, models and the like that deal with the performing and live action arts, as well as people that make visual and exhibition art.
This is the official portfolio of oil painter, Tony Baselici. I think his art is a fusion of Earthly realism and boldness that usually only comes from ideals and icons from our sleeping minds. It allows his art to not only speak on a level of aesthetic detail, but of the impressions certain images invoke on our psyches as well.
35ryo.lofter.com is the official page of 35RYO, a very talented photographer from The People's Republic of China. 35RYO really stood out to me because 35RYO's photography can make fluid still-pics look like finely made PVC/resin figures. 35RYO likes to take pictures of cosplayers and for portraits.
England Simpson is the self-proclaimed nobody and "blerd" with fandoms that spread from comics to zombies, and more! Despite her modest self-description, England is an accomplished model, actress, singer, comedian, and producer. I wonder if she cosplays...
This the official Facebook community page for Alysha LeeLee Pierre. Alysha LeeLee Pierre is an alternative model that specialises in fetish, glamour, pin-up, sports, body paint, lingerie, and artistic nudes. Alysha LeeLee Pierre had been modeling since she was 12 years old, and has always had an unique style, never wanting to look or sound like anybody else. Alysha LeeLee Pierre is not only professional with nudity and difficult poses, but is also open to artistically intimate poses with both men and women for sake of her art and profession. Her work has been published or featured by such publishers as Women Grind, Xodus Talent Spotlight, and La'Goddess Magazine.
TJ Sanson is an actor and director in the metro-Atlanta area. After a carreer in web and graphic design, TJ Sanson decided to pursue her calling in acting. TJ Sanson is an actor on both stage and film, with many credited performances. TJ Sanson models in various specialties and styles, which include fashion, alternative, and fetish. TJ Sanson wrote, directed, and produced a short film, "Annaliese: A Love Story," which was completed in 2012. TJ Sanson also a professional designer, and enjoys exploring her passion for art and photography.
This is the official webpage of Cari Favole. Cari Favole is a voice actor and trained thespian. Cari Favole's voice can be everything from sassy and energetic like a child, sultry and alluring like a minx, or even oddly unique like a fantastic creature. Cari Favole's voice has been featured in video games and commercials, as well as narratives, IVR recordings, and E-training presentations. Cari Favole has also performed on stage in comedy and improv groups, and publically as a cosplayer. Cari Favole is a proud member of the Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta and Heroes Alliance of Georgia.
This is the Instagram of Micheal D. Angelo. Micheal D. Angelo is an illustrator and artist that tends to get his inspiration from anime, video game, movie, and television characters, as well as icons in history and pop culture. Micheal D. Angelo shows a great proficiency for mimicking the artistic styles of the characters that he illustrates or paints from other artistic media, and from what I see he is still defining himself in his own style. However, I think my favourite works of his are his water colours. Micheal D. Angelo also works with oils and acrylics.
This is the official page of Endre Szabo, whom some probably call Scanner Darkly because of his several social media sites that go by the name "Scanner Darkly Photo Blog." Endre Szabo is the main reason that I felt a photographer deserved an entry as an artist solely on just that talent alone. I've seen a LOT of "photographers" taking pictures of cosplayers and models that try to look dynamic and overuse editing effects, or don't understand lighting, or when to use colour or black & white. Endre Szabo is not one of those people. He has a keen sense for all of those things and his pictures show it. 'Too bad for most of us reading this that he lives in Hungary.
This is the website for Barrow Creative. It was made by my acquaintance, Chris Barrow, and provides many services including, but not limited to graphical banners, flyer graphics, and web designs. All of his works are high quality and high definition. 'Very nice!
This is the official site for PetCepion, a company that is putting the finishing touches on a new and innovative technology that is arguably the first two way communicator between pets and pet parents. Camera(s) and microphone(s) allow the parent to see and hear everything pet does, and speaker(s) allow the parent to talk to the pet and whomever is near the pet. This will allow pets and pet parents to stay connected like never before!
Hall Family Graphics N Printing provides graphic designing services for your advertising and promotional need. Hall Family Graphics N Printing also creates printed goods such as T-Shirts, posters, and even obituary/in memoriam booklets. Hall Family Graphics N Printing wants to take care of all of your branding and promotional needs!
This site was created by Linda Lee King, a journalist and advocate of enlightening the masses on some of the blights on rights, safety, health, and the environment. She is very passionate about what she does, and tells a lot of honest truths that people do not want to hear, but need to.
As a pet owner that has felt the deep loss of a pet, I understand how empty and unfocused life can be when we lose that special part of our family and soul that we so misleadingly call "a pet." One of the stories that fills me with hope and some sort of comfort is the poem, "The Rainbow Bridge." Ginny Brancato created this site, with inspiration from the poem, in honour of her beloved pet, FiFi. Although it is an impressive memorial to FiFi, it is much more. It is a hub of healing for people that have also felt the loss of a dear pet, and a community of strength for moving on in life.
"cerreal:geek" is a magazine that prides itself at being an epic retrospective magazine of 80's cartoon, comic, toy, and geek culture.
Made by James Eatock, "cereal:geek" is the latest buzz in 80's fanboydom! It's like you died and went to Hasbro/Mattel/Kenner/LJN Heaven!
This is the official site of Mel Birnkrant and Gary Schaeffer's action figures "The Outer Space Men!" The Outer Space Men have all of the craft, nostalgia, and collectible appeal of the alien figures of yore, but with the availability of today!
Comic Art Depot is a truly unique online store. Besides being a place to buy comics, it is also a place to buy comic book art!
Yes, if you ever watched "Unbreakable" and wished there was a "Limited Edition" fine comic art boutique, then rejoice! This is it!
They also give talented artists a medium to expose the public to their art through sales.
It is truly a unique shoppe worthy of your visit!
They might be considered competition, but competition is good for the soul! These guys not only sell some pretty neat action figures, but they use their imaginations and skills to customize action figures that don't even exist! YES! They are the Dr. Frankensteins and gene splicers of the toy and action figure community! Check them out!
This is a convention dedicated to otaku, gaming, and comics that has it's roots in conventions and interest groups established by Georgia Tech students years ago. Now they have gained quite a following and there is no stopping the momentum!
Just like the name of the site says, Final Round is the oldest established fighting game tourney in the Southeast Region of the USA. My good friend, known only now by the name Scott Popular, is one of the founders and is still a top tier manager of this colossus.
The Atlanta Comic Convention is a convention for enthusiasts for comics, collectibles, television, movies, and elements of pop culture. The Atlantic comic convention meets for one day, but happens four times a year, and has been going strong for over 20 years.
This convention needs no introduction. What started out as the grandaddy of Georgia conventions is now an international phenomenon. What once was a glorified Star Trek, Star Wars and fantasy convention is now the all-encompassing and all-embracing fandom hub of this corner of the globe! Go ahead and click. You know you wanna.