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Get your Halloween on with this treasure trove of wild 1970s cosplay
10.06.2014
11:28 am

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I posted these photos a few years ago from io9 writer Ron Miller‘s insane 1970s cosplay-esque photo collection. They need to be revisited again. If not just for the disco dust-era eye candy, then to draw inspiration from these batshit galactic costumes for this upcoming Halloween.

Some have a slightly Kenneth Anger-ish feel to them. Well, Ken Anger meets Sonny & Cher meets Sun Ra meets a contingent of OTO members snorting coke at a Star Trek convention taking place at Studio 54 maybe…

You have your work cut out for you, folks! A good soundtrack for these would be Chic’s “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsa, Yowsa, Yowsa)” don’ you think?


 

 

 

 
More photos after the jump…
 

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Senior citizen Wonder Woman cosplay
09.23.2014
10:01 am

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Wonder Woman


 
Here’s a priceless bit of cosplay from the Rose City Comic Con last weekend in Oregon, a “Golden Girl” version of Wonder Woman! From the looks of it, Wonder Woman has probably traded in the invisible plane for something more practical like an invisible motorized scooter.

And oh how her once-mighty boobs have now fallen! Even Wonder Woman’s source of power, her magic golden belt is accessorized with a fanny pack where she presumably keeps her pills. She’s even replaced her bulletproof bracelets with yellow rubber dish gloves, and she’s taken up smoking (because why not?). And what of Wonder Woman’s Golden Lasso of Truth? It’s now a catheter tube attached to her hip.

It’s like Mick says, what a drag it is getting old.
 
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Low-Cost Cosplay: For when you can’t afford elaborate costumes
03.14.2014
12:40 pm

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Thai Facebook community page Low-Cost Cosplay is a neverending treasure trove of cosplayers giving it their all one toilet paper roll and hot dog at a time!

ALL of these folks deserve an A++++++ for effort!
 

 

 

 

 

 
Many more after the jump…
 

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Cosplay and the fursuit of happiness
11.02.2013
05:49 am

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Klaus Pichler


 
Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler, known for a book of prison tattoos, Inked for Life, among other works, has created a wonderful series of portraits featuring cosplayers in full costume, hanging around at home.

Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behavior can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else.

For this photo series I visited owners of elaborate costumes in their own homes. As a matter of fact, ‘Just the two of us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.

Some are charming and poignant.
 

 

 

 
Some are striking feats of design.
 

 

 
And many run the gamut from admirably witty to just flat out hilarious.
 

 

 

 

 
Also, it must be noted: the attention to staging in these is incredible, is it not? Either that, or a lot of costume enthusiasts just happen to have crazy nice houses.

The series, along with a great deal of Pichler’s other fine work, can be viewed at his web site. And you really should have a look at them there, they absolutely benefit from being seen at a larger size than we can show them here.

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‘There is still no good reason why a Black girl can’t be Wonder Woman’
08.06.2013
10:44 am

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Jay Justice


 
Meet cosplayer Ms. Jay Justice. She’s fierce in these photos as Wonder Woman, isn’t she? Well, According to Jay Justice’s Tumblr she’s terribly tired of two things: 1) being told Wonder Woman is white and 2) being told she can’t be Wonder Woman.

Jay Justice writes:

Why not? In Crisis on Infinite Earths in the DCU, there was one Earth where Superman and his wife were black. In the New 52 DCU, there is an Earth where Wonder Woman is black too. And even if there wasn’t, there is still no good reason why a Black girl can’t be Wonder Woman.

I want everyone to know this. I want to show all of the fans who tell me that they’re afraid to cosplay their favorite characters because they’re not white, that you CAN be whoever you want to be, that you WILL be supported and accepted. That fandom isn’t majority racists and bigots, that there are enough of us out here who just want to have fun together to make it all worthwhile.

Wonderful message.

Jay Justice is currently “fighting for the opportunity to be Wonder Woman at PAX Prime, promoting DC Comics’ Infinite Crisis.” And if enough fans support her in this, she just might… win.

You can support her by voting here.
 

 
With thanks to Ian Quinn!

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Freaky cosplay, dood: The Dude as a ‘Doctor Who’ Ood


 
Holy hell, while twisted and marvelous, The Dude as an Ood is something to… behold!

This remarkable costume was spotted at the annual Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One, in Los Angeles.

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Truly demented cosplay: The Joker meets Ronald McDonald
06.01.2013
09:30 am

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The Joker


 
Lord have mercy! This awe-inspiring Joker meets Ronald McDonald cosplayer is sinister as hell! Damn, there could be a movie based around just this character!

And here I thought Willard Scott as Ronald McDonald was the most demented look. I was wrong.

Photographed at the San Jose’s FanimeCon 2013 by David Ngo.

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‘Um, well, we already have a Hulk’: Truly bizarre Hulk costume
09.19.2012
10:02 am

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Hulk


 
Apparently this photo has been floating around the Internet for some time now, but it’s new to me.

I’m not entirely sure what to make of it. This might be the greatest (or most disturbing) cosplay I’ve ever seen. 


 
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Insane collection of 70s Cosplay photos
04.03.2012
12:21 pm

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i09 writer Ron Miller uploaded these fantastic photos of 70s Cosplay costumes.

They have a slightly Kenntheth Anger-ish feel to them. Well, Ken Anger meets a Star Trek convention, maybe…

Do yourself a favor and go to i09 to check out Ron Miller‘s mega-upload of 70s Cosplay photos.
 

 

 

 

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Na’vi Porn: It’s Not So Complicated
01.15.2010
01:10 pm

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Na'vi

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Feeling depressed and suicidal over not being able to visit the “real” Pandora?  Wondering what it might be like to copulate with 9-foot tall blue aliens?  Well, Dangerous Minds reader, if you answered yes to both of those two questions, you are not alone!  And as a possible consolation to your despair/curiosity, Alternet suggests it’s only a matter of time before Na’vi pornography hits our event horizon.  Author Vanessa Richmond explains why that might not be strange at all:

Early designs for the Na’vi ?

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