Monday, May 03, 2010

Cosplay fun!

Quick post showing some recent Blackest Night themed cosplay fun:

From the DCU Source blog:

One of the things I love about cosplay, or fancy dress as we used to call it in England, is that all shapes, sizes and colours can be whoever they want - you aren't restricted to characters who resemble you in body type.  You're successful so long as the costume looks good, well made and authentic.

From Scans Daily:

From this Flicker photostream:

I like the Black Lantern Martian Manhunter a lot.  I also like the Power Girl  - but note how she's wearing either a corset or a basque, and note the shape of her breasts.  Although it is possible to look your ideal cominc superheroine, it kinda comes at a price.  No one is gonna fight crime in a corset and breasts aren't unnaturally floaty!  Oftentimes I wish artists would pay more attention to cosplay and draw based on what we the fans come up with and look like.

(Links first found on The Idol-Head of Diabolu)

For more cosplay fun, go see Costume Checklist.


Sea-of-Green said...

Power Girl lost her belt there -- but I LOVE all the Black Lantern costumes! :-D

SallyP said...

There are certainly some amazing costumes there. But I agree with you about the corset. I'm in the color guard of a Fife and Drum Corp, and march in a lot of parades, and therefore have to wear a set of stays with my 18th century dress, and after a couple of hours, I'm ready to DIE! It's impossible to bend, or even sit very comfortably.

On the other hand, they DO make one look fabulous.

Saranga said...

i love corsets and the affect they on you! but as they tend to affect your ability to breathe they aren't good for exercising, bending, eating or drinking. and as you say, they can also make sitting uncomfortable - altho taller people may have less of a problem.