Cosplay is awesome, don't let anyone tell you anything different. It's a fantastic outlet for creativity, allows people to be some of their favourite characters and even connects people with those who think similarly to them. When I watched the final episode of this seasons Agents of SHIELD there was one character which stood out and made me think "that would be cool to cosplay". He just so happened to also be going to a convention that I would be at in a few weeks from the episode airing. I'm of course talking about the menacing Hive which was revealed in all his glory in the final episode. I played with the idea for a few days but decided against it knowing that I wouldn't have any real time to gather materials and make the mask in time. Or so ...

vfan art

Personally I don't drive a car or any type of vehicle (I lack a license) so I can't actually do this, however when I came across this infographic packed full of top tips for how to design produce your own art on a van, my mind immediately saw the scope for using the designs as well as the techniques described in the infographic from Van Monster for customising not only your vehicles but your home, doing graffiti, and of course your cosplays. Now being a regular (but unique) shopper to Halfords I can't even begin to describe how much of a god send the tips and tricks from this infographic really are. Yes with some hunting on labels and the internet you can find the information you need for how to do certain things but if life has taught me ...

MCM London

So recently I've had the opportunity to go to both MCM London and MCM Birmingham. Both were eye-opening experiences considering I've been to more than a few conventions at this point. My trip to MCM London was the first time I had ever been to the London convention and I was immediately struck by the sheer size of it in comparison to Birmingham's. There was considerably more vendors, artists, stages and space for cosplayers. This was the first time my friend had ever been to a convention and he was immediately struck by the one thing most people notice with a convention...crowds. However as a result of the size of the convention hall and the spacing of the stands these crowds were not as bad as I've seen them to be in other conventions. The best thing about MCM ...

Dan Luvisi Mike Wazowski

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or on my cosplay page you know that for Halloween I chose to take on the challenge of creating a real life version of Dan Luvisi's Mike Wazowski. This version of the popular Monsters Inc character comes with his own twisted story: After Boo was saved, Sully and Mike realized they no longer required scares for cash, thus forcing Mike into a new line of business; comedy. As Mike continued his stand-up routine with the children in hopes for laughs, Sully partied and wasted money that he didn't have. The problem is: the world didn't care, it was Sully, a hero and role model. And everyone loves Sully. Everyone but the one living in his shadow. Mike was tired of it. Tired of lowering himself to telling jokes, only to hurt himself in ...

In case you haven't noticed I have a minor obsession with cosplay currently so it's not surprising that I came across a blog post about it recently but what is surprising is the content of it. You can view it below for yourself. http://antiwesterncosplayers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/anti-western-cosplayers-dont-let-them.html Basically the writer of it believes that cosplayers are ruining Anime. Obviously he's wrong so I thought I would do a quick post on Cosplay & Race. You can read one of my earlier posts about cosplay where I define what it is and even point to a documentary that you can watch on it if you're interested. What I want to highlight is that cosplay is for fun. There is no right or wrong way to do it. However if you're going to cosplay you should already ...

Hulkbuster

So after a 2 month (almost 3 month) hiatus while I rushed to create my Hulkbuster for London Film and Comic Con (LFCC) I'm back! So what better to start back with than a post about LFCC and how I got on with my grand ambition of creating a Hulkbuster. Making the Hulkbuster Originally I planned to start making the Hulkbuster from January until July which would give me just enough time to make it perfect. That did not happen... I started in May and just about finished to a standard that I was happy to take out into the world. Made primarily from cardboard and foam matts the finished cosplay was a massive 8 feet tall. As I'm not some sort of giant this means I was on stilts for this cosplay. Knowing from the start that I wanted ...