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Star Wars Tauntaun Costume

Zhon "Animal Mortician" artist on DeviantArt created this amazing Tauntaun costume. Tautauns were introduced in Star Wars - pretty cool.

Tauntauns were a species of omnivorous reptomammals who were indigenous to the icy planet of Hoth. Tauntauns were commonly used as pack animals during the Rebel Alliance's stay at Hoth. Tauntauns were also used as patrol mounts when it was learned that the Rebel Alliance's own vehicles could not cope with the cold very well.

It's not the first time someone takes a crack at it, check out the video below, it's as close it gets from the movie prop:

Check out the entire tutorial here.


Cosplay: Painting of a Pirate


Insect Costumes from Cirque du Soleil OVO

Liz Vandal, the costume designer for OVO has a special affinity for the world of the insects. Liz has a signature style inspired by futuristic superheroes and by suits of armour from all eras.

[Via CirqueDuSoleil/OVO]


Photo: Trekkie Family

Define: trekkie "A devoted fan of the television series Star Trek"

What a family portrait!

[Via WinnieMow]


Military costume Collector Turns Hobby into Business

Ian Sparke's hobby has been collecting World War one uniforms:

For almost 50 years his passion for the khaki and pageantry of the military has not faded.

And his collection has quite grown!

We'd be guessing and it's a fairly rough but accurate guess I would say that it's certainly over 60,000 items and I'd say it much more than that

This passion has become a business, a fun way to make a living:

Ian Sparke's passion has translated into expertise and is in high demand. He's a costume and production designer who also works as a military advisor.

Advising on movies like Wolverine!

He is also working with his son on his own movie:

The father and son are also planning to make their own World War I feature film ("34th Battalion").

Awesome story. Follow your passion, be patient and it might pay off.


Mr Bean Turkey on his Head Costume

I was playing with the new Youtube interface this morning and running some searches when i stumbled on a video from one of my favorite shows as a kid, Mr Bean.

In that Christmas episode Mr Bean is very excited about Christmas and in the process of stuffing his turkey, loses is watch inside the turkey. He then goes on to retrieve his precious watch by putting his entire head in the turkey and ends up stuck. It's a hilarious classic scene.

Next thing that comes to my mind is "someone must have made this costume"... so there you go, after some digging, i found a few pictures here, here and here from TOYCON 2010 where this guy attempted successfully to make the costume.



Steampunk Harley Quinn Cosplay

This was user TheFontBandit's first attempt at making an original steampunk variation of Batman's Harley Quinn.

The costume requires a bit more of steampunk influence, but it's a great start!

[Via Cosplay]


Cyborg Ninja Cosplay (Gray Fox) - Metal Gear

Fantastic Cyborg Ninja cosplay (which i think is Gray Fox) from the video game Meta Gear.

I picked a few photos but there are 2 full galleries to check out: Part 1: Part 2:


Super Hero Onesies: The Lazy's Man Cosplay

There is no word for this!

Not only do you need to be a real geek to wear this, but you also have no respect for what super heroes stand for!


Awesome Senior Cosplay...!!

Who said Cosplay was only for kids?

Senior citizens of the Singapore Silver Cosplay Club participated in a contest for people over 50 years old.

The 27 members turned contestants and alongside grand sons and grand daughters, dressed up for the occasion. I think this is fabulous to see grand parents wanting to bound with their grand children over a passion that is cosplay.

I hope we see this more often, the Singapore Silver Cosplay Club had a great idea!


Malfatto The Doctor Cosplay - Assassin's Creed

Kaylee Weinberg (AKA Animefreakkai) is pretty sewing-agile, she made this fantastic Malfatto costume and posted photos on her profile page.

Malfatto is a character from the video game "Assassin's Creed". In the game, he died in 1503 and was a member of the Templar Order, as well as a doctor notorious for killing courtesan.

You can check out Kaylee's site and discover other costumes she made.

This has been the longest and hardest costume that I have done to date. I started work on it when I first saw the design before the game actually came out. (almost a year ago) I just couldn’t resist doing such a cool plague doctor!

She even posted a tutorial for the mask here.


Diablo 3 Diablo Cosplay


Joshua Smith built this Diablo costume from the video game Diablo 3 for less than $200 and in a week!

Is that even possible?! Wow, Joshua, nice work!

The entire upper half of the costume's body was constructed, assembled, and painted in the time frame of 8 days, each day working approximately 4 hours. About $145 has went into the materials, all of them being purchased from Walmart except for the black gloves (marching gloves) that were bought from a local music store.


  • Glue Sticks (2 Small Stick Packs, 3 Large Sticks Packs)
  • Aluminum Foil (37 ft Heavy Duty)
  • Poster Board (10 Sheets)
  • Craft Foam (4 Foam 12 Packs)
  • LED Lights (2 Batt. Operated Packs)
  • C Batteries (6 Pack and 4 Pack)
  • Paint (Black, Red, Orange, Yellow)
  • Clear Coat Spray (2 Cans)
  • Black Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Black Gloves (1 Pair)


Documentary: Introduction to Cosplay

If you are new to the world of Cosplay, watch this fantastic documentary.

In a world where anything can be seen as normal, A Way To Escape takes you to the abnormal subculture of cosplay. Going to conventions from Kitacon to Comic Con, this takes you through a journey filled with characters including the likes of Star Wars, Doctor Who to anime and manga books like Death Note. This film shows a new world that many have not heard of before. What character would you be?


Bay Link Cosplay

Simply awesome. Good parents! LOL


Ronald Mcdonald Cosplay

I had never seen these commercials before. Coming straight from Japan, McDonald had some interesting cosplay versions of the Ronald McDonald in their TV commercials.

First is the male version, is this the son of Ronald McDonald?

They also have Tomato McGrand, Ronald McDonald's daughter?

I am definitely adding this to our couple costume idea list!

Via Otakuhouse


Photos: Sexy My Little Pony Cosplay

A great group costume idea if you ask me!

From Comikaze via Flickr


Marvel MODOK Costume

Spotted at ComicCon. Pretty cool.


MODOK (acronym for Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Tales of Suspense #93 (Sep. 1967) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Source Wikipedia


The Dark 'Chevaleresse' Costume

The woman version of Batman, The Dark Knight costume.


Via if i was real


Homemade Red Sonja Cosplay Under $200

Red Sonja is...

the She-Devil with a Sword, is a fictional character, a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith, and loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story "The Shadow of the Vulture".

Source Wikipedia

Mandy, a sexy cosplayer, made her first costume for Comic Con under $200! Yes she did and it looked amazing.

This is what she explained on her blog:

I made this costume myself- everything combined ended up being under $200, which is not bad if you’re particularly intense about costuming like me.

If you want to learn how to make this costume for so cheap, go over to her blog to read how she did it.

She was really right on with such a tight budget:

Red Sonja


Minecraft Costumes MineCon 2011

Rachel Mansur posted her top 20 most amazing costumes from MineCon 2011 that took place recently at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas NV.

Check out the MineCon 2011 website.

Via the WonderHowTo.


Bioshock 2 Subject Delta Costume

Rob Heath is a print and web designer by day, and blogger / site developer by night, and an artist.

Definitely not a newbie in the world of making costumes, he has kept track of his latest costume project through a blog where he presents the process of creating his Subject Delta costume.


Images via


WheelJack Autobot Costume


Carbon Fiber Stormtrooper Costumes

Leonard Carson, an engineering technician for San Diego Composites, had been toying around with this idea of a carbon fiber Stormtrooper for a long time. He finally convinced three of his engineering co-workers to jump on board with turning this carbon fiber idea, into a carbon fiber reality.

Carbon fiber isn't a cheap material as you would guess, so the total value for these 4 stormtrooper costumes equals to a pretty nice car...



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