The winner this year was this incredible Skeksil Chamberlin costume from Dark Crystal:
The Skeksis are a fictional species which act as the main antagonists in the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal, its companion book The World of The Dark Crystal and the TokyoPop prequel Legends of the Dark Crystal. The word "Skeksis" serves as both singular and plural form for this species, with the singular being pronounced /ˈskɛksɨs/ and the plural /ˈskɛksiːz/. They are described by concept artist Brian Froud as, "... part reptile, part predatory bird, part dragon." In the film, the Skeksis are represented by puppets engineered under the direction of Jim Henson. Jim Henson said that in the development of the Skeksis, the creators drew inspiration from the Seven Deadly Sins. More at Wikipedia.
Some incredible pictures from the championshops are available on Flickr.
Here are some photos from a recent project that I worked on which is the story of the Tin Man. It was a short film made by Whitestone Motion Pictures and I acted as production designer, make up effects dept. head, among other various things.
It's made of a Rotocast plastic from Smooth On. I'm about to do some versions in Fiberglass which would probably hold up to extreme conditions a little better.
Little Sisters (originally named as Gatherers) are young girls who have been genetically altered and mentally conditioned to reclaim ADAM from the corpses around Rapture. Little Sisters are almost always accompanied by a Big Daddy. They are almost completely immune to damage and have no offensive abilities. Attacking them, however, will incur the wrath of their protectors.
Awesome cosplay pictures in early November 2011 from London.
Supa Tuna attended ComicKaze 2011 wearing this really good Rogue costume (kudos for the pictures too), and what's interesting is that she almost did not make it to the conference - that would have been a shame!
This weekend I had a last minute change of plans. My sister had been planning to go down to ComiKaze Expo, and I had no ticket or money to go. Last minute my other sister decided she didn't want to go so she gave her ticket to me! OAO I was so shocked and surprised. It threw me off guard at first. I've been sick all week and had no cosplays to wear. So I got off my bed and finished up my Rogue cosplay. I'll tell you, it was damn worth it.
Dressing up as Rogue was the most fun I have ever had in cosplay. I hate to sound conceited but I felt like a celebrity with how many people wanted a photo of or with me. At one point a group of people had lined up and I was literally stuck in one place for 30 minutes.
If you are not a video gamer and just wonder who these characters Banjo and Kazooie "") are, read below:
Banjo is the main character in the game and the character in which the series was named after. His name comes from the instrument Banjo, which is small, circular and is similar to the guitar. The Banjo has normally four to five strings which are plucked to make a sound.
A red crested breegull who stays in Banjo's Backpack. She gives Banjo most of his attacks and skills. When Banjo talks to most of his friends, Kazooie tends to butt in and insult them. She doesn't have very good social skills, and rarely addresses people nicely, and almost every character in the game(minus banjo), was given an insulting nickname by her.She also has the ability to shoot and fart eggs, this being her main weapon.
I have dreamed about becoming a creature like this since I saw "The Dark crystal"( landstriders scene) when I was a child. Way into my adult life now I went to see circ de soleil, while watching the blank face crutch walkers, it hit me, why don't I combine them both. When I did a search on line it turns out there are others with the same idea (Thank you Garen and Mellissa for the info aka. Stilt Spirits). This creature I refer to as "what nightmares are made of" is 7 feet tall and primarily made of recycled foam. An Old Foam Eggcrate Mattress, duct tape (that has been spray painted black) coffee dyed cheese cloth and dollar store spooky cloth. I used old wooden crutches, I modified to make taller since they only go to 6.6ft. The most expensive thing was the dry wall stilts that I bought, which I found out is cheaper than making stilts from wood. My dream/nightmare has come true!
Here is the scene in question:
Nice work! This is another creepy creature featured on Costumzee (see below).
Ok, this is not for your average DIYer, Shawn Thorsson is an maker-expert who has developed a way to make multiple copies of the Halo costume from one template originally carved from wood. This is not his first project, he worked on the Dead Space 2 costume also featured here on Costumzee and many other projects you can check out on his blog.
I use an old Toshiba Satellite laptop, a Canon inkjet printer, a Craftsman Carvewright carving machine, a homemade vacuum forming machine, and a host of old-school woodworking and machine shop tools in a repurposed chicken barn out in the country.
You can read this interview where he gets in details about the materials, tools, software and techniques used to make these costumes.
He should consider mass-producing them, i am sure these would sell like bread!
Samara is a nearly thousand-year-old asari justicar, a member of an ancient monastic order following a strict honor code. Though she is skilled with weapons, Samara usually relies on her powerful biotic abilities. Justicars rarely leave asari space, but Samara's pursuit of justice has brought her to Illium.
Rana Mcanear is the model for this Samara costume. There is a story behind the photoshoot and this unbelievable finished product:
Rana had been explaining how she raised enough money through fans for this to be possible. She was also telling us a story about a well know company thats designs mass effect clothing basically screwed her over, and her dream to do this was lost until recently. It really was a sad story to hear, especially when nothing could have been done in terms of justice.
The guys at The Effects Lab have been making costumes, props and much more for years. They decided to tackle a new project: bring the Batman costume (video game) to life, and maybe, get the attention of the designers from the Bat franchise for a future movie.