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(io9)   The Canadians have found out aboot Cosplay and are pretty darn good at it, eh   (io9.com) divider line 65
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2014-04-27 12:11:54 AM  
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niiiice....
 
2014-04-27 12:39:01 AM  
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Cosplay not important, only life important
 
2014-04-27 01:23:38 AM  

ArkAngel: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x954]

Cosplay not important, only life important


I was really impressed by that one
 
2014-04-27 01:40:16 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: ArkAngel: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x954]

Cosplay not important, only life important

I was really impressed by that one


Same. And is that a zombie stormtrooper? This one's pretty good, too.

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The cel shading is a nice touch.
 
2014-04-27 01:51:56 AM  

fusillade762: The Stealth Hippopotamus: ArkAngel: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x954]

Cosplay not important, only life important

I was really impressed by that one

Same. And is that a zombie stormtrooper? This one's pretty good, too.


I think it might be a Death Trooper.  A Star Destroyer is transporting some experimental Imperial bio-weapon, and it infects the crew, resulting in a zombie infection.  I haven't read it, but I remember there was a big hype about the first officially licensed Star Wars horror novel.

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-27 02:54:08 AM  
There is some hilariously over the top crotchstuffing going on there. But I might have to steal that Borderlands costume for this Halloween.
 
2014-04-27 03:01:54 AM  
Some of those are really...

Oh, hello
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-04-27 03:56:32 AM  

propasaurus: Some of those are really...

Oh, hello
[i.kinja-img.com image 636x847]


Lots more where that came from.
 
2014-04-27 04:21:50 AM  
Back in olden times, when piracy took a lot of effort and money (mailing VHS tapes), the cosplay was soooo much crappier.  I wonder if anime fans do this now because it's so much more affordable.  Like, being able to watch like 5 seasons of most anime in 1995 took hundreds of dollars, hours of searching and networking.  If you had any friends who could buy things, talking people into lending you tapes was a huge hassle.  There was always the risk they'd ruin your tape, or you'd never see it again.  Conventions used to be glorified screenings.  The world is different now and I'm scared, someone hold me and tell me it's all okay.
 
2014-04-27 04:32:50 AM  

staplermofo: Back in olden times, when piracy took a lot of effort and money (mailing VHS tapes), the cosplay was soooo much crappier.  I wonder if anime fans do this now because it's so much more affordable.  Like, being able to watch like 5 seasons of most anime in 1995 took hundreds of dollars, hours of searching and networking.  If you had any friends who could buy things, talking people into lending you tapes was a huge hassle.  There was always the risk they'd ruin your tape, or you'd never see it again.  Conventions used to be glorified screenings.  The world is different now and I'm scared, someone hold me and tell me it's all okay.


Large number effects against standard deviations. If a con is just a thousand people and 10% dress up, there's a hundred people to pick for publishable pics. But you get five to ten thousand, but only publish the hundred best pics, and then normos see a culled sample of that, then the cosplayers will appear to be several deviations from the norm.

Although I bet you'll find muscle bros who can't read comics showing up as various heros and villains.
 
2014-04-27 04:49:53 AM  
i.kinja-img.com
"Fingertip to thumb. Check for yourself"
 
2014-04-27 04:56:19 AM  
i.kinja-img.com
"Ahem. May I be pleased to announce the arrival of the Beasts."
 
2014-04-27 04:58:01 AM  
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I love you HoneyBunny.
 
2014-04-27 05:15:18 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x847]
I love you HoneyBunny.


"Which one is Leeloo, the one with all the shiat in her face?"
 
2014-04-27 05:20:51 AM  

propasaurus: Some of those are really...

Oh, hello
[i.kinja-img.com image 636x847]


Her cup size is over 9000!
 
2014-04-27 05:31:51 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x954]
"Fingertip to thumb. Check for yourself"


I can't make any sense at all out of that bulge.

/don't act like you didn't try
 
2014-04-27 05:50:32 AM  
Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.
 
2014-04-27 06:05:34 AM  

robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.


I want to go back in time to my 1995 con-going self.  I would sit him down and say "in 20 years, this con will be bigger than you can imagine.  Everything will be cheaper and better made.  All of those lost, disparate fans will unite and share daily through forums.  You'll never feel alone again.  And there will be women fans!  They'll be really hot, and they'll wear scanty costumes of your favorite characters, and you'll say everything is ruined and whine about it."
 
2014-04-27 06:14:49 AM  

robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.


Damn right. Garnering attention is the complete antithesis of what cosplay is about. There is no room in cosplay for people going out in public getting other people to look at them. All true cosplayers do it in the privacy of their own homes, out of respect for other people who might see them and have their jimmies all a' russlin'.
 
2014-04-27 06:46:14 AM  

staplermofo: robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.

I want to go back in time to my 1995 con-going self.  I would sit him down and say "in 20 years, this con will be bigger than you can imagine.  Everything will be cheaper and better made.  All of those lost, disparate fans will unite and share daily through forums.  You'll never feel alone again.  And there will be women fans!  They'll be really hot, and they'll wear scanty costumes of your favorite characters, and you'll say everything is ruined and whine about it."


Ha, you joke, Clever. But the truth is, cons were better in 1995. They were far, far less artificial. There weren't Twilight panels. No Glee panels. No cosplay whores looking to make money with photo ops, taking advantage of sexless nerds. No 'lets smash together all the different sorts of overlooked groups' nonsense.  The beginning of the end was including Magic players(and the card games that followed). Then it was the slow inclusion of this group, then that group, etc. Cons lost their purity when they hit the age of inclusion.
 
2014-04-27 07:18:20 AM  
Up until the end, it was "Yeah these are pretty cool"...and then WTF

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2014-04-27 07:19:22 AM  

robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.


Hey look everyone, its that guy.

robohobo: Ha, you joke, Clever. But the truth is, cons were better in 1995. They were far, far less artificial. There weren't Twilight panels. No Glee panels. No cosplay whores looking to make money with photo ops, taking advantage of sexless nerds. No 'lets smash together all the different sorts of overlooked groups' nonsense. The beginning of the end was including Magic players(and the card games that followed). Then it was the slow inclusion of this group, then that group, etc. Cons lost their purity when they hit the age of inclusion.


Yah this all sounds really terrible compared to the putrid halls of neckbeards of yore, absolutely terrible.  Groups getting together and exploring each other's hobbies?  Actual girls showing up?  Terrible, just terrible.  Hey at least you've got the local linux enthusiast club, fur-meet and the paint drying society to fall back upon for your unwashed sausage fest needs.
 
2014-04-27 07:21:49 AM  

propasaurus: Oh, hello


lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-04-27 07:24:56 AM  
canadians.... not 50% obese!!!

/go us
//going tomorrow
 
2014-04-27 07:29:46 AM  

propasaurus: Some of those are really...

Oh, hello


Man I love the little red Asian chick with the tendrils. I think she's a Sith one.
 
2014-04-27 07:45:35 AM  
Was that a dude dressed as Khaleesi?
 
2014-04-27 08:19:24 AM  
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Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.
- Robohobo
 
2014-04-27 08:38:40 AM  

robohobo: staplermofo: robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.

I want to go back in time to my 1995 con-going self.  I would sit him down and say "in 20 years, this con will be bigger than you can imagine.  Everything will be cheaper and better made.  All of those lost, disparate fans will unite and share daily through forums.  You'll never feel alone again.  And there will be women fans!  They'll be really hot, and they'll wear scanty costumes of your favorite characters, and you'll say everything is ruined and whine about it."

Ha, you joke, Clever. But the truth is, cons were better in 1995. They were far, far less artificial. There weren't Twilight panels. No Glee panels. No cosplay whores looking to make money with photo ops, taking advantage of sexless nerds. No 'lets smash together all the different sorts of overlooked groups' nonsense.  The beginning of the end was including Magic players(and the card games that followed). Then it was the slow inclusion of this group, then that group, etc. Cons lost their purity when they hit the age of inclusion.


You sound like a blast.
 
2014-04-27 08:46:43 AM  

propasaurus: Some of those are really...

Oh, hello
[i.kinja-img.com image 636x847]


I never thought Vegeta could be sexy.  Guess I thought wrong.
 
2014-04-27 08:50:45 AM  

loonatic112358: You sound like a blast.


Yeah, I am pretty cool.  Thanks.
 
2014-04-27 08:52:44 AM  

croesius: robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.

Damn right. Garnering attention is the complete antithesis of what cosplay is about. There is no room in cosplay for people going out in public getting other people to look at them. All true cosplayers do it in the privacy of their own homes bedrooms, out of respect for other people who might see them and have their jimmies all a' russlin'.


I would not want my girl going out in public in quite a few of the outfits she wears for me.
 
2014-04-27 08:58:17 AM  

staplermofo: loonatic112358: You sound like a blast.

Yeah, I am pretty cool.  Thanks.


But my farky for you is

"the fark is wrong with this guy "

But it's not a bad thing
 
2014-04-27 09:06:27 AM  

bacUncanadian: canadians.... not 50% obese!!!

/go us
//going tomorrow


Mrs. Thunder and I are going to the Regina Expo next weekend. Not enough time to put together a costume, sadly, or I'd be going as Sparks Nevada.
 
2014-04-27 09:11:11 AM  

Creoena: Up until the end, it was "Yeah these are pretty cool"...and then WTF

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Oh, come on. That's awesome.
 
2014-04-27 09:12:52 AM  

robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.


The ones that just go for the standard lazy Haloween "slutty [insert whatever here]" are lame, yes.  Even when the actual source material was slutty to begin with.

C'mon, though, most of the women in that gallery were rocking for-reals, well-made costumery, with the exception of the Vegeta girl and the lazy cardboard rocket-launcher girl.  The main person rocking the absolute cleavage just for the sake of being slutty was actually the Iron Fist dude.

// And even the Iron Fist deal was more funny than offensive.
 
2014-04-27 10:08:36 AM  

Jim_Callahan: robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.

The ones that just go for the standard lazy Haloween "slutty [insert whatever here]" are lame, yes.  Even when the actual source material was slutty to begin with.

C'mon, though, most of the women in that gallery were rocking for-reals, well-made costumery, with the exception of the Vegeta girl and the lazy cardboard rocket-launcher girl.  The main person rocking the absolute cleavage just for the sake of being slutty was actually the Iron Fist dude.

// And even the Iron Fist deal was more funny than offensive.


Pretty much.

If the character is slutty and you want to dress like her, party on with yo' bad self. If you take a character and just make them slutty for the sake of showing off cleavage and selling pictures, go home. The con is better off with a dozen average looking people who like the fandom.

And pick something you're comfortable with to do well. I've seen some pretty wicked genderswapped (both directions) cosplay.

/I believe in sticking to my body type
//Working on Boyd the Milkman from Psychonauts
 
2014-04-27 10:51:04 AM  

robohobo: staplermofo: robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.

I want to go back in time to my 1995 con-going self.  I would sit him down and say "in 20 years, this con will be bigger than you can imagine.  Everything will be cheaper and better made.  All of those lost, disparate fans will unite and share daily through forums.  You'll never feel alone again.  And there will be women fans!  They'll be really hot, and they'll wear scanty costumes of your favorite characters, and you'll say everything is ruined and whine about it."

Ha, you joke, Clever. But the truth is, cons were better in 1995. They were far, far less artificial. There weren't Twilight panels. No Glee panels. No cosplay whores looking to make money with photo ops, taking advantage of sexless nerds. No 'lets smash together all the different sorts of overlooked groups' nonsense.  The beginning of the end was including Magic players(and the card games that followed). Then it was the slow inclusion of this group, then that group, etc. Cons lost their purity when they hit the age of inclusion.


How the hell does Magic fall outside the realm of your typical sci-fi/fantasy/comic con? Are they the wrong sort of nerds? Sure, maybe some of the really big ones like San Diego have gone a bit more commercial it's hardly like they're doing panels for Glee at every one of these things. DragonCon for instance in Atlanta is still entirely fan run, and still has an entire track for astronomy and science generally, on top of all of the usual sci-fi/fantasy stuff, and everything is on separate tracks going on in different parts of the hosting hotels so you can almost completely avoid the wrong sort of nerds if you want to. They even keep the gamers confined to the basement of the Hilton so you don't have to be offended by the sight of tabletop gamers.
 
2014-04-27 10:59:59 AM  
I'm just shocked at how big Calgary Comic-Con has gotten.  Calgary's not exactly known as an arty, or 'weird' sort of town...more the place where your soul goes to get crushed by big oil money.  Edmonton's always been the weird one.  But I have to hand it to them, this has turned into something awesome and hopefully I'll get to check it out sometime in the next couple years.
 
2014-04-27 11:01:19 AM  
Canadians don't pronounce it "aboot", they pronounce it "aboat".

https://www.youtube.com/v/VGrKSP8CzEA?start=58&end=60&autoplay=1
 
2014-04-27 11:21:28 AM  

sithon: propasaurus: Some of those are really...

Oh, hello

Man I love the little red Asian chick with the tendrils. I think she's a Sith one.


Darth Talon.
 
2014-04-27 11:21:50 AM  
That's not Canadian cosplay. This is.


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ROWSDOWER!
 
2014-04-27 11:35:35 AM  

HalEmmerich: robohobo: staplermofo: robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.

I want to go back in time to my 1995 con-going self.  I would sit him down and say "in 20 years, this con will be bigger than you can imagine.  Everything will be cheaper and better made.  All of those lost, disparate fans will unite and share daily through forums.  You'll never feel alone again.  And there will be women fans!  They'll be really hot, and they'll wear scanty costumes of your favorite characters, and you'll say everything is ruined and whine about it."

Ha, you joke, Clever. But the truth is, cons were better in 1995. They were far, far less artificial. There weren't Twilight panels. No Glee panels. No cosplay whores looking to make money with photo ops, taking advantage of sexless nerds. No 'lets smash together all the different sorts of overlooked groups' nonsense.  The beginning of the end was including Magic players(and the card games that followed). Then it was the slow inclusion of this group, then that group, etc. Cons lost their purity when they hit the age of inclusion.

How the hell does Magic fall outside the realm of your typical sci-fi/fantasy/comic con? Are they the wrong sort of nerds? Sure, maybe some of the really big ones like San Diego have gone a bit more commercial it's hardly like they're doing panels for Glee at every one of these things. DragonCon for instance in Atlanta is still entirely fan run, and still has an entire track for astronomy and science generally, on top of all of the usual sci-fi/fantasy stuff, and everything is on separate tracks going on in different parts of the hosting hotels so you can almost completely avoid the wrong sort of nerds if you want to. They even keep the gamers confined to the basement of the Hilton so you don't have to be offended by the sight of tabletop gamers.


Dragon*Con continues to impress me year after year. It is literally impossible not to find what you are looking for or have fun just meandering around. Want to talk to the guys who owns the studio that animates squidbillies? Sure he is in the Hilton bar dressed as freakazoid. Want to listen to folk music? Well check out the second floor of the Marriott. Pick up your even passes in the groundfloor of the Sheraton? Sure, just be ready to have some pretty interesting conversations about nerd things you wouldn't dare bring up in the general public.  Go down to the second or third floor of the Hilton to drink free microbrews with PhD's, or all the way to the basement and play MechWarrior in stand alone cockpits. You can spend the entire day bouncing from one panel to the next, attend one to hear the cast of the Walking Dead, another to see Felicia Day, walk around the underground mall taking pictures, then go from one party to the next until finally  you realize its 6AM and in two hours there will be a robot fighting tournament.Hell if you wanted to bug out of Dragon*con, because the dub your own hentai room kinda gives you the creeps, then you can walk down to the Georgia Dome for the first UGA Football game of the season, or drive out to the Raceway to catch the Labor Day Night Race.

That being said, Dragon*con is literally a nerd spawning ground.

/Atlanta during Labor Day is a magical place.
 
2014-04-27 11:42:10 AM  
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2014-04-27 11:42:32 AM  

Kurohone: I'm just shocked at how big Calgary Comic-Con has gotten.  Calgary's not exactly known as an arty, or 'weird' sort of town...more the place where your soul goes to get crushed by big oil money.  Edmonton's always been the weird one.  But I have to hand it to them, this has turned into something awesome and hopefully I'll get to check it out sometime in the next couple years.


Know how I know you haven't been to Calgary in two decades?
 
2014-04-27 11:59:07 AM  
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Anyone care to explain to me why this Bounty Hunter is carrying a stick?
 
2014-04-27 01:02:05 PM  

Kornchex: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x954]

Anyone care to explain to me why this Bounty Hunter is carrying a stick?


its his brother  Bamboo Fett
 
2014-04-27 01:48:26 PM  

Kornchex: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x954]

Anyone care to explain to me why this Bounty Hunter is carrying a stick?


Maybe a form of force-pike.
 
2014-04-27 01:50:50 PM  
Or, since it appears to be a Mandalorian, possibly a Force Staff.
 
2014-04-27 02:18:25 PM  

the real racist: croesius: robohobo: Attention whoring cosplay chicks are the worst, and they're partly responsible for ruining cons.

Damn right. Garnering attention is the complete antithesis of what cosplay is about. There is no room in cosplay for people going out in public getting other people to look at them. All true cosplayers do it in the privacy of their own homes bedrooms, out of respect for other people who might see them and have their jimmies all a' russlin'.

I would not want my girl going out in public in quite a few of the outfits she wears for me.


Wow, what kind of asshole are you? I wouldn't put up with my wife telling me I can't go to the bar by myself, and I'm not about to tell her that she has to wear a burka in public as if those tits belong to me.

Since I assume neither of you are pets, a leash suits either of you ill. Unless, of course, that's your thing.
 
2014-04-27 02:34:56 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x954]
"Fingertip to thumb. Check for yourself"


What you did there. It was great.

/what he did there
//I wish I didn't see it
 
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