Bowie as Mephistopheles ♥ from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod
Kick-starting the Birmingham MCM uploads with two of my favourite shots :)
Super Sailor Moon - Steffi
Birmingham MCM/Memorabilia March 2013
[Do not remove watermark or credit, please :) ]
And my favorite new thing, window cleaners at children’s hospitals have started dressing as superheroes when they’re washing windows.
The initiative seems to have originated at Evelina Children’s Hospital at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, where the window washers reportedly have a clause in their contract that requires them dress up to entertain the kids while working. And it’s caught on, with window cleaners in Memphis and Pittsburgh inspired to slip into costume when working.
Batman and Robin with the Batmobile taken by Rob from cosplayfever
(yeah I got to sit in it…it was awesome)
Alex Ross’ rejected X-Men redesign
ohhhkay. getting through images slowly but surely (HOL, you’re next!)
the scott pilgrim group was overshadowed by our DC excitement, but it was a lot of fun. it was my first time within a larger group and i did enjoy all the photo opportunities we got to take within it (though I didn’t show them all here, because tumblr has a photo limit, sigh).
there are a few adjustments i’d like to make to ramona’s costume before i wear it next (starting with wearing more makeup and ending with making those shorts fit better), but for the most part, it was a good time… except for that damned wig!
When asked what she wanted to be for Halloween, Mabel said “Batman Princess,” so that’s exactly the costume her mom made. This is the best thing ever in the history of everything.
Marvel goes mod at Dragon*Con!
I’m a total sucker for mod fashon (especially when mixed with a healthy dose of comic books), so I kind of freaked out when I came across this Mod Marvel group. These talented ladies gave some of Marvel’s finest a mod makeover at Dragon*Con, creating some incredibly cute and wearable looks!
he is not embarrassing. HE IS AWESOME.
I didn’t notice at first, but he only has one leg and holy shit dude, THIS GUY IS AWESOME, OK?!!!
He is an awesome dad :)
:O awesome! His kid’s friends must have thought he was either crazy or an absolute legend :D
I vote legend.
Here’s his blog, detailing all 170 costumes, by the way.
Well … the costume still looks a little funny to me. And she’s no Lynda Carter. But I’m still giving the show a chance. What’s somewhat promising is that it looks like they may have changed the costume based on fan feedback (check out dcwomenkickingass).
You can see more shots of Palicki and her stunt double here via The Daily Blam!).
I wouldn’t have assumed the changes were made because of fan feedback myself. The changes that have been made were ones fans were calling for, but they were also pretty obvious decisions to make from a design point of view. Flat soled boots are a lot more practical. In red they look far more visually arresting. The shiny pants looked cheap and also matt colors will look better on screen.
If the fans reached these conclusions, it’s fair to assume that professional designers also did. I guess it’s possible they rushed through an entirely new costume in the last week or so, before shooting began, but, realistically, I suspect that the costume had probably already been redesigned before the official pics even hit the web.
(Actually, it’s an old trick in the design industry, that I was taught at college. A lecturer of ours had a client who always nitpicked any design submitted, so the designers got into the habit of including one really obvious flaw in any design. The client would duly point it out and be satisfied when it was changed, happy to have made his contribution. One can’t help but wonder if the same was done with the fandom here. Most people seem satisfied to see the changes because it’s better than it was. Was the released design ever intended as the final design? Well…)
Either way, they made the right calls. The costume’s much improved. I’d go so far as saying I genuinely like it as a costume design. Although I wish they’d taken the actual actress’s physique into account when designing it, rather than, apparently, taking a “one size will fit all” approach to skim over the practicalities.