Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cosplay Picnic - June 2010

The new cosplay group Jedigami (based in Birmingham, AL) held their first cosplay picnic this month! It was a great time, very successful I think. There was a nice costume assortment of school girls, Jedi, Shinigami, and Akatsuki among others.

First we dropped into the local Botanical Gardens for our picnic.

But, Completely unaware that apparently you are NOT allowed to have a picnic at the Gardens, we got kicked out by a loud, screaming old man with no teeth and a beer belly. He followed us "children" (as he so kindly dubbed us) outside with his little golf cart. Because "If yew CHEELDREN would pay attinchin, you'd know you cain't HAVE a PICKNICK at the GARDENS!" That's Alabama for ya...

But we weren't phased! We just regrouped and took a trip down the street to Vulcan park, where you CAN have picnics in peace.

We had some delicious goodies, while making some new friends and chatting it up.

And then we went about taking some great photos!

I spur-of-the-moment inspired myself to make a Videl Satan cosplay. The rest of my pics can be found at Flickr.

Here are some more pics of everyone else's lovely outfits :)

We'll probably be doing an event every month or so, which I am very excited about. Any excuse to get into a costume right? Looking forward to seeing how this group grows!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cosplay Spotlight - Videros

Lately I've noticed the rising trend of crossplay. Girls dressing as guy characters, most likely because they like the character and want the chance to be them. However, I think there is another reason for this recent uprising of cross-dressing chicks. ..

Because there are just not enough good guy cosplayers.

We get Skinny-boy Sephiroths with squared off shoulder armor, Alucards with stringy halloween store wigs, and Orochimarus with melted makeup. Let's face it, most cosplaying dudes don't know how to match their bodies to their characters. Or how to buy a great wig, or how to even pose for pictures without looking like a moron.

However, Videros has completely raised the bar. He has proven that there are good-looking men out there willing to put on a costume and be full of win. So much win.


A perfect example of what an Alucard cosplay SHOULD BE. Check this next one out:

BAM! Perfect Sephiroth. Effortless.

What's that I see? A rather magnificent Orochimaru.

Another photo that is full of WIN. Spike would be proud!

That's it for today's cosplay spotlight. Remember guys, don't be a fail cosplayer. There are guys like this who are going to beat you every time.

Now do yourself a favor and go add this guy to your Deviantwatch. You won't regret it.