Have you ever thought of your computer’s fonts as living entities? Me too. When I’m lying in bed at night, I often ponder what the fonts would look like if I were to meet them in person. Thanks to this College Humor video, I don’t have to wonder any more…and maybe I’ll get some sleep. Check it out:
As good as Comic Sans looks in costume, I now know he’s not the font for me. Ransom is definitely more my style!
This is an interesting music video for the song Carmensita. Musician Devendra Banhart and his girlfriend, actress Natalie Portman, have a great time dancing and singing in their Bollywood-style costumes.
It’s definitely a parody of low-budget Bollywood films, with over the top acting, dancing, tongue-in-cheek subtitles, and brilliant costumes.
It’s not the sort of thing you want the kids to see…a handcuffed Snow White being dragged away from Disneyland by the cops.
It gets worse. Cinderella, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell were handcuffed, frisked and loaded into police vans last Thursday after a labor dispute involving three Disney-owned hotels.
Following an hour-long march, thirty-two protesters, many wearing costumes famous Disney character costumes, sat in a circle on a busy intersection outside the park holding hands before being carted off in plastic handcuffs by the police.
Tourists in Disney T-shirts and hats looked on with bewildered faces as the costumed picketers we’re hauled away.
“It’s changing my opinion of Disneyland,” an Australian tourist commented.
Indeed, the “Happiest Place on Earth” was less than a fairytale that day!
The popular online dating service eHarmony.com has published a troubling article about “Photos that Make you Look Undateable.” [link]
Their advice? If you want to find love:
1. Don’t post a picture of yourself in a bar.
2. Don’t post a picture with your Ex obviously cut out.
3. Don’t stand next to a celebrity or something expensive.
4. Don’t wear a costume.
We get that some people really like to dress up in costumes even when it isn’t Halloween. However, while your friends may understand your penchant for dressing like the original Superman at Comic-Con, most people perusing your profile won’t.
Since when does a little cosplay interfere with finding love? And if someone is turned off by your cosplay, why would you want to date them anyway? Is the goal to get as many dates as possible, or to find someone compatible? I think we have a Quality vs. Quantity issue going on here.
eHarmony says, “When you’re putting yourself out there, it’s best to save the fun photos for later on down the road.”
So… the key to getting dates is to be fake and boring. Nice.
Cosplaying is interesting. It’s one thing to dress up as a character you like, but cosplaying generally involves having to act like the character as well. Cosplayers pride themselves on having the most accurate, authentic costume possible, and when cosplayers start making up their own characters, things start getting a little crazy.
One interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed is something I’m going to call crossover cosplaying (this is not to be confused with crossplaying, which is crossdressing cosplaying). It’s when a cosplayer, usually for a humorous effect, combines two characters from two different canons. Sometimes a character from one canon is simply placed into a different canon, without being combined with another character.
A fairly famous example of this is the Hello Kitty Darth Vader.
Perhaps an even stranger Star Wars crossover cosplay is the Elvis Trooper.
I like the Sailor Blueberry Muffin, a Sailor Moon and Strawberry Shortcake
crossover, which I found on cosplay.com. It’s delicious!
Obviously, this type of cosplaying veers away from the canon image that is so highly respected in cosplaying, which is why this is done more for fun and laughs. It also requires more creativity in designing the costume than normal cosplay, because the cosplayer first must decide which characters to combine, and then figure out how to make a costume which represents both of these characters in the way the cosplayer desires.
This isn’t a very popular trend yet—in fact, crossover cosplayers are kind of considered the oddballs of the groups! Some cosplayers feel that crossover cosplayers are just mocking the cosplaying phenomenon, but I think they’re just trying to have fun with costume design and characters they love.
Let us know about some crazy crossover cosplays you’ve seen!