Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Guild Cosplay at Fan Expo 2009

The Guild Codex Cosplay
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Nice Codex costume! This cosplayer was spotted at the recent Fan Expo in Toronto. She did a great job.

Here’s a photo of Felicia Day as Codex, for comparison.

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If you missed the big debut of “Date My Avatar” last week, I’ve posted it below. But first, check out the exciting reaction from fans at Comic Con, who got to see the video before anyone else. This would have been such a fun panel to attend!

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Transylmania Movie Mocks Vampire Craze

Translymania looks very silly, but I don’t know – it could be good. It’s obviously a spoof of Twilight, Van Helsing, and other vampire movies.

The story revolves around a group of college students who study abroad in Romania for a semester, and blood sucking hilarity ensues.

“College kids – the other white meat.” LOL!

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The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Furries

I’m not sure if these Japanese musicians are true Furries, but they are wearing animal costumes to help kids get excited about classical music.

From Reuters:

A group of classical musicians dress up in animal costumes to get kids interested in music. ‘Zoorasian Brass’ perform to enthralled young crowds in zoos and concert halls. The musicians refuse to be seen without their masks in order to protect the ‘magic’ of their identities.

This is really cool! Costumes make everything more fun and exciting.

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Disney Buys Marvel for 4 Billion

Spider-Man and Super Goofy

Wow, such crazy news! The New York Times has reported that Disney has acquired Marvel Entertainment for 4 billion dollars.

Walt Disney Company said Monday it has agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment, the company that owns the rights to such popular characters as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, in a cash and stock deal it valued at $4 billion. The deal, which boards of directors at both companies have approved, comes more than 10 years after Marvel was at the center of a bitter takeover battle between two feisty financiers.

“We believe that adding Marvel to Disney’s unique portfolio of brands provides significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation,” Robert Iger, Disney’s chief executive, said in a statement announcing the deal.

“Disney is the perfect home for Marvel’s fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses,” said Ike Perlmutter, Marvel’s chief executive officer. “This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney’s tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world.”

This is such huge news! I admit my first thought was “Oh no, I hope they don’t screw it up.”

I’m also wondering what Disney is going to do about their competitor, Universal Studios, having Marvel Superhero Island located in Orlando.

I’m sure Disney will build some kind of Superhero World at Disneyworld, now. Kids will surely love that! And think of the crossover potential in comics and movies. I think Super Goofy is ready for a little action.

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Briefly Speaking: Underpants for your Hands

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So, the other day I left the house knowing something wasn’t quite right. I felt naked, somehow. It wasn’t until I arrived at work that I realized I’d forgotten my Handerpants.

These underpants for your hands offer protection from chaffing and keep your hands toasty warm. Handerpants are made from 95% cotton and 5% spandex, offering the same comfort of men’s briefs (not that I would know, but that’s the word on the streets) and fit most adult hands. The cost per pair is $11.95.

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No doubt these “Handies” will draw attention and cause a fair amount of consternation from those who believe briefs should actually be worn under clothes. Which is exactly why I own a pair. And…why I will be giving a few pairs away for Birthday and Christmas gifts to unsuspecting family members (bet you’re glad we’re not related).

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Ready for Dragon*Con?

Dragon*Con is only a week away! Check out this cool TV commerical, does it make you drool with costume desire?

Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. Dragon*Con 2009 will be held Labor Day weekend (September 4 – September 7, 2009) in Atlanta, GA.

For more information, visit http://www.dragoncon.org/.

 

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Muppet Hats

Muppet Kermit Hat

Muppet Animal HatMuppet Gonzo Hat

Totally cool Muppet hats! I saw these over on ThatCostumeGirl.com, where she talks about making a Kermit costume.

Available from Lids, they offer Kermit, Gonzo and Animal hats. They sell for $25, but Lids does offer a “buy one, get one half off” discount.

As a kid, I was a huge Animal fan. Ah, this brings back such great memories. Does anyone remember when Steve Martin starred on the Muppet Show?

[via ThatCostumeGirl]

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The Anti-Ronald McDonald

This is bizarre! Jimminy Glick, played by Martin Short, interviews a haggard and evil Ronald McDonald (Andy Dick). The viral video is PETA’s latest campaign against the cruelty of animals.

Okay, it’s official – Andy Dick just game me nightmares and I’m emotionally scarred for life!

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