Monthly Archives: September 2009

Tribute to Reading Rainbow

The lovely and talented ThatCostumeGirl has made a video tribute to the TV show Reading Rainbow, which recently went off the air after a lengthy 26-year run.

She does a great job! My favorite part is towards the end, when she goes full nerd in costume. Adorable!

[via ThatCostumeGirl]

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Want to Swede an Angel Fan Film?

Angel

Want to swede an Angel fan film? Brian Lynch and Stephen Mooney, the geniuses behind the Angel comics, are having a contest to promote their latest book, Last Angel in Hell. It’s in the sweding style of “Be Kind, Rewind” and apparently the “lower budget the better.”

Here’s the deal:

When the book is out (you gotta pre-order to make sure if your store gets one, reserve one NOW!), there will be a contest to see who can take the book, shoot ANY scene, and make their own LAST ANGEL IN HELL fan-film, BE KIND, REWIND style. No effects needed, just your imagination. Lower budget the better.

In the ANGEL world, Hollywood made an ANGEL film. In our world, you guys are gonna.

The best fan vid will win a huge package of ANGEL/SPIKE stuff from me. Like, a lot. Like, too much. Comics out your ears. Signed signed signed.

This could be a lot of fun, I think.

The winner of this contest can also expect some original art from any of the Angel books that I’ve worked on, winner’s choice. After the Fall, Not Fade Away, Boys and Their Toys, Last Angel in Hell, whatever they like(depending on what I’ve still got obviously, but there’s a lot).

I’ll throw in a couple of runners-up prizes too.

Spread the word guys. Myself and Brian are very proud of this book and really want to get the word out there for folks to pre-order it.

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[via TheMoonBlog]

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Clown to Perform in Space

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This is such a cool story! Guy Lalibertém, former street performer and clown behind Cirque du Soleil is heading to the International Space Station to perform!

This is part of a global web event on Oct. 9, 2009, to promote water conservation, “with personalities ranging from Al Gore to U2 putting in guest appearances from 14 cities on Earth.”

From Space.com:

The soon-to-be space clown is set to fly on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Laliberte booked his trip with the Russian Federal Space Agency through the U.S. firm Space Adventures and is reportedly paying about $35 million for the spaceflight.

Wow, that is so awesome. I can’t wait to watch the show!

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[via BoingBoing, BBC, Space.com & MSN]

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Wild Things Inspire Fashion

Wild Things Inspire Fashion

Interested in some expensive Wild Things furry fashion? Take a look at this new line of clothing from Opening Ceremony.

They’ve teamed up with director Spike Jonze to create furball monster clothing for men and women, inspired by the upcoming movie Where the Wild Things Are. Heh, pretty bizarre!

This is indeed a clever way to promote the movie, but I honestly don’t see how furry monster dresses will become very popular. And wait until PETA finds out about this, oh boy.

Where the Wild Things Are stomps into theaters on Oct. 16, 2009.

[via Opening Ceremony]

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Freddy Krueger is Back

Have you seen the new trailer for the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake? Looks pretty good!

Freddy has a new look. I have no doubt that Jackie Earle Haley will be great as Freddy, but I admit I’m still partial to the original Freddy played by Robert Englund. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

New Freddy

I saw this funny photo of Meet the Kruegers, a parody put together by Costume Craze to promote their Freddy Krueger costumes.

The Sexy Miss Krueger costume looks great. Not entirely sure why you’d want to dress your kid up as Freddy though. I’ll go out on a limb and say that kids who watch this movie will likely have… Nightmares.

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[via Costume Craze]

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Awesome Nite Owl Watchmen Costume

Watchmen Nite Owl

Check out this awesome Nite Owl costume, made by Mandalon Studios for a Future Cinema preview showing in the UK. They’ve also made an Ozymandias costume and eye masks for The Comedian. The Silk Spectre costume looks great too, but that costume was made by someone else.

Andy from Mandalon Studios emailed this photo to me. Apparently this costume is just gathering dust and is now for sale “for the right price.”

I’ve asked them for more photos and information. I’ll provide an update as soon as I hear more.

Thanks for the email, Andy!

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The Fashion of Tim Burton

The Fashion of Tim Burton

Tim Burton is about to be honored by New York’s Museum of Art, as they celebrate his “career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator.”

In anticipation of this 5-month event, Harper’s Bazaar asked Tim Burton to direct a fashion photo shoot! Wow, he certainly has a knack for balancing creepy darkness with bright colors. And that giant skeleton is very cool.

[Harper’s Bazaar via io9]

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Incredibly Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

I have a real treat for you today. Jonathon Rosenthal, Head Organizer of The Group That Shall Not Be Named, the NYC Harry Potter Meetup, gave me a heads up about their impressive, possibly supernatural Harry Potter cosplay.

Over 30 members converged upon Governors Island for an amazing photo shoot with their official photographer, Ken Kohut.

Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

Magical Harry Potter Cosplay

These are just a handful of the photos. To view the entire gallery in hi-resolution, be sure to visit Ken Kohut’s official website.

A big thanks to Jonathan for emailing me. Great job!

[via HP-NYC & Ken Kohut]

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