According to Wikipedia, “Wave-Gotik-Treffenis an annual world festival for dark music and arts in Leipzig, Germany…With 18,000 to 20,000 regular attendants, the WGT is one of the largest events of the Goth-, Cybergoth-, and Rivethead- subcultures worldwide”
I stumbled onto this delightful Tusken Raider costume that was just barely posted on Youtube by silverquill212. Upon completion of this costume, she will hopefully become a full member of Garrison Carida, which is part of the 501st Legion.
It’s fun watching her transform into a Raider. This is a great costume! Great job, SilverQuill!
Shoes: tennis shoes wrapped in fabric, with extra fabric to wrap up the legs (secured with velcro)
Shirt: heather longsleeved Hanes tee, with canvas gloves attached at the wrists, and fabric to wrap the arms
Inner robe: heather fabric
Outer robe: linen fabric; design is my own
Neck piece: linen fabric
Bandoliers: sewn brown vinyl, belt buckles, thumb tacks
Helmet/mask: bought on Ebay (made from half a baseball helmet, a customized plastic mask, and other materials)
It still needs:
-to be dirty
The new mascots for London’s 2012 Olympics have been revealed. Meet Wenlock and Mandeville, the friendly one-eyed monsters, created after “18 months, 40 focus groups and a secret operation worthy of MI5.”
Admittedly, many media outlets have made fun of these mascots. Geekosystem has even compared them to Kang and Kodos from the Simpsons.
I don’t know… I think they are fine mascots. Not mind blowingly awesome, but not terrible either. And I suppose all that really matters is what children will think.
“We’ve created our mascots for children,” he said. “They will connect young people with sport and tell the story of our proud Olympic and Paralympic history. By linking young people to the values of sport, Wenlock and Mandeville will help inspire kids to strive to be the best they can be.”