Yearly Archives: 2010

Interesting Darth Vader Designs

Recently, several artists thought it would be fun to redesign Darth Vader based purely on snippets from the original Star wars script. Basically, Vader is described as 7 ft. tall, wears black, and has a “grotesque” breathing mask.

Dubbed the Vader Redesign Project, this experiment has resulted in several phenomenal depictions of what Darth Vader could have looked like.

INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER – MAIN HALLWAY. The awesome, seven-foot-tall Dark Lord of the Sith makes his way into the blinding light of the main passageway. This is Darth Vader, right hand of the Emperor. His face is obscured by his flowing black robes and grotesque breath mask, which stands out next to the fascist white armored suits of the Imperial stormtroopers. Everyone instinctively backs away from the imposing warrior and a deathly quiet sweeps through the Rebel troops. Several of the Rebel troops break and run in a frenzied panic.

[via io9.com]

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Professional Boxers in Costumes

Bleacher Report has a fun gallery of the “25 Wildest Boxing Entrance Costumes.” Great pictures! I don’t get to write about professional boxing very often.

From Luchadores and gladiators to fake tattoos, these boxers sure know how to make an entrance! Be sure to visit Bleacher Report to view the full gallery.

While the in-ring attire is fairly standard, entrance outfits are a far different story. Gigantic sombreros, military garb, flashy colors and any costume the boxer can dream up is fair game.

Over the years, boxers have donned some creative, out-of-this-world clothing for their dramatic pre-fight displays.

[via Bleacher Report]

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Krampus Costumes on Christmas

Have you heard of Krampus? Dating from pre-Christian mythology, he’s a European demon who’s frequently called the Anti-Santa Claus.

According to Alpine mythology, Krampus accompanied Saint Nicolas and delivered warnings and punishment to bad children. How terrifying!

Unreality has a gallery of people in Krampus costumes worth checking out!

From Wikipedia:

In the Alpine regions, the Krampus is represented by an incubus demon accompanying Saint Nicholas. Krampus acts as an anti–Saint Nicholas, who, instead of giving gifts to good children, gives warnings and punishments to the bad children. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly in the evening of December 5, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells.

[via Unreality]

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Surviving a Zombie Christmas Instructional Video

Want to survive Christmas, zombie free? Then be sure to watch this very helpful instruction video!

The geek girls of Team Unicorn put this retro tutorial together. Very funny…. Great job, Ladies!

I hope everyone has a zombie-free Merry Christmas!

[via The Daily What]

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Terminators Chase the Boar-riding Monkey

Have you seen the famous Japanese boar-riding monkey? It’s just about the cutest thing you’ll ever see.

Well, to promote the DVD release of Real Onigokko 2 a commercial was shot at this Japanese zoo. The evil Terminator-ish villains chase after the little monkey and boar.

These bad guys kind of look like steampunk Darth Vader Terminators, don’t you think? LOL, for a horror movie, this is SO funny!

I can tell that both the boar and the monkey are growing up fast. Apparently the monkey likes to cling to its mother’s back while young, and it thinks the boar is his mother. Everyone is wondering how long the pair will continue to ride. I sure hope they stay friends as animal adults, that would be awesome.

 
Bonus footage!

[via JapanProbe]

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Year of the Rabbit Brings Costumes to Bunnies

As Japan gets ready for the Year of the Rabbit, many people are dressing up the bunnies in costumes. Aww, so cute. I guess they use the photos for their New Years greeting cards.

What a great idea! And these rabbits seem so calm and well behaved, I’m very impressed!

[via NTDTV]

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Conan’s Awesome Santa Costume

Wow, check out Conan O’Brien’s awesome light up Santa costume! He debuted an incredible Christmas set on his show last night.

His Santa sleigh rockets into the air? LOL, Merry Christmas, Conan!

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Tron Guy’s Costume Banned from Movie Theater

I’m sure most of us of have seen or heard of Tron Guy. Thanks to the Internet, he’s famous for his super cool/funny Tron costume. He recently reviewed Tron Legacy on Wired.com, I can only imagine how excited he must have been for this sequel to come out in theaters.

Today TMZ is reporting that Tron Guy had plans to see Tron Legacy in his famous costume, but the movie theater REFUSED. Aw, poor guy.

Jay Maynard — who’s been doing the Tron Guy thing since ’04 — tells TMZ, he gave his local movie theater a heads-up that he planned to see the new “Tron” flick in his famous costume … but for some reason, they “adamantly” insisted he wouldn’t be admitted if he suited up.

We don’t know why management refused — the suit OBVIOUSLY belongs in a museum — but Maynard believes it’s because his masterpiece is “too distracting.”

That’s too bad. His El Wire can be turned off, so I don’t see what’s the problem. It would have been good publicity for the theater, they are crazy for turning him away.

Here are a couple more clips of Mr. Guy. In this first clip, he talks about his costume, the power of the Internet and the importance of Net Neutrality.

I will never again be anonymous. There will be pictures of me in this costume floating around the Net for as long as there is a Net. And one of these days somebody is going to come up with a way to synthesize 3D images from pictures on the Internet, and 3D models of me are going to float around known space until there isn’t anymore.

 

This “Web Redemption” on Tosh.0 is a must watch classic. He gets to drive a Light Cycle!

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