Monthly Archives: July 2011

More Costumes from Comic Con 2011

There are so many awesome costume galleries from Comic Con, it’s impossible to cover them all. But I can give it a shot!

First, the video above is from MovieFone, and provides a nice look into the Comic Con experience. Great costumes and wonderful geeky stuff.

I’m blown away ComicVine’s gallery. They have over 1100 costume photos! Do check them out if you have time. I’ve posted a few of my favorites below.

For you more Comic Con galleries you can also visit: | | LA Times |

Whew! This will keep me busy for a while! Is it just me, or do cosplayers seem to get better every year?

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Spider-Man Works Out with Kids

Here’s a humorous look at a Spider-Man training video that I spotted on TheMarySue. It’s edited in a way to make Spidey look a bit silly, and I admit I got a chuckle watching.

I poked around the Internet a bit, and it appears to be from this toy: Master Moves Spiderman Training Studio. Let’s all do the Sling Stance!

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Comic Con 2011 Photos and Video

It was another great year at Comic Con, hard to believe it’s already over. So many great costumes were on display.

These videos by HISHE highlight some top cosplay. Combined viewing is almost 14 minutes long, but they are totally worth watching!

Also, here are a few photos that caught my eye. The San Diego Reader has a nice 3-part gallery of costumes, if you want to see more!

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

San Diego Reader at Comic Con: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

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Ernest Hemingway Look-alike Contest

Yesterday folks in Key West, Florida celebrated “Hemingway Days” with an annual Ernest Hemingway Lookalike contest. So many gray beards, how cool! Everyone seems to be having a great time. Where else can you watch 100 Hemingways dance to YMCA?

There were 120 contestants dressed as Hemingway, and the winner was Matt Gineo, a biomedical engineer from Jensen Beach, Fla.

Well done, Gentlemen!

[via AP Video]

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Captain America’s Avengers Costume

Captain America’s Avengers costume was on display at Comic Con!

Here are some great photos that show how the costume change from the Captain America movie now playing in theaters.

I haven’t seen Captain America yet, but it won the box office last weekend, and everyone says it’s awesome. Can’t wait to see it — and I REALLY can’t wait for the Avengers movie next year!

[via AICN]

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Comic Con Starts Today!


Comic Con starts today! From July 21-24 2011, the coolest people on Earth will descend upon San Diego.

I hope everyone has a great time! I’ll be sure to post lots of great photos early next week, so stay tuned!

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Alternate Pirate Costume

I’ll admit, this gave me a chuckle. This Redditor says he’s going to a pirate-themed costume party, so he designed this pirate costume.

Bit Torrent… I get it, he’s pirating movies! Do you think he’ll get laughs, or just boos and groans?

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Running in Full Medieval Armor

The University of Leeds did a study on the physical impact of medieval armor. So they had someone dress up in full armor and run on a treadmill! About time, I say. This is important stuff. Watch the video above to see the knight in action.

Researchers discovered that it takes twice the energy with the full armor on, and the heavy armor likely “affected the outcome of some famous battles.”

Dr Graham Askew from the University of Leeds said: “We found that carrying this kind of load spread across the body requires a lot more energy than carrying the same weight in a backpack.

“This is because, in a suit of armour, the limbs are loaded with weight, which means it takes more effort to swing them with each stride. If you’re wearing a backpack, the weight is all in one place and swinging the limbs is easier.”

Well, you learn something new every day!

[Newslite via TDW Geeks]

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