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Oh my glob. Amanda just posted a bunch of photos of our Bob’s Burgers group from Dragon*Con, and I can’t handle how amazing they all are! We had so many people in our group this year, and everyone was perfect! Check out the full photo set here

Edit: Added more photos because I couldn’t help myself. 

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Otachi - Dragon*con 2014

Made and modeled by me (FB)
Photography by Soulfire Studios

“Movement in the breach… Category 4…”

Aquarium night at Dragon*con was unbelievable. Otachi was fun to wear during the day, and the Pacific Rim meetup was amazing, but I swear once it got dark out it hit a whole other level of epic kaiju destruction awesome. I felt like I was freaking becoming Otachi, surrounded by all the nighttime marine biospheres - the lights looked sooo cool in the exhibits!! And of course any chance to shoot with Soulfire (a huge Pacific Rim fan) is going to produce incredible work. I feel like Otachi is emerging from the breach in these photos, and she’s about to destroy Hong Kong (or Atlanta). Do your worst, PPDC…

While I consider myself a pretty experienced sewer, I had absolutely never worked with craft foam outside of simple, teensy props. I’m writing up a big breakdown of exactly how I made the spinal column and tail, but for now I’ll just say it was a huge endeavor! There are 162 individual foam pieces in the spine/tail, and 32 LEDs. Phew! Now where’s a Gipsy Danger I can drag into the stratosphere??

More photos and breakdowns can be found here!

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We’ve returned from DragonCon in Atlanta and have the first batch of photos from the weekend! As always the weekend was filled with amazing costumes, including from the Marvel Universe Gathering shoot!

Stay tuned as we highlight even more costumes! Plus swing over to our Marvel.com DragonCon Gallery here!

Probably the most impressive costume at Dragon*Con this year. Okay, I’m biased, because I know her. Still, 70 pounds of stuff to make a screen-accurate Junk Lady from Labyrinth costume! She won audience favorite and best use of materials at the Friday Night costume contest (the difficult one, not the Masquerade).

(Plus: bonus Sara!)

Edited to add: you can check out her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TotallyRandomCosplay

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Riddler (with and without wig)

Cosplayer: Chronist

Photographer: A grad student friend of mine who I didn’t know did this as a hobby and turned out to be super good at this

Location: My suite’s common room.

Mostly finished two days before Dragon*Con! Going to the Gotham photoshoot and the DC photoshoot (with Joker and Harley Quinn). I still can’t decide about the wig; I like both. I have a feeling I will decide only on the day that I wear it.

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Chiana

Cosplayer: Chronist

Photographer: My mother, humoring me

Location: Suburbia. I have yet to locate a less incongruous place to take pictures of this costume.

These are some older photos of the costume I wore to Dragon Con two days ago (Sunday), along with Katt as Aeryn, my sister as Zhaan, and my brother-in-law as Stark. Along the way we collected two others, Matt as Crais, Andy as Crichton, and stuffed Rygel as Rygel. Photos from that day will be posted as soon as we manage to collect them!

If this gets 150 notes, I will walk in the Dragon*Con parade dressed as Tom Servo with a sign saying "I'm walking for HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT"

The flip side of the sign will say “That stands for Hi, Everyone. Let’s Pitch In ‘N’ Get Cracking Here In Louisiana Doing Right, Eh? Now Then. Hateful Rich Overbearing Ugly Guys Hurt Royally Everytime Someone Eats A Radish, Carrot, Hors d’oeuvre, And Never Does Dishes. Eventually, Victor Eats Lunch Over Peoria Mit Ein Neuesberger Tod,”

Otachi Craft Foam Spine/Tail How-to Post

So at dragon*con I debuted my Otachi gijinka cosplay! The fitting and patterning and rhinestoning on this costume was all stuff I knew how to do. I have never worked with craft foam before. So. Here is a post about a craft foam newbie’s strugglebus. 

For once I decided to take a lot of pictures of my process of something, and I am here to share with you a… well, I wouldn’t be so presumptious as to call it a tutorial. Call it a documentation of my first time ever working with craft foam, all the struggles and tears, and all the things I learned along the way.

More Otachi pics can be found here

This was a super intense process, and this post is mega exhaustive, so this is under a cut!

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