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In His Shadow

Illustration of Tenel Ka and Darth Caedus

I have to Thank Heather and Nate
for being awesome people (who I will miss seeing at D*C this year) I used one of there photos for a reference for this painting. I hope they like the turnout.

I had so much fun working on this and tried out some new techniques I learned in my digital coloring class this past spring. OMG SO MENY LAYERS! 

Characters belong to GL and his Star Wars Universe
Models: Heather and Nate
Photo Reference
Colored in Photoshop and Corel Painter

My table is now official! I think I goofed up on the order form, because I’m listed as DOSbot Press (the name I plan to print the Pertho comics under). But still! I’m there! On the map! Listed Next to some very cool cosplayers who like robots according to their website! (Note to self: must show them Pertho)

BUT THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. EXCUSE WHILE I STARE LIKE A STEPPED ON FROG. THANK YOU. O_O

I promise I will be less gobsmacked in person but right now I’m going to go work on Blackout and enjoy the feeling of table stewardship. Come by the con and see me and many other fine artists! :D

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Skye - Agents of SHIELD: The Magical Place

Want to feel badass? Cosplay as Skye being Melinda May at Katsucon and MAGFest!  It also has the added bonus of getting to make ridiculous faces when you’re not trying to be super serious for the cameras. (Okay yeah. So maybe I kinda am Skye a little…)

Skye: chaosbria
Photography by: zhobot and richandstrangephotography

Full set of pictures is up at WhiteHotRoom.com!

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Here’s a mess of Dance Central cosplay photos (both costume and closet cosplay) from all the DC stuff we’ve done. These were photos we’ve never posted anywhere yet - there’s also another set of 8 random DC photos we’ve never posted (those are all horizontal XD) we’ll post in the near future. This isn’t even touching all the DERP HURRR stupid face photos we’ve taken in these costumes, which could be a post in itself.

We figured we’d post these since we have so damn many we never did anything with and since we’re getting motivated to start work on our Glitterati crew outfits (or continue work, should I say… we have a tiny bit done, heheh.)

Besides getting motivated, we’re also super pumped for Dance Central 3 omggggggg. :3

(Many thanks to Natalie and Erin for getting some of these photos! <3)

Take Me To Sandy Shores // Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is one of our very favorite games.

There will definitely be photos from the other GTA games here (as well as more from V) but we had to do a GTA V one first because we have so many feels for it. And out of all the GTA V ideas we have, we had to do a Trevor Philips one first because Trevor Philips. This one is inspired by a Snapmatic photo Heather took of the space between the wall and Trevor’s bed. We took that and ran with it. Or we… took it and jumped on a stolen golf cart and went screaming down the Del Perro Freeway with it.

We’re going to have a few prints of certain photos from GL at any tables we have at future cons, but if you’d like a print and won’t be a con near us in the future you can hit the Genii Locorum section on our Redbubble shop!

(This was originally posted on the zhobot tumblr but since we’re giving this it’s own site here we’re reposting the first three photos! Sorry if you’ve already seen this! ;D)

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Marasiah Fel - Star Wars: Legacy 

There’s nothing quite like an unexpected Star Wars meet up at an anime con so thank you to Katsucon for accidentally delivering in spades!  I super adore both volumes of the Star Wars: Legacy comics so it didn’t take very long for me and Nic to convince ourselves to be Marasiah Fel and Ania Solo for Katsucon 2014.  We might not know exactly who Ania is yet but we still got a kick out of referring to each other as distant space cousins.

Marasiah Fel: Bria
Ania Solo: nicolecieux
Tenel Ka Djo and Jacen Solo: zhobot
Jaina Solo and Jag Fel: ChubbybirdiesCosplay

Photography by zhobot

As always, we’ve got more fab pictures up at whitehotroom.com!

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Heather started these a good while back and was planning to do everyone in their crew outfits (plus, the three characters who didn’t appear in the second game in their main outfits from DC1) but now that DC3 is out and they’re all back, looks like she’ll be adding one more peg for Dr. Tan!

Lu$h had been finished for awhile. Riptide was recently finished (you can see in the second photo a second and tiny version of Riptide, which was a commission for someone) and next up will be Flash4ward!

Of course, she’s trying to finish way too many pegs & other crafts for the table at MAGFest… so after that this whole set will continue to be painted!

This is the fifth photo from our Centuria Challenge project. We’re playing through 100 video games and taking a photo inspired by each one! Here’s the photo and description for the fifth game, which was Myst

Here’s your ridiculous photo for this game! It’s actually two photos put together (obviously lol) and then dropped into photo editing for five minutes to change colors and add static BUT–

Achenar and Sirrus! Us with eyeliner-drawn facial hair! We had the idea for this photo well before we started the game and we had a giant piece of cardboard around the house that we kept just for this purpose. We knew we wanted them in their prison books being all whiny at you for the blue/red pages. If you haven’t played the game, you talk to these brothers through panels in books they’re trapped in. This is us as eyeliner-facial-hair versions of them, in our big cardboard books.

Nate had lots of fun looking like a total crazypants and I just had to look mean. So that was cool.

Livestream?

We’ve been discussing doing a Livestream at BASEMENTCON (lol which is really just us and a couple friends getting together to work on costumes and derp around) for the people who aren’t close enough to attend BASEMENTCON… but the question that surfaced from this was…

Should Zhobot continue having livestreams after BASEMENTCON? Would anyone want to watch us work on stuff or ask us stuff IN MEGA REAL TIME or do whatever/anything/etc.?

INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED so we can know if we will use this thing for more than BASEMENTCON or not. XD

This is the first photo from our Centuria Challenge project. We’re playing through 100 video games and taking a photo inspired by each one! Here’s the description for our photo for the first game, Laura Bow: The Colonel’s Bequest

(LAURA BOW SPOILERS AHOY~! ;D We know the game is from 1989, but we wanted to warn everyone just in case!)

We finally have the first picture of our 100 photos for the Centuria Challenge! We took this at our favorite little park that we take a bunch of photos at (Green Spring Gardens <3). We were trying to figure out what photo we could take for our first game, Laura Bow, and we thought of Lillian since she’s pretty much crazypants central. Originally we were going to try to take one where she’s on the ground in the Colonel’s boots and jacket, after Rudy shot her (with Rudy’s legs in the frame) – but then we saw the manor house in the park and knew we had to use it in our shot…

It’s definitely not as big as Colonel Dijon’s super sprawling crazy plantation, but we thought it looked similar and figured we could have Lillian in Dijon’s military jacket (which was a green jacket we had for a Silent Hill costume XD) with the little revolver plotting her insanity outside. The wig was one I had for my Mrs. White (Clue) costume and the blue headband was one I hurriedly threw together at the last minute. ;)

And then of course, the whole game happens in one night but we could only get into the park during the day. So there are some stretches! But still, we love Laura Bow and had a lot of fun taking this picture.

More of these soon! We’ll be posting the others we have as well as posting the ones we take in the future!

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August’s Equipped Inventory fits with our Saints Row IV Month set of posts!

EI is a monthly feature at Zhobot where we’ll post an outfit inspired by a character (usually from a video game) - the catch is that the outfit mostly consists of items we have purchased from the thrift store (the rest are things we already own).

This month is Heather’s Kinzie Kensington outfit!

Head on over to the post at Zhobot for more photos and details on the outfit!

Keep an eye out for our next post coming later this week - a tutorial on how to put together your own United Saints of America flag!

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The second post of Equipped Inventory, our monthly feature at Zhobot, is online - Each month we’ll post an outfit inspired by a character (usually from a video game)! The catch is that the outfit mostly consists of items we have purchased from the thrift store. This is Nate’s first round of EI and it features an outfit inspired by Wheatley from Portal 2!

Head on over to the post at Zhobot for more photos and details on the outfit!

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We’ve started a new monthly feature on Zhobot - it’s called Equipped Inventory! Each month we’ll post an outfit inspired by a character (usually from a video game)! The catch is that the outfit mostly consists of items we have purchased from the thrift store. The first feature is an outfit by Heather and it is inspired by the always iconic character Mario. (Her favorite is actually Luigi but don’t tell Mario that, okay?)

Head on over to the post at Zhobot for more photos, details on the outfit and more details on this feature!