Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015

Welcome to my blog of all things geeky, arty and other stuff that’s hanging ‘out of the box’. I’m hitting Manchester MCM on Sunday 26th July 2015 (looks like rain!) and will be live tweeting over at Killer Kitsch and uploading images of cosplay, stalls, guests, art etc to this Flickr album. To start things off here are a few juicy images from Saturday 25th July 2015 (typically sunny!) taken by Andy Lambert and published on the Manchester Evening News website.

Update – Check out my Comic-Con YouTube video!

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Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015 - Warhammer 40K Cosplay

Don’t forget to check my Flickr album for more juicy images over the next few days.

Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015 - Warhammer 40K Cosplay
Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015
Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015 - Twoface Cosplay
Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015 - Mad Hatter Cosplay
Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015 - Harley Quinn and Carnage Cosplay
Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2015 - Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Stormtroopers

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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay Special

With so many of us stuck at home watching the events of Comic-Con unfold on YouTube, TV and social media here is a cosplay blog so we can all marvel at the amazing creations brought to life at his years event.

I’m from the UK so chances are I might only get over to San Diego once in my lifetime (unless I win the lottery or they invite me over because I’m awesome) but I’m certainly not jealous of all that crazy queuing for everything. You might think us Brits enjoy standing in orderly lines waiting for tea and crumpets but we really don’t.

This blog will be updated throughout the weekend so it’s probably going to get rather long, get ready for some epic scrolling. Are you the person under the mask / wig / makeup? Message me and I will add credits and links to the images.

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Morrigan Darkstalkers Darkstalkers via b3am
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - BattlebornBattleborn cosplay group via @battlebornSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Mass EffectMass Effect via @firstshowing 18mSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - DiabloDiablo via @CorsairSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - DragonBall Z Master Roshi and Gohan Master Roshi and Gohan via paniniamericaSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Aaahh Real Monsters!!! Krumm & Powdered Toast ManAaahh Real Monsters!!! Krumm & Powdered Toast Man via theoneandonlyforceSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Transformers DevastatorTransformers Devastator via @DessignareSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Astrid from How to Train Your DragonAstrid from How to Train Your Dragon via @AnneSowardsSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 via minibobafett San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Edward ScissorhandsEdward Scissorhands via sthrngrlsrckSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Daft Punk Mortal KombatDaft Kombat via @killer_kistchSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - 300 SpartanTHIS IS SPARTA!!! via @thepopculturecoSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Lily MunsterLily Munster via @MouseInfoSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Skeksis The Dark CrystalSkeksis via @raecarson – Cosplay by Ryan WellsSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - TotoroTotoro via @rgb_alphaSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - RaptorsRaptor Squad via @NickARomanoSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Wreck-It-RalphWreck-It-Ralph via @SnooditSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Wreck-It-Ralph Vanellope von SchweetzVanellope von Schweetz via @mtvcomicsSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Aqua Teen Hunger ForceAqua Teen Hunger Force via ‏@TC_betojubei 2h‏San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay Special - The 3rd Doctor & Doctor BeakerThe 3rd Doctor and Doctor Beaker via tuchainzzzSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay Special - SpockLive Long and Prosper via samarasnohSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Bubba FettBubba Fett via @Crazy4ComicCon cosplay by @nerdsinrecoverySan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay Special - Steampunk Star WarsSteampunk Star Wars via @95Forty
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Funky Wookiee'sFunky Wookiee’s via yummination – Pink Wookiee & Costumes by Catherine FisherSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - StormtroopersStormtrooper escalator via yonginstagramSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Hip-Hop StormtrooperHip-Hop Troopers from the Def Side via hiphoptrooperSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - AquamanAquaman via @AquamanShrineSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - CatwomanCatwoman and the Cat-kids via @lolbowtieguySan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - CatwomanCatwoman walking her dog via mypixelatedgeekSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Doggy ArrowArrow via @NathanTamayoSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - DaredevilDaredevil via @loucrisesSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay Special - ThanosThanos via genevate by // San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Infinity Gauntlet ThanosInfinity Gauntlet Thanos via comicsandponies by //San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Deadpool Jafar and Lady Deadpool MaleficentDeadpool Jafar and Lady Deadpool Maleficent via @DTJAAAAM 4hSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Kuato Total Recall Kuato via @walzodiacSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Flash GordonFlash Gordon via @WileE_KateSan Diego Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay - Tron Legacy SirensTron Legacy Sirens via annissedfd

Anime and gaming dog cosplay by HachiCorp

You think you’ve seen just about everything then something like this comes along. HachiCorp on ETSY have a range of doggie costumes covering your favourite characters from Dragonball, One Piece and The Legend of Zelda. Why would you, and your dog, need something like this? ‘Just because’ is the only answer I can come up with. Let the click-bait images of the small yappy type dog dressed in cute little costumes commence!

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Dragon Ball Goku Dog CosplayDragon Ball Goku Dog Cosplay

Dragon Ball Goku Dog Cosplay

Dragon Ball King Piccolo Dog CosplayDragon Ball King Piccolo Dog Cosplay

It’s dangerous to go alone, take this……

Legend of Zelda Link Dog CosplayLegend of Zelda - Link Dog Cosplay

Luffy One Piece Dog CosplayLuffy One Piece Dog Cosplay

Chopper One Piece Dog Cosplay

Talk Nerdy 2 Me – Preston 8th May 2015

Talk Nerdy 2 Me at the Harris Library in Preston – Friday 8th May 2015 4pm-9pm. Cosplay, film screenings, quiz, stalls, guest talks, poetry, artists, Warhammer, video games, face painting and themed refreshments are the order of the day. Admission is totally FREE!

“Last year’s inaugural event was a great success and attracted over 600 visitors” said Victoria Todd, Lancashire County Council’s library officer at the Harris Library.

You can sign up to Talk Nerdy 2 Me via their Facebook Page, join the Facebook Event and follow them on Twitter. The project is organised in association with Hijack the Library youth forum.

Talk Nerdy 2 Me

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The event includes cosplay artist Siriusly Cosplay, Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors J.S. Collyer and A.S. Chambers, Matt Dickinson (aka Mecha-Man), Great British Sewing Bee contestant Deborah Simms and traders That Comic ShopFilms and Figures & Styx.

Flickr image gallery of the event – https://www.flickr.com/photos/killerkitsch/sets/72157651952113507

Graham Pearce – Artist – Facebook and Twitter (#GeekHour regular!)

Talk Nerdy 2 Me - Graham PearceTalk Nerdy 2 Me - Graham Pearce

Cosmic Ginge – Illustrator and cosmic creator – Facebook, Etsy and Twitter.

Talk Nerdy 2 Me - Cosmic GingeTalk Nerdy 2 Me - Cosmic Ginge

Wayne Ashworth – Artist – Website and Facebook.

Talk Nerdy 2 Me - Wayne AshworthTalk Nerdy 2 Me - Wayne Ashworth

Talk Nerdy 2 Me Preston

PLAY Blackpool Arcade, Indie and Retro Gaming Expo

The UK’s favourite Arcade, Indie & Retro video gaming expo was back for 3 days at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2015.

UPDATE! Flickr Saturday photo album and the YouTube video.

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015

PLAY Blackpool is brought to you by the organisers of PLAY Expo and was jam packed with hundreds of games and consoles, an arcade, huge traders area, exhibitors, guest talks, cosplay, board gaming, tournaments and a whole lot more.  PLAY Blackpool was sponsored by the wonderful folks at funstock.co.uk, who gave attendees the chance to win a Retron 5 console. You can check into the Facebook event here and a full show line-up of what occurred this weekend can be found on the PLAY Blackpool website.

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UPDATE! Flickr Saturday photo album and the YouTube video.

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 SkySaga

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Wulver Blade

PLAY Blackpool had an exclusive preview of SkySaga: Infinite Isles on the show floor as well as a PS4 Zone featuring loads of cool PSN titles such as the brilliant multiplayer Towerfall Ascension. The Xbox One Zone featured the best in download and Indie games for Microsoft’s next-gen machine. Fantastic indie games such as the award winning Wulverblade and latest virtual reality projects from Llamasoft were featured along with the awesome Oculus Rift. Plus, for the first time at PLAY Blackpool there was a dedicated Minecraft Zone running the Hunger Games map as well as a standard Minecraft world where you are encouraged to build and explore.

UPDATE! Flickr Saturday photo album and the YouTube video.

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015

A great line up of nostalgic retro consoles and computers were featured running classic and modern games including Sega, Nintendo, Atari, Sony, Commodore, Sinclair, Xbox, Amstrad, Neo Geo, PC Engine and more. The retro arcade was brimming over with classic machines, all set to free-play, including Outrun, Pacman, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, Space Invaders and Space Harrier. Game tournaments included Super Smash Bros, Fifa & Halo Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, PES 2015 & Drive Club on PS4, Ultra Street Fighter IV on Xbox 360 and 16 player Halo fee for alls. The Gamers lounge area featured multi-player games including Mario Kart Double Dash. It was a gamers paradise!

I got a pre-show walk round from one of the event organisers Dave Moore, who went through everything the event had planned for the long bank holiday weekend. I grabbed a few pictures of the arcade machines just after they had been delivered. “It’s our fourth year in Blackpool and this is the first year the show will be over three days. We brought in over 4000 visitors last year and we are expecting up to 6000 this year” said organiser Andy Brown.

UPDATE! Flickr Saturday photo album and the YouTube video.

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015

Guest Q&A sessions for the weekend include the famous Oliver Twins, the legendary Jeff Minter, Artist David Rowe (along with exclusive limited edition artwork), Steve Lycett from Sumo Digital, Andrew Hewson and a Q&A panel with other former Hewson Consultants including Stewart Gilray and Simon Cobb. The first European public screening of a brand new documentary telling the story of Atari and how they created a new industry, hosted by Jeff Minter, was being shown at the hotel cinema. Also, as a PLAY Blackpool exclusive, the unreleased Llamasoft TXK VR project made an appearance this weekend. Boom!

The dealers area was choc full of gaming goodies, board and card games, action figures, consoles and a dedicated board game demo area. Clickable images below are linked to source so go exploring to find out who’s who!

UPDATE! Flickr Saturday photo album and the YouTube video.

PLAY Blackpool 2015: Retro Collect
PLAY Blackpool 2015 PS4 ZonePLAY Blackpool 2015

PLAY Blackpool 2015 Tempest Arcade GamePLAY Blackpool 2015 Mr. Do! Arcade Game

PLAY Blackpool 2015 Grim Tree GamesPLAY Blackpool 2015 Grim Tree Games

PLAY Blackpool 2015 Paul's Custom CabsPLAY Blackpool 2015 Mini Arcade Machines

PLAT Blackpool Expo 2015 Warp ZonePLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Estatic Arts

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Retro GTPLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Oh Japan!PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 David Rowe

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Geek is Chic T-ShirtsPLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 MishPrint T-Shirts

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Extreme Fliers Micro DronePLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Retro Gaming Roundup

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Console Passion PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 The Computer Shop

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Retro GamingPLAY Blackpool Expo 2015 Retro Gaming

PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015PLAY Blackpool Expo 2015

In August the team take PLAY Expo to Margate. More gaming fun!
PLAY Margate 2015

Custom made alternative clothing and cosplay by Frockasaurus

Alternative clothing and costumes from Frockasaurus on Etsy – Stand out from the sartorial herbivores. Victorian gowns, Adventure Time and The Walking Dead dresses, Horror skirts and amazing cosplay creations, handmade in the UK by Kaz Hall. As all garments are made to order production times may vary depending on workload and availability of materials.

Speaking of time… first up is this Femme Sixth Doctor ‘Colin Baker’ Cosplay comprising of jacket, corset-waistcoat, neck-tie and skirt.

Doctor Who - Femme Sixth Doctor Colin Baker Cosplay by Frockasaurus
Doctor Who – Femme Sixth Doctor Colin Baker Cosplay comprising of jacket, corset-waistcoat, neck-tie and skirt.

 

Two Face Lolita Cosplay by Frockasaurus
Why not flip a coin to decide if you should order this ‘Two Face’ Lolita Cosplay based on Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever comprising of jacket, skirt and shirt.

You can follow the on-line adventures Frockasaurus on Twitter and Facebook.

“In my very distant past I worked for Bermans and Nathans Theatrical and Film Costumers in London, where I made wonderful and interesting things such as elf costumes for Santa Claus the Movie, Egyptian mummies for Young Sherlock Holmes and accessories for Indiana Jones. Later I worked as a seamstress with the designer John Galliano.”

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Adventure Time cotton fabric skater dress by Frockasaurus
Adventure Time cotton fabric skater dress, fully lined including net underskirt.

 

Dress made from Marvel Avengers fabric by Frockasaurus
Dress made from Marvel Avengers fabric, fully lined including net underskirt.

 

The Walking Dead Dress by Frockasaurus
The Walking Dead Dress comes in a choice of either comic strip or zombies fabric, fully lined including net underskirt.

 

Horror Movie poster skirt by Frockasaurus
Horror Movie poster skirt with net underskirt.

 

Horror Movie poster skirt by Frockasaurus
Horror Movie poster skirt with net underskirt.

 

Skirt or dress hand made from Doctor Who fabric by Frockasaurus
Skirt or dress hand made from Doctor Who fabric, fully lined including net underskirt.

 

Skirt or dress hand made from My Neighbour Totoro fabric by Frockasaurus
Skirt or dress hand made from My Neighbour Totoro fabric, fully lined including net underskirt.

 

Victorian/Edwardian style mourning gown by Frockasaurus
Made to order late Victorian/Edwardian style mourning gown for your Lady in Black, Vampire or Steampunk cosplay. Made from black reversed satin, partly overlaid with lace, trimmed with velvet ribbon and pleated satin, lace is beaded with black flower sequins and the buttons are French black glass, this garment is a work of art.

Awesome Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean Cosplay

This St. Patrick’s day the people of Toronto got a special treat as part of the annual parade celebrations. Not only was there a parade of classic, and Back to the Future variant, DeLoreans there was also a rather amazing Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean cosplay complete with Flux Capacitor.

This epic cosplay was created, and worn, by Venessa Koch “The costume is the product of 8 months of work, $525 of materials, a lot of swearing, and I’m still not finished.” Scroll down for the epic transformation video.

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Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean Cosplay
Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean Cosplay by Venessa Koch, photo: BruceK

 

Parade of the DeLoreans by BruceK
Parade of the DeLoreans by BruceK

Best of all we have a video of the transformation taken by KittyPouncer.

You can find the full length version with lots of cute dogs and more here.

Aliens ‘Vasquez’ Cosplay by Sin Fisted. Let’s Rock!

Model, performer and cosplayer Sin Fisted is ready to rock with this totally bad-ass Aliens ‘Vasquez’ cosplay. The M56 Smart Gun has been designed by Infamous Duane Cosplay and there are loads of additional build photos on the Facebook page.

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Aliens Vasquez cosplay by Sin Fisted
Aliens Vasquez
Aliens M56 Smart Gun by Infamous Duane Cosplay

Outrageous Masks and Armour from Epic-Leather

Amazing and sculptural masks, armour and accessories by Nathan Rodriguez, leather artisan at Epic-Leather.

“I craft just about anything out of leather, however my primary focus is on masks and armor. I have been working with the medium for nearly four years and I only want to go further with my craft.”

I would suggest browsing the wares on the artists Etsy store epicleather.etsy.com. Images click through to the artists Deviant Art page.

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Colossal Titan Leather Mask by Epic-Leather Attack on Titan
Colossal Titan Leather Mask by Epic-Leather
Leather Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask by Epic-Leather
Leather Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask by Epic-Leather
Aku The Master of Masters by Epic-Leather
Aku The Master of Masters by Epic-Leather
Leather Joker Riding Mask by Epic-Leather
Leather Joker Riding Mask by Epic-Leather
Mortal Kombat Scorpion by Epic-Leather
Mortal Kombat Scorpion by Epic-Leather

Hollow Leather Mask inspired from Kurosaki Ichigo from Bleach. By Epic-Leather
Hollow Leather Mask inspired from Kurosaki Ichigo from Bleach. By Epic-Leather

 

Skeletor and Evil Lyn Masters Of The Universe Cosplay

By OrangeSwine on Deviant Art.

Looks like the cartoon characters just stepped out of the animation and into real life, great job.


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