thranduilfics:

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WHY IS HIS BACK SOOOOOOOOO SEXYYYYY. WHAT A MAN/ELF. THOSE BROAD AND GRACEFUL SHOULDERS THAT LONG SNOW BLOND HAIR. THOSE FABULOUS CLOTHES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

He is so fucking fabulous. Look at that razzle dazzle.

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My birthday weekend was amazing! My friend addiecat42 and I had a NYC adventure, going to Alice’s Tea Cup, the highly interactive and awesome Avengers exhibit (I wanted to take pics of the costumes SO BAD), both Midtown Comics and Forbidden Planet, fantastic sushi, and front row seats to Rock of Ages (I was singing along the whole time, which earned me a hi-5 from an actor). Plus my friend Detty Cosplay made and gave me a Magneto helmet! :D

Then the next day we had a highly amusing and chaotic gaming session (D&D Next) with thetrollingwife where I got to play my drow assassin/rogue. Makes me want to re- read the R A Salvatore novels! I caused some mischief - so bad that another character’s alignment is now in question. First time playing Next, and I appreciate that it focuses much more on role-playing than rolling dice, even though we did our fair share of that, too.

If you sent me birthday well-wishes, thank you!! Since it was asked: I do NOT have a PO Box. A donation would be wonderful, if you felt like giving me a b-day treat! http://t.co/4HWh0SNuDW

rahzzah:

Thor by Rahzzah
come on..we all knew it was Belle Chere under that helmet..

You guys. You guys. 

My mind is blown. I am legitimately speechless. rahzzah is an exceptional artist, and you ought to be following his work.

rahzzah:

Thor by Rahzzah

come on..we all knew it was Belle Chere under that helmet..

You guys. You guys. My mind is blown. I am legitimately speechless. rahzzah is an exceptional artist, and you ought to be following his work.

Anonymous said: This isn't really a question, just something I wanted to say. You're gorgeous and sexy and I'm not going to lie and pretend that this wasn't what originally brought you to my attention. But I've been reading your stuff for a while now and I just wanted to say you're kind of wonderful in general. You're funny, smart, and I enjoy the what you have to say and they brighten my day more than pictures of a beautiful woman in very well made costumes can. Thanks for being you, and I hope you never stop.

Thank you, Anon. Truly.

I feel like anything I could say after this would be hubris. So, thank you. You’ve made my day.

(Not at all sorry.)

(Not at all sorry.)

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comicsalliance:

AVENGERS NOW: A BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA, A FEMALE THOR, A SUPERIOR IRON MAN, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR MARVEL AND DIVERSITY
By Andrew Wheeler
On Tuesday morning Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts of The View announced that Marvel will relaunch Thor this October with a female ‘worthy’ brandishing the hammer. Marvel followed that announcement with another high profile switcheroo on Wednesday night as Entertainment Weekly revealed a new-ish and possibly superior Iron Man, and comedian Stephen Colbert joined Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to announce on The Colbert Report that a new guy is also going to take up Captain America’s shield.
That in itself isn’t much of a surprise — original Cap Steve Rogers has passed on his mantle a few times before before yanking it back. After spending some time in Dimension Z and whatnot, he’s now too old to Avenge from the front lines. The big reveal is that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, the African-American superhero currently known as Falcon.
It’s not hard to guess at Marvel’s intentions here. By announcing a female Thor and a black Captain America as a swift one-two punch, the publisher accomplishes two things. First, it shakes up its universe in a way that’s sure to garner attention — as indeed it has. Second, it makes a mission statement.
To the first point; the whole world knows Marvel’s Avengers characters now. That could be a millstone around the publisher’s neck if Marvel put the need to reflect the movies ahead of a need to tell its own stories. Marvel has certainly tried to configure Avengers comics around the on-screen characters, but to no particular success with respect to sales (certainly nothing to indicate that the Avengers are the most popular movie characters in America).
Replacing at least two of its Avengers big three — Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man — suggests Marvel’s commitment to telling its own stories, albeit in a grandstanding, headline-grabbing way. A woman taking the name and role of a male Norse god? A black man representing all of America? These are moves that upset the right people, and that guarantees attention.
Which leads in to the second point. These changes suggest an agenda. I’d call it progressive agenda, but it’s not. Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day. It just happens that there’s a strong regressive agenda in our culture that’s resistant to that kind of change.
Marvel’s only motive here may be to stir up controversy and hope it translates to sales, but I think there’s enough evidence in the publisher’s support for books like Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Mighty Avengers, that the publisher is sincere in its efforts to reach out to audiences that traditionally haven’t been well-served by superhero comics. There’s always more work to be done, but Marvel’s output feels more inclusive with every passing quarter.
READ MUCH MORE

"Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day."
This article brings up some great points. It makes me outright happy that a company I love and value is taking these motions, listening to their fans, and balancing the representation. I just hope they stick with it.
Make Mine Marvel

comicsalliance:

AVENGERS NOW: A BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA, A FEMALE THOR, A SUPERIOR IRON MAN, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR MARVEL AND DIVERSITY

By Andrew Wheeler

On Tuesday morning Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts of The View announced that Marvel will relaunch Thor this October with a female ‘worthy’ brandishing the hammer. Marvel followed that announcement with another high profile switcheroo on Wednesday night as Entertainment Weekly revealed a new-ish and possibly superior Iron Man, and comedian Stephen Colbert joined Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to announce on The Colbert Report that a new guy is also going to take up Captain America’s shield.

That in itself isn’t much of a surprise — original Cap Steve Rogers has passed on his mantle a few times before before yanking it back. After spending some time in Dimension Z and whatnot, he’s now too old to Avenge from the front lines. The big reveal is that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, the African-American superhero currently known as Falcon.

It’s not hard to guess at Marvel’s intentions here. By announcing a female Thor and a black Captain America as a swift one-two punch, the publisher accomplishes two things. First, it shakes up its universe in a way that’s sure to garner attention — as indeed it has. Second, it makes a mission statement.

To the first point; the whole world knows Marvel’s Avengers characters now. That could be a millstone around the publisher’s neck if Marvel put the need to reflect the movies ahead of a need to tell its own stories. Marvel has certainly tried to configure Avengers comics around the on-screen characters, but to no particular success with respect to sales (certainly nothing to indicate that the Avengers are the most popular movie characters in America).

Replacing at least two of its Avengers big three — Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man — suggests Marvel’s commitment to telling its own stories, albeit in a grandstanding, headline-grabbing way. A woman taking the name and role of a male Norse god? A black man representing all of America? These are moves that upset the right people, and that guarantees attention.

Which leads in to the second point. These changes suggest an agenda. I’d call it progressive agenda, but it’s not. Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day. It just happens that there’s a strong regressive agenda in our culture that’s resistant to that kind of change.

Marvel’s only motive here may be to stir up controversy and hope it translates to sales, but I think there’s enough evidence in the publisher’s support for books like Ms. MarvelCaptain Marvel, and Mighty Avengers, that the publisher is sincere in its efforts to reach out to audiences that traditionally haven’t been well-served by superhero comics. There’s always more work to be done, but Marvel’s output feels more inclusive with every passing quarter.

READ MUCH MORE

"Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day."

This article brings up some great points. It makes me outright happy that a company I love and value is taking these motions, listening to their fans, and balancing the representation. I just hope they stick with it.

Make Mine Marvel

anaaesthetic:

In a continued effort to bring new readers to the world of comic books, Marvel teamed up with ABC’s The View to promote the next story arc in Thor, God of Thunder. Looks like a new hand will be wielding the mighty Mjolnir, and it’s not the typical male archetype we’ve come to expect from our Asgardian hammer tosser. The new Thor will be a woman. 

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” said series writer, Jason Aaron. 

Aaron will be joined on the book by Cyclops artist, Russell Dauterman.

Just who will take up the mantle of the God of Thunder? Marvel may wait til San Diego Comic Con next week to drop that bombshell on us. But on The View, a little clue was hinted about her origins, “The story behind her is she created herself. She was saved by Thor and she came down to Earth, followed him, and made herself look like Thor and so now she’s taking over.” 

Look for this epic new journey of Thor this October.  

YEEEEEEEES. I can’t wait! Thor has always been one of my favorite reads. I’m delighted that they make the distinction of her NOT being gender- bent, but her own person. And look at that design! *drools* Looks like I’ve got another Asgardian costume to make!

Anonymous said: your hela is amazing! how did you sew on the green parts? topstitch? heat n bond?

cassadillacosplay:

bellechere:

Thank you! :D

The skeletal bits aren’t just fabric, but to give a little dimension they’re craft foam cut-outs covered in metallic spandex. Then I used E6000 to adhere it to the bodysuit.

I’ve got pictures on how I did it. I’ve just got to find the time to put a tutorial together. I WOULD GIVE MY LEFT KIDNEY FOR A TRIP OR TWO IN A TIME MACHINE. PLEASE PM ME.

YESSSS i was JUST wondering how to adhere stuff to a bodysuit. i have yet ANOTHER costume to work on now. awesome/awful!

I feel like I ought to add: if the bodysuit is lycra/stretch, it needs to be stretched as the applique is adhered. I had my bodysuit on my mannequin as I glued on the bits. If you don’t have the fabric stretched, then you run the likely risk of appliques popping off as the fabric stretches when putting it on.

vegeto247:


Catwoman, Game Boy Color

Hey bellechere.

BWUAHAHA.

vegeto247:

Catwoman, Game Boy Color

Hey bellechere.

BWUAHAHA.

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Anonymous said: your hela is amazing! how did you sew on the green parts? topstitch? heat n bond?

Thank you! :D

The skeletal bits aren’t just fabric, but to give a little dimension they’re craft foam cut-outs covered in metallic spandex. Then I used E6000 to adhere it to the bodysuit.

I’ve got pictures on how I did it. I’ve just got to find the time to put a tutorial together. I WOULD GIVE MY LEFT KIDNEY FOR A TRIP OR TWO IN A TIME MACHINE. PLEASE PM ME.

paperwadperfect:

cosplayleague:

Hel by bellechere (FB)
Original Photo by dtjaaaam (FB)
Photo Edit by Slim Summers
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nerd alert: i think Hel is actually the place. Hela is the goddess of Hel. nitpicking?

Nah, not nitpicking! I’ve just given up trying to correct people. Hel, in Norse mythos, is the name of the being/goddess and the location. Which can be confusing; I’m pretty sure something gets lost in the translation to English. So Marvel stuck an ‘a’ on the end of her name, likely to help differentiate between being and location. Norse = Hel, Marvel = Hela. Hel, the location, is also sometimes called Helheim to help differentiate, too.

paperwadperfect:

cosplayleague:

Hel by bellechere (FB)

Original Photo by dtjaaaam (FB)

Photo Edit by Slim Summers

You can find more from the Cosplay League at the following links

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nerd alert: i think Hel is actually the place. Hela is the goddess of Hel. nitpicking?

Nah, not nitpicking! I’ve just given up trying to correct people. Hel, in Norse mythos, is the name of the being/goddess and the location. Which can be confusing; I’m pretty sure something gets lost in the translation to English. So Marvel stuck an ‘a’ on the end of her name, likely to help differentiate between being and location. Norse = Hel, Marvel = Hela. Hel, the location, is also sometimes called Helheim to help differentiate, too.

cosplayleague:

Hel by bellechere (FB)
Original Photo by dtjaaaam (FB)
Photo Edit by Slim Summers
You can find more from the Cosplay League at the following links
Facebook / Twitter / tumblr / YouTube / Google+ / Vine

cosplayleague:

Hel by bellechere (FB)

Original Photo by dtjaaaam (FB)

Photo Edit by Slim Summers

You can find more from the Cosplay League at the following links

Facebook / Twitter / tumblr / YouTube / Google+ / Vine

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chrisprattdelicious:

Exclusive Extended Look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Chris Pratt Movie HD

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Tags: I CAN'T WAIT

cosplayleague:

The Cosplay League team would like to wish a Happy 4th July to any of our american followers! 

1: USO Girl by nat-romanov-cosplay (FB)
2: Fem Captain America by Lucy Saxon 
3: American Dream by variablecosplay (FB)
4: Fem Captain America by Dragonfly Cosplay 
5: Captain America by Space Parked 
6: American Dream by Black Cat (FB
7: American Dream by Karen Kasumi 
8: Captain Marvel by bellechere (FB
9: Captain America by Xenia C.
10: Captain America by Unknown Cosplayer

PHOTO CREDITS
1: Sarahs Pictures 
2: Lisa B Photography 
3: Eve Beauregard 
4: Big Guy Slim 
5: ZuZufarron 
6: Fiathriel
7: Rocazanova 
8: Anna Fischer
9: Yuki Haruka
10: Unknown Photographer

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This was great for a much needed chuckle. I want to see this on DragonCon TV this year!