avengedpeppermint:

bellechere:

Yeah, I’m that girl that made her own dress for the prom.

Damn right it had a cape.

Thank you to toughtink for the dress idea.

Photos by The Portrait Dude and Joe Simon of Cincinnati.com.

Thanks for having me out, Cincy Comic Expo!

that chick is in high school?!

Hahaha! No. Cincinnati Comic Expo held a Geek Prom on Friday night following the convention.

Yeah, I’m that girl that made her own dress for the prom.

Damn right it had a cape.

Thank you to toughtink for the dress idea.

Photos by The Portrait Dude and Joe Simon of Cincinnati.com.

Thanks for having me out, Cincy Comic Expo!

becisvolatile:

starhlord:

Clint Barton and Tony Stark in Hawkeye #06

This. Fuckin’. Guy.

This still makes me laugh to this day.

(via nudityandnerdery)

Don’t cheat on Lobo, kids.

Lobo is Knightmage, and I’m Rule-63 Gambit/Fembit (BelleChere). Both costumes make by respective cosplayers. Conventions, this is what happens when I have a table next to friends - we play ‘What If’. Big thanks to Cincinnati Comic Expo for bringing me out! Feel free to caption (just keep it clean!).

comicsalliance:

BEST COSPLAY EVER (THIS WEEK): SAVAGE LAND ROGUE, QUICKSILVER, FROZEN, BARBARELLA AND MORE
Compiled by Betty Felon
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.


Above: Quicksilver cosplayed by Arthur Kirkland, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography


SEE THIS WEEK’S COSPLAY AT COMICS ALLIANCE

Check it out! After watching his progression pics, I loved seeing how Mark’s Thor turned out. Also, really smart Frozen cosplay, and I’m pretty much a fan of everything that Ms. Mars does (Barbarreeelllaaaa). Plus, really great shadows and highlights on Moonknight…and Marvel kinda wins this article. Oh, I’m in here too. Thanks Comics Alliance!

comicsalliance:

BEST COSPLAY EVER (THIS WEEK): SAVAGE LAND ROGUE, QUICKSILVER, FROZEN, BARBARELLA AND MORE

Compiled by Betty Felon

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

Above: Quicksilver cosplayed by Arthur Kirkland, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography

SEE THIS WEEK’S COSPLAY AT COMICS ALLIANCE

Check it out! After watching his progression pics, I loved seeing how Mark’s Thor turned out. Also, really smart Frozen cosplay, and I’m pretty much a fan of everything that Ms. Mars does (Barbarreeelllaaaa). Plus, really great shadows and highlights on Moonknight…and Marvel kinda wins this article. Oh, I’m in here too. Thanks Comics Alliance!

Cincinnati Comic Expo is this weekend! It’ll be my first time in Cincinnati and I’m looking forward to it!

Friday - Dressy Thor (NOT Cap - I just wanted to keep the pic whole for the link), a design by toughtink. I’ll be assisting Knightmage with the Cosplay 101 panel at 4:30. Then it’s off to the Geek Prom that evening from 8-midnight! I still don’t have a date. Just putting that out there.

Saturday - Fembit/Femy LeBeau. This is the day of the costume contest, which I was going to be a judge for, but they had too many judges. Oh well! Maybe I’ll wind up entering. *devilish grin*

Sunday - I’m heading over to the Cincinnati Union Terminal (which inspired the design of the Hall of Justice) as Power Girl to get some shots with Knightmage as Darkseid. Yay! Then I might change into Hela. Or I might not.

In fact, since I can be kinda fickle, I might wind up switching into Hela for the costume contest, if I enter. We’ll see?

When I’m not otherwise occupied with convention stuff, you’ll be able to find me at my table, T-4. It’s literally straight back from the main entrance, by concessions. Yes, I will have prints for sale. Hope to see you there! :)

tallestsilver:

msjayjustice:

Captains Marvel! and Ms Marvel! I was so happy to finally get a photo with some of my favorite people in these costumes!

Carol Danvers is bellechere
Monica Rambeau is  Jay Justice
Kamala Khan is blackflame16 

Both photos are by patloika

FRANDS

*hugs all of you!*

(Source: thatjayjustice)

I ran a panel this past weekend with Esme Bianco (Ros, Game of Thrones) and Commander Holly (Heroes of Cosplay) called ‘Cosplay and Burlesque’. An audience member asked “What is your take on the Cosplay =/= Consent movement?” Esme looked confused, so we explained what cosplayers sometimes experience at conventions - inappropriate touching, groping, leering, and lewd, rude commentary - and there was a movement in progress that notified people that this behavior is Not Okay.

Esme looked horrified.

Esme has 10 years of burlesque experience. "In all my time of strip-teasing, of getting naked on stage, I never had those issues with the audience.”

So. Putting that out there.

batspajamas:

I love videos like these! This is what my DragonCon is about - not only a great display of fantastic and hilarious costumes, but really conveys the feeling throughout the con.

A lot of people had complaints about last DragonCon, but I thought a lot of them sounded silly. Yes, it will always be hot and crowded, and if you can’t handle that then DragonCon might not be for you. Also, if there’s too much drama, then associate with people who are more focused on revelry. DragonCon should be fun - simple as that!

I’m in this video twice - as the Diva with the rest of the Fifth Element group, and as Ivy Valentine. I was at that rave, too! Thank you for creating this, Christopher!”

- bellechere

This is probably the best thing anyone has ever said about any of my videos.  I couldn’t be more thrilled about her kind words.  

I meant it! I love videos like these!

tallythor:

nashcon-castiel:

"They call me terrorist. Radical. Zealot … because I obey the ancient laws of my people, the Kree, and punish those who do not."

Ronan the Accuser - Guardians of the Galaxy

photo credit to Dru Phillips and AMPCosplay Community

CAN’T GET OVER HER!

*chokes* This is a cosplay, guys.

THIS IS A COSPLAY.

THIS IS NOT LEE PACE. THIS IS NOT ON A MOVIE SET. THIS IS A FAN.

(via thatblackwidowgirl)

A PSA for anyone looking to buy costumes/props (or, really, pretty much anything, especially custom) online: PLEASE make sure the seller is legit. This is a message a fan of mine received yesterday, who’s looking to commission someone for a Captain Marvel costume. Thankfully, she knew something was fishy before continuing forward with a transaction, and approached me about it. However, I’ve heard dozens of unfortunate horror stories of people who have given money to a seller, expecting a beautiful product, only to be swindled and be out of money, or receive an inferior product.  A legit seller should have a portfolio showing off what they have created. In a time where you can image search (http://tineye.com/) to find the origin of a photo, you should be able to find the owner of the image, or the person wearing the costume, to ask if the seller is legit AND if they were pleased with the interaction. Or, you could ask the seller to give some reference testimonials. One of these things should happen before you lay down a single penny, or you could just be waving goodbye to your hard-earned cash. Once you know the seller is legit, be sure to keep file of EVERYTHING in writing, just in case.
The Replica Prop Forum and the Superhero Costuming Forum also have threads of Blacklisted ‘sellers’, so please also check that out before making a transaction. Since it bears repeating: I MAKE ALL MY OWN COSTUMES. If I don’t make an item (typically cowls), I will say so in the pic description and link to the person who did make the item. I have been making costumes for 12 years for theater, stage, and cosplay; this is my passion, my life, and my business. I will not tolerate people using my images to scam other people. That said, yes, I do take commissions. However, my schedule is currently full. I will be re-opening commissions after NYCC, so be on the lookout, if you’re interested!
(NOTE: I am NOT looking for this man to be lynched. Please DO NOT harass him. I am ONLY leaving his name on here so people know to avoid him.)

A PSA for anyone looking to buy costumes/props (or, really, pretty much anything, especially custom) online: PLEASE make sure the seller is legit.

This is a message a fan of mine received yesterday, who’s looking to commission someone for a Captain Marvel costume. Thankfully, she knew something was fishy before continuing forward with a transaction, and approached me about it. However, I’ve heard dozens of unfortunate horror stories of people who have given money to a seller, expecting a beautiful product, only to be swindled and be out of money, or receive an inferior product.

A legit seller should have a portfolio showing off what they have created. In a time where you can image search (http://tineye.com/) to find the origin of a photo, you should be able to find the owner of the image, or the person wearing the costume, to ask if the seller is legit AND if they were pleased with the interaction. Or, you could ask the seller to give some reference testimonials. One of these things should happen before you lay down a single penny, or you could just be waving goodbye to your hard-earned cash. Once you know the seller is legit, be sure to keep file of EVERYTHING in writing, just in case.

The Replica Prop Forum and the Superhero Costuming Forum also have threads of Blacklisted ‘sellers’, so please also check that out before making a transaction.

Since it bears repeating: I MAKE ALL MY OWN COSTUMES. If I don’t make an item (typically cowls), I will say so in the pic description and link to the person who did make the item. I have been making costumes for 12 years for theater, stage, and cosplay; this is my passion, my life, and my business. I will not tolerate people using my images to scam other people.

That said, yes, I do take commissions. However, my schedule is currently full. I will be re-opening commissions after NYCC, so be on the lookout, if you’re interested!

(NOTE: I am NOT looking for this man to be lynched. Please DO NOT harass him. I am ONLY leaving his name on here so people know to avoid him.)

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes:

Captain America & Captain Marvel
Michael Cox as Captain America
BelleChere  as Captain Marvel 
Cosplayer  deviantart / facebook / tumblr

Avengers 2/Age of Ultron Captain America suit made by Margie Cox.
Thank you for the post and crediting! :)

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes:

Captain America & Captain Marvel

Michael Cox as Captain America

BelleChere  as Captain Marvel 

Cosplayer  deviantart / facebook / tumblr

Avengers 2/Age of Ultron Captain America suit made by Margie Cox.

Thank you for the post and crediting! :)

russelldauterman:

Preview part two, now in color!  Drawing by me and color by Matt Wilson, with cover colors by Frank Martin Jr.

If she be worthy… Thor #1 out October 1st!

*screaming* :D

(via everygirlneedsasuperheroine)

The CosView - So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay at BCC 2014

geekeccentric:

The CosView – So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay at BCC 2014

This year, The CosView and Geek Eccentric attended Boston Comic Con 2014. Packed with cosplays and tv heroes, BCC was an energetic and fun filled con that was great for all ages. The CosView photographer, Lazzaro Studios, stated that BCC “was the best comic con” he had been to all year, and we had been to a handful of them.

Covering a con is always an enjoyment for The CosView. Not only do we get…

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This was the panel I helped run at Boston Comic Con, for anyone interested!

playingwfire:

shelbyshepard:

bellechere:

I friggen lost my mind when Kelly Sue DeConnick showed up at the Marvel shoot at DragonCon. Contagious Costuming caught my uncontrollable fangirling. I am not ashamed.

There’s my boyfriend playingwfire and me on the left! Such a great moment for everyone involved it seems. 

shelbyshepard
in Captain Marvel caught checking out my booty while I’m in Mar Vell in front of Kelly Sue Deconnick. Reasons why I love Dragon Con.

playingwfire:

shelbyshepard:

bellechere:

I friggen lost my mind when Kelly Sue DeConnick showed up at the Marvel shoot at DragonCon. Contagious Costuming caught my uncontrollable fangirling. I am not ashamed.

There’s my boyfriend playingwfire and me on the left! Such a great moment for everyone involved it seems. 

shelbyshepard
in Captain Marvel caught checking out my booty while I’m in Mar Vell in front of Kelly Sue Deconnick. Reasons why I love Dragon Con.