While putting together my Halloween inspiration board for Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen (from “Game of Thrones”) I developed a serious appreciation for cosplayers. “Cosplay,” for those of you who don’t know, is short for “costume play.” Cosplayers dress up as their favorite characters from various sci-fi series, comic books, movies, etc. and they really bring it for events like Comic-Con New York, which took place this past weekend. It just so happens that I also recent read the super funny and smart book Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon, and in it, she pays tribute to girl geeks who get down at comic conventions, including those cool chicks who do cosplay. Here are 15 (okay, 14 plus one cross-dressing dude) who knocked it out of the park at NY Comic-Con 2011.
I’m gonna be straight up; my version of this costume is not going to win you any awards at Comic-Con where real cosplayers hand-make their garb from scratch. Do you know how hard I looked for a burlap (and jute and hemp) corseted crop top? So hard. All that being said, I was determined to do this Inspiration Board because I knew one of the coolest characters from this year has absolutely been the bad ass Daenerys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones.” And talk about sexy! Bonus points if you get your man to dress up like Khal Drogo, especially if you have a man that you can pull of that hunk of sexy warrior meat. (Sorry, putting my nerdy girl boner away.) Anyway, check out how to get the look this Halloween, if you’re not willing to spend the next two weeks sewing your own costume out of a burlap sack. Keep reading »
I’ve wasted too much time today scrolling through my new favorite Tumblr, Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses. “God is the artist. I just find the Ninja Turtle in his work,” says Simon Fletcher, the creative force behind the site. Although, I think he is too humble. It takes artistry to find the Ninja Turtle in Justin Bieber’s nose. (See a few more after the jump!) [Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses] Keep reading »
With all this political and social upheaval, will no one think of the kitties? They need their kibble and belly rubs, too. [99Purrcent.Tumblr.com]
This supercut of “Very Special Episodes” tackling difficult issues runs the gamut from “Saved by the Bell’s” Jesse Spano “I’m so excited” on speed rant, to the “Dinosaurs” does steroids. But my own VSE fave? How about the time Tom Hanks played the alcoholic uncle on “Family Ties” and got drunk on
Michael J. Fox’s hair gel vanilla extract? How much vanilla extract would you really have to swill before getting even the tiniest buzz? Somebody try it and report back. [YouTube]
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is our full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet to the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, and the movies you need to see. This week, we’ve got “Paranormal Activity 3,” a Smiths boxset, and puppies vs. babies!
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