Marvel Comics - Black Widow
So beautiful!!! Everything about these is wonderful.
Our bad-assed collection of amazing cosplays!
….HOLD THE FUCK UP!!!!
Is that first one an Assassins Creed version of Captain Jack Sparrow?????
Holy shit these are awesome
Oh my god if you’re going to judge someone’s cosplay you better learn your fucking shit because this is Duela Dent you goddamn assholes.
Perpetually laughing over the fact that “real gamer/comic book nerd” males keep insulting women for cosplaying things they’ve never even heard of
who’s the “fake geek” now, fuckers?
Make it viral
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ICE FOR THAT BURN MEME-MAKER
Judgy McJudgerson over there…. Sheesh.
#TipTuesday Commissions PART THE FIRST
If you’re not handy with a sewing machine, can’t style your own hair, much less a wig, or couldn’t paint yourself out of a paper bag, but you want to cosplay, chances are you’re going to look into getting a costume commissioned. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS. It doesn’t make you any less of a cosplayer because you didn’t make it yourself, and anyone who tells you this needs to be smacked with a wet spinach noodle. ‘Nuff said.
Many people offer their services for commissions, but if it’s your first time, I wanted to offer some guidelines and tips to help you have the best experience possible.
* Do your research. Before you think about sending money to someone, make sure you’ve seen their work, or are able to get some feedback from others who have worked with them. Many costuming forums have sections where people have posted reviews – good and bad – about their experiences. Do a Google search for the business and see what pops up, as someone may have just limited it to a blog post. If someone you know has used them, ask for details. Don’t hand your money over to someone you haven’t vetted.
* Be sure you give yourself enough time. Most people are booked 4-8 weeks out, so if you need a Mini-Mjolnir in your hands in 2 days, chances are good it’s not going to happen.
* When you reach out to the person, start by asking if they are currently accepting commissions, and if so, when the next available slot is. Many people do commissions in addition to maintaining a real life – jobs, kids, pets, social commitments – so they may not be able to work with you on the timetable that you need. Be respectful of this.
If they are accepting commissions, follow up with all of the details so you can get an accurate quote:
* Character name and pictures - “I want a Wasp costume” is terrible. Janet Van Dyne changed her costume as often as she changed your shampoo, so be sure you provide some pictures that show what you want, the more the better. Ditto for prop and wig commissions.
* Date you need it by - “by AmazingBigCon” isn’t really specific – you’ll want it in advance of the event, so give a firm date.
* Exceptions – Are you allergic to any materials? Do you have a height limit when it comes to heels? Do you need to be able to take it on a plane? Will you be wearing it just for a shoot, or all day at a convention? Did you want it sleeveless, or do you need to take into account something that’s specific to you (must have place for phone/keycard/insulin/etc)…all of these things are better to for the commissioner to know up front, so they can factor it into the design.
You may have some back and forth so you are both sure of all the details, which is totally cool. You also might be told that this is beyond their skill level, or that they just aren’t interested in doing the costume. Don’t get crankypants about it – the best costumes come when both of you are on the same page, so just keep looking. Did you really want a badly constructed costume, or something someone didn’t want to make? You might also ask if they have someone they can refer you to.
Quotes are tricky things, from both sides of the fence. You want a costume that is cost-effective, so you have more money to spend at the Con, but the person making the costume has to account for the effort on their end. It’s absolutely OK to have a budget in mind, but realize that you aren’t getting a complete Elsa costume for $40. Here’s how it will probably break down:
* Materials: Usually something will need to be ordered – a base wig, fabric in a specific color, paint, glue, etc. The commissioner will have to sit down and work all of this out.
* Labor: How long is going to take to make? There’s usually an average hourly rate that has to be accounted for. Would you work for free, or take a paycheck that was half of what you expected because they cut your salary?
* Shipping: If you’re not working with someone in your area, chances are it will need to be shipped to you. Be sure you know how that will happen, if tracking or expedited mail is provided, etc.
When you get the quote, be sure they outline what exactly what they’re doing for you: “one black spandex catsuit with front zipper, yellow nylon belt with attached ammo pouches, latex eye mask; shipping included, to arrive on or before [date]” is a good example.
Does the quote you get look ridiculously expensive? Feel free to look around for someone else, but also take into consideration what you’re getting – a custom piece designed specifically for you, your measurements or design. These people aren’t big-biz, able to cut costs because they can buy in bulk because they are mass-producing items. They shop just like you, and usually buy only what they need to complete a costume, and they are at the mercy of shipping times as well.
You may have room to negotiate - maybe you really only want the catsuit, and you’ll get a custom belt next time to match. Perhaps you don’t need the costume to be make out of real leather - maybe it’s more cost effective to use pleather or vinyl. Just respond quickly, as they may be holding a spot for you until you decide, or negotiating a schedule with several people, so your delay will impact others.
If you decide to look else where, politely thank the person and move on.
NEXT WEEK! Commissions, Part the Second! I’ll talk about what to expect during and after!
And feel free to chime in with your own thoughts and experiences on the beginning of the commission process, from either side of the fence!
@yayahan quote. I look up to her sooooo much, she is my inspiration not only in cosplay but in life too. She has such a good outlook. Thank you, Yaya. :) <3
Another of my past Halloween costumes, Vampira.
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DC - Wonder Woman Cosplayer: Miss Sinister Cosplay * Photographer: Eurobeat Kasumi Photography Read more at
"That’s a pretty good Lady Deadpool…but you really should have the blonde ponytail."
LET ME TELL YOU A STORY. THE YEAR IS 2009. Bea Arthur (RIP) just passed, I was enjoying CABLE & DEADPOOL, it was well before the flooding of Deadpools at conventions, and I found THIS WONDERFUL RENDITION OF RULE 63 DP. With all signs urging me to cosplay Deadpool, naturally I made it. Fast forward to JULY 2009, SDCC, wherein I’m wearing my Fem-Deadpool and having a great time. My first ever in-person impression of Rob Liefeld was him staring at me. And staring, and staring. It wasn’t lewd, but he kept on looking at me.
NOVEMBER 2009: LADY DEADPOOL’S FIRST APPEARANCE
Now, I’m not claiming anything I don’t know for certain; I’m not claiming to be the inspiration behind ‘Lady Deadpool’. WHAT I AM SAYING IS I DID COME FIRST. SO STOP TELLING ME TO SLAP A DUMBASS PONYTAIL ON MY OUTFIT.
By the by, anyone who tells you to change your cosplay when you’re 100% a-ok with it is a jerk. Don’t listen to them, and keep on keepin’ on.
PREACH IT SISTER
Miss Poison Ivory
Shot by Damany Campbell
Series: Rat Queens
What an awesome Dee!!!
A friend of mine sent this to me, and I think its amazing! I think I’m in love!
This woman, who strikingly looks just like Elsa, definitely rocks that hair. Yes, I know Elsa’s dress is blue. But aside from that, this is absolutely amazing!