Who doesn’t love some good cosplay? Well, there was plenty of it at WonderCon this year. You can see a few more over at Neatorama.
Bat Woman is absolutely beautiful and quite sexy.
For that matter, so is Poison Ivy.
The new Captain Marvel is Super Sexy. -Thanks thatmagnificentbastard for IDing her.
I have never seen a Ninja Turtle Costume this good.
Bebop looked great too.
Green Arrow and The Black Canary make one hell of a pair.
Doctor Doom and the Scarlet Witch were perfect together.
The Riddler, Joker and Harley were ready to go to war.
What Aquaman was doing with Venom and Doctor Doom, I’ll never know.
Wonder Woman could certainly take down all those evil doers.
Batman was all too ready to take down Bane this time.
Robin, Joker and Harley make a good trio even if they aren’t all on the same side.
Ivy and Harley Quinn are looking pretty.
And for the first time, I got to see Elf Quest cosplay.
There was also plenty of anime and cartoon costumes.
There were a lot of Ice Kings.
The Baroness always looks sexy, I just wish this picture came out better.
A member of the crimson guard -thanks Thatmagnificentbastard.
She-Ra and He-Man looked good together, but I think He-Man could stand to work out those abs a little more.
This He-Man was in much better shape -and those red underwear are quite flattering.
Princess Merida had an utterly amazing dress and her three brother bears were quite cute too.
Here are a variety of the Disney villains as their steam punk equivalent.
TV Shows and Movies:
From The Mickey Mouse Club to Rocky and more, here are all kinds of characters from a crazy variety of movies and TV shows.
All three of these Game of Thrones characters look great, but Baelish really looked spot on.
The Aquabats were ready to rock!
Jason, a zombie cop and Freddy are all looking terrifying.
Mal was quite dashing, as usual.
Wash and Jayne were also in good form.
Ripley was ready to kick ass, as usual, but I miss little Jones.
Karen of The Mickey Mouse Club was in perfect style and Disney was right behind her.
I’ve seen dozens of TARDIS dresses, but never a TARDIS pancho before.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with TARDIS dresses, especially with David Tennant.
Pirate Amy and Cowboy Doctor looked adorable together.
The great thing about this costume was that it was all Duct Tape, including the accessories.
The official Star Trek booth babe looked great too.
Barf and Dark Helmet enjoyed a snack together.
Boba never looked so good, or so girly.
Who says you need a whole costume to get in the fun? This Gonzo was still quite delightful.
As always, there were plenty of cosplayers showing support for their favorite video games.
I don’t remember the Brotherhood wearing jeans, but it’s been a while.
Portal and Bioshock could actually make an incredible game when combined.
Everyone always loves Zelda.
This is Tira from Soul Caliber (thanks Chris).
Morrigan from Darkstalkers simply adores Superman. -Thanks for recognizing her Thatmagnificentbastard!
Mad Moxxxie is perhaps the sexiest game character around.
There was a lot of love for this Jak costume.
Here’s Terra from Final Fantasy 6 (thanks Chris).
These guys don’t really fit in anywhere else, but they’re still awesome.
Minnie R2-D2 was played by the girl who usually plays as Hello Kitty R2-D2.
These adorable little robot critters were available for sale at the convention.
The other side of his sign said, “Caution, may contain awesome.”
They may not go together in ordinary circumstances, but they still look awesome.
Sexy Sherlock and a female version of the entire MST3K TV show.
Silk Spectre and Doctor Manhattan with the new Bioshock cast? Why not?
Power Girl, Samas Aran and Phoenix. -Thanks thatmagnificentbastard
Witchblade and Master Chief looked surprisingly sexy together.
I love that sexy Chewbacca appears to be Bat Girl’s mom and that the two are being interviewed by Kermit.
Harley Quinn should go on Yo Gabba Gabba sometime -that would make me want to dance.
Pinkie Pie and female Loki make a great pair, which isn’t something I’d expect.
Tank Girl and Gadget are from such drastically different worlds, but that’s what makes this pairing so fantastical.
Have some idea who these characters are? I’d love to know so I can better organize them!
This costume reminds me of a tasty cupcake.
The Minnie ears were just for fun, but I can’t tell you who she’s playing.
The middle character is a Moogle, Katara from Avatar the Last Airbender is on the left (thanks Kaye), but who is the other one?
Thatmagnificentbastard identified Zarana, Destro, Serpentor, and Baroness. Can anyone else identify the last guy?
Robot cowboys are always pretty awesome.
I know the girl in the corset doesn’t belong with the other three,
but I still have no idea who any of them are. The other gals are from Homestuck, the two on the left are trolls, but even Chris doesn’t recognize the last one.
As always, if you recognize some of the unknown costumes, leave a comment so I can properly identify them!
Wanna stink on purpose? Then perhaps you should try one of these horrifically bizarre fragrances. Of course, just like one man’s trash is another’s treasure, while most of us would find these scents repulsive, there are those out there who find them scandalously alluring -so you never know who you’ll attract if you try one of these scents on for a try.
Sure, lobster is absolutely delicious, but there’s a reason that fish monger isn’t among the world’s most glamorous and sexy professions -it’s not something you should aspire to smell like. If you do think lobster is your ideal scent though, Demeter has you covered -they can also help you smell like fiery curry, bourbon, rye bread or sushi. So many terrible options, so little time.
Image courtesy of Flickr user RyanTaylor1986
Yes, this is actually a real product although technically, they claim this bottled vaginal scent not really a perfume. Instead, it’s something you’re supposed to put on the back of your hand and sniff so you can better imagine your sexual fantasy. Really though, using vagina-scented perfume to attract a man is a hell of a lot less creepy than its intended use though.
Wonder how an ancient oceanic god covered in tentacles would smell? Well, according to Black Pheonix Alchemy Lab, who sells a Cthulhu scent, the smell is “a creeping, wet, slithering scent, dripping with seaweed, oceanic plants and dark, unfathomable waters.” Yummy.
Image courtesy of Flickr user meg~t
4. A Funeral Home
Can’t get enough of the smell of lilies, dust and formaldehyde? Then grab your own bottle of Funeral Home perfume courtesy of odd perfumery Demeter. Who knows, maybe this will attract some hot goths.
Image courtesy of Flickr user jaspoid one
5. Bodily Secretions
Ever wanted to smell like the floor of a concert hall after Motorhead just played a show? Then grab your own bottle of Sécrétions Magnifiques, which was created to smell like blood, semen, sweat and saliva. According to this reviewer, it actually smells alright, even if it takes a ballsy person to pull it off.
6. A Bordello
Speaking of bodily secretions, if you’ve ever wanted a perfume that literally makes you smell like a whore, then thank Black Pheonix Alchemy Lab for creating their Bordello perfume oil, which they claim “evokes images of velvet-lined Old West cathouses, tightly laced corsets, rustling petticoats and coquettish snarls of pleasure.”
Image courtesy of Flickr user Violet Blue
7. A Frisky Pirate
Pirates are known for being badasses, treasure hunters, rogues and scallywags, but not for smelling great. No matter how many harlequin romances tell you that pirates are romantic, the bottom line is that a bunch of men sailing on the sea for months, even years at a time, without a bath just aren’t going to smell good. Of course, that won’t stop Think Geek from selling you a “Frisky Pirate” perfume stick.
On the upside, the scent features “aquatic notes swirled with fresh water lotus, mint, Tahitian vanilla and ripples of sweet liquor, all wrapped in leather, smoke, and gunpowder,” so it probably won’t smell as bad as real pirates did.
Speaking of things that undoubtedly don’t smell great, Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs (yes, them again), also sells a Hoggle perfume -as in the adorably weird little gobblin from The Labyrinth. So what do they claim Hoggle smells like? ”Fermented pumpkin, brown leather, dust, tobacco leaf, and dark woods.”
Personally, I never gave much thought as to how Hellboy smelled, but given that Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs claims their Hellboy cologne smells of “Aftershave, candy wrappers, brimstone, and cat,” I can definitively say I don’t want to smell like him.
Image courtesy of Flickr user greyloch
Granted, stoners love the smell of weed and this scent will undoubtedly attract plenty of them, but there’s a reason they describe the smell of good herb as “skunky.” Pretty much everyone who doesn’t smoke pot is going to look at you and wonder if you were actually sprayed by a skunk if you walk around wearing this stuff.
Looking to walk around smelling like you just finished playing with a classroom of kids? Then grab a bottle of Demeter’s officially licensed Play-Doh cologne. Who knows, if you’re trying to get guys who are into MILFs, but you don’t actually have kids, maybe this is the secret.
12. Pizza Hut
If you want to smell like pizza, you could get a job as a pizza delivery driver or you could buy this Pizza Hut perfume. Of course, if you actually like real pizza, then Pizza Hut is probably the last pizza company you would want to be stuck smelling all day.
Stilton is an absolutely delicious cheese. Unfortunately, part of that great taste comes from its footy, earthy smell, which is precisely why the idea of Stilton perfume seems absolutely insane.
Is the winter weather putting you through barbecue withdrawls? Then maybe you could help satiate your cravings with Que, the barbecue-scented perfume.
Remember this classic Taco Bell commercial? Well, as it turns out, they weren’t the first ones to think that wearing the scent of bacon is a surefire way to attract a man. In fact, Fargginay’s bacon perfume dates all the way back to the 1920′s, which should give you a good idea of just how much men have always loved the salty, smoky smell of cured pork.
16. An RPG Character
Whether you prefer your role playing games to be virtual, like Skyrim, or old school, like D&D, one thing you probably never considered about your character was how he or she smelled. But good old Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs has. In fact, you can buy their class or alignment scents on ThinkGeek. If you want a race or adventuring gear scent though, you’ll have to head over to the BPAL website to buy them direct. Personally, I’d be pretty interested in checking out the Elf scent that features “Pale golden musk, honeycomb, amber, parma violet, hawthorne bark, aspen leaf, forest lily, life everlasting, white moss, and a hint of wild berry.”
Know of any other freakishly strange perfume or cologne scents out there? Tell everyone about them in the comments.
It’s hard to deny that Wes Anderson’s films all have a similar style and quirkiness. In fact, if you don’t like the dry humor in one of his movies, you probably won’t like any of his other films either. That being said, any fan can tell you that while they definitely have a similar vibe, his movies are all drastically different from one another, both in their storylines and the emotions you experience while watching them.
To that extent, his newest work, Moonrise Kingdom, is one of his most enjoyable films to date. While it might not be quite as humorous as my personal favorite, The Royal Tenenbaums, the story wonderful and delicate. Perhaps even more importantly, it makes the viewer actually feel the awkward emotions from their first romance -in its full embarrassing glory.
Essentially, the story is a simple tale of adolescent romance, but the lengths the two go through in the name of love remind you just how tragically desperate preteens feel the first time they experience a fluttering in their hearts. Combine the pre-pubescent romance with bad parents, adultery, a dedicated -but inept boyscout leader, social services, the wish-washy friendships of kids that age and the biggest storm of the century and you have a thrilling drama that is as touching as it is humorous.
Don’t take my word for it though, check out Moonrise Kingdom for yourself when it comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 16.
Comic Con has finally came and went, which means it’s time for my favorite annual post, a round up of the many, many great costumes from the convention. As if getting to geek out on over 200 great cosplayer’s outfits wasn’t enough for you, I’m also hosting a contest for those who can help me name all the characters I couldn’t label myself. For more details on that, head to the bottom of the post, because first, here are the costumes!
Have you ever wondered what would happen to Gotham when Batman just gives up? Well, thanks to TDKretires.com, now you know. You also can know that this was one of the most fun costumes I saw at the convention.
Obviously, this is what happens when a Ren faire collides with the DC Universe, but do any of you know for sure who the gal in the middle is? I think she’s Harley, but I could be wrong.
Here’s Nightwing squaring off against Harley Quinn and Catwoman. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to get hit by that comically large mallet.
And here’s a whole array of Batman villains (with poor Harley trailing behind because her heels were just too high). But why is Robin posing so proudly with the bad guys?
Here’s little Harley Quinn and Joker when they’re on good terms.
And here’s what happens when Harley screws up and fails to kill Batman.
Here’s what happens when Scarecrow’s gas somehow turns Harley into a man and Joker into a steampunk-adorned female.
Surprisingly, she wasn’t the only steampunk joker girl around.
If you prefer more modern female Jokers, how does this nurse suit your taste?
Here’s the male version of Heath’s interpretation.
And here’s what happens when Joker and Scarecrow get dressed up for a night on the town.
One of the most popular girl costumes this year was Harley Quinn, and it makes sense, she’s adorable, sexy and batshit crazy, a few things every gal can relate with.
Of course, the girls that emphasized adorable over sexy tended to stick with the more classic version of her costume.
There were also plenty of Poison Ivys looking dreadfully sexy.
This Riddler made a great case for Mr. Nigma to be recast as a black man in the character’s next incarnation, just like Spider-Man and Nick Fury.
Of course, not every Batman fan went as a villain or a retiree. There were plenty of heroes in the house.
And don’t worry sexy ladies who want to play in Gotham, you also can choose to play as heroes, like this lovely Batwoman.
Black Widow, Nick Fury and Spider-Man might not ordinarily work on the same team, but they certainly look good together.
While there were tons of girls crossplaying as their favorite Avengers characters, this was the only male Black Widow I came across.
Most gender-swaped Avengers characters just feminized the costume a little bit, but I was particularly fond of this girl’s interpretation of Captain America, complete with an umbrella in place of a shield.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with the more common types of Captain America crossplay. In fact, I’d say she looked pretty good.
This crossplayed Thor could stop a man with her cleavage just as fast as she could with her hammer. Dizzam!
On the more adorable side of gender-swapping, this poor thing was so tiny that she looked wobbly trying to walk around with that giant helmet on.
If you prefer your characters to bear their traditional gender identities and looks though, then you’d certainly appreciate this Hemidall, the Guardian of Asgard.
While there are always plenty of X-Men, this year the number was down a bit because so many more people went as Avengers or Dark Knight characters. This Magneto, Storm and Emma Frost all looked great though.
Also, it was a treat to see someone actually dress up as Wolverine in his costume (even if it was a goofy cross over costume mixed with a bit of Star Wars -thanks Sasha) since most cosplayers prefer just going as Logan with his claws out.
This Punisher costume looked pretty good, but it would have been a bit more convincing if he shaved.
While there weren’t too many other Watchmen costumes, the gals just seem to love this classic Silk Spectre look. And who can blame them? It’s both incredibly sexy and classy.
This was one of my favorite comic book couple’s costume: Louis and Clark!
Of course, Supergirl is also a popular costume choice with girls.
So is Wonder Woman, for that matter, although not that many guys want to be Robin, unless Batman is already taken.
This was the first black Wonder Woman I’ve seen, but I sincerely hope she’s not the last because she looked awesome.
While Hawkman’s costume is notably more awesome than Aquaman’s, it is worth noting that at least Aquaman was able to use his conch as a horn, something not many people have mastered.
Personally, I loved seeing this great Red Mist costume, even if the cosplayer was a little older than the character in Kickass.
Surprisingly, while the Ninja Turtles are pretty big news right now what with Michael Bay destroying them, there was only one Shredder costume. That being said, at least it was seriously awesome.
It might not be immediately obvious, but these two were both dressed as The Rocketeer.
For all I know, this could be a fake superhero.Thanks Arjay for letting me know this is Dr. Mid-Nite,
The skelanimals are adorable,
but who is this lady? It looks like Black Canary and thanks Arjay for confirming that.
Thanks Jackie for explaining that these two are Mindfang and Redglare from the Homestuck.
While there were tons of Doctor Who costumes this year, this pair was by far my favorite. How can you possibly beat a tiny weeping angel and a tiny Doctor?
This was definitely my second favorite Who costume as it involved K9 and I’m a sucker for that robotic dog.
As far as couple costumes from Doctor Who, this one was my favorite, because I particularly love this episode and I think David Tennant is still the best Doctor ever.
This Tom Baker Doctor with River Song was also pretty good.
Of course, if you want to go as Amy, it’s always best to wear her Kiss-o-gram costume.
If you’re looking to make your Doctor costume stand out, turning Matt Smith into a zombie is always a good option.
Another good tool to make yourself stand out is to have some nice props. That being said, carrying a TARDIS around all day does not sound fun to me.
On the other hand, a duo dressed as the TARDIS and a dalek is always memorable.
While the TARDIS dress is pretty over done these days, I was still a big fan of this gal’s.
While this was a somewhat odd pairing, it also somehow makes sense for Jayne to steal his own TARDIS.
Speaking of Firefly, here’s the whole ship’s crew. See the female Mal there on the left? Yeah, that’s me.
I wasn’t the only female Mal at the con though (although I did seem to be the only one to make the look really feminine).
Of course, you can’t have a Comic Con without Star Wars cosplayers and these three made a particularly cute trio.
Here’s the world’s most ghetto R2D2 and C3Po.
Pimp Vader is always at Comic Con, but his costume never gets less amusing.
I was a big fan of this vacationing storm trooper though.
Of course, there were some more traditional Star Wars costumes as well. Impressively, this gentleman just ran a race in this outfit as part of the Course of the Force.
This Obi-Wan and Han made a good duo.
There were plenty of non-specific Jedis though.
Somehow, the Jedi look just works for ladies.
Here’s one I’m pretty sure is from Star Wars, but I don’t know the character name. Do you?
There were Trekkies too, of course.
And a good band of Klingons.
While there are always plenty of Leeloos from The Fifth Element, seeing a Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg is much more exciting. Great job Chris Vick!
Is it just me or is Leeloo way too hot for Shaun (of the Dead)? Thank you Emily for pointing out that this is actually Korben Dallas, also from Fifth Element. I didn’t remember his button up shirt look.
There were tons of Martys this year as well, but I only saw one Doc Brown. I’ve never actually seen one of the ladies from Back to the Future.
Funny enough, I did not ask Doc or Marty to do this pose.
There are always plenty of Ghostbusters at the convention, but seeing one with Dana was pretty darn awesome -especially since her shoes make her look like she’s levitating.
Even without Dana though, it is still a pretty cool costume.
I was a little surprised and saddened not to see any hobbit costumes this year, but this girl did have a lovely Arwen dress.
This Katniss costume was a great interpretation of the Hunger Games character.
Although when it comes to fighting, I’d rather have Blade on my side any day.
Seeing Alice and a Hatter is nothing special, but with this many Hatters in tow, one woman actually remarked “I feel like I’m actually in Wonderland.”
Despite the fact that no one was really big on the Sucker Punch, Babydoll costumes are still really popular because they’re just so sexy.
This would be a great Edward Scissorhands costume -if he actually had the hands. As he is now, he’s just Edward Hands, which doesn’t have the same ring to it.
This Mad Max-esque guy was actually promoting the Mad Max weekend they have out in the desert every year. It sounds really fun, except for the whole desert part.
I had to take this photo fast as Mr. Funke from Arrested Development was eagerly awaiting a call from the Blue Men.
No, these guys weren’t actually offering water to thirsty attendees, they were actually paying homage to the short-lived but wonderful Party Down.
If you were wondering if these were, in fact, the Martians from The Muppets, the answer is “yup yup yup yup.”
It was by pure luck that I happened to catch this Tron character next to a motorcycle. It may not be a lightcycle, but it’s still darn cool.
While many of you still may not have seen Legend of the Fist, I highly recommend checking it out. As a bonus, you’ll also be able to recognize this costume after that.
Thanks Chris Vick for letting me know this is Victor Crowley from Hatchet 1 & 2.
Since the Lone Ranger movie is finally going to come out soon, there were a few Lone Rangers this year.
Which Ranger costume do you prefer?
Gooble was a little sad when I told him I didn’t have the money to buy his Yo Gabba Gabba plushie.
I have to say these are my favorite cosplayers of those that I couldn’t recognize their costumes. Thank you to Jenny Cotter for letting everyone know that these lovely ladies are Scorpion and Painted Doll from The Devil’s Carnival.
Here’s someone I never thought I’d see at Comic Con -Snooki!
So technically, Flo isn’t from a TV show, but considering you see her just about every time you watch TV, I think she counts anyway.
I can’t tell you how happy I was to see Powdered Toast Man at Comic Con. In fact, I’m disappointed that I haven’t seen him up until now.
Here’s another cartoon character that couldn’t be more perfect for Comic Con, it’s Mysterion from South Park.
Adventure Time was really popular at the con this year, but I think this is by far the sexiest Lumpy Space Princess I’ve seen yet.
Adventure Time is particularly special as they are one of the only shows that created their own gender-swapped characters. Here’s Fionna & Cake enjoying the convention.
I really loved seeing Louise from Bob’s Burgers since she’s my favorite character on the show.
Venture Bros. fans always love to see Doctor Girlfriend on the floor.
Personally though, I prefer seeing Doctor Girlfriend in her Monarch uniform.
While there are always plenty of Ariels, I particularly liked this one as she somehow looked like I would imagine a real mermaid actually looks.
With a body like this, Malificent certainly could have ended up in the hotties article instead of this one. That being said, she kept making delightfully evil faces that distorted her beauty to better resemble the evil queen.
Here we have Aladdin and Cinderella,
but who is the winged gent? Thanks Sara, this is Rumble, one of Tinkerbell’s friends.
This Shipwreck costume was pretty spot on.
Cheetor’s costume was pretty fun, even if it wasn’t the fanciest.
Similarly, Captain Caveman might not have looked perfect, but he was still freaking awesome!
Master Roshi’s costume was pretty good though, other than the fact that the bald cap seemed to have problems staying down.
Even as a large, bald man, Shippo is still pretty hard to resist with that cute fluffy tail.
Here’s Haruko Haruhara and Canti from FLCL.
These guys would work in a comic, anime or game. Do you recognize them? Thanks Amy for explaining that these guys are Amon and two Chi Blockers from he Legend of Korra.
Thank you Fuzzy for pointing out that these two are Mami and Kyoto from Madoka Magica.
I’m thinking she’s from an anime series, but I’m still not sure. Thanks Patricia for letting me know this is Mei from Avatar the Last Airbender.
Here’s Chibi Prussia, Chibitalia, and Chibi England fom Hetalia -thanks Stephanie, I never would have got these without you!
Are these just lolitas or are they from something? Well, the one on the left is supposed to be Fluttershy from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (thank you Marcia for filling me in on that one) and I believe the other one is Cherries Jubilee.
I tell you, I tell you the Dragonborn Comes. In fact, there he is.
If you prefer more futuristic FPS, then mayhaps you’ll appreciate this Tali from Mass Effect.
It’s always a good idea to be cautious when Umbrella Corp. is around.
Of course, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze from Assassin’s Creed is also a pretty dangerous fellow, so stay on his good side.
I don’t know about you guys, but I love that Sanrio and Street Fighter are pairing up and Hello Kitty Chun-Li is freaking adorable.
While Cami always looks pretty hot, it’s rare to see
Sagat looking so good. My bad, it’s actually M. Bison. Thanks Steven.
Raiden’s look was pretty intimidating though.
Now I’m pretty sure this is Felicia from Darkstalkers, but if you know it’s someone else, let me know in the comments.
On the other hand, I know for sure that this is Princess Peach and Luigi.
This Sonic costume was great, but considering he was actually working for SEGA, I would expect no less.
Now this girl is certainly an Alliance character, but if you have more details on the character, let me know in the comments.
This one could almost fit in the category above, but given that The Guild revolves around an imaginary MMO, I’m gonna have to leave Codex here.
This guy was part of the street team promoting the Dawn of the Con Party at Petco Park.
Here’s another stilt walker promoting the party.
This Edwardian costume was simply gorgeous.
This mask was awesome, but I can’t imagine actually trying to breathe through it.
While few steampunk outfits actually look comfortable, at least this one looks manageable.
An angry Jack with Deadmaus? Why not?
And who can resist such a lovely lolita dress?
This lolita was even a bunny as well.
Odd Costume Groups:
Mario, Black Canary and Cutter might not seem to work well together, but I bet they could star in a pretty sweet video game together.
See, I could see Batman hanging out with Silk Spectre, but what’s with the random, stereotypical Mexican dude?
Deadmaus seems to enjoy hanging out with random characters, for example, Edward Scissorhands.
Here’s a bit of eye candy for both of the sexes, a sexy Darth paired with Ranbo.
Apparently, sexy Darth Vader gets around. Here she is flirting with Marty McFly. Still, at least it’s not his mother.
I wonder what Hawkman thinks of Effie’s lottery.
Powergirl and Dread Pirate Roberts might not make sense together, but their costumes sure look right when next to each other.
Here I am as Mal again, this time partnered with Domino, which again makes no sense.
Personally, I never noticed how well Wonder Woman’s outfit matches the Pope’s robes.
The great thing about taking this photo with Princess Leias, a sexy Imperial captain and Batman is that when I asked Batman if he wanted to get in the picture, he responded, “you don’t have to ask me twice” and jumped next to Leia.
Obviously, you’ll immediately recognize the Goblin King and Waldo, but if you’re wondering why the other girl gets in the gallery, it’s because her dress is actually made from Spider-Man fabric. It might not technically be a costume, but it’s close enough to get in here.
The real question about this pairing isn’t why would these two hang out together, but is this really happening or is it all just part of Babydoll’s fantasy?
Earthworm Jim and Iron Man? I would so see that movie, or play that game, or read that comic. Whatever, just put them together somewhere.
I wonder if any Hogwarts gals actually wear lolita clothes when they aren’t in school.
One more odd couple, here’s Goku with Poison Ivy. Why? Because they can.
I love the female Chewbacca costume, and thank you Nina for explaining that the other gal is a female Ramna from Ramna 1/2.
On the left we have Captain Marvel,
but who is the female? and thank you Michael Sean for letting me know the girl on the right is Emma Peel from TV’s The Avengers.
Congratulations to our contest winner, Marcia, who won a Paranorman toothbrush that looks just like this:
Who is this pirate?
Is this Blade or Morpheus or someone else altogether? His hair and glasses say Blade, but his outfit says Morpheus.
I know the middle guy is Master Chief, but who are the demony women?
Here we have Iron Man and I don’t know, maybe a G.I. Joe character.
What about him?
Are these two an odd pairing or do they actually fit together?
Where is this couple from?
No idea here either.
I’m just guessing this character is evil, but I have no idea.
The clothes almost look like Han Solo, but the gun and goggles certainly aren’t. So who is she?
That’s it for this year kids, but if you can’t get enough, here are my cosplay collections from 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. You might also enjoy these sexy gals from 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 or these sexy studs from 2012 and 2011.
My apologies ladies, but I didn’t get that many photos of sexy gents this year, but on the upside, the quality of these muscle men makes up for their low numbers.
Magic Mike, thank you for spreading to Comic Con.
He might be bloody, but he’s got a great body under the blood and ink.
Of course, if you prefer the more traditional Wolverine, here you go.
Sorry guys, I’m out of singles.
If there aren’t enough guys for you here, check out this list of hotties from last year.
Are you ready to geek the halls? If so, here are the best ways to celebrate your inner-nerd with these great delightfully dorky holiday decorations.
ThinkGeek’s Tannenbomb Prank
No one will be singing Silent Night when this little beauty is hidden on their tree. It might look like another innocent ornament, but at random intervals, the Tannenbomb will emit a variety of noises including beeps, buzzing, cricket chirps and elf giggle. Since the effects go off at random, your recipient will go crazy trying to figure out where these weird sound effects are coming from.
Star Wars Yoda Tree Topper
The holidays are all about celebrating your religion, so if you happen to be a practicing Jedi, show your love of The Force with this great Yoda tree topper.
Yoda LED Tree Topper
If you prefer a angel on top of your tree rather than a star, well here’s the Yoda equivalent, complete with a light up light saber.
Yoda (Clone War) Star Wars Christmas Light Set
The fun doesn’t stop with the top of the tree, keep your force support going with these adorable Yoda Christmas lights.
C3-PO Star Wars Christmas Light Set
Star Wars Christmas décor doesn’t end with Yoda by any means. If you prefer a little droid in your decorations, then consider these great C3-PO Christmas lights instead…or use both.
Star Trek Spock Tree Topper
For those that worship at the alter of Picard and Kirk, here is a tree topper just for you featuring Spock sharing his Vulcan salute from up high.
Doctor Who Dalek & Tardis
Leg Lamp Christmas Light Set
These decorations might be a bit “Fragile,” but they’re a great way to add a little pizzazz to your otherwise completely unsexy Christmas tree. And while you might go blind if you stare at them too long, they certainly won’t shoot your eye out, which is always a plus.
What have they done to you poor Gingie? Oh no, don’t look at me with those eyes….ahhhh…
Here’s a great way to brighten up your desk this holiday season. Enjoy the cheerful vibe from your very own cyborg snowman.
Plush Microbe Holiday Set
They’re so cute, and so deadly. The Giant Microbe holiday set is a perfect way to show your love of biology with a plush brain stem, common cold, mono, E. coli and amoeba all decked out for the festivities.
Magic Growing Christmas Tree
Chemists can finally enjoy their own brand of holiday cheer this year with this great “magic” Christmas tree. It’s great for desk décor and it’s a great way to teach kids about crystals.
Finally, programmers and IT workers everywhere can celebrate the holidays in their own style with these great ornaments made from recycled motherboards.
Motherboard Christmas Tree or Menorah
If like the motherboard ornaments, but you want something to decorate your desk with, then try this Christmas tree. If you celebrate Chanukah, you can still get in on the fun with this adorable motherboard Menorah that actually lights up every day of Chanukah.
Everyone loves bacon, so what better way to celebrate your adoration for crispy pig bellies than with this adorable, sparkling Christmas ornament?
Tube Sock Christmas Stocking
Nothing says class like a tube sock stocking and you certainly don’t need to be a jock to appreciate the comfort and style of these classic gym accessories.
Wreaths are a great way to celebrate the holidays, but they’re a pain in the butt to put together and a nightmare to store until next year. Solve all these problems with this great inflatable wreath –just make sure to pull it inside during any heavy wind storms this winter.
Inflatable Christmas Tree
Why stop at the wreath though? Why not just make your whole tree inflatable? It certainly will be a lot easier to clean up after at the end of the year. Plus, it even includes loops so you can still hang up your favorite ornaments.
Lego Star Wars Ornaments
Of course, if you’re trying to save some money this Christmas, you can always make your own ornaments and these Star Wars Lego ornaments are some of the best geek ornaments that money can’t buy.
Whether you love or hate seeing montages in movies, there’s no denying that they are an effective story telling tool – even if they were way overused throughout the ’80s. Regardless of how you feel about montages though, it’s hard to deny that they can easily ruin an otherwise good song by creating a scene so memorable that you can’t think of anything else but the movie whenever you listen to the track. Here are a few songs that are impossible to listen to without getting montages stuck in your head.
While the first Rocky had what was arguably the most famous montage in all of cinema history, at least that scene used “Gonna Fly Now,” a song written specifically for the movie that was hardly suited for anything but a movie montage. On the other hand, “Eye of the Tiger” was penned by Survivor, and proved popular enough to become the #1 hit that year
Like Eye of the Tiger, this song was written specifically for a movie montage (hence the name), but it definitely could have been a single regardless. Funny enough, while many people don’t recall the Scarface montage when listening to the song, it has inspired so many other movie and television montages that it is hard to hear the song and not picture some movie or film scene, usually one involving training for a sports event.
For fans of this ’80s classic, it’s impossible to think of anything but a young Kevin Bacon while listening to this Deniece Williams track. Although, really, is that such a bad thing? Let’s see if the remake can give us something this memorable -I doubt it.
If listening to “Ain’t Nobody” long enough could make anyone into a great breakdancer, it might just be the best-selling single of all time. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Some might argue that the first few lengthy clips in this scene would mean it no longer qualifies as a montage, but it does compact the introduction of the characters and their feelings about drug use into a short scene, so technically, it still fits. More importantly, even fans of the song have a hard time not thinking of Trainspotting whenever the tune comes on. Of course, after “Lust for Life” was used in this movie, advertisers realized how catchy it was and soon, Royal Caribbean started using tit to advertise their cruises, which is just so, so wrong.
To be fair, the piano exit outro of Eric Clapton’s “Layla” isn’t as poppy or well-known as the other songs on this list, but it’s just as much of an earworm. Unfortunately, fans of the movie don’t think about the music when they hear those first few memorable notes, but instead remember dead gangsters being spotted throughout the city.
I couldn’t find a video of this scene, but it is certainly memorable to those familiar with the film. Indeed, just a few lines of the chorus is enough to infect my mind with images of a charming, young John Cusack and an adorable, French foreign exchange student turning a bucket of rust into a sleek, mint-condition Camaro.
“That’s Called a Montage” from South Park
This song was definitely not ruined by a montage, as that’s its only reason for existing. In fact, it only belongs on this list as a parody of just how ridiculous movie montages can be — that, and the fact that it makes me giggle.
You might disagree with this list, but I’m sure all of you have some song that you just can’t listen to thanks to a movie or TV montage you watched. Feel free to share yours in the comments.
Yay, it’s Comic Con time again, which means tons of costume photos, a photo gallery of hot girls and, for the first time ever, I’ve even collected a round up of sexy Comic Con dudes. So sit back, relax and let the geeks be with you.
It’s not every day you see a sexy black woman dressed up as Hell Boy, but when you do, you sure as hell start off your article with her.
And here are her friend and foe from from Hell Boy II: The Golden Age, Princess Nuala & Prince Nuada.
It’s not a true Comic Con without Batman & Robin.
But this year, the convention was overran by Jokers & Harley Quinns, so I guess the Dark Knight has been slacking off on his duties.
Here’s Miss Quinn in her old-school costume.
And here are her re-vamped Arkham City duds.
What an adorable couple.
Uh oh, looks like the Joker has a little something going on the side with the always sexy Silk Spectre.
Here’s an adorable shot of Iron Man with his cute little son.
On a less adorable note, here’s War Machine from Iron Man.
And here’s Tony Stark all dressed down.
I was surprised to see The Punisher was so short in person. Of course, he still looked bad ass.
Here’s Dr. Strange with Supergirl.
It looks like he managed to clone here because here’s two more Supergirls.
It’s a scary world when there’s more than one Judge Dredd wandering the streets.
In fact, there must be at least three these days.
There were tons Captain Americas at the convention this year, being as how his movie was just released and all.
Here’s another Captain America with the always babetastic Wonder Woman.
And here’s a Wonder Woman seeking her own Captain America.
Here’s Loki from Thor in both his male & female form.
And here’s Loki’s rivals, Sif & Thor
This Hulk costume was hilarious in the half-assedness.
Wolverine looked great, but my camera over exposed his face…sorry ladies.
Moon Knight was there hiding in plain sight.
As were The Blue Beetle & Dark Seid.
Dear Silver Surfer, I think you might want to head to a dermatologist. That stretching looks unhealthy.
These two were promoting their own characters, Pink Girl and The Scone.
Have you ever seen a more adorable Doctor?
This Doctor & TARDIS costume set might be the best couples costume of the year.
Of course, I’m always partial to Dalek costumes.
And while it may not technically be a costume, I’m in love with this Dalek dress.
This Doctor was showing his inter-sci-fi mythology love by cuddling up with this cute Trekkie.
Of course, if you go as a red shirt, you’re bound to end up the victim of Face Sucker eventually.
But Borgs are pretty much always safe, although seriously intimidating.
If you prefer classic Star Trek getups, here’s a Klingon.
And here’s his friend.
Leia & Han Solo were quite sexy together.
But sometimes they let things cool down for a photo opp.
Boba Fett is always dashing, whether at the convention…
or out on the streets.
But I must admit that I find him most attractive when he looks like he fell in with the Reservoir Dogs.
These two Jedis made a good team.
As did these Rebel fighters.
But everyone better watch out when the Zombie Stormtrooper heads their way.
Here’s a nicely obscure character -the Death Star Weapons Officer.
And this Padawan Ahsoka Tano costume from Clone Wars might have been the best cartoon costume brought to life.
Like the Dalek dress, this Star Wars dress isn’t really a costume, but it’s bad ass and I want one nonetheless.
Of course, if you prefer a touch of the Western genre mixed in with your sci fi, you’d be happy to see Mal.
These Sucker Punch babes found the perfect place to pose.
This couple made a great Jack Sparrow & Angelica Malon from Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Stranger Tides.
I loved this Captain Eo costume complete with the cute little flying guy.
Shawn of the Dead apparently lost the battle and was munched on by zombies.
This Ring Wraith was utterly terrifying.
Kick Ass looking hilarious as ever.
Here’s one of the Ghostbusters with arch-rival, the Stay Puft marshmallow girl.
And I can’t say how refreshing it was to see that the Ghostbusters finally hired a woman.
There’s something different about this Green Hornet, but Kato still looks great.
I hope this Dharma Initiative employee made the sub on time.
This might just be the sexiest Oompa Loompa I’ve ever seen.
Here’s a Gryffindor student. With all that red hair, he must be a Weasley.
This guy was working to promote his live-action musical version of the Re-Animator playing in LA.
Doctor Horrible’s newest invention looks rather unintimidating.
Glinda The Good Witch was looking rather fresh and frilly.
Silent Bob had nothing to say as usual.
There were a bunch of Tron costumes, but none of them looked right when I took pictures.
Here was Nina Sayers from Black Swan.
What’s this, here she is again.
And here’s the deadly Black Mamba from Kill Bill.
MBrown, thanks for pointing out that these two are Sebastian and Pluto from Black Butler.
I recognized Michael Myers and thanks matt and choggie for pointing out that this is the clown from Killer Clowns from Outer Space.
Thanks to Monotone for pointing out that this is Fyarl from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
I loved Cartoon Network’s Lady Rainicorn parade piece.
Here were some other people that took part in the Adventure Time parade.
And here’s Flinn, unfortunately sans Jake.
These three Adventure Time fans made their own dresses each featuring a princess from the show. I loved them!
Remember Darkwing Duck and his nemesis Megavolt? Those were the good ol’ days.
This Mad Hatter was simply adorable.
While this Mad Hatter looked utterly insane.
Princess Jasmine was ready to rug it out of there.
Belle & Jasmine looked as beautiful as ever.
And Rapunzel & Flynn Rider from Tangled were ready to fight their way out of the crowd.
I think my favorite Disney costume was Russell from Up! though. Look how cute he is.
Quail Man is ready for the return of 90′s kid show on Nick.
Homer Samurai had his donut ready for fighting. Actually, thank you Shugs for pointing out that this is actually Homer mixed with Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z.
Duffman just wanted a beer though.
Nathan Explosion needed some touch ups on his makeup.
Sergeant Hatred, Dr. Henry Killinger & Girl Hitler were happily avoiding the Venture Bros.
Cobra Commander & Snake Eyes were ready to start some trouble, but there were soldiers everywhere.
Gumby was looking for Pookey the whole time.
From left to right, Strawberry Shortcake, Princess Lana from Captain N: The Game Master (thanks shortmikeshort), then Rainbow Bright, then Orco, then Sorceress of Castle Grayskull, and Tee-La (thanks Lisa H for the correction).
Thanks Jimmy & Seth for pointing out that she is Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat 3.
Raiden from Mortal Kombat was ready to fight.
But so was Scorpion.
Chung Li was too busy looking cute though.
Ken from Street Fighter is on the left, and thanks Jimmy for pointing out that the girls is Mei Ling.
Sora from Kingdom of Hearts was busy looking for his friends.
Thanks Buck Claborn for explaining that this is an inquisitional warrior from Warhammer 40K.
Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad from Assassin’s Creed is always so sneaky.
But the Silent Hill Nurse is always far more intimidating.
It’s a Laura Croft sandwich, but who’s making up the bread? Thank you Malice for pointing out that they are Chris, Jill Valentine and a minor character all from Resident Evil. Master Chief from Halo is always in attendance at the con. Thanks Hi for pointing out that this is actually just a random teal Spartan with Noble Six.
And this poor Little Sister couldn’t find her Big Daddy anywhere.
These Castle Crashers were ready to smash some shit up though.
Mario & Luigi have become so corporate these days.
Princess Daisy still keeps it real though.
This is the sexiest unknown character I have ever seen. Thanks Twitt for pointing out that this is the sexiest Toadette ever.
Thanks Malis Vitterfolk for pointing out that this is Amirynth Delnaria, a blood elf mage from World of Warcraft.
I think these guys are just Zombie military characters, but if they’re from anything specific, let me know.
Fellow Neatorama writer Nan Koenig recognized these guys from the XtraNormal Movie Maker program.
These guys were their own from characters from their magazine, Bizarro Au Go-Go.
Steampunk was less popular this year than last, but there were still plenty of costumes.
Personally, I still like the style.
The Lion, The Witch & The Werewolf? Actually, this is Penny Dreadful and Garou, stars of Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers. Thanks Dave H.
Lego Transformers are always a fun combo.
Red Riding Hood is just so cute.
Since the rest of this article is a bit organized, here some combos that simply don’t belong anywhere. Take, for example, Hit Girl & Peter Pan.
Why is Wonder Woman hanging with a Cenobite?
And since when do Jedis get along with Morgana from Dragon Age?
At least this Trekkie & Mystique looked appropriately geeky for one another.
But this Little Mermaid was way too hot for
Vash The Stampede from TriGun Doctor Horrible, even in his finest Evil League of Evil duds. Thanks Parkingtigers.
again, but who is on the right this time? and thanks redravin and Moosebyte for pointing out that this is Karl Ruprecht Kroenen from Hellboy.
Yoko from Gurren Lagann, Xena and Link. Thanks Shugs for identifying Yoko.
Green Lantern, Rapunzel and Giselle from Enchanted, thanks Allanna.
Help Me Name These Guys:
While there are a lot of video games, comics and other geeky mediums I’m familiar with, I simply can’t keep track of them all. This last section requires your help readers. Help me identify some of these characters.
I have no idea who this is.
So Steve B. and Alex have convinced me the gent here is a space marine from Alien 2, in fact, I think mik may be right when he suggests it is Corporal Hicks. But I’m still not sure about the girl.
Free hugs girls are on the left, but who are the armored men on the right? Update: Thanks Shauni for pointing out that they are from the Kingdom of Caid reenactment group.
I think this guy was just dressed as an adorable kangaroo, but if I’m wrong and he’s actually a character, let me know.
Is he Van Helsing? No. Ellie points out that he is actually Sir Conrad Wright III, Vampire Elimination Specialist, an original character from the League of S.T.E.A.M. Although I still don’t know what the heck is she supposed to be?
This looks like a pride superhero, but I don’t know.
If I just saw the one on the right, I’d think she was steampunk, but with all three of them together, I’m at a loss.
Any comments helping to identify the unknown characters are appreciated. Thanks in advance!