Happy post-Comic Con everyone. I’ve finally finished uploading all of these great costumes. Don’t miss my gallery of sexy Comic Con girls from this year or my previous cosplay articles from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.
Also, if you see any costumes you recognize in the unknown section, feel free to leave a comment so I can help label them and categorize them. Thanks!
This was a great take on The Avengers. Hopefully next year they’ll return with even more members of the team.
To do this pose, Hawkeye had to promise someone else that the arrows weren’t actually functional.
Just about every Avenger was found somewhere around the convention. Here’s Thor…
And here’s one of the many lady Captain Americas.
And here was a female and male version of America’s greatest hero.
Amazingly, with all those Captain Americas around, Red Skull was still able to cruise around undetered.
Thanks Brad for identifying these two as Hope Summers and Cable.
This She-Hulk was simply beautiful…
As was this Wonder Woman.
But I think my favorite hero of the weekend was this Wonder Woman.
It was nice to see Wonder Woman and Super Man together…
But a little strange to see him spending time with Cat Woman, even if she is hot.
Cat Woman was all over the convention, even hanging out with Wolverine.
Here’s a sexy looking-Mystique.
Although, I must say that I’ve always found her much more sexy in this form.
Magneto always looks bad ass.
I asked Rogue if she died her hair just for this costume and she told me that she always wears it like this.
It’s always nice to see someone in Logan’s X-Men costume.
On the left is a very sexy Psylocke, and thank you Brad for letting me know that Fantomex is the one on the right.
Two Punishers, one of which is beyond sexy.
Everyone love the Silk Spectre.
I can’t tell you how rare it is to see a Robin costume that doesn’t look a bit cheesy and Raven looked quite nice as well.
It’s the Gotham bunch!
There were so many Harleys this year, both in the new…
and more classic incarnations.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that, Harley is awesome.
Whether she’s with the Penguin…
or playing Doctor for Joker…
or getting kidnapped by The Creeper…
or helping the Riddler take on Batman, Harley is always up for a good time.
Of course, I never saw steampunk Batgirl get in such a predicament.
I always find female Hellboys to be quite a bit of fun.
Of course, it’s also nice to see him kicking ass.
This Venom costume was one of my favorites, I was just bummed this picture didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped.
Hawkgirl and Cyborg make a great team, if for no other reason than they’re both super shiny.
Technically, these Axe Cops were there to promote the new show, but it’s still a comic book to me.
Red and Fozzie were having a ball taking pictures with kids.
Don and Betty looked fabulously annoyed with each other as always.
If I did a sexy men of Comic Con post again this year, Hook would certainly be in it.
The best thing about this Once Upon A Time cosplay is that the girls actually look like the actresses.
It’s a dick in a box, what more could you want?
Someone just blew herself.
He was certainly based on the TV Arrow and not the comic.
Sooooo many Khaleesis this year…
but at least they were pretty sexy.
And this group managed to dress up together.
It was hard to beat this group in team cosplay though.
This woman not only had an awesome Star Trek dress, but she also turned her walker into the Star Ship Enterprise.
I’m always a fan of a Trekie with a tribble.
This lovely Klingon Lass was actually performing in the costume at a play later in the weekend.
Tardis dresses are pretty over played these days, but I’m a big fan of this one that actually shows the interior.
I was surprised to have only seen two Claras at the convention, but this girl claimed she saw dozens of them.
I loved this Doctor and Rose because of their awesome accessories.
And it’s always cute to see the Doctor and the Tardis together.
It’s also fabulous to see a black, female Doctor, something I’d love to see on the actual show.
This gender-swapped Doctor and her sister Tardis were pretty darn adorable together.
There was something about this cute little Doctor that made me smile.
And there’s something about River that makes her really sexy…I think it’s the outfit.
Here’s a cute combo, a lady Dalek and Kaylee.
This Mal costume was pretty fantastic.
But I’m always a sucker for female Mals, especially with Jaynes by their side.
I absolutely loved getting to see Lt. Dangle in person.
And It was fantastic getting to see Naboo!
I’ve never seen a drag queen Power Ranger before, but it was pretty awesome.
And this Sherlock costume was great, even if this guy is no Cumberbatch.
There were so many Battle Star fans. It turns out that’s because they were holding an anniverssary special panel this year.
Of course, the guys from Dumb and Dumber would be some of the first people made into zombies.
Drive, fake Ryan Gosling, Drive!
Thanks CJack for letting me know that this costume is from Cabin in the Woods!
Technically, this Selina Kyle could be part of the comic book section, but since her costume was entirely based on the movie version of the character, I figured she’d fit in here better.
The only thing that would make this Wonka costume better would be if he was giving away free chocolate.
Doctor Jones and Katniss could kick so much ass together.
It’s a good thing Snakes on a Plane wasn’t at this year’s Comic Con.
Indiana Jones with Marion Ravenwood have always been a great couple.
And you thought ewoks were cute before!
That’s one lucky Han to have such a sexy Princess Leia and Chewie with him.
This renniasance take on Princess Leia is simply fantastic -it’s creative and stunning. Thanks Jaelle for recognizing this as Padme’s packing dress from Attack of the Clones.
I adore this little geek gal’s cute Star Wars dress.
This guy deserves a medal for being the least sexy Slave Leia cosplayer ever.
This ghetto fabulous Star Wars ensemble was done by the nerds who work at Chronicle books. These fabulous people also gave me a Grumpy Cat book later that weekend, which makes them truly fantastic.
One of the most timely and most creative cosplays of the convention -Sharknado.
Everyone can enjoy a little Hobbit cosplay, even if the hobbit’s feet are way too small.
It’s hard not to love a Green Mile cosplay, if only because the person doing the costume has to look so much like the character to start with.
Thank you Molly for recognizing that this is Ink from the movie Ink (and for getting me interested in this movie, it looks amazing).
Are you the Key Master?
Is it still Hit Girl, or should it be Hit Guy instead?
Accio cute Harry Potter fan!
This steampunk Shawn of the Dead was particularly clever, though it helped that this guy looks like Simon Pegg.
Oh my god! It’s The Birds!
Two Johnney Depp crossplays in one shot -one Mad Hatter and one Edward Scissorhands.
This Falcor cosplay was seriously amazing. I’m genuinely sorry the picture doesn’t show off the costume as well as it could have.
It’s not a Comic Con without a Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach in attendance.
Looks like Waluigi is up to his old Mario Kart tricks again.
All hail the Dragon Born! This Skyrim cosplay is awesome.
These two youngsters were great at playing the Blue Fairy and Zelda.
Jill Valentine and Leon Scott Kennedy of Resident Evil looked ready to take on everyone from the Walking Dead Experience alone.
Commander Shepard in male and female version.
It’s always nice to see Chelle, even without her crazy footwear.
Thanks Mike for explaining that this is Sona from League of Legends.
An assassin right outside the Assassin’s Creed ship, how awesome is that?
This was a bad ass ogre costume based on the WOW race.
Why Sub Zero and Scorpion are in floaties, I don’t know, but that you Amanda Miller for helping to identify them.
Pac-Man’s new series is terrible, but the characters are adorable.
Morrigan of Darkstalkers was pretty smart -she made her wings retractable so they wouldn’t get in the way of people walking down the aisles.
Thank you DMJ for identifying her as Taokaka from the videogame Blazblue.
Everyone loves the Robot Chicken, even when he’s accidentally slicing people’s faces apart.
This is Doctor Rockso. He does cocaine.
Carl was there to promot the Adult Swim Fun House, but he didn’t look nearly sweaty enough.
It was good to see Frylock, but I really wanted to see Meatwad.
Cosplayers even go out in their outfits during Comic Con, here’s Duff Man at a real bar.
Nothing like a little bit of Lady Brannigan.
Think of the Inspector Gadget theme song…now stop thinking about it. You can’t, right?
It was nice to see Inuyasha in attendance this year.
This little girl was super proud of her Naruto tailed beast costume, and she had every right to be -it was awesome!
More like Teenage Mutant Cutie Turtles, amirite?
This Transformers gal was cool, but the Krang costume was just plain awesome.
Here’s a close up of Krang. He even smiled for the picture…well, as best as Krang can smile.
There are always plenty of Little Mermaid costumes, but never any with her fancy dress.
This group of Disney princesses even came with their own princes, well…two of them at least, one girl is going to get left out.
While girls always love playing as princesses, guys don’t tend to go as Disney princes, but they do seem to love being Flynn Rider from Tangled and this couple was particularly cute in the role.
Of course, steampunk Captain Hook is always a fun, cool choice as well.
Some of Tinkerbelle’s friends even popped in for a visit.
Who doesn’t love Vanellope Von Schweetz, especially when you can enjoy her in her casual and formal wear?
Sally looked particularly impressive with those great 3D stitches on her face.
Best G.I. Joe group cosplay ever. In fact, there were more in their group that just didn’t get into the picture.
Let’s face it, real adventurers would wear much more casual clothes…like the ones these guys have on.
There were tons of Adventure Time cosplayers, but this one had the best Princess Bubblegum dress around.
Here’s a very young Princess Bubblegum out looking for her Finn in shining armor.
Awesomeo was in attendance, but I couldn’t see Butters anywhere.
Here’s the only good Avatar: the Last Airbender kind.
Thanks Meru and Irving for pointing out that these two are Toph, dressed in fire Nation clothes, and Princess Yue of the Northern Water Tribe -both from Avatar.
Thank you DMJ and Teeni for recognizing that this is Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Arthur was ready to help fight crime, but there was none to be seen.
Lana Kane here was worried people wouldn’t recognize her without her gun…as if that were the case.
There were a few Archer costumes at the convention this year, but Krieger and Cheryl Tunt, complete with red marks on her neck, were my favorite.
Archer’s Pam, complete with dolphin puppet.
While most people probably just thought this was a guy in a track suit with a hot Communist girl, any Archer fan would immediately recognize Barry Dylan and Katya Kazanova.
Thanks Chibi1120 for recognizing that this is Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler in his drag outfit.
This guy was out on the floor to help promote his booth, Better Than Pants. They were selling tees that said “If you’re happy and you know it clap your…oh” with a picture of the short-armed t-rex.
Even local restaurants got into the cosplay scene. Funky Garcia’s put out this Funky Garcia character to help promote their restaurant.
This gal and her plastic bag dog creature are characters from Aliens in LA, which was promoting its wares at the convention.
Here is another of the wonderfully odd Aliens in LA characters.
This demon costume was seriously bad ass. I’m pretty sure he was just an awesome looking demon, but if he’s from something specific, please let me know.
These cute little Lolita girls were huge fans of the Hello Kitty shop in the Petco Park parking lot.
I think she was going as the Last Unicorn, but I simply loved her dress and mask.
If you aren’t sure what this costume is, that’s because this guy made it up. He is pizza ghost, the ghost of pizza that has been eaten.
It looks like Pedobear is finally starting to enjoy the company of adults -I spotted him at a bar this year. Or, maybe he’s just trying to get booze for his teenage girlfriend.
There are always Ren Fair recruiters upstairs, so I can’t tell you if these
medieval peasants vikings (thanks guys) are part of that or if they just wanted to dress up like this for fun. And thank you Sarah and Andinell for letting me know they are part of the Society for Creative Anachronisms.
Do you think Super Jack could take over the Hamburglar? I like to think the Hamburglar would win, but that’s mostly out of nostalgia.
This Edwardian mother and daughter were quite the fancy family. And thank you Nichole for pointing out that the daughter was playing the little girl from Interview With A Vampire.
Victorian vampire is a great costume for those who love historical costumery, but want a touch of fantasy too.
Elizabeth the First at Comic Con 2013? Why not? If the Doctor can travel through time, surely the queen of England can.
Who says you need a costume when your wife makes awesome hats like this one?
This guy has become a regular at the convention, always covered in different crazy body paints.
Who wouldn’t love an adorable bear girl like this?
This delightful weirdo is at the convention every year, sometimes with a massive knife and always running around acting crazy.
You could actually buy this Workaholics coat from the booth behind her.
This delightfully budget costume is known as the Coors Knight.
This adorable lolita girl found all kinds of fun stuff at the Hello Kitty pop up shop.
This lovely clown girl was from the always odd but always fantastic Bizarro Au Go Go booth.
If you couldn’t tell from the sign, these two are also from Bizarro Au Go Go.
For some reason, I really want the Jesus and the Baronness to be friends.
The one on the right is Cercei from Game of Thrones, and thanks to Bridget, I also know the other girl is Izabel from Brian K. Vaughn’s comic “Saga.”
It would be a brilliant Mad Men episode that let the Joker just stroll on scene and carve up Betty Draper’s face.
I know the girl on the right is The Doctor, and thank you to That Guy for identifying Bastila Shan form Knights of the Old Republic on the left.
Obviously the gent on the left is sportting a ghetto Shredder costume, and thanks to Ashley for identifying Chandra, a planeswalker from Magic The Gathering.
The dog and cat were there helping to promote Petco’s new line of Star Wars product and the soldier is one of the Spartans from 300. Certainly an odd group, but they’d be fun to party with.
A freaky-looking minion with female Loki.
Batman with a girl promoting TNT’s Falling Skies.
Bane with Max Rebo of Jabba’s house band.
Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and a Blade Runner android work surprisingly well together.
Slave Princess Leia and Rorschach together at last.
An Aliens in LA character with Batman.
I recognize Russell Crowe from South Park and Cat Woman, but thanks Meru for pointing out that the other one is Officer Jenny from Pokemon.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see a Frankenweenie/Zelda crossover.
Awesome ninja, but what is he from?
This demon thing being created by the makeup school was awesome, I just don’t know if it was from something specific or not.
This was one of the most mind-bafflingly weird costumes at the convention.
This guy on stilts was amazing, but I don’t know what his costume was.
For some reason, this soldier and Victorian woman look very familiar to me. Do you actally recognize them?
Hawkgirl is obviously the one on the right, but who is the dog?
Obviously the two in the middle are Game of Thrones characters, and Amanda Miller recognized the one on the right as Riddick from the Chronicles of Riddick, but who is the one on the left?
I dig this guy’s weird rabbit costume, but is he from anything specific? Victoria might be right that he’s the March Hare. It does sound about right.
I totally love that he posed with Sponge Bob, but I have no idea what his costume is.
While they may not look like it, I’m pretty sure their costumes are from the same source.
This guy had a cool, creepy witch doctor thing going on, but I certainly didn’t recognize him.
It’s possible this awesome demon was just a generic awesome demon, but since he was headed to the Capcom booth, I’m inclined to thing he is from some kind of video game.
Dear Miss Big Bad Wolf, what is your costume from?
The gent on the left seems to be from Assassin’s Creed, but I’m not sure about the one on the right. It was wonderful hearing him read from a trashy romance novel though.
Once again, if you recognize any of the costumes from the unknown costumes category, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!Advertisement
Who doesn’t like sexy cosplayers dolling it up for the camera? Here are over 50 of the hottest babes the convention had to offer, and if you still can’t get enough, check out my gallery from 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008, and if you are here to enjoy costumes, don’t miss this massive gallery featuring over 200 costumes from this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
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. This Venellope Von Schweets costume (thank you Ciara) reminds me of a tasty cupcake. 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.
Robot cowboys are always pretty awesome. This guy is from the Aquabats Super Show -thanks Rhian!
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? The middle character is a Moogle, Katara from Avatar the Last Airbender is on the left (thanks Kaye), and the girl on the right is Lulu from Final Fantasy X -thank you plusone78! 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.
I know the girl in the corset is Wic from The Devil’s Carnival (thanks Bryan) and she doesn’t belong with the other three,
but I still have no idea who any of them are but the group still looks great together. The three other gals are from Homestuck, the two on the left are trolls, but even Chris doesn’t recognize the last one. Thanks Kendra for explaining these all. She explains:
Hi! I’m the wick cosplayer, and I can say that my friend on the right is Definitely the Condesce (how it is spelled) with her Betty Crocker make-up falling off. The troll on the far left is Equius, and the troll next to her is (from what I can remember) either Meenah or Feferi.
Have some idea who these characters are? I’d love to know so I can better organize them! The Minnie ears were just for fun, but I can’t tell you who she’s playing. Thatmagnificentbastard identified Zarana, Destro, Serpentor, and Baroness. Can anyone else identify the last guy?
As always, if you recognize some of the unknown costumes, leave a comment so I can properly identify them! Samas Aran
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.