In this edition of “And What the Hell are You Doing with your Life?”, we have Jackson Laverman from Billings, Montana, a 16 year old who decided to build his very own Iron Man suit. Red Futon Films, a production company, films the 16 year old’s journey from conception to final product and shows Jackson giving a kid outside of a movie theater the greatest moment of his life.
Welcome to the awesome world of design and cosplay, Jackson. Hopefully this turns into a passion-filled career for you. And good for you for doing all that amazing charity work as well.
This f*cking guy. This guy right here. Tony Harris, an award winning comic book artist, said this in a Facebook status:
So, according to Harris (and this is the TL;DR version), women at Cons should have to take some sort of test to prove that they deserve to be there. And that, if you’re cosplaying, you probably are skinny (or think you are) with mediocre boobs that men only find attractive because they’ve never seen boobs IRL.
This is the most mindless drivel that I have ever read. Not only that, this is insulting. Buzzfeed actually has a pretty good breakdown of what Harris said vs what he actually meant, but the gist of it is that unless you are uber hot and actually read comics (ie, you’ll need to know the details to every single damn comic book ever to prove your worthiness), then you don’t belong at Cons because you are merely fodder for the hordes of virgins’ masturbatory fantasies. Because you have low self esteem and need the approval of virgins. You should be ashamed of yourself, women. And it’s not at all like the men there aren’t sexually harassing you every chance they get, even if you are one of the “legitimate” cosplayers. Let’s not forget about Mandy Caruso, the cosplayer who was sexually harrassed by an interviewer at the NYCC.
Also, sidenote, how the f*ck are women supposed to cosplay without being half-naked when most of the characters who are women that are in comic books are HALF-NAKED? Maybe if artists like Tony Harris decided to appropriately clothe their characters, he wouldn’t have to deal with all that unattractive female skin flopping around, apparently ruining his life.
Seriously. Somebody throw a bucket of slop on Tony Harris the next time they meet him at a Con. I hear that pigs like slop.
The first is a working replica of an Iron Man suit from Stealth Cosplay. It’s a pretty amazing process that Stealth has documented for the past month and now you can watch it in its completion. From the working face mask to the shoulder mounted machine gun, the entire costume looks so realistic. As does the goatee underneath.
And on a lighter note…WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN! Spotted in Brisbane.
SneakyZebra does it again with this masterfully edited video of some of the best cosplay from the London Comic Con. Previously, they did the heartwarming “I Just Want to be a Superhero” which helped raise donations for the UK Make-a-Wish Foundation.
As a bonus video, they also captured a marriage proposal happening at the expo. True love is always better with a little nerd factor attached to it.
Okay, so while you may not be staring into the hunky, dreamy eyes of Chris Hemsworth right now (my apologies, ladies), there is something so awesome and cute about a little girl that wants to dress up as Thor for Halloween. Three year old Ava, along with her three other siblings, will be dressing up as The Avengers and with that blonde flowing hair, it’s no wonder she gets to be Thor.
Ava, you are ADORABLE. Also, I kind of wish Thor would have worn a tutu now.