I saw some great work at London Comic Con today, and if I took your photo you can find it in my Picasa album here.
If I took your picture and you’re not featured here, don’t despair! check back later in the week to see if I mention you on Monday ;-).
This post is dedicated to the cardboard warriors! Those brave souls who slave over an old ikea box with nothing more than an inkjet printer, a glue gun, some paint, and a rocking sense of humour to create the costume of their dreams:
Yea, that’s what I’m talking about! Think outside the box cosplayers, embrace the cardboard… or embrace the cardboard and step inside the box… meet Rubiks girl:
I just wanted to cuddle this cube-shaped-lady… to dress like something that’s not-at-all the shape of a person takes some work… well done!… here’s another cuboid wonder:
I asked him how easy it was to store a costume like that… he said he’d actually had to chop it in half to fit it in his car and then re-assemble it at the venue that morning… that takes dedication (and perhaps some duct tape).
Want all the pointy edges of a cube, but the maneuverability of a more anthropomorphic character… I got just the thing… try this:
Yup, a God among cardboard men, right?
“but I haven’t bought any furniture recently, the only cardboard box I’ve got is this one from my new kettle… ” – I’ve got the costume for you!
(there were, like, a billion creepers, but this was my favourite minecraft costume :-) )
When you’re ready to move on from cardboard boxes, you can foray into the mysterious world of papier mache and construct something beautiful like this:
He’s an Ice Lord, from 1970’s Pertwee Dr Who … I completely didn’t know that either… but the husbot educated me :-) he got very excited about this costume!..
But these are my favourite cardboard virtuosos from today. Throwing aside all considerations of practicality and the shape of a human being, this pac man duo are awesome on so many levels:
When I asked to take this photo the ‘ghost’ looked at me and asked “red or blue?!”… I was so confused… I just shouted back (we were in a crowd of people, not conducive to great photo-taking) “err, red!” … but of course… the ghost was double sided!
excellent costuming people, well done!
Don’t forget to keep checking back for more of my favourite costumes from the Con!
Were YOU at the Con too? you can use the Submit a Geekcraft link to show us your costume!