My Cosplay Bucket List

As you may remember from my post “Confessions of a First Time Cosplayer” I really like cosplaying. Who doesn’t?! But I have to admit, even after my numerous Doctor Who cosplays and my pretty killer femme Spike Spiegel, I still feel like a newb since I didn’t actually make anything from scratch myself. The designs and concepts were my own, but the crafting was not. But after some drinks with Cosplay Queen Darth Rachel and a little pep talk from her, I feel less newby.

I let my lack of craftiness limit me, but I will not let it hold me back any longer! I will try my damndest to create most of these clothes and items by hand. I will probably fail many times, but that’s part of the fun… right?

Either way, here’s my cosplay queue, the characters I want to cosplay badly because they are my faves and they look super freaking cool. Shout out to the homie Leslie IRL for the blog post idea!

 

Space Dandy 

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Space Dandy is ridiculous anime and I love it so much. I’ll genderbend this up with a ’50s style dress or skirt and top to match Dandy’s Greaser look. But this cosplay is actually happening irl at NYCC this year! I have the jacket already, I just need to make shoes. >_<

 

Delirium from Sandman

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Sandman is one of my favorite comic book series of all time. Delirium was definitely one of my favorite of the Endless. I was always excited when she would pop up in the comic. Making the wig for her cosplay will be fun!

 

Gwendolyn from Saga

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I freaked out when I first saw Gwendolyn. Being a black girl who reads comics, I don’t see lots of characters that look like me, so when BVK created bomb-ass Gwendolyn I was beside myself. Just look at her looking all magnificent!

 

Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell 

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The Major is one of my favorite characters ever! She’s a shining example of a strong female character. The Ghost in the Shell series is one of my all time faves as well. I even wrote a 20 page paper in grad school about GITS and post-humanism (see: Cyborgs Exist and Humanity is Doomed for a shorter version). There are so many looks I could go with; but I already know I’m not going to do the one where she doesn’t wear pants.

 

Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan

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Spider is one of my favorite comic book characters. He’s such a lovable bastard! I’m doing a genderbent Spider. I really like genderbending.

 

Leatherface Joker

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I want to cosplay Leatherface Joker so badly. He’s so gorgeously gruesome! I’ll probably genderbend this one too because I just like to do that and it’s fun. I have no idea how I will even do the mask but if there’s a will, there’ s a way!

 

Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time

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Oh my glob! How can you not love LSP?! With this cosplay I’ll probably go the non-lumpy route and wear a over-the-top dress instead, with a big purple wig and of course, the star.

 

Berg Katze from Gatchaman Crowds

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So I actually haven’t finished this anime yet… whoops. BUT I immediately fell in love with Berg Katze and his character design. I MEAN LOOK AT THAT HAIR! He’s fun villain and reminds me of the Joker because you don’t really hate him as much as you probably should.

Girl Gone Geek’s Best of 2013

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Let’s just dive right in, shall we?

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Game of the Year- Pokemon XY

I’m 2 badges away from beating the game because I keep getting distracted by Pokemon-Amie (but like, how can you not?!).

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Comic Book Series of the Year- Saga

What praise is left to say about Saga that hasn’t already been said? Saga is damn near perfect.

Runner up: Nowhere Men

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Comic Book Issue of the Year- Batman #17, Death of the Family Conclusion

The entire Death of the Family arc had me stressed. I was so concerned about Alfred’s wellbeing that I would think about him throughout the day and hope he was okay. Scott Snyder sure can come up with some twisted shit, but I love it!

Runner up: East of West #3

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Comeback of the Year- Sandman Overture          

I really just made this category to gush about Neil Gaiman. Sandman is one of my favorite comic book series of all time, so when I heard that he was making a prequel I practically had to call out of work because of the feels. Then! Then! They said that the J.H. Williams III was going to be the artist and I just about fell out of my seat. JH3 deserves an award alone for his imaginative panels in the first issue.

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Author of the Year- Matt Fraction

This guy! Hawkeye is pure brilliance and I was practically buzzing when I read the debut of Sex Criminals. It’s smart, funny, provocative and included a Lolita reference. What’s not to love?!

Runner up: Scott Snyder

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Artist of the Year- Fiona Staples

The characters in the Saga universe are pretty diverse to put it mildly, so it takes someone pretty amazing to make them all blend together. Fiona Staples does just that in a breathtaking way… Even that giant ogre with the dirty private parts.

Runner up: Nate Bellegarde

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Colorist of the Year- Jordie Bellaire

I am a super fan of Jordie Bellaire. From the clean lines of Nowhere Men to the expressive and painterly art of Pretty Deadly and American Vampire Anthology, Bellaire is a master of color.

Runner up: Fco Plascencia

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Show of the Year- Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad was flawless. I have never been this fully satisfied with a show since The Wire. Every episode, scene and line was carefully calculated and is easily one of the best shows. Ever.

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Film of the Year- Gravity

I don’t know what scared me more, The Conjuring or Gravity. It was intense, beautiful and emotional.

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Episode of the Year- Game of Thrones, The Red Wedding

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Anime Series of the Year- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

I saw someone on tumblr describe Attack on Titan as the anime that uses blood like most anime use cherry blossoms. Its first season was fully equipped with enough “holy shit” moments to probably last you the whole series. It’s a lot of fun.

Runner up: Another

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Anime Film of the Year- Wolf Children

I may, or may not have cried.

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Fandom of the Year- Welcome to Night Vale

Brilliant, eerie and funny! It’s basically Lovecraft without the stick up his ass.

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TV Special of the Year- Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor

Clearly, I just added this category so I could add Doctor Who to my list. The 50th anniversary episode was everything I needed it to be.

New York Comic Con 2013: Adventure Time Panel

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Pendleton Ward, John DiMaggio, Rebecca Sugar, Jeremy Shada, and Kent Osborne

The Adventure Time panel held this past Sunday was moderated by New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff featuring creator and head animator Pendleton Ward (Lump Space Princess), John MiMaggio (Jake), Jeremy Shada (Finn), Rebecca Sugar (writer, storyboard artist, ukulele player) and Kent Osborne (head of story).

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Pendleton Ward (creator)

When asked what he was like as a child, Pen responded by saying he was an idiot that ate a lot of pizza and played Diablo. “As a small chubby nerd, that was my life. Geek life”, Pen added. Although he never imagined he’d be responsible for such a hit, he always knew he wanted to be an animator as a kid. He used to make flip books with post-it notes. Even Jake and Finn started off as doodles in his sketch book. He would just plug-in the personalities of his friends for the characters. When it came time to actually pitch Adventure Time he picked Jake and Finn from his doodles and used the personalities of his two weirdest friends.

During the panel it became clear that D&D plays a major role in Pen’s creativity and the show itself. The cast often plays D&D and uses elements from D&D to help write. When writing for the different characters, Pen compared it to playing D&D. They become the characters, much like D&D, which makes the stories flow naturally. He even cited D&D as the reason for Adventure Time’s continuity. Something not always found in animated shows.

Pen wanted to create a show that he would be inspired by. He used Leonardo as an example of what he didn’t want. In TMNT “Leonardo was such a bummer,” always worried about something. He didn’t want Finn to be a “winey baby” he wanted him to be more like the other turtles.

Part of the magic of Adventure Time is its ability to appeal to fans from the age of 8 to 80. When asked whether they write for a specific demographic, Pen answered that they just write to make themselves laugh, they don’t have a specific demo in mind. John DiMaggio, the voice of Jake, said, “I haven’t’ encountered a show with a more diverse audience.” It was easily the most mathematical panel I attended during the con.

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Jeremy Shada (Finn)

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John DiMaggio (Jake)

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[Photos courtesy of Cartoon Network]

29 Breaking Bad Tattoos

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The Deconstruction of Walter White by Peter Gonzalez  Source Breaking Bad Tattoo 7

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Timeless Tattoo in Glasgow
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“Traditional Portrait” by Paul, Spilled Ink Tattoo Studio, Dublin. Source

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Breaking Bad tattoo by Johnny Flash, a custom tattoo artist at Stigma Tattoo Bar in Orlando, FL. SourceBreaking Bad Tattoo 19

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Filadam Tattoo, Istanbul. SourceBreaking Bad Tattoo 22

Walter White by Matt Hart, a tattoo artist at Inspirations Tattooos in Leeds, U.K. Source

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Gus Fring by Paul Acker, a tattoo artist at Deep Six Tattoo in Philadelphia, PA SourceBreaking Bad Tattoo 30

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Akos Pendragon Tattoo Neuenstein, Germany Source

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Game of Thrones 80/90s Art by Mike Wrobel

If you’re like me, you always wondered what the citizens of Westeros and Essos would look like in the ’80s and ’90s. Alright, I admit, it’s never crossed my mind. But after checking out Mike Wrobel’s renditions of our most loved and hated (Joffery, I’m looking at you) characters, it’s funny how perfect they fit in that era. I wouldn’t mind seeing an episode or two of them in a totally screwed up version of Full House.

Here’s what Wrobel had to say about his series:

What “Game of Thrones” would have looked like if the action had been set in the 80/90s?

What if swords, bows, spears and armors had been replaced with some NES guns, bats and tracksuits?
This is a fun project i ve been recently starting, imagining all the characters fighting for the throne in a 90s grunge/gangsta era.

You can find Mike Wrobel on…

Arya Stark

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Bran Stark

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Brienne of Tarth

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Cersei Lannister

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Daenerys Targaryen

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Jaime Lannisert

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Joffrey Baratheon

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Jon Snow

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Robb Stark

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Sansa Stark

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Tyrion Lannister

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White Walker

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Ygritte

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Sunday Funnies: Bane of Thrones

Totally me.

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‘Adventure Time’ Dress Giveaway from HalloweenCostumes.com

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Have you seen a more mathematical dress before?! I received this Finn tunic from the fine folks over at Halloween Costumes to review and I’m in love. It’s described a tunic tank, but fits more like a dress that you could wear with or without jeans, leggings or tights. What I love most about this is that I can rock my Adventure Time love in a girly way. Shirts are cool of course, (trust me I have tons!) but I love flaunting my obsessions with a dress or skirt. These Adventure Time tunic/dresses are a super cute way to show off your Land of OOO citizenship!

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2 winners will get one of the Adventure Time Tunics!

How to enter: 

  • 1. Follow Girl Gone Geek on: Facebook (/girlgonegeekblog), Twitter (girl_gone_geek) and Instagram (girl_gone_geek) if applicable.
  • 2. Answer the following question in the comments section:
  •      Q: What would you be the princess or prince of if you lived in the Land of OOO?
    • Ex: I’d be the Cat Princess because… cats!
  • Sorry, dresses don’t come with an everything burrito.
  • Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 28th

Contest over, congrats Meg House and Minty Badger!