Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.
In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
This week we’ve been looking at some quintessential costume designs decade-by-decade --- so inevitably we're finishing out the week with the 2000s. Today's polls may feature five relatively recent designs, but many of them pay tribute to characters and costumes that came before, from Superman to Martian Manhunter. So do these looks mark the pinnacle of costume design, or contemporary fashion faux pas?
Costume design is one of the great strengths of the superhero genre, a way to establish distinctive visual shorthand for a character and reveal key details about concept, purpose, and personality. But which is the best superhero costume of all time? This month, we're asking you to decide, by voting up your favorites and voting down the rest. When we have your votes, we'll compile a list of the greatest super-costumes of all time.
This week we're looking at some quintessential costume designs decade-by-decade, starting with five costumes from the 1960s; the era of the Jean Grey mini dress and the Creeper's flowing mane. These costumes are products of their time, but are they dated, or are they classic?
Not a lot has been revealed about Jamie Reyes' upcoming adventures in the "New 52" kicking off September 21 in Blue Beetle #1, but it's pretty clear themes of family, friendship and using sinister alien tech for good will still be strong components of the new status quo...
If there's one thing comic book readers like to do, it's talk about what they'd do if they were in charge, and I'm not going to lie to you, folks: We here at ComicsAlliance are no exception. Sure, we try to keep it to ourselves, but with DC slowly rolling out their new titles for September's line-wide relaunch, we can't help but speculate.
Admittedly, they've covered a their bases pretty well with genre-bending super-hero horror titles like Swamp Thing and the hilariously named Justice League Almond Dark, perennial second-stringers like Hawk & Dove and Hawkman, and even sparkly Twilight nonsense with the return of I, Vampire, but there's still plenty room for more. That's why today, I'm stepping in to play Armchair Editor with nine comics I'd like to see from DC's relaunch!
Love it or hate it, the Smallville TV show has been one of the most popular mass media adaptations of a comic, reaching millions of viewers each week with stories of what Clark Kent's life was like before he became Superman...
The moment Jaime Reyes fans have been waiting for has arrived -- and there's a Booster Gold bonus. On April 22's Geoff Johns-penned "Booster" episode of Smallville, Booster Gold (Eric Martsolf) and Blue Beetle (Jaren Brandt Bartlett) make their small screen debut, and TV Guide has your first look at the duo in costume...
Blue Beetle fans knew a "Blue Beetle" series was coming - they even saw a screen test, still images and a special effects reel footage showcasing Jaime Reyes' transformation from sleeping teen to armored superhero - but now they can see it in full, just as The Reach (or rather, DC Entertainment) intended...
As a huge fan of Jaime Reyes as Blue Beetle who has been mourning the cancellation of his ongoing series for months, I was pretty excited to hear Geoff Johns mention on Twitter that there might be more in store for Jaime, and even more excited when he recently posted stills from a screen test of a live-action Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle on DC's Source blog:
I feel very fortunate to have been a part of Blue Beetle's introduction way back in INFINITE CRISIS...
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