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  1. AdmiralAdama

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    Wanted to share my 'best of' picture wall from ComicCon 2014 - Ottawa, Canada.
    These are costume players (Cosplay). Note the detail and imagine the work involved to reach this level of costuming.
    Enjoy.

    Judge Dredd
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    Steam Punk (my favourite)
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

    X-Wing pilot - STAR WARS
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    Katniss Everdeen - Hunger Games (Catching Fire) costume
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    Character from HALO - video game
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    Character from DIABLO - video game
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    Klingon - STAR TREK - fortunately it was not a good day to die. ;)
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    Local constabulary
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    Bounty Hunter gathering - STAR WARS
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    Wonderful pictures Admiral, thanks for showing them to us.
     
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    Love the photos Admiral!

    So all these people make these costumes?? Wow! Thats quite a feat just sourcing the materials needed for each costume!
     
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    Costuming is quite competitive and there are entire conventions dedicated to it, such as Costume-Con. Members compete for awards on an international basis.
     
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    It's just amazing what people get up to and it looks like a lot of fun to be had too!

    The saying 'different strokes for different folks' sure is true! ;)
     
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    It is. What I find fascinating is how these amateurs fabricate materials to get the exact look as seen on television, movies or graphic literature. The detail is so precise it stands up even in close-up viewing.

    The most challenging part I think is creating costumes that are not only wearable but functional. For instance the couple dressed in Steam Punk.


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    Note the wings being worn by the woman. You can see they are fully mechanical. The man has infused copper and other metal in his clothing and even viewed up close the application is flawless.

    There's a Cosplay Conference in Ottawa this October. I intend to check it out and will report back! :)

    Until then, some recreational reading if you wish.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay

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    Here are a few photos of costumes from the Masquerade at Chicon7 in Chicago in 2012. I posted some of them back in 2012.

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    It's just amazing what people can do when they set their minds to it......it must be so much work involved and it would be very expensive for some of those outfits too.....I'm thinking there must be specialist stores for certain items also.

    I did notice those wings looked functional.....reminds me when my daughter had to create an outfit for one of her university assignments for wearable architecture. It took her a very long time and was so involved and ended up costing quite a bit too. She created a skirt made of wooden slats on the horizontal with little dividers that were all joined to a crank handle on a metal (iron) breast plate....when the crank was turned the skirt lifted up.....it was an amazing outfit.....she won an award for that one! ;)


    So very nice Sci! I wouldn't mind trying on that red number myself! :O

    It must be so much fun when all the work is done and they can just enjoy it!
     
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    Way to go!!!
     
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    Thanks A. A. And Sci, I've always wanted to go to one so these were a treat

    Also, to stay on topic:)



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    Here's a picture I took the next day when all 4 were showing off.
     
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