Cosplay Adventures with Superior Spider-Man

Cosplay Adventures with Superior Spider-Man

“Farewell, Peter Parker. Know this, I will carry on in your name. You may be leaving this world, but you are not leaving it to a villain. I swear. I will be Spider-Man. Better yet, with my unparalleled genius—and my boundless ambition—I’ll be a better Spider-Man than you ever were. From this day forth, I shall become…The Superior Spider-Man!” The Superior Spider-Man Those who follow my Facebook or Instagram pages know I’m a dedicated Spider-Man cosplayer. It started with buying the black suit to celebrate completing Les Mills Combat, then…

Cosplay Tutorial: Simple Spider-Man Web Shooters

Cosplay Tutorial: Simple Spider-Man Web Shooters

Between the Spider-Verse comic crossover and the webhead’s triumphant homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man character cosplays are all the rage at comic conventions lately (like my friends the Web-Warriors). It’s easy to see why, there are plenty of webslingers to choose from and they’re not difficult to procure and wear. A decent Spidey/Silk/Gwen suit costs less than $100. Every spider needs a pair of web shooters though, and today I’m going to show you how to make a cheap and easy pair in just a few hours. On…

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 4: Great Power, Great Etiquette

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 4: Great Power, Great Etiquette

Note: This is the fourth entry in a four-part series about entering the world of charity cosplay. Check out part one, part two, and part three! You’ve chosen your character, you’ve assembled your costume, you’ve joined a crew of fellow costumed Samaritans to volunteer with. Now comes the exciting but sometimes scary part: diving into character to brighten the day of a child less fortunate. It’s intimidating as you suit up for your first hospital visit or charity benefit, I won’t lie. Once you cross that first hurdle though, you’ll find a heartwarming experience…

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 3: Heroes Unite

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 3: Heroes Unite

Note: This is the third entry in a four-part series about entering the world of charity cosplay. Check out part one, part two, and part four! You picked your character. You acquired their costume. You’re well on your way to being a superhero for someone less fortunate. But what is just one hero though? If the Avengers, Justice League, and the X-Men taught us anything, it’s that a group of heroes can accomplish much more than any solo underoos crusader. Route 29 Batman rides solo, but it’s always more fun with friends. You’re probably…

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 2: Suit Up

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 2: Suit Up

Note: This is the second entry in a four-part series about entering the world of charity cosplay. Check out part one, part three, and part four! Last week, I detailed the first step in entering the world of charity cosplay: Choosing your character(s). It’s an important decision, because you need the right ‘fit’ to best portray a child’s hero. The thought and research spent picking a hero (or villain) was the easy part, though. If you don’t have your chosen costume already, there is much time and money to be spent ahead. I…

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 1: Choose Your Hero

The Newbie’s Guide to Charity Cosplay, Part 1: Choose Your Hero

Note: This is the first entry in a four-part series about entering the world of charity cosplay. Check out part one, part two, part three, and part four! Children love their heroes. Think back to your childhood (or now!) and how your favorite superhero or hero from another inspired you. One of the most thrilling experiences is ‘meeting’ that hero. Just look at stories of Hollywood actors visiting children in hospitals in character, like Chris Evans (Captain America) or Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow). But, what if I told you that you don’t have to be…

Doctor Strange: Four Ways to Conjure a New Door When Another Closes

Doctor Strange: Four Ways to Conjure a New Door When Another Closes

Man, Doctor Strange was just magical, wasn’t it? The fans and critics agree. I’d give you my own review, but pieces of my brain are still floating around in an alternate dimension. It simultaneously accomplishes molding a mystical world to fit the aesthetic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, adds a whole new dimension to said universe (literally), and manages to be a damn entertaining adventure to boot. Since I’m talking about it here though, there are some motivational lessons to be found in it too. Doctor Stephen Strange, in both the…

Cosplay Adventures with Venom

Cosplay Adventures with Venom

Time for another cosplay post! This time, our subject is everyone’s favorite salivating symbiotic scoundrel: Venom, debuted at Animazement 2016. It was a very different process from my previous endeavor with Cubone, but the unique challenges were fun nonetheless. It involved a lot of hot glue and the stench of liquid latex, but I’m quite pleased with the result. Inspiration I’ve always been a fan of Venom, ever since first seeing him in Spider-Man: The Animated Series and always choosing him at my local pizza joint’s Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet….

An Ode to Vegetable Oil

An Ode to Vegetable Oil

My fellow cosplayers, let me tell you a story of happiness, heartbreak, dread, redemption, and household cooking products: The day vegetable oil saved my favorite cosplay. I arrived home last night to see my Civil War Spider-Man had arrived, two days early in fact!. I tried it on, it fit perfectly, I selfie’d it up, thrilled to wear it at Animazement. When I’d had my fun, I put it on a hanger and took it up stairs to safely store in my closet. I open the door, and I see…

The Avengers Ideal (No Civil War Spoilers)

The Avengers Ideal (No Civil War Spoilers)

It goes without saying that Captain America: Civil War hype has reached a fever pitch. Television spots play at every commercial break. The #CivilWar hashtag buzzes across Twitter. The advance reviews are in, and like a complete reversal of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it boasts near-universal acclaim (98% as of this writing). Box office records are predicted to be broken. Hell, the trailer alone boasted a record 100 million views within 24 hours of uploading. So far ee have enjoyed two team up films, but now the Avengers are…