Sunday, February 22, 2015

Closet Cosplay Challege - Results

 
First of all, you guys rock. Thanks so much to everyone who sent challenges! For a couple of these I borrowed something from a family member, made little things out of construction paper, or had actually already made something for a character, but otherwise this is stuff out of my closet. And sorry in advance for the quality of the pictures! I alternated between an iPod and digital camera, both with ups and downs.

Speaking of things I already made for characters - Shaak Ti suggested Elizabeth Swan, who I actually dressed as for Halloween years ago, so I had something okay for this:

accidental cosplaying in front of picture of actual character (right middle)

Shena had a few challenges- first an undercover Jedi (thought it was cool how this was open to interpretation, which I may have had a bit too much fun with) (I am wearing my Jedi tunic, it's just hard to see!):

cover

deep cover

deep deep cover
Sherlock Holmes:

I take the precaution of a good coat and a short friend




Rose Tyler (I went with her outfit from The End of the World, since I already made a shirt to look like hers):

we're in the year 5 billion! but first let me take a selfie.

Mary Margaret:

she makes me want to cut my hair and completely change my style

And Eowyn (was able to sort of pull off her costume from Dunharrow):

might be my new favorite costume of hers


Faith suggested two disney princess - Belle (who I'd love to cosplay for real now):

far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise...

And Cinderella:

learned my face doesn't like to cooperate for princesses so better to close eyes...





Zenta said Professor Layton (thank you bro for the shirt. and jacket. and hat.):

every puzzle has an answer




And Miles Edgeworth:

now then, if the defense is quite done embarrassing itself...






And last but not least Misty who, after I specifically said Smaug would be tricky, suggested I do said dragon. But just for you, my dear friend:





Benedict doing the motion capture for Smaug!


Mwahahaha! (I only laugh because I fail at doing a scary face)

And that's it! Again, thanks so much for the challenges, this was a ton of fun to do! Have a great week, keep calm, and cosplay motion capture versions of characters that are too hard.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Closet Cosplay Challenge + My Face


not this closet or face
Hey all! So this is something I've wanted to do for a while, and finally taking the plunge - a closet cosplay challenge!

So this is me:
I think it's apparent that I need to rethink my life a little bit.

And I'm asking you all to please comment with a character for me to attempt to cosplay with things I already have (or commandeer from a family member). These will be far from perfect, and I'm probably not going to attempt makeup or anything extravagant, but at least give my best impression of the character. And I'm fine with pretty much anything, even someone I don't know - girls, guys, wizards, whatever (though Smaug might be a *bit* tricky).

Current plan is to take challenges for a week (until Feb 15) and work on them the next week, hopefully finishing by the 22nd. Late challenges are fine, just can't guarantee them! And suggesting more than one is fine too, since I'm not expecting a lot of comments.

It would be awesome if anyone else wanted to do the challenge as well! If you make a post with whatever rules you want (and pictures without your face work just as well), please leave a link in the comments so we can all do this together!