The Great Fairy from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time!
I quite like this photo; this cosplayer was also dressed as Crimson Viper the day before (I’ll have to post that ASAP), and she did a great job with this ensemble, despite me not twigging what it was until she reminded me! (I’d clocked OoT at least twice, you’d think I’d recognize it!)
However, the one true bum note I had at Supanova all weekend came right before I took this; a trio of Doctor Who cosplayers (all as the Tenth Doctor, oddly enough) ran up behind me - whilst I was talking to her - and shouted “HEY CAN WE GET OUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH YOU?”
This pissed me off, and I let them know it; I just simply said “Excuse me…you could have waited until I was finished, guys.” My tone of voice indicated I was in mood to be messed with; they very quickly took their picture and slunk off, muttering apologies all the while.
This happened a fair bit over the weekend; I’d be taking a picture whilst someone would literally creep up behind me and snap something on their bloody smartphone without so much as a please or thank you in the cosplayer’s direction. What happened to common courtesy? Or am I just old-fashioned in that respect?
Snapped at my local JB Hi-Fi a couple of weeks ago.
It’s the little smiley face that makes it.
Jenna-Louise Coleman photographed by Helen McArdle. Evening Standard magazine, 22.02.13
(For the record, I’m not enthused about the “sexing up the TARDIS” strapline, but it is a nice cover shot.)
Barbara Palvin photographed by Jacques Olivar for Marie Claire Italia, April 2013.
Coming soon from Pixar - Underbelly: Andy’s Room. (Taken at my local Target on the weekend.)
Such was the relaxed atmosphere of (Armageddon Expo) – compared to Oz Comic-Con’s organisational disaster – [it] felt less like an assault on one’s senses and more like a leisurely stroll through an art gallery, only some of the exhibits happened to be moving; such was the quality of cosplay on display.
Our report on Armageddon Expo Melbourne is now live, which includes highlights from Yaya Han’s Q&A!
Also including: funny anecdotes involving myself and Iron Man artist Bob Layton, along with memories of Karl Urban’s Q&A as well. (Admittedly somewhat delayed due to Life! getting in the way; I thank Liz for her patience.)
Oh, and the photos are mine too, just FYI.
My fellow Top Geek finalist Sandi as FBI Agent Dana Scully (as per The X-Files: Fight The Future) at Oz Comic-Con. Sandi is a bonafide true-blue fan of the aforementioned show, and knows more about it than I could ever hope to. (She’s even met Gillian Anderson!) This is why I get PO’ed when Tony effing Harris shoots his mouth off about cosplayers not being “real fans” - if only he knew the effort cosplayers put into what they wear, for the sake of screen accuracy!
Yaya Han as Catwoman, taken by yours truly at Armageddon Expo Melbourne a few weeks ago.
Let me state for the record that Yaya was truly excellent to converse with, a most gracious guest (considering that her luggage was misplaced and the only case she had was, ironically enough, the one with her costumes inside!), and honestly knows her stuff inside and out. Cosplayers are true fans, and I dare any uppity comic book artist to say different.
Semi-reblogging myself to add a GPOY:
Yeah, I was pretty rapt.
Alison as a Ranger from Babylon 5, taken at Melgeddon weekend before last. Truly excellent to meet her properly, and then have her say nice things about my blog(s)…honestly, I had the ^_^ expression on my dial. Quite happy with how this photo turned out, too.