If you’re a stickler for details and accuracy, don’t assume that making your own cosplay props and costumes is cheaper than buying a replica. Often it can cost thousands of dollars to get it right, so Hasbro and Marvel are teaming up on a line of detailed role play accessories that will make accurate cosplay slightly…
Halloween is just days away, but some people have spent months working on their costumes. And the results are absolutely worthwhile. Behold the most original, the most creative and the most eye-popping DIY costumes on the internet.
We’ve got comic characters in new time periods, hobbits, and generations of Nazi-fighting archeologists. Come on into the io9 Halloween Costume Show and shows us your best!
Part of any huge film premiere these days includes people showing up in costume—and The Force Awakens is going to be no exception, as Jedi, Sith, Stormtroopers and Smugglers take to the streets on December 18th. But new regulations from theaters might mean cosplaying as certain iconic characters may not be allowed.
Everybody is stepping up their Halloween costume game... everyone except you, that is. You’re busy, you’ve got a life, and somehow, it’s five days before Halloween and you’re wondering if you should just buy a tacky store-brought costume. Don’t panic! Here’s our ultimate list of last-minute costume ideas!
We’ve got puns, crossovers, and genderswap–all in this week’s edition of the io9 Halloween Costume Show! Come on in and add yours.
One of the most distinctive masks worn during the Carnival of Venice is “Il Medico della Peste,” or “The Plague Doctor.” But the distinctive bone-white mask and black clothing was actually the 17th century equivalent of a biocontainment suit. Albeit one based on very shaky science.
We’ve got Starfleet, Star-Lord, and Star Wars! Plus costume stars of all stripes on io9’s Halloween Costume Show! Come on in and add to the madness.
Halloween is the one time of year that most people actually cosplay. But making your own costume from scratch is actually a lot of work. So there’s a whole industry dedicated to making costumes for you... with mixed results. Here are the trashiest and most WTF costumes for 2015.
We’re pretty obsessed with the costumes from Star Trek, both the original series and the later iterations. After all, Trek has a long and proud record of pushing the fashion envelope, from its military pajamas to its alien lingerie. Here’s a look inside a stunning new book about Star Trek’s greatest costumes.
Like winter, Halloween is coming, and that means that it’s already time to start showing off your costumes. Because the io9 Halloween Costume Show kicks off right now!
Prop builders have created some awesome costumes in the recent past, but this might be one of the coolest: a life-sized Hulkbuster.
At this point, Disney includes a shocking number of your most favorite stories and characters—so it’s not surprising that Disney’s D23 fan event included some mind-boggling cosplay. Including Squirrel Girl, Mary Poppins, Princess Leia, and much, much more. Here’s the rest of our favorite D23 cosplay!
This weekend is D23, a huge celebration of all things Disney. Which now includes Star Wars and Marvel, thanks to the mighty age of corporate mega-mergers. So not surprisingly, the costumes at D23 are pretty damn stunning.
Issue 3 of Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg and Josh Hood’s excellent comic series We Can Never Go Home featured a scene where the female hero Madison tried on a bunch of famous superhero costumes to disguise herself—some better than others. One big change for the reprint this week? More outfits for Madison to mock.
Between prom dresses and bridesmaids dresses, we’ve seen a lot of really terrible gowns lately. What is Jessica McClintock doing to us? But it’s worse than you know—there’s a lot of weird science that goes into tacky formal dresses. You know about the engineering marvels of the Curiosity Rover, but here’s the truth…
Forget Harrison Ford! We know who the real stars at Comic-Con are: the cosplayers. Every year, they show up and rock our worlds with their incredible creativity, design skills and deep appreciation for fan lore. Here’s a video roundup of the absolute best cosplay we saw at SDCC 2015.
DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe!