In May of 2014, I wore my first costume to a convention. It was a simple Doctor Krieger from Archer. Stepping into the shoes of a character I liked just seemed like a fun way to spend the weekend. Instead, it turned into an exploration of what it means to be confident.
One of the biggest takeaways from the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer is that the crew of the Enterprise is in trouble. That’s because of Krall, a brand new villain played by Idris Elba, who has quite the bone to pick with the Federation.
Movie spacesuits almost always look better than their real world counterparts. That’s probably why SpaceX has tapped legendary costume designer Jose Fernandez to develop their own in-house spacesuits.
Superman is in for some pretty major changes in DC’s Rebirth event—and with all those changes, he’s getting a new supersuit. Appropriately, given the circumstances Kal-El finds himself in, it does a grand job blending classic the Superman design with the current suit. It’s certainly better than a t-shirt and pants!
The X-Men films have largely tried to keep away from the X-uniforms of the comics, the closest being the yellow-and-blue suits of First Class. But director Bryan Singer has been teasing that Apocalypse might embrace the comics’ costume designs for a while, and now we finally have some evidence.
Zoe Saldana shared a photo of herself doing reshoots for Star Trek: Beyond and, in doing so, gave us the closest look at the new Starfleet uniforms. They have improved tremendously.
Okay, so you’ve watched the Civil War trailer a bunch of times to see that Spider-Man shot. You’ve probably seen it in all its animated-gif glory in our trailer breakdown, too. But Disney and Marvel have released a high-resolution picture of Peter Parker’s grand debut in the Marvel Cinematic universe to give us all an…
Matt Murdock isn’t the only one getting an outfit upgrade when Daredevil season two drops next week. While we’ve seen both of DD’s new friends and foes in their civilian gear before, we finally have our first look at the Punisher with his trademark skull shirt and Elektra in her upgraded ninja outfit.
The internet has some dark corners, there’s no denying that. But how could humanity ever carry on without a tool that lets us share a brilliant video of a man in an inflatable T-rex costume riding a horse kicking a giant soccer ball? Lets make sure we never do anything to endanger the world wide web, because how else…
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.