Lela Gwenn had a dream: cosplay as some of her favorite heroes, and then get tied up and photographed by Sandman Slim author Richard Kadrey. The model and writer raised over $4000 on Kickstarter to make it happen, and here's your first look at the results, exclusively on io9.
Classic science fiction is full of weird imagery and tropes — including the trope of the woman inside the glass tube or case, which The Fifth Element played with a fair bit. And there's a whole blog devoted to "Sci-Fi Women in Tubes." Check out some of the weird and titillating tube art below.
Fair warning: Potentially unsettling images after the jump. Then again, you're reading a post about necrophilia; what did you expect? No judgement. Just saying.
When does superhero cosplay slide over into becoming fetishwear? When it gets too shiny. And too kinky.
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We've been huge fans of Richard Kadrey's writing ever since we read his seminal cyberpunk novel Metrophage, and we've been lucky enough to hear him read several times from his stories of the bizarre sex lives of mutant assassins. So we were thrilled when we found out he also creates gorgeous, disturbing fetish art…
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