Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Panda!

Sending a Happy Birthday! to the one and only Panda Valentine.
Card Trick

Zantanna: Panda Valentine
Photomanipulations: Me

10 questions with Kasuzame Yuu

KasuIt's that time again.  I found a lovely cosplayer who wanted to share her thoughts with you, my wonderful readers.  Today, the focus is on the lovely and talented Kasuzame Yuu.  Enjoy!

1. Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Julia. I'm from central Russia. My cosplay name is Kasuzame (sometimes Kasuzame Yuu). Friends call me just Kasu.

2. How did you discover cosplay?

I was fond of anime for some time. So I found out cosplay for myself.

Mystyque stance3. I really love your Mystique cosplay.
What made you choose her?

Mystique was my favorite X-Men character when I was a child.

She also has quite interesting appearance,does she not?

4. Have you cosplayed other comic characters?

Actually no. Only Mystique and fem-version of Azazel.
5. What other genres do you cosplay?

I have anime, manga, game and original cosplays. But I'd like to make more game cosplay in the nearest future.

6. Do you go to conventions to show off your cosplay or do you do photo shoots only?

SaekoYeah. I participate in conventions with my cosband.

7. Do you do other modeling besides cosplay?

I can tell that this is just a hobby, it has no commercial basis, but I do some modeling for professional sets with some body paint, face paint and so on.

8. What are your plans for the future?

I'm going to do Nina Williams from Tekken, both versions of Ash Crimson (KOF), Finn from Andventure Time, Kaworu Nagisa's plugsuit (Evangeion). That is all plans for now.

9. Where can my readers see more examples of your work?


Hmm, may be social sites., for example.

10. If you had to pick one cosplay, which one is your favorite?

My first cosplay is my favourite. It's Itoshiki Nozomu from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. I'd like to redo him.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rikku set by Noel

Boy you guys and gals are in for a treat! 
I have a new preview set from the lovely and talented Noel Cypress. 
This time she is cosplaying as Rikku from the wonderful world of Final Fantasy 10.
If you like what you see, be sure to click on the link below and subscribe to her site to see more. (NSFW)
Rikku 3


Rikku 2

Rikku 4

Friday, March 16, 2012

More Avengers Posters

So, Marvel released some more posters today and I promised I would post them as soon as I could.

the Avengers


the incredible Hulk & Hawkeye

Cosplay of the Day

The lovely Taffeta Darling as Morrigan.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Latest Avengers Poster

As promised, I would post the new posters from the Avengers film as they come out.
Today we are treated with the Black Widow & Thor poster.
Black Widow and Thor

Oh, and Happy Thorsday!  Better late than never! XD

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the Avengers promo posters

These are the first two Avengers promo posters that Marvel Studios has released. 
When I see more, I'll post them as well.

Captain America and Hawkeye

Nick Fury and Agent Hill

DC Who's Who: Green Arrow

Green Arrow

Cosplay of the Day

Cammy by Bryan Humphrey
Cammy by Bryan Humphrey

Model and Costume: Jennifer Barclay
Location: The Goat Farm in Atlanta, GA
Photo: Bryan Humphrey

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Harley Quinn cosplay by Vicious KwEeN

Through sheer luck and my deviant art account I was able to find another beautiful cosplayer. 
Her name is Vicious KwEeN and she is a very talented as well as amazingly beautiful. 
I hope you enjoy these preview pics from her upcoming Cosplay Deviants (NSFW) set.




Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Interview with Timothy Lim

I have a wonderful treat for you.  I was able to interview the creative mind behind ninjaink, Timothy Lim.  I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I do.

GI Avengers1. Who are you and where are you from?

I’m Timothy Lim, from the Natural State of Arkansas.

2. I just love your style! When did you discover your art style?

That’s a difficult question to answer. I am a self-taught artist, so I spent a lot of my early years just studying artists that I liked and trying to create flawed facsimiles of their style. I’m really amazed when people can blindly spot my art, because it’s something that even I’m unaware of! I continue to study artists that I like, and each time I learn a new trick or technique.

3. By looking at your art, I would say you have read comics so, what is your favorite title?

Believe it or not, I am not currently reading comics regularly. I like comic book heroes and their movies, but it’s a lot of time and money to invest into the books themselves – I pick up trade paperbacks occasionally, but only on a good recommendation. I was a really huge Spider-Man fan in high school, and in a way still am.
the Star Scream

4. What inspired you to do the Star Scream?

I love Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”: it’s probably my favorite painting. I was looking at a small figurine that I have and the thought just came to me one day as I pondered how I could do a Transformers project.

5. Where can my readers see your art?

6. Do you have anything you would like to promote right now?

There’s a couple of important dates, all affiliated with RIPT Apparel

March 5th: “Primetroid”
March 11th: “Che Cobravera”
March 17th: “The Good, the Bad, and the Vicious”
March 21st: “Scientific Progress”

7. What is your favorite project that you have done?

I can’t really say, because I’m in the middle of it! But prior to that, definitely the Calvin and Hobbes project that we did for SuperPunch

8. What are your plans for the future?

Anything positive that comes my way… I’m taking this one day at a time!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

* Attention Noel Cypress fans *

Attention Noel Cypress fans:
Would you like to meet Noel? 
Are you going to the Anime Expo? 
How about a chance to win prizes or get a special bonus from Noel herself at the Expo?
You can even win prizes if you are not going to the Expo.
How can I accomplish this you ask?  All you have to do is go to the link below to find out more.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I am sad to say that today we lost a true master of his craft.  Ralph McQuarrie passed today, 3/3/12, at his home.  Ralph brought the visions of George Lucas to life when he created his masterpieces for Star Wars.  The best way I know to celebrate Ralph's life is by sharing some of his work. 

You will be missed Mr. McQuarrie, may the Force guide you on your next journey.

Luke Hoth

Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch

I just love this image of Scarlet Witch taken from the Avengers Vs X-men storyline.

Justice League: Doom

DoomToday I would like to review the animated film, Doom starring the Justice League from DC Comics.  First of all let me say I am a big fan of the animated movies from DC Comics, but this was not my favorite film that they have released recently.  Don't get me wrong, it was a decent film and the animation as well as voices were astonishing, but when I think of the Legion of Doom I think of Bizarro, Grundy, and Sinestro.  I understand that they were trying to have villains for the team members they showed, but if you are going to have Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern, you need to have Sinestro as his nemesis in the Legion.  I am not a big fan of Cyborg being in the league but it really did fit for the film.  I would have love to seen Aquaman though. 
All in all the film is worth a viewing.I do not want to give the story away so I will not go into detail of the plot.  I will say however, the Green Lantern effects and Bane scenes were great!  I give this film a strong 7 out of 10.  Like I said earlier, it is not my favorite DC animated film, but it is good none the less.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Noel Cypress as Catwoman in "Catnap"

I received a delightful email from the always sexy and talented Noel Cypress today.
She has a new set live on her site titled "Catnap" in which she plays Catwoman.
Here is the story as told to me by Noel herself:
"Ms. Kyle just got away from the cops by running to the old run down train tracks...
will she make it home to enjoy her prize?"





If you like what you see, go ahead and visit her at (NSFW)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Wrath of Darth Maul

I was at a Scholastic Book Fair this morning and as I was browsing the shelves, I felt an evil stare. 
As I turned I saw the stare of Darth Maul beckoning me to buy the book. 
Did he use the force to change my will? 
Nah, I just wanted the book.
Check out the cover art.


The novel is called The Wrath of Darth Maul and it is written by Ryder Windham