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Sweet Cosplay You Got There LA Cosplay Con
I had the pleasure of attending The LA Cosplay Convention yesterday at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was a one day event filled with fun panels, great human beings, and some pretty amazing cosplay. I wanted to take a second to share a few favorites with you while I try to remember who everyone was. I met a lot of people. Also, there may have been some drinking.
Weirdly Awesome Publicity Stunt Sees Horror Icons At A Baseball Game
I'll open with this, Japan is amazing. I say that without a spec of irony or sarcasm. Sure, they are a little weird sometimes, but that's what makes them amazing. That awesome weirdness shone bright like a diamond during a publicity stunt for the upcoming movie Sadako vs. Kayako (The Ring and The Grudge, respectively) which showcases two iconic, long-haired, creepy ladies going head to head. Toshio's going to be there, too, I guess. So how do you promote a Freddy vs Jason styled movie with two of Japan's most iconic horror characters? Have Sadako throw the ceremonial first pitch to Kayako at a baseball game, of course. Because if there are two things people love, it's creepy dark haired ladies and baseball.
Giant Robot Fight! USA To Take On Japan This Month (Probably)
A year ago, a video game out that made me jump for joy and think to myself "we did it, we finally did it." Generations of technological advancements and human perseverance finally brought us to the cusp of a dream coming true for everyone around the world. Giant robots were going to fight each other for sport and national pride.
Dorian Time: The Dragon Age Fan Series You Need To Be Watching Right Now
Do you like Dorian Pavus? Of course, you do, everyone loves Dorian Pavus. According to the survey done by Dorian himself, he's the most well-liked character in the entire Inquisition. The accuracy of the survey might be questionable, though. Well, if you're a fan of the character then Parle Productions has something that will sate your need for more Dorian. They've recently released a video called "Dorian Time" where the man with the mustache himself talks through various topics like the goings on of the Inquisition, the finer points of Orlesian wine, and the most important topic of all, Dorian himself.
Take A Look At This Epic Grey Fox Cosplay
One thing I admire about cosplayers is the amount of work they're willing to put in for their costumes. Whether they're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you know that what they're wearing isn't just a costume but a culmination passion and maybe a few sleepless nights sprinkled in. Basically, they're a one person props and costume department which is why when I see really, really good cosplay I don't even dare imagine how much time it must have taken to get there. Self-proclaimed "wannabe artist" Diegator is one of those cosplayers that gave me pause the moment I saw his epic Grey Fox cosplay from Metal Gear Solid. Take a look.
Cosplayer Gets The Surprise Of A Lifetime From 'Force Awakens' Star
I think it's pretty common knowledge by now, but I'll say it anyway, the internet is amazing. We're at a weird point in our society where people who would seem pretty inaccessible even a few years back are just a Twitter mention away. Naturally, there are pros and cons to having that bridge between stars and fans. Right now, I just want to focus on the awesome.
Bandai Namco Is Opening A VR Arcade In Tokyo This Month
Japan has always been in the forefront of electronics and it looks as if they're upping their game yet again with the opening of an all VR arcade this April in Tokyo, Japan. VR Zone: Project i Can is an all VR experience run by Bandai Namco that's going to have a limited run in Tokyo Plaza from April 15th to mid-October.
Sneaky Zebra Puts Awesome Cosplay from WonderCon On Display
Sneaky Zebra recently teamed up with Comic-Con HQ to show off some of the best cosplay they could find during WonderCon 2016. Set to an awesome song by the band Timeflies, the video has some familiar faces for fans of cosplay and just a bunch of awesome costumes packed into four minutes of pure nerdgasm. Also, there was someone cosplaying as Mugatu from Zoolander so that's a thing that happened. I love conventions so much. Check out the video below!
This Rey Cosplay Is Absolutely Stunning
Starbit Cosplay never ceases to amaze. From her Dragon Age to her Tolkien inspired cosplay, she always brings something unique and lovely to the table. Well, it looks like she's back at it again with these amazing set of photos of her cosplay as Rey from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
Everything You Need To Know From Uncovered: 'Final Fantasy XV'
I'll be honest, I'm still freaking out. A lot of information was thrown at me last night during Square Enix's Uncovered event, and it had Final Fantasy fans understandably excited about a lot of things. Twitter was buzzing late into the evening as everything rolled out. There was a lot to take in at the event, with several announcements being made and a lot of big names from the company coming up and saying their piece. After getting a chance to process the whirlwind of information I was in, here's everything from Uncovered that I'm absolutely excited about.
Square Enix Announces CGI Final Fantasy Movie 'Kingsglaive,' Starring 'Game of Thrones' Cast Members
There was a bevy of announcements during Square Enix's Event, mainly revolving around the release of Final Fantasy 15. What drew a lot of excitement was the material that's meant to tie into the main game itself to be released later this year.
'Final Fantasy XV Deluxe' And 'Ultimate Collector's Edition' Are Available
As of March 30 at 9:00 p.m. PST, Final Fantasy XV: Deluxe Edition and Final Fantasy XV: Ultimate Collector's Edition have been made available for pre-order. Square Enix announced their availability during its Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event on the same day. The Ultimate Collector's Edition will have only 30,000 copies available for the public, making it a very limited run. But it won't be cheap, with the Ultimate Collector's Edition setting you back a whopping $269.99. It's currently available on the Square Enix Online Store.