Sunday, 21 July 2013

Ten of the Hottest Cosplay from Comic Con

Comic con has grown in popularity and transcends the usual cellar dwelling geeks attracting people from all walks of life. A new trend in hot comic book girls has risen, with many making huge amounts of money online by simply dressing up as your favourite characters. Here is a tribute to ten of the best!

10. Princess Leia
You know that moment you go to a party and someone is wearing exactly the same clothes, embarrassing and annoying. But you will find dozens of these Princess Leia outfits on display, a true cosplay classic.

Gender is no reason to avoid a costume, this example of Superman (supergirl) just shows the classics can be reinvented!

You may even come across a celebrity at comic con, and not just the paid guests but in the crowd!

7.Sucker Punch Cosplay
With every new strong female comic book character comes a string of amateur attempts to cosplay!

6.Home made
Make your own!

5.Street Fighter Cosplay
Computer game cosplays can be great fun too!

4. Mystique

Body Paint cosplay is cool, but you best hope they have air con otherwise your paint may run!

3. Avatar

A one year wonder comes along every now and then, a hit film which is quickly forgotten.

2.Lara Croft
There are classics that come back year after year, no doubt partly due to the cheap cost of cosplaying a character like this.

1.Rogue (X-Men)
At the end of the day the objective is too look like the character!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Now the Beach Selfie! Sexy from above!

Trends have a way of circling around in different forms until their eventual death, the self shot is still going strong but has moved angle! From the mirror shot to the beach selfie this summers must have Facebook or Twitter Picture is a shot of yourself on the beach. 

Two main reasons for this, You have a new bikini you love and want to show off and you know that by lying flat on your back it makes you look toned, rather than sitting up with your belly pouch overhanging your bikini bottoms like some kind of cliff face about to plunge into the sea.

Here are top 5 example of Beach Selfies!

1 - The classic view from Twin peaks!

This classic self shot is taken from an angle between your twin peaks, looking down at your flat (because your lying down) belly. 

2 - From the side
Armpits aren't the most attractive body part and having boob spilling out as your lay out flat sucking in your belly just makes contours appear in all the wrong places, stop it now!

3 -The Oops I'm in the shot picture
Taking a picture of your reading material doesn't really need the body in the image! 

4 - Check it out, I have friends!
Make sure it's a good friend who doesnt mind being photographed in their bikini mind!

5 - View from behind

At least this picture has a face in it! Oh wait and a little cheeky bum!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Everything is a Remake! - Justice League 2015

You could be forgiven for thinking that somewhere during the 90's people ran out of ideas, all new thoughts were in fact just random thoughts that other people had years ago. Even in business it seems new ideas are so difficult it's just easier to try to reinvent an old idea that used to work, latest example is bebo being reinvented by the original owner who grossed a massive $84million for selling waiting on it to fail and then buying it back. 

The same can be said for a lot of the recent movies, superhero movies are particularly bad for this, being remade within a generation is disgraceful, the original viewers of any remake should at least be in a chair in the corner able to say "in my day it was much better" not barely having left their cinema seat before they are met with a re-imagining of a film they actually rather enjoyed.

Of course all of this is meaningless, what it boils down to is that risk died when the banks went pop. People want a sure thing, especially movie makers, they want to count on the same millions who saw the original to come back for the latest re-hash of it, with different actors. The Avengers movie grossed over a Billion, which would make you think it's well worth having a pop at. Of course they also had an A-List team of actors who had established themselves in their own movies prior to the coming together of their characters.

The idea behind the avengers movie, and it's success has apparently spawned a new concept for the Justice League movie, what this enables movie makers to do is create a series of movies showcasing the individual characters after they have brought together a band of loved DC characters in one massive mega movie. But there is more than one spanner in the works with this little concept, firstly the excellent Christopher Nolan who smashed home with his Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel will not in fact be directing it, also the Bale who added so much dark to the Batman movies will not be pulling on the kevlar costume for the film. This big blow means we will have to rely on one known character and actor in Henry Cavill and an unknown director to pull it off. The writing on the wall does not bode well, especially considering the disasterous movie Green Lantern which left many comic fans deflated. 

We can also take some advice from history here, remember the comic book clambering for an Alien vs Predator film? Well it happened, and it was astoundingly poor. Of course you wouldn't really know if Alien or Predator was the same actor or not given the heavy make up and lack of dialogue, but can you imagine if that film had both Sigourney Weaver and Arnie in it? Well I would have bet on it being the biggest Horror Sci Fi film of all time!