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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
It’s happened. At last. Halloween is on a Saturday. So once you’re done with the 12-hour trick-or-treating marathon, take a photo!
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.
Like winter, Halloween is coming, and that means that it’s already time to start showing off your costumes. Because the io9 Halloween Costume Show kicks off right now!
Prop builders have created some awesome costumes in the recent past, but this might be one of the coolest: a life-sized Hulkbuster.
In just shy of a couple of months Halloween will be upon us and there’s no reason your pets can’t participate in the fun. However, you’re going to need an extra patient dog if you expect them to wear this humiliating AT-AT costume without instantly trying to shred it to pieces.
Forget Harrison Ford! We know who the real stars at Comic-Con are: the cosplayers. Every year, they show up and rock our worlds with their incredible creativity, design skills and deep appreciation for fan lore. Here’s a video roundup of the absolute best cosplay we saw at SDCC 2015.
DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe!
It's going to be a banner year for blockbuster movies, which means there will be lots of great costume choices once Halloween rolls around. And if you're partial to the upcoming Jurassic World and its dinosaurs, you'll love Lisa Glover's simple pterodactyl getup, made from completely recyclable cardboard.
For those days when you find just getting out of bed in the morning a challenge, this instant inflatable Hero For a Day getup will give you the confidence boost you need to face the shower, your morning commute, and your co-workers. Eventually you'll work your way up to super-villains, but let's take things one day at…
What do you mean, February isn't the time to be thinking about Halloween? It's perfect time! Plus, you're going to need the next 8 months to recover from the screaming/laughing fit you'll get from these official Age of Ultron costumes. Look at that Ultron mask. Look at it.