When October 30th rolls around, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a memorable, last-minute Halloween costume that will just end up hanging in the back of your closet the rest of the year. A Japanese stationery brand has created a cheap, build-it-yourself cardboard alternative that still looks like you…
Benedict Cumberbatch aside, the best part of Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie was the animated spells the magical characters could generate out of thin air. Given our world lacks real magic, a Japanese cosplayer has found a way to simulate the same effect using a modded Nerf blaster and a spinning LED wand.
Is the person in the below clip cosplaying as Doctor Strange? We don’t believe so. Maybe it’s his cousin, though, because the effect of holding holographic displays in your hands creates similar-looking spells that can turn anyone into a master of the mystic arts.
Damn, this kid is cool.
Only the truly worthy can wield the power of a god. That definitely includes award-winning cosplayer Pepper Monster, a.k.a. Sarah Maefs. For our latest episode of Cos/Play, Maefs breaks down how to build the newest iconic weapon from Avengers: Infinity War, Thor’s Stormbreaker. We also learn how Maefs made her first…
Lots of fans walk out of superhero movies wishing they were Wonder Woman or Iron Man, but does the same thing happen with the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park or Jurassic World? Dino cosplay is apparently live, well, and not at all concerned with anatomical accuracy, as these new inflatable thunder lizard costumes reveal.
For Tony Ray, Black Panther is more than just a movie or comic, and dressing up as the titular character is something special: “I feel as if I am king of the great nation of Wakanda.” The cosplayer and activist (who goes by the name Everybody Loves Tony Ray) has designed and worn several looks inspired by T’Challa,…
In Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, there’s a moment when Hela runs her fingers through her helmed mane, creating luscious tendrils of might and power—inspiring nearly every cosplayer in the world to wonder, “Holy crap, how am I going to create that?” Now, one cosplayer has achieved the impossible, and is free to roam…
Black Panther’s merchandise line already has a small, nifty version of T’Challa’s mask for kids. But for the kid at heart with money to burn, a full version of his updated Panther mask from the film is coming to tempt you later this year.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the best toys floating around the internet. This week, Lego resurrects an iconic set, the Flash dashes into Hot Toys’ Justice League range, and yes, the Porgs continue their endless march across Star Wars merchandising mania. Let’s take a look, shall we?
The big day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing on Halloween—it’s time to put on those costumes you’ve been working on and delight and spook us in equal measure! We’ve been asking you to send us pictures of your final costumes and works-in-progress for the last few weeks, and here are our favorites so far.
Have you ever wondered what kind of Halloween costume you could put together if you had lots of money to burn, and didn’t start planning it on October 30? It would probably look something like this amazing Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi getup featuring a ‘working’ Speeder bike.
Look, there’s spooking people out with your Halloween costume, and then there’s traumatising them for the foreseeable future. This Yondu mask will do the latter.
Last week, we kicked off our annual Halloween costume showcase—and as ever, the io9 community is already kicking October 31's ass with some absolutely brilliant costumes. With just one week to go, we want to see how you’re all getting on with your costumes!
Boils and Ghouls, the spooky season is upon us once again, and that can only mean one thing: you’ve already started preparing your fabulous costume for Halloween. That means we want to see it! Yes, the io9 Halloween Costume Show is back, and we’d love to get a look at what you’re working on.
Thanks to everyone who came out to last week’s annual io9 + Kotaku Cosplay Ball during New York Comic Con! It was packed with great cosplayers—to the point that not everyone who showed up could get in (to be fair, we throw a hell of a party). Luckily, we have a massive gallery of those well-dressed souls who attended…
New York Comic Con 2017 may not have had as many spoilers and reveals as its San Diego counterpart, but it was bursting with epic cosplay, including Pickle Ricks, Itachi Uchida fighting Wonder Woman, and a giant oceanic gown. Check out io9's video montage of the best and brightest from this year’s event.
If you’re going to New York Comic-Con next week, you’d best mark down that you have plans on Thursday night, because io9 and Kotaku’s Cosplay Ball will be held October 5! Here are all the reasons you’re going to want to be there, as well as how you can get in.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's collection of the coolest toys and merchandise we’ve seen this week. This time we’ve got some seriously cool Dinobots, some very weird Justice League cars, and an impressive (most impressive) recreation of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. Check it out!
Rose City Comic Con has banned all cosplay that features Nazi symbols or designs, including old-school Hydra and Red Skull costumes. This comes after groups in Nazi-esque gear were spotted at the con, in what Rose City Comic Con’s founder has indicated is a growing trend.