By Chris Sims
Hitting at the height of the franchise’s popularity, the 1992 X-Men animated series translated all the action and melodrama that made the comic such a success to the world of Saturday morning cartoons, and it got its hooks into me like almost nothing else. That’s why ComicsAlliance is heading back through the archives for an in-depth look at every single episode of X-Men. This week: "Days of Future Past, Part Two," in which we learn that the future is pretty much always going to suck no matter what we do. It’s for the children!
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) - 08.05.13 - Boston Comic Con Edition!
By Bethany Fong
As you know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we are big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at Boston Comic Con, and you’d better believe our own Bethany Fong is on hand to document as much as she can. The convention (which was originally scheduled back in April at the Hynes Convention Center) was postponed and relocated to the Seaport World Trade Center after security concerns in conjunction with the Boston Marathon Bombings. Regardless of the turmoil and grief that Boston experienced a mere few months ago, Boston Comic Con pulled in a great attendance, including some of Boston’s finest cosplayers.
Check out some of Boston Comic Con’s best cosplay on ComicsAlliance!
ABOVE: Jubilee, cosplayed by Ming Doyle
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) - 06.03.13
By Bethany Fong
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
ABOVE: Jubilee, cosplayed by Bea Benedicto, photographed Jason Tablante
Check out this week’s Best Cosplay Ever on ComicsAlliance!
When the new X-men lineup was announced I, of course, thought it was amazing and refreshing and about damn time. It wasn’t until a friend of mine brought the new team up again that the idea for another X-fashion developed. It really was a “duh” moment for me - they’re ripe for a fashion piece, and not just because they’re women but because they are some of THE biggest female names of the X-men. So I went for it. Wanted something a little more dynamic than X-fashions of the past. My main thought going in was more pants, less dresses and frippery. Of course there’s still bling and heels - you can’t take away all the fun - but I wanted fashion that was a bit more street, more real, a little more badass.
Rachel is grunge. Love her jacket, not so happy with her shirt.
Psylocke is NYC fashionista tomboy. Dip dyed hair (so trendy) and a butterfly print blouse.
I’m really happy with Kitty’s dragon t-shirt and bad ass heels. Had to get a shoe in there somewhere, people.
Storm is my 80s executive realness. Her earring is fashioned after the one Willi Ninja bought (he has the receipt) in Paris is Burning.
My southern belle is in a loud print and hose - she’s the only one in a dress. I wanted her in printed leggings but she was already such a patterned mess I decided against it.
And Jubes is just all over the place. Bikini and hot pants and a bedazzled jacket.
The original will be going up in the store as soon as tomorrow. Prints as well - in TWO sizes :) Hope you guys like it, let me know what you think!
This is what perfection looks like.
A+, Kevin Wada.