Have you ever put in your mind a dream cast of actors who would just be perfect as a certain superhero because of their physical features? Artist Alex Tuis has done just that, with the release of a set of Marvel inspired artworks of the dream cast to a non existent film. Here is a description from Alex Tulis’ Blog on the inspiration for his pieces:
“I had always dreamed that one day we could see a Marvel Super Hero movie.
Now we have the Spider-Man movies, the X-Men movies, Thor and now the Avengers. But they don’t have my dream cast.
I hope you will enjoy this original take on these famous characters.”
Alex Tuis is a very seasoned artist, and has done concept art for big names such as Tim Burton, and Michael J. Basset just to name a couple. So when you take a look at some of these pieces you should not be surprised at the high quality of detail he puts for both the character and the actor playing a certain superhero. My personal favorite work from this collection is Professor X from X-Men…I won’t reveal what famous actor plays him, but you’ll definitely get a good laugh out of it.
As the writer of the Nerdbastard ‘Sexy Cosplay of The Week’ column, this is a bit of a shock to hear for my geeky little ears. While plenty of people are happy and exuberant dressing up as characters that they grew up with, or are attached to, a certain group isn’t to fond of the art of Cosplay. You’d think that this particular group would actually enjoy dressing up, even if they are lacking in the red-shirts after every away mission. Yes, the Star Trek “Trekkie” fans have a dislike of the cosplay lifestyle, which feels like quite a smack to the sewing machine. Star Fleet must have a secret rule of conduct for this type of situation: Article 7, cosplayers are to be considered the scorn of the universe, next to Tribbles and the Borg.
Dammit Jim, I’m a Doctor not a Cosplayer.
As part of a 26-page study titled “The Culture of Trek Fandom: Wouldn’t you like to be a Trekkie too?”, 5,041 fans were surveyed by a Cal State anthropology professor back in 2010. Daryl Frazetti,the professor responsible, actually broke a few myths in the process:
57% of Star Trek fans are actually women
46% were under the age of 40
81% of fans said that their fandom actually had a positive impact on their work and their personal interactions on the job
Yet, a slightly shocking stat was brought up in the case study that even Spock would call “illogical”. Even though 91% dressed in some sort of Star Trek gear (comm badges, t-shirts, costumes, etc), 47 percent of respondents identified costuming as “deviance”. Remember these are people that argue who is the better Captain (Janeway, duh) and they think dressing in character is some sort of deviant behavior. These are fans, it’s not like people are going to be calling the police saying that a Star fleet officer broke their window or stole their car anytime soon.
You shouldn’t start worrying about a cosplayer until you try taking a picture under the costume, if you do you might as well wish the Phaser was set to stun.
Article by future NB writer, Mason Hartung.
There is a girl completing the dreams of thousands, or just mine. No, not Hannah Montana and her increasingly skimpy outfits *insert fantasy here*… But a 19 year old on deviant.com. What might this angels name be? Sugarcoatidli3z… I know, pretty lame. But regardless of this girl’s horrendous spelling, deep within her lies the key to eternal life. But really it’s the ability to crochet and knit the most badass hats and plush figures around. After the unveiling of her Pikachu mask, she has been swamped since. With new additions; a Cthulhu mask, Sonic the Hedgehog mask, and all the more creepy a Flapjack mask, from The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. LOOK THAT SHIT UP. I have no idea how she has down time. Sugarcoatidli3z has also made quite a few other items. This includes an assortment of shoes, other unimpressive hats, and this crazy sweater thing. All in all though, I would marry this girl if she wore one of these at all times. So look her up on Deviantart.com to take a gander at what all she has to offer.