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Halo Elite Cosplay Puts Others To Shame

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the using-your-time-wisely dept.

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AndrewGOO9 writes "Pete Mander, a special effects artist from Ontario, Canada seems like he might have either had way too much time on his hands or just really enjoys Halo. Either way, this is one of those costumes that makes all of the cosplayers at a con feel like their best efforts just weren't quite up to par."

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PWNING NEWBZ (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32778496)

Can you imagine those great, big foam rubber balls being dipped in your face?

Hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32778516)

Did anyone else notice that the Elite taunts sounded suspiciously like the Swedish Chef from the Muppets?

Neat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32778554)

I don't know what Halo Elite is but that costume is fuggin awesome.

Re:Neat (4, Informative)

Jarik C-Bol (894741) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778828)

no joke, if you look on his youtube channel, there are a couple videos showing how the jaws are anamatronic. absolutely incredible suit.

Re:Neat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32781266)

I'd totally wear this to my next meeting at work.
-smashing tabletop- "NO! I *don't* agree with this proposal!"
I think I'd need a better vehicle to get there, though.

So where is it? (1)

iamhassi (659463) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781442)

"absolutely incredible suit."

Except the video ends saying "to be continued" and the video was posted 8 months ago.

What happened to this project? Did it fail?

Re:So where is it? (2, Informative)

sortius_nod (1080919) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781502)

Nope, if you go to TFA you'll see him standing almost double height of his makers.

I saw this the other day on 1up or something, was amazed how much detail they went to. Kind of like a big "fuck you" to the dudes that wear the Master Chief suits.

Re:Neat (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32782302)

You must be a real fucking loser.

No. He's male. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32778566)

The only people who don't look ridiculous doing cosplay are young, attractive women playing the roles of young, attractive, scantily clad female characters. All other cosplay is pointless.

Re:No. He's male. (3, Funny)

garyisabusyguy (732330) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778610)

Yeah, let's get some Cortana-Flood tentacle action going on... Maybe a Sailor-Moon/Bleach crossover and some fatass dressed as a Panda Bear just for fun

Re:No. He's male. (4, Insightful)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779654)

I may not like Halo, and may I'll leave my opinions of COSplay out of this.

But I recognize art when I see it. That man knows his craft. Holy-shit. (I bet he does or did work in special effects or costume design)

Re:No. He's male. (5, Funny)

jon3k (691256) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780224)

I bet you didn't, or have not, read the article summary.

Re:No. He's male. (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780502)

No, I jumped right into the link.

Slashdot summaries are pointless if you jump right to the content (usually)

Re:No. He's male. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32781794)

Hey, this is /. reading articles/summaries is for those who are new here.

Re:No. He's male. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32780156)

The only people who don't look ridiculous doing cosplay are young, attractive women playing the roles of young, attractive, scantily clad female characters.

No, those just look even more ridiculous.

Re:No. He's male. (1)

zaphod777 (1755922) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780582)

Is it technicaly cosplay if this is the guys job? I am pretty sure this is some kind of project for his company / resume or a customer.

Re:No. He's male. (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 3 years ago | (#32783182)

Hey, it's like an open source, distributed, real life adaptation of anime series and games and stuff when no movie is around to do it. When one person doesn't have the budget to dress 100 people up in snazzy constumes and get together to be their favorite characters in the flesh, they can all do it themselves and it comes together as a totally awesome event. I would have thought slashdot folks would be all for that sort of thing. Don't get me wrong though, a lot of those people are somewhere between really weird and mentally disturbed but still, the concept is great.

I think all coplay (4, Funny)

adeft (1805910) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778588)

puts itself to shame

Re:I think all coplay (0, Flamebait)

sonicmerlin (1505111) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778628)

I think such dedication to Halo, of all shooters, puts all of gaming to shame. Sigh.

Re:I think all coplay (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778708)

Why? What shooter would YOU propose?

Re:I think all coplay (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778776)

Any of the ones that made the genre?
Halo just brought FPS to the fratboy set.

Re:I think all coplay (5, Insightful)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778912)

Any of the ones that made the genre?
Halo just brought FPS to the fratboy set.

Two points:
1) An accomplishment is an accomplishment.
2) The Halo series are really good games. They've brought tons of new ideas that many, many other games have emulated (recharging shield/health, realistic weapon load), and obviously they've sold very well.

Most people just hate it because they have some "PC Game 1337 Gene" that makes it impossible to appreciate anything involving a game controller.

(Ironically, they much prefer to play games on controllers designed to run office applications... but console players are less 1337. Go figure.)

Re:I think all coplay (2, Insightful)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779036)

Two points.

1) I like Halo as much as the next guy. Have all in the series, play #3 quite a bit to this day.

2) While Halo is a great series, they've not brought ANY new ideas. Rather, they have emulated the other ideas that have existed in many many games before it, but made it mesh very well together. Recharging shield and health was around before Halo, weapon reload times, carrying only two weapons.

I like Halo, and it IS a good game, but one thing I can't ever give it credit for is originality - which ripped a lot of stuff from Aliens and Predator films, the same way Starcraft did.

Re:I think all coplay (1)

CaptSlaq (1491233) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779092)

Two points.

1) I like Halo as much as the next guy. Have all in the series, play #3 quite a bit to this day.

2) While Halo is a great series, they've not brought ANY new ideas. Rather, they have emulated the other ideas that have existed in many many games before it, but made it mesh very well together. Recharging shield and health was around before Halo, weapon reload times, carrying only two weapons.

I like Halo, and it IS a good game, but one thing I can't ever give it credit for is originality - which ripped a lot of stuff from Aliens and Predator films, the same way Starcraft did.

SO what you're saying is that Bungie is/was Blizzard Entertainment for the console set?

Re:I think all coplay (3, Interesting)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779304)

One might say that. Keep in Mind Halo (the original) that spun everything into play first came out for the Mac, then the PC, and THEN the X box - so it's as much the "Blizzard for the console set" as much as it is a "Blizzard for the PC" - also keep in mind Blizzard made Starcraft64 so its not like they are free of the console bash.

Re:I think all coplay (4, Informative)

quantumplacet (1195335) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779896)

Umm, no. Halo was made by Bungie, which was prior to Halo primarily a Mac developer. They started making Halo for the Mac, but then signed with Microsoft who made it an XBox launch title and an exclusive. It was then ported to PC and Mac two years later, in 2003.

Re:I think all coplay (2, Informative)

Requiem18th (742389) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780918)

But Halo is basically the prequel to Bungie's Marathon for the Mac so you could say that "Halo" came out for the Mac first.

Re:I think all coplay (1)

annex1 (920373) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781404)

No, it was never officially stated that Halo was a precursor to Marathon and even if it was, no, you can't say it came out for the Macintosh first. It simply did not. Quantumplacet was right. It was being developed for Macintosh. Microsoft saw promise, offered them a load of cash and voila! Xbox1 title.

Re:I think all coplay (3, Insightful)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779360)

Recharging shield and health was around before Halo,

In what game?

I like Halo, and it IS a good game, but one thing I can't ever give it credit for is originality - which ripped a lot of stuff from Aliens and Predator films, the same way Starcraft did.

If you're including "ripping off films" in your list of original games, even if they really only take the setting and wide-brush concepts, what game would you consider original?

Let's put some money where your mouth is.

Re:I think all coplay (2, Insightful)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779650)

Well you could take the Armor and/or health recharge mods that have been in every Unreal Tournament game since the beginning, you could look at one of Bungie's older titles, Marathon. If you want to consider games that aren't first person shooters but have recharging shields, X-wings vs Tie Fighter was a good space sim that featured it. I mean any Protoss unit in Starcraft also does it.

If I want to think of a game that didn't really rip off the films, I might say something like Mirror's Edge? Don't get me wrong its not the greatest game in the world, but it certainly was a little more unique in it's style. One might say Half Life 2, but even there you could draw SOME lines, though its really stretching it.

The "Wide-brush" concepts that Halo Ripped off are not so wide brush at all. Watch Apone's Dropship Speech in Aliens and then go through the opening of the first Halo. with Sarg Johnson. You can tell they deliberately copied that character, as either a joke or a homage or what-not, but despite how much you may love that Character he wasn't Bungie's creation. I mean, if you don't think the elites are rip-offs of Predators, I can't do much but point out how similar their mouths are, they both use cloaking technology, they both prefer Melee... I mean it's not like the similarities are subtle.

What else should I say...

Re:I think all coplay (3, Insightful)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779872)

Well you could take the Armor and/or health recharge mods that have been in every Unreal Tournament game since the beginning, you could look at one of Bungie's older titles, Marathon

UT mods maybe, although I've never played any and you haven't named any.

But I've played the shit out of Marathon, and it didn't have charging shields. You had to go to a socket in the wall and manually charge them up. So... wrong.

If I want to think of a game that didn't really rip off the films, I might say something like Mirror's Edge? Don't get me wrong its not the greatest game in the world, but it certainly was a little more unique in it's style.

Yeah, it didn't ripoff films, but it came pretty goddamned close to Bungie's Oni. You might even say it... ripped off Oni.

(That said, I haven't played it; I don't buy EA games. I'm just going by gameplay footage.)

What else should I say...

Well, for starters, you shouldn't lie about Marathon. I love that fucking game, man. Love it.

Look, anyway. Here's the deal:
1) You don't hate Halo games, but you have some kind of vague "oh it's inferior because frat guys play it" thing going on. That's stupid... just man-up and admit you like the game, stop kowtowing to your geek friends who criticize you for it.

2) Your standards on "ripoff" are pretty crazy. By your standards, pretty much every work of media ever is a ripoff of something or another-- the real world doesn't work that way. No reasonable person would say that Halo is a ripoff of Aliens. They might use the word "homage" or "in the same genre as", but ripoff is definitely going too far.

3) Don't lie about Marathon, man.

Cheers.

Re:I think all coplay (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780306)

By UT mods, I don't mean game mods, I mean the in-game modifiers, like Low-grav, Double Jump, Vampire, etc. They come with the game and you can just enact them when you start a quickgame or multiplayer match.

1) I never said anything about Frat Boys, that was H4rr4r. I was simply saying the ONLY thing I can't give Halo Credit for was originality. It is a great game, and I think it actually takes more skill than most FPS because of its lower field of view, the slower jump and general movement controls.

2) The only difference between Homage and Ripoff is the intention. Sure, you can call Halo a homage if it makes you feel any better, but the point is that it isn't original. Thats all I am really saying. But yes, originality is lacking A LOT lately. If you can name more than titles announced this year that don't have a predecessor than ones announced this year that do, (excluding Kinect specifics) than I think my point is illustrated.

3) I must have been mistaken about Marathon, it's been a while since I've played it, but I thought the first level of shield recharged (though not the full thing). Either way, the concept of regenerative health or shields is not a new one. If you had the difficulty on Easy for Dark Forces 2 the first bit of your shields regenerated. (Otherwise not)

Re:Really, It's a Good Story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32780262)

I agree with everything you said, but I think the Halo series' true strength lies in their storyline. Yes, they have great (albeit unoriginal) gameplay mechanics, but the thing that really grabbed me was the storyline.

I remember screaming like a little girl the first time the flood showed up. And those shots of the Silent Cartographer as you flew in. And just the whole, epic mess of it all...

Re:I think all coplay (1)

PrimalChrome (186162) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781128)

Bungie was always known for taking other ideas and using them in their game....but somehow when they do it, it comes out very polished and feeling sparkly new. Just look at Myth : The Fallen Lords.

Umm... actually... (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781994)

Realistic weapon loading has been mainstream since Half-Life. At least.

As for "recharging shield/health" - there was something quite similar in Half-Life too.
Only there it was done properly - health lost when you got trapped under water for a long time would return once you spent some time back out in the air.
Actual wounds needed health supplies, even with the magical HEV suit.

Or you might take a look at any of the hundreds of RPG games (e.g. Fallout) where it is perfectly normal since... oh.. forever.. for health to be recharged over time.
Or you can take a look at Protoss' shields in Starcraft.
Or Troll Axe Throwers in Warcraft II after the Troll Regeneration upgrade.

 
Anyway, Halo's rechargeable shields have always seemed like somewhat limited god-mode to me.
I.e. Nothing one should point out as a feature one likes about a game. You know... kinda like unlimited ammo and a unlimited range jet-pack.

Things that people who play games on easy with god-mode and auto-aim on might like in a game.

Re:Umm... actually... (2, Informative)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 3 years ago | (#32782250)

Realistic weapon loading has been mainstream since Half-Life. At least.

I'm sorry, have you *played* Half-Life? I remember being able to hold:

2 Pistols,
a shotgun,
2 assault rifles,
a crossbow,
a rocket launcher,
and at least 2 types of experimental weapons

All simultaneously.

What is with people today trying to counter my arguments with wrongness? You couldn't spend the 15 seconds to look up whether Half-Life had a limited weapon-load or not?

Anyway, Halo's rechargeable shields have always seemed like somewhat limited god-mode to me.

The point of it is so you get behind cover from time to time. It's only "god mode" if you're playing on super-easy.

Re:Umm... actually... (1)

neonmonk (467567) | more than 3 years ago | (#32783384)

I don't know why people are talking about realistic weapon loading being original. It's not original at all. Plenty of games and Quake* spinoffs have gone with that paradigm. Think every single Rainbow Six game.

It's not original. It should be more commonplace as it increases the immersion.

What I'm waiting for is when GTA has realistic weapon loading, and where you have to stash the AK in the car otherwise police will show up. That'd be neat. I want more immersion in my murder simulators, goddamnit.

Re:Umm... actually... (1)

PrimalChrome (186162) | more than 3 years ago | (#32786110)

You squeal awful loud in your posts....but I note that you only seem to skim posts that refute your arguments....

For example, the previous poster said "Realistic weapon loading has been mainstream since Half-Life. At least." and you respond to his post yapping on about weapon loadouts which is a totally different thing.

To use his example, Halflife had realistic weapon LOADING long before Halo. Rise of the Triad had realistic weapon LOADOUTS long before Halflife. Personally, I love Halo and found it to be a blast to play...but hate console controllers. I will credit Halo as bringing FPS into the mainstream via consoles and it had a number of unique twists on prior models......but.....it's not a particularly unique game overall. Excellent implementation within an existing genre, but only groundbreaking in that Microsoft used it as a vehicle to push FPS and real competitive gaming to the unwashed console masses.

I have no idea how your posts got so many mod points.....either people love trolls with a flair for drama or (more likely) it's being modded by a bunch of kiddies who busted their FPS cherries on Halo.

Re:Umm... actually... (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 3 years ago | (#32786164)

For example, the previous poster said "Realistic weapon loading has been mainstream since Half-Life. At least." and you respond to his post yapping on about weapon loadouts which is a totally different thing.

Yes, but I originally said "realistic weapon load". Admittedly that could be a confusing way to phrase it, but if he misunderstood what I meant, he should have asked for clarification instead of posting crap.

the unwashed console masses. ... being modded by a bunch of kiddies who busted their FPS cherries on Halo.

Wow, you are an asshole. Go fuck yourself.

Re:I think all coplay (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779066)

Any of the ones that made the genre?

What defines the Genre?

First Person

Halo does that.

Shooter

Halo also does that. Who'd a thunk!

No good work.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32778662)

...of Fandom should go un sued.

Amazing craftsmanship and detail....but Bungees lawyers could have a hay-day.

Re:No good work.... (3, Interesting)

Sta7ic (819090) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780406)

Why would Bungie bust out the lawyers? When the Demon? Devil? Armor guys wrote them about the Spartan armor, they invited the guy to their offices to show it off.

Odds are they'll give this guy a ticket to show off and talk shop as well.

Re:No good work.... (1)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780782)

There's 2 ways for game companies to react to fan projects. Either they go all foam-at-the-mouth and bust out the lawyers or they give the fan a hearty slap on the back and a job offer. ;-)

Of course, he's a professional... (4, Interesting)

Aereus (1042228) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778690)

Imagine that -- a professional special effects person spending over $1000 was able to make a costume able to put all amateurs to shame. It's still amazing, but the guy obviously does this kind of stuff for a living and has lots of disposable income.

That is seriously a lot of wonderflex, foam, etc. I wonder how he stilted the legs to get himself that high. Or if the extended arms will actually have articulated hands.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (2, Interesting)

v1 (525388) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778786)

I wonder how he stilted the legs to get himself that high.

you can see the stilts under construction earlier in the video, looks like they're custom fitted to the bottom of a boot, kind of looks like he's adding a blade on an ice skate the first time you see it, when he's doing the metal cutting. I assume they just carved out the leg foam and fit them in.

very nice. wonder how heavy it'll be when done? Fun to see the various stages of construction, things like using the turkey carver to carve up the leg foam, little tricks like that which let you see how anyone can do it with common tools, no need for complex or expensive mold constructions etc. Can't wait to see part 2.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

Jarik C-Bol (894741) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778864)

hotwire to carve the foam. but yeah, more details would be sweet, as well as video of the final product, walking around and stuff.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781210)

It was clearly an electric carving knife and *not* a hot-wire. The tipoff is the lack of a big ol' step-down transformer: 120v on an 18" exposed, semirigid wire does not a safe situation make.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

John Whitley (6067) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781024)

things like using the turkey carver to carve up the leg foam

Heh, interesting. I first ran across using a turkey carver with foam for precision cuts in acoustic foam for use in recording studio type environments. Useful both for aesthetics (creating non-rectangular shapes for the space) and acoustic control (segmenting larger pieces to obtain the desired percentage coverage of a wall).

Interesting to find that foam cutting technique being used in a different context.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

Jarik C-Bol (894741) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778848)

since he did articulated jaws, and articulated hands are easy compared to that, (at least very basic hands are not that hard) i suspect they will be articulated.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

PPalmgren (1009823) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778880)

Well, I'm sure he could make that money back off of this, easily. There are some rich fanatics out there that commision people to make stuff like this, he could fetch quite a price for it. Oh, and its also some nice advertising for his work.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32778936)

Knowing someone who works on set construction for film studios in LA, there is an obscene amount of "leftover" foam and other expensive materials(acrylic, exotic woods, etc.) that, if someone didnt take them, would just be disposed of. I wouldnt be surprised if a lot of the material he used was scrap from other things... It might just be that he had the material on hand...and way too much free time.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

Anaerin (905998) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778940)

From what I saw in that video, he's using pretty common materials - High Density foam flooring squares, latex foam, rattle-can spraypaint. And if you watched you would see that he stilted himself using ski Boots, steel tubing, and a bit of welding (1:46 mark for the cutting and sizing, 2:51 for the assembly of the stilt-boots). The only expensive bit I can really see in there is the "Head", which looks like a custom Fibreglass piece.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779308)

Yeah, the blurb says he has too much time on his hands; I say he's sharpening his craft and getting lots of free press, and job well done.

Re:Of course, he's a professional... (1)

mjwalshe (1680392) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779334)

could also be a personal project for his show reel or a pitch to go work at Wetta

Anybody that cosplays... (1)

Winchestershire (1495475) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778712)

... can respect the detail that these folks put into that outfit. Not a big fan of the series, but I think we can all tell somebody nice job when it's this obvious they put a lot of work into it.

The music (1)

Bambi Dee (611786) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778790)

Here's the live video that normally goes with that track - Skinny Puppy - Worlock (live in Dresden, Germany, Doomsday Festival 2000) [youtube.com]

Re:The music (1)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779110)

I love Skinny Puppy.
The original, censored gore-mishmash "legally pornography" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUdF6yl4aW0&feature=related [youtube.com]
The unusually great Rhys Fulber remix (WorlockED): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04OiEm_zZt0&feature=related [youtube.com]

Re:The music (1)

Bambi Dee (611786) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779310)

If you will excuse this bit of pedantry :p... the extended Worlock ed(it) later relabeled "Warlocked" is older and different from Rhys Fulber's "Eye of the Beholder" remix you linked to (one of the better tracks on that dismal Remix Dystemper disc, though I haven't listened to it in years)

Re:The music (1)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780742)

Got that mixed up, it seems. Yah, the rest of the Dystemper tracks are horrifyingly bad (prospective fans, take heed.) The only other good SP remix I can think of is "Last Call" from Brap, and that one they made themselves.

Re:The music (1)

Bambi Dee (611786) | more than 3 years ago | (#32784014)

Oh, I like all the longer Too Dark Park remixes (Shore Lined Poison, Tormentor, Spasmolytic), the Testure SF Mix, and above all the completely reassembled Mirror Saw (dub mix) and Censor (extended)...

The Last Call version on Brap is an early demo, no? I like the "primitive" analogue sound on disc 3 and The Dragon Experience. Have a Running Back & Forth remix, EracTou from the Underworld soundtrack [youtube.com]...

uhhh... (1)

RavenousBlack (1003258) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778878)

"...either had way too much time on his hands or just really enjoys Halo..." I don't think this is an either or sort of thing...

Giant Cardboard Robots (2, Interesting)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 3 years ago | (#32778888)

This guy's got nothing on the Giant Cardboard Robots i saw at the Maker Faire.
http://www.gorobotics.net/the-news/misc/turn-yourself-into-a-giant-cardboard-robot/ [gorobotics.net]
-Taylor

Re:Giant Cardboard Robots (4, Insightful)

ChinggisK (1133009) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779618)

No, I think he does indeed have something on those.

Re:Giant Cardboard Robots (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 3 years ago | (#32780712)

He doesn't have a karma-whoring bid for attention for having attended an event greater than himself, though, so you know, what does he really have? Besides the coolest fucking costume ever.

Just because you *can* (0, Troll)

drsmack1 (698392) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779016)

do something doesn't mean you *should*. I hope he insists on being buried in that thing.

Cosplay is fucking retarded (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32779062)

People who like cosplay are fucking retarded. If there was ever a legitimate reason to hate nerds, cosplay is it.

You don't say? (3, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779136)

A special effect professional did better then some amateurs? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked~

How would you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32779216)

like to be his neighbor? *Looking over fence* Hey what's going on Pete--HOLY SHIT WHAT IS THAT

I don't think that means what you think it means (2, Informative)

gujo-odori (473191) | more than 3 years ago | (#32779782)

Colplay (is an English-derived Japanese word referring to a sexual practice (paid for in cash more often than not) in which the female dresses up in a costume (often anime-derived) for the male's entertainment.

It does *not* mean dressing up in costume at a con.

Re:I don't think that means what you think it mean (1)

Qubit (100461) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781204)

Colplay...is an English-derived Japanese word referring to a sexual practice...in which the female dresses up in a costume...

I dunno, but my guess is that Colplay has something to do with Colonels in the military.

e.g.
Hey there Professor Plum, you're looking pretty sharp in that tweed jacket, but my team of elite paratrooping weiner dogs is visiting from Idaho, and we're more in the mood for some colplay tonight. Any idea where I could find Colonel Mustard?

Excuse me, is there a KFC in town? I usually get the KFC kid's meals and sell the commemorative Colonel Sanders dolls on eBay to colplay freaks; most times one doll pays for the entire meal. It's win-win for everyone!

This guy is amazing (2, Informative)

DaEmEoNd (1050118) | more than 3 years ago | (#32781090)

I met Pete Mander 2 years ago when I went with my brother to pick up his Pinhead costume he ordered from Pete for Halloween. I was absolutely amazed at the work he does, Pete makes/sells costumes to anyone that is interested. It doesn't matter if you are in the movie industry or just interested in having a kick ass costume for Halloween (if you have the money that is). Pete also sells costumes from the movies Aliens, Predator, Master chief (Halo) costumes. Here http://petemanderfx.com/ [petemanderfx.com] is his old website where you can see some of his previous works. This guy is trying to make a living and to say Pete has way too much free time on his hands and wastes his money really does him a disservice. In the last week this video has made it to the front page of digg and now slashdot I hope from all this publicity some FX house from Hollywood or somewhere else sees this and contracts him for some work. Great Job Pete!!!

No, the cat does not, in fact, "Got my tongue." (1)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | more than 3 years ago | (#32782402)

> Males Doing Cosplay Put Themselves To Shame

Fixed.

Mods, don't hate! Can we get back to chick cosplay in 3 grams of cloth or less?

Link riddled with pop up ads (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32783990)

The link in the article is riddled with pop up ads. I had some interest in reading it until the first window appeared asking me if I wanted to know my credit rating. At which point I exited. Crap poster. Crap article.

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