torstai 24. joulukuuta 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I really love Christmas.

 Cosplay things has been bit slow recently, but next year is gonna be a doozie. Here's a sneak preview of things to come:

Have a wonderful Christmas, and a happy new year!

Atte T

tiistai 8. syyskuuta 2015

Tracon 2015

I'm still sick, so I'm gonna be brief.

Last weekend (5-6.9) was again time for Tracon, Finland's foremost anime-manga-video game-cosplay convention. To me, Tracon is the gathering place for the best cosplay. I especially love the fact that costumes from games, movies and tv-shows are the majority these days. And as always, I was not a stranger to cosplay. Once again Marvel Cosplay Finland was assembled and made their presence known in Tampere.

This year I was the Mandarin from Iron Man 3. Now, I must say: I hate that movie. I hate what they did to one of my favorite old school comic book villains. And no marvel one-shot can save that. That given, the Mandarin looks so cool. Just look at the posters and trailers- he is veritable badass out of hell. So what the hell.

I do not have any making of- pics since my phone decided that living was too much of a hassle. Instead, here's the final product:

(C)Helene Lindfors
(C)Helene Lindfors
(C)Helene Lindfors

Here's also a picture with my friend Hilkka and her amazing Iron Man cosplay. That thing was so awesome, and half the reason why I decided to be the Mandarin. Also pictures from our photoshoot with other Marvel characters:

(C)Arttu Timonen
(C)Arttu Timonen

(C)Arttu Timonen

So that's that. More Tracon feelings are coming to the main blog's site later. Next con is Hoth Con in november, so see you then again!

Atte T

torstai 28. toukokuuta 2015

Ropecon 2015- Two for the price of one

So Ropecon was couple of weeks ago again. That con is REALLY the best 'con out there. I do always a ton of shit there, I waste ton of money on a different nerd swag and I I'm always sad when it has to end. Really, it is the three best days of gaming in Finland.

And nowadays, I cosplay there as well! I had two costumes with me this year- I'm still poor, and I could not made a new costume from the scratch. So I decided to make a closet costume and use a old costume again. My first costume was my old friend CAPTAIN BOOMERANG. I wanted to use the New 52- version because that looks way cooler than the classic one (Which I had as well) and it was easy to make. I had the jacket, cap, gloves and boots. I had to buy a new scarf, and make more boomerangs. But all in all, this was a really easy costume.

But then it got hot. I mean, sun was blazing and I was wearing a hoodie and black jacket and a woolly cap. I had to change to my lighter costume. That was the THE HOOD. I have used that costume before as well, but I like it so much! Hood is such a badass, and that costume is practically jsut a cloak. Nice and breezy cloak. I also took some photos with my buddies Kerttu aka MISTRESS OF STRATEGIES-LOKI and Oskari aka SPIDER-MAN. Here's some of that fun:

It was a fun. Next time is Hypecon, and I'll probably try something new there again. You'll see. *Waugh waugh*

Atte T

tiistai 31. maaliskuuta 2015

Tampere Kuplii 2015

'ello 'ello!

It's springtime for me, even though the weather seems to be disagreeing with me. And springtime means one thing and one thing only: the cosplay season is here!

So that's great. And the first in the line is classic goodie known as TAMPERE KUPLII. Last year we had our first Marvel group, and that little meeting has now grown to a tradition. We met in Ropecon and Tracon last year, and with every meeting our group goes ever larger. At last Tampere kuplii we had 9 cosplayers. This year?

19. This is a growth rate I like. We had characters based on movies, comics, and even some very original creations. I was going to make a Hobgoblin costume for this one, but then my monetary situation just kinda...blowed up. So I just took my old Doc Doom costume....yet again, but last time for a while. I made sure of that buy destroying my old armor pieces for good this time. I had to make them from scratch next time, and to make it better. I added some studs to mask and remade the Infinity Gauntlet:

Bah! Enough about me. We as a group had ton of fun, and it was great to see everybody again. As I said, we had some new faces again and some new characters as well- Wolverine, Rocket Raccoon, Star Lord and many more. But what am I babbling about, picture tells more than thousand words:

So that was grand. After that, we had a good meal in Siperia's SpeakEasy restaurant and that was fun as well. It was nice to just sit down and talk about stuff like school, work and movies. For me it was one of the best parts of the day.

So yeah, that was fun. Next time is probably going to be Marvel, but no more Doom. Popcult Helsinki will bw the next con, and after that Ropecon, coming early this year. Until then,  here's a special present- I found this amazing Shazam cosplay and had to take photo with him:

See ya next time!
Atte T