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Yours Truly Enters The Realm Of Cosplay (Like A Champ)

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Cosplayers: Walking the night in the skin of another, like some kind of Japanophile crossed with Buffalo Bill (ala "Silence of the Lambs"), these sullen creatures of escapism trod about Gaia in a perpetual sulk - fundamentally unfit for membership in human society.

In truth, i've always had an affinity for the cosplay community, while harboring a deep-seated resentment, born from what its more experienced members call "an appalling lack of talent" - one which has found anything more complicated than Hunter S. Thompson/Raoul Duke forever beyond my grasp. Nonetheless, I appreciate the craft, as well as the care that goes into such creations, and have always wanted to give it a proper go. Luckily, this is why we have friends.

Indeed, in the spirit of CONvergence, Minnesota's largest gathering of "all things nerdy" enthusiasts, your humble and obedient servant has gotten into the spirit of the looming frolic. With assistance (as a vast understatement) from local author, fellow videogame enthusiast, experienced cosplayer, and all around best friend extraordinaire Ansley Grams, we decided to take on the role of James and Maria, of Silent Hill 2 fame. Costumes were donned, makeup applied, and creepy basements thoroughly stormed - with photo evidence provided by Fairshadow Photography.

So with that rather winding preamble, enjoy the gallery!

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5 Comments

Bill said:

Great pics! Looks like you had fun too.

Mittens said:

So, in truth, you and she only donned make-up, the rest of this was happening exactly as captured before you planned on cosplay.

Hal said:

Awesome. Welcome to the wonderful world of cosplay, Super Swede.

nate said:

Good job... Questionable wig. Good job, though! I you're ever in Duluth and need a pyramid head photo op, go to All Game. There's a friggin awesome PH mannequin there.

SuperSwede said:

All: It was indeed fun, and fortunately, we were given a lead on a good spot in which to stage the shoot, so it turned out rather well :)

Nate: Heh, yes indeed, the wig is questionable. I keep my head scrupulously shaved at all times -- my personal way of perpetually raising a choice finger to male pattern baldness -- and unfortunately, it was a bit of a compromise. It was between getting a "costume" wig (it's ridiculously hard to find on that matches James's hair), or a $150 hairpiece made from the locks of spotless virgins, so we opted for the former. And oh yes... i have heard lovely tales of Duluth's PH figure. Next time i find myself camping in the far(ish) North, i am definitely going to check it out -- plus, from what i've seen of the store's site, they are rather retro-oriented, which positively tickles me.

There's a kind of fledgling retro store in the cities (in Southdale, of all places), but i'd still love to check it out :)

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