Yo, here's the rest of the trip!
How hilarious is this kid?!
I don't know what the heck these guys are, but they looked pretty cool.
This may be the only time Professor X actually looks good in his ridiculous "banana chair."
Look at this guy! 300 bad guy with golden tennis shoes!
Gorilla Grodd!!! He had a cool voice modulator, too! Sounded scary futuristic gorilla-y!
There was some kind of Jurassic Park fog machine that made for a great photo op for my cospaly.
The dad of the century goes to this guy who dressed all his kids up as Chucky dolls!
Probably my best pic of the show. I like capturing cosplayers in realistic poses. In a way, it makes the character seem more real, because Cammy would sit at a cafe and drink coffee, or tea, she's English after all.
One nice thing about cosplayers is they're always game for wacky shots, like this one!
I don't know what kind of robot this guy was building, but I bet it's gonna be cool.
There's a lot of orange in this picture! Orange is the New Orange!
For some reason, this is funny to me.
As is this...
The later that night, I got drunk and flapped around one of my favorite places on earth--Time Square!
There's always some crazy shit going on there!
Super crazy ass art everywhere!
And then I randomly saw some kind of super latino parade!
Look at this shit! Looks like an Ultraman villain!
Hey, I went to New York Shitty's big comic book convention and took a bunch of pictures! Here they are!
I am a sucker for JEM costumes! Sorry JEM fans about the movie! I thought Hollywood was over that idiotic thing they had for making a movie that completely ignores the source material, but I guess not. Seems they never learn. Anyway, cool costume!
I'm also a sucker for Road Warrior cosplay! This tough girl not only looked cool, she knew all about the movie and the actress who played this character (she's the blue lady in Farscape!)
This is probably the best Guile I've ever seen. Perfect body and height. Great hair, too!
Can't really say anything make this funnier.
Pink Lady Planet of the Apes crossover! I've noticed this trend of people crossing cosplay with Planet of the Apes. I saw a Gandalf Planet of the Apes last year. I fully support this trend.
Captain Spider-Man! He said this was the first costume he ever sewed. Pretty amazing for a first outing! He also has pretty big nards, judging by the bulge.
Without a doubt, the best Colossus I've ever seen! Amazing make up job. Impressive!
This guy was a fucking crackup! Especially his "Street Fighter Champion" costume.
Apparently, he's a Robert Li the Chun Li master! Ya-ta!
Much like San Diego Businesses tries to get into the spirit of Comic-Con, some New York places are wising up, too. Both have the same level of mixed success.
I was walking around drunk and noticed this amazing Psychic Store display. I don't believe in psychic powers, but this window display made a pretty powerful case for it. This looks pretty psychic.
These Rocking Spider-Mans had a pretty neat take on a classic costume. I'll give them props. And a blurry photo.
I don't even like these characters, but I do appreciate good cosplay, and these costumes were airtight.
I also appreciate rare cosplay pics like Kraven! Who is a cool character, that is very underused in the current Marvel Universe. He also had one of the most fucked up endings to a Marvel character.
Bob Ross! He has a great body for it, too!
This wasn't a costume, but a local Mexican restaurant getting in the mood for Halloween. For some reason, the little cobwebbed wooden Mexican guy really looked wacky to me.
One of the things that's cool about Manhattan is, you can just walk around and see weird shit. I suppose that's why a zillion people want to live there.
This was an ad for something. I think women sometimes do these strange things. I can't really understand it as a man, but I find it fascinating.
Maybe it's because they're worried they'll end up looking like this some day?
And that's day one! I'll post the rest of the pics next week!
It's my favorite time of the year! When America collectively decides to look at the gross kind of stuff that I look at all year long. It really does make me happy to walk into a Walgreens and see cut off heads and super bloody skulls. This year I did not go to a Halloween Superstore, but instead took pics of cool Halloweenie stuff wherever I went.
Here's me at NYCC! My costume was "The King of Halloween"
My friends in New Jersey had a simple, but hilarious Halloween decoration for their house. Sometimes one very strong decoration is better than many!
Beautiful countryside graveyard. According to my friend's dad, "It's so popular, people are just dying to get in."
Pumpkin I drew for my friends. We named him "Grumpkin" on the count of he looked grumpy.
The next day I got to go to a Halloweened out Garden Center!
It was amazing and this is what my face looked like the whole time!
They had a zillion pumpkins, but you had to fight a giant spider to get them. Totally worth it!
They prosecute shoplifters to the full extent of the law!
They really did have a lot of pumpkins, it was kind of insane!
I don't think these are Halloween decorations, but huge snails are amazing on their own.
As are these mysterious "rocks with sexy zipper mouths." Not sure what the idea behind these are...
Moments before the last time we were seen.........before entering the Tunnel of Terror!
More like the tunnel of blurs! This guy did not scare me, but I thought he was cool.
Gigantic glowing spider!
That was the Tunnel of Terror! Somehow we survived!
Small body, big skull
A fantasy of mine. But they'd be alive. And laughing.
One of the coolest things that's happened to me this Halloween season is the discovery of "crazy Halloween specials" on Youtube. There's a zillion wacky old forgotten Halloween shows, like this amazing Munster's Revenge movie! Sorry for bad quality, it's youtube after all. Just google "halloween special" and huge playlists of weird old shows comes up. It's amazing!
The next exciting thing I did was go to a Halloween Zumba Dance Party! I thought it sounded just weird enough to be fun, and it was! Here's what I thought one would wear to a Halloween Zumba Party.
Beer at Zumba! Am I the crazy guy, or what?
Then I randomly met an old friend and went to Cliff's Variety, a neat hardware store with lots o' costumes! They always have an epic window display!
Gross melty faces!
And terrifying "sad clown!"
After that, we went big gay dancing at a gay dance club!
The next day, I went to haunted Alameda for some small town Hollarween funs! They had the best mask there! I don't think this is actually a clown mask. It was "eye ball falling out" mask or something. But it looks amazing! So gross!
So many neat details!
Look at this eyeball rock!
Shiny space alien god. I would worship this thing!
All in all, it's been an amazing Halloween so far...and it's not even Halloween yet!!!
I wrote a poem about a pumpkin that was in my apartment building. Here it is.
Smallface the Jack-o'-Lantern
I first met Smallface the other day on the stairs
Although he was barely born, he was filled with mold hairs
A big round body, with the tinest face
A cute little smile that lit up the whole place
He didn't seem to mind that he was getting soft
His little goofy grin kept his spirit aloft
On the stairs he sat with pride, but things got bad when he went outside
Out by the gate, he lasted only a night
By early morn, his body was a fright
Although he was squashed, broken and tattered
His little face still smiled, as if none that mattered
Goodbye Smallface, though you didn't last long
I'll remember your smile long after you're gone
Sorry, forgot to post this when it came out. Dicko's was a pet project of mine, but it has come to and end. It was fun, but a lot of work and no one on the internet seemed to care, so I let it die. I guess there are enough movie review shows on there and no one was clambering for an evil one with a penis puppet. Still, we did some fine work and I still maintain it was a very entertaining show.
Not sure the world agrees...anyway, here's the final ep!
If you don't know, I used to do this show called Dicko's Evil Movie Reviews. It was a very unpopular movie review show in the vein of cheap late night horror hosts. And I was the star, Dicko! In honor of the final episode almost being finished, here's how I transformed to a Dicko!
Evil Step 1: Ghost face!
Make the face ghostly white! Don't buy the cheap shit, folks! Get the more expensive pasty kind of white face cream and use a setter! The setter is a white powder you put on after the cream. The setter locks that shit in and it will last all day. Mine lasted through an entire day of partying at Comic-Con! Although the setter is a white powder, you can put it on over any color of face paint.
Evil step 2. Evil eyeliner!
It makes the eyes pop a little and just looks spooky. You don't have to make a stupid face putting it on, but I always did for some reason.
Evil Step 3: Sunken in eyes!
This is just brown eye shadow that is slathered on around the eye. It makes the eyes look sunken in like they've been rotting for a while and getting gross. It also make the eyeballs pop even more when you open up your eyes super wide and yell, which I did a lot.
Evil Step 4: Black magic beard!
I painted my beard black and white. It was mostly black with two white lines running through it. The inspiration was Wolf Man Jack and Dr. Strange. I've always thought beards that were black with white stripes through them looked cool. This took the longest and was the hardest step! You had to get both black and white hair/beard paint from the costume store. The white stripes are easy, but the black is super hard, because if it gets on your skin it looks like shit. So it's very time consuming to put it on right. Have lots of paper towels ready!
Evil Step 5: Scary eyebrows!
The eyebrows are made out of crepe hair, which is a kind of braided hair the you pull apart and roll between your hands into the shape you want. You can make mustaches, beard, goatees, eyebrows and other stuff. It's fun to do, actually. And you have to apply it with spirit gum! When you put spirt gum on, let it dry for a little bit by blowing on it, before attaching. It's actually stickier that way.
It goes right on top of your regular eyebrows. Although, if you're making a fake beard, it's best to shave first. It doesn't stick to other hair as well.
Evil Step 6: Blood
A little bit of fake blood coming out the lip gives the whole look a little extra oomph. The red against he black and white jumps out and ties it all together wonderfully. Weirdly, the expensive blood I bought sucked, the cheapo stuff worked the best. And it slows drips further and further down your chin through the show.
And that's how you make a Dicko! Scaaaarrryyyyy!!!! The whole process took 30 minutes or so, depending on how many beers I had drank.
The final episode of the show will be about my, I mean Dicko's, favorite three movies of all time! And it will explain where he comes from! And why the show ended! Coming soon!
I bought my make up and got lots of great advice from the wonderful Costumes on Haight! Open all year round and full of wonderful, and hilarious, employees! Tell 'em Dicko sent ya! They'll have no idea what you're talking about, but will probably pretend they do!
Here are the rest of the pics! They're not going to be as good compared to getting my ear pretend bit by Mike Tyson! But here they are anyways!
Always down to take a pic of a good Blade. Not sure who the lady is, though. Poison Ivy?
Not sure who this lady is, either.
I got yelled at by a police officer for doing this.
The Red Skull has joined the Empire!
Kind of a sad attempt at dressing up, yet kind of funny. At least they know they're half-assing it.
Another great gender-flipped Mad Max outfit. All the Mad Max cosplay I saw was really good.
A Gold Centurion! That's a big deal!
More Fury Roads!
Now here's how you cosplay.
This is also how you cosplay! Make the best of your situation!
This kid was a crackup! I'm amazed I got this photo. Every time I tried to take a pic, he'd turn away. What a joker!
Epic Immortan Joe!
And then I saw an O.G. Mad Max!
Next to Mike Tyson pretend biting my ear, this was my favorite pic I took this year. It's just perfect. Half cosplay, half regular family and all together sweet.
A Predator drinking a beer and chilling. With sun glasses on!
Pretty much sums up Comic-Con in one pic.
Dazzler! I never see Dazzlers! This totally made my day!
Little kid super heroes always crack me up, but this guy was killing me.
And what do we have here! Batnanas!
Really good Luke Cage! Definitely helps to be super buff when trying to pull this cosplay off.
I could give a shit about Deadpool, but this cosplayer was pretty funny and definitely knew how to pose.
Female Immortan Joe! With mother's milk! And the Ice Climbers! Comic-Con!
One more of her, just because her cosplay was that good.
The best Elvira cosplay I have ever seen. Gorgeous!
Captain Planet and the Planeteers all grown up!
Although Comic-Con has been partially ruined by nerd hipsters and Hollywood douchebags, there's still some magic there. Magic like this guy.
Looks like this Knight finally got his Shubbery! Weirdly enough, I actually kinda know this guy. But his cosplay was so good, he was totally unrecognizable!
And that's Comic-Con 2015 in a nut shell.
My hero!!! I am an annoying guy who loves to fuck with people. Because of that, I've always admired Hot Rod Roddy Piper. He's a fucking genius of fucking with people. The Einstein of trolling! Before the word "trolling" even existed!
One of my favorite memories is sitting with my grandma late at night when everyone else had gone to bed and watching "Wrasslin." And the highlight for me was always "the crazy man in a kilt who yelled a lot." He completely captured my attention and I hung on every word.
R.I.P. my TV friend, you were truly unmatched in your field!
Here's a drawing I did of Grandma Doris and I watching Roddy get Rowdy.
Anyway, love ya, Roddy! You were always better than Hulk Hogan to me!