What you’re looking at here isn’t a real robot, it’s a really impressive costume, built by artist XiaoQianFeng. She created the wearable mech outfit for her brother using wire mesh, paper mache, cardboard, wood, and if you can believe it, ceramic tile. The finished costume is too heavy to move around in, but it looks amazing.
THE BEST Cosplay
2020 has been a rough year for comic cons, but the guys at Sneaky Zebra still managed to sneak in one of their great cosplay video using footage they didn’t get to edit until now. They shot it at MCM London Comic Con, with appearances from everyone from an ax-wielding Dude from the Big Lebowski to Woody and Forky from Toy Story 4.
Kamui Cosplay created one of the most amazing game weapon replicas we’ve seen – a detailed, lightweight version of Bolvar Fordragon’s Hammer from Shadowlands. It has 451 LEDs inside, plays game sounds, and even makes smoke. It also changes from orange to blue Lich King mode when shaken. Check out the full build video too.
Manila-based maker Real Awesome Workz shows off their epic costume replica of The Transformers’ friendly yellow autobot Bumblebee, which he built primarily out of lightweight EVA foam. The weathered paint job by Preslie Saraza and KT Berondo really help to bring it to life. Be sure to stick around to the end for Battle Mode Bee.
While attending Otakon 2019, YouTuber Nardio came across Jeremy Chang, who was showing off his truly epic cosplay of one of Warhammer 40,000’s Ultramarines’ armored suits. He used his experience working in a real space suit research lab to help design its rotating arm system. Photo gallery here.
Using a thermal sensor module out of a FLIR One smartphone module and some Zeiss Cinemizer goggles, The Hacksmith and engineering intern Ben managed to create a Predator-inspired helmet that actually displays heat and infrared vision just like what the creepy movie creature saw when it gazed upon on the world.
From a giant Baby Yoda to a sparkly, disco-sequined Stormtrooper, the 2020 Chicago Comic Con and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2) brought out a whole bunch of fun, fanciful, and creative costumes as usual. Insider was there this year, and captured some great video of the more entertaining designs from enthusiastic cosplayers.
Sneaky Zebra dropped by the MCM London Comic Con in October 2019 to check out some of the show’s most awesome costumes and the dedicated fans behind them. Zebra’s slick video production and location choices really help to bring each character to life just that much more.
As expected, Nintendo delivered another classic game with Super Mario Odyssey. ThinkGeek lets you bring the game’s new and imaginative mechanics home with this wearable Cappy hat. If you don’t have a Switch yet, you can also get the hat as part of a console bundle.
One of the best parts of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the snarky new droid K-2SO. Norm Chan from Tested recently met up with fan Darren Moser to take a look at the amazing full-scale K-2SO puppet suit he’s been building. We can’t wait to see the finished build.
Sneaky Zebra dropped by WonderCon in Anaheim, California to hang out with the many dedicated fans who turned out in their best costumes. The Joker and Mr. Meeseeks both want Lucille, John Wick got his dog back, and that dude from Beetlejuice still has a tiny head.
We’ve seen makeup artist Kay Pike’s amazing body paint creations before, but this golden protocol droid from Star Wars might be her best yet – with those exposed wires in her belly and flat eyes painted on her eyelids. The red arm from The Force Awakens is a nice touch.
Sneaky Zebra dropped by Atlanta’s big sci-fi and fantasy fan convention, and captured video of some of the many fun and fantastic costumes on hand during this year. It was a hard decision, but the four LEGO Ghostbusters minifigs win our vote for best of the show.
Costume maker Julian Checkley was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the most functional gadgets on a costume. He didn’t make the Arkham Origins-inspired Batsuit, but he did make the gadgets, which include a Bat-tracker, a grapnel gun, and a flashbang.
Sneaky Zebra presents their latest cosplay compilation, showing off some of the amazing craftsmanship, creativity and dedication of costumed fans who attended this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Nope, we have no idea what the deal is with Ronald McThornald is either.
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