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Masters Of The Universe


Thirty-five years ago one of Mattel’s lead designers, Roger Sweet, presented the first concept designs for what would become “He-Man.” He crafted three different models showing He-Man as a barbarian, a soldier and a spaceman. Mattel selected the barbarian model to be the basis of a new toy line for the company and a legend was born.


He-Man’s story began in comic book form in the early 80s. Mattel hired a team to create more characters and fully flesh out the world he would inhabit for the mini-comics that were included with the action figures. By 1983 the success of the toy line precipitated an animated series called Masters of the Universe (MOTU) which became one of the most popular children’s shows of the 1980s. The show followed the adventures of He-Man/Prince Adam and his pet tiger Cringer/Battle Cat as they defend the planet of Eternia and the magical fortress of Castle Greyskull from the villainous clutches of Skeletor.



Princess Of Power


Mattel successfully tapped the young female demographic by introducing “She-Ra,” He-Man’s twin sister kidnapped at birth by Skeletor. She had her own spin-off series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, which continued the just-concluded MOTU series in 1985 with many of the He-Man characters making appearances in the new show. In this storyline, She-Ra/Princess Adora is the leader of the Great Rebellion, a group of freedom fighters trying to free Etheria from the ruthless rule of Hordak and the Evil Horde.


To the excitement of many, there have been new developments in the quest to get a new He-Man movie to theaters. Some will recall there was a Masters of the Universe movie in 1987, but its poor box office numbers discouraged studios from revisiting the franchise until now. Part of the original film’s tepid reception was attributable to the film wandering far afield from the original conception and storylines of He-Man and his world.







by DeVonFranklin


With a new Masters of the Universe script recently completed by Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow for Sony Pictures and what appears to be the concept art for Battle Cat being revealed by DeVon Franklin, S.V.P. of production at Columbia Pictures via Twitter, this new adaptation might just have what it takes to make it to the big screen. In the meantime, for the honor of Greyskull, here’s a Masters of the Universe fan art collection of which even the Sorceress would approve.
















I am Adam, Prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Greyskull. This is Cringer … my fearless friend. Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said … ‘By the power of Greyskull!”


— Adam










I have no loyalty to Skeletor. It’s his power I want! Some day, I’ll seize it from him and then all Eternia will feel my might.”


— Evil-Lyn










I am Adora, He-Man’s twin sister and defender of the Crystal Castle. This is Spirit, my beloved steed. Fabulous secrets were revealed to me the day I held aloft my sword and said, ‘For the honor of Greyskull! I am She-Ra.’”


— Adora/She-Ra










A female He-Man? This is the worst day of my life!”


— Skeletor










Open wide, Baby Roe … It’s time for little monsters to take their medicine.”


— He-Man












Your Thoughts


  1. Who is your favorite Masters of the Universe character and why?
  2. What would you like to see in future editions of Fan Art Friday?












Thirty-five years ago one of Mattel’s lead designers, Roger Sweet, presented the first concept designs for what would become “He-Man.” He crafted three different models showing He-Man as a barbarian, a soldier and a spaceman. Mattel selected the barbarian model to be the basis of a new toy line for the company and a legend was born.

Author: spotted
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Scribblenauts Unmasked Contest

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:08 PM

Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.

In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and all the obscure ones too like Calendar Man, Stephanie Brown, and The Zoo Crew.

Watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas. It will clue you into the Scribblenauts world.

Create your own Scribblenauts version of your favorite DC Comics character(s) using any drawing tool. You can place your character(s) in any environment.

Enter your unique Scribblenauts character(s) into the contest by using the SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY button below. Remember to put the name of the character(s) in the description for your entry when you submit. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height.

Each grand prize winner will receive $1,000 USD and their entry will be featured in a billboard on the deviantART homepage that links directly to the winner's deviantART profile for maximum exposure!

THE SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC TIME (PT) ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON OCTOBER 2, 2013.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of September 25, 2013.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on October 2, 2013 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit an original rendering of a Scribblenauts version of any character(s) from the DC Comics Universe;
  • The Work may originate in any drawing medium but must be submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file;
  • Your entry must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height;
  • You may not use any third party stock images for the Work however licensed brushes and textures are acceptable. Do not include the Scribblenauts name in your entry.
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply and please read the Official Rules carefully.

Three grand prize winners will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff on or about October 5, 2013, from all eligible and qualified entries.

Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Adaptation of the DC Character(s) in the style of Scribblenauts
  • Overall Impact of the Work,
  • Originality and Artistic Skill.

The three winners will be announced by appearing one at a time and one per day on October 6, 7 and 8, 2013 in home page billboard takeovers and thereafter in a message center announcement to all entrants.



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Batman Turns 75

Thu Dec 25, 2014, 1:37 AM
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27 Facts About the Dark Knight Detective


The Editorial Team’s own DeevElliott brings his copious comics knowledge to the site once more in celebration of a certain comic detective character’s big birthday celebration.


Batman is 75 years old this year and no character has had the impact on the world’s zeitgeist like him, taking reign even over Mickey Mouse and Superman. Yet the character has changed and evolved through the years as the times, different creators and diverse mediums have left their mark on his world.


Clearly a character as influential as Batman has enough history and background for several books and there are others who will surely argue that more important facts than these 27 should have been covered. I will leave it to those critics to feel free to fill the comments section below.


I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Les Daniels, Marc Tyler Nobleman and Arlen Schumer for being responsible for bringing much of the information found within this article to the public’s attention and helping many of the creators mentioned within it receive much deserved credit.



  1. Batman is the secret identity of billionaire Bruce Wayne. Recent estimates have put the cost of being Batman as high as $600 million dollars, with Bruce needing to clear an annual income of over a billion dollars and maintain a net worth of over $10 billion dollars.

  2. Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1937. It is now acknowledged that Bill Finger created most of what we have come to know of Batman’s world including his origin. The comics editors didn’t know of Bill Fingers existence or massive contribution for years.

  3. Bruce Wayne lives in Gotham city, although the city wasn’t named until 1940 when Bill Finger saw the name in a phone book for a jewelers in New York.

  4. Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson co–created the Joker, but neither has received official credit for it as Bob Kane’s contract gave him sole credit for the strip even when he had no involvement in its production. It is widely acknowledged that the character was created by Robinson while Finger wrote his first appearance.

  5. The Joker was originally supposed to die in his first appearance but the editors decided to keep him around.

  6. Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson created the Dick Grayson/Robin character. Marv Wolfman more recently created Dick Grayson’s subsequent persona Nightwing.

  7. One of the artists who defined much of the look of the Batman comic through the 1940’s and 50’s was Dick Sprang, best known as the artist who drew all the stories of Batman fighting villains in warehouses filled with dinosaurs and giant typewriters, as well as designing the 1950’s Batmobile. Like Finger and Robinson, Sprang received little credit for his work outside of fandom before his death.

  8. Dick Grayson was the youngest of an acrobat family that performed at circuses as “The Flying Graysons.” Dick’s parents were killed by a mafia boss, but and with the help of Batman he was able to eventually get his revenge. Bruce Wayne adopted Grayson as his official ward and trained him to become Robin the Boy Wonder.

  9. Robin has led the superhero teen group the Teen Titans for many years, even after he became Nightwing. He also replaced Bruce Wayne as Batman when Wayne was feared dead.

  10. Four actors have portrayed Robin in other media: Douglas Croft (1943 Batman serial), Johnny Duncan (1949 serial), Burt Ward (1966 TV series and tie in motion picture), and Chris O’Donnell (1995’s “Batman Forever” and 1997’s “Batman & Robin”). Some have supposed that Joseph Gordon–Levitt’s character John Blake in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Rises” was going to be Robin or the new Batman at the end of that film.

  11. Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth was created by Jerry Robinson and first appeared in Batman in 1943. He was originally conceived as an overweight, bumbling foil for Batman, comedic relief, until he made his first appearance in the 1943 serial. Played by the actor, William Austin, he was now tall, thin, slightly dashing with a pencil thin moustache. The comic version was quickly sent to a health farm where he lost some weight and gained a moustache. Not the first or last time a comic character has made changes to fit closer to his onscreen persona.

  12. Alfred was not always the caring butler who raised young master Bruce after the death of his parents. In his original appearance he was hired after Bruce and Dick had been Batman and Robin for a while. He discovered their secret identities by mistake but has kept them secret even when threatened with losing his life. In 1964, Alfred was killed off in the comic and returned two years later as a villain who had been resurrected by scientist Brandon Crawford. This newly resurrected butler possessed super powers and became a villain, nearly killing Batman. But very much due to his popularity on the Batman TV show, he was eventually cured without any memories of his time as a villain.

  13. Batman wasn’t created as the Dark Knight we know today. Bob Kane originally conceived of Batman wearing a red suit with black trunks and small facemask. His wings were fixed in a similar fashion to Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for a glider. Kane had seen Superman and was keen to cash in on Siegel and Shuster’s success. Fortunately Bill Finger persuaded Kane to let him make changes closer to what we now know as the Batman. This includes borrowing the idea from Zorro of a rich alter ego as his public persona.

  14. Batman has carried guns and has killed people. In his earliest appearances, Batman carried a gun and wasn’t afraid to use it. He has also been responsible for killing several bad guys including one he lassoed around the neck from his batplane and suspended until he died. These days he tries to refrain from killing but still allows bad guys to die at others’ hands or leaves them to fall to their deaths.

  15. Batman’s first appearance was in Detective Comics issue 27. Detective Comics was the flagship title and name of the original publisher. It would be many years later that the title would be abbreviated and used by the company as just DC Comics.

  16. While the character Green Lantern was originally created by artist Martin Nodell, Bill Finger is credited with co–creating the character as he co–produced the first story and worked with Martin for several years on the title.

  17. Bill Finger received his first cover credit recently when the first Batman story was reprinted.

  18. Over the years there has been much talk about the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, with the suggestion being many suggesting that the pair were in a gay relationship. The first person to ever broach the subject publicly was Dr. Fredric Wertham, a psychologist who led a huge crusade to regulate and ban horror, crime and adventure comic books, believing them to have an adverse affect on children’s minds. His book, “Seduction of the Innocent,” led to a Congressional inquiry on the comic book industry and resulted in the formation of the Comics Code ratings system, a series of archaic regulations that ran many publishers at the time out of business. However, last year, Dr. Carol L. Tilley, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, had the opportunity to review Wertham’s papers, now available to the public in the Library of Congress. She found that Wertham had exaggerated and even falsified documents to make his claims. Information discovered far too late for the creative artists whose livelihoods were destroyed by Wertham’s crusade.

  19. Who created Batgirl? The original Batgirl’s secret identity was Betty Kane and both characters were created by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff in 1961. But when the successful TV show needed some added sex appeal, the character was reintroduced into the comics by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino, who were asked to keep the character close to the TV show. This resulted in Commissioner Gordon’s daughter, Barbara, becoming the new Batgirl.

  20. Adam West is still the most popular actor to don Batman’s cowl. Perhaps Andy Warhol is a runner up to Burt Ward for favorite Robin? Andy Warhol directed the first Batman movie, which for obvious legal reasons (and probable reasons of good taste) has never seen a release.

  21. Frank Sinatra wanted to play the Joker on the Batman TV series but the role had already been cast and given to Cesar Romero. Cesar refused to shave off his moustache, but no one seemed to notice it when they covered it with white make-up.

  22. Frank Sinatra’s best friend from the Rat Pack DID appear briefly on the show when he opens his window to find Batman and Robin climbing up the wall. (Can you name him?)

  23. America was rocked in November 1968 when Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura kissed on TV. It was the first kiss on TV between a white man and an African American woman. More recently there have been protests against the Fantastic Four’s Johnny Storm and the Norse God Heimdall being also being cast as black men in the Marvel movies of the comics in which the characters were originally white. Yet little or no controversy erupted when Eartha Kitt, whom Orson Welles referred to as “the most exciting woman in the world,” took over the role of Catwoman from the departing Julie Newmar and gave us perhaps the sexiest Catwoman ever.

  24. Move over Doctor Who. In his career Batman has fought monsters, aliens, and even dinosaurs, traveling in both time and space and even going to medieval England and to Saturn for his adventures.

  25. How many Jokers in a pack? We nearly had Robin Williams as the Joker instead of Jack Nicholson, but after Williams found out his name was being mentioned only to coax Nicholson to take the role, he refused to work with Warner Brothers again. Heath Ledger was initially hoping to be Batman in his first conversation with Chris Nolan before assuming the role of the Joker. My personal favorite Joker is under the pairing of Bruce Timm and Mark Hamill for the animated Batman series. Hamill went on to reprise the role by voicing the Joker of the highly successful Rocksteady video game series based on Arkham Asylum, the hospital for the insane just outside Gotham City.

  26. Jack Bauer was nearly Robin. In Tim Burton’s first Batman movie he had originally planned to include Robin and offered the part to then 19 year old Kiefer Sutherland. The role was then reduced to a brief appearance of Dick Grayson and then cut completely from the film.

  27. Damn! Those fans can be mean!! In 1988, DC Comics planned a story where they were considering killing off Robin. By this time Dick Grayson had moved on to Nightwing. The sacrificial Robin was a kid called Jason Todd. In the “Death in the Family” storyline Jason goes off following a trail for his real mother only to find his mom had betrayed him to the Joker. In the penultimate issue, the Joker ties the two of them up in a warehouse and sets explosives to bring it down on top of them. On the last page DC invites its readers to call a number and decide if Jason lives or dies. !!! SPOILER ALERT !!! He dies. But it’s the comics… so who ever really dies? They always come back. As, indeed, he did!!





While I never cared for it, there was an interesting concept by Marvel and DC to combine Batman with Wolverine as part of their “Amalgam” cross–over event many years ago. All the DC and Marvel Universe characters were merged into a single shared universe. Interesting, but I chose to keep this list focused on Batman.


Lastly, the reason why I chose 27 facts rather than 10, 20, or 30 was because Batman’s first appearance was in Detective Comics issue 27, dated May 1939.


Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!










Your Thoughts




  1. What’s your favorite all time Batman memory or story?











27 Facts About the Dark Knight Detective. The Editorial Team’s own DeevElliott brings his copious comics knowledge to the site once more in celebration of a certain comic detective character’s big birthday celebration. Batman is 75 years old this year and no character has had the impact on the world’s zeitgeist like him, taking reign even over Mickey Mouse and Superman. Yet the character has changed and evolved through the years as the times, different creators and diverse mediums have left their mark on his world. Clearly a character as influential as Batman has enough history and background for several books and there are others who will surely argue that more important facts than these 27 should have been covered.


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Cosplay Friday: Batman's Villains

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 6:33 PM
The Joker by LeanAndJess













Welcome to Batman’s Rogue Gallery of Villains


Chaotic, corrupt, and crazy criminals—the dark side of Gotham is all that and so much more.


These iconic villains have inspired people around the world to give in to their darkest desires and join the ranks of the cosplay elite. From warped clown faces and  poisoned lips, to jewel thieving catsuits and a two faced liar, see the best of the worst put on a mask to reveal the darker side of the human condition.


Who would have thought that being so deliciously bad could look so incredibly good?











Chaotic, corrupt, and crazy criminals - the dark side of Gotham is all that and so much more.

These iconic villains have inspired people around the world to give in to their darkest desires and join the ranks of the cosplay elite. From warped clown faces and  poisoned lips, to jewel thieving catsuits and a two faced liar, see the best of the worst put on a mask to reveal the darker side of the human condition. Who would have thought that being so deliciously bad could look so incredibly good?

Author: spotted 

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All Out Superpower Confrontation

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 6:42 PM
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Marvel VS DC!


Let’s get ready to rumble!


As if the battlelines weren’t already drawn, the joint communique from Marvel/Disney and Sony announcing Spider–Man being part of a shared universe, has to be the (Infinity) Gauntlet throwdown of the year.


Marvel versus DC Comics has been a decades long battle going back to the 1960’s when DC Comics restricted how many Marvel comics were allowed to go on the newsstands. Today Marvel is owned by Disney and DC is owned by Warner Brothers and these two studio giants are getting ready to rumble!


Marvel having access to Spider–Man opens up a ton of possibilities. They can introduce Peter Parker’s parents through Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in time for Peter Parker to make his first appearance in “Captain America: Civil War,” a comic series he played a pivotal part in. Or does Marvel really push out the envelope…?



Does Marvel make the black/hispanic character Miles Morales Spider–Man, as he is in the Ultimate Comics line?


This would be a brave departure for the company. If Marvel used Miles Morales and Sony used Peter Parker, they could both have their cake and eat it.



Over at Warner Brothers, they are preparing to shoehorn in as many characters as possible into the Batman versus Superman movie. Wonder Woman and Aquaman have both been confirmed along with their token black character Cyborg making an appearance.


Unlike Marvel, DC is keeping its TV and Film worlds separate, so Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Grant Gustin (The Flash) will not be reprising their roles on the big screen.


While Marvel has taken the slow and steady approach to releasing their movies, which has won them the support of their fans, DC seems to be putting everything on the truck at once and driving it full force through a schedule of movies in production; regardless the mixed reaction to their first movie of their shared universe,“Man of Steel.” The original Batman trilogy by Christopher Nolan is not considered part of this new shared universe.



Marvel’s head of production, Kevin Feige, seems to understand the characters well.


These characters were created for a new, young audience in the 1960’s by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Under Stan Lee’s masterful editorship and PR showmanship, they connected with a younger demographic than the DC comics library of heroes who had been published since the 1930’s. Marvel’s readership has always been younger than DC’s, even by today’s standards, with readers’ average ages in the 30 to 40–year–old range.


Both comic universes are building to conflicts with their main big bad guys. By coincidence, DC’s main villain is another Jack Kirby creation, Darkseid, a cold–hearted God looking for the “Anti–Life Equation” that would give him dominion over every living thing. Marvel’s major baddie is Thanos, created by Jim Starlin for Marvel to be their Darkseid. While Darkseid has faced Superman on his cartoon show, Thanos reached the big screen first, giving Marvel an edge over Warner Brothers planned franchise.


Marvel/Disney and DC/Warner Brothers have very different approaches to developing their cinematic franchises and are putting a huge amount of resources into them. This is cinematic gladiatorial combat for the 21st century. We get to watch on the sidelines as these huge corporations do battle. Whatever happens, we win.


















Your Thoughts


  1. Marvel or DC? Who are you betting on? Whose comics do you prefer?
  2. Who is your favorite comic character and why?
  3. Should there be more sexual and ethnic diversity in superhero comics? Should there be a rating system for comics like there is for movies? Should more sexually explicit comics be sold out of separate “adult” back rooms, like porn in book and DVD franchises?












As if the battlelines weren’t already drawn, the joint communique from Marvel/Disney and Sony announcing Spider–Man being part of a shared universe, has to be the (Infinity) Gauntlet throwdown of the year.

Marvel versus DC Comics has been a decades long battle going back to the 1960’s when DC Comics restricted how many Marvel comics were allowed to go on the newsstands. Today Marvel is owned by Disney and DC is owned by Warner Brothers and these two studio giants are getting ready to rumble!

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    The Last of Us

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    The Real Life Big Hero 6

    Tue Mar 24, 2015, 4:53 PM
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    Disney’s Academy Award Winning Big Hero 6 pushed the boundaries of realistic animated storytelling with Hyperion, the new software developed specifically for the film.


    It simulates the physics of light, creating a more lifelike environment. Hyperion allowed the Big Hero 6 team to capture the air and light of San Francisco in a way never before possible and the spectacular results are visible in the movie’s breathtaking aerial sequences.


    A team of DeviantArt cosplayers known as the Tux Team fell in love with Big Hero 6 and decided to one-up Hyperion by bringing the movie’s characters to life. And did they ever! The group recreated several scenes from the movie to near perfection.



    The Tux Team





    as Hiro Hamada





    as Tadashi Hamada





    as Aunt Cass






    Photographer




    Kero

    as Baymax






    Each has been cosplaying for at least 10 years and they came together after having met each other through conventions. Eventually becoming good friends, none is sure where the “Tux Team” moniker came from. Members enjoy the challenge and creativity that go into every cosplay creation, which are only made possible through the diverse and complementary skill sets of the Tux Teamers.


    Why “Big Hero 6”



    When asked what was it about this movie that inspired them to cosplay the scenes Jin responds, “It completely stole our hearts. We were blown away by the quirky aesthetics of the world of San Fransokyo. We came to love the diverse and endearing cast of characters, and most of all — we were deeply touched by the messages of the film. It was through these that we were inspired to recreate the scenes.”


    Kat adds, “Big Hero 6 just struck me so deeply because of the way that they tackled with the topic of loss and how to cope. It’s a universal concept that anyone can easily relate to.”


    How Did They Do It?


    The most striking part of this cosplay is how the team’s faces evoked those of the animated characters. When asked how they achieved this look Jin says, “I do illustration and painting, so I think of makeup as drawing materials for the face. So basically, I look at a character and observe their features and attempt to draw the same lines and colours on my face. I kept in mind that I wanted us to look partially like 3D-rendered characters and tried to work towards that idea. It’s a tough balance to achieve.” To fully portray the characters in all their glory the team studied their character’s gestures and facial expressions until they had them just right.



    “Understanding the artistic choices and character motives the artists selected really help when you’re trying to reenact the scenes faithful to the original material.”


    — Kat


    Depending on a project’s complexity, costume production can range from weeks to months. For Big Hero 6, ready-made clothing for most of the characters was the choice since they were simple in design and items a regular person would wear. For Hiro’s outfit Jin chose to use an old hoodie and sneakers he already had. ”What was important for me was finding pieces with fabric in the right colour, weight, and texture. I wanted these pieces to contrast with each other visually so that it would look interesting despite the simplicity.”


    Kat took a similar approach to her Aunt Cass costume. “I was literally wearing my mom’s clothes for Aunt Cass. That’s a pretty methodical approach to it because I really associate Aunt Cass with my mom — fashion, hair style, silliness, just everything, really!”


    Baymax was definitely one of the more complicated costumes to craft out of the group. Kero spent a week “just figuring out what the best materials are to use and acquiring them.” To create Baymax he cut and sculpted dense mattress foam, covering the inside with a cloth lining to keep it clean. For the exterior he used a white, shiny 4-way stretch cloth and cautions not to use 2-way stretch as it makes it more difficult. For the rest of the costume Kero says, “foam-assisted rubber or EVA foam was used for the emblem as well as to help the head retain its smooth, oblong shape. Black synthetic leather was used for the eyes and grey colored stretch cloth was used for the patches. Contact cement was the primary adhesive for everything.” Here’s a clip of Baymax in action!




















    The Photo Shoot


    An important part of the art of recreating scenes is the actual photo shoot and the post production elements. Jin shared a bit of the process the team went through for Big Hero 6. “As much as we can, we minimize the need for editing, because it’s fun to try working with available lighting and to make the most of our locations. Resh is excellent at capturing specific aesthetics through his photography! For our Big Hero 6 shoots, we scouted for places that looked like those in the film, and then we planned it so that we would be shooting in that place during the time when the quality of sunlight would match the scene that we’re trying to replicate. Even if we achieve what we want with the raw photo, we often still edit to do at least some colour grading to polish it further and unify the look of our photos as a collection.”


    On creating scenes that were not in the movie Resh says, “The chemistry between the characters, their expressions, and their environment were brought together so well in the movie that we felt it would be fun to do our best at recreating them. It really helped us get a better feel for the mood and style of our other Big Hero 6 shoots that were not inspired by scenes from the movie, too!”


    What’s next for this team of cosplaying masters?


    Jin is looking forward to becoming Howl from “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Miguel is working on Judge Anderson from the Dredd series. Kat plans on crafting Mako Mankanshoku from “Kill la Kill” in her 2 Star Goku Uniform, and Kero has a slew of characters in store from Buzz Lightyear to the Avengers’ Ultron Prime.


    The final result of all their hard work speaks for itself. Looking through the team’s gallery you’d think you were staring at production stills for the live action adaptation of Big Hero 6 - yes, it’s just that good.









    Tux Team’s Top 5 Deviants To Watch


    What they all have in common is the amount of care that goes into their work, whether it be photography or costume crafting, or a mixture of both. We admire their technical skills, of course. But the best cosplayers are the ones who best communicate how much they love the series that they are representing!


    Our top five favourite cosplay galleries on DA, in no particular order:

























    Your Thoughts


    1. Who was the first character you sought to emulate from a TV show, movie, comic book or other source? How old were you?
    2. Which do you think requires more dedication to a character: a massive tattoo, or an elaborate and well-documented cosplaying?
    3. Do you use cosplay as a way to freely express yourself in a way not otherwise possible as your regular self?












    Disney’s Academy Award Winning Big Hero 6 pushed the boundaries of realistic animated storytelling with Hyperion, the new software developed specifically for the film. It simulates the physics of light, creating a more lifelike environment. Hyperion allowed the Big Hero 6 team to capture the air and light of San Francisco in a way never before possible and the spectacular results are visible in the movie’s breathtaking aerial sequences.

    Author: spotted
    Designer: seoul-child

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