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This Tuesday, Injustice: Gods Among Us was released.  Also this Tuesday, I dressed up as Alt Harley from the game and got to run around NetherRealm Studios in Chicago - yes, the studio that brought the game to life!  (They're also known for this one thing "Mortal Kombat".)  When I saw the concept for Alt Harley, her Michael Jackson jacket and goth boots spoke to me.  The artist asked if I would like to visit the studio to debut my costume.  I think I speak for many cosplayers (okay, I will go ahead and say ALL cosplayers) when I say DREAM. COME. TRUE.  What cosplayer *wouldn't* want to dress up and meet all the creators of the game, in the game studio, and get a tour and to run around and touch things!  That's right peeps, nanny-nanny-boo-boo.  NANNY BOO BOO TO YOU.  I'm jealous of myself, actually.  Here are possibly the 2 most joyous hours of my cosplay life:

JiaJem NetherRealm Studios Injustice

Not really posing here, just swinging my arms in glee being surrounded by Midway era nostalgia.  Growing up around Chicago, Midway (now NetherRealm) was a pretty big deal; not like out in California where you trip over game studios.  This is Chicago's nerd cred right here.  I'm standing in it.  They practically have a Mortal Kombat museum in the main hallway, featuring action figures, trading cards, comics, and movie props.  I can't believe they just keep them on the shelves, with no glass, some one might take them!  SOMEONE NOT ME.  *caresses mint condition Sindel figurine* OH HOW DID THAT GET IN HARLEY'S POCKET.  Wait, what pocket?  Don't you know cosplayers always sew hidden pockets?  (Mine has two.)

Cyrax Love

Pretending to kiss Cyrax, but I didn't want him to mess up my lipstick.  I hate when dudes do that.  BTW, I *did* take close up photos of these masks and other props, including the insides of them, for cosplay/general prop making reference.  (These are from the movies!)  But that's for a different blog post.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Concept Design Team
Okay, enough MK nostalgia.  Here's what I'm here for - the Injustice: Gods Among Us team!  These are all of the concept artists.  They drew all the new character designs and all the backgrounds for the game.  In case you can't tell, they're only artists by day, and are superheroes by night.  The guy to my right (your left) is Justin Murray, who designed the Alt Harley that I'm dressed up as.  (The guy to his right, Hunter, designed her default outfit.)  I should stop there, or else I'm going to be listing every character with every artist, so I'll just stick with the Harleys.

Jennifer and Jia

Here's Jennifer from the 3D modeling department, she's the gal that turned the concept into reality.  I was super psyched to meet her, after staring at her work while figuring Harley's costume out.  I'm sure she knows it inside out, better than me... she was polite not to point out any discrepancies.... to my face....  Haha kidding, she wouldn't do that!  She's too nice - no wait, THERE ARE NONE.  IT IS FLAWLESS.  (Actually there are a few cut corners but I'll let you figure it out.)

Harley Quinn, Injustice: Gods Among Us

Here I am playing with myself.  THREEWAY, AW YEAH.  Apparently this unoccupied desk belongs to a guy from QA who loves Harley, but left work earlier that day.  This will teach him to stay all day.  Also I should add I really liked his WWE controller skin.  We have something in common.  (CM Punk is from Chicago, but I'm glad Undertaker won 21-0.)

New Injustice Controller
Anyway, here's a cooler, bigger Injustice controller!  I'm modeling it poorly, and this guy agrees. :/

Harley in Goro's Lair

This is the break room at NetherRealm.  How do they even get games done?  Maybe a solid month of playing vintage Midway arcades would get old after awhile; I'm up for that scientific experiment though.

Yum Treats
GTFO Green Lantern, seriously. (Actually, I should probably be kicking him...)

And here, pictured below, are some super secret concepts for Mortal Kombat 10, specifically Raiden. *Please note this is not the actual concept,  because I had to sign an NDA.  But I did my best to replicate what I saw.

MK10 Raiden Concept as recalled by Jia


 After running around the studio for the last hour of the work day, I went out to take some awesome Gotham City pictures in downtown Chicago!  (Hullo, where The Dark Knight was filmed, yusssss!)  I'll get those up ASAP, but in the meantime here's a preview with a boring background.  Some days it RAWKS to be a cosplayer!

Harley from Injustice: Gods Among Us

Photo by Kyle Johnsen

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:iconjamesgunner123:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
...the happiest of birthdays to you miss...hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student General Artist
:iconpartypinkieplz::iconsaysplz:Haaaaaaappy happy birthday to our good friend today!
:iconpinkiestarryeyesplz::iconsaysplz:Here's a little birthday song with something I must say!
:iconpinkieishappyplz::iconsaysplz:On this day we celebrate having you with us!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Throw a party here for you I'll make sure is a blast!
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:I wish you only happiness, that your life's full of smiles!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:That you and your friends will prevail in any troubling times!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Most of all, I wish for you that you'll have lots of fun!
:iconpinkiegalaplz::iconsaysplz:And share it with all close to you, spread happiness around!
:iconhotbloodedpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:OR ELSE!
:iconpinkiewinkplz:
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:So let's get down to business now, there'll be no more delays!
:iconpinkiepiecakeplz::iconsaysplz:On to the birthday party, celebrate this joyous daaaaay!
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
...the happiest of birthdays to you awesome miss...hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Yay! We're here, everypony!
:iconhappytsplz::iconsaysplz:Phew, that wasn't long. I told you we could easily make it on hoof!
:iconstyle1plz::iconsaysplz:Speak for yourself, Twi, you didn't have to carry this cake! It's heavy, you know!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Thank you for helping out, Dashie! I couldn't have settled for anything less, after all!
:iconfluttershy-plz::iconsaysplz:Hi... We're here to... wish you a happy birthday.
:iconpinkiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:You said it! Happy birthday!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And what better way to say "happy birthday" than with a cake? :iconcakepinkplz:
:iconapple-jackplz::iconsaysplz:Why, with a real Apple family apple pie, of course! :iconapplepieplz:
:iconderpyhappyplz::iconsaysplz:With a muffin! Yay! :iconmlpmuffinplz:
:iconraritysmileplz::iconsaysplz:But these, while pleasant to give, mean little by themselves...
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:What makes them meaningful are our wishes for you!
:iconpinkiesmile2plz::iconsaysplz:Exactly! And we wish for you to have a perfect birthday and a great year ahead of you!
:iconrainbowdashhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't fear any challenges you might face! No matter how bad it may seem, have faith in yourself and keep on being awesome!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:And while at it, keep a level head and don't lose sight of what's important! Keep the magic of friendship alive in yourself!
:iconapplejackhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Remember your loved ones and friends, an' don't let little things an' worries get you down!
:iconspikethinkingplz::iconsaysplz:We hope that you'll find all you seek and be the best you can be!
:iconrarityjoyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget to respect yourself! You're the best at being you, so stay true to what you really are!
:iconflutterpweezeplz::iconsaysplz:And we hope that you'll be at peace with yourself, too... and that the year ahead will be peaceful for you.
:iconpinkiewinkplz::iconsaysplz:And throughout all that, have fun! It isn't fun if you don't have any, after all, and fun it should be!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Just like today! Party on!
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MrOrbital Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :party::dance::party:
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:icontwilightismagic:
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Weeee! Today's the day, everypony!
:icontwilightderpplz::iconsaysplz:Pinkie, do we have to teleport in like that every time?
:iconpinkiecuteplz::iconsaysplz:Of course, silly! Else it wouldn't be a proper birthday greeting!
:iconisaypinkieplz::iconsaysplz:Ahem...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:Happy birthday!
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:And it wouldn't be a proper birthday if Ah didn't bring y'all an apple pie, baked by yours truly!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:Let us all give you our best wishes on this occasion and wish you a wonderful year!
:iconflutter-shyplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you will not run into any trouble this year and that everything will be as good as it can possibly be.
:icondashissuperhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget that you're awesome! And that we're all your friends! Keep on rockin'!
:icontwilightliciousplz::iconsaysplz:Always keep the magic of friendship within you. May it bring you as much joy as it brings us!
:iconadorablespikeplz::iconsaysplz:And don't ever feel like you're useless or unworthy! Only you have what it takes to live your life, so don't let anyone or anything else get you down!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And of course, don't forget to have fun while at it! And speaking of fun...
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:It's time to party!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
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JuanAdagio Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Happy Birthday!!
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:iconjamesgunner123:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
...the happiest of birthdays to you awesome miss...hope your special day is filled with joy...=3
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savasrule Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
happy bdayHave your cake and eat it too 
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DarkMerc87 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Happy Birthday! Hope it's amazing!
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