Me as Jake Kong from Filmation´s Ghostbusters, my current cosplay project.
I´ve been a fan of that cartoon show for years, and Jake always was and still is my favorite character, so I couldn´t resist cosplaying him .
My friend Leela (-> RobinSmurf on Deviantart) is cosplaying Eddie, Jake´s best buddy, so this is my first team cosplay.
A team it is, but sometimes Jake has to face a ghost alone . Let´s hope that it´s not Prime Evil!
For more Ghostbusters cosplay pics, either Jake alone or together with Eddie, please check out my gallery.
For pictures of Leela as Eddie, please take a look at her gallery: RobinSmurf.
Or visit us on Facebook, just look for Filmation Ghostbusters Cosplay.
A big thank you goes to my friend Kathrin who took the photo.
Jake Kong © Filmation Associates
~~~ This cosplay is dedicated to Filmation and Lou Scheimer ~~~
One thing I will say about the Dematerializer, though: It's not too bad because it's a lightweight prop, but a heavier "hero" prop might pose some problems.
Something about it looks more than a little unwieldy...all the weight is at the front, and you've got only two tiny handles at the back to support it. (Consider that you would also have to worry about a little thing called "recoil" even though it's an energy weapon...)
Personally, I'd bring the handles forward a bit to the middle of the main body, such that it would lend some balance to the overall piece. (I wouldn't worry too much about screen accuracy: That thing changed size and mass on a per-episode basis.)
...Actually, you know what I'm planning for the near future? A "hero" version of the MK-1 Dematerializer (aka the live-action one: yours is the MK-2.)
Thank you so much, I´m glad you like it !
Interesting thoughts about the Dematerializer! You are right, it looks a little unwieldy and indeed most of the weight is at the front, but it´s good to handle. You only have to be a little careful. I always found the Dematerializer from the cartoon show to be quite an elegant weapon.
I´d love to see the old Dematerializer from the Live Action Series! By the way, where does the term MK-1 and MK-2 come from? I think I´ve heard it before somewhere.
Some time ago, I took the liberty of designating the live-action model MK-1 and the animated model MK-2. (The rarely-used handheld model is the MK-2A.)
Also, I'll have you know that I wrote a lot of FGB fanon back in 2007 or so, when I joined the FGB Fan Forum (filmationghostbuster.proboards.com).