- Comunicati pubblicati - TonyaHolley - Comunicati pubblicati - TonyaHolley Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:54:52 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 ( Infinity War Fan Cosplays As The Infinity Gauntlet Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:18:43 +0200 TonyaHolley TonyaHolley One committed Avengers: Infinity War fan brought the Infinity Gauntlet to life via a massive cosplay costume. While Thanos won’t be sporting his cool armor throughout the whole film (something some fans are not too happy about), it’s expected that he’ll be wearing the hand gear designed to hold all six Infinity Gems together. The MCU has yet to fully explain where the gauntlet came from, but it’s a given that whoever wields it with the complete set of stones will have unlimited power – and the initial goal for the Mad Titan so he can execute his universe-altering plans.

With only a few weeks left before its debut, Marvel fans are already on the edge of their seats waiting for Infinity War to hit cinemas. While others spend their time relentlessly sifting through websites, social media, and forums for any piece of news (spoiler or not) in relation to the film or rewatching the whole MCU catalog as a refresher, one fan decided to build a huge Infinity Gauntlet costume.

Taking to his official Instagram, Marvel Vice President Ryan Penagos shared a photo of a cosplayer who attended this year’s  Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) as the Infinity Gauntlet. The company exec even put a gauntlet prop in front of the attendee for reference, and except for the wrong positioning of the stones, it was pretty spot-on.

With the size of that costume, it’s curious how many hours (not to mention the money spent on materials) it took the creator to finish the project. Penagos didn’t share who was behind the Infinity Gauntlet cosplay, but whoever they are, kudos to them for a job well done. The project was perhaps a great way to pass time while waiting for the release of Infinity War. While the costume is presumably heavy to carry around a packed convention, it’s also a great way to make sure to have some extra personal space while roaming the venue. Or if the artist wants, they can share the load with a friend as they wander through the halls and not get bumped by a single person because everyone is making way for them.

People starting to cosplay as the Infinity Gauntlet is an illustration of how much fans associate the magic glove to Mad Titan Thanos given that he’s really the only one who has worn it in the MCU thus far. As with Iron Man’s reactor/suit, Captain America’s shield and Thor’s hammer, it’s his trademark and seeing it immediately reminds people of the supervillain. Arguably, while the six Infinity Stones have always been linked to him and his imminent arrival via Avengers: Infinity War, he has been sporting that gauntlet, regardless if it didn’t have the gems yet, dating back to his Avengers: Age of Ultron stinger.

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New Taipei City plans mass cosplay wedding Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:46:52 +0200 TonyaHolley TonyaHolley TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- In New Taipei City on May 20, a massive joint wedding ceremony will take place at the New Taipei City Plaza in Banqiao, however in addition to the large amount of participants getting married, this ceremony will be a bit more peculiar.

This mass wedding event is a “Happy Cosplay Wedding Ceremony” where all of the couples, and potentially their entourages of bridesmaids and groomsmen are expected to show in the costume of their favorite characters.

The city is recruiting couples that want to participate in the wedding ceremony. The event hopes to recruit 120 beautiful and enthusiastic couples to tie the knot while dressed as their favorite comic book, cartoon, or movie character.

Those who want to participate in the costumed wedding experience should plan to be decked out as their favorite character and go to New Taipei’s Banqiao Station area on Saturday, April 14. Couples should go to the East wing on the first floor of City Hall in the morning.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m, and Liberty Times reports that there are only 120 spots available.

All those who successfully register to join the cosplay wedding ceremony will receive a capsule coffee machine.

Couples will also have a chance to win a 30 carat diamond necklace, or a five day six night honeymoon vacation to Guam, with air tickets and hotel provided. Other possible prizes include a honeymoon cruise, various home appliances and lots of other gifts, like luxury hotel stays.

It is also ok if the couple’s costumes don’t match. At the official press conference for the event on April 2, there were couples dressed as Beauty and the Beast, Captain America and Wonder Woman, and Elsa and Doctor Strange.

Taipei City encourages couples looking to do something fun and creative for their wedding ceremony to take the plunge and join in the celebration.

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Otaku Brigade: Not Just for Anime Fans Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:11:55 +0100 TonyaHolley TonyaHolley Consisting of TVs and game consoles (and attracting many gaming aficionados), the unofficial gaming station at the long tables on DAC’s second floor has become a familiar sight to the University community.

You might be asking yourself: who are these guys? With over 300 active members, Otaku Brigade stands strong with its family of manga, anime, cosplay and video game enthusiasts.

At their Feb. 8 general body meeting, Academic Technology Director Eric Alvarado came and discussed getting school funding for gaming, particularly in an educational and competitive aspect through the use of virtual reality (VR) devices and games such as Super Smash Bros; Otaku Brigade will be taking a front row seat in this innovation exploration.

The Torch sat down with Otaku Brigade’s executive board members including its president, Amanda Carlson; vice-president, Nafis Mukut; secretary, Jonella Wong; and treasurer, Armando Cendali on this unique organization’s growth throughout the years and its plans for the future.

Q: What is Otaku Brigade? What’s the mission behind it?

Carlson: Otaku Brigade is an organization that supports any and all nerdy hobbies, mainly anime, video games, comics, manga, sci-fi, cosplay. It’s also a special organization dealing with inclusion since those kind of hobbies are kind of isolated and there’s a lot of stigma around them.

Cendali: It’s a place for nerds to be nerds and not be judged. It’s nice, it’s fun, it’s relaxing, it’s great break to relieve stress at the end of the day and make friends in college.”

Q: Where does the name “Otaku Brigade” come from and how did it all begin?

Carlson: Otaku is kind of a derogatory word in Japan. It’s supposed to mean someone who sits in their room all day and doesn’t have any social interaction and is obsessed with one thing.

Cendali: And brigade sounded better off the tongue than Otaku Organization.

Carlson: Otaku Brigade has been around for eight years — it was established in 2010. It started because of the people at the DAC tables. They were just playing video games and liked anime, and then a bunch of friends were just like “Hey, we should make a club.”

Then it got to be bigger where it wasn’t just a group of friends and it was really a professional club that’s trying to erase the stigma that nerdiness is just for weird kids.

Q: What past events stand out for you guys? Which ones have been your favorite?

Carlson: We’ve done service events—

Mukut: Like when our Event Coordinators did a Christmas Twitch stream to raise money.

Carlson: But my favorite event is the Maid Cafe. I think it is stigmatized a bit because members are dressed up as maids and serve other members. Occasionally, some of our male members also dress in maid outfits, which creates a backlash.

Mukut: They’re just jealous we look good in it. Ota-Fest and Aki-Fest both fill the same role as the end-of-semester events for hardcore members. It’s a great way to celebrate how far the club has gone each semester, and it really gauges member interest.

Carlson: Aki-Fest and Ota-Fest are like our mini-Comic Cons where we have a theme, members create booths for those themes, they serve food, and we just have a good old nerdy time!

Wong: I am mixed between Ota-Fest, Aki-Fest, and our game nights. During game nights, it’s a bunch of people gaming together, getting together, getting to know each other over these games, and it’s just really nice to see.

Carlson: It’s a huge community effort. Everyone brings their own TVs and games and systems and we all experience different games: individual, RPG, multiplayer, party, card, board —

Mukut: Any game. And I don’t think we’ve ever hard any reports of thefts.

Cendali: We do have safeguards, but nobody has ever done anything.

Carlson: There’s just an incredible amount of respect and care between people.

Q: How have you dealt with negative stereotypes concerning the org’s “nerdy hobbies”?

Wong: Yes, we have been cast with it. Like, at the Activities Fair. Amanda and I were in cosplay and people would just, like, pass by and be like “What kind of club is this? Who does this?”

We did embrace it in a professional manner — it’s something we all enjoy, something that we do, and if we get judged for it, it’s fine as long as it makes us happy. And we all have each other’s backs.

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