Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NOW COMES THE COSPLAYER: Spider-Man, ROM Spaceknight, Elektra and Zealot

Today the worst kept secret in comic movies thanks to the Sony internet hack was made official, Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Possibly in Ant-Man, probably in Captain America: Civil War, and 99.9% certain he will be a brand new Spidey to boot, leading into an all new raft of Sony Spidey movies, created in tandem with the Marvel studios people. To celebrate, we've got a cool Spidey cosplay, and a few other cult favs to keep him company.

The WildC.A.T's may be a distant memory and Wildstorm comics even more so, but 'Comic Book Girl 19' is keeping the dream alive with her portrayal of warrior woman Zealot! In fact it's so good she has put it in her calendar with her interpretations of Dazzler and more, for sale here.

Not to be outdone in terms of warrior women, 'Elektra' reminds fans that Frank Miller's lethal lady didn't always wear red. With more of a Mediterranean look about her, she is still deadly enough for any daredevil.

ROM Spaceknight has plenty of die-hard fans, and cosplayer Mike Hemmig is right up there with them. Looking skywards to ward off an alien threat, there is still no messing with this guy!

Now this Spider-Man looks more like a movie still than a cosplay photo. The pose, the costume even Spidey's build is perfect - because I really hate seeing Spider-Man built like Captain America - and here he truly looks like a teen who can swing.

Aaron Rivin is the dude behind the mask, photographed by DeviantArtist Moshunman.

 What do you think? 

10 comments:

  1. curse you Dan for posting that ROM cosplay before i did : ) ya know it's funny you posted the very same image out of all the photo shots of Heming's home made costume that i would have. he did really great job from a craftsmanship stand point but it's a bit unfortunate it was made for someone with a stout build. had the costume been designed and fitted for someone with a more athletic build it would have gone a long way to capturing that ROM look as drawn the Marvel 80s way (mostly by Sal Buscema of course). glad you liked the most recent fan art i posted would you say that guy is "Making The Mark"? anyways, i'll add a link to the said posting on the ROM blog to this one. by the way the rest of the cosplayers here looks great too that Zealot especially really hits it out of the park.

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  2. Whoa! A ROM!!! You don't see a lot of those. Love this guy, especially since he did such an excellent job.
    Full body costumes are always hard to pull off without looking cheesey, but he managed. Good one.
    And that is a fantastic Zealot, right down to the stress lines in the body suit.

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  3. Rom oh yeah that design is just Sweet! He Nailed the look! And the other Cosplay costumes are just as cool! Thanks Shlomo for the heads up even if Dan beat you to it ha

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  4. Ha - sorry Dave ;) Did you see the guff about the ROM Cosplay linked back to your site? As for the costume, I'm just always impressed with people who make the full body suits. God knows if I tried I would be aiming for Daredevil but with my sewing skills I'd end with something that looked more like it stepped off the Dark Crystal!

    Welcome Zhaanman - glad you liked the cosplays shown mr!

    Random, it is good just seeing Zealot get a fan this addicted isn't it? She certainly was one of the icons of the Wildstorm line and deserves a zealot of her own.

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  5. Nice Elektra outfit - I used to work with a young woman of Greek extraction who could have played Elektra - have to admit in my less PC moments I'd wonder how she'd fill the costume...

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    1. Hey B - thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! It's always hard case when you meet someone in real life who looks just like a fictional character huh? I used to know a girl who looked just like you'd think Firestar would. In fact I used to want to rile her just to see if she'd light up!

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  6. Very cool cosplay find as usual Dan the Man.
    I second that about Zealot not being represented all that much lately. I chalk it up to Zealot not being as visible in comics and other medias as she has in years past.

    Very cool ROM suit though. I'm sure Shlomo has one hanging up in his closet just like that one;)

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    1. Thanks Dale! Glad you liked 'em all. As for Shlomo I hear the faint sounds of a Bernina stitching as fast as it possibly can right now...

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  7. Where can I please find more pictures of ROM? That's a dream costume of mine to make one day.

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    1. Hey Allen, thanks for stopping by! Mike's Facebook page has quite a few. If you search for him, you'll see the photo above as his I.D. pic.

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