Saturday, November 24, 2018

Anime NYC 2018 Cosplay Music Video

This was my first time at Anime NYC and I will freely admit I didn't know 80-90% of the characters being cosplayed there. In fact I had to contact a friend to help me identify the characters in this video. Regardless, there was still some awesome cosplay there, and here are some of the cool ones I saw!

Many thanks to these amazing cosplayers! And if you can help identify any of them, please let me know!

Voltron and Paladin

Astolfo from Fate/Apocrypha

Nergigante from Monster Hunter World

Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh

Giovanni from Pokemon

Newt Scamander

Cloud from Final Fantasy VII

Priss from Bubblegum Crisis

Nero from Devil May Cry

Fullmetal Alchemist
Roy Mustang
Alphonse Elric
Edward Elric

All Might from My Hero Academia

Saber from Fate / stay night

Genos from One Punch Man

Maid 4 U Cafe

And here's some of the cool things I saw on display at Anime NYC!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Tesseract!

Stan Lee left behind an amazing legacy of characters, and is responsible for many of the popular heroes in Marvel today. He also co-created the Cosmic Cube also known as the Tesseract in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Jack Kirby. Here's my attempt at making one.

Items used in this build:

3.5 inch Photo Cube

Blue LED fairy lights

Wax Paper

Fine Grit Sanding Sponge

And check out Uncle Jesse's Tesseract video which inspired me to make mine.

While I'm happy with how this turned out, the frosted spray paint that Uncle Jesse uses is probably the better alternative to sanding. I might go back and do that.

But this is a quick and easy project that anyone can do!

And thank you Stan Lee for allowing all of us to play in your universe.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

New York Comic Con 2018

Another New York Comic Con is in the books! This may have been the most fun I've had at NYCC and been the most exhausted after it! Anyway, here are some of the wonderful cosplayers I saw at New York Comic Con!

Retired Wonder Woman

Captain America


Green Lantern Corps



Wizard of Oz




Fifth Element Police


Ruby Rhod


Evil Lyn & Skeletor


Tyrone Biggums


Barbara & Adam from Beetlejuice

Soni Aralynn

Winter Soldier



Hela & Skurge

Armored Kantus

Landlady from Kung Fu Hustle


Sister of Battle from Warhammer

Captain Marvel Pager

Super Wonder Woman

One Punch Man & Genos


Liberty Belle & Zoya the Destroya from GLOW



LeeAnna Vamp

Venom Dog

Also if anyone can help identify these cosplayers, please do so! Thanks!

Friday, September 28, 2018

World Maker Faire NY 2018

Maker Faire is billed as the greatest show & tell on Earth and it certainly lives up to that billing! Here's a quick video recap of all the cool things I saw and a little write up of my experiences with all the amazing makers I met at World Maker Faire NY 2018!

My first stop at Maker Faire was the Prusa 3D Printer booth because I wanted to see the SLA printer they had just announced. I found out about that printer through Joel Telling, the 3D Printing Nerd, and of course I saw him at the 3D printing village! Joel is a big reason I have a 3D printer and if you're looking into investing in one, his YouTube channel is a great resource to learn all about it!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Seattle MoPOP

Back in March I went to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con. I also stopped by the Museum of Pop Culture, also known as the MoPOP. Here are some of the cool things I saw!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Makonde Dagger Build

The Makonde Dagger was designed by artist Jonah Lobe to commemorate 250K YouTube subscribers for Punished Props.

Bill Doran built an absolutely beautiful one in a video you can check out here, and then issued the challenge to the PropTarts to build their own. Here's what I did.

Due to work, a few conventions I was preparing new coplays for, and a vacation, I had to wait until Labor Day weekend to start work on this project. A very generous PropTart with Fusion 360 skills far beyond mine uploaded a model for the dagger onto Thingiverse. It's an excellent model and I tried slicing it but could not for the life of me get the blade to fit on my 3D printing bed. So seeing as how I probably wouldn't be able to complete a full size build anyway, I decided to make a 50% scale version because you know, it would be adorable. So I printed out the sliced parts on my Prusa I3 MK2S using MatterHackers Pro PLA filament in gold.