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
https://www.instagram.com/retiredwonderwoman/

Captain America
https://www.instagram.com/ridd1e/

Chappie
https://www.instagram.com/angel_ta2/

Green Lantern Corps
https://www.instagram.com/copandgoguys/

Spider-Man
https://www.instagram.com/aspideyj/

Predator
https://www.instagram.com/airpred/

Wizard of Oz

Aquawoman
https://www.instagram.com/allizcosplay/

Mini-Carnage
https://www.instagram.com/cosplaykris/

Thor
https://www.instagram.com/darayz/

Fifth Element Police
https://www.instagram.com/bhcosplay/

Leeloo

Ruby Rhod
https://www.instagram.com/theartist_84/

Cable
https://www.instagram.com/mindofkiro/

Evil Lyn & Skeletor
https://www.instagram.com/fabshryock/

Sentinel
https://www.instagram.com/komodoguy/

Tyrone Biggums
https://www.instagram.com/ssmith6889/

Bleez
https://www.instagram.com/livicolecosplay/

Barbara & Adam from Beetlejuice

Soni Aralynn
https://www.instagram.com/soniaralynn/

Winter Soldier
https://www.instagram.com/whitewolfrising/

Lizalfos
https://www.instagram.com/crashprojectcosplay/

D.Va
https://www.instagram.com/jaydencassidy/

Hela & Skurge
https://www.instagram.com/izaphina/
https://www.instagram.com/vazz.the.avenger/

Armored Kantus
https://www.instagram.com/machado_con97/

Landlady from Kung Fu Hustle
https://www.instagram.com/poorlyformedart/

Brainiac
https://www.instagram.com/jamal_johns/

Sister of Battle from Warhammer
https://www.instagram.com/kawaiimayhem/

Captain Marvel Pager
https://www.instagram.com/tangymilk/

Super Wonder Woman
https://www.instagram.com/beckanoel/

One Punch Man & Genos
https://www.instagram.com/unopunch/
https://www.instagram.com/nijbro/

Wolverine
https://www.instagram.com/thatonecosplayerguy/

Liberty Belle & Zoya the Destroya from GLOW

Arcade
https://www.instagram.com/chawancut/

Joker
https://www.instagram.com/jeanmarkus/

LeeAnna Vamp
https://www.instagram.com/vamp/

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.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

TerrifiCon 2018 Cosplay Music Video!

I've been going to TerrifiCon the past few years and I always enjoy it! It's becoming one of my favorite conventions to go to. It's well run, it's fun, and the people are always great! Here's a compilation of some of my favorite cosplay that I saw at the convention. Please enjoy!



Many thanks to these amazing cosplayers!

Loki
https://www.instagram.com/chameleonphoenix/

Hawkgirl & Black Manta - ?

Spidey/Venom
https://www.instagram.com/undeaddu/

Gandalf - ?

Hades
https://www.instagram.com/skittlecide/

Davros & Dalek
https://www.instagram.com/fantasticconprops/

Kylo Ren & Corpse Bride - ?

Ghostbusters
https://www.facebook.com/noghostli/

Wonder BroMan
https://www.instagram.com/givewave.studios/

Supergirl
https://www.instagram.com/skittlecide/

Wario
https://www.instagram.com/wahwahwahcosplay/

Velma
https://www.instagram.com/undeaddu/

Maleficent
https://www.instagram.com/sharonrosecosplay/

Hulkbuster
https://www.instagram.com/extreme_costumes/

Nightwing
https://www.instagram.com/c3cosplay/

Gizmo
https://www.instagram.com/katicoe/

Junkrat & Tracer - ?

Loki
https://www.instagram.com/silhouettecosplay/

Fred & George Weasley - ?

Xenomorph & Ripley - ?

Dancing Banana - ?

Friday, August 17, 2018

Fan Expo Boston Cosplay Quick Cut!

I went to Fan Expo Boston last year, took a bunch of video and never got around to editing it. Now I'm back from Fan Expo Boston 2018 with a bunch of video and I decided to edit it all into this quick cut of the coolest cosplay I saw the last two years. Thanks to all the cosplayers in this video!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ecto-1 License Plate Keychain


Here's an Ecto-1 license plate keychain I modeled in Fusion 360. I took a picture of the license plate, imported it into Fusion 360, and built the layers on top of it drawing out each individual letter. 


Friday, July 6, 2018

Connecticut Ghostbusters: Hot Trap!!!

I was with the Connecticut Ghostbusters this past weekend at ComiCONN at Foxwoods Casino and had the pleasure of filming this little skit with actor and ghost hunter Chad Lindberg. Had a lot of fun doing this, Chad brought a great energy to it, and I still feel kind of out of breath... ;)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Happy Ghostbusters Day!

On June 8, 1984, Ghostbusters premiered in theaters and the world suddenly knew who they were going to call if they saw something strange in their neighborhood.

To celebrate, I've compiled some pictures and videos of Ghostbusters I've met the past few years. Please enjoy and have a Happy Ghostbusters Day!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

LEGO Ectomobile Lights

I purchased an LED kit online to install lights in my LEGO Ecto-1. Here's how I put it together and how it turned out.



Putting it together took maybe an hour or two? The hardest part is probably putting the wires between the bricks so they are "inconspicuous."

The kit could be considered a little expensive but since I have no electrical wiring experience, this was the best option for me. I'd also prefer it if I didn't have to plug it in every time I wanted to turn it on, so maybe wiring in a switch would be a good beginner project.

But whatever... My LEGO Ecto-1 has lights now!

Kit from brickled on Amazon

LEGO Ecto-1

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Anniversary Overwatch!

Happy 2nd anniversary to Overwatch! Here's a compilation of some of the amazing cosplay I've seen over the past 2 years!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Deadpool Emoji Coin


Happy Deadpool Day! I didn't see this design on Thingiverse so I drew it up in Fusion 360 and printed it with different color layers using Prusa ColorPrint.

Basically all I did in Fusion 360 was build up layers, one for the base, then one for the eye thingees, then one for the pupils. And then I printed each layer with a different color.


And here's the emoji coin in my hand. It's about 2 inches in diameter but you could scale it up or down.


So if you'd like to print it, I've uploaded the 3D model to Thingiverse. Happy printing!

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2917869

Friday, May 11, 2018

3D Printed Vase Time Lapse

I 3D printed a vase as a Mother's Day gift for my Mom. Here's a quick time lapse!



This was printed in spiral vase mode on my Prusa I3 MK2S with Proto-Pasta Candy Apple Red Metallic HTPLA filament.

Here's a link to the 3D Model:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2376777

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Cybertronic Spree at GSCF

I went to Garden State Comic Fest in Atlantic City mainly to see the Cybertronic Spree live in concert and boy did they put on an awesome show!

The Cybertronic Spree is a group of Transformers brought together by the power of Rock! From the Bourbon Room in the Showboat Hotel, Hot Rod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, and a Quintesson brought the house down. Here are some of the highlights from that show!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Filament Clip

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2850586

I made a thing! And it's functional 3D printing! Most of the filament clips on Thingiverse attach to the spool. I have a lot of different filaments with different spool sizes so I wanted a clip that was universal. I liked the design of one clip that came with some filament I ordered so I whipped it up in Fusion 360. I like this design because it will apply to ALL my filaments. 

Here's what they look like printed.


And on the spool.


If you need a really simple 1.75mm filament clip, you can check it out on Thingiverse. I'm sure you could scale this to fit 3mm filament as well. Happy 3D printing!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Doctor Who Mini TARDIS 3D Print

I bought myself a little knockoff GoPro camera to take time lapse video of my 3D prints, and this is the last one I was able to do before the camera died on me and I had to return it. Enjoy!



Model from Thingiverse:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51320

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 nerdy views in Review


As I look back on 2017, I went to a bunch of conventions, met some wonderful people and made some really cool stuff. To showcase all of that, I started to teach myself video editing and began uploading videos to YouTube. Here's some of what I did in 2017.

It was my first time at Emerald City Comic Con and my first time putting a video like this together and I think it turned out pretty good!