Posts Tagged ‘cosplay’

RIP Ziggy Stardust

Posted on January 11th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Today I awoke to discover that one of my personal heroes had passed away.In a world where the term is thrown around too easily, David Bowie was a genuine creative genius.His ability to recreate himself and his efforts to recreate this world were the tr…

Happy New Year

Posted on January 1st, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Happy New Year.Thanks for all your support over the last year especially those of you who stuck with me and the blog during my recent break. I was hoping to pass the 300 Follower mark but only managed it briefly before slipping back to 297 but at …

Marksman of Concord Dawn: Rako Hardeen

Posted on October 13th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

by “Dirty” Jon Baber
Here’s another article to help out the folks who want to build a Rako Hardeen costume….if any of you are out there!
After Dredd, I decided that I would like to make something related to Star Wars, since we totally love everything Star Wars around here. Before even thinking about this, Steven convinced me to watch The Clone Wars cartoon series and I got completely hooked. Though I had to skip some Jar-Jar and Droid episodes, I thought that the series was very, very cool. In particular, I liked the Season 4 story line with Obi-Wan disguising himself as the famous bounty hunter, Rako Hardeen.
Really, this is all about the Obi-Wan version of Rako Hardeen. In the story line – which I don’t want to spoil too badly – the Jedi ends up infiltrating a bounty hunter group from prison. In a great display of The Clone Wars detail, Rako’s actual wardrobe is similar, but not exactly the same as the outfit Obi-Wan builds after they escape from prison. I like the look of the post-prison uniform, so I decided to build that. Technically, this is an Obi-Wan Kenobi outfit.

Useful, but not EXACTLY correct Rako image.

So, where to start? I went online and did a lot of image searches.  
I also looked for some people who had already done Rako, and found only a few – this was going to be hard. First, I needed to sort a helmet. No one is making a helmet online, and EVA foam seemed impossible.  Luckily, my friend Devon had just gotten into doing some commission work, so I asked him to whip me up a helmet. I figured that if I could get that, the rest would be easy.

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Words With Syrinscape @Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ben and I chat about the newest Syrinscape sound sets and his Origin Story. Oh plus the Gen Con sound set. I’m looking forward to hearing my roar.

Words with Brad from Level 99 Games @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this interview with Brad from Level 99 games at Gen Con 2015 we chat about their newest releases.  We also discuss how level 99 games came about.  It appears Brad has been designing games for a long while. See you next year!

Words With DGS Games @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 6th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Tom Meiers sat down with me at Gen Con to chat about their newest releases and where they are at with playtesting the lagrer version of the game.

Look for them at Adepticon!
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Starcom Convention Report

Posted on July 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Today, we from BeLUG send an expidition to the newest sci-fi and comic convention in Belgium, namely Starcom, taking place in the ICC in Ghent.Okay, `delegation`… let`s call it a dastardly duo as this existed of me and Kris.This did mean though that …

Words With Keith from Mr B. Games Origins 2015

Posted on June 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I had the Chance at Origins 201 to chat with Keith from Mr B Games about there recent Kickstarter WarQuest. WarQuest is off to a promising start.  My initial impression was risk meets fantasy, but as the interview went along I realized that the mechanics are a lot more in depth than that.  I hope […]

Let’s Play Dress Up, Wargaming Meets Cosplay

Posted on April 16th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Geek culture has really come out of the closet in the past decade and many aspects of sci-f/fantasy related hobbies have lost the stigma they may once have had. I regularly play boardgames with work colleagues and I openly discuss the fact that I paint little toy soldiers, something I’d have probably kept quiet five […]

Hobby Magazines: Wyrd Chronicles Issue #16

Posted on February 12th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Wyrd Chronicles Volume 16And another Hobby Magazine this week! Today its the Wyrd Chronicles Volume 16 from (who would have thought it) Wyrd Games (producer from Malifaux if you didn’t know).This issue contains, among other stuff:The Bone Stag Cometh: …


Posted on January 10th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

New Orleans Wizardworld Comic Con – Custom Pack and Gear Giveaway

The Wednesday Gallery

Posted on November 19th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Regular blog readers will know that as well as being a fan of miniature war-games I’m also a fan of comics too and therefore any news of film adaptations interest me……unfortunately like many comic fans I also get attached to my own idea of a charac…

Mid week Fun – I AM GROOT! Costume making

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

So….This is what has temporarily drawn my attention away from my miniatures (rest assured I am well ahead on my mini related blogging so Monday’s article showing good pics of my completed DUST walker will roll out on time ;) !) but I’m pretty ex…


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Frozen Photoshoot


Posted on September 30th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by



Posted on September 28th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot is a group of people from DuBois and surrounding areas who gather together for free costumed photoshoots and lots of fun!


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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Metal Gaming Coins by Never Stop Tops & Coins Kickstarter

Posted on September 4th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There have been lots of new and interesting Crowdfunders on the net in the time I’ve been distracted. Now I’m back in the groove I’ve got one for you LARPers and RPGers. This time is a great collection of  fantasy coins for your game…

Malifaux at GenCon 2014 – Day Three Round-Up

Posted on August 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As expected there’s been a bit of a slow-down in ‘reveals’ by day three though thanks to Kris Ingram there’s still been plenty of character pictures from the ‘Crossroads’ book….Should you have missed them you can find day one here and day two here.A …

Malifaux at Gen Con 2014 – A Round-up

Posted on August 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There’s many interesting bits and pieces coming out of Gen Con 2014 already. Here are some of the Malifaux related ones…Editors Note – These pictures are from all over the place…if some-one wants specific credit then let me know…I can’t remember …

Final Hours for Through Gamer Goggles Gen Con Media Coverage on Kickstarter

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our relaunched Kickstarter has been funded largely because of what our first attempt taught us.  Even though our first project was a complete bomb it has been a great ride.  Gosh, I really don’t know how much to bore you here with our experience, so I’m just going to jump into the current project that […]

Rachelle Zerbach by Gabrielle Orcutt Photography

Posted on June 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Rachelle Zerbach by Gabrielle Orcutt Photography

Wren di la Dimiani, Llael Duelist

Posted on June 10th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Wren di la Dimiani. A duelist from Llael (Iron Kingdoms)


Posted on June 10th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

A small sample of artwork by Mojo’s Photos.