Sunday, 29 December 2013

London Comic Cons / Expo and Stan Lee 2014 is shaping up to be a good year

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and that are ready for the new year. I know i'm not...
Still can not believe it will be 2014 in a few days. Where did the year go. It feels like 2013 just started and now its almost over.

I am Sorry to say that i have not done as much work on the Vader chest armour as i would of liked and I have not touched my brothers Batman suit. I've been off for two weeks and have done very little.... I feel so lazy and ashamed. 
But on a brighter note.

Comic cons for 2014. 

The dates for the MCM London Expo as well as the London Film and Comic Con.
 I will be attending these cons.

London Super Comic Con
15-16 March 2014 - ExCeL London

MCM London Comic Con (Expo)
23-25 May 2014 - ExCeL London

London Film and comic Con (Summer)
11-13 July 2014 - Earls Court

London Film and Comic Con (Winter)
4-5 October 2014 - Olympia London

But a few friends and i have been talking about going to these as well but with the dates being so close to ones in London I'm not sure if we will be able to make it this year... But the year after... Maybe.

MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia
22-23 March 2014 - The NEC Birmingham

MCM Manchester Comic Con
19-20 July 2014 - Manchester Central

I haven't been to the London Super Comic Con before and i am hoping it will be good. The videos on youtube do look promising and i have high hopes. I know i was a little disappointed with the cons this year but i have hope next year will be better. 
Though i am not sure about the London Expo. Sorry i know the MCM London Expo is now called the MCM London Comic Con but i have called it Expo for nearly ten years and i will carry on calling it Expo... But i really do hope that they have learnt from 2013 mistakes and the 2014 con will be better for everyone.  

It is the London Film and Comic Con (LFCC) that i am most excited about. They have Stan Lee Attending... This is EPIC news so i have got tickets for the Stan Lee talk and a photo. According to the LFCC web site this is the last time Stan Lee will be coming to a UK based convention. So it is an opportunity i can not miss. The talk the photo was pricey but in the end i think it will be well worth the money... Have a look and tell me what you think.

Also i am thinking of changing the blog background, colour or the title of the blog. I don't know yet but i do want to do something with it. Put my own stamp on it... To be honest i'm just fed up with looking at the purple background... 


Monday, 16 December 2013

Batman, Superman...Darth Vader... who am i kidding it's a Cosplay post!!!

Right. OK i know this post is  late but i have good reason. I have Christmas off. Not just that but a three week holiday. Now to get that i had to put in a boat load of hard work just to make sure that the department i work in was all up to date and there was no outstanding work that would need to be done. So now it is in the hands of my colleagues. We wish them luck.

So Merry Christmas and i hope everyone who reads this blog will have a Great New Year.

Now down to whats important.
I need to do some work on my Darth Vader chest armour. I plan to have the shoulder bells cut to size and in to a better shape. I also want to add a chain hook to. Once i have that done i can look in to repainting. Once the chest armour is complete i can move on to the helmet. There is a lot of work needed to be done with it. Apart from repainting it i need to add new lenses a new grill to the mouth. and i am thinking of reshaping the collar and get rid of the flare. But i am getting ahead of myself if i can get the chest ready for painting i will be happy. the helmet can wait for now....

I am thinking of doing a superman costume... Now stop laughing... i know i don't have the body for spandex but i think i can pull off the jeans and t-shirt look. So I'm planning on trying to do a Grant Morrison New 52 Action Comics Superman. But with a small twist with the cape. I want to do a 1978 Superman Movie style cape. I prefer the way that cape looks around the neckline. I found a great guide on the web site 
The only problem i see is that i will have to learn to sew. But That is all part of the fun... learning new skills and so forth... 

And that takes me to Batman. My brother has a Rubies Batman the Dark Knight costume. I will not lie it does not look great but with a little... who am i kidding . With a lot of work it should be an OK suite. He wants me to re-strap the bodysuit. That is not hard but i have to look into how i am going to paint rubber or Latex or what ever the costume is made out of. I wont paint the whole thing but if i add some different tones and some highlights then it should look a whole lot better... All That and i need to find a replacement Utility Belt. This this going to take more work than i thought... 

So if any of you readers have any advice please leave a comment and let me know?.

Hopefully i should be able to update this blog soon or at lest when i have some news on the Vader Armour. 
Now i think it's time to get some rest and i might try to do a little gaming i still haven't played Batman Arkham City let alone Arkham Origins.... I am so ashamed...