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Episode 7 · 2 years ago

Episode 7 - Cosplay

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Episode 7 - Cosplay


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Coming to you almost live from lakeside. I'm beauty and I'm the beast, and welcome to today's episode. Today's episode episode number seven, if you're counting lucky number seven, thanky seven. Let's get lucky, because today's subject is, Thena cosplay. Who now I'm guilty of this and I know that beauty is too. She's into it a little more than I am, but you know, I'm still have the sickness. Like to dress up for Halloween any day as a week. That is very true. If you love Halloween and you want to keep it going all year round, become a cosplayer. There's tons of events, plenty of reasons to play dress up. Very, very true, very now I use the excuse of raising money for charity. I do sometimes go cosplay and any money I make. So recently, as a recently as last May, I'm coming up again. This may we did a star wars cosplay to raise money for Special Olympics. We tried to break the record, which is eight hundred people in costume, but we got more like fifty. So we build it as the largest gathering at the Hamilton Mall you know to date that works. Are you doing another theme for this year. We're doing actually may second this year we're going to try star wars cosplay part two. We're going to just keep trying to build on it. I doubt that we're ever going to break that record because that's a heck of a lot of nerds and costume, let me tell you. And the other part of it too, is it's like it has to be authentic footwear, authentic movie accurate portrayals. So even if like ten percent of your your gang doesn't have that, you can't break any records. Yeah, that's the hard part. I mean it would be great to have everything authentic and, you know, movie right out, straight out of the movie, but it's like almost damn near and possible unless you spend money on it. Even people who worked on the movie told us that there weren't even people on the movie set that were like that. Probably for us every take off your shoes, because that was the one thing they said they were really going to be scrutinizing, was the footwear. It's like really, can you imagine spend all that money on your cosplay costume and you crap out on his shoes? Exactly? It's like you get that far and it's like, okay, you know, only for people on the bunch made it before you get those shoes, Jedi at the pay lass. We can't do that anymore. All right, they're gone. My God, Oh you you're telling that. I remember you telling that story about the haunted pay lesses. I know it's like it's so sad. Now it's like I'm like, crap, my fee have totally formed to their shoes. So it's like now what? And I know have the sickness because when I'm in the thrift store now I'm always like, m I could use this for this and I could take this and repurpose it and be this guy. And you know, I just I'm very limited and what I like to do. I used to do the joker a lot, but you know, the joker once uput a time, was like almost fun loving in his absurdity. You know, now with the last movie he's totally a sciopathic murderer and it's like tea. I don't know, maybe I'll come up with some other villain to be. Maybe create your own, create my own. There was just a cosplay event, a convention of Villains, and the reason I didn't want to go is because I didn't want to get in trouble with all the would be villains. For me, I'd be like I'm going to Sheryl tunt and getting choked by every one of them. Yeah, well, at the same time as like, you know, want to go throw it out in the back alley to see who is the biggest villain. But that never happened. It's like my selfiuric acid is more powerful than yours, and somebody actually claimed that once upon the time in history there was a giant molasses spill. I think it was in Boston, where a VAT of molasses was so big it caused the tidal wave and actually killed a lot of people, and someone there was...

...claiming that that was their grandfather that did that molasses. I'd be like the first one laughing that stuff up. I was right. I think that danger exactly, like, oh my gosh, that would be like the best. It's like, look at the lass are coming. Somebody makes some pancake quick con Christine, Juliet Anything, I got waffles here. Let's do this, and the next day you're a hero. You saved that guy's life because you ate all them alasses. It's like molasses girl coming through really lasses. Girl, there, you, there, you go exactly like, oh my gosh, this is like totally cool. Like, I mean you brought up a good point about cosplay, like going into thrift stores and repurposing things and, you know, making them your own and making them, you know, other characters as well. I mean, that's a great idea. I mean, there's tons of people that spend tons and tons of money, but I've realized that some of the best and some of my most favorite cosplays have been like closet cosplays, like where you don't have to spend any money, or just a little bit of money. Yeah, but you're like, Hey, Jedi, that bathroom has been around. I know. Actually I have a joker around here. Whenever Mike Worse his bathrobe, I call him Obie Robe. Canoby, OBI robe. Canoby use the forest? Keep that robe closed. Has Been Once to see your light sea? Yeah, early in the morning. Well, used to be what he was? A Padawan. He was hospital gown. Canoby exactly finally coming and came and visited them and gave him the the necessary goods. And this is also like the you know, you got Jedi cosplayers out there who have anywhere from a basically gift wrap cardboard tube painted red as their lightsaber to some thousand dollar thing that actually belogs in a museum. And this is some of the disconnect I find with some of the cosplayers I hang out with. Is like some of them are struggled to pay their rent, but they've got this bitch in lightsaber. I know right, it's like twenty Fivezero to l see looks for that sounds. And then they're like living in a cardboard box. Yeah, box with that lightsaber. Buddy, gotta Hawk that Lightsaber, like I said, as cool as that would be. And speaking of Lightsabers, I actually have a combat ready light seab which is darth Vader, which was not spent a lot of money on and actually it was at an auction. Over the New Jersey Renaissance Fair. Every year we have a rescue rally that's ours, CEU, and that's actually health insurance for anybody that's ever performed in a renaissance fair, even if it was just for one day. And they're great because when you contact them, like if your insurance won't cover for you know, like a certain operation or something like that, something big, the rescue rally will go out and raise the money for that, which is amazing. So we had an auction going on and somebody put up, you know, Lightsaber, and so you know, Mike was bidding on it. was going back and forth. You know you're right. Your bid in and it gets down for the last one and his name gets called and Katie, who played the duchess, and she's like, well, the Dick who bid one dollar more than I did for the Lightsaber, come claim your prize. And I was like that was awesome. He Yeah, she lost by like a buck. Yeah, she's like, you know. And then when he got it, I took it, but he did like fifty bucks. For why I can't run the auction. I'd be like, screw that guy, I bit another dollar. Whenever look exactly, it's like your yeah, buddy, but anyway, it's like at the rescue rally, it's like we got, I believe, for like fifty bucks or something. So it's like it's amazing. It's I've actually used it a couple times in my comedy routines. So it's like it's a again. It's like you don't have to go out and spend a fortune you want to spend a fortune but you don't have to like, if you need a roof over your head, get a roof over your head. Yeah, not an iron man authentic go you know, repuls or whatever the hell that is. I don't know what it is here that I know. He puts that out. I'm not a Geek, I don't know this shit. I've only heard it through the grapevine. Sure, yeah, probably have like four hundred of my home. I saw some guy cosplaying, but he wasn't cosplaying, he was driving a limited edition iron man. What was it? A Kia? This was an amazing car that he actually paid over Fiftyzero for it. Anybody out there paying fifty grand for a kid? God Love You. The thing was amazing in that it was all authentic emblems and when you open the door the iron man's face shown down on the on the pavement and you could tell his wife...

...was absolutely over this. Oh my gosh, exactly, and he had a Tony Stark plate on it. So coach. We see him in the parking lot outside the comic book store. We're just falling over this. He showed us every feature and his wife is just like, could you shut the fuck up about the iron man car? Already it. I that would be cool. I mean my ultimate one would probably be like a captain America, like limited edition, like something. Well, you just go get a you know, sticker and put it on your hood of your car. That makes sense. I used to drive a truck and if you sigh, impacted it, the bolts would sheer off of the gas tank and basically explode. So we painted a big captain America's signed over the sweet spot. I said go ahead. Hitting now we're here surrounded by some of beauty's cosplay. You know, some stuff purchased, other stuff made by hand, and you know, I know that I try to do as much as I can on my own with a hot glue gone. But you guys some impressive stuff here. What do you mainly do you know in cosplay these days, mostly I do agent Carter and I also do Captain Carter, which is like a female version of Captain America, except for with boobs. Well, that would be the female version America. Thank I said I was awake today. I didn't say I was with it. That's a whole other ball field. Then be awake, but don't make the podcast a wake. Exactly, not a week, but you know my friend Brett does drive it. Why are you not awake at the Satura of the day? I think it was because you were a party and with your friends last night in the cosplay world. Actually know it was Maddie's birthday from Improv and unity theater troupe and you know, a few of us we went down to a local bar just hung out there. I think I got home look around thirty s to the thing I noticed yesterday on the facebook page for the Unity Group, I think it was, was this gloague testimonial about Maddie and her efforts to, you know, form the group and mentioned her my name and the turn out. She wrote it. I know. She's like she's so cute, though. She's like, she's like, I really don't, you know, go up there, you know, and now it's like my it's my birthday and things like that. She's like, sounds like I just thought I'd write a little burb and, you know, I advertise more for the theater troupe and everything just kind of make it look like somebody else wrote it about you. I know. It was so sweet, though. It's like I love her and you. Yeah, when you nominate yourself for, you know, some award. I mean you just have to run with it. Else nominate me. So I'll do it myself. I said, I think it was a smart way to get things out there. So yeah, so that's why I'm not quite a weak I am, but I'm not well. Can you remember, back through the fog, the first time you cosplayed? Yes, Oh, I believe it was at something in robots. You were a robot. No, definitely not. I did. I did my first version ever of agent card, which was, you know, kind of thrown together at the last minute. I had a lot of fun, like everybody was recognizing me as agent Carter, so I didn't. Yeah, I did, right. The only thing that I've ever kept from that was a skirt that I found in a thrift store which was, I believe, the a line Brown skirt from the first Avenger and I just had to create like the green jacket for it. Like that's one of the hardest things is getting a true I jacket because they close up. They there's snug. If you're a woman, the boobs are the worst thing. I mean, unless you're like a twig and can go up like two or three sizes. Like nobody's exactly figured out the size of the jacket for women's where? If you're keeping count, we've mentioned boobs twice now the show, so we're on a roll. It's now called cosplay and boobs. What to do with your boobs? How To hold your boot? Anyway, let me hold your boobs while you cosplay exactly like. Hold on like like. Took that in a little bit. Now pull up. Actually, there's another way to there's what? There's an actual tutorial of how they get those awesome cosplay boots. Oh Baby, now, actually, it just takes two bras, believe it or not, bras well, I believe it. That's one for you. That that's the whole secret. And then, if you have a wire one, actually it mine right now is twisted, and then it brings them closer together. It's great. It's bringing boobs closer together. Since two thousand and twenty up. We don't mean idiots. Sometimes sometimes that this is like the age R I owe you, and sometimes why this is like a boobs and sometimes boob I, also known as tits that too. So what cosplay have...

...you always wanted to do but you weren't able to? That's a good question. I usually thought. I usually end up doing whatever I want to Cosplay, sever cross play and do a male, you know, not the female version of a character, but you know, a male straight up, because we know this girl emily, and she likes to show up in full beard and you know, it's like who's that beautiful girl man thing with the beard? So it's emily. Yeah, I remember the first play amazing. She's a beauty and I remember the first time I saw her. I think she was Dr Frankenfurt from Rocky Horror, walking around with her little entourage of fellow horror rocky horror players, and everybody was like wow. It's so strange when guys finally realize that it's a woman playing a man and they then they're relieved that they were attracted to her. It's okay, I mean there's nothing wrong with being attracted to the same sex. Well, a lot of guys would beg to differ and like something addly intriguing about Dr Frankenfurter. There it's like, oh, it's a girl. They're like Oh, thank God, I know. It's like okay, good Frankenfurter, good frank infurn. Yeah, some guys. Now there's this Guy Michael. You know, we're not using any last names, but he cross place constantly because his whole approach to it is that cosplay is consent because of a lot of the beautiful women who show up a comic book costumes, wearing practically nothing like their favorite cop comic book character, but you're only allowed to photograph them. You can't even talk to him. They got no time for you otherwise. So this guy goes out of his way and he must have that cleavage thing down. And I know this is another guy who from the back, people, guys are in the boothgoing Whoa, check her out, and then he turns around and they're like, oh my God, like what the Hell, what the hell, what the Hell is that? It's like a vooner killer Huh. So, you know, what do you think about that? I think we talked about this on another podcast, but what about these girls who are so scantily clad at the comic book convention surrounded by, you know, hot, Horny nerds, but they don't want have anything to do with anybody? I don't know. I mean, yeah, it's one thing to come dressed, you know, and like two bandies and, you know, some floss and then it's like, okay, here I am no touchy touchy. Sometimes they don't even want their photos taken. Don't you take my photo, like, don't even they'll get like totally offended. Yeah, that, you know, it's like don't, don't talk to me, don't touch me, don't take my photos, like my image. I don't get it. I'm like them, why are you dressed like that? You know a lot of people are like, Oh, these people get raped or whatever, because they're not worrying anything. And you know, it's like, I believe there's some part in that and then there's, you know, another part. But yeah, it's like it cosplay is not consent, I mean. I mean you wouldn't go up to somebody on the street walking around and just, you know, grab their boob or something. Well, let me friends. Yeah, down there at Mardy graw that might happen. Thinking Fantasy Fest and the keys, a lot of boob grab it. Yeah, places like that. Yeah, but you know, the cosplay world a lot of people and you wouldn't believe, you know some of them that are like doing the lude cosplays and things like that. They're mostly underage girls and it's like what. Yeah, come to find out there's like a thirteen year old, but next to you that looks like a playboy. Right. Well, you know, Ohma from Dragon Ball Z dress like a playboy bunny and she's thirteen years old. Guys, exactly. We it's like surprised. I mean I'll see a bunch of forty year olds doing that. Yeah, absolutely. The thing about this fantasy fast out in the keys is they don't they don't wear costumes, they just paint the stuff on. That's always something that I've wanted to try. I think we've talked about saves a lot of money. Yeah, exactly. Here you'll have to worry about spending money on cock plays. Then he's just don't get painted on it and painted. I think that Poison Ivy. Or let me see, what was that character from x men, the Blue Woman? Oh my gosh, I can't remember her knee. See My geek stabs already. William a notch today. It's like no, Mistik or Rey, I remembered. I am redeemed. Like you could paint her on. I think she was actually just painted...

...on in the movies. Yes, yeah, and you're like, Oh man, give me some of that paint. Hell, yeah, I mean that's probably the most comfortable thing you would wear. I got a friend I'M gonna be uncomfortable this weekend because we're doing an evil bunny photo shoot pre Easter and you know, Jesus would just be so into this, you know. But I'm going to be frank from Donnie Darko, and the reason I actually have that costume it's because I went to drop some stuff off as a donation at a thrift store and they told me put it in the back room and when I went in the back room, just costume slowly turned on its hanger and looked at me and I was like, what the Hell is that? I gotta have that. And apparently a lot of people are into this, you know, people who really love that Donnie Darko movie. They recognize that character. Other people are like what the Hell is that? And now it's like, so we're going to do frank. The Buddy's going to be there, we're going to have Jason Voorhees bunny there, we're going to have a Zombie bunny there and we're going to have a guy who's the owner of the store, Mike from underground. He's going to be the dirt bag bunny, so you can have your choice of for Nasty Buddies to take your picture with. I believe we're raising money for something, perhaps the cat fund. People always seen to dump their straight cats and SMITHVILLE and they all end up behind Mike's shop for some reason, and he loves so and he loves them and then he gives them names like stinky face and shit for brains. That's love right there. It's just so we go outside. Yeah, Shit for brains, Hey, come here, shift for brains, and all these people like, look up. I remember him. My Dad lived on a farm and there was barn cats and one of them came over to me and I named the Cat Shit, and the only time the cat will come over is if you called it shit. He's like Nice, real nice. My mom came to the farm one time. I was like well, Momm you have to come meet this cat. I was like, come here, shit, and she's like what. I'm like yeah, well, speaking of dressing up like a cat, what about these furries? Are they cosplayers? What the heck's going on with these people? I think furries are like their own thing. Bruise are their own thing. There, their own thing, yea, their own conventions. Yes, Oh my goodness. Yeah, so if you want to be dressed in a nice hot costume walking around all day and then screwing, go for it. I thought that you're going to say go to the Renaissance Fair, not since breakfast. AH, hot costume walking around. Yeah, yeah, that's a renaissance fair all over. And you do that to you cosplay at those, don't you? Yeah, that is I'm a little easier, you know, you can kind of fudge that renaissance look a little put up, I think, a plume in your hat. You're good. Yes, yes, yes, there's you know, there's Lords, there's ladies, there's, you know, nobility, kings, Queens, like most people find it more relaxing just too dresses like wenches and like lower classmen and you know, just have fun with it and it doesn't matter if your queen or a fairy or combination. Matter if you're a fairy, but it's matter. I know somebody was like, oh my gosh, you know, it's like these fairies and stuff. They were talking about fairies and I was like, well, have you ever been to the fairy fest? There's like there's a whole fest for fairies. I was like, yeah, it's like where, if you been here, there's literally everything. There is something out there for everyone. And then, you know, the Renaissance Fair is really the only place I've heard beauty really talk about getting it on in the terms of Cosplay, and that you know that I did it. Do a little google in there, little google search. Find plenty of topless wenches at these things, but apparently not till laughter hours. Yeah, that would definitely be the after hour show. Show me Y'all. Booms, my lady, I'll give you my rat on a stick, right on it, Dick. That's perfect. Any all right, is that what you call it? Belowd have a rat on a stick. Yeah, all I keep envisioning is like pube's gone wild. PUBE's gone wild. The cosplay convention, like here we go again. If you get well, most girls are shave these days, so no one's showing up for that thing. Now it's a ball headed guys are like, what's you? What are you supposed to be? Like? I'm a csrmous yeah, tell here, I am front and center. Here I am nothing like a good clip joke in there. Where not? We talked about BOOBS, you know. Yeah, let's get the lower half go and let's but anyway,...

...yeah, I'm stoked. That's cool to hear about. You know, stoked about the Free East. I don't know, the Free Easter thing this week and and I'm just gonna stutter this through, and then I was thinking. I was like well, that got my mind going. I was like you have a funny json. Maybe if I talk Mike into going, there might be a bunny and Michael Myers, we add him into the mix and then more the merrier. And then, you know, up on my Buzuka I have my bunny ears right from Louise from Bob's Burgers, who could totally be deranged. I definitely comments like yeah, yeah, like girl, they're that because I say we're not going to reproduce like rabbits that day, because it's all guys, I know, but just a dress up and have fun. I was like, well, I can do the Zombie drink petties that I wanted to it. I think it's this weekend, Saturday and Sunday at the underground and Smithville. I don't get out of a lot, but when I do I do weird stuff like that exactly. It's so much fun. It's so much more fun that way. It's so much and now, you know, it's like I got the scoop on you know, may second, because I'm also a guest for level up right, sounds like now I'm like, okay, now I want to rehash one of my star wars thing, which isn't totally screen accurate, but what the hell. You know, we're not going for that record. The other thing about setting a world record is it's like it's a it's a racket, let me tell you, because the Guinness people have turned into a publishing company. So what happens is they'll tell you, yeah, sure, you can break the record and if you want us to be there and help you get through, it's only twelvezero dollars, if you like. Well, we thought we'd raise about two hundred, maybe twelve, tenzero eight hundred of it. I know, right. It's like. So just do your own person all, you know, competition. Like each year, just build it up more. You know, you get a hundred people last year, maybe you'll get two hundred this year. You know, like things like that. You know, it's like to build on and then maybe like people notice like, Oh crap, they went one year. They only had fifty, but then five years from now they had like five hundred or something, and Hamilton all still around at doesn't you know? Who knows? I know it's like done, done, done right. Another stores closing be cool. They just let the store owners themselves run the place and then chaos would ensue. That be cool. People, people riding there skateboards down to rails. Like get that fountain running again so we can take baths. Tell Yeah, actually know, has there? There was never a fountain at the ever fountain. That the Hamilton Mall. The Shot Mall, yes, but the Hamilton Mall No. No, I'm just that kind of stuff, you know. Yeah, I grew up them all was the place to go for everything. We get entertained there on the weekends. See Rock Stars. There were competitions and contest now it's like crickets and you take in your life in your hands. You feel like you're like I better order something online. I feel of dirty. I'm going to take my lightsaber so I feel safe. Yeah, right, like only that would be me. I like, all on, let me grab a shield and a light saber. I'll be right there. I face the folks. It's all you need to be a Jedi is a is a nice robe and a lightsaber. Exactly that I was. I was cosplaying Lando Calari. See, you know what a bunch of flak I took for that because I was appropriating a black character from the Star Wars? But you know what, that guy was like the best dress guy in the whole day of series. He was. No I remember when he came on screen there were women in the audience started creaming their jeans like why wouldn't you want to dress like that guy? Then, of course, one of my friends is like, well, you don't do blackface. I'm like, I'm not your friend anymore. That you would even think that is the grounds for us to not be friends anymore. Of course I don't, you idiot. I mean you boob idiot. Boobs. They're all the same. I where Jerry Cool Wig, if I actually get a Ford One, but I know it's like that's another good point of bringing up. It's like you can cosplay whatever the hell you want to cosplay. You know, if your weight and want to cosplay a dark or black, hot the black character, go for it. It's like you don't have to know. Don't do black be though. No, no, no, no, no, be yourself, but be that character. Dresses that character. Actually the Bazooka here, that's holding on the Luise's bunny hat over here. This is what I do with my props in the meantime. It's like they hold up the Bazooka is actually from a character, TULIPO hair, from the preacher series, and she is of dark skin and it's like I just fell in love with that character. I was like I have to cosplay her, and that's that's all...

...you have to do is love a character to cosplay. It's like, just do it. Yeah, I love Lando because he says all those cheesy pick up lines, you know, like you belong among the clouds, and that's the kind of shit gets me in trouble with hr all the time. I said that's why I like to lapo hair. She's like a Badass that you know, she doesn't need anybody to run her life. She did. She just goes for it, man. It's like whatever she's feeling, it's like just do it, like live in that moment and just do it. The cool thing about our star wars cosplay was was it's an inclusion event. Okay, I work with people with disabilities and and then they show up just as caught as characters, and it's a blast because you know, it's never know who's going to show up. And this is another reason we don't really want you to have to have a movie authentic costume. You can just show up in your damn tshirt. I'm happy that's true. It's like if you love something, if you want to cosplay, it's like just cosplay, like stopped looking at all those photos online. Be Like no, I can't do that, I'll never be as good as that person. It's like no, it's like be you. It's like just do it because you want to do it. Don't, don't wait for it, because as soon as you do, it's like you'll be, you know, in a walker going into an old age hoomb and you'll be like, damn, I should have done that when I had the chance. Which is funny because actually one of the most popular characters around here is this geriatric wonder woman. Everything her. She's so amazing. I guess serious. She is hysterical. I love her on throughout smoking a cigarette with these big droopy boots. It's like fifth food mentioned. There we go, gotta Walker. That's where I saw her on America's got talent. It's like she is awesome. Like I said, she's yeah, that's just like hands down like one of the best damn things I've ever seen. So, yeah, take take chances like that. You know, be an older women, wonder woman or even a superman with his balls hanging down to his knees or something. Hey, like things like that, and it's you. That's tight. Still the old days, I know. Yeah, but if anybody does cosplay that good, Lord Police Send me photos. I don't know why, I just want to see it. I just well, there are some hot, hot cosplayers out there. This woman, Valerie, who's the leading wonder woman in the in the country. She just did, I guess spurt ward got his own star on the walk of fame or something like that, and she was at an event with Kevin Smith and the basically the only person I saw in that photo was Valerie dressed as the catwoman. Wow, she was hot stuff. And now I know there's these this all this cosplayers who have their own you know, they do naughty cosplay and I apparently guys are really into that and will pay as much just twenty twelve a month to see it, I know it's like it's great. Actually, I like to call her one of my sister's and there. She's from Canada. Her name's Claria Cosmia and actually she does a lot of the ludes stuff and she actually helped me with my sheryld tunt cosplay. She's like one of the nicest people ever and right now, like any money that she makes, it makes off of her photos or her Patriot or whatever, it actually goes towards all of her medical bills. I can't remember what's that one thing. It's the thing that's inside you that like totally makes your everything like go numb and limb and everything. It's it's not cosplaying. No, it's not cosplay. I brew my Algia. Yeah, that's the one really ending. Ding, yes, Ding, thing. That's what she has, and a lot of times it's like really debilitating, like I don't even think she's done like a comic con in a long time because she can't. Like a little energy that she has, she makes, you know, the smallest of videos just to keep up with everything and letting people know that she's still alive, and I think she's like fantastic. I would love to go to Canada and do something amazing like with her. We should put a link to her her stuff in wherever. Yeah, exactly, exactly. That's what we have, one of those. Exactly. It's like another point that I want to make. It's like, don't be afraid to go up and talk to other cosplayers, because a lot of times it's like we're really nice, we'll talk to you, especially like if you have, you know, if you want to cosplay like one of the same characters and you have no idea where to get started. Like I would have no idea where to get started unless I went, what was it, wizard world one year, and that's when I found in love with cosplay and I found out, you know who, this awesome person was playing agent Carter, and she recommended me to the facebook group page and there they had tons of tutorials and tons of the tons of the same people doing the...

...same character and we all look different and it was just amazing just to find these other people and be able to be like hey, you know, it's like I'm starting on this. Where did you get this material from or where? You know, it's like, how do I get started? And that's what I think a lot of people that are just getting into cosplay. They have no idea how to get started and you just have to like jump into it and if you ever come up to me in a comic con or even to my website, that would be Carter cosplay tocom, feel free to ask me anything. I think you actually gets started by being a geek. Yeah, that's probably the only require first step. Like, if you are Ken one to Cosplays, do God got a hat? Yeah, when you all show up at the same cosplay, they you don't duke get out. No, not at all. Actually we're like, oh my gosh, like where'd you get that? How did you do that? That's amazing. Fine, show up at a credic convention and there's other jokers. I just want to take them out my how dare you? My favorite is going to comic cons and there there's more than one Michael Myers, and after a certain amount of time it's like, okay, I give up which one is. which are like like which one of my parent bringing home, because I have no idea. Like at one of them there's two Michael Myers, one of them being Mike, my fiance, and there there was another one and they just were at a stare in contest. So me and the other Michael's wife, were like hey, let's go grab a drink because these guys are going to be here for a while. And then we came back and we're like, okay, now which one's which? So you want to swamp, okay, let'Sen. You take him for a while, I'll think yours and we'll be back here next year, won't it's strong silent types exactly. I have a friend who cosplays as Jason Voorhe's from Friday the thirteen, and he's become very popular over the past years, so popular that women are basically willing to do photo shows for free with their shirts off. And don't tell anybody that, but we're going to do a photo shoot this weekend. But the craziest thing was we were at an event and he was dressed in his South Jersey Jason Costume and these people came up to us and they wanted to do a fantasy photo shoot right there in the woods at the event. And ends up this girl had the machettie in her inner doubtful back. She had to hockey mass and a clown mask and we ended up going out in the woods and her boyfriend been are over a tree and pretended to have sex with her until the Real Jason came and killed them. Both people were. People are into this. They do they, oh my gosh, like give him, like doing Michael Myers. It's like he's like, I just like choking bitches, and they do. They come right up to him in the way, so can you kill you? It's great, because me don't. Carl touts like I'm a bitch that likes to be choked and he looks choking bitches. So there we go. Match made. And how exactly? It's more fun that way. I just those female wrestlers all the time to choke me and never will never put me in a choke. Call that. I think it's liability issues. Yeah, that one would definitely be liability. There's a couple girls I'm really in love with, Taniel Dash with, oh my gosh, she rings my belt locally. There this girl, Christina Murria. I just love her. Those girls can slam me to the mat any time. It's like very nice. Oh yeah, in fact, it was funny. I went to a secret birthday party for one of the promoters kids and there was probably six diva matches in a row and I was just like, I want this for my birthday, right. I can we get that in the bedroom please. Those girls are always in costume. It's not cosplay. No, no, that's work. That is work, man. You know, I know how fake your phony wrestling is, but when you're jumping thirty feet off of a the top wire there and and doing a triple backflip and the landing on somebody here, you know, I'm sorry, but it's still takes a certain amount of athleticism and skill. Folks. Yeah, exactly. That's way more than just putting on a cot. Yeah, I would do that once and it'd be like, Oh, it's career is tragically ended. It's like and we're done. I tried, it didn't work. Look at that costume. That's awesome. I hope he likes it because he's about to be buried in it. and Oh yeah, big cosplay funeral and everybody has to guys like, costume required. That would be great. Like heck, yeah, I'll talk about cosplay. I can't wait to get back into it. It's like my first show, while not for a show the year, but major show coming up April. Fourth and fifth I'll be at the ocean city comic con. I...

...am backing in. Ocean city comic con is great because it's, you know, kind of small and intimate. So there's no reason why you can't just talk to everybody there exactly. So if you are a cosplayer, want to come out? I think my comedy partners about to kick the bucket over here, but yeah, please come out and talk to us. Yeah, maybe time we get to scratchy throat. Now you're like coronavirus, the coronavirus. I'm glad I'm seeing from that. I only Dream Budweiser and we're getting out exactly every year it's a new thing and now everybody's like, I don't want to go to comic cons because I'm going to get the coronavirus. Right now, a lot of businesses down. I'm gonna cosplay the coronavirus. It's like wipe everybody out that every year there seems to be a new thing coming up and so far nobody that I know has died from any others. So no, exactly. So yes, it's like ocean city comic con coming up. They for fourth and fifth. Come on out so meet some awesome cosplayers. Cosplay yourself. They always have a giant cosplay contest and it's so much fun. Well, I'm trying to find some new characters and you know, I can't be Luke skywalker anymore. I'm too damn old. But now I've actually gotten to the point where my hair is long enough, I could grow up my beard and I can be the new Luke skywalker, which is an old luke skywalker. I probably a want where my belt as high as he does in the movie, though you know, you might get your nipples stuff. They were covering his is. It was like, well, I could hit the treadmill for six months before we film this, or I could just pull my belt up. There you go. I love Mark Camel. He's you know, we're both share some things in common, but our love of the joker's one of them. It's awesome. I have this little little bust of the joker. When you push the button it says twenty different Mark Camel Joker sayings. Very nice. Yeah, I have that my car because I actually such a Geek Guy. Have a joker mobile perfect. Yeah, but it costs way more than most people's cosplay costumes. So the thing is, I put these stickers on it, one giant one that says POW on on the back window and now you can't see at the back windows. I have to roll it down to when you want to take a turn see if anyone's coming something. I'M gonna get rid of that. Yeah, that seems like that would definitely be, you know, a hazard. Yes, like, don't. If you're doing cosway and your cosplaying your car, don't kill people cosplaying your car. There, you got your car, you know, do it up doing it. Actually, sometimes it was just city comic con. They have some cool cars that come up there. Sometimes had the batmobile. We've had optimist prime up there, but I love really all got back up. Eighteen van is local. There's guys are dukes of hazard cars. Local fact. They there was a local collectibles of conquo store. They shot a commercial and invited all the cosplayers to come out and work the commercial and but they didn't. Then they didn't invite me because my cadillac wasn't iconic enough. Like, like any of the kids know what the fucking eighteen van is these days? I know right. That's for US bigger kids, Dandy, that's for our fantasies and big black cadillacs. About as iconic as it gets. Buddy, it was awesome. Yeah, you were there for that day, right, yes, are shooting is Captain Carter? Yeah, the GEEKS. It was like so much fun. Got To ride around and so some of those classic cars and it's like actually, Captain America, where my hardness? It was great. It wasn't nice. Yes, he got another one, but he's he's like really, really built, and every time he flets because it was just held on by vault crow, the velcro would totally pop, whereas my harness was like one of those adjustable ones. It didn't have the VELCRO. So it I was like here, take mine. I was like, Captain American needs it more than I did. So there you go. VLCRO versus adjustable. Go with the adjustable every time. Yes, yeah, she liked that sound of the velcro right and apart. It's some people are into and that's one thing. Well, of those cosplayers will help out other cosplayers in need if something like that happens. Yeah, we have like a needle and thread at our booth or some dumpy person. Just don't do what my friend Gen did one time. She was fixing a mask and it was on her face and there was a hot blue gun involved. Yeah, she's like I just got blue gun my math to my feet. is also the one. I was helping her make a classic Harley Costume and she went to put the plastic bag on her head to make the mold and everything for the hat...

...piece and she stuck the plastic bag over her head and she started taping it and there's like no holes or anything. Dude, due different kind of cosplay all together, I know, but it like came out song. That's actually the first DC costume that I worked on. Usually I'm like more on the marvel side. Stand actually hot. You know, the thing about this frank costume is is you got you got to put this rubber mask on and you know I can't take that for, you know, maybe more than twenty minutes, thirty minutes, tough. The Nice thing about frank is he just stands there so effectively. I could go get a store room dummy and just stick the costumer are exactly get in the corner and like word mark, going like he's at the Bar, like he's drinking man. Yeah, he did his part. There he is. He's like he got that wrapped up right there, which is awesome. Well, the success of this Easter Bunny thing is based on the fact that every year they have a Zombie Santa, and this year they're right. They had three of them. They had Jason Santa, they had dirtbagsna and Zombie Santa. And the reason why they the owner who used to be Zombie Santa Stop doing it is because he basically hates kids. He started it as a way to not be with kids. It was like bringing your kid here and we'll scare the crap out of them, and now it's like, Oh, my kid loves zombies, so he had to actually have these little turds in his lap all all weekend. He's like fuck this, I am done with this. It's like, Nope, I'm done. That's any probery in some more people because, yeah, no, no, when you start something because you hate kids and then the kids like last yeah, it's that just figures. It's like damn, now nothing scares these kids anymore. Nothing seems as scare of anymore. You know, Nope, no, they got Zombie solemn breakfast cereal. Why should they be scared? Exactly, it's like they love it in fact, it's like we're talking about, you know, a lot of the horricons and things like that. I know one of my favorite horror icons is father evil, and his son actually likes what he loves. Michael Myers, like you will follow my fiance around like all Damn Day, and father evil's like what, like, dude, like you're my son, like no, it's like so sad and cute at the same time. About Dr Evils, he's not evil, he's still will reside over your you know, your wedding ceremony with that. Never even utter one satanic work. No, not Dr but father evil. Father Evil. Yeah, Father Evil. Yeah, that dude, that father evil. Bless my Cadillac. Oh, Nice, I know father evil, for he was famous. It's like he's awesome. Yeah, there's so, like, so much stuff coming up. I know. I think this weekend. Also that thing. Yeah, that's that's thing, Monster Mania. There we go. Okay, that's what's coming up. That's place where people charge you a hundred dollars to sign a piece of paper. Oh, I love you so much. Okay, yeah, it'll be a hundred bucks. Well, some of them I know that I've spoken to years and years ago. We had. We've actually gotten tables out of Monster Mania. It's like just with with my theater schedule right now, it was just too damn hard to do that. But we've gotten tables there and one year we were in the same room as the original cast of dark shadows and it was awesome being in there and meeting all of them. And then and come to find out, like some of us, we do like the same shows together. So we like we talked about, you know, the the Awesome Times that we had. Like it's really hard sometimes you get food into monster mania, like in Cherry Hill, because they have the run restaurant. They used to have like a vendor, and then there's a teeny tiny like starbucks in there and they always sell out of food really fast and we're like, well, we're not leaving here because you couldn't get in or out of the parking lot. So I was like, I have an idea. Why don't we just order a pizza to our booth? So we did and then we're getting ready to eat and some of the cash from dark shadows comes down. They're like is that pizza? And we're like yes, you want so too. This isn't pizza. What the Hell you think it. So it was like it was like totally awesome sharing pizza with dark shadows and some of them that I've talked to like at Monster Mania. They've actually been. They were awesome and they saw like I was kind of like a super fan, like I wasn't like totally geeking out, like we just like talk and talk and everything and then, you know, before I know, it's like they were, you know, signing a photo for me for free. It was like awesome. It was I love going engaging to people in a booze and then just I just wanted to say Y,...

...yeah, I know, I I love that you they're itching to sign something for you or getting that Selfie and you're like Ay, just wanted to give you a props exactly. And sometimes it's like getting into like the whole horror things. I love, you know, Mike Doing Michael Myers, and I don't like feel left out of doing things, but I've created like my own like clown kind of character which I go around and I have a sign that says free hugs, and I loved it. When I think it's the Soaska sisters. They came right out from their booth there will like we want to hug you. One up and Mike's like, Damn, don't not get up, like we can give my cholmiers a hug. But he just looked at me like they just went right past him. I look, well, you're not wearing a sign that says free hugs, and Fiona Dwarf came out. It's like, dude, I was like this thing is like cold. The thing's a hug. Frank the bunny. Does he smell? Does he have an you know that? I think that it's just so off putting to see this giant, dark, ugly rabbit that it's pretty funny because people will take picture. You know, it usually as cosplays. Are Like Hey, can I take a my picture with you? With frank, they're like taking a picture of him in the distance. He's just always no one comes up, no one engages at all. I've stood a contact conquo cons just stood up against a wall for ten, fifteen minutes. No one engage me at all, but fifty people took my picture. Nice nic that's how usually is, isn't it? You know they do. They look that strong, silent type that doesn't move. You know, it's like predict stand over here. Let's look by me like all the scary like Easter bunny stuff. There are a hunt of scary Easter movies out and one of the ones that well, it was actually kind of funny but it was scary at the same time. It was called Easter Bunny, kill, kill, and there's a foot. There's a story that kind of goes with this. Like one time I was watching a movie with Rudy Real and we got talking about, you know, cractastic movies and I was like, well, there's this one movie that Mike and I watched and it was all these bunnies, this bunny running around killing people with a large Dildo, like it was like it was so funny, and I was like I can't remember the name. He's like no, no, you have to remember the name now. You can't just you know, spat that out and I was like okay. So I started looking through Youtube, you know trailers, to see if I can find which one it was, and I was like these are bunnies with chainsaws. I need bunnies with dildos. And at the same time use talking to emily on the phone and she's like wouldn't that be a rabbit or something and he was like now, how would you know that? And so we just got into it and I was like yeah, it's called Easter Bunny Kill Kill, and it's like the craziest thing. That's what they're gonna do it your funeral. They're going to read your Google search to the crowd. Oh, money's with buildos. Check. Well, it was just so funny. I was like, these are buddies with chainsaws, I need bunnies with Dildos, and he's like, you know, I'm proud of my kids first words to me, but that is like the most the best sentence I have that I've ever heard. Ever, wait a minute, you would be proud of your kids first words if that was it. Way Know Who's he was as sorry he was. He was excited, like he was an excited dad and everything, and his kids are older, but he's like he was really excited like when his kids said his first words to him. But then hearing the sentence these are bunnies with chainsaws, I need bunnies with Dildos, that's the best thing that he ever okay, I was like stick with me, there's a lot more coming out. Yeah, some six year old kids saying he likes that you dared. Just like back away from the booth, little boy. I get the police involved. It's like, Daddy, could I have one of the bunnies with dildos? Well, son, I'd prefer to get you the one with the chain saw every if I love them with the vagina. Maybe not. Just Oh, maybe we could once one. You know, may once one. It's like with rabbits and everything. I know my friend Christie one time had some rabbits and they the rabbits, had rabbits themselves and then the rabbits they were just going at it. She's like, Oh my God, they're fucking like rabbits. And she's like I now get the saying. She's wand. So yeah, it's it's a visual and she masked. She does it funny. It wasn't like the bunny killer. It was funny. But one of her sons, he loves Jason. So I keep trying to get him to come out to, you know, all the events and stuff and get this picture taken. Yeah, that's another thing, like these little kids kind of. I love you, Jason, and slit my throat please. I know it's so cute. It's very I can't understand the strange obsession. Like, well, why did you show them Friday the thirteen? They fucking five years old,...

...because that's how we were a little parents. I said, actually, if it wasn't for babysitter, I would not have known about that movie. Yeah, right, but it's okay, it's cool. Your Kid Watch this. I'M gonna go over in the corner here, and I mean I did roll up on blazing saddles in the best little whore house in Texas. So you know she's wasn't you know, just like Jason and Freddy and all that stuff. They were awesome. Like I fell in love with the checks Texas chainsaw massacre. I don't know what's with me and chainsaws, but yeah, I love God, I love going to sleep to, you know, the Texas chainsaw massacres. Sound of chicks change so bad as chicks being hacked the pieces and somebody could dress like leather face, go to convention and girls will be fawn and all over exactly. It's like. See, it's like why can't you know? It's like you can cosplays somebody else, even if you were their skin off their face and put it onto yours and it's right maybe that's the cheapest way to go about it. I'm gonna dress like you. Oh, you're gonna dress like meet. No, actually, I'm going to wear your face, give me your skin. We're here about these shoes. It look authentic enough. Sorry, is back to pay less, back to haunted pay less. So are there any quotes about cosplay that you found? I didn't find anything. No, Kidd I wasn't looking for any. I told you I was up. I didn't say I was ready yet. She's ready, all right. It's like I'm pretty ready to cosplay. WHOO YEP. So, yeah, anything else about cosplay? I can't think of anything other than, if you're going to do it, have fun. Don't spend a lot of money if you can help it, okay, and don't think that you have to go out there with some kind of work of art, as a costume can always be a work in progress. I don't even wear pancake makeup for the joker anymore because I'm so damn Pale it doesn't really matter anyway. But you know, have fun with it, guys. That's that's all I can recommend, because if you're not going out there and having fun, and what the Hell Are you doing? Yes, exactly. It's like that's all cosplay is, is putting on a costume and having fun. It's like, don't spend Luke Crisp amounts of money. Just look in your closet, see what you have. Amazing things can be. You know, taken with what you have and what's around the house. You know, it's like just put on a costume and just go to your local comic con and just have fun. Have some fun. Yeah, like I put the Fu in fun. That is probably not a good quote. Put the end in fun. What that means I'm the Fu and you're the end. That's right. This is so weird. This is I could be the KY and then be Funky, funky, fresh funky. Are you and the Ky Jelly? She don't use shelley. I prefer smokers. So many great flavors. I know right. Well, this is beauty. This is the beast eww showcom.

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