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For as much as I enjoy going to various cons to check out the cool panels and meet the celebrities whose work I enjoy, my favorite part is easily the cosplay.  It is always a thrill to be walking through the convention halls and pass people dressed as Super Mario, the Doctor, Darth Vader, even a few TARDIS’.  Well, speaking of some amazing cosplay which I wish I had seen in person, I found some cool pictures of some amazing Rule 63 Kratos and Ganon cosplay.

These pictures take by Mike Kowalek feature some of if not the best female Ganon (from the Legend of Zelda franchise) and Kratos (from the God of War games) cosplay I have ever seen.  The beautiful woman cosplaying as Ganon is Ely Renae and the equally beautiful woman cosplaying as Kratos is Emma Lu.  Apparently these lovely ladies were spotted recently at Otakon in Baltimore.

I don’t know how much time and effort was put into these costumes but it was absolutely worth it as they are both stunning!

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Female Ganon and Kratos Cosplay

Ganon and Kratos Cosplay

Female Ganon Cosplay

Ganon Cosplay

Female Kratos Cosplay

Kratos Cosplay

[via Kotaku]

I will admit that I never got around to finishing the first Borderlands game much less the second one.  I enjoyed the time I spent with the game, I just never went back to it for some reason although after seeing these jeans, I might have to go back and play it this weekend.

I’ve always been a fan of women in some nice fitting jeans but one cosplayer has taken that idea to the next level and painted some cel shaded jeans for some Borderlands cosplay she is working on.

Cosplayer Kirameku has been working on some Borderlands inspired Nisha the Lawbringer cosplay and she has uploaded some pictures of her progress showing the jeans she has been working on.  Using a mixture of Textilcolor and water, she has done an absolutely stunning job of recreating the cel shading style of graphics from the Borderlands games.  I don’t know how much time she has spent getting it to look that good with that level of detail and shadowing and such but it was time well spent because it looks amazing!

If these is just the pants, I can’t wait to see what the rest of this Nisha the Lawbringer cosplay looks like!

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Borderlands Cel Shaded Jeans

Borderlands Jeans

Borderlands Cel Shaded Jeans

Borderlands Jeans

Borderlands Cel Shaded Pants

Borderlands Pants

[Source:  Kirameku via Fashionably Geek]

Other than trying to catch the old Bob Ross painting show on PBS on Saturday mornings, I can’t say I pay a tremendous amount of attention to paintings.  However, I have always been a fan of Van Gogh and especially his Starry Night painting which is even the wallpaper for some of my devices like my iPod Touch.  When  you combine that with my love for Super Mario, its safe to say you have come up with a t-shirt design that I can’t pass up!

The fantastic people over at TeeFury are doing one of their twofury sales today where they put to shirts against each other to see which one sells more.  Todays competitors are Super Starry Night by Naolito and I’ll Always Protect You by Logan Feliciano, both of which you can get for $11 today only!  Whether you love Super Mario Bros, Bioshock or both, I suspect you will want at least one of these cool shirts (designs below)!

Don’t forget, even if you aren’t a big fan the colors of these shirts, they do have other options to choose from.  Speaking for myself, I am definitely getting the Mario shirt but I am torn between the shirt being black (I already have a hundred or so black shirts) or the navy blue which I like just as much.

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Super Starry Night T-Shirt

Super Starry Night T-Shirt

Bioshock I'll Always Protect You T-Shirt

Bioshock I’ll Always Protect You T-Shirt

[Source:  TeeFury]

It seems like every time I find some good female Link or Princess Zelda cosplay to post, I am always asking myself if I post it too often.  I have posted some great female Link cosplay in the past such as this female Link cosplay and this one just to give a couple of examples.  But I wonder if maybe I do it too often?  I kind of feel like I do but then I remember just how much I love women with pointy ears and then I stop caring and post more.  Well, I found some more great female Link cosplay inspired by Ocarina of Time and thanks to the fact that I am a sucker for pointy ears, here is yet another female Link cosplay post!

This lovely lady Link cosplay is done by the cosplayer Lolita Zombie and these cool pictures were taken by Photographers in Philadelphia.  I think the pictures fit nicely with the cosplay even if she doesn’t really feel in the environments (Photoshop can’t make everything look natural).  I especially like the inclusion of Navi in the one picture.

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Female Link Cosplay

Female Link Cosplay

Female Link Cosplay

Female Link Cosplay

[via Cosplay Blog]

It always irritates me when things I really want aren’t sold in the US, mainly because the cost of getting something imported is insane.  I’ve been known to pay upwards of $45 just to get a DVD shipped from Europe since it couldn’t be found in the US.  Its not very often I have stuff imported (I would quickly go broke if I did it a lot), but sometimes it is just necessary and I suspect that this is one of those times because the Super Mario Bros shoes below are awesome!

In the past, I have posted some really cool Super Mario Bros themed shoes including some neat Super Mario Bros heels (here is another pair I like just as much) as well as some Paper Mario VANS sneakers.  However, unlike those, these Super Mario Bros themed Converse One Star shoes are going to be available to the masses, at least assuming you live in Japan.

These shoes come in red or green depending on if you want the old 8-bit Mario or 8-bit Bowser and the feature a Super Star on the side replacing the normal Converse Star.

Apparently if you can find them in Japan, they are running in the area of 20,000 yen or $195.  At that price, I think I can live without them because by the time I got done with the import costs and everything, I wouldn’t be surprised if the total cost ended up closer to $300 and that is just crazy for Mario shoes.  I will never pay that much for shoes!

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Super Mario Bros Mario Converse Shoes

Super Mario Bros Converse Shoes

Bowser Converse All Star Shoes

Super Mario Bros Bowser Converse Shoes

[via Fashionably Geek]

One of the things I always thought was a bit silly when I used to watch the Pokemon cartoons (back before they introduced a ton of new Pokemon I just couldn’t bring myself to care about) was that every city had a Nurse Joy and an Officer Jenny.  It seemed like kind of an odd element in the show but still cool to see the same characters everywhere.  However, I’m guessing most people weren’t as intrigued by the idea as I was because I don’t think I have seen cosplay of either of them until today.

Cosplayer Siren’s Belle is the beautiful girl sporting this great Officer Jenny cosplay. I think she does a great job bringing the cartoon character to life although I can’t help but think that it would be better if she had Officer Jenny’s Growlithe with her.  Seeing one without the other just feels a little odd but since Growlithe isn’t real, I guess its not a big deal.  Also, the photography is pretty good which was done by Beethy.

Now I really feel the urge to go watch the old Pokemon cartoon.  Off to Netflix I go!

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Officer Jenny Cosplay

Pokemon Officer Jenny Cosplay

[via Fashionably Geek]

While I appreciate great cosplay of all types, Zelda cosplay is probably my favorite.  In general, I think the costumes tend to be more elegant than others and if you have been reading Fanboy Fashion or my other sites like Global Geek News for a while, you know I have a major pointy ear fetish.  Well, apparently it is my lucky day because I came across some amazing Princess Zelda and Princess Hilda cosplay inspired by Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

The two stunningly beautiful cosplayers are Mandalynn (Princess Zelda) and Guhzoontight (Princess Hilda).  The photographer who took some truly awesome shots with these two is Alexis McNichol.

Perhaps the most impressive part of this amazing cosplay is that it was Mandalynn’s first cosplay and Guhzoontight’s second so its not like they are even pros at this.  I’m not sure how much time they spent making this cosplay but I’d say it was well worth it as both costumes turned out looking fabulous!

This has inspired me to put Watch Dogs on hold for a little bit just so I can finish the last half of A Link Between Worlds because it really is a great game.

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Princess Zelda and Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Zelda and Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Zelda and Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Zelda and Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Zelda Cosplay

Princess Zelda Cosplay

Princess Zelda Cosplay

Princess Zelda Cosplay

Princess Zelda Cosplay

Princess Zelda Cosplay

Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Hilda Cosplay

Princess Hilda Cosplay

[Via GeekxGirls]

UPDATE (5/30/14 10:23am): It looks like the only size they have left is a men’s small and I’m not sure if they will get the other sizes back in stock.

Until the chain broke a few times to the point that it was not really that comfortable to get on and off anymore, I used to wear some Gears of War dog tags whenever I would leave the house that I got at some midnight pre-launch event for the first game at a GameStop that I used to live next door to.  While I enjoyed wearing the dog tags and the compliments I would get because of it, to let you in on a little secret, I have never played more than a couple of hours of the first game and I have never played any of the Gears of War games after that.  Its not that I don’t enjoy the game because I did enjoy what time I spent with it, there were just games I enjoyed playing more at the time and I never went back to give the game a proper play though (yet I still bought Gears of War 2 and 3).

Well, for those that are bigger fans of Gears of War than I am or if you want to do like I did for several years and just masquerade as one, I have found the perfect shirt for you which is currently on sale!

The super nerdy folks over at SuperHeroStuff.com are selling this badass Gears of War 2 Marching t-shirt for just $12 right now!  I don’t know how long the sale will last before it goes back up to its regular $20 so if you love the game, I would jump on this deal now!

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Gears of War 2 Marching Tee

Gears of War 2 Marching T-Shirt

[Source:  SuperHeroStuff]

With Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away (June 15th for those who don’t know), have you figured out what you are getting your father or the dad in your life for the special day?  To be honest, it hadn’t even crossed my mind yet as I am one of those people that doesn’t get whatever gift I am getting until the last minute (also known as the last day possible for Amazon to get it to me on time).  However, for those of you who aren’t horrible procrastinators like I am and know the dad they are getting a gift for is a gamer, then I think I have found the t-shirt for you and it is dirt cheap!

The awesome folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this really cool Super Mario 8-Bit BBQ Father’s Day t-shirt for only $5!  The shirt features Mario doing a little grilling with the words ‘Father’s Day 2014 ThinkGeek” under it.

I’m not even a father and I want this shirt, especially for only $5!  I’m not sure how I look in that much red but it is still a really cool shirt.

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Super Mario 8-Bit BBQ Father's Day Shirt

Super Mario 8-Bit BBQ Father’s Day Shirt

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

It has been a long time since I have watched the Pokemon cartoon, but I used to love coming home from school as a kid and watching it in the afternoons.  I already loved playing the games before I got into the cartoon but the cartoon was pretty good as well.  However, over time I just stopped watching it for the same reason I stopped playing the games (until the latest X/Y release) and that was because I didn’t care for all of the new Pokemon.  I guess I just have a bit of an connection with the original set of Pokemon and adding more beyond that never really set right with me.  Well, speaking of the original Pokemon and characters, I stumbled across some awesome Misty cosplay that I thought you guys would like!

Ryuu Lavitz Cosplay is the fantastic cosplayer sporting this adorable Misty cosplay that even features her beloved Pokemon Staryu.  The photographer for these awesome pictures was Jim Brady.

Both the Misty cosplay and the Staryu look great in my opinion.  She actually looks a lot like a girl I know except her skin is a little lighter, her legs aren’t as long and I’m pretty sure that hair is a wig.  Otherwise, they would look identical.

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Pokemon Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Staryu and Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Staryu and Misty Cosplay

Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Misty Cosplay

Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Misty Cosplay

Pokemon Misty Cosplay

[Source:  Ryuu Lavitz Cosplay via GeekxGirls]