Posts tagged "comics"

C2E2 2011 Highlights

C2E2 2011 Highlights
Well, C2E2 has come and gone, and if you’re like me, you’re still getting over that nasty cold you caught from one of the thousands of strangers you came into contact with. (We call it “con-crud”) Overall I had a great time at the convention. The comic heavyweights made their presence known with their massive... Read more »

Let the 2011 Cosplay Season Begin!

Sorry I’ve been totally missing from the blog for a while. I’ve been super busy, trying to get stuff together for C2E2 this weekend! I have two new costumes for this convention. I’m excited to debut the awesome Josie and the Pussycats group I’m doing with two of my lovely friends. I’m still trying to... Read more »

LXTV talks to Chicago Cosplayers (VIDEO)

My good friend and fellow cosplayer Toby Markham as Captain Jack Sparrow (NBC LXTV 1st Look Chicago) Working in TV does come with a few perks from time to time. When a former colleague of mine (who currently works for NBC) asked me if I could hook her up with some cosplayers for a feature... Read more »
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ACME Design Inc.

I recently had a chance to visit the folks at ACME Design Inc., in Elgin, IL. ACME creates replicas, sculptures, props, and prototypes for television, print, trade shows, video games…well, to sum it all up, they’re pretty much awesome people who make awesome stuff! As a cosplayer and an avid fan of props and visual... Read more »

Comic Con take me away!

  Oh yes. It’s that time of year again. The local nerd gathering of the summer, Chicago Comic Con. All my friends have been posting pictures of their new costumes, and tweeting up a storm about the drive to the convention center. I won’t be heading out until tomorrow morning…and then it’s a 3-day weekend... Read more »

Explaining cosplay to co-workers

New costume for Chicago Comic Con I didn’t think it was a huge secret that I frequently dress up in costumes for fun, but a lot of people I work with had no idea…until now. Recently, some of the guys at work were talking about Chicago Comic Con, and they asked if I would be... Read more »
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Vote! Alter Ego Maniac is a Black Weblog Awards Finalist

Last month I asked for my Facebook fans to nominate me for the 2010 Black Weblog Awards. Much to my surprise, I’m now a finalist for the “Best Gaming or Comic Blog” category! So I want to thank everyone who nominated me. This blog has giving me a new platform to share my hobby with... Read more »

Meet real life superhumans!

Meet real life superhumans!
It’s no secret that the world loves superheroes. With the popularity of blockbusters like Iron Man, Watchmen, and The Dark Knight, it’s very clear that superheroes have gone mainstream. 20/20 has found real life people who seem to have superhuman abilities! Never have I been more excited to see a 20/20 special. Tomorrow 20/20 will... Read more »

Geeky Baby Names

Geeky Baby Names
Courtesy: buycostumes.com I was talking to my mom the other day about her future grandchildren. I told her, “My kids are going to have cool nerdy names.” She was not pleased to hear this at all, and she demanded they have “normal” names like Ashley or Brittany…..ummm, sorry mom, no thanks! Maybe she feared I... Read more »
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Superhero Costuming Forum!

Today the Superhero Costuming Forum is celebrating their one year anniversary. So if you’re interested in Superhero costuming, and you want tips and advice, check it out. Here are pictures of some of the amazing costumes their members have put together. Check out this tribute video created for the Superhero Costuming Forum’s anniversary Here are... Read more »