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Costume Couture: Top 10 MCU Looks

With Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters this week, it’s time to take a look at the Top 10 MCU looks over the last 10 years of films. That’s right, Rae & Ian each pick their Top 5 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe looks across heroes and villains. These looks space the entire MCU, meaning all currently released 18 films are free game. What is your favorite look?

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Costume Couture: Top 10 MCU Looks

HPN Presents: MCU Tournament

(updated April 25nd, 2018 11:10AM CST with the final bracket, details below.)

March Madness is almost over with, but this is a perfect time for us at the HPN to throw our own tournament the only way we know how: pitting great movies against each other and letting our listeners do the dirty work for us!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will release its 19th film on April 26th, the heavily anticipated Infinity War. We have all waited 10 long years to see this film and have sat through 18 different Marvel showings, some better than others. To celebrate our dedication and fandom, join us in picking what you think is the BEST MCU FILM YET.

The bracket was put together using aggregate sites Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, and MetaCritic to determine tournament seeds.

Download and fill out your copy below. Don’t forget to follow our social media to vote online and get daily updates on winners! Championship winner announced on April 25th! Will you have a perfect bracket?

IT’S OVER! The MCU Tournament has come to an end. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated! Seriously, if you even voted a single time, thank you! Check out the final bracket below and you can still snag a blank one to create your own for fun.

We had some very close match-ups, specifically Captain America: Civil War beating out both Marvel’s Avengers and Doctor Strange by just a single vote and Avengers: Age of Ultron beating out Spider-Man: Homecoming by just two. Of course, some films crushed the competition, like Iron Man getting over 89% of the vote when up against its sequel.

Haven’t participated yet? Want a clean bracket? Download the Round 4 bracket below or the completely clean bracket at the bottom and keep on voting. Voting happens on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. So keep an eye on those accounts and may the best MCU movie win.

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HPN Presents: MCU Tournament

The Gauntlet 04: Thor

Screen Heroes and the entire network are proud to announce a new weekly segment: THE GAUNTLET! Join Jeremy from Redshirts & Runabouts and Saturday Morning Tooncast and Rae from Costume Couture and Screen Heroes on their epic rewatch of the MCU films starting with Iron Man. That’s right, every week, we’re talking about one of the many stops on the road to Thanos and Avengers: Infinity War. This week brings the introduction to the son of Odin, Thor himself!

For our fourth episode, we talk the blonde hunk from the sky: Thor! Join us to see how we feel about the first foray into the fantasy world of Asgard. Did it impress? Did it fall flat? What could have been had Branaugh continued as director?

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Screen Heroes: The Gauntlet Podcast Credits

Hosts
Jeremy Monken
Rae Stewart

Special Guest
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Rae Stewart
Derreck Mayer

Music
Avengers Theme Excerpt by Alan Silvestri

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The Gauntlet 04: Thor

The Gauntlet 03: Iron Man 2

Screen Heroes and the entire network are proud to announce a new weekly segment: THE GAUNTLET! Join Jeremy from Redshirts & Runabouts and Saturday Morning Tooncast and Rae from Costume Couture and Screen Heroes on their epic rewatch of the MCU films starting with Iron Man. That’s right, every week, we’re talking about one of the many stops on the road to Thanos and Avengers: Infinity War and this week, we bring you Iron Man 2!

We’ve brought Barry back for the Iron Man 2 episode! There have been some large changes to the MCU, even on its third film. Listen in to our discussion of casting changes and the role Marvel Studios had in the making.

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Screen Heroes: The Gauntlet Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

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Jeremy Monken
Rae Stewart

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Barry Poole

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Derreck Mayer

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Rae Stewart
Derreck Mayer

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The Gauntlet 02: The Incredible Hulk

Screen Heroes and the entire network are proud to announce a new weekly segment: THE GAUNTLET! Join Jeremy from Redshirts & Runabouts and Saturday Morning Tooncast and Rae from Costume Couture and Screen Heroes on their epic rewatch of the MCU films starting with Iron Man. That’s right, every week, we’re talking about one of the many stops on the road to Thanos and Avengers: Infinity War.

The second episode in our journey is The Incredible Hulk. Join us as we describe the tiny details that went into this film and how we feel about it being such a departure from the films that would follow.

If you already subscribe to Screen Heroes, then you’ll get these bonus episodes every Sunday! Not subscribe? Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Blog Talk Radio, Spreaker, Google Play, or just drop in our RSS feed. All the links are below!

Screen Heroes: The Gauntlet Podcast Credits

Hosts
Jeremy Monken
Rae Stewart

Special Guest
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Rae Stewart
Derreck Mayer

Music
Avengers Theme Excerpt by Alan Silvestri

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The Gauntlet 02: The Incredible Hulk

The Gauntlet 01: Iron Man

Screen Heroes and the entire network are proud to announce a new weekly segment: THE GAUNTLET! Join Jeremy from Redshirts & Runabouts and Saturday Morning Tooncast and Rae from Costume Couture and Screen Heroes on their epic rewatch of the MCU films starting with Iron Man. That’s right, every week, we’re talking about one of the many stops on the road to Thanos and Avengers: Infinity War.

Our first episode is none other than Iron Man, the one that started it all. We’re not really reviewing the films, but moreover discussing what details a rewatch can bring. We’ll talk the casting, the controversy, and our favorite parts as we go through the next 18 weeks.

If you already subscribe to Screen Heroes, then you’ll get these bonus episodes every Sunday! Not subscribe? Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Blog Talk Radio, Spreaker, Google Play, or just drop in our RSS feed. All the links are below!

Screen Heroes: The Gauntlet Podcast Credits

Hosts
Jeremy Monken
Rae Stewart

Special Guest
Barry Poole

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Rae Stewart
Derreck Mayer

Music
Avengers Theme Excerpt by Alan Silvestri

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The Gauntlet 01: Iron Man

Costume Couture: Joker Spotlight

What’s a Harley without her Joker? As chosen by you, The Joker was our next character to receive a spotlight. Donning the purple and green since the 1940’s, we chart his evolution from the joke of the Batman rogues to the king psychopath he is today.  We run through our favorite comic book looks and which films we preferred him in. And just like last time, we talk about some of our favorite cosplayers like Harley’s Joker and Vendaros.

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Costume Couture: Joker Spotlight

Costume Couture: Do You Even Gijinka?

Of all the trends in cosplay, gijinkas are probably one of our favorites.  A gijinka, if you aren’t sure, is a human version of a non human character. Cosplayers get to bring out the largest amount of creativity when designing these costumes. There is literally no right or wrong way to do it. This episode, Ian and Rae throw gijinka suggestions at each other and ask them to cosplay it in 5 minutes or less. That’s right; it’s our first game show. Do you have any gijinkas in your wardrobe? What would you be interested in cosplaying? Check it out our video below and see if our hosts were up to the challenge.

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Costume Couture: Do You Even Gijinka?

Costume Couture: Cosplay and LGBT+

Ian and Rae present the first live episode of Costume Couture from Kansas City Comic Con.  With us was Lili Jonae and Luna Flare of Kansas City cosplay notoriety. Cosplay has the funny habit of seeping into our every day lives and becoming a part of our identity. Often it can cross the streams and bring out a comforting chance to express ourselves. We talk about how being members of the LGBT community and the cosplay community intertwine with each and how when you’re so passionate about something, it connects to everything.

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

Special Guests
Luna Flare
Lili Jonae

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Costume Couture: Cosplay and LGBT+

Costume Couture: Tips and Tricks 1 – Cosplay and Conventions

Cosplaying isn’t for the faint of heart. Cosplaying at conventions is especially tough. You have so much to worry about. What am I gonna bring? What gets left behind? What if my costume breaks? What if my makeup smudges?

Never fear; Rae and Ian are back for the first in a long line of Tips and Tricks segment, this one focusing on how to navigate conventions while in cosplay. This episode covers everything from proper hygiene to etiquette. Never attend a convention unprepared again.  And this isn’t just for beginners. There are helpful tidbits in here for even the most seasoned convention goers.

Be sure to comment some helpful tips that get through a convention. We’d love to hear from you.

Costume Couture: Tips and Tricks 1 – Cosplay and Conventions

Costume Couture: Harley Quinn Spotlight

Harley Quinn has quickly become one of the most recognizable and iconic DC Comics characters even though she’s only been around since 1992. As a character who debuted in Batman: The Animated Series, she’s had to overcome her non-comic book origin but has done so with flying colors… at least, black, red, and white.

This week, we discuss many of her different looks over the years from her original debut, her Margot Robbie Suicide Squad version, Injustice video games, and more. Then we talk about some of our favorite Harley Quinn cosplayers like Jessica Nigri, Triple Diamond Entertainment, Thousand Faces Cosplay, just to name a few.

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Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Harley Quinn Spotlight

Costume Couture: Luna Flare

Luna Flare joins the hosts of Costume Couture for a fun episode. She discusses her adventures in drag and burlesque, her cosplay twists on them, and what she does outside of cosplay. We get ridiculous and fresh with each other real fast.

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Luna Flare

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Costume Couture: Luna Flare