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Costume Couture: Most Popular Male Cosplays

We continue our most popular discussion with the most popular male cosplays. These male cosplays are seen at all of the conventions, events, and photo shoots. The most popular male cosplays span franchises, genres, and styles from the classic Spider-Man to more modern characters like The Walking Dead’s Negan. This week, we discuss the most popular male cosplays.

Did we leave anyone out? Do you think there are more popular male cosplays? Let us know in the comments!

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Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Most Popular Male Cosplays

RR43: Wizard World Tulsa Ultimate Star Trek Crew

We are doing something a little different this week on Redshirts & Runabouts. First off, Derreck talks a bit about how the show will go for the next few weeks with some things up in the air. Then, it’s a recap discussion of the special Ultimate Star Trek Crew panel from Wizard World Tulsa.

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RR43: Wizard World Tulsa Ultimate Star Trek Crew

RR39: STLV 2018 Interviews

With Star Trek Lax Vegas 2018 in the books, it’s time to discuss some of the more personal experiences from STLV. Our host Derreck gets on the phone with three guests who attended this year’s STLV convention. They talk about their experiences including panels, guests, social functions, and initial reactions to the big Patrick Stewart Picard news!

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Rebekah Starks
Marina Kravchuk

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RR39: STLV 2018 Interviews

Costume Couture: Wondercon 2018

Costume Couture invaded Wondercon 2018 in Anaheim, California last weekend! Wondercon is one of the biggest comic cons in the United States and is the little sibling to the iconic San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) that happens every July.

In our first trip to Wondercon, Rae and Ian brought some fantastic cosplay including the Rose Quartz and Gijinka Arbok shown in the video below. They also talk about some of the other cosplay they saw at the convention as well as their overall thoughts on the con as a whole.

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Wondercon 2018

Costume Couture: LGBT+ & Cosplay at Planet Comicon

Costume Couture’s first episode of 2018 is a big one, with a live audience! Rae and Ian return with their LGBT+ & Cosplay panel, this time at Planet Comicon with three special guests, Ana Chronistic Cosplay, Luna Flare, and Regina La-Rae Cosplay. Rae moderates and helps talk through the panelists’ histories of LGBT+, coming out to friends and family, difficulties they’ve run into, and how they express themselves through cosplay and drag.

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Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Ana Chronistic
Luna Flare
Regina La-Rae

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Costume Couture: LGBT+ & Cosplay at Planet Comicon

RR21: Wrapping Up Discovery at Planet Comicon

Welcome to our first live episode! Last weekend, we were at Planet Comicon and recorded our Discovery Season 1 Wrap-up panel just for you! We had a lively discussion with the audience about the first season of Star Trek: Discovery including the prelude, characters, ships, design changes, and more!

How do you feel about Discovery Season 1? What did you like? What didn’t you like? Did you attend our Planet Comicon panel?

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Derreck Mayer
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Rae Stewart

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RR21: Wrapping Up Discovery at Planet Comicon

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?

GH40: KCCC 2017 Panel

Catch our KCCC (Kansas City Comic Con) 2017 live panel! We talk with the audience about guilty pleasure video games including some classics from the N64 era, DOS PC gaming, and maybe a few arcade additions!

This episode was recorded live in front of a panel audience, so audio quality might not be as good as usually but we hope you enjoy the conversation! Next week we’ll be back with thoughts on Doom for Nintendo Switch and Narcosis on Xbox One!

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GH40: KCCC 2017 Panel

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

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Luna Flare
Lili Jonae

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Costume Couture: Cosplay and LGBT+

SH S4E03: SDCC 2017 Recap

SDCC, the biggest comic con of the year, is over and we’re here to talk about our favorite moments, trailers, and announcements. We’ll be covering major franchises like Marvel and Infinity War, DC Comics and Justice League, plus Netflix’s Stranger Things, and even more.

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SH S4E03: SDCC 2017 Recap

DCC Wrap-Up and Cosplay Gallery

DCC, Denver Comic Con, is one of the bigger comic convention in the United States, hosting well over 100,000 people in 2016’s convention. Celebrity guests in 2017 included Weird Al Yankovic, Catherine Tate, Clare Kramer, some of the Stranger Things kids, and the entire voice cast of the animated Justice League TV show, among others. Of course, DCC included an array of comic book creators, authors, and animators, making the convention a pop culture scene for just about anyone. While we had a small presence at DCC, we were able to get a couple people on the ground. Check out our small cosplay gallery below and then a first-person account of DCC 2017.

My experience at DCC was for the most part an enjoyable one. It is a huge con and it’s a lot to take in so be prepared. The convention center itself was huge and had a lot of room for all kinds of artists, booths,cosplayers, vendors, and more. They used every inch of that space for what that could so I was impressed. They had some great media guests who I got to meet and get pictures/autographs with. These are guests I haven’t seen at our local con so seeing them was a real treat. But the con wasn’t without its issues. Mainly how they handled the prop policy concerning fake guns (announcing that no kind of gun or anything resembling a gun would be allowed in an hour before the con doors opened on Saturday….even though I still saw some), enforcing bag checks, line control, and costume checks. A serious lack in each department for those if you ask me. Also lacking was the organization skills for huge group photos. You were kind of herded on a stage, was told where to stand and then wasn’t being told you were being photographed until you heard someone say “and now do another pose” Like wait what now? I didn’t know we were starting. If DCC fixes what they did wrong this year then I would highly consider coming back, its a semi close con with lots to do and see. Out of 10 stars, I would give it for sure a 7.5 out of 10.

Did you attend DCC 2017? What did you think of the convention? What were you most excited to see? What annoyed you the most? Comment below!

First-hand account by me, Haus of Turner Cosplay.

Cosplay photography provided by GregRon Photography out of Colorado.

DCC Wrap-Up and Cosplay Gallery

John Barrowman: Showman of Planet Comicon

Celebrities have been an undeniable draw for conventions for years, but none compare to John Barrowman. The Arrow star has a penchant for hosting his own panels (usually the convention will provide a moderator of some kind), his autograph lines overflow with eager fans, and the man actually participates in the convention (instead of sitting behind his table the entire time.) He’s a man that knows his fans hold more of his career in their hands than he does. And he loves every damn minute of it.

He didn’t just walk out onto the stage, the man entered with a fire under him. He jumped and danced and twirled and ran, careful to show that every single fan in the audience could see what he was wearing: a TARDIS skater dress and TARDIS tights. He assured us his TARDIS was bigger on the inside…then showed one lucky lady.  While most celebrities just ignore the sign language interpreter, John Barrowman celebrates him, intentionally making fart noises and repeating the phrase “hung like a donkey” just so he can watch the man sign it. That’s something the cameras should have panned to, because I wanted to see it too.

John Barrowman - Intro

His anecdotes didn’t fall under the celebrity panel norms, he had some brutal truths to lay down on the fans. He explained that in between shooting he lets his natural hair grow back in and the dye fade out, daring asshole fans to tell him he looks old.  He never tells fans his favorite anything because he has learned the hard way that his fans never let him forget it. So does he prefer his Captain Jack Harkness or his Malcolm Merlyn? We’ll never know.

While the entire panel was entertaining, the absolute best parts was hearing him discuss his acting methods.  There was an obvious difference between Captain Jack on Doctor Who and Captain Jack on Torchwood to the fans, so what was the motivation behind that choice? Barrowman knew that Captain Jack was the team leader in Torchwood, so while he was appearing on Doctor Who, he could forget about the world being on his shoulders and play up the character’s cheekiness instead.  He also expressed just how ridiculous he thought actors sound when they discuss their own acting methods, letting us know that he reacts as naturally as possible, which is why all of his characters have just a little bit of himself in them.

Fans were also surprisingly with it, asking him questions about his Scottish background, Strictly Come Dancing, and his recent work in British pantos.  He got to reveal a few juicy tidbits like his sister, Carole, and his own shared book series releasing a continuation soon of the Hollow Earth series and his confirmed death in the musical episode of The Flash meaning he’s no longer involved with The CW shows beginning next season, much to the audience’s dislike. Those questions did exist though; you know the ones I’m talking about.  The “do you think you’ll ever do this again?” kind of question.  And Barrowman laid it out there as brutally honest as he could: If fans want to see a character again, THEY HAVE TO TELL THE SHOWRUNNERS. He encouraged fans to tweet that they want Captain Jack and 12 to interact and that killing off Merlyn in an episode of The Flash when he wasn’t even playing Merlyn was a load of crap.  He loves doing the work, but he can’t also do the campaigning.

About halfway through the panel, and right in the middle of a fascinating story about a fan giving John Barrowman a dildo, the pipes and draping came tumbling down like dominoes in slow motion. What could have been a disaster for many other panels was nothing for John. He’s a seasoned actor who has come across so many disasters in his career, he knew exactly how to handle this. First he insisted that every Planet Comicon volunteer get out of the way and stay out of the way, assuring them it was above all their pay grades. The truth is, it had nothing to do with the convention itself, but the contractors that the location, Kansas City’s Bartle Hall, had used.  One man, the original sign language interpreter, was confirmed to had injured his hand (of all things he could injure) and while Barrowman seemed to have narrowly escaping injury himself, rumor among con attendees on Sunday was that he was in some pain (no confirmation whether or not it was from the accident or another cause is unknown at this time).  Without hesitation, Barrowman hopped off stage and continued the panel, and the dildo story.  This did, however, cause the postponing of Summer Glau’s panel.

John Barrowman - Stage Down

John Barrowman was an absolute joy to have at the convention and I, personally, encourage his return to Kansas City in the future. We’ll lure him here with devoted fans and barbecue.

John Barrowman: Showman of Planet Comicon