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SDCC Showcase: Tribute to Camilla d’Errico’s Helmet Girls

Here’s another roundup of photos from SDCC! I added a Camilla d’Errico Helmet Girls tribute to the lineup last minute, and was lucky enough to have Lisa Lou Who whip something up and join me. The costume took about a week from start to finish (you can see some WIP photos here), with the helmet mostly made of craft foam and Worbla.

I had a day or two to spare prior to the convention, and so a friend helped me wire the helmet with little motors. You can spy it in motion in the GIF above, and a longer clip of Lisa and I in this SDCC cosplay video

Lisa and I were able to meet and chat with Camilla, as well as her sister AdaPia, and were smitten to spend a bit of time with them. 

This was the first time I’ve done a costume inspired by traditional art rather than a game or comic character, but I was pleasantly surprised by how many people recognized Camilla’s signature style. 

Photo details below!

  1. Photo by Elysiam Entertainment 
  2. Photo by Adam Patrick Murray
  3. Photo by Sebastian Jespersen
  4. - 9. Photo by Adam Patrick Murray 

Makeup by Hydred Makabali, Contacts from EyesBright

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SDCC Showcase: Warrior Wonder Woman!

Had an absolute blast wearing Warrior Wonder Woman at SDCC. Surprisingly, I made it all day hauling around the incredibly heavy shield, proving that the dedicated lifting these past few months has yielded some results!

For anyone who hasn’t seen this costume before, it’s an original collaboration between artist Tess Fowler and I. I’ve always adored Diana’s Amazon roots, and wanted to pay tribute to that aspect of her legacy. Tess helped me flesh out the design, and then I went to work on the costume!

More photos coming soon - Ljinto and I worked some magic together! :D

  1. Photo by Estrada Photography
  2. Photo by Estrada Photography
  3. Photo by White Darryl Photography
  4. Photo by Shutterfoo 
  5. Photo by Shutterfoo 
  6. Phone shapshot!
  7. Photo by Eurobeat Kasumi
  8. Photo by League of Hot Geeks 
  9. Photo by Chris Fink
  10. Photo by Chris Fink
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Off to SDCC!

I’m out the door and on my way to SDCC! I can’t wait to debut my new costumes at the show. Above are a few more progress photos from this past week - I polished off the tribute to Camilla d’Errico’s Helmet Girls, and Atomic Wonder Woman. Click photos for captions!

Also, this can’t be conveyed in photos - video needed. IT’S ALIVE!

If you’ll be at the show, my costume lineup is below! Hope to see you there!

Thursday: Claire Redfield - Resident Evil 2
Friday: [NEW] Helmet Girl Tribute (with Lisa Lou Who!)
Saturday: [NEW] Atomic Wonder Woman - Infinite Crisis MOBA
Sunday: Warrior Wonder Woman - Original Design by Tess Fowler 

Because you asked… 
I had a good number of individuals ask for my perspective on the recent slew of articles attempting to define geekdom and establish the clubhouse rules. While I think being disingenuous to one’s self in order to get ahead or get attention is an unhealthy practice (mostly to the individual perpetuating the fallacy), I’m not fond of this whole “us versus them” mentality permeating geek culture as of late.
My Opinion: No one has the right to define who is and isn’t a geek. Being a geek isn’t the same as being a doctor. You don’t need formal training or a license. You’re a geek if you decide to be one, and let’s face it, you can be a geek about nearly anything. On a personal note, I don’t appreciate being put on a pedestal as a “genuine geek” and compared to others in an attempt to debase them. It taints an otherwise much-appreciated sentiment of support.
I’m somewhat allergic to labels, especially when they become exclusionary. Being a geek isn’t a contest. Being a geek is about being passionate. Enthusiastic. Genuine. It’s about being fucking fearless. It’s about celebrating what makes you unique, and finding a common bond with others. No one should ever be cornered into presenting his or her geek card to prove the magnitude of their passion – whether you’re a level 99 geek or just geek-curious.
What’s been most bothersome about several of these high profile articles is the hypocrisy of judging others for the notion that “they” are judging us and infiltrating our subculture sanctuaries. If you run into a “fish out of water” at a convention, why berate them? Do they have any less right to be there than you? Does the fact that they aren’t a “geek” (set by your personal standards) make them less worthy of respect on a human level? Why not try chatting with them to find a common ground?
Specifically in regards to “booth babes,” while I firmly believe that it’s better to have genuine fans or trained professionals rep products at conventions, it isn’t fair to denigrate paid models for doing their job. If you take issue with the practice, take issue with the industry – not the women themselves. You should probably stop posing with them in photos, too.
Being a geek wasn’t always cool, and we should remember that. It’s easy to get defensive about something you love, and taking the high road is difficult. I don’t know about you, but the best part of my personal geekdom is finding kindred spirits that understand and relate to my particular passions. I’d love for that to happen more frequently. For that reason, I welcome fresh blood to our culture. Growth is good. I know this is an idealistic opinion, but it’s mine.
I’ll stop here to keep this short, as anything I’ve said has most likely been echoed by those far more articulate than I. I think it all boils down to respect. Let’s practice it.
Photo via Brainless Tails

Because you asked…

I had a good number of individuals ask for my perspective on the recent slew of articles attempting to define geekdom and establish the clubhouse rules. While I think being disingenuous to one’s self in order to get ahead or get attention is an unhealthy practice (mostly to the individual perpetuating the fallacy), I’m not fond of this whole “us versus them” mentality permeating geek culture as of late.

My Opinion: No one has the right to define who is and isn’t a geek. Being a geek isn’t the same as being a doctor. You don’t need formal training or a license. You’re a geek if you decide to be one, and let’s face it, you can be a geek about nearly anything. On a personal note, I don’t appreciate being put on a pedestal as a “genuine geek” and compared to others in an attempt to debase them. It taints an otherwise much-appreciated sentiment of support.

I’m somewhat allergic to labels, especially when they become exclusionary. Being a geek isn’t a contest. Being a geek is about being passionate. Enthusiastic. Genuine. It’s about being fucking fearless. It’s about celebrating what makes you unique, and finding a common bond with others. No one should ever be cornered into presenting his or her geek card to prove the magnitude of their passion – whether you’re a level 99 geek or just geek-curious.

What’s been most bothersome about several of these high profile articles is the hypocrisy of judging others for the notion that “they” are judging us and infiltrating our subculture sanctuaries. If you run into a “fish out of water” at a convention, why berate them? Do they have any less right to be there than you? Does the fact that they aren’t a “geek” (set by your personal standards) make them less worthy of respect on a human level? Why not try chatting with them to find a common ground?

Specifically in regards to “booth babes,” while I firmly believe that it’s better to have genuine fans or trained professionals rep products at conventions, it isn’t fair to denigrate paid models for doing their job. If you take issue with the practice, take issue with the industry – not the women themselves. You should probably stop posing with them in photos, too.

Being a geek wasn’t always cool, and we should remember that. It’s easy to get defensive about something you love, and taking the high road is difficult. I don’t know about you, but the best part of my personal geekdom is finding kindred spirits that understand and relate to my particular passions. I’d love for that to happen more frequently. For that reason, I welcome fresh blood to our culture. Growth is good. I know this is an idealistic opinion, but it’s mine.

I’ll stop here to keep this short, as anything I’ve said has most likely been echoed by those far more articulate than I. I think it all boils down to respect. Let’s practice it.

Photo via Brainless Tails

Back from SDCC, and finally able to catch up on blogging a bit. As I wasn’t able to cosplay any day but Sunday, I opted for geek-inspired outfits Thursday - Saturday. I call the last one “lazy Wonder Woman.”

Even though I’ll only be in costume on Sunday, I’ll be plenty busy at the show! Take a peek at the TR schedule below. 
officialtombraiderblog:

The Super San Diego Comic Con Post!
Like E3 before it, Tomb Raider is going to be at SDCC in a major way this year. Highlights include the first public hands-on with the game, a pair of panels featuring team talent and the newly announced voice of Lara Croft, and the anticipated reveal of Tomb Raider’s lead writer.
Below you’ll find your go-to guide for Tomb Raider at and around the show. Feel free to download the map above, which highlights not only TR events but also activities for the full Square Enix portfolio.
I recommend bookmarking this blog, as I’ll be updating it regularly with new details and activities!

I know you’re most excited about getting your hands on the game. Here are the locations and times you can do so.
~ Nerd HQ ~Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, 344 7th Ave 
Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM 
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Details: A SDCC badge is not needed for entry to Nerd HQ.
~ GameSpot’s Game Room at Lou & Mickey’s ~224 5th Ave 
Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM 
Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM 
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM 
Details: A SDCC badge is not needed for entry to Lou & Mickey’s.
~ Square Enix Booth ~SD Convention Center, Booth #3829 
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM 
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Details: A SDCC badge is needed for access to the show floor and the Square Enix booth. When playing Tomb Raider at the Square Enix booth, be sure to grab a Square Enix Members Passport card! You’ll get a stamp for every SE title you play. Once complete, you can trade your passport for a set of logo pins (including TR) and a Square Enix lanyard. 
~ Spike VGA Booth ~SD Convention Center Booth #3729 
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM 
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Details: A SDCC badge is needed for access to the show floor and the Spike VGA booth. ~ Microsoft Lounge ~
Hard Rock Hotel, Legends Room, 2nd Floor 
Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Details: A SDCC badge is not needed for entry to the Microsoft Lounge.

Fans have been eyeing down these beauties for some time. Here’s your chance to nab one! Register to win via designated kiosks at the following locations:
Square Enix Booth (#3829)
Nerd HQ (344 7th Avenue)
GameSpot Game Room at Lou & Mickey’s (224 Fifth Avenue)
Winners will be chosen each day of the show, and three locations mean three chances to win!

We’re extremely excited to present a pair of Tomb Raider panels at the show:
Panel Description: Karl Stewart (Tomb Raider global brand director), Noah Hughes (creative director), John Stafford (narrative designer) & Camilla Luddington (voice of Lara Croft) discuss the journey of reimagining one of the most iconic franchises in video game history, Tomb Raider, through story, performance and a lot of planning! As a world exclusive for the Comic-Con panel the team will also be joined by the Lead Writer responsible for crafting the story with the team over the last two years.

Panel #1: Nerd HQLocation: Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, 344 7th AveDate: Saturday, July 14Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Hosted by: Zach Levi Attendee Cap: 225 Details: Exclusive lithographs will be given to all attendees! Also, while admission to Nerd HQ is free, as part of Nerd’s “Conversations for a Cause” drive tickets to the “Nerd HQ Reimagining a Gaming Icon” panel are $20. All proceeds of ticket purchases will benefit Operation Smile. The panel will also be streamed courtesy of Break Media. I’ll update with more information as soon as it becomes available!

Panel #2: San Diego Convention Center Location: Room 5AB Date: Saturday, July 14Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMHosted By: Geoff Keighley Attendee Cap: 500 Other: Exclusive lithographs will be given to all attendees!

Tomb Raider reps will be touring the show floor and showing off the game to various enthusiast outlets! Check back for updates on when and where to tune in!

Plan on dressing as gaming’s leading lady at Comic-Con? Meet up with myself and other Lara Croft look-alikes in front of Lou and Mickey’s Sunday at 1:00 PM for an exclusive prize and photo opportunities. All Lara iterations (and other TR characters) are welcome at the event!
Lastly, if you see me at the show, please come say hello! I love meeting other TR fans, so don’t be shy.

Even though I’ll only be in costume on Sunday, I’ll be plenty busy at the show! Take a peek at the TR schedule below. 

officialtombraiderblog:

The Super San Diego Comic Con Post!

Like E3 before it, Tomb Raider is going to be at SDCC in a major way this year. Highlights include the first public hands-on with the game, a pair of panels featuring team talent and the newly announced voice of Lara Croft, and the anticipated reveal of Tomb Raider’s lead writer.

Below you’ll find your go-to guide for Tomb Raider at and around the show. Feel free to download the map above, which highlights not only TR events but also activities for the full Square Enix portfolio.

I recommend bookmarking this blog, as I’ll be updating it regularly with new details and activities!

I know you’re most excited about getting your hands on the game. Here are the locations and times you can do so.

~ Nerd HQ ~
Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, 344 7th Ave

Hours of Operation:

  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM 
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Details: A SDCC badge is not needed for entry to Nerd HQ.

GameSpot’s Game Room at Lou & Mickey’s ~
224 5th Ave

Hours of Operation:

  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM 
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM 
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM 
Details: A SDCC badge is not needed for entry to Lou & Mickey’s.

Square Enix Booth ~
SD Convention Center, Booth #3829 

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM 
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Details: A SDCC badge is needed for access to the show floor and the Square Enix booth. When playing Tomb Raider at the Square Enix booth, be sure to grab a Square Enix Members Passport card! You’ll get a stamp for every SE title you play. Once complete, you can trade your passport for a set of logo pins (including TR) and a Square Enix lanyard. 

Spike VGA Booth ~
SD Convention Center Booth #3729 

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM 
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Details: A SDCC badge is needed for access to the show floor and the Spike VGA booth.
 
Microsoft Lounge ~

Hard Rock Hotel, Legends Room, 2nd Floor 

Hours of Operation:

  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Details: A SDCC badge is not needed for entry to the Microsoft Lounge.

Fans have been eyeing down these beauties for some time. Here’s your chance to nab one! Register to win via designated kiosks at the following locations:

  • Square Enix Booth (#3829)
  • Nerd HQ (344 7th Avenue)
  • GameSpot Game Room at Lou & Mickey’s (224 Fifth Avenue)

Winners will be chosen each day of the show, and three locations mean three chances to win!

We’re extremely excited to present a pair of Tomb Raider panels at the show:

Panel Description: Karl Stewart (Tomb Raider global brand director), Noah Hughes (creative director), John Stafford (narrative designer) & Camilla Luddington (voice of Lara Croft) discuss the journey of reimagining one of the most iconic franchises in video game history, Tomb Raider, through story, performance and a lot of planning! As a world exclusive for the Comic-Con panel the team will also be joined by the Lead Writer responsible for crafting the story with the team over the last two years.

Panel #1: Nerd HQ
Location: Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, 344 7th Ave
Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
Hosted by: Zach Levi 
Attendee Cap: 225 
Details: Exclusive lithographs will be given to all attendees! Also, while admission to Nerd HQ is free, as part of Nerd’s “Conversations for a Cause” drive tickets to the “Nerd HQ Reimagining a Gaming Icon” panel are $20. All proceeds of ticket purchases will benefit Operation Smile. The panel will also be streamed courtesy of Break Media. I’ll update with more information as soon as it becomes available!

Panel #2: San Diego Convention Center
Location: Room 5AB
Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hosted By: Geoff Keighley
Attendee Cap: 500 
Other: Exclusive lithographs will be given to all attendees!

Tomb Raider reps will be touring the show floor and showing off the game to various enthusiast outlets! Check back for updates on when and where to tune in!

Plan on dressing as gaming’s leading lady at Comic-Con? Meet up with myself and other Lara Croft look-alikes in front of Lou and Mickey’s Sunday at 1:00 PM for an exclusive prize and photo opportunities. All Lara iterations (and other TR characters) are welcome at the event!

Lastly, if you see me at the show, please come say hello! I love meeting other TR fans, so don’t be shy.

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