Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Comic Con Trailer

The Fantastic Beasts have escaped and are raging through New York in the new Comic Con Trailer!

Dr Strange Trailer is Magical and Mesmerizing

While DC and Warner Bros seem to be taking a page from Marvel’s book in adding dry humor to their movies, it seems with Dr Strange Marvel is borrowing a page or two from DC.  Doctor Strange is a straight and serious movie with no real sign of humor in either of its trailers. I don’t think anyone can deny that Benedict Cumberbatch looks like he was born to play…

Comic Con Justice League Brings Humor to an Ambiguous Trailer

Seems DC and Warner Bros. is finally learning what Marvel has known all along.  Humor goes a long way in helping a serious story.  If they learned their mistake from Suicide Squad and didn’t put every bit of wry humor into the trailer that exists in the movie. This is looking really good visually with a similar feel as the Wonder Woman trailer and it’s on my high list of…

Comic Con Wonder Woman Trailer is Powerful & Explosive

Comic Con introduced us to a never ending stream of amazing trailers.  But one of the ones that faired the best and looks absolutely AMAZING is the new Wonder Woman trailer. With a release date of June 2, 2017 we have a whole year of rewatching this and waiting!

Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 3

Becoming Lord Elrond by Durrilion With all the construction finally completed, I went to a friend for help with hair and makeup.  As she labored on my hair, and the wig, as well as the makeup, I ceased to be Durrilion the Freelance Writer and became Durrilion the Cosplayer. As she pulled, twisted, and pinned my own hair, I tried not to wince.  Every now and again it was painful….

An Interview With Reynolds Advanced Materials

For the professional or hobbyist in costuming and mask making you might want to look up Reynolds Advanced Materials      

Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 2

  The Struggle to become Lord Elrond By Durrilion It took a lot of time to gather all the components of what would eventually be my version of Lord Elrond.  I needed the pattern, fabric, thread, paint, and lots of patience! With my awesome pattern in hand I went to work on the first layer.  My fabric choice for this one was a medium weight upholstery cotton brocade in a…

Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 1

Formulating the Idea by Durrilion Since I was a child I have always loved costumes.  My personal favorites often seem to reflect historical and/or fantastical themes. In my 20’s I joined the Society for Creative Anachronism which provided opportunities to wear Medieval style clothing. Several years later I became friends with people in Amtgard, an organization that allowed more fantasy elements in one’s character and wardrobe.  Thanks to my friends…

Cosplay Spotlight – Phoenix Comicon 2016 – What to wear? What to wear?

Cosplayers at Phoenix Comicon 2016 by Durrrilion They take a step, they stop for a pic.  They take another and stop again.  From the first day to the last of any convention, cosplayers of varying skill levels do The Step and Pose Shuffle. Despite my busy schedule I managed a few shots and a couple of interviews. Starting off is ‘Cersei’ from Game of Thrones.  Casey Renee Cosplay from Chicago…

Cosplay Spotlight – The Women of Middle Earth

  Ladies of the Rings by Durrilion I love an unusual or unexpected twist to just about anything.  When my editor told me about a chance to speak with a team of female cosplayers doing the entire Fellowship of the Ring, I jumped at the chance.  Sadly due to technical issues, we missed our scheduled interview time.  Fortunately, I ran into three of the Ladies by chance at Sean Astin’s…