David Prowse: The One True Vader

Long flowing black capes, masks, latex tights and accessories, PVC and armor, all this and more are the classic fantasy villain’s wardrobe tropes. The ultimate sci-fi bad guy, certainly front and center of many a cosplay imaging, Darth Vader, was the perfect model for these wardrobe dreams. The man who played the best-known Sith Lord …


“Let The Wookie Win”: A Tribute To Peter Mayhew

Not that he ever sported latex in his costume, but Chewbacca’s bandolier was certainly a fantasy cosplayer lover’s dream accessory. Peter Mayhew, the man behind the wookie of Star Wars fame, died this week at the age of 74 and we’d like to celebrate him here.

The New The Force Awakens Poster: No Luke…But Look At Those Costumes!

Main characters new and old are featured on the poster, but Luke Skywalker’s absence on the artwork has been fodder for ripe net rumor (and Mark Hamill, along with Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are indeed returning for The Force Awakens as their characters Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia respectively). And though Skywalker/Hamill’s omission in the new poster art has fueled plenty of fan worry and debate (and maybe it is all a clever ploy by the studio to create all the chatter) if one were to study the poster even in passing, one would realize that once again, fetish costume fans and movie fashionistas have lots to celebrate.