Cosplay Gone Right: D-Piddy

Convention season is a showcase of fan creativity, of costumes often made from scratch to represent an individual’s favorite character or personal adaptation. Hundreds of men, women, and children parade around in colorful garb to not only display their skill but also their love of characters and cosplay. This year, however, one dedicated fan has made it his mission to not only show off his costume making skill but also to embody the spirit of the character he’s cosplaying. That fan is known as D-Piddy.

D-Piddy has been on the con circuit, making irrelevant videos of himself interacting with the multitudes of attendees. His Deadpool cosplay has been the highlight of this con season, his playful attitude downright infectious. Hitting Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Fanime in San Jose, Anime Manga Music (AM2) in Anaheim, and the grand daddy of them all, San Diego Comic Con, D-Piddy is truly the 2012 MVP of Cosplay and the most spot-on real life Deadpool we are ever likely to see.

Secret Convention Items: Cyclops Visor

Every year hundreds of thousands of people go to comic book conventions and unknown to them, like the fast food joints they eat at while at the cons, there is a secret menu of items. This is Secret Convention Items.

Cyclops Visor

Cosplaying has been a tradition for thousands of years with roots in the theatrical arts – we those early actors not playing characters in costumes – that idea which defines the cosplay?
A more recent trend though has been for functional costume parts from realistic extending adimantium claws to glowing Lantern Corp rings and Kryptonite hearts.
This week though we discuss the working Cyclops visor.
Cyclops, a member of the X-men uses his optic eye beams that have incredible force to knock back his enemies and to destroy obstacles. Due to an eye injury though, Cyclops must wear glasses to control the beams, lest they destroy things on accident.
Jared Blackman created 10 pairs of special Cyclops visors that are able to control and manipulate optic blasts according to him. That said though, nobody living has optic blasts to try out so the jury is still out. Also they may just be stunner shades.