Another decent VIPER: She’s very pretty, with a hint of mischief. Green hair and green shiny suit correct and appropriate. Belt looks nice but it and it’s buckle are an incorrect color for any Viper costume I’ve studied. Boots should match gloves really. In short, she’s quite TV ready at 8.8-DW.
Nice VIPER: Viper, a minor villain in the scheme of things, has a costume that varies almost continually. She is a classic fem fatale, and this model’s got it going on. Shiny latex lady is appropriate, and I did find this particular getup. Green hair is appropriate. I think she’s just short of movie ready costume wise, but the attitude is great and if she walked on in this generally correct attire …for me that puts it at 9.0-DW.
TASKMASTER! Cool to see somebody try it! However… The Satin look all over is inappropriate, and the model is small. Belt and Holster are wrongly colored. Boots, not too bad. No bow and arrow and the hood really needs to be more bulky. Orange at top is wrongly shaped. No gloves. Colors generally correct. Shield is a likeness, but weak. I still enjoy the attempt, but this one is short of convention contest ready, maybe getting points because rare appearance of Taskmaster, but here it gets a 6.725-DW
Time to pay homage to The Man, SUPERMAN, that is: Christopher Reeve. Miss this guy too. Let’s put him in as a contestant. It could be argued that Superman should be better built, and that would be cool, but it could be better argued that a Kryptonian beneath the Earthen sun does not need to hit the gym at all, which is why he’s Superman in the first place. Chris does, in fact, cut a fine figure and had the look and attitude. He’s a pillar of strength for truth, justice and the American way, the way we like to think of America. The blue might have been darker, but the colors match perfectly, and this is a Superman costume to a tee. We are reminded that this was essentially a kid’s movie series, nowhere near as dark and realistic as super-movies get since the 2000’s arrived. - Chris, you helped start the whole super-movie movement, we miss you, we owe you. Welcome to the club, with your spot-on interpretation of Superman. Bless you. You are Superman, and you get the second score of 10-DW ever awarded.
I have so much respect for CAPTAIN AMERICA, one of my favorite all-time superheroes, that I wish I could meet this guy(?) personally and kick him in the nuts a redundant amount of times. I want there to be foxing on my new steel toe boots when I’m done mashing his gonads, and then I’m taking his/her wallet to get new ones, and if he’s smart the ambulance will have taken him to a clinic somewhere beyond county borders. He looks like Cap was put through a WWF process. Shiny boots with little shields??? Those shiny knee pads, I suspect have something to do with how he earns his money in the San Francisco metropolitan area, where he very likely uses most of it on an expensive perm, used as a napkin, once he’s done earning that cash in some back alley, after ingesting contraband over GHB and Rohypnol laced drinks. For the same reasons your eyes making you laugh and wretch simultaneously, It with it’s Fabio-gone-wrong hair gets a (joke costume of the worst sort) 3.0-DW.
DEADPOOL (I think) (Spider-Pool?) (Super Seat Belt Man?): This lazy design version with off-the-rack boots of a color Deadpool does not use gets a 5.8-DW.
LUKE CAGE: All right! Right On! First Luke Cage - Power Man I’ve come across and, really, not bad. I’m suprised he’d pose with these goomers. He’s a better man than I, at the moment. Not TV-ready. Materials are mostly right, but chain seems plastic, boots have white (inside) showing, metal’s a bit flimsy looking. Still, relatively well done sir! A straight up 7.5-DW!
IRON MAN: This one’s kind of tough. There are some notable differences with genuine article when I look closely, but I may be nit-picking. Let’s take a hard look, here at ATCS, and really get into it, shall we?
The colors are down pat, and I love the intermittent sheen accenting in key places. I love how the cosplayer went for and succeeded in giving the armor that battle-tested patina. Frankly, the guy looks so freaking good, others can be seen doing the right thing by vacating the area as not to ruin the shot. the armor fits the form so well: it’s obvious the time that was taken here. It’s also apparent that this virtual celeb has given out so many autographs and photo ops, he’s begging for a break well earned. I really wish this crap on the right wasn’t in the frame, threatening to influence my assessment. I actually came close to being confused as to which one I’m judging here. He’s so close to Movie-Ready perfect; perhaps only removed by 7 or 8 levels. This Iron Man gets a 1.525-DW, and I apologize for not being able to remove this overachieving try-hard on the right from the image.
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Supergirl is certainly one of the overdone in the Cosplay world, but it must be for good reason. Here we go: Generally nice boots, but a lot of females never really get that Supergirl (this a 2000’s version) is not about heels, and that she is cooler without them. She’s a great model for Supergirl, pretty if expressionless for the moment. The gold trimming is an appropriate (upscale I suppose) interpretation, though I’d like to see more have the guts to go yellow, per comics actual coloring. Colors are otherwise great. Trim slightly wrinkly on the cape. Great job. TV-excellent, even just movie ready, except for boot (heels) design and it’s unlikely Supergirl will appear in a movie in this design for long without a costume change and probably with different materials (skirt seems too velvety). She squeaks onto the movie set at 9.0-DW
I guess it would be wrong to not post Batman right next to Joker, being as how they’re from the same movie, but unlike Joker, I must warn you, I do have issues with this Christian Bale Batman.
I like this ‘armor’, but sometimes I like it a lot, and sometimes I just like it. Is this a great interpretation of Batman, and should it be a bit more classic, especially when the Joker was redesigned so well? Does the Helmet even look good to anyone, truly?
Here’s the thing: Joker was realistically redesigned, based on what such a personality would do and wear. So what’s my problem with Batman, as cool as he looks at first glance?
1) Black eye makeup. Bruce Wayne might even be that vane, but is there time to carefully put on black-face when emergency situations arise?
2) Capes on superheroes… They sure look cool, but if you’ve ever really thought about it before, there’s no way a smart warrior wears such cumbersome ceremonial, pomp garb into battle. This one is longer than to-the-floor, for crying (or laughing) out loud! An opponent would easily be able to capitalize on such an erroneous trapping.
…But, whoever said superheroes are realistic, even though we’d like them to be? Chris gets a 9.915-DW, because, I can never really get over how the mask waxes goofy. There’s a better version out there somewhere. Somebody look around, okay?
HEATH LEDGER JOKER: …Graded, of course, 10-DW. (the only “10-DW” as of this posting) He’s a standard, forever more. I’d give anything if we’d all have him back to do it again. God bless, Heath.
jokercosplay: This is my version of the Dark Knight’s Joker performed by Heath Ledger. (His words -DW)
This guy did real well, although many cosplayers, as this gentleman has, get it all down but the colors are off. The colors are too bright (see: Heath Ledger Joker here on ATCS) which is why many will say in their heads “Man, this guys good, but something’s off. What? I don’t know.” One thing I’ll say. Although the makeup might be messier, this guys got the face, and that’s important if you’re going after Heath’s greatest roll. There’s much too alter shading and wear-wise, but it’s great and I give him a just-movie-ready 9.0-DW