Nathan Schulz

Born and raised in California, Nathan has been a fiend for geeky pop culture for years. ESPECIALLY comic books and movies. Can't get enough. He also likes writing his own comic books (The Shrouded City) and drinking sparkling water. Maybe it shows we've grown as a society that nobody makes fun of him for making comic books... but he does get a lot of s**t for drinking sparkling water. Win some, lose some. If you feel like it, you can follow his twitter musings: @natethegreater

You know what’s really cool?  How inventive geeks can be.  Seriously, just take a gander at all the cosplayers that permeate any comic convention.  Yeah, there’s some bad ones.  And some dudes dressed as chicks.  …and Bronys.  (God help those poor bastards).  Okay, you saw the bad ones, they’re around.  What I WANT you to do is look at all the COOL costumes.

And then look at my personal favorite:  The Cardboard costumes.

Things of beauty, really.  They bring out a whole new dimension in any character.  A kind of home made charm, that can also be really impressive looking as well.  Anyways, why don’t I just get straight to showing you what I’m talking about?

Polygon Super Heroes!
Polygon Super Heroes!
Badass Hellboy
Badass Hellboy
Doctor Who!
Doctor Who!

cosplay-alien-ripley-and-powerloader-cardboard

Something delightfully bizarre.
Something delightfully bizarre.
Here's an amazing way to make a Gundam costume.
Here’s an amazing way to make a Gundam costume.
...and here's a less inspired way.
…and here’s a less inspired way.

What’s great about this costume is the attitude.  You can pull anything off if you believe in it enough.  (Yeah, I just realized how Peter Pan that sounded right after I wrote that).  But you don’t have to just take my word for it, check out how much this dude inspired complete strangers.

What in the WHAT?
What in the WHAT?

And THIS lady!

She gets points for this costume cuz she's cute.
She gets points for this costume cuz she’s cute.

And then there’s those that have been… ENHANCED by cardboard.  For the internet, of course, and our amusement.

Great Scott!  Is he allowed to go 88 mph?
Great Scott! Is he allowed to go 88 mph?
Of course, this dog quickly set all phasers to "Pee."
Of course, this dog quickly set all phasers to “Pee.”

And last but not least, my absolute favorite cardboard mech/annoyed pet.

 

Mech Cat coming atchya!
Mech Cat coming atchya!

Well, that was a quick set of cardboard cosplay goodness for you eyeballs.  I hope you enjoyed it, and maybe even got inspired some!

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