Archive for March, 2012

3 Cool Characters In Mind!

Posted: March 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                  Stardate: 69001.9 (Mar 28th, 2012)

I have 3 characters currently running in my mind, t0 cosplay in the future. Ghost Rider, Sherlock Holmes and Batman Beyond. And you can say this trios are the main ones in my list as part of my future cosplayers. But first thing first, let’s start slowly from the top.

Ghost Rider: I’ve been planning to do this after my scary debut as  the famous terrifying werewolf managed to successfully, scare the living daylight out for everybody from last year Halloween. I was interested to become Nich0las Cage’s nightmaring ego character. The way I see it, it wasn’t that complicated to cosplay as one. All you need is a bomber or leather jacket, jeans and boots, as based on the original character. Not to mention, the chains that he had used as his weapon. That, I can get a plastic one at a shop I know located at Vivocity. Then I can just spray it sliver, making it like as though its a real one. Simple idea for any cosplayers to come out with.

But most questionable of all, was the mask itself. I know one place, which is eBay. I don’t know about other online Halloween stores. But as a frequent eBay user, I had been running around there looking at some of the Ghost Rider masks and they do had most of them selling at cheap prizes. Yes, to top up with that, its confirm I will be cosplaying as one, especially for this year’s Halloween =)

Sherlock Holmes: Its all started right after I watch Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which stars Robert Downey, Jr as the greatest detective himself. And Jude Law, as his trusted companion and assistant Dr John Watson. Honestly before long, I had already draw interest about this greatest detective of all time, who pretty much used forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. Though fictional, I was told that he had inspired many detectives, agents who had worked most of their time in forensics. I remember reading some of his stories when I was a kid. And right after seeing the movie, I re-run what I had read before, and to research more about him.

So right now, its about getting the suit. Its as simple as getting for the Ghost Rider. A trenchcoat (detective style, if possible), a detective cap, a magnifying glass and of course, a smoking pipe. I saw some caps, specially made for those who wanna cosplay as Sherlock, sold in eBay. And some trenchcoats as well, and few of them does comes with a detective style. I wasn’t sure if trenchcoat were sold here in Singapore. I might have to start searching for one locally. If it doesn’t apply to my type of taste, then I had to pull one from the rack through eBay.

Batman Beyond: Its all started during my birthday celebration whereby I had invited some few friends over. All of us were cosplayers, so we were discussing as to who is best suit to which character within the DC Comic universe. And we might be planning a skit if all of us managed to achieve as a team. So they think that I looked good to cosplay as Batman Beyond, who was been depicted by this teenager Terry McGinnis as the new Batman in a futuristic Gotham City and to succeed Bruce Wayne as the next protector of Gotham. Also, if it turned out successfully, I could be the first to ever cosplay from this animated Batman series within our group. So far, we’ve seen from other groups, whereby the cosplayers took on the role as Batman from Batman or Batman Returns and The Dark Knight. There’s yet to be one from Batman Beyond.

After putting in much thoughts about it, I began to realize that its a great idea for me to cosplay as one. Batman is like many of my childhood superheroes. Since there have been others that we know who had cosplay as previous Batmans, so why not someone like me took on the role as the futuristic one? One who doesn’t come with a cape, and it only appeared when he flew off into the skies. Sounds cool! I agreed to that, even it was meant to cast as an animated series.

Now, for the suit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t comes hang in a rack on eBay. Even other costume stores doesn’t have them, except for those Batman suits that were commonly seen. I was told that this kind of suit has to be custom-made. Somewhat special, to say the least.

A friend of ours, happened to know of a certain costume shop located in Chinatown, where the tailor, as according to her, can tailor the costume. All you have to do was to provide a picture or two in how Batman Beyond looks like. If this is true, that the owner can tailor make one, then it will be tremendously awesome! =))

But even as I speak and interested for it, I’m not yet ready to get one cause this gonna take a while. Also, I have to see when my gang is free to visit the shop. Provided if I’m free as well. But for both Ghost Rider and Sherlock Holmes, it wasn’t that complicated to get it done. But still, I won’t rush for it. Besides, my Ghost Rider to appear for this upcoming Halloween is still a long to go.. =)

I may have other cool characters in mind. But these 3 are the main intentions I had for the meantime. But nevertheless, even if I cosplay as Batman Beyond, I’m still the morphenomenal Red Ranger that you guys knew, and will always be a Power Ranger. As the saying goes, Once a Ranger, always a Ranger! =)

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Happy 28th Me! =)

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                              Stardate: 60093.1 (Mar 25th, 2012)

Yesterday the 24th has been a blast because I’m celebrating my 28th birthday with some of my closest friends that I had invited. Though there wasn’t much activity (I really couldn’t think of any), I’m happy that you guys enjoyed your time, and that we also discuss alot of things in regards to cosplay stuff at the same time. But its good that one of us at least brought along that 1995 Power Rangers The Movie for us to watch. That movie is still excellent, and never fails to amaze us. Enjoyed it till the max and we all just keep cheering when the rangers were kicking the enemy’s ass! =D Truly morphenomenal!!

And lastly, the gifts were awesome! Even when there’s drawings given to me, I’m still grateful and appreciate for those. But most importantly, its you guys. My true friends, who were there for me, as much as I would do the same for you! =)

And also, not forgetting. To all who had send me birthday wishes through my Facebook account. Thank you, thank you so much! I had taken the time and effort to response to everyone of your posts and I hope I did not forget any of yours. Really, really appreciate by all the wishes and couldn’t thank you enough for all that! Red Ranger is happy to have friends like you! =)

THANK YOU!! =)

Captain’s log                                       Stardate: 67169.1 (Mar 22th, 2012)

I’m so sorry that I just had to write this down. I am so disappointed and outrage having to learn that, director Michael Bay is going to alter the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) as aliens!? Who is he kidding!? This upcoming movie, as what I had understand, will be out next year. First you, Michael, had destroyed Transformers. Now TMNT? What the hell!? What shit is this!? Once again you are out to ruin another one of those greatest childhood superheroes of all time!

What’s aliens got to do with mutants? Just doesn’t make sense! These turtles were apparently dropped into a sewer. Eventually they had crawled onto some chemical waste which in turns, causes them to mutate into adult full size, but carries that attitude of a teenager. Now you, Michael Bay, is going to expect many of us who had grow up watching the ninja turtles from humble beginning as aliens? Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles? Is this what its gonna be? Then what about Splinter? Don’t tell me you gonna recast their master as  a breeding rat from outer space as well!

Seriously, this sucks man! My favourite childhood is going to be ruined!! And you expect kids nowadays to be influenced into it that they were actually aliens, when the real truth has already been watched by the older generations. You can change the story. You can change how the characters gonna be involved. But by altering what they really are initially, just plain sucks. I don’t care whether you are given the copyright to do so. But fans worldwide were already upset about your stinking reboot over TMNT. Even the original voice actor of “Michelangelo” from the first classic of TMNT was clearly not happy with your idea of “alienating” his wacky and fun turtle. He had voice out on the internet, and there’s no reason for you to miss out on that, especially when it came from the voice actor himself! Turtles are born reptiles from Earth. Not some organic being or aliens from outer space!

Your recent speech you had made was for the fans to remain chill, as you had mentioned that you will be working closely with the original actors, actress and crew who had previously bring out the best of TMNT and to see how things can be worked out. Well, it better be, as the director. And hoping that those turtles remains as turtles. You had previously ruined Transformers. But in the end, it turns out good and many had enjoyed it. I give credit to that.

But please, even if you want to reboot TMNT, reboot it in such a way that the turtles were not been erase of their true identities as what we had known them till today. You had promise in your words that you will see how this can be done. Well, we fans especially, have to just wait and see. Get your facts right Michael. Do some research! Its heroes in a hard shell. Not heroes of a terrestrial kind coming to Earth to make first contact!

Those Darker Days….

Posted: March 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Captain’s log                                     Stardate: 67101.6 (Mar 15th, 2012)

Earlier in the morning, I wish I was still in bed. I hear the wind blowing the rain against the window panes. With that, I pull the blanket up, get all toasting and cozy and fall back asleep. But too bad it didn’t last long. Cause I had to get up for work. Soon I was on the half an hour train ride to work. Still fell half-dead, like a zombie, and wishing I was still in bed. Dreaming away in lalaland….

Oh well. Some rainy days aren’t meant to be lucky when you were stuck a work or at school. Since yesterday the sky has been crying like non-stop. Not to mention, the clouds keep switching their taps on and off, on and off. First comes light, then comes heavy. These darker days sure feels pleasant when you are laying like a hen at home. And sure bound to be very sleepy when you are rotting at work or school. Well it depends how active you were. Sometimes, even gulping down 3 cups of coffee wouldn’t help.

I wondered, could it be the approaching of the next monsoon season? Sure it had been a battered heat for that past few weeks. So normally, as what many would figure it out, there will be a battered rain after that. Oh well, the sky seems to be in a bad mood anyway. Might as well bear with its thunderstorms while lay stranded behind the desk before its time to call it a day.

And here I was, writing this down. Outside, yes, the sky still crying. It was a downpour earlier. Now, drizzling. The wind still pick up strong that I had decided not to use the fan. Nevertheless the cooling of the night is what many of us at home would love to enjoy! =)