well, i guess it’s not really “play” if your insides are black with hate
not cosplay, but cosmisery
Why didn't the guy just tell him what was inside, rather than backing away?
Strange reaction to a simple question, really.
it wasn't a question
All cosplayers crave attention, some just crave it for more horribly desperate reasons.
You have… to cosplay… INSIDE.
Oh, so it's a Skin-Taker cosplay. Bit of an odd take on him, but I can see the resemblance.
Huh. I wouldn't have pegged that as Intel cosplay…
He's cosplaying as the wall from Portal 1?
3rd Panel Alternate text:
"Let me just go and get you some cake"
then the guy grabs him and smiles. "We have to go… deeper."
He didn't realise that Hal Jordan was cosplaying as Elvis.
Cosmiserying as hate is my favorite way to cosmisery.
in fact, I only cosmisery, all the time.
I think "What's inside" has a double meaning. I can mean "What's inside me" and "What's inside the trunk of my car."
None of these assholes have con badges. That's just wrong, man.
I know a place hid away from the streets
From the bullies and the jocks and that weirdo Pete
Where the waves and the sand and the furries meet
(Follow link for reference, and Crabs that pop and lock) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrzg4KlK4JQ
i think he dresses like that every day, but he just wanted to say he was cosplaying.
Hmm. Decidedly less pink and intestiney than I remember, but each fan has their own interpretation.
Dressing as the blackness within is his girlfriend's fetish, so it's actually cosmiseryplay.
That black could be orange if color were added and he may have just had a Thiritos earlier…
Sure, he's backing away in terror, but that costume is still good enough to warrant a thumbs up.
Cosmisery conventions are freaking weird, man.
The lamest ones are the ones who go as pessimistic philosophers or serial killers. Nobody can pull off a Schopenhauer cosplay.
The most normal ones are the ones who dress up as their own corpses; the only way to make that impressive is to suspend yourself from a fake gallows and use that as a means of rolling around.
There's also people who dress up as the people they could have been if there was a slight twist of fate; you see a lot of businessmen, artists, saints, convicts, hobos, and drug addicts among this crowd.
But then you've got people dressed up as their repressed ids, which are all dripping with blood and bile. There's people who go dressed as their shadow archetypes; these bastards wear yellow contacts and are pretty combative for some reason.
Then you've got people who go dressed up as the fear that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnimalevolent (but with a twisted sense of humor). Or those who go dressed up as the despair brought about by living in a deterministic/fatalistic universe. Some go as the infinite void of unconsciousness and nonexistence.
I'm a bit ashamed to say it, but last year I went to Dreadcon 2011 as the belief that all ideological values and emotions (such as love, hate, goodness, evil, political stances, truth, etc) are delusions established by the human brain as a means of preventing people from killing themselves, as part of a sick cosmic joke at the expense of all sapient life. Nobody recognized my costume. It was sad.
…But, doesn't that mean it was a success, if it created that kind of feedback loop?
See? Now you get it!
I think you mean "Yeah, you know, that's kind of like, it, the idea, or whatever. I don't know. Meh."
I look forward to seeing at least a baker's dozen people dressed like this at PAX
You have a strange definition of 'looking forward'…
But yeah, I don't doubt your prediction.
I didn't see anyone there in this costume.
I was severely disappointed.
"What's Inside's last single, "No no no no help" is generally given "thumbs up" by reviewers and fans alike, above all because the lead singer has become the public face of the disfiguring skin disease Vitiligo." -from the What's Inside page on Wikipedia
So is that dark stuff around the guy feces, blood, ink…? I can't tell.
Oh, I love the band Feces Blood Ink!
i was never a fan of todd mcfarlane's reboot of 'slim goodbody'
i like the Graduation Owl costume in the first panel.
I cosplay as that guy that surfs the web looking at cosplay pictures.
Ironically his outside smells better than most con goers'.
I always dress like a businessman. Cause I don't cosplay, I coswork.
That's why I call them "Business cos-socks."
That's the most brilliant depiction of Michael Jackson I've ever seen. *calls for Pulitzer noms*
"Peanuts" has gotten a lot edgier since Pigpen turned emo.
I backed away slowly from that guy as fast as I could.
Huh. Guess this was pre-Borderlands 2, but it turns out he was cosplaying as Krieg.