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Old 10-03-2018, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Solarrdadd aka The BrOdinson at 2018 NYCC!

Yep, Yep, tomorrow is the first day of the BIG SHOW!

my trusty side kick, my Daughter, and I will be at the show for 3 days as usual. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. we will arrive in NY tomorrow and we are staying in Brooklyn.

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I'm glad to be back with you, my loving followers for all (or as much as possible) things NYCC!

my thanks to everyone who looks at this thread and enjoys it. please feel free to leave comments.

also, if there is something in particular you want me to get pictures of, please post it here and i'll do my best to find the things requested and get pictures posted.


almost packed, just slowly putting the outfit in the suitcase; don't want to forget anything!

as usual, I have made some modifications, changes to my outfit. the shoes I have used for the last bunch of Comic Cons, well, I have worn them out. we literally walk at least 10-15K+ steps every day at the show; around 7.5 + miles. so I needed a new pair which means paint and prep.

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I went over those black buckle lines after the painting and the black pops nicely.

I also wanted to change the calf wraps (which are part of the shoes Thor wears) the ones I had for the past couple of years used snaps to hold them to the calf. I put the snaps all the way through and they are visible. look closely to the bottom left of the picture and you will see them, they are yellow, as they had nothing close to the golden yellow material used for the wraps.

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I figured out that I can make the snaps (yes, you have to make them individually with a tool they are in two parts and it takes four parts to make a male and female snap) and hot glue them to the underside of the wrap so they are not seen. that will make for a cleaner appearance. of course, there will be a "bulge" for the snap, but, it won't be too noticeable unless the pictures taken are very close or super high rez and get zoomed in post production.

so, I had to buy 2 yards of the material to cut out two of the strips you see in the picture! yep, that's how it goes when you cosplay!
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
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Default Helmet Part Deux!

so, I'm always trying to improve everything as you guys all know, I'm a golden age Thor the one by Jack King Kirby so, I'm always gathering my inspiration from that version of Thor, not the MCU version and there is nothing wrong with the MCU version either.

that old school Thor is the one I grew up with as a kid. one of the things Thor is most noted for, besides his hammer, is that beautiful reflective silver winged helmet. i really wanted a full chromed out helmet, but, i couldn't find a place that could do it. mind you, i waited until the last minute to look, so, that's on my.

i found a kit for it and i figured it would at least give me a chrome like look/effect to the existing helmet, i would be happy with that. so, i gave it the old college try!

here is my trusty old helmet, with the wings removed of course. not much of anything, but, it looked good in the pictures of the previous NYCC threads i created.

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it's a flat grey color with some sheen added to it and like i said, when the show floor lights hit it, it was nice and never got a complaint or anything from anyone. i always wanted it to have a nice chrome effect to it.

i will put them in spoilers for dramatic effect!

here is a front/side view with the chrome effect applied overhead counter lights for dramatic effect on the color rendering.

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yeah, I'm gonna do them individually!

here is a shot of the back view

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and here is a final front/side view

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I'm very happy with how my DIY kit approach turned out, i wanted to try to put more on it for a higher degree of chrome effect but was afraid that using too much would just look like a shiny, non-reflective silver and the instructions warned about that. I'm pretty sure if i had just gone a little heavier with the chrome, it would have looked better, but, i didn't want to take that chance. i'll get another helmet (they are like $30 on ebay) and get that one professionally chromed. i'll save this one for non Comic Con events like movie theater/mall cosplay for superhero movies (we've done it for Avengers movies & Thor movies) that my Daughter and i do sometimes.

so i went light and till got a pretty nice look for the helmet, at least, i think so.

i will cosplay Thor BrOdinson both days and my Daughter will cosplay Poison Ivy on Friday and Gamora (GoTG) on Saturday. on Sunday, we go to the show in our secret identities as everyday people!

next pictures will be once we get started on the trip! it's not easy posting from my iphone, so, i'll post a couple of pictures each night after the show. our days are filled up with picture taking, floor booth exploring and panel attendance battling!

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Old 10-04-2018, 10:18 PM   #3
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Awesome man. Glad to see a fellow VA resident that enjoys comics and SteelBooks!
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Be vigilant, Asgardian. Word on the street is Loki is looking to stroke your Mjölnir. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Enjoying ourselves at one of the GIF booths!

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Old 10-09-2018, 01:44 AM   #6
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just got home from NYCC, i'll post some pictures up tomorrow for sure. My Daughter and I had a blast, an absolute BLAST!
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Thanks for sharing Uncle SD.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:39 PM   #8
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Hey everyone, I haven't posted anything because ol Solarrdadd's old PC OS drive gave up the ghost!

It happens!

So since I keep all my data on a second drive I'm good. I'm gonna do some light upgrades and should be back online late this week.

My old OS drive was a 250gb drive I'm going to a Samsung 1tb EVO860 SSD
I'm also changing out the data drive from a 500gb drive to a 2tb 5400 SATA drive.
To cap it off I got a cheap nVidia single slot 4K graphics card so now when I upgrade to a 4K monitor/TV I can stream videos, movies & TV shows at 4K!

Total cost was $340 shipped. I like my old motherboard, and case and am plenty happy with the existing quad core CPU and current Ram.

When I'm rolling again and have transferred the data to the new data drive I'll post pictures of NYCC.

The pictures are too big for me to post them from my phone or iPad. Especially the ones from my DSLR.

Please be patient and I'll get posting by this weekend.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:36 PM   #9
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Guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.

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Once the pc is up and running I’ll post show pictures. Thanks to everyone for being patient and understanding.
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yeah, it's late, but, I got around to rebuilding my PC with the gear shown above and it turned out very good. super fast now! I thought I'd leave this one moment to kick it off with

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i'll put up more later today, I'm gonna go to bed, it's been a long day (yesterday ) I got a lot of work done and errands run as well as, of course, my 1.5hrs in the gym this morning!
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Default giving the forum some love at NYCC!

I said I would, and here you go, love for the Blu-ray.com forum at NYCC 2018 from yours truly!


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other cosplayers in the background to include Spiderman(s), JJ Jamison, Spider Gwen and The Black Cat.
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Default Invicta Time!

Invicta Watch Group was at the show all weekend. I'm a huge collector of Invicta watches. I own almost all the Marvel & DC line of watches in a variety of styles. I made my presence known!

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this was the first time at any Comic Con that Invicta was present. they brought their entire line of Superhero (Marvel & DC) and Star Wars watches all 50% off. great sale.

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I picked up the Harley Quinn Lupah watch on the front left. it's worldwide premiere was at the show. special collectors boxes for the show. I got my collectors box signed by the Artist who does Harley for DC and she also did the art used on the watch itself and the case.

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I also met comic artist Tim Towsend at the show. he has a Spiderman Invicta watch (shown) and he was autographing posters (shown) with his artwork, so I got a poster signed and took a picture with him and his lovely girlfriend.

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This is a capture of Tim with Evine Channel TV Host Kendy and Invicta TV sales person Ryan live on TV.

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no way Thor BrOdinson was leaving without getting a picture with those TV hosts. they did not refuse the God of Thunder!

My Daughter and I were both on live TV at Evine during their Evine/Invicta live broadcast from NYCC!
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