Bonus Stage: Breaking Bad, GoTG, Tomb Raider and More

Posted By on November 22, 2014

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After a longer than planned post-summer hiatus Bonus Stage is back to get you through those cold winter months. Unless you live in Australia, I guess… Bonus Stage is your regular round-up of awesome creative stuff produced by the geek community,  now covering not only videogames but comics, movies and TV, anime and manga, science and other things that are awesome. Lets get it on like Donkey Kong!

Cosplayer Sandra Disney put together this inspired Steampunk take on Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell. Do you believe in steampunk fairies? [FG]

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Frozen meets Breaking Bad in this hilarious and brilliantly animated parody. But beware if you haven’t seen the whole series: spoilers ahead.

 

Good News Everyone! This incredibly realistic Professor Farnsworth from Futurama cosplay is all kinds of unsettling…  [kotaku]

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The always excellent Lindsey Stirling is back once again to mark the hotly-anticipated release of Dragon Age Inquisition. We didn’t see it coming, but then nobody expects Dragon Age Inquisition (I’m really very sorry).

 

Funny review from an Aussie Game Store employee- see a load more here.

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How Guardians Of the Galaxy Should Have Ended…

 

Amazing Black Canary Cosplay from Ryuu Lavitz.

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Dorkly reviews Assassin’s Creed Unity… in comic form!

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Who would win in a fight between Video Game Heroes and Super Heroes? Only one way to find out! FIGHT!

Lena-Lara is another excellent Tomb Raider cosplayer. See Geek X Girls for more pics from the shoot.

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Sneaky Zebra have got the art of the Cosplay music video down to a fine art at this point. Check out their latest effort from October’s MCM ComicCon in London!

 

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Bonus Stage: Metal Gear Solid, Batgirl, Mario World and more

Posted By on August 22, 2014

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Back in 2012, Bonus Stage was born on Rant Gaming. Our mission- to share the wonders created by the videogame fan community. Cosplay, fanart, videos, music you name it. When Rant was shut down by The Man, the lovely folk here at NerdSpan welcomed us with open arms. We settled into our new home and have been continuing our work ever since. But at NerdSpan we know you’re not only into videogames. We know there’s a good chance you love comics, movies and TV, anime and manga, science and other things that are awesome. And fans of those things are every bit as creative as gamers. So from now on we’ll continue to bring you the same kind of stuff we always have, but it will be from all over the wider geek world, not just gaming. So welcome back to the new look Bonus Stage. We hope you’ll like it!

This Metal Gear Rex cosplay is one of the most elaborate we’ve ever seen! just look at how tough it is just to put it together!

 

The ace new Batgirl design is already inspiring some talented cosplayers! [Fashionably Geek]

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MonseiurCaron made this great animated Ghostbusters tribute in Lego! Complete with some fun cameos.  [BrickFun]

Incredibly talented artist Leann Hill has created a stunning set of illustrations of the women of Game Of Thrones. Check out her site for more fantastic art!

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ADHD has uncovered Super Mario World’s unknown secret lyrics. Poor Yoshi!

Super creepy The Last of Us Clicker Cosplay. [Geek x Girls]

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What if Micheal Bay directed Pixar’s Up? Now with 100% more explosions, lensflare and Linkin Park.

 

Diablo 3 Group cosplay.

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The one and only Screen Team pay tribute to Guardians Of The Galaxy, in their own singular style!

 

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Bonus Stage: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Sailor Moon and more

Posted By on August 8, 2014

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Back in 2012, Bonus Stage was born on Rant Gaming. Our mission- to share the wonders created by the videogame fan community. Cosplay, fanart, videos, music you name it. When Rant was shut down by The Man, the lovely folk here at NerdSpan welcomed us with open arms. We settled into our new home and have been continuing our work ever since. But at NerdSpan we know you’re not only into videogames. We know there’s a good chance you love comics, movies and TV, anime and manga, science and other things that are awesome. And fans of those things are every bit as creative as gamers. So from now on we’ll continue to bring you the same kind of stuff we always have, but it will be from all over the wider geek world, not just gaming. So welcome back to the new look Bonus Stage. We hope you’ll like it!

Sonic The Hedgehog and Tails as you’ve never seen them before!  From  Opposite Cosplay

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Since we brought you the last edition of Bonus Stage, a little event called San Diego Comic Con 2014 took place. Maybe you’ve heard of it. The guys at Sneaky Zebra caught some of the best Cosplay from the event on camera in this wicked music video.

 

This awesome Doctor Who tribute was spotted in a London Underground Station. Via Trixie.

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This year has seen a major revival for the much-loved anime classic Sailor Moon, including some awesome fan-art and cosplay. You’ll find little more awesome than this Cyberpunk Sailor-Moon though, created by W Scott Forbes.

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The Evolution of Videogames in one 16-minute Acapella video!

Last week saw Cosplay Superstar Jessica Nigri’s birthday.  Which is precisely all the excuse we need to remind you of our favourite of her costumes- Lady StarFox!

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ThinkGeek are selling this retro-tastic Game Boy inspired backpack  (PowerGlove not included).

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Artist Patrick Brown is well-known for his fantastic Grand Theft Auto fan-art. He’s now turned his considerable talents to your new favourite movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy.

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Watch the whole of The Last Of Us: One Night Live.

8-Bit Cinema takes on The Avengers!

 

Gorgeous League Of Legends fanart by Lovinne.

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See you, Space Cowboys! (And  Space Cowgirls! And Space Cowpeople!)

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Introducing The All New Bonus Stage!

Posted By on July 19, 2014

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Back in 2012, Bonus Stage was born on Rant Gaming. Our mission- to share the wonders created by the videogame fan community. Cosplay, fanart, videos, music you name it. When Rant was shut down by The Man, the lovely folk here at NerdSpan welcomed us with open arms. We settled into our new home and have been continuing our work ever since. But at NerdSpan we know you’re not only into videogames. We know there’s a good chance you love comics, movies and TV, anime and manga, science and other things that are awesome. And fans of those things are every bit as creative as gamers. So from now on we’ll continue to bring you the same kind of stuff we always have, but it will be from all over the wider geek world, not just gaming. So welcome to the new look Bonus Stage. We hope you’ll like it!

 

Check out this incredibly dramatic looking Nightwing Cosplay! [Fashionably Geek]

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Andrew Doma’s series ” Super Smash Bros: Remixed” is giving characters from the smash series a more realistic makeover. Check out his DA page for more!

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What if Frozen was crashed into Orange Is The New Black? That’s a question you’ve probably never asked yourself,  but we’re sure glad that animator OnlyLeigh did. Sending Elsa to the Big House (populated by several over Disney characters), this is the crossover you never knew you needed.

 

The new BatGirl redesign has provoked lots of conversation.  It’s also inspired some excellent fanart, like this wonderful piece from MaHenBu.

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This video doing the rounds claims to be from a lost Japanese remake of Doctor Who from the 70′s or 80′s. It’s in fact a spot on homage from a talented fellow named Joshua Kahan and inspired by the all too real brilliance of the 70′s Japanese Spiderman series.

 

 

A brilliant Mortal Kombat photoshoot! See all the pics at Geek X Girls (warning: things gets a big gory).

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How Godzilla (2014) Should Have Ended…

 

Jora from Guild Wars as portrayed by Illyne.

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Taylor Davis plays the theme from The Last Of Us.… while cosplaying as the game’s star Ellie!

 

Finally, for the inaugural edition this new look Bonus Stage,  check out the awesome cosplay from FantasyCon 2014 in this music video!

 

 

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Bonus Stage: E3 2014 Edition

Posted By on June 26, 2014

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Coming to you much later than planned, it’s time for the annual Bonus Stage E3 Special! This time around most of the items are connected in some way with this year’s E3 show…..

Bonus Stage is your regular guide to what’s new in the world of videogame fandom, including cosplay, fanart, fan films and more!   If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, and maybe it will feature in a future instalment.

Among the nicest surprises at this year’s show was Nintendo’s online multiplayer team-based (ink) shooter Splatoon. It’s distinctive characters have already developed a fan-art following- and the game isn’t even out until next year. Among those inspired to draw the game’s characters is manga artist Masahiro Anbe creator of Squid Girl no less! [Crunchyroll news]

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The Borderlands series made appearances at the show, in the form of The Pre-Sequel and Tell Tale’s Tales From Borderlands. Check out awesome cosplayer Amiko as Gaige from Borderlands 2! [Fashionably Geek]

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The Last Of Us is about to get even prettier with the remastered edition for PS4. This stunning TLOU inspired art comes via the mega-talented Russian artist Ilya Kuvshinov .

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Mega Man is making his début in the forthcoming Wii U and 3DS Super Smash Bros. Think Geek are selling this awesome Blaster arm replica!

What do you get when you mash-up Mass Effect with classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion? Something like this awesome photoset from Geek X Girls!

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Luigi’s not happy that Toad has been given his own game in this ace comic from Gabosonian.

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Dale tries to explain to M Bison why his ideas for an international Street Fighting Tournament doesn’t make financial sense, in this genius sketch from Pete Holmes.

Meanwhile, Charmander’s a bit of a jerk, in This Pokeparody…

 

Away from Nintendo, one of the most exciting announcements was the next Lara Croft adventure: Rise Of The Tomb Raider. Lara’s always a favourite with Cosplayers (and Bonus Stage!) so here’s lovely cosplayer Selene bringing Lara to life with style!

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We’ve featured cosplay music videos from Sneaky Zebra before here on Bonus Stage. It’s not hard to see why- they’re awesome and feature some of the finest cosplayers out there showing off their hard work. This latest effort was filmed at the MCM London Comic Con 2014, and contains a whole lot of the UK’s finest cosplay artists. Enjoy!

 

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Bonus Stage Mario Kart 8, Watch Dogs, LoL and More

Posted By on June 2, 2014

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Traditionally the summer months are a dead-zone for videogames. While the publishers insist on releasing the vast majority of their biggest games in the last few months of the year, other parts of the year are relativity barren. Not so for last week though, when we saw two eagerly anticipated releases in Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. Both of which have inspired the great gamer creative culture to produce some excellent stuff featured in this week’s edition of Bonus Stage.

Bonus Stage is your regular guide to what’s new in the world of videogame fandom, including cosplay, fanart, fan films and more!   If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, and maybe it will feature in a future instalment.

This God Of War (female version) ‘Katrina’ cosplay is just gob-smacking. There’s more than a touch of 300 to it, don’t you think? [Geek x Girls]

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Geeky U has a nifty range of Zelda- inspired gear for sale.

 

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You know how much we love Mario Kart Love Song, right? Talented Youtube songstress Lunity offers up this League Of Legends themed parody/tribute!

Duelling Analogs has a bone to pick with Microsoft….

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Lovely Mario Kart 8 fan-art from Benja.

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Watch Dogs parkour in real life. Impressive stuff!

Top class Street Fighter Cosplay featuring Crimson Viper and Cammy… FIGHT!

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Anyone who has played the more recent incarnations of Mario Kart knows of the pain inflicted by the Blue Shell. To mark the release of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo UK got local Youtube stars The (two man) Brett Domino Trio to record this musical tribute. We feel your pain…

Do you have a gaming collection you’re particularly proud of? We’re looking to feature some of the greatest in future instalments! Send pics our way by tweeting at @misterchristor.

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Bonus Stage: Mario, Child Of Light, Pokemon and more!

Posted By on May 16, 2014

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It’s that time again… welcome to another brand spanking new edition of Bonus Stage! Bonus Stage is your regular guide to what’s new in the world of videogame fandom, including cosplay, fanart, fan films and more!   If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, and maybe it will feature in a future instalment. In Bonus Stage this time:

Great Fighting game inspired comic from Electric Bunny!

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Lara Croft (Larry?) as you’ve never seen her before (him?). Via Albotas.

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How Gamers Eat Their Food… [Mr TVCow]

Incredibly talented artist Isaiah Stephens‘ series “All Grown Up” imagines 90′s kids pop culture figures as adults. Pokemon is the latest to get the treatment. Make sure to check out his profile to see the rest!

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Two of the Nerd World’s Greatest things comes together in a Game Of Thrones/ Super Mario World mash-up! “Mamma Mia! Winter Is-A-Coming!” [NicksplosionFX]

 

Cosplayer Priestess Shizuka makes a rather wonderful Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII) Be sure to check out the whole shoot here.

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The Game Boy Recently turned 25 (?!) Which gives us an excuse to feature this glorious Super Mario Land with lyrics from Brental Floss! Bonus Points for proper British swears!

Finally for this edition, the reliably awesome Lindsey Stirling is back, this time with a beautiful tribute to Ubisoft’s acclaimed Child Of Light. Lovely stuff, as always from Lindsey!

Do you have a gaming collection you’re particularly proud of? We’re looking to feature some of the greatest in future instalments! Send pics our way by tweeting at @misterchristor.

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Bonus Stage: Diablo III, Mortal Kombat, Pokemon and more

Posted By on April 25, 2014

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It’s that time again… welcome to another brand spanking new edition of Bonus Stage! Bonus Stage is your regular guide to what’s new in the world of videogame fandom, including cosplay, fanart, fan films and more!   If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, and maybe it will feature in a future instalment. In Bonus Stage this time:

It’s that Frozen /Mortal Kombat crossover you’ve all been waiting for….. right?  (Or is it just me?) [Fashionably Geek]

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Amazing Diablo III “Crusader” Cosplay  [Cosplay Blog]

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Comic: Owning a Pokemon Vs Owning a real pet, via Dorkly.

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Check out this Cosplay music video from Wondercon 2014…

Freaking awesome Metal Gear Ground Zeroes art from the mega-talented Patrick Brown.

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The Ladies of Mass Effect… fantastic work showed off at the recent PAX East 2014.

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The always reliable Smooth McGroove takes on Super Smash Bros. Melee

The Pokemon (cartoon) theme song, slow jam style in this glorious cover from the peeps who brought you Postmodern Jukebox. Gotta Catch ‘em all!

Do you have a gaming collection you’re particularly proud of? We’re looking to feature some of the greatest in future instalments! Send pics our way by tweeting at @misterchristor.

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Bonus Stage: League Of Legends, WoW, Pokemon and More

Posted By on April 4, 2014

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It’s that time again… welcome to another brand spanking new edition of Bonus Stage! Bonus Stage is your regular guide to what’s new in the world of videogame fandom, including cosplay, fanart, fan films and more!   If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, or drop a comment down below and maybe it will feature in a future instalment. In Bonus Stage this time:

You can now order an (unofficial) Power Mitt Oven Glove! The project has already met it’s goal with more than a month to go….

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Is this the best geeky baby announcement, ever? Could just be!

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Thirsty? Why not try a Super Mario inspired cocktail from Geek and Sundry?

Incredible League of Legends cosplay featuring Katarina. [Fashionably Geek]

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There were an awful lot of April Fools gags online on April 1st, but did you see Google’s brilliant Pokemon themed one?

This Geek-tastic couple put on a fantastically inventive World Of Warcraft themed wedding!

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Sneaky Zebra have put together another awesome cosplay music video- this time from London’s Super Comic Con 2014. If you were there, maybe you can spot yourself!

As well a being an excellent author and blogger, Robin Burks is also a talented cosplayer. She sent us over this supremely creepy Bioshock Splicer cosplay!

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Stunning Final Fantasy VII art from Eddy Shinjuku. Sure to dig up old memories for many of you!

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Excellent music parody and some every talented cosplayers brought together in this rather wonderful parody of Pharell William’s hit single Happy.

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Bonus Stage: Titanfall , Tekken, Zelda, Mario and more

Posted By on March 15, 2014

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Welcome to another brand new edition of Bonus Stage! Bonus Stage is your regular dose of gaming goodness, where we bring you the finest game inspired art, videos , cosplay, music and more!  If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, or drop a comment down below and maybe it will feature in a future instalment. In Bonus Stage this time:

Hot Topic are selling this ace Legend Of Zelda tank top [Fashionably Geek].

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Twitch Plays Pokemon has inspired some rather nifty fan art from Sa-Dui.

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Check out this amazing Super Mario/ Star Wars mashup from Ript apparel. [Shirtoid]

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Get up to speed with Titanfall in a minute….

 

Glorious comic from the epically talented Mr Zac Gorman of Magical Game Time.

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This Tekken inspired  Cosplay action shot from Deviantartist Vaxzone is pretty damn impressive.

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Not everything here on Bonus Stage is brand spanking new, sometimes I come across an undiscovered gem from the past that I just have to share- and here’s a great example of just that. A few years back a talented musician by the name of Levar Allen made this inspired track using samples from classic Mario games. Check it out!

Gender-swapped Connor Kenway Cosplay from Assassin’s Creed III.

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The latest release from the always awesome Smooth McGroove is the Dungeon Theme from the Legend of Zelda. Fantastic stuff as always!

 

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Bonus Stage: Metal Gear Solid, Dark Souls, Okami, and more

Posted By on February 27, 2014

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Welcome to another brand new edition of Bonus Stage! Bonus Stage is your regular dose of gaming goodness, where we bring you the finest game inspired art, videos , cosplay, music and more!  If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, or drop a comment down below and maybe it will feature in a future instalment. In Bonus Stage this time:

Keep snug and warm and geeky with this Okami cosplay blanket!

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Cosplay is an equal opportunities hobby, even though the ladies get more attention.  Rick Boer  is one male cosplayer who has got a lot of attention for his excellent Solid Snake portrayal, and he featured in the earlier incarnation of this very column. Now he’s back, this time bringing to life Snake as seen in the forthcoming Metal Gear Solid V!

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Fabulous League Of Legends fanart from the super talented Carlos Morilla.

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Dark Souls reimagined as an 80′s movie… genius!

The perfect pet for every gamer.. smart comic from Dorkly.

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Mischievous French Prankster Remi Gaillard is best known for his notorious Pacman antics. More recently he’s been causing trouble while dressed as another gaming icon in the form of Sonic The Hedgehog. It starts off funny, but it does have a crude ending with more adult humour- you have been warned!

Tasha Cosplay makes a mighty fine version of Queen Of Pain from DOTA 2.

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Bonus Stage favourites Screen Team have another fantastic game related parody video.. but not just any game related parody video. No, folks this is the Ultimate Pokemon Parody Medely no less! Featuring songs parodying Miley Cyrus, Passenger, Katy Perry and more…

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Bonus Stage: Zelda, Flappy Bird, World Of Warcraft and More

Posted By on February 14, 2014

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…. And we’re back! Pardon the interruption but your regularly scheduled Bonus Stage is here once again to chase away those Winter Blues! Bonus Stage is your regular dose of gaming goodness, where we bring you the finest game inspired art, videos , cosplay, music and more!  If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, or drop a comment down below and maybe it will feature in a future instalment. In Bonus Stage this time:

 

Check out this amazing World of Warcraft Cosplay by Oshley as seen on Geek X Girls.

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This Alternative Universe re-imagining of The Legend Of Zelda’s Link and Zelda by DeviantArtist Split-heart (aka Alice) are wonderfully done. You can check out more of her work on her profile.

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For good or ill the short-lived Flappy Bird has perhaps been the most talked about game so-far in 2014. Before the creator pulled the plug (to save gamers from addiction) it inspired this excellent parody song from Dave Days.

By the Way, if Flappy Bird’s demise has left you feeling crestfallen then Seasame Street is here to help- it’s Flappy Bert!

Awesome Zelda Valentines cards from finni

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New Sonic the Hedgehog game Sonic Boom has got a lot of fans upset, but there are plenty who are digging the new style the Blue Blur is sporting. There’s already some fantastic fan-art to prove it- just check out this excellent piece from Yuski.

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Just in time for Valentine’s Shutterstock produced an inspired set of video gaming based romantic novel covers!

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Relax in these custom made Portal inspired Lounge pants from Jinx! Buy them here. Via Fashionably Geek.

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More Zelda! This Time it’s a brilliant fan film from the guys at Mars Rising. If you want to see them make more, make sure you subscribe to their channel!

This came out ages ago, but somehow we managed to let it slip under our radar. We love Mario and we love game inspired music, so this music video from Patent Pending is right up our alley, and we think you’ll enjoy it too!

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