Bonus Stage: Adventure Time, Spider-Man, Metroid and More

Posted By on February 14, 2015

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Welcome once more to your friendly neighbourhood Bonus Stage! 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.

 

This Super-cute Groot Shirt is available from Tee-Public now.

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Another brilliant work from Leigh Lahav in a valentines themed animation featuring a lot of everyone’s favourite geeky characters.

 

Adventure Time meets Pokemon in this genius cross-over art from fan artist Shorelle.

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Star Lord meets Han Solo and Firefly’s Mal in this brilliant short.. made entirely in Lego. Everything is awesome!

 

Check out Cosplayer Inwe Elensar as Peter Parker’s squeeze Mary Jane Watson. Go get ‘em Tiger! See more of the shoot here.

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Kill9 are working on a fan series featuring a Dalek named Gary in a parody of The Office. Check out the funny trailer below!

 

Bad-ass Metroid/Samus Aran fan art from SplashBrush!

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It’s been a little while since we featured Screen Team here on Bonus Stage. But with Zelda back in the news following the rumour a live-action TV version is on it’s way, here’s Screen Team’s take on the franchise in Hyrule Warriors!

 

 

That’s all for this time- Time for us to make like a tree and get out of here.. Seen or produced something that should star in a future instalment? Send me a Tweet at @misterchristor !

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Bonus Stage: Pokemon, Star Wars, Final Fantasy and More

Posted By on February 1, 2015

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Welcome once more to the wonderful world of Bonus Stage! 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. It’s Super Effective!

 

Check out this stylish Mario Kart inspired T-shirt design available from Teepublic.

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Marvel’s Agent Carter faces her toughest mission yet, in this funny cartoon from OnlyLeigh.


Darth Vader has been given a Medieval makeover in this awesome design from Prince Armory. [Geeks Are Sexy]

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Brilliant Game Of Thrones, Star Wars and Guardians Of the Galaxy Cross-over fanart from Nedesem in ‘Best Conversation Ever! [Memecenter]

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Crazily good Pokemon Red fanart from Elekitelik.

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The ever-funny How It should have Ended crew take on How To Train Your Dragon 2

 

Final Fantasy’s Lightning remains a firm favourite with cosplayers. Cyberlight shows off her Lightning costume in this piece called “Warrior Goddess“.

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This Cosplay music Video features some of the most talented cosplayers from the recent MAGFEST.  We’ve seen slicker produced videos, but as a showcase for the cosplayer’s work it more than does the job!

 

That’s all for this time- Catch you on the flipside. Seen or produced something that should star in a future instalment? Send me a Tweet at @misterchristor !

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Bonus Stage: Zelda, Big Hero 6, Adventure Time and more

Posted By on January 24, 2015

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Well, hello there strangers. You’re eyes are not deceiving you, Bonus Stage is indeed back for our first edition of 2015! 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. You’re welcome!

 

This have to easily be the best gender-swapped Link (from the Legend of Zelda series) cosplay pics we’ve ever seen. Featuring Talia Maria [Fashionably Geek]

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From Stephen Byrne, the guy who brought you that animated intro to Doctor Who, comes another intro to an animated series you’ll wish was for real- Buffy The Vampire Slayer

 

 

Big Hero 6 meets My Neighbour Totoro in this adorable piece by Disney artist Jin Kim.

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This nifty 20th anniversary Playstation wallet is now available from Raccoon games.

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Solid Snake sneaks into his toughest mission yet, in this hilarious animated short from Mashed.

 

Fantastic Super Smash Bros inspired comic by the uber-talented Zac Gorman.

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Forthcoming game Dying Light combines zombies and parkour. This great official promo brings it into live-action with style. Run!

 

Absolutely gorgeous Adventure Time art from Mariyei.

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 8 Bit Cinema takes on Geek favourite Guardians Of The Galaxy.


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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!

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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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