A Horror–mad Seven-Year-Old Girl Has Ditched Disney Princesses to Recreate Scenes from Gory Films Such as The Exorcist and Chucky

Pint-sized Coral DeGraves has modelled as over 60 characters from some of the most iconic horror films with the help of her mum, Cheyenne. The schoolgirl became obsessed with horror films when she was just two and Cheyenne was surprised to find she’d prefer Chucky to Cinderella.

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Office manager Cheyenne said: “Coral has never really taken to princesses and other things in that realm. She doesn’t necessarily turn her nose up to princesses or fairy tales, she’s just never shown a distinct interest. While she loves all things horror and paranormal, she is just as much your regular animal loving, adventure seeking, girl scout.

When Coral was about two years old, she became drawn to Chucky so for fun, I made her a little Good Gal’s costume. She wound up later asking to wear that same costume to a horror convention a few months later. Being so young seeing and meeting these actors and artists who make and portray these characters took the fear out of the images and movies for her. From that moment any fear was replaced with genuine fascination. She wanted to watch all of the scary movies and she loves watching anything that shows how the monsters and creatures are created.”

The pair regularly attend horror conventions together sporting homemade outfits and Cheyenne insists that despite her age, the youngster is fascinated rather than scared.

Coral, who lives in Maryland, has been pictured as the bride of Frankenstein, the joker, a gory tooth fairy, Pennywise and a creepy Tinkerbell. Coral’s favourite film is IT but her parents make sure they preapprove any horror films before she watches them herself and Coral watches short clips to help perfect her interpretation of the characters.









































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/a-horror-mad-seven-year-old-girl-has-ditched-disney-princesses-to-recreate-scenes-from-gory-films-such-as-the-exorcist-and-chucky/

Artist Cosplays As Well-Known Characters, Celebrities And Paintings

Olga Tolstunova is passionate about her work as an art critic. So much so that she goes an extra mile to grab the attention of her readers.

What she does is very smart: she recreates the paintings and popular characters by dressing up and recreating a photo of the painting or a picture at hand, and then writes up a text about the art piece and gives neat facts about that particular work of art or the artist.

She admits that for her critique, the text is of primary importance, and the recreations are just eye candy. In any case, her recreations help in refreshing the memory of famous works and interesting characters and spark interest about the artworks that a simple text just can’t achieve alone. Who knew that having some fun would be so beneficial for art critique?

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/artist-cosplays-as-well-known-characters-celebrities-and-paintings/

A 58-Year-Old Lady Creates Magical Costumes That Can Transport You to Another World

Meet Marina Badianova, a 58-year-old from St. Petersburg, Russia, who’s turned her life into a fantasy in the most literal sense. She sews life into numerous characters, both from existing works of fiction and from creations of her own imagination. So if you’re looking for a role model who refuses to let her own senior years be boring, she’s your lady for sure.

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It all started back in 2012 when Marina was helping out her daughter with costumes for a photo session, and she really enjoyed the process. But her first themed photoshoot didn’t happen until 2014 (where she was a bog hag, no less!), and photographers immediately fell in love with her artistry.

All of her costumes are meticulously detailed and serve to enhance the character she’s trying to convey. “I like to invent and create the image of the character,” Marina said to Bright Side. “It’s also important to ‘present’ them well on the set, this is probably the most interesting moment. But when you are in the zone, everything magically develops by itself.”



















































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/a-58-year-old-lady-creates-magical-costumes-that-can-transport-you-to-another-world/

World’s Tallest Supermodel and Olympian Breaks Internet with Lady Dimitrescu Resident Evil Cosplay

This is Ekaterina Lisina, a bronze medal-winning Olympian with the Russian basketball team and now model, with what is surely the most 1:1 cosplay possible of Resident Evil’s Lady Dimitrescu.

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While the character of Lady Dimitrescu is 9’6″, and Lisina “only” 6’9″, it’s important to put those numbers in context, especially since this shoot was done solo. The artist’s perfect recreation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the terrifying character has walked right out of the screen and into real life.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/worlds-tallest-supermodel-and-olympian-breaks-internet-with-lady-dimitrescu-resident-evil-cosplay/

Completely Terrifying ‘The Last of Us’ Cosplay by Emma Franks

This horrendous creature is known as a ‘clicker’ in Naughty Dog‘s “The Last of Us.” In the game, you have to survive in a post-apocalyptic world when a fungus takes over and turns humans into these ugly zombie-like creatures.

Thanks to the combined efforts of photographer Adrian, make-up artist Jon Wilks and model Emma Franks, a clicker has never looked more dangerous. Snapping up pictures at an abandoned nuthouse in ye olde England, the mask worn by Franks was made from polycell expanding foam polyfilla, costing around R400, while the body infections are a combination of wood, latex and body paint.

Cosplayer: Emma Franks. Make-up Artist: JWBeyond. Photographer: Innershadows Photography.












SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/completely-terrifying-the-last-of-us-cosplay-by-emma-franks/

BlizzCon Community Showcase Won By Amazing WoW Bolvar Fordragon Cosplay

Hartigan Cosplay, who created an amazing cosplay of World of Warcraft’s Bolvar Fordragon, has won BlizzCon’s Community Showcase awards for Best Cosplay and Best in Show. The Community Showcase lets fans show off their artistic creations such as cosplay and music. Categories include Weapons and Armor, Digital Storytelling, Art Contest and various categories of cosplay.

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The truly impressive piece of costume artwork transforms Hartigan into Bolvar Fordragon, a recurring World of Warcraft character with an extensive backstory and ties to several of the franchise’s factions. A video posted to Hartigan’s YouTube channel shows the long process of donning the Fordragon cosplay, which includes electronics which produce light and smoke effects.

“The dress up in real life take around 12 minutes. The costume took me more or less 638h30 to craft, and I’ve made it with EVA foam, foam clay, upholstery foam, a little of Worbla, Flexbond, latex and 1000+ LEDS! The head was modeled with monsterclay and casted with latex,” an artist writes.

An accurate cosplay takes a ton of patience, skill and commitment to both create and wear. Typically the more outlandish a character design is, the more difficult it is to recreate. However, Hartigan Cosplay was able to take an extremely fantastical character design and bring it to life flawlessly.














SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/blizzcon-community-showcase-won-by-amazing-wow-bolvar-fordragon-cosplay/

Candid Photographs of Superheroes Posing With Their Young Fans at Malls in the 1970s and 1980s

Maybe it’s the bulging tights that elevate these from campy to creepy. Maybe it’s their eyes. Maybe it’s the unshakeable feeling that these children never forgot the day these pictures will taken. The photographs were shared by folks across the Plaid Stallions website sharing their childhood mall appearances from the 1970s and 1980s.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/candid-photographs-of-superheroes-posing-with-their-young-fans-at-malls-in-the-1970s-and-1980s/

Japanese Guy Absolutely Nails Anime Girl Cosplay, from Evangelion to Sailor Moon

Meet Rei, a talented Japanese cosplayer. His fantastic makeup skill and costumes are great attention-grabbing in their own right, but they’re even more impressive when you take into account that even though Rei largely focuses on cosplaying popular female characters from video games and anime, Rei is actually a man. More: Twitter, Youtube h/t: grapee It may be bit hard to believe at first glance...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/11/japanese-guy-absolutely-nails-anime-girl-cosplay-from-evangelion-to-sailor-moon/

Beautiful Bizarre: Weird and Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tales by Mothmeister

Artistic duo Mothmeister have created a place they call “Wounderland”. It is a land in which grotesque creatures, in fascinating yet disturbing masks, stare out from barren wastelands, usually accompanied by mounted and stuffed animals. Unconventional and enchanting, the fairytale world of Mothmeister is at once reminiscent of a bygone age, while subtly criticising today’s ever-present ‘selfie’...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/10/beautiful-bizarre-weird-and-wonderful-post-mortem-fairy-tales-by-mothmeister/

Japanese Artist Crafts Awesome Cyberpunk Demon Masks

Japanese Twitter user Shuka is a stop motion animator and “mecha designer” who specializes in crafting cyberpunk-themed items and accessories. The talented artist has recently gained some attention on Twitter for designing an awesome cyberpunk-themed Japanese demon mask! More: Twitter, Shop h/t: grapee The cyberpunk creation is a twist on traditional Japanese demon (oni) masks featured in Noh...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/10/japanese-artist-crafts-awesome-cyberpunk-demon-masks/