Hello there :) This blog mainly consists of photos that I reblog from the amazing people that I follow. The odd time I might find something cool enough to post myself, or just my thoughts and feelings at that time. Some of it might not be PG so care is advised :) I also post a lot of Minecraft and other gaming and tech subjects! Scroll down a bit more to read About me.
Mechanical Donkey Kong
Created by Martin Raynsford
Controlled by Arduino and the power that resides in your hands, Martin’s lasercut-wooden arcade is operated the good ol’ fashioned way: via NES controller. One press of a button has Mario doing what he do best: jumping over launched projectiles (or ball bearings, in this case). Check out more details over at Martin’s blog, with video of it in action below:
While updating my website this evening I realized I never posted photos from my revamped Mario shoot!
I originally made this costume in 2009, and decided to modify it for my appearance in the 2012 Cosplay for a Cause calendar. It didn’t take long to fix up - I took it in quite a bit (I’d lost 30 pounds since I last wore it), made it a tad shorter, added some lace, found a much higher quality hat, and swapped out the boring flats for some knee socks and heels!
The first part of the shoot was at a local arcade that housed a Mario Bros machine. It was too perfect to pass up. After finishing up that set, photographer Josh Stokes and I went to the basement of his studio for a different, literal approach to portraying gaming’s favorite plumber. We ended up using a shot from this location in the calendar.
You can see more photos, and the original costume from 2009, here. :)