Sunday, September 16, 2007

Extreme Blockadeover: the Contenders

CLANG!

That's the sound of the deadline crashing down on my contest to discover my next great costume! Thank you, everybody who sent me an entry... even the obvious joke ones, which were uniformly hilarious. Now I have to sort through my "maybe" pile. Let's see...

Going in chronological order, there's Jonathan Munroe's 'stache-tastic steampunk aviator design...

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...Chawunky's design is sophisticated-sexy with the briefest bolero jacket I've ever laid eyes on...

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...Philip Rice's gold-trimmed leather suit takes me from business casual to a night on the prowl by just zipping down the jacket and giving every guy an eyeful of my fantastic fur...

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...After one of my trademark tongue-lashings, MaGnUs roared into the "maybe" pile with this smart, unpretentious Musketeer look... okay, so maybe the facial hair is pretentious, but that's the way I likes it!...

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...Justin Garrett Blum rocked my world with this Ditko-esque fantasy barbarian look (even if I've got about 150 pounds more muscle than the model he used)...

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...MaGnUs reworked a gimpy "no thanks" into a take-charge "maybe" with this design that's like a John Romita, Jr. X-Men costume, only tasteful...

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...Lydean "Silvercat" Kind devised this classically bad-ass fortress-themed look...

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...Here's Nicolas M.'s sleek, prismatic suit with appropriately close-cropped hair and beard...

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...And finally, we have Dr. Tectonic's dashing "rainbow warrior"... he's proud and out -- to kick your ass!

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They're all great designs, in different ways. I'm going to have a tough time deciding on one! I'd better do it quick, though, because I want to look cool for my Brigadier Blockade Blowout Event on Rimbor today! (Everything must go! All sales are final! No "window shopping" allowed! I'm serious! Don't make me mess you up!)

How I dress is especially important now that I have to look for a new job. And I don't even know what I want to apply for! Say, maybe the costume I choose will inspire me! Well, no matter what I decide to do, at least I know I'll look cool doin' it...

8 comments:

MaGnUs said...

Wow, I'm honored to be the only one with two entries in the final run (of course, with the fifteen or more entries I handed in, it kinda makes sense).

Even if I don't win, I've learned a new word, crenelation, and for that, I am a better man.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I missed the deadline. I had another idea for a costume (a sort of retro-future spacesuit that I think would have been fairly nifty) but I've been busy the last few weeks with classes. Oh well.

I think Justin Garrett Blum's is my favourite one here. Classic, but strikingly original. I just hope the underwear covers a little more of the butt than I'm imagining it does (no offense, Blocakade Boy).

And just a minor quibble, but my name is "Philip" Rice. If you ask me, those so-called "Phillip's" are just wasting everybody's time with the extraneous letter.

Blockade Boy said...

MaGnUs: I don't know about you, but I plan on inserting "crenelation" into conversations whenever possible.

Phil-ip: Oops. Sorry. It's fixed now. (Weird, I got it right the first time on my original post of your designs.) And is it just me, or are 75% of my readers named "Philip" or some variation thereof?

Anonymous said...

"And is it just me, or are 75% of my readers named "Philip" or some variation thereof?"

Definitely strange, because my name doesn't seem to be that common otherwise. I've only met two other "Phils" in my life, and one of them was actually "Filippo".

Sometimes I just have an urge to change my name to "Frank". It's another supposedly common name that I don't actually encounter very often, and nobody ever misspells it ("Franque", maybe?).

--Philip

MaGnUs said...

BB: Of course, "crenelations" is my new favorite word.

Dr. Tectonic said...

"Of course, "crenelations" is my new favorite word."

Mission... COMPLETE!

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MaGnUs said...

Heh. I can totally see your smile, Dr. Tectonic, from in between the crenelations.