Leading Lady Links: Casting, Cosplay, and Comics

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Cosplay by Elpeluka Sabe. Photo by Decade Three Pictures.

Tumblr user britishnickyy recently cast Batman as a Disney princess in a popular Tumblr image. Once the illustration had been made, it was only too soon that cosplay came about. You can check out even more amazing pictures of Princess Batman on Sunday Cosplay.

In real casting news, three fantastic ladies were added to the cast of Jurassic World. Women have always been important to the series (the meanest Velociraptor from Jurassic Park was female) and it’s nice to see that we’ll see more human women in this upcoming movie.

A recent turn of events in Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 casting will have Game of Thrones fans jumping up and down. Gwendoline Christie (a.k.a. Brienne of Tarth and my future wife) has been cast as Commander Lyme. Since the amazing Phillip Seymour Hoffman is no longer with us, this casting news buoys up my hopes for the movie.

Want to cast a villain? Tom Hiddleston describes the exact characteristics needed for one in this amazing Jaguar ad. If you weren’t on the Tom Hiddleston bandwagon before (and why not?) this clip will definitely win you over.


Amy Radcliffe from Fashionably Geek has put together a fantastic guide to commissioning a costume. Seriously, if you’re thinking of getting a costume ready for an upcoming con – or just getting a ridiculous start on Halloween – check out her guide and for once in your life be completely prepared!

The best part of costumes is seeing how everybody else looks. Family cosplay can be some of the cutest stuff around, but  Patricia Hernandez proves that older ladies and gents are just as adorable in cosplay. I seriously hope I’m still dressing up in ridiculous outfits at that age.

Even better than just dressing up, this duo  re-imagines the song “Talk Dirty To Me” in a wonderfully geeky way. Behold: “Talk Nerdy To Me”


Squirrel GirlAs March was Women’s History Month, Comics Should Be Good spent the month highlighting some great women in comics. You can check out their archive here and hopefully find some great new comics by female authors.

If you thought Rocket Raccoon was the most ridiculous Marvel character in existence, then you clearly forgot about Squirrel Girl. Luckily, the great people over at Comic Vine have not forgotten about our squirrely heroine, and this month she faces off against  Batman! Head over to their website and write a coherent argument about how she would win in a fight (and she would) for a chance to look cool, and make humanity believe in the comments section.

Or, like me, imagine Squirrel Girl and Princess Batman becoming BFFs, getting their own comic title, and making history as the best team-up ever.

To finish out the list, Kate Leth and Janelle Asselin has some thoughts on the comics industry. For Asselin, the way to gain diversity in the industry is summed up by don’t be a dick. If you have problems with dickishness, check out the full series here. If you’re not a dick, you should still check out the series for some vigorous head nodding a few guilty giggles.

Kate Leth, on the other hand, demonstrates what it’s like to be a woman in the comics industry in her “Kate or Die” series for Comic Book Alliance. In the end, it’s mainly just sad for the dicks out there.


Read the whole strip here, and pat yourself on the back for not being the root of the problem. If you find yourself being the root of the problem, please refer to Janelle Asselin’s series.

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