Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What Blew My Mind Today

This is a guy. His name is Elio and he's got a killer cosplay of punk Storm. Isn't he completely beautiful? Marvel Studios needs to can Halle and hire Elio to be their newest Storm. According to their Twitter account, Mike and Elio are, "Type A personality. Costuming couple. Gamers, collectors." Wow, I just saw a photo of Elio as the Dark Phoenix on their FB page...AWESOME!!!!!!

And yes, this is completely dead on, in case you were wondering about punk Storm.

"In Uncanny X-Men #173, October 1983, a notable move was made by changing Storm's costume and appearance. Writer Claremont and artist Paul Smith created a new look, abandoning her old costume for black leather top and pants, and changing her former veil of white hair into a punk Mohawk. In a 2008 interview, Smith regretted the change as "a bad joke gone too far ... I knew that they were going to cut the hair, so as a joke I put a Mr. T mohawk on her ... [editor] Louise Simonson said 'We're gonna get hung [sic] no matter what we do, so let's commit the crime!' So we went with the Mohawk ... But once you get into the whole leather and stud thing it was a bad joke that got way out of hand."

See, I never thought the mohawk and leather was a weird look on Storm. This was 1983. At the beginning of the 80's, the punk music era was still going on. " An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies." Although maybe from the time frame and black leather, Storm was more post-punk than regular punk.

Either way, Elio is rocking this not very often seen version of Storm in cosplay and I just love it!

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