When last we posted about cosplay piano, it was Catwoman tickling the ivories. This time, Sonya Belousova dons more than one costume for a Game of Thrones extravaganza. I think they’ve outdone themselves – there’s dragons.
Jon Marco has insured people will listen to his song “Rhianna.” How? He put together a music video for it starring himself in classic 80s films like Back to the Future, The Goonies, Teen Wolf, and more. The premise of the film is Marco chasing after an ex-girlfiend which, granted, is actually pretty creepy. Especially him chasing her as The Shining’s Jack Torrence. But the execution is impressive. My only other issue with the video is Marco gets to wear tons of awesome 80s movie outfits while Samantha Raye’s Rhianna stays in the same costume almost the whole way through. At least he put himself in the…well, you’ll see.
You may remember some dads getting together to sing “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It was freaking adorable. Now, the folks from Life of Dad have brought together hero dads of all kinds – military personnel, teachers, fighter fighters – to lend their voices to “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. With a bonus assist from a few kids. Happy Memorial Day, everyone!
I almost left Robert Downey Jr.’s name out of the title because it’s possible he would do something like this for real. But this is a parody. A very well-executed parody. You may remember Wesley Freitas’ work from his Big Trouble in Little China/”Gangnam Style” or Dark Knight Rises/”Call Me Maybe” parodies. This time he’s pretending to be Iron Man and singing in the style of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie.” Enjoy!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – cosplay is more epic when set to music. Check out a wide-range of costumes from last month’s WonderCon NerdReactor put together as a fun music video and see a live-action Hawkeye Initiative cosplayer busting some moves. (Click for more on The Hawkeye Initiative!)
Also, trademark Tim Burton stripes. The new video features long-time Burton collaborator Winona Ryder as a mannequin but also a real-life star of some sort (perhaps herself?). Also along for the ride is actor Craig Roberts who played creepy Adam on the BBC’s Being Human. And well, he might be creepier here as he’s obsessed with Ryder’s character. The director said the film was inspired by the 1935 film Mad Love and that one time he saw Ryder’s wax figure at Louis Tussaud’s. I won’t spoil where this whole story leads but let’s just say, if you weren’t already aware of how strange Burton’s imagination was before, you will certainly be sure of it now.
This remarkable achievement must be seen/heard to be believed. Vocalist Nick McKaig created the magnificent effect by using 62 separate tracks and even dressed up for the occasion. Check out his YouTube channel for more acapella theme songs.