Monday, March 13, 2017


This bloggy thing of mine is still on hiatus, but, having finished a challenging portion of one of my three major March projects, I’m treating myself to a stealth posting.

I have made no secret of my love for cosplay. Seeing fans in their costumes is one of the things I like best about appearing at comics and other conventions. However, because of the way some conventions arrange their artist alleys or exhibitors areas, I don’t always get to see many of the cosplayers. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. My own cheap-ass hands.

At every one of my remaining convention appearances in 2017, I will have money and a certificate for cosplayers. Here’s how that will work...

I have a list of cosplay I’d like to see at my 2017 appearances.  Many are characters that I created or co-created (Black Lightning, Misty Knight and Tigra). Others will be characters I wrote, such as Hawkman, Hawkwoman, the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider and others. Some will just be characters I love like the Blonde Phantom, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Herbie Popnecker, the original Sugar and Spike, the classic Zatanna, Mademoiselle Marie, and others. 
If you come to my convention booth/table cosplaying as these characters, I will give you a dollar and a special certificate.

A dollar? Yeah, but it’s the thought that counts and I will have at least fifty bucks on hand to hand out at each convention. If this frivolity is as successful as I hope it will be, I’ll up the bank to seventy-five or a hundred dollars per event.

The certificate? That will be a whole lot cooler. It will have all kinds of flowery language and a terrific design. It’ll be suitable for framing. All I need is a really good designer.


If you want this gig, e-mail me. I’ll send you the copy that needs to be included on the certificate as well as which characters need to appear on it. Quote me your price, send me a quick rough and we will be good to go on this gig. Besides paying you, I’ll praise you in this bloggy thing and tell other prospective clients how to get in touch with you. This gig won’t make you rich, but it might lead to other work and it will surely make some cosplayers happy.

Here’s the character list...

Batwoman (1960s)
Batwoman (modern-day)
Black Lightning
Black Widow
Blonde Phantom (Golden Age)
Chalice (Alters)
Cosmo the Merry Martian
Doc Savage
Dreadnought (novel by April Daniels)
Emma Peel and John Steed
Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze; 1970s)
Godzilla or other giant movie monsters
Grim Ghost (Atlas)
Gwen Stacy (1960s)
Herbie Popnecker
IT! The Living Colossus
Jimmy Olsen (1960s)
Koro Sensei (Assassination Classroom)
Lady Killer (Dark Horse)
Little Lulu
Lois Lane (1960s)
Luke Cage
Mademoiselle Marie
Magicman (ACG)
Mary Jane Watson (1960s)
Misty Knight
Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)
Ms. Tree
Nemesis (ACG)
Pat Savage
Rawhide Kid (1960s/1970s)
Richie Rich
Rocket (from Icon)
Rocket Racer
Sara Lance
Sugar and Spike (1960s)
Top Cat
Usagi Yojimbo
Zatanna (1960s)

Okay, now that I’ve written this down, it sounds like I’m the kid who could only get a dog to play with him by tying a hamburger around my neck. However, I’m willing to come off as pathetic to see some great cosplay. If it works, it’ll be fun. If it doesn’t work, well, it won’t be the first time a plan of mine went awry.

Feel free to spread this bloggy thing cosplay contest all over the Internet. By my next convention, I’ll have a phone that will allow me to take decent photos. You better believe I will share them with my readers here and elsewhere. Always forward.

I’ll be back as soon as possible with more stuff.

© 2017 Tony Isabella

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