Adam Savage makes things and builds experiments, and he uses costumes to add humor, color and clarity to the stories he tells. Tracing his lifelong love of costumes — from a childhood space helmet made of an ice cream tub to a No-Face costume he wore to Comic-Con — Savage explores the world of cosplay and the meaning it creates for its community. "We're connecting with something important inside of us," he says. "The costumes are how we reveal ourselves to each other."
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Heya! Im 15 and have been cosplaying for over 2 years now and I freakin love this : 0
Edit: Omggggg i love you talking about the uncomfort of your costumes while still loving them- thats literally me. Attending cons for over two years, ive worn giant masks, fursuits, and a large variety of wigs- never comfy yet i feel like im on top of the world.
His crooked glasses..... awwww....
Adam Savage is a wonderful, wonderful man. He just inspired me to keep working hard so that one day, when I finish University, I will be free do do fun things like cosplay.
Always loved Adam but this puts at a new level of "Great". Cosplay helped my painfully shy, anxiety ridden daughter, find a voice, have fun and eventually be cool with who she really is in her own skin.
If we were to sign up on your website to talk, you say it's a platform to talk about ideas worth a hear. There are many people who have many better things to talk about, but people like this individual are wasting a space/chance and time and even money, instead of something that would make a big change in the world, or at least provoke thoughts : / this video up there is not something you want to read about in human history that changed something...
I am upset because I for myself is one of these people who wish to be there to say something the world would like to know about and hear, but I'm not big enough yet to reach the point to stand up on a big stage ; - ; but I will try and will die trying. Starting from publishing a book near future. If it was to happen it will do happen. I'll make it happen. And that video above is just another human disappointment.
In comic-con, I learned 3 things...
1) Don't dress up as Flandre... literally everyone in Touhou is Flan...
2) Don't steal your big sister's spear or your clone's Leviathan. (Actually, My bro was Remi and a friend was playing as Sakuya and she had tiny crystal wings and she was keeping my wand)
3) *DON'T* run into a crowd of Sakuyas and yell 'pad'.
(I actually used the nickname "Perfect and delicate servant" but whatevs)
You have to hide in a heard of Sanss Frisks and floweys.
This is probably one of our favourite talks. We literally came up with an entire doc because of his line about costumes being a way to reveal ourselves to each other. We just dropped the first episode of that doc earlier today, thought we'd revisit where we started. If any have time check it out, we'd love feedback from the community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fbfJPWOBJk&t=104s
I'm not a cosplayer because I'm too lazy to make costumes and I wouldn't even know where to start from, but I'm a huge admirer of cosplayers. I truly think it's one of the best things about geek culture and generally fandom, it's a beautiful thing I'll never stop getting amazed by. All honor and all my admiration to cosplayers everywhere.
I go all out for Halloween every year. I started really enjoying making costumes in 2014, and started wearing them in 2015. So far I’ve cosplayed as:
2015: Knight Artorias
2016: Father Gascoigne
2018: B.J. Blaskowicz
I’m still debating on this year. I’ve never been able to go to ComicCon but I plan to in a few years.
Adamn is such an awesome nerd... <3 Also, I feel your heat problems, Adam. I have to really prepare my head before I do my cosplay else I just soak my wig. EVEN WHEN WEARING EXTREMELY REVEALING THINGS. :|
I did it last year for the first tome, Tracer from Overwatch. I loved it! I started planning everything for my next cosplay next summer, planned everything out. I’m going as red hood from Dc comics. It helps when you use old clothes similar to what it is!
See, _that_ is how I want to be able to present myself when I cosplay.
I don't want to just be a girl dressed up as some 40 year old hero, I want to be believable as that hero despite my otherwise petite appearance through my voices and actions. If I'm cosplaying a villain a want to be able to _play_ that villain- all in lighthearted fun, of course. If I'm a squid sister I want people to walk up to me and be able to believe I am a piece of that core character when I pose and when I perform in competitions I want to be good enough that people can set aside reality and truly believe I'm that character, if only for a minute.
Of course that's pretty deep... and I'm not great at staying in character but still
I think what I'm really striving for is to be able to dress up as a villain, stand up for someone, and still be thought of as that villain because I know the ins and outs of that villain and how to portray them even in heroic ways.
i had shivers through this video, and started crying when he was talking about no face. this really spoke to me, and I feel so inspired, and grateful to Adam. Thanks for spreading your wonderful light and hope.
as a cosplayer, I just started wanting to cry as I watched this because....because it's just so TURE He hits on everything that makes cons and cosplays great! He put this deep feeling that so many cosplayers have into words that anyone can understand and it means so much to me! thank you, Adam Savage. Thank you from me and all the other cosplayers you touched.
I will say that this is how he is all the time. for the inagural NOMCON, he sat and watched as my crew and I painted the giant NOMCON backdrop that would continue to feature in every NOMCON in the future. He watched, chatted with us, took video, and he did it all as ADAM FREAKING SAVAGE. he sat there, in a giant ballroom with a bunch of kids and some adults (I'm 16, I met him when I was 15) we finished the mural, we signed it, and the day went on. the first day of the actual conference he came to the front desk, said hi, thanked all of us for helping out, and went into the ballroom, the second (main keynote day) he congratulated us on the mural, on stage, with a live audience of almost 500 people, each of us were given an award for our work by the board, and each of us got a picture with him. He is actually, genuinely, a kind, geeky dude. he deserves all the love he's gotten over the years and he is incredible. I urge anyone who doesn't know who he is to watch his TESTED episodes, all of them, watch mythbusters, watch the mythbusters JR. show coming out, watch it all because this guy is amazing.
Loved it!!! Although I would've never taken the money from No Face in the first place, like, at all lmao I know the story!! I don't want that gold just to get eaten :P Silly people taking money from No Face...
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As a child, there was a portrait in our family home in Paris that I always loved. Today, it’s known as Maya with Doll – but to me it was just a portrait of my mother, albeit a remarkable one. “Your grandfather was a painter,” she would say, whenever the subject of the canvas, one of many that hung around the house, came up in discussion. It was only when I began school, and whispers about my heritage started to follow me, that I realised what an understatement that was. My grandfather was far more than a painter. He was the defining figure of 20th-century art – and, as I would learn later from years of academic study, a true genius. It was a revelation that would shape the course of my life in many ways. When Picasso died – in 1973, the year before I was born – he left behind 45,000 works, not to mention personal objects and correspondence.