Carpet Based Cosplays

#Cosplayers’ creations are inspired by many things, usually characters from science fiction, fantasy. superheroes, super-villains, anime, etc. But, now you can add carpeting to the mix. Carpeting? Yes! Some attendees of #DragonCon have been inspired to create #cosplays based upon the carpeting that used to be used in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel:

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Carpeting

Former Atlanta Marriott Marquis Carpeting

The pattern of concentric circles and segments in different shades of blues and reds is reminiscent of a camouflage pattern, which is how some cosplayers have incorporated the carpet design into their own works.

The first known use of the carpet design was on military-style uniforms created by Volpin Props in 2014:

Volpin Props, June 25, 2014

But, after that, many more cosplayers incorporated the now iconic carpet into their own cosplays, including Spider-Man; Deadpool; a “Star Wars” stormtrooper & Slave Leia; quidditch players from “Harry Potter”; a coke bottle; Wonder Woman; a truck; and there’s a lot more out there. The pics below are primarily from 2017 and 2018.

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Never underestimate the creativity of cosplayers!

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Preserving Anonymity through Costuming

People wear #costumes or #cosplays for different reasons. Often its for fun, for parties, holidays, being a hobbyist, contests, etc. Sometimes its professionally, but sometimes it provides a means for individuals to anonymously express themselves so that they can preserve their privacy and private lives.

Not everyone wants to be a celebrity and being masked allows people who publicly share opinions and advice to avoid the negative aspects that being a celebrity can cause. One such public masked figure operates a YouTube channel called “Heroic Concepts” and in one recently posted video (back in January of this year), he explains why he wears a mask.

Whether you agree or not with his views that he shares in a variety of YouTube videos, we support his reasons for donning a mask and expressing himself as he chooses.