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kingpin: Who came up with the kingpin’s design tho?
kingpin: Who came up with the kingpin’s design tho?

Who came up with the kingpin’s design tho?

kingpin: cosplayinamerica: I originally planned on doing a cosplay that allowed me to be comfortable at the convention….and then I saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. As soon as I saw Kingpin I thought, I MUST BE HIM. I fell in love with his character design and loved how absurdly large he was.   I started sculpting his face after I saw the movie but didn’t start on the body until a couple weeks before the convention. I basically just built a box out of insulation foam sheets with foam pieces inside that rested on my shoulders to give him height. I cut a hole out of the belly area and covered the entire body in sheer black fabric so that I could see through it without any obvious vision holes. For the arms, I bought the largest pair of black pants I could find at the thrift shop and used them as sleeves. I stuffed them with foam and ran a wire through them so they could bend and so I could easily attach my silicone hands (which were lifecasts of my own tiny hands). I ran the face in silicone and backed it with foam. I then attached the face to the body with silicone caulk. Everything else was basically attached by hot glue and a prayer.  I tried it on for the first time a couple days before the convention and realized the insulation foam was really doing its job and within seconds I was already getting warm. So, the night before the show I ran out and bought a battery operated fan that I installed under his armpit. As much as I stressed about all the imperfections, as soon as I walked into the con and saw the reactions to it, I was immediately relieved. Seeing so many little Miles cosplayers freak out over a giant Fisk truly made my day. Doing cosplay is such an amazing creative outlet for me. I’m a full-time SFX artist, but like most jobs, I don’t have any creative freedom. Cosplay gives me the opportunity to use all these crazy skills I’ve learned and create something that brings myself and others pure joy. —- https://www.instagram.com/dinasaurclub/ Photo : David Ngo
kingpin: cosplayinamerica:
I originally planned on doing a cosplay that allowed me to be comfortable at the convention….and then I saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. As soon as I saw Kingpin I thought, I MUST BE HIM. I fell in love with his character design and loved how absurdly large he was.
  I started sculpting his face after I saw the movie but didn’t start on the body until a couple weeks before the convention. I basically just built a box out of insulation foam sheets with foam pieces inside that rested on my shoulders to give him height. I cut a hole out of the belly area and covered the entire body in sheer black fabric so that I could see through it without any obvious vision holes. For the arms, I bought the largest pair of black pants I could find at the thrift shop and used them as sleeves. I stuffed them with foam and ran a wire through them so they could bend and so I could easily attach my silicone hands (which were lifecasts of my own tiny hands). I ran the face in silicone and backed it with foam. I then attached the face to the body with silicone caulk. Everything else was basically attached by hot glue and a prayer. 
I tried it on for the first time a couple days before the convention and realized the insulation foam was really doing its job and within seconds I was already getting warm. So, the night before the show I ran out and bought a battery operated fan that I installed under his armpit.
As much as I stressed about all the imperfections, as soon as I walked into the con and saw the reactions to it, I was immediately relieved. Seeing so many little Miles cosplayers freak out over a giant Fisk truly made my day. Doing cosplay is such an amazing creative outlet for me. I’m a full-time SFX artist, but like most jobs, I don’t have any creative freedom. Cosplay gives me the opportunity to use all these crazy skills I’ve learned and create something that brings myself and others pure joy.
—- https://www.instagram.com/dinasaurclub/
Photo : David Ngo

cosplayinamerica: I originally planned on doing a cosplay that allowed me to be comfortable at the convention….and then I saw Spider-Man:...

kingpin: SUIT. The true identity of Kingpin
kingpin: SUIT.
The true identity of Kingpin

The true identity of Kingpin

kingpin: Music CONFESSIONS TUMBLRCOM IP-HOP HOORAY ee q eers of the music world celebrate their rise to the top of the charts -and ther newfound industry power By dames Patrick Herman. Photographed by Elig-FEs TUMBLR.COM s Lauryn Hills Grammy sweep last February proved, America is, offi. cially, a hip-hop nation. And after two decades under male leadership, women now rule. Just ask rap kingpin Sean "Puffy" Combs "Female MCs always had it so hard-no respect-it was like thcy was livin' in Siberia, he says. "But it made 'em strong. Now their shit's so hot, they dont needa mike to be heard." In fact, soon every one will be hearing the new albums from hip-hop queens Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Lil' Kim, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and Da Brat, all friends as well as frequent collaborators. They're even making plans to take their act-The Bitch Tour-on the road with a funky twist on Lilith Fair, coming to a sold-out stadium near you. But dont call them divas (except perhaps for Ms. Blige, who cited personal drama at the last minute and was unable to attend the photo shoot). Mary J. Blige, 28. Claim to fame: The queen of hip-hop soul. There's something about Mary: "Hip-hop plays a big part in my music. I've always been sample-orient ed-Barry White, Isaac Hayes. The strcets is gonna be happy with my record. You'll cry to it, dance to it, fuck to it. I've done a lot of love songs. Most of'em are about how fucked up women are treated. It's good to know my music helps people. Im goin' through it, too-the same tears, the same black eye, the same stomachachc and I'm gonna get us through it. I'm at such a place now, such a peace, I cannot be knocked down. Im Mary the lone woman. Mmm-hmmm," What becomes a diva most: "Someone who got through tough times and paid dues, like Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Good God, those were war storics they had to tell. Men wanted to rule them and treat them like shit, and they got through it." The Mary Jane girls: "People expect us to be com- petitive, but I didn't give Lauryn Hill her career-that was somethin' she worked for. And she didn't give me my career. Why should I think about competition if she got somethin' she could contribute to my project? I cannot be jealous. It's wasted energy. Ijust did a duet with the Queen of Soul herself, Miss Aretha Franklin I keep quiet when the veterans are in the room-and honey, she is a veteran. When I came out of the booth, she said, 'That was very nice.' And then she went in Power players (from eft): Aaliyah, Lil Kim, Missy Misdemeanor" Ellot and Da Brat. Not pictured the booth and killed me. FOR CAADEY CURRY MANAGEMENT MAKEUP BY NONKA FOR TE CEBCRAHMARTIN AGENCY. MSSY VAR DyCH NA POTTER FOR a NAS 00LL HOUSE NY, MAKEUP UY CF0G FER ELL 8RAT l-Kim-CONFESSIONS TUMBLR.COM aliyah, 20. Claim to fame: The R&B Lolita is now filming Joel Silvers Romeo Must Die for Warner Bros. Ready for her close-up: I want people to look at me as a full-on entertainer, not just as a singer or a dancer. It's taking my career to another level and showing every side of me." Foxy lady: "My mom will say, 'There is some- thing about her that was always sexy.' My image isnt a put-on. When you listen to me and hear the smooth tones--that's what I'm givin' off. As a child, I didn't notice. Now Im in tune with it. It can definitely be a power, and I use it to my advantage." Fierce competition: "People try to bring negativity my way, especially with Brandy and Monica. If Im competing with anybody, I'm competing with myselfto be original." What becomes a diva most: "Oh, that word. The Websters definition is an opera singer who has a lot of range, but that's changed over time. Now a diva is a bitch. Were not all bitchy. Its just a myth thatš not goin' anywhere. If you're gonna describe somebody, call her a queen.I shows respect.Is royaly." issy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, 27. Claim to fame: record business is male-dominated, and when yo're not bein' The female Pufly" runs her own record label, taken as seriously as you should, you gotta go in there screamin the Gold Mind, Inc; she rapped for a Gap TV because they'll walk all over you. And the word can be positive: ad campaign. Talkin' bout a revolution: "Fe IfIbe like, 'Thats a baaad bitch,' you know that means dope. males are takin' over. We droppin' our albums We gotta stop thinkin of it as bein' negative, 'cause it's gonna at the same time to make that point clear, so when we do our be used regardless. Men call us that when they're intimidated. Bitch Tour itll be obvious. It took a strong female like Lauryn Female bonding: "Instcad of compcting, we help out and en to be successful and open doors. Now everybody else can fall in hance cach other. When I see another female artist, we always line." Bitch, bitch, bitch: "My first single's called Shes a Bitch.' show cach other love-we just so happy that we broke that bar- That doesn't have to be your everyday personality. But the rier down of us not ein' able to do as much as the men." lKimCONFESSIONS. TUMBLR.COM 0 Music a Brat, 25. Claim to fame: Runs her own record label, Thowin' Tantrums Entertainment; she is the first female rapper to have a platinum record. She's the one: "Before me, people didnt know how to market a female rap artist. I laid the path in the way Queen Latifah and MC Lyte did for me. But you need to grow in this industry. I want to produce, act, and direct -get my hands in every thing. I got an cye and an car for good talent." Birds of a feather: "My friends all stick together. There's only a handful of us women in the industry with labels-theres not enough of us to be bickerin'. We're like the dream team. Its all about unity, havin' a strong support system. Were mature adults and we know the value of friendship. Nothin' should come between two friends- friends are forever, men aint." To each her own: "I got the tomboy thing goini on, and I can still be sexy. Missy's futuristic you dont know what she's gonna do next. Kim is like the madam-diva type-raunchy and nasty. Shell shoot your ass. Mary's sultry and spiritual and soulful, the ghetto queen of R&B Aaliyahs funky, she represents the teenagers. Shell make you party with her. We all are supa dupa fresh, and we gotta hold hands and rock together." il' Kim, 24. Claim to fame: The girlfriend of the late Notus B.I.G. runs her own label, Queen Bee Records. She's come a long way, baby: "Im really proud of my CONFESSIONS TUMBLRICOM new album. My favorite lyrics 'A queen is not a queen because she has failed/ But a queen is a queen because failure has not stopped her..../ Women are taking over for the new millen nium.' Like Puffy said, we dont need a mike anymore. We bein' heard. Its our era." What becomes a diva most: People love to use the word diva. I like queen better. A queen knows it all but doesnt let you know it right off. She's good-spirited and righteous. She's the boss: "With Queen Bee, I call the shots. I want my label to be the female version of Bad Boy. Me and Puffy may be family, but at the end of the day, I'm gonna do what I have to do. I'm also working on Bad Girl Films- ever since I did Sheš AllThat, Miramax has been offering me lots of things." In the company of women: "Were all characters. Brats the southern street girl who needs to be wild. Aaliyah's the pretty-girl type, the sexy artist that's un- touchable. Missy's like a cartoon and you love to watch her, shes so cute. Mary, you love to watch for her rength. Mary's the girl you can identify with. And me, Im like a little Mary. Lauryn's getting what she deserves. Her success made me work harder. Now we all know a hip-hop woman can make it."O ki- CONFESSIONS TUMBLR COM thabeehive-deactivated20160215: lil’ kim, aaliyah, missy elliott, da brat photographed by elfie semotan for the august 1999 issue of elle magazine.
kingpin: Music
 CONFESSIONS
 TUMBLRCOM
 IP-HOP
 HOORAY
 ee q eers of the music world celebrate their rise to the
 top of the charts -and ther newfound industry power
 By dames Patrick Herman. Photographed by Elig-FEs
 TUMBLR.COM

 s Lauryn Hills Grammy sweep last
 February proved, America is, offi.
 cially, a hip-hop nation. And after
 two decades under male leadership,
 women now rule. Just ask rap
 kingpin Sean "Puffy" Combs
 "Female MCs always had it so
 hard-no respect-it was like thcy was livin' in Siberia,
 he says. "But it made 'em strong. Now their shit's so hot,
 they dont needa mike to be heard." In fact, soon every
 one will be hearing the new albums from hip-hop
 queens Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Lil' Kim, Missy
 "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and Da Brat, all friends as well
 as frequent collaborators. They're even making plans to
 take their act-The Bitch Tour-on the road with a
 funky twist on Lilith Fair, coming to a sold-out stadium
 near you. But dont call them divas (except perhaps for
 Ms. Blige, who cited personal drama at the last minute
 and was unable to attend the photo shoot).
 Mary J. Blige, 28. Claim to fame: The queen of hip-hop
 soul. There's something about Mary: "Hip-hop plays a
 big part in my music. I've always been sample-orient
 ed-Barry White, Isaac Hayes. The strcets is gonna be
 happy with my record. You'll cry to it, dance to it, fuck to
 it. I've done a lot of love songs. Most of'em are about
 how fucked up women are treated. It's good to know my
 music helps people. Im goin' through it, too-the same
 tears, the same black eye, the same stomachachc and
 I'm gonna get us through it. I'm at such a place now,
 such a peace, I cannot be knocked down. Im Mary the
 lone woman. Mmm-hmmm," What becomes a diva
 most: "Someone who got through tough times and paid
 dues, like Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Good God,
 those were war storics they had to tell. Men wanted to
 rule them and treat them like shit, and they got through
 it." The Mary Jane girls: "People expect us to be com-
 petitive, but I didn't give Lauryn Hill her career-that
 was somethin' she worked for. And she didn't give me
 my career. Why should I think about competition if
 she got somethin' she could contribute to my project?
 I cannot be jealous. It's wasted energy. Ijust did a duet
 with the Queen of Soul herself, Miss Aretha Franklin
 I keep quiet when the veterans are in the room-and
 honey, she is a veteran. When I came out of the booth,
 she said, 'That was very nice.' And then she went in
 Power players (from
 eft): Aaliyah, Lil Kim, Missy
 Misdemeanor" Ellot
 and Da Brat. Not pictured
 the booth and killed me.
 FOR CAADEY CURRY MANAGEMENT MAKEUP BY NONKA FOR TE CEBCRAHMARTIN AGENCY.
 MSSY VAR DyCH NA POTTER FOR a NAS 00LL HOUSE NY, MAKEUP UY CF0G FER ELL 8RAT
 l-Kim-CONFESSIONS
 TUMBLR.COM

 aliyah, 20. Claim to fame: The R&B Lolita is now filming Joel
 Silvers Romeo Must Die for Warner Bros. Ready for her close-up:
 I want people to look at me as a full-on entertainer, not just as a
 singer or a dancer. It's taking my career to another level and
 showing every side of me." Foxy lady: "My mom will say, 'There is some-
 thing about her that was always sexy.' My image isnt a put-on. When
 you listen to me and hear the smooth tones--that's what I'm givin' off.
 As a child, I didn't notice. Now Im in tune with it. It can definitely be
 a power, and I use it to my advantage." Fierce competition: "People
 try to bring negativity my way, especially with Brandy and
 Monica. If Im competing with anybody, I'm competing with
 myselfto be original." What becomes a diva most: "Oh,
 that word. The Websters definition is an opera singer who
 has a lot of range, but that's changed over time. Now a
 diva is a bitch. Were not all bitchy. Its just a myth thatš
 not goin' anywhere. If you're gonna describe somebody,
 call her a queen.I shows
 respect.Is royaly."
 issy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, 27. Claim to fame: record business is male-dominated, and when yo're not bein'
 The female Pufly" runs her own record label, taken as seriously as you should, you gotta go in there screamin
 the Gold Mind, Inc; she rapped for a Gap TV because they'll walk all over you. And the word can be positive:
 ad campaign. Talkin' bout a revolution: "Fe IfIbe like, 'Thats a baaad bitch,' you know that means dope.
 males are takin' over. We droppin' our albums We gotta stop thinkin of it as bein' negative, 'cause it's gonna
 at the same time to make that point clear, so when we do our be used regardless. Men call us that when they're intimidated.
 Bitch Tour itll be obvious. It took a strong female like Lauryn Female bonding: "Instcad of compcting, we help out and en
 to be successful and open doors. Now everybody else can fall in hance cach other. When I see another female artist, we always
 line." Bitch, bitch, bitch: "My first single's called Shes a Bitch.' show cach other love-we just so happy that we broke that bar-
 That doesn't have to be your everyday personality. But the
 rier down of us not ein' able to do as much as the men."
 lKimCONFESSIONS.
 TUMBLR.COM
 0

 Music
 a Brat, 25. Claim to fame: Runs her own record label, Thowin'
 Tantrums Entertainment; she is the first female rapper to have a
 platinum record. She's the one: "Before me, people didnt know
 how to market a female rap artist. I laid the path in the way
 Queen Latifah and MC Lyte did for me. But you need to grow
 in this industry. I want to produce, act, and direct -get my hands in every
 thing. I got an cye and an car for good talent." Birds of a feather: "My friends
 all stick together. There's only a handful of us women in the industry with
 labels-theres not enough of us to be bickerin'. We're like the dream team. Its
 all about unity, havin' a strong support system. Were mature adults and we
 know the value of friendship. Nothin' should come between two friends-
 friends are forever, men aint." To each her own: "I got the tomboy thing goini
 on, and I can still be sexy. Missy's futuristic you dont know what she's gonna
 do next. Kim is like the madam-diva type-raunchy and nasty. Shell shoot
 your ass. Mary's sultry and spiritual and soulful, the ghetto queen of R&B
 Aaliyahs funky, she represents the teenagers. Shell make you party with her.
 We all are supa dupa fresh, and we gotta hold hands and rock together."
 il' Kim, 24. Claim to fame: The girlfriend
 of the late Notus B.I.G. runs her own
 label, Queen Bee Records. She's come a
 long way, baby: "Im really proud of my
 CONFESSIONS
 TUMBLRICOM
 new album. My favorite lyrics 'A queen is not a
 queen because she has failed/ But a queen is a
 queen because failure has not stopped her..../
 Women are taking over for the new millen
 nium.' Like Puffy said, we dont need a mike
 anymore. We bein' heard. Its our era." What
 becomes a diva most: People love to use the word
 diva. I like queen better. A queen knows it all but doesnt let
 you know it right off. She's good-spirited and righteous.
 She's the boss: "With Queen Bee, I call the shots. I want
 my label to be the female version of Bad Boy. Me and Puffy
 may be family, but at the end of the day, I'm gonna do
 what I have to do. I'm also working on Bad Girl Films-
 ever since I did Sheš AllThat, Miramax has been offering me
 lots of things." In the company of women: "Were all
 characters. Brats the southern street girl who needs to be
 wild. Aaliyah's the pretty-girl type, the sexy artist that's un-
 touchable. Missy's like a cartoon and you love to watch
 her, shes so cute. Mary, you love to watch for her
 rength. Mary's the girl you can identify with. And
 me, Im like a little Mary. Lauryn's getting what she
 deserves. Her success made me work harder. Now
 we all know a hip-hop woman can make it."O
 ki- CONFESSIONS
 TUMBLR COM
thabeehive-deactivated20160215:

lil’ kim, aaliyah, missy elliott,  da brat photographed by elfie semotan for the august 1999 issue of elle magazine.

thabeehive-deactivated20160215: lil’ kim, aaliyah, missy elliott, da brat photographed by elfie semotan for the august 1999 issue of el...