Above is my entry for Project: Rooftop’s recent “Batgirl Begins Again” costume redesign contest, celebrating the sites eight-year anniversary.
Today they announced their “Top 3 Entries” for the contest, and I’m happy to say I find myself as one of them. Paired with two stellar designs by the incredible Chris Samnee and Elizabeth Beals, I’m pleased as punch.
Please do click on through to their site to see all three designs as well as scoring and comments from the P:R panel of judges.
Speaking of which, I tried to address their very valid point about Barbara’s cape, doing a quick fix where I extended the fabric up over her shoulder and neck, adding a zipper, so it’d be less likely to fall off.
Brett White (of Matt and Brett Love Comics) said “this is a design that I could easily see on a dozen+ cosplayers…” and I so hope he’s right! That’d be awesome.
Let me know if you do!
Allow me to introduce you to the Red-eyed Crocodile Skink.
Since these guys were recently discovered (mid to late nineties), there isn’t a whole lot that is known about them, but I’ll share a few facts with you here.
- These guys can grow up to ten inches in length, though the average is more like seven.
- They’re pretty shy and choose to play dead as their defense mechanism.
- Other than geckos, these guys are one of the only lizards that vocalize. Their sound is described as a barking noise when they’re in distress
- Average lifespan is listed at around 6 years
Endemic to Grand Cayman, the Grand Cayman blue iguana, Cyclura nubila lewisi, is one of the most endangered lizards on Earth. Its decline likely began in pre-Colombian times when it was hunted for food by native Indians of the Arawak and Lucayan tribes. Today, habitat loss is the main factor threatening extinction.
More about this lizard: Encyclopedia of Life
Image by Matt Reinbold via Flickr
Katydid Nymph (Olcinia or Sathrophyllia sp., Cymatomerini, Pseudophyllinae, Tettigonidae)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese grasshoppers and crickets on my Flickr site HERE…..
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
- Castle in the Sky (1986)
- Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
- Only Yesterday (1991)
- Porco Rosso (1992)
- Ocean Waves (1993)
- Pom Poko (1994)
- Whisper of the Heart (1995)
- Princess Mononoke (1997)
- My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
- Spirited Away (2001)
- The Cat Returns (2002)
- Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
- Tales from Earthsea (2006)
- Ponyo (2008)
- Arrietty (2010)
- From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
SHORTS, PRE-GHIBLI, AND OTHERS:Pre-Ghibli:
- Hols: Prince of the Sun (1968)
- Moomin (1969)
- Lupin the III (1971)
- Panda! Go, Panda! (1972)
- Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974)
- 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976)
- Future Boy Conan (1978)
- Anne of Green Gables (1979)
- The Castle of Caliostro (1979)
- Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie (1982)
- Gauche the Cellist (1982)
- Sherlock Hound (1984)
- Dog of Flanders (1997)
- Sky Color Seeds (1992)
- Ghiblies (2000) (Part I) (Part II)
- Mei and the Kittenbus (2002)
- The Night of Taneyamagahara (2006)
- Iblard Jikan (2007)
- On Your Mark (1995)
- Portable Airport (2004)
- Space Station No. 9 (2004)
- A Flying City Plan (2005)
- Doredore no Uta (2006)
- Piece (2009)