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New York City created a task force on Thursday to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed cartoon and superhero characters who officials believe are aggressively soliciting tips after posing for tourists' pictures in Times Square. Times Square, with its Broadway theaters, huge video billboards, hawkers and tourists, has cleaned up its image in the past 20 years and turned itself into a hub for media and banking. That is a far cry from the s when the city was practically broke and Times Square was synonymous with crime, peep shows, prostitution and drugs.
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Comic book superheroes are a highly popular source of cosplay inspiration, given that there's quite a wide range of fantastic characters to choose from. While wearing an actual costume of prop belts, holsters, and other strapping accessories is impressive on its own, others take it up a notch, stunning con-goers and netizens alike by portraying the superheroes they love and admire, using nothing but the tool of body paint and makeup. This list features some of the most amazing superhero and supervillain cosplays — formed entirely with the magic of body art — that prove that you don't need a fancy spandex suit to pull off your favorite character's look as long as you're creative.
Lianne Moseley is changing that with her incredible works of artwhere she uses human canvases to create real-life, three-dimensional heroes and villains from pop culture. See also: Artist created crazy, creepy images by drawing faces on the backs of her friends. Fellow Instagram users inspired Moseley to try body painting but she told Mashable her inspiration to paint superheroes came from her brother.
Giger and you've basically got it. Because it's not Halloween without a full moon. And yes, the red one looks like blood.
But why stop there when you can just paint your costume onto your body. Now you've reached a whole new level, and the nerd is probably dead. These girls are true fans and have to have some astounding confidence levels to be able to walk around in just paint. They're breathtaking!
Art has always been an expression of movement. From the prehistoric parietal art to contemporary artists, art has chronicled our most intimate moments in mediums that transcends space and time. Cosplay is an expression of art.