Posted by DMack (70 posts) -

It probably would have been a better idea to post this before Halloween, but anyway:

I spent a couple of hours with the GiantBomb API for the first time and came up with a really simple/dumb thing:

Cosplay idea generator - http://dmack.ca/projects/cosplay/

It basically grabs a random game character from the GB database and pairs it with an adjective, (also randomly selected from a list), so you get suggestions like "Steampunk Nathan Drake" or "Cardboard Box Bomberman". It would be more useful if it used the Screened/Comicvine/AnimeVice databases as well, but Screened and Animevice don't seem to have APIs yet, and I can't get an API key from Comicvine because there's already a "DMack" user at that site, and I'm playing username chicken with him/her.

It's pretty dumb. Use it at next year's comic/dragon/whatever-con! Also feel free to suggest other adjectives that would be appropriate. As I'm typing this, I realized "zombie" would be a good addition.

edit: Oh, and it's a joke! If that's not clear :P

#1 Posted by Gamer_152 (14080 posts) -
@SamFo said:

For adjectives how about Reverse Gender?

He has already got cross-dressing in there. I think it's pretty cool. Simple but fun.
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#2 Edited by DMack (70 posts) -

It probably would have been a better idea to post this before Halloween, but anyway:

I spent a couple of hours with the GiantBomb API for the first time and came up with a really simple/dumb thing:

Cosplay idea generator - http://dmack.ca/projects/cosplay/

It basically grabs a random game character from the GB database and pairs it with an adjective, (also randomly selected from a list), so you get suggestions like "Steampunk Nathan Drake" or "Cardboard Box Bomberman". It would be more useful if it used the Screened/Comicvine/AnimeVice databases as well, but Screened and Animevice don't seem to have APIs yet, and I can't get an API key from Comicvine because there's already a "DMack" user at that site, and I'm playing username chicken with him/her.

It's pretty dumb. Use it at next year's comic/dragon/whatever-con! Also feel free to suggest other adjectives that would be appropriate. As I'm typing this, I realized "zombie" would be a good addition.

edit: Oh, and it's a joke! If that's not clear :P

#3 Posted by SamFo (1530 posts) -

Out of shape matt booty!

For adjectives how about Reverse Gender?

#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

You could cosplay as...

Musclebound Slardar!

Playable hero in Dota 2.

Find more information about Slardar on GiantBomb

Hell yeah! Nobody's going to mess with a musclebound Slardar!