Cosplay idea generator - first experiment with the Giantbomb API

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

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Posted by Gamer_152
@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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Edited by DMack

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

Posted by SamFo

Out of shape matt booty!

For adjectives how about Reverse Gender?

Posted by LordAndrew

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!