Swipe File T-Shirts, Black Adam To Mage To Killers
Cosplay could get very boring all of a sudden.
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Lazy? Naw. Any cosplayer that makes himself a glowing baseball bat is all right in my book. A friend of mine who has one of those shirts kept saying he was going to do it. Then again he also has a million other ideas and projects to make. And then he got into cosplay commissions and never really got into cosplaying himself.