Oh look, another guy dressed as a Stormtrooper! YAWN! Ok, we get it. I mean, does anyone even notice Stormtroopers at conventions anymore? How many thousands of those black and white Michellin-man wannabes are out there? The first time I saw one it was cool. Maybe even the fourth and twentieth time. But now? Even fans yell “get a life” at these guys. But when you’re dressed as a Cylon? Now that’s style.
TWO NERDS AND A GQ COVER
More and more, we’re seeing Cylons grabbing the spotlight, and rightly so! Galactica’s got the world by the mushies and when people see a couple of those silver studs walk by everyone knows who’s in charge.
Why be this:
When you can be THIS?
I was at the Star Wars Celebration convention here in LA last year… and you know who stole the show? Not the cookie-cutter Stormtroopers, has-been Han Solos or fat Leias in bikinis – it was a trio of Cylon Centurions. Ask anyone who was there, and they’ll tell you – the Cylons pwned the place. People followed them everywhere they went and flashbulbs glinted off that chrome armor like a disco ball.
You know you’re a rock star when Darth Vader wants his picture with you!
Of course, finding a Cylon getup can be tricky. They sell Stormtrooper armor on every street corner, but the chrome pimpsuit (as far as I know) can only be found at one place: Kropserkel. The place specializes in replica (and original) costumes and props and it looks like they have all kinds of neat stuff but, to be honest, all I’ve ever peeped is their Cylon gear (and it sure is purty – all the Cylon images you see in this post (except the first one, that’s an original) are Kropserkel suits).
Many moons ago, Scott Maple (Kropserkel director), basically just wanted his own Cylon suit but couldn’t find one. Not satisfied with the cardboard and tin foil approach so many of us have taken, he went the distance and finally managed to come up with the bad-ass reproduction you see here – and he still hasn’t stopped making them! So, when you’re ready to decide between:
You’ll know where to go…
UPDATE: Here’s video of the Cylons from Celebration 2007…