- With Samantha Swords, winner of the open longsword competition in Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament
- Photography by Rey Alabastro
- Armour by Shari Finn
Copyright: © Rey Alabastro Photography, 2013
Source: via Samantha Swords
This amazing woman is Samantha Mott. You need to know about her. Your life will better after this post, trust me.
Samantha is a competition fighter who won a world longsword tournament.
She owns a lot of swords, as you would imagine, but she also designed some of them herself to suit her particular forms of fighting.
She’s also a writer and artist
and is developing a graphic novel series.
She’s a stunt fighter who has performed in film and on stage.
And, oh yeah, she works for WETA Workshop in New Zealand.
She lead the team that built this armor for the Hobbit trilogy:
She also worked on this from District 9
And most recently was the assistant to the Lead Fabricator for the HULC suit in Elysium
Let’s just be clear - this is a champion swordfighter, a weapon designer, a feature film prop and armor maker, a stunt performer, a fiction and non-fiction writer, and a cute monster drawing artist, all in one amazing woman.
Someone who does this much cool stuff is probably a snob and doesn’t have time for anyone else, right? Nope. Actually she does tutoring and youth work.
Her latest tweet was complaining about DC comics fucking up their continuity. Other tweets were about trans* rights and feminist issues.
This is pretty much the most awesome and inspiring person I’ve come across in a long time.
I guess my only question is - why aren’t there more movies about women like her?
was gonna reblog for great armor and garb ideas…. then I read about my future wife <3
My once-short list of Extreme Crushes grows.
I just saved an entire week worth of science class.thank you tumblr
There would be giant insects
Re posting one of our most popular creations in image form ^_^
quietly waits for the homestucks
Homestucks where ever you are.
am i too late
Kanaya and Eridan tho
Claps for proper citing :D
Possession. Newest vigor prop by Stormblood! A Life-sized replica of the Bioshock Infinite vigor, created from polymer, glass and a honkin’ huge swarovski crystal.
I made a few changes to the design, if only to better suit the best vessel I could find to sculpt on. I wanted more attention drawn to the woman’s shape than the vessel.
With the in-game vigor being made of a Jade-like material, I went for a stoney and aged looking color-scheme. This is not just Possession, this is what Possession would be now — 100 years old.
As opposed to the heart “cork” in the game, her body is actually the lid to the working glass vessel. She is filled with colored liquid for the photoshoot.
I will be making an album, soon, with all of her shots. I will also be posting a WIP blog post on the site with many pictures of the process! Stay tuned to see more of this lovely lady.
reblog if you think cosplaying isn’t weird!
my mother thinks it’s weird, bizarre, and said she hopes I don’t “become one of them”
reblog this to prove her wrong, and if this gets over 5k notes, every note counts as a dollar toward my comic con fund!
Remember when they were going to censor the internet?
Remember when people cared about Kony?
Remember when people did the cinnamon challenge?
Remember when everyone played Temple Run?
Remember the Alamo?
Remember the Titans?
remember who you are
Sad for the ants, but stellar for the outcome.
this.. is fUCKING AWESOME
it’s actually really terrifying how deep ant hills go like oh my god
FUCK NO “SAD FOR THE ANTS” THOSE ARE FUCKING FIRE ANTS THE LITTLE DICKBAGS WILL FUCKING EXPLODE OUT OF THAT ANTHILL AND BURN YOUR ASS WITH THEIR POISON GOD DAMNI HATE FUCKIN GIRIERHANTS