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Comic 960 - Rainy Day Filler: Happy Halloween 2020

29th Oct 2020, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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29th Oct 2020, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Heh. Yeah, after doing it last year I wanted to keep up with having annual Wright as Rayne Halloween filler much like we do with Blue Blood Heroes, though admittedly the premise doesn't lend itself to it as well so don't really have the same group costume template thing to work from with it.

An idea hit on fairly quickly at least was doing a bit with Alex having two costumes, one trending masculine and one more feminine, due to the stuff they've been going through lately, and from that sci-fi was a sensible angle to approach it from. An issue we actually quickly found though was thinking of costumes we actually wanted to do; most of our ideas were for video games, but that kind of felt outside of Alex's wheelhouse (I can't really see them being into games) so we kept kind of dismissing ideas like Master Chief & Samus or Doomguy & Isabelle, and there were other ideas we had that we weren't really feeling like doing something with Star Wars. One idea I was pretty into was the idea of doing a couple of Doctor Who costumes, but neither of us is a fan and the 13th doctor's costume isn't very interesting so we decided to pass over it.

Eventually we ended up landing on Steins;Gate. Still a video game admittedly, but it's more known for its anime adaptation and while I'm not entirely sure Alex would be into it, it is at least an acclaimed sci-fi series that I'm a big fan of so it felt like a good approach to take. Xandy and Lenore meanwhile are dressed respectively as Nagato Yuki from Suzumiya Haruhi and Ayanami Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion; they're on the surface very similar characters so they make sense to have done together here and they're both series we're into so just kind of felt like cute costumes for them. Lenore kind of pulls off the eyepatch look, gotta say.

Next update will happen as usual, but if you want more Halloween content, we have the usual Blues filler tomorrow. We're hoping everyone's going to enjoy that one.
29th Oct 2020, 11:26 PM
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, basic costumes to eventually wind up on, but love how he looks in both. As cute as the Mayuri one looks, the Okabe look is even moreso, mostly because he's just selling it with the pose and expression. The bananas were a fun touch, though. GAH! Should've give the left have some Dr. Pepper.

Xandy and Lenore were the bigger appeals for me, since they're so cute and they don't get to dress up every year like the main Blues kids. ^^ The Rei-Ayanami-clone gag was a fun thing to try out. Them having the hair-dye and eyepatch to help emphasize the role just added so much to each. ^^

Another thing we considered was music, since Alex is into that. I was all hyped to dress Alex up like Prince (the Purple Rain joke was too rich for me to ignore) but wasn't sure what a feminine counterpart could be for it. Very disappointing.


Goddamnit, only now as I type these comments do I realize we could've done Lady Gaga. Or Cher. Hm... Maybe next year?


1st Nov 2020, 8:45 PM
Very interesting.