Cosplay Cafe 20: Tranquil Ashes Cosplay

What’s going on club members? Happy Friday, we have a new Cosplay Cafe featuring Tranquil Ashes Cosplay. Be sure to follow her social media accounts down below. Also, we’re one episode away before were able to drink. Enough of me talking, enjoy getting to know Tranquil Ashes.

Photography by AshB

1.What were you like growing up? What were some of the things you were into during you child/teenage years?

I was always a very outgoing, independent child, and participated in a myriad of extra circulars. All thought-out middle and high school I played Basketball, studied and performed Dance, studied Environmental Science, a heavy sketcher (aka I liked to draw! ) played piano, was an Ambassador Girl Scout of America among many other things! It was during this time, probably around 11 when I found Sailor Moon, and that started something that hasn’t stopped yet!

2.Did those things influence who you’re today?

I know that everything I’ve done has influenced me today as I try to use my experiences to better my life and achieve my goals! Being involved in so many different types of things, especially the arts has allowed me to believe I’m capable of doing anything. I’ve always gone with the motto “Jill of all trades” and it truly shows in who am as a person now.


3.Do you have a favorite cosplay you’ve made?

As of right now my Battle Rose Quartz is the most ambitious cosplay I’ve done and of one of my favorite characters ever. I had great friends helping me with the concepts and props. I love my friends! Secondly, my Deadpool Harley Quinn mashup I did because it was the first time I wore a cosplay that was that revealing! It was liberating! 🙂

4.Make-up, one thing I’ve noticed is that it’s always on point when it comes to your cosplays. How do you go about choosing what type of make-up suits the character?

Make-up is definitely something I care very much about when it comes to my cosplays. I think it can make or break a look, and I always want to be able to give myself every opportunity to fully immerse myself within my character. I don’t want my cosplay to wear me lol Make-up actually was something I was doing prior to committing to the idea of being a professional cosplayer. I only hope to grow more in the field in both my own makeup as well as my freelance clientele! I also would love to do more body painting pieces! ART is so cool!

5.Do you have any advice for people who don’t fit a certain body type when it comes to cosplaying?

I admit that, not “fitting in” to certain societal body ideals has been hard and still for me. However I am much more confident in who I am as a person, and what I do and that’s all that really matters. Besides, all bodies are good bodies. I think that the best thing to do is to do it. Don’t listen to anyone who says that you can’t because you absolutely can. Use your body as an opportunity to be different. Yours will present a plethora of artistic license that others won’t have, and it will be uniquely you. It’ll pay off, all of it will.

6.Off topic question, favorite food?

Favorite food would have to be Steak and Potatoes lmao I’ve always preferred hardy and savory meals over sweets, but if I were to eat sweets it would be chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake, and ice-cream!

7.What is one thing you feel as though the cosplay community needs to improve on?

I think the cosplay community need to work on acceptance. Acceptance across the board. Acceptance for all POC cosplayers, Body Types, Journeys, and efforts. Cosplay is suppose to a for all of us nerdy fabulous people and most of all it’s supposed to be fun! If it isn’t what are we really doing?

8.Patreon! What can people expect from you on that specific platform?

I just recently started my Patreon and I am building up to share makeup, and cosplaying tutorials, fun and cos lewd photo-sets, behind the scenes shots, vids and selfies of my life, and helping you with your journey just like those of you who join would be aiding mine. Basically my nerdy plus size life!


9.Second off topic question, what is something you’re looking forward to this year?

It’s prime convention season so I am looking forward to all of the conventions that are coming up, my next being Colossalcon! Outside of cosplay I am looking forward to the fact my sister is graduating High-School! I’m so proud of her and I can’t wait to celebrate her like she did me!

10.Can you hint at any future cosplay projects?

Colossalcon, will definitely have some Steven Universe, and Aquaman love. I can’t wait to show you!

11.What conventions can people find you at this year?

I hope to be attending, Colossalcon, Blerdcon, Otakon, and New York City Comic-con. So many conventions, so much sewing and armour making to do!!!!

12.Final question, anything you want to say to your fans?

I just hope that I am bringing you something that inspires you to do all the things you want to do! Let’s rock this world together!

Social Media Links

Coming to the cafe next week…I’m not telling so you’ll just have to tune in and find out. Until then, I’m still XBen3000 and I’m out!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Full Trailer Streamed

The official Lego Youtube channel has updated with the full trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. The latest trailer features a look at the all star cast of characters and features a better look at the setting of the game. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be released for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One on November 14. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will be released at a later date.

Go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in an epic battle across Chronopolis, from Ancient Egypt and The Old West to Sakaar and New York City in 2099. Along the way, gamers will be able to take control of a host of iconic characters, from Cowboy Captain America from the past to Spider-Man 2099 from the future along with Thor, Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin, and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains.

Source: Lego

Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark Mk-5

Premium Bandai has updated with an official preorder page for S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mk-5.

The figure will include:

  • Replaceable wrists (Left & Right X3)
  • Suitcase
  • Effect Parts

Preorders for the item will open later today and the item will be released in October priced at 6,480 Yen.  Those who are interested should contact their preferred middleman for more details.

Source: Premium Bandai


Spider-Man Spinoff Film: Silver and Black Director Revealed

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed some details about the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off film titled, “Silver and Black.”  The name suggests that the film will focus on Silver Sable and Black Cat.

The film will be produced by Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal with the film set at a October 2018 premiere date. The recent draft for the film will written by Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) with the help of Lisa Joy (HBO’s Westworld).  The director for the film is Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees).

No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Supergirl: The Complete 2nd Season Home Video Release Date Announced

Recently the release date for the home video release for the second season of CW’s Supergirl has been announced.  The second season will be released on DVD / Blu-ray on August 22. 

Check out the home video release contents after the break.


The Sky’s the Limit!

The Complete Second Season

Own It On Blu-ray & DVD August 22, 2017

Includes New Featurettes,
2016 Comic-Con Panel, and More!

BURBANK, CA (May 24, 2017) – Just in time for the third season on The CW, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you all-new Super-Villains and more family drama with the release of Supergirl: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD on August 22, 2017. Delivering 4.2 million Total Viewers weekly, Supergirl is the #2 series on The CW, just after The Flash for Live+7(Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 US AA%; excluding repeats, specials, sports, and <5 TCs; Season To-Date = 10/10/16-11/28/16). Fans can purchase the set which, in addition to all 22 super-powered episodes, contains an exclusive commentary with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith, the show’s 2016 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, and more! Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $49.99 SRP for the DVD and $54.97 SRP for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy.

Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media, in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw aka Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) at the DEO as Supergirl…protecting the citizens of National City and searching for her missing father, Jeremiah (Dean Cain), and the secret research lab Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with her Kryptonian cousin Kal El – aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – to battle new DC Super-Villains both terrestrial and extraterrestrial, as she strives to balance her personal life with friends/allies James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and more, with her busy life as a new Super Hero in SUPERGIRL Season Two.

“After two strong seasons, Supergirl continues to develop a strong fan following,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We’re excited to release the Blu-ray and DVD with in-depth bonus content in addition to the 22 action packed episodes. Fans and newcomers alike can catch up on all their favorite moments from Season Two, and prepare for the highly anticipated third season of this hit series.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, the Blu-ray release of Supergirl: The Complete Second Season will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of all 22 episodes from season two.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mehcad Brooks (About Last Night), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Jeremy Jordan (Smash) and Floriana Lima (Lethal Weapon), with Chris Wood (Containment) and David Harewood (Homeland). Based on the characters from DC Comics by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler, Sarah Schechter and Robert Rovner.


  1. The Adventures of Supergirl
  2. The Last Children of Krypton
  3. Welcome to Earth
  4. Survivors
  5. Crossfire
  6. Changing
  7. The Darkest Places
  8. Medusa
  9. Supergirl Lives
  10. We Can Be Heroes
  11. The Martian Chronicles
  12. Luthors
  13. Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk
  14. Homecoming
  15. Exodus
  16. Star-Crossed
  17. Distant Sun
  18. Ace Reporter
  19. Alex
  20. City of Lost Children
  21. Resist
  22. Nevertheless, She Persisted


  • Supergirl: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
  • Supergirl: Alien Fight Night
  • Aliens Among Us
  • A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
  • “Supergirl Lives” Audio Commentary featuring Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
  • Did You Know facts for fans

Supergirl: The Complete Second Season
Street Date: August 22, 2017
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 968 min
Enhanced Content: Approx107 min

Price: $49.99 SRP
5 DVDs
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH, Latin Spanish, French

Price: $54.97 SRP
4-Disc Elite 4 BDs
BD Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH, Latin Spanish, French

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world. Supergirl and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c)DC Comics.

Source: TVShowsonDVD

Netflix Castlevania Series Teaser Streamed

Netflix has updated their official Youtube channel for their original Castlevania animated series. The trailer features a cool tribute to the original NES system as the “game” gets popped into the device leading into the teaser trailer for the series. The Castlevania animated series will premiere on July 7 exclusively on Netflix.

Source: Netflix

Jakks Pacific Gains Megaman Master Toy License

It has recently been confirmed that Jakks Pacific is now the master toy licensee for the products based on the upcoming Mega Man animated series.   This includes but not limited to figures, play-sets, plush roleplay, and much more.

Jack McGrath, COO of Jakks Pacific had this to say about their upcoming products.

“I grew up with Mega Man and am a big fan, so I’m thrilled for Jakks to team up with DHX Brands and Dentsu on the new animated series,” said Jack McGrath, COO of Jakks Pacific.

“Jakks will bring to life the characters of this terrific franchise through a wide range of toys and costumes for a new generation of kids.”

Peter Byrn, EVP of DHX Brands, also had a statement about the agreement.

Peter Byrne, EVP of DHX Brands, added: “With 30 years of heritage, Mega Man is a truly iconic kids’ brand. We’re looking forward to working with Jakks to bring an inspirational range of toys to a whole new audience. It’s an exciting addition to the DHX Brands portfolio.”

The Mega Man animated series will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2018.

Source: Licensing.Biz

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer 3 Streamed

Marvel Entertainment has updated their official Youtube channel with a new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming.   The latest trailer features a sneak peak into some of Peter Parker’s tech and some of the conflicts he will face in the film.  Spider-Man Homecoming will premiere in theaters on July 7.

Source: Marvel Entertainment

Mazinger Z Interval Peace & Alter Ignition Manga

Over the weekend, two spin-off manga series were released based on Go Nagai’s Mazinger Z. The first spin-off, Mazinger Z Interval Peace, is apart of Kodansha’s Monthly Young Magazine. Takahiro Ozawa is the author with Kaoru Osada serving as the illustrator. The manga is a spin-off of the new anime film, and takes place in a world where the existence of super robots is questioned. Meanwhile, Kōji and the rest of team wonder if the momentary peace become true peace for the world.

Then for the second spin-off that released, Mazinger Z Alter Ignition; it is written by Yū Kinutani (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and released via Dynamic Planning’s website. Mazinger Z Alter Ignition re-imagines the original manga, and Kōji first encounter with Mazinger Z.


The release of these spin-offs are a part of the 45th anniversary celebration. The new film, Mazinger Z the Movie, is still in production. However, Nagai will reveal footage of the film at Annecy International Film Festival in France next month.

Source: ANN


Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Covers Revealed

The official Vanity Fair magazine website has updated with the reveal of four new magazine covers that feature Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The covers feature several of the new outfits for the returning cast including a first full look at Rose, played by Kelly Marie Tran.  Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will premiere in theaters on December, 15, 2017.   

Personally I think that Vanity did a great tribute to Carrie Fisher and I hope she has a great final role in the upcoming film. 

Source: Vanity Fair

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