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GLaDOS Cosplay Is A Triumph, Somebody Get This Lady Some Cake

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GLaDOS1As a non-cosplayer, I’m always flabbergasted at how much work, creativity, and detail those who are passionate about the hobby put into their creations. And honestly, I’m probably not equipped to objectively rank the best and brightest of the field. I mean, my grand plans for Halloween costumes each year usually peter off into me grabbing the bathrobe and towel and going as Arthur Dent yet again. But, much like the Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s infamous definition of pornography, I feel like I’ll know good cosplay when I see it. And cosplayer Enayla’s GLaDOS costume up there? The one that actually has her suspended from a harness, the better to mimic everybody’s favorite murderous, passive-aggressive A.I. helper? That’s good fucking cosplay. Somebody get this lady a slice of non-hypothetical cake already.

Honestly, the picture isn’t enough. Just glancing at that image doesn’t really give you an idea of what’s going on here, the architecture of how she’s inhabiting this thing. Thankfully there’s some video interview with Enayla, courtesy of Invader Boom. It gives some really good looks at how she’s contorted herself to evoke the look of GLaDOS from the Portal games. Clearly, this lady is committed to her art. I hope she used the bathroom before they strapped her into that thing.

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Other Places Videos Celebrate Iconic Game Settings From Portal 2, Dead Space, And More

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In any science fiction movie or series, the setting almost always becomes a character in and of itself. Whether unfolding on a distant alien world, a claustrophobic starship, or an alternative version of our own place and time, science fiction needs to provide a world that feels unique and real, so that whatever story is unfolding feels believable and engaging.

For video games, this is all the more true. With games, you’re not just watching a story unfold on the screen, you’re immersed in it, experiencing it, and the best games make you feel that you truly have been transported into a different world. The catch-22 of that reality, however, is that we often miss out on the details of those elaborate game worlds because we’re too busy running, gunning, or driving through it, full speed ahead. YouTuber ultrabrilliant’s “Other Places” series of videos aims to rectify that, providing beautiful tours of some of the most unforgettable game worlds out there, accompanied by thematically appropriate music from each game’s composers.