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Con Announcement and Cosplay Updates!

We've got so much to talk about today! And lots of exciting stuff, so let's get right to it!

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CDC #405 – Two Great Tastes – Grim Reaper Edition!

Ok guys, it’s time to resurrect the Two Great Tastes style contest this week. This week, your main theme is the Grim Reaper and your challenge is to mix that with any genre you like, whether it be Sci-fi, Fantasy, Superhero, Western, Martial Arts, Horror, Anime, whatever.  Just be creative and have fun!

Enter as often as you wish.

This week’s winner will receive a HM3 rendering of their winning character, designed by me.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, March 17th.

CDC #403 – Aztec Gods – Prize for Christi S.

Christi S' version of  Coatlicue

My version inspired by Christi's design...

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CDC #404 – Down The Rabbit Hole!

A few years ago I did a series of HM3 characters based on Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland like the Mock Turtle (pictured above).

So your challenge this week is to re-imagine one of the characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in an unexpected and unique way.

This week’s winner will receive a HM3 rendering of their winning character, designed by me.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, March 10h.

More Cosplay Updates!

Another quick update and some possible awesome news at the end!

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CDC #402 – Triple Play – Results

Wow!!!...just WOW!!! Everyone really rose to the challenge this week, so you can expect more Triple Play challenges in the future.

Honourable mention this week goes to Xinmodic for Cyber Beak.

Tied for 2nd place this week are Kellkin and Worf for the awesome Cyber Spider and Robot. Very creative guys!

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #398 – #LilyStrong

Lily is an amazing young woman. She is the daughter of one of my co-workers – and one of my best friends – Shelly. Lily loves her little sister Scarlet , her dog, crafting, sloths, and The Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Lily is at MacMaster Children’s Hospital, going through her fourth round of chemo treatment for leukemia. Her room is packed full of plush animals, the walls decorated with craft and art projects, and her IV pole is decorated as, and nicknamed, Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

So your CDC Challenge this week is to create a kick@$$ female superhero, featuring the hashtag LilyStrong. Make them teen friendly, and feel free to make them bald. Lily's sister shaved her head in solidarity, and one of her t-shirts is emblazoned with the catch phrase “No Hair…Don’t Care!”

Let’s brighten her day, the Heromachine way!

This week there will be no winner announced. This week it is all about #LilyStrong

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, January 27th.

CDC #396 – Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match – Results

Great stuff this week folks!

Runner up this week is Hound by Rekulhs Nathe. Such a clever idea.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #393 – International Justice – Results

Runner-up this week goes to Thundersong for the stunning Oiran. Great costume work and background.

And the win this week goes out to...

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CDC#392 – Results

Only two entries this week.

The win goes to Ubiquitous Pixel for Saker.

Great job, Your prize will be posted to the blog later thus week.

Now...

I would be remiss if I did not mention the piece by Augusto Darouiche. The thought and research that went into it is truly admirable.

So, I would like to do a modern hero version of your character just to thank you for an outstanding entry.

It will be posted ti the blog later this week.