Costume :Harry
Source :Typing of the Dead
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MinamiCon 13 (2007)

Costume Photos

Typing of the Canterbury - Refuel!

Typing of the Canterbury - Trapped outside

Typing of the Canterbury - To safety!

Typing of the Canterbury - The pain!

Typing of the Canterbury - Looks like this is the place

Typing of the Canterbury - It begins..


Costume Information

Cost : £20
Time Taken : One week

Nothing says injoke like cosplaying a parody rehash of an old arcade game.

Typing of the Dead is a touchtyping tutor game which thieves the game engine of the original arcade game House of the Dead - the one with zombies and all.

Essentially it's the same game, except instead of shooting at the zombies with a lightgun, now a word appears above their head and you have to type it in in time to kill them o.o

It's bizarre nature is what makes it so awesome, and playing along with that joke, the character models were changed so instead of having guns, they had gigantic Dreamcasts attached to their backs, with battery to match, and a floating keyboard.

How could I resist? Many have done it by actually strapping a DC unit to their back, but I wanted to convey the hugeness of the one in the game.

The DC is made of cardboard, tape, hotglue and funky foam. The battery is made of twiglet tins, half a gashapon capsule and garden wire to keep it suspended in place.

Most gave me odd looks but people who got it were cracking up XD


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Amazing, absolutely amazing :D

by Spunky on Wednesday, 15 August, 2007 - 14:49
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I fully full-on love you d00d. Are you at the Expo in Oct? I have to meet you properly and bask in your glory.

by flower_sceptre on Wednesday, 15 August, 2007 - 22:16
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I shall indeed be there, though haven't decided on costume yet.. If I can't be bothered I might well bust the Dreamcast out again, I've been meaning to..

by nert on Friday, 17 August, 2007 - 13:03
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I was laughing so hard when I saw you walking around in the Oct Expo... laughed even harder when I took the photo of you with the cosplayer that was doing the Okami cosplay! My brother said that is the best photo I took from all the ones I got from the Expo - and I agree XD

Hope I will see this again in another Expo!

by Cat_Cat on Friday, 2 November, 2007 - 18:43
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Ooh, I'd be interested in seeing that photo XD

It was a stroke of inspiration costume, not sure if I'll bring it out again but it's pretty easy to carry so I might well do ;)


by nert on Sunday, 4 November, 2007 - 22:28
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Saw this at Minami, it was so funny >_<; I still think DC will always be the best console.

BTW thanks so much for giving me your spare masq ticket at Expo it meant I was able to meet up with my friends ^^

by Orihime on Monday, 19 November, 2007 - 05:16
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Abso-f******-lutely amazing!!!

by HystericalDame on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 04:03
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as if something this obscure dosent deserve a comment ^.^ you look fuck awesome!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 6 February, 2009 - 21:02
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I'm totally speachless in awe of this epicness

by Paprika on Saturday, 4 April, 2009 - 22:13
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haha! i recognise the ghost sticker on the wall by that church! that is awesome!

by Chii-ren on Tuesday, 1 September, 2009 - 23:32
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I've heard of that game- I laughed at it then and I laugh at it now haha

by Samstar1990 on Wednesday, 23 September, 2009 - 22:10
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Your costume inspired me to play this game. :) Great fun, I loved the way the Dreamcast and battery looked. ^_^

by Lil-Samuu on Saturday, 23 January, 2010 - 21:09