Spring 1997

© 1997 David Ramsay

Original creation inspired from Kita Amamiya's original illustrations.  Techno-organic twist on Bio-organic theme: microchip parasite invades host.  All found objects or collected supplies from past years: Corrugated side-split tubing, yarn, netting, vinyl, foam, cheesecloth, drapes & dingleballs and 2-gallons of Sobo.  Head is detachable, exposing spinal column and trachea.  Sixty-feet of intestines are coiled and stored in the chest cavity: Pepto-colored spandex, fiber-fill, dyed cheesecloth with hand made Mokona (Hikaru Shidou's pet) to be pulled out...

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Inspired from Kita Amamiya's original illustrations.

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I wanted to make a creature costume.  Kita Amamiya is one of my favorite “creature” artists.  His original illustrations are truly amazing works of art.  I considered making one of his creatures, Zeiram, in the fall of 1996.  My goal for completion would be AnimeExpo 1997.  This would be my “first dress” and allow me to work out any potential problems by the following convention, Comic-Con International.  Reason 1: Since my previous costumes had been clean and precise with “military” details, I wanted to do something “organic” and visually messy.  Zeiram was just the guy.  Reason 2: I wanted to give the costume an “edge”... something for the audience.  Something, that if only a few people caught it, would make it worth the trouble.  Reason 3: I cosplay to have fun, not to “win something”.  Believe it if you want to.  I actually enjoy performing for an audience.  If I get applause, a kudo afterwards in the hall or have my picture taken... that's just a bonus.

The Roseanne Show: Haunted Halloween Show
(aired on 10/29/99) "Z-RAM v.3.0 & Great Saiyaman 2"

Roseanne in her sexy witch costume (w/ cloven hooves).

Roseanne spots a costume in the audience she likes.  It's Z-RAM v.3.0, "The Y2K Bug"

Roseanne's reaction is good!  Z-RAM addresses the audience.

Roseanne sings, "You put a spell on me..."

Z-RAM listens on.

Roseanne's Halloween Scream-A-Thon!

Z-RAM is called on stage as a "scream" contestant.
Z-RAM is the "Y2K Bug"... and wants to make OTHERS scream.

She seems fascinated by the doll head in the center of Z-RAM's head.
He explains it his "homage" to anime artist, Kita Amamiya.

Roseanne says, "Oh yeah... I love Japanese animation"
A "Pregnant Bunny" and "Janis Joplin" impersonator are also called on stage.

And let the screaming begin!!!  Roseanne approaches Z-RAM for his turn.

Cautiously she raises the mic... not knowing what he is capable of.
The word "scream" is carefully whispered into the mic.  The crowd goes nuts!

For the "official" judging, the audience's reaction is metered.

Scream #1: Pregnant Bunny

Scream #2: Janis Joplin

Scream #3: Z-RAM v.3.0

Z-RAM shares the candy prize with the other contestants.
Roseanne can not decide between Janis Joplin or Z-RAM... a tie.

Roseanne "blesses" the candy prize with her body.
The ecstasy carries her to the floor, where she continues to roll upon the candy.

Z-RAM v.3.0 at CBS Studios.

Official show T-shirt.

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