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Title: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Michael M on June 29, 2014, 05:27:54 PM
In the same vein as "What was your forum username inspired by?", we have "How'd you pick your avatar?"!

Me, even though I like the movies, video games, TV shows and all that, I got started on this roller coaster ride with comic books.  Growing up, the staples of my reading pleasure for the week were Marvel, DC, Epic, Valiant, and a few others, but the bulk of my reading came from the Marvel side.  It's kinda hard not to empathize with Peter Parker when you're growing up geek as well, ya know?  Anyways, the Captain America avatar I have is the photo of the distressed t-shirt that I own, and it's made out of that really thin, comfortable cotton.  Got it 2 SDCC's ago, and will be wearing it again at this year's.  Then again, who won't be wearing something of the like that week?

Let's hear it folks!  How'd you get yours?

- M
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 29, 2014, 05:36:09 PM
It was from SDCC 2012. Resident Evil was doing a thing where you tweeted a pic of yourself with one of the body parts wrapped up, and you kept the body part and got a t-shirt. They were walking around the Gaslamp doing it.


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Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 29, 2014, 06:25:02 PM
Mine is a drawing of me in costume that was done by Yos**taka Amano at SDCC a few years ago.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Angology on June 29, 2014, 07:37:46 PM
Mine is me with one of my favorite cosplays from last year-the cassette tape of Summertime from the "That's My Jam" episode of Regular Show (we were in line for the Regular Show panel at the time). That cosplay really made me smile. It was one of my favorite moments from last year, so I figured it would make a great avatar for this forum.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Mel on June 29, 2014, 08:40:41 PM
Mine is a freeze frame from a time I was on TV. I picked b/c at the time I set up my profile I was on a computer with very few pics of me on it. This is my reminder that it sucks as an avatar and I need to change it!
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Mel on June 29, 2014, 08:47:22 PM
OK, changed! It's now me from the Yahoo! Movies off-site a couple of years ago where they took your picture with movie props. I'm in the Total Recall chair.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 29, 2014, 09:08:49 PM
Just me as myself, a geek. Massive flash so I look like I'm related to Voldermort.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on June 29, 2014, 09:51:21 PM
I am the eye of Sauron!  (With palm trees)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: BadWolf on June 30, 2014, 07:49:31 AM
I just like Firefly.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: FBS on June 30, 2014, 12:39:01 PM
It's me.

Bloody handsome yes? ;)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 01, 2014, 08:40:56 AM
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It's me.

Bloody handsome yes? ;)

A Bloody handsome forehead, anyway. ;)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: The Gossamer on July 01, 2014, 08:47:30 AM
Mine is a pic of my 7" vinyl Gossamer from the Bugs Bunny cartoon. He is my favorite Looney Tune character.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Michael M on July 01, 2014, 08:47:48 AM
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A Bloody handsome forehead, anyway. ;)
Daaaaaaammmmmn!  Ouch! :)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 01, 2014, 10:45:00 AM
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Daaaaaaammmmmn!  Ouch! :)

Um, I didn't quite mean it that way. Only that we couldn't see the rest of his face. The pic is mostly his forehead.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: TheOtherMel on July 01, 2014, 12:38:45 PM
Mines is myself with Kirkman signing my Xbox faceplate.  He wrote "Playstation is better, Robert Kirkman".
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: smiley424 on July 01, 2014, 02:46:06 PM
Mine is Hikaru Ichijo / Rick Hunter from SDF: Macross / Robotech.  The show that started it all for me.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: justboogie on July 05, 2014, 11:20:40 PM
My avy is a pic of my gf with a giant display of cool looking spongebob from sdcc 2013.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on July 31, 2014, 06:01:19 PM
It's been 3 days and no one has ooooooo'ed and aaaaaaaahh'ed about my fancy new avatar.

::hint, hint::
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Michael M on July 31, 2014, 06:11:39 PM
oooooooh...aaahhhhhhhhh...
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on July 31, 2014, 06:18:18 PM
Pefect.  Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Jim Watari on July 31, 2014, 06:53:39 PM
Oooooooooooo aaaaaaaaah
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on July 31, 2014, 07:05:13 PM
Woo hoo!  Validation!
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Devorah on July 31, 2014, 07:09:37 PM
Mine is me, at a Yankee game in their last season in the old stadium :)
Title: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: DRWHO42 on July 31, 2014, 07:18:00 PM
Mine is the Entertainment Weekly cover with Matt Smith and a Cyberman - how awesome. New one came today so I might update soon....might.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Michael M on July 31, 2014, 07:44:46 PM
Forgot I had this...cover shoot for Spider-Man #1 :)

Actually, this is the picture you got when you were at Universal Studios in Florida to take a picture w/a Marvel superhero.

That's me, next to Spider-Man, you know, in case you got the two of us confused...
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Car_Low on July 31, 2014, 08:02:15 PM
saw the ending to The Dark Knight Rises immediately thought of this scene from the Adam West batman trying to dispose of a bomb.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 31, 2014, 10:58:00 PM
Chris C, I think your new avatar is watching me...
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on August 01, 2014, 05:10:19 AM
It's me from Thursday.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Pyramid on August 01, 2014, 10:45:40 AM
I have been a fan of Rocket Raccoon since the 80s mini series which was drawn by Mike Mignola.  Now GotG is out and I'm seeing today!  Woot!
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on August 01, 2014, 10:58:27 AM
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Chris C, I think your new avatar is watching me...

The Moderators are always watching!   Mwahahahahahhahah!
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 01, 2014, 10:13:46 PM
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The Moderators are always watching!   Mwahahahahahhahah!

Maybe you should have been Roz then.

I'm watching you... Always watching...
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: tehlilone on August 02, 2014, 03:55:14 PM
Mine is from my Tokidoki bag. I'm a tokidoki collector and this is my current favorite character.

It's teh lil one! Sent while on the move!!

Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Zero on August 11, 2014, 08:07:41 AM
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The Moderators are always watching!   Mwahahahahahhahah!

I concur with this.  We're always watching.  ;p


Hm, how did I select my forum avatar?  It's a silhouette of a character I happen to like.  (Which one, you ask?  Ah, that would make it too easy, ha ha.)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: TardisMom on August 11, 2014, 07:19:43 PM
Hmmm.  Mine have been wildlife photos I took.  Kinda boring.  Guess I need to give it some more thought.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Zoya says hi on November 18, 2014, 05:18:44 AM
It's me. Taking selfies when I should have been studying. 
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: GnomeOnAHill on March 24, 2015, 04:10:11 PM
Tom Mison from Sleepy Hollow and myself. Because, well, he's hot and nice.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Bionic 7 on March 24, 2015, 06:54:44 PM
My current avatar (and sig) is Shinsuke Nakamura...King of Strong Style, reigning IWGP Intercontinental Champion, the apotheosis of cool and arguably the baddest pro-wrestler on the planet today.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on March 24, 2015, 07:02:07 PM
I drew mine.

I'm very proud of it cuz it was a 15 second doodle.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Kay on April 03, 2015, 01:32:22 PM
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Mine is a drawing of me in costume that was done by Yos**taka Amano at SDCC a few years ago.
Yos**taka!?  Lucky.... :(
Mines just a photobucket image of Miki holding a fluffy because i buy at least one each yr x)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: nvj29 on April 03, 2015, 01:53:40 PM
I don't remember at the time. I think I set up a member account while at work and it was the best pic I had on the computer at the time. Plus I like Sherlock in all forms.

Sent from my LG3G
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: mark on June 24, 2015, 10:13:54 PM
Just did my introduction post, figure this should be next.  It's from last 4th of July, mint julep in a Captain America glass.  ^-^
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: dcuodust on September 02, 2015, 11:46:14 AM
Mine is the cover from X-Men #1 (Vol. 4 2013) because I love the X-Men, the X-Women in particular. Also it's the wallpaper of my phone.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: corgikohmander on September 06, 2015, 01:20:11 AM
I love corgis.  I wanted to get one ever since I saw Ein in the anime Cowboy Bebop. 

I was born in the early 80's so I love all the tv shows, cartoons and movies from that era (GI Joe). 

My last name is Koh, so I've always loved inserting it into my screen names (Kohmando, Kohbra, Kohpacetic, Kohlossus, PsyKoh)

I love mash-ups, thus Corgi Kohmander was born.

The avatar was done by my aunt who used an actual picture of my corgi, Lexx (named after Lex Luthor).  Two X's to be unique.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 03, 2016, 06:00:42 PM
I picked the avatar of me posing in St. Petersburg, Russia because that trip is a once in a lifetime event for me.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Satam on April 04, 2016, 06:45:01 PM
Joker is probably my favorite character in all of fiction, Tim Burton's Batman is still my favorite Batman movie, and I'm a big fan of Jack Nicholson.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: LibertyRoxx on December 13, 2016, 01:42:19 PM
A combo of laziness and love of Bruce Campbell.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: BadWolf on December 15, 2016, 12:47:07 PM
BECAUSE DRAGONS

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.giphy.com%2F3oEjHMj0My3ET5XSW4.gif&hash=8b51f756bba65dbeab164408c4ef3bcbea2ee398)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 15, 2016, 01:32:35 PM
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BECAUSE DRAGONS

Um, given your name, if you wanted a GoT avatar, shouldn't you have gone more with something like this?

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp206%2Ftransmutejun%2FGhostgilly.png&hash=8cfe0a841a116c165f318354c24b7ce1da60f54a)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: NCDS on January 17, 2017, 09:01:54 AM
Cause I'm hungry all the time.    Feed me!
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: epicaz on February 27, 2017, 07:07:24 PM
I figured I'd give this one a shot for a little while. But aside from cosplaying and various pop culture fandoms, one of my hobbies is fursuiting! Photography and simply having fun as a character are big reasons as to why :) I know the fandom around it seems to carry some false stereotypes, but for me it's always been about harmless costuming fun :D

(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15724765_725740487590126_721468793061846996_o.jpg?oh=63ead88529bf1dad9981e26df518363a&oe=592CBD20)(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15400483_717336935097148_3786299231388316367_n.jpg?oh=9f09058756a02734b51eeb1ae25c5e49&oe=593A8135)(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15421023_717342908429884_5636122890363503456_n.jpg?oh=413c47e7072147f2f45c57008670a543&oe=592A4F78)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 27, 2017, 07:09:22 PM
It does look like a lot of fun, Epicaz! IMHO, it's no different from people who wear other full body cosplays.

How do you keep cool in a suit like that?
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: epicaz on February 27, 2017, 07:22:40 PM
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It does look like a lot of fun, Epicaz! IMHO, it's no different from people who wear other full body cosplays.

How do you keep cool in a suit like that?

That was always my opinion as well. In fact, I had a lot of cosplay ideas that would have been much better suited in this style, if I had the talent to back it up!  ;)


Keeping cool isn't always easy unless it happens to be 40F outside. I always use Heatgear Under Armor with plenty of water breaks, though there are other options such as cooling vests or installed fans. Definitely something you have to build endurance on, but even so... I don't think I could make it for long in a San Diego summer  :P
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: TardisMom on February 27, 2017, 08:03:33 PM
I recently changed mine to a picture of me.  I'm hoping this isn't a mistake, but I thought I'm already out there on FB and such, and I might as well make it easy for people to know who I am at meet ups.

Before I used photos of wild animals in my yard.  Just cuz I liked them.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: epicaz on February 27, 2017, 08:24:20 PM
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I recently changed mine to a picture of me.  I'm hoping this isn't a mistake, but I thought I'm already out there on FB and such, and I might as well make it easy for people to know who I am at meet ups.

Before I used photos of wild animals in my yard.  Just cuz I liked them.

I'm sure it won't be a problem at all, after all you're among FoCCI friends and family here. It's great to see a familiar face! :D
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: spritegirl24_7 on April 29, 2017, 06:59:48 PM
Mine is a pic of me that my friend took while we were on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Sept. 2015. I had flown out to LA (where she lives) and we were attending a taping of our favorite show, The Big Bang Theory, together. We went on the tour the weekend before the show taping and since it was a Sunday & the studios weren't in use, our guide noticed our Bazinga shirts and took us to the building where they tape the show and let us go in. No pics are allowed inside, but we stopped outside to take pics with the parking spots where the cast/writers park right outside the building where they shoot.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Techtronic on May 03, 2017, 01:11:38 PM
Well, I just read Watchmen for the first time and I really enjoyed it. Rorschach was my favorite character from it and I'm make a Rorschach costume for my first SDCC this year so I thought it was appropriate.  :P
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: ComicConNewb on May 04, 2017, 11:33:27 PM
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A combo of laziness and love of Bruce Campbell.

LOL Sort of how I picked my but it was the first one that popped up that I'm a fan of. Then I made this one so you didn't have to change yours :)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on May 04, 2017, 11:36:46 PM
Every time this thread pops up, I realize that I've forgotten to change my avatar... Again...  Every time...  :)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Michael M on May 05, 2017, 08:55:11 AM
Again, everytime you say it, it means I'm even later :)

Time to start thinking...
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: mark on May 05, 2017, 09:20:52 AM
Voila.

(https://comiccondad.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/solved.jpg)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Chris on May 05, 2017, 09:23:43 AM
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Voila.

(https://comiccondad.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/solved.jpg)

Ha!  The miracle of PhotoShop.  :)

Edit:  Updated mine.  Took me forever to get it to show right side up.

I'm very proud of this drawing as I drew it from a Jim Lee YouTube video and I am not the best drawer in the world.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Michael M on May 05, 2017, 10:33:09 AM
Switched!  This one's a character of one of my fave marvel series by Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden called the Micronauts - Acroyear.  Great series (based off of a set of toys) that I think really is the best (even as various other publishers have tried to reboot it a number of times).
(https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/6/68065/3644591-acroyear05.jpg)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Michael M on June 07, 2017, 11:10:18 AM
Annnnnnnnd...pop yourself!!  https://t.co/2YLwyIO0bb (https://t.co/2YLwyIO0bb)
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Angel_ on June 20, 2017, 03:23:55 PM
Updated my icon to reflect that Victor Nikiforov is my new God.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: LianaV909 on August 25, 2017, 10:25:50 PM
Mine is just a really cool drawing of Wonder Woman that someone sent me  :-X
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: TardisMom on August 26, 2017, 01:30:55 PM
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Mine is just a really cool drawing of Wonder Woman that someone sent me  :-X

It is a really neat drawing!
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Emerald_Mom on August 27, 2017, 09:02:40 AM
I like black cats ( had one as a child) and well.... he's wearing Darth Vader's helmet   :P
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: NCDS on August 29, 2017, 10:07:44 AM
It was the only photo saved on my work computer when I joined.   For the life of me I can't remember why I had downloaded it.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: TardisMom on August 29, 2017, 11:47:48 AM
I changed mine to a photo of me so people would know me at meet-ups.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: TheOtherMel on August 29, 2017, 11:56:59 AM
It seemed the most appropriate given the type of forum and it always brings warm fuzzies  since that was a really great SDCC for me.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: RTFirefly on August 29, 2017, 12:02:33 PM
Mine is my dog because she is awesome and I love her.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: BenEatsRice on August 29, 2017, 01:53:54 PM
Mine is a War Machine (Iron Man) helmet I started making a few years back out of paper. It's called pepakura which apparently means paper craft/model. You basically take a 3D model of something and export it down to a flat constructable paper (and tabs) which you can then cut out and build into your own model. The more detail you want, the more complicated it gets (i.e. more pieces and more gluing). It took me 9+ hours just to cut out all the pieces. After that, I glued it all together (used a hot glue gun) which took quite some time, as well. I put one coat of epoxy on it to harden it up a bit and that's where I stopped. I always tell myself I need to finish it, but never have the time to do it. So, it sits in my garage waiting for me to be motivated and confident enough to finish it and dare to wear it at Comic-Con.
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: Villann1938 on September 03, 2017, 06:48:29 PM
My avatar is a picture of Daredevil! He's currently my favorite marvel character  ;D
Title: Re: How'd you pick your avatar?
Post by: perc2100 on September 20, 2019, 09:46:09 AM
My current avatar I ripped years ago from Marvel's "Stage 3" mega-announcement at Disney's El Capitan theater.  It was timely and I just never switched it out.  My Doscord account that I use for my Comic-Con line/buying-group is a picture of a Simpsons Hallmark ornament I got at Comic-Con one year of Comic Book Guy in a t-shirt that says "Worst Con Ever."  Someday I might switch my avatar here to that when I'm motivated enough (pic here: https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2011-SDCC-Comic-Book-Guy_p_33171.html)