Who doesn't love a Big Daddy? Actually, before I get into this I have to mention that this is another shirt that suffers from our lack of technical skill in photography and color correction. There are certain types of prints that are really hard to do, and I haven't figured out how to make the shirt look good without washing out the colors. This shirt looks way better than the image you see here.
Anyway, I have only played a little bit of Bioshock but most of my friends love it. If you don't know anything about it, it is a first person shooter (FPS) where you run around as a Big Daddy (the deep sea diving suit guy) trying to rescue little girls. Seems noble enough. You are running around the decrepit under water city of Rapture, where the locals have all gone insane and/or mutated into something horrible. You wander aimlessly, surreal bioshock violence occurs, and you either save everyone or damn everyone based on what you teach your little girl, apparently (I haven't seen the ending).
I have a question about Bioshock 2. You have to buy food from vending machines for health with money. You are a giant monster armed with all kinds of melee death who can punch holes in walls. Why, then, would you not just dismantle every vending machine you come across and collect all the food from the wreckage? It's not like the food will regenerate and honestly I think saving the life of a little girl would supersede any moral issues you may have about looting a machine in a wrecked city that is headed for destruction. Of course, I am the guy who doesn't hesitate to kill anyone I run into in Fallout for a few extra bullets, so maybe my moral compass is pointed a little south. However, I really think even the most angelic person would be able to work around breaking open a vending machine that will soon be under a ton of salt water in order to save your life and that if an innocent girl.
We never had any vending machines in high school, and one night I found out why. I was on the football team and we did an away game at another school. When you do an away game they often give you the girl's locker room to gear up. We got in there and found they had a candy and soda machine. Since we were all in our football pants no one had any cash, and it took all of three minutes before someone broke open the glass with his helmet and we looted it to the bones. I'm not 100% sure but I think one confused young man even took some of the feminine specific products. I guess this is where my proclivity to loot the vending machines in Bioshock comes from.
Anyway, the game is extremely cool and immersive. Also, I love doing modern video games now because it gives me a chance to watch the review from my hero Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation. Before you click on that video know that Yahtzee does not hesitate to cuss and use what could be considered disturbing descriptions and imagery. Still, if you aren't at work and can take some cuss words I think he is hilarious.
The list of costumes I want to make keeps growing. Here are some detailed instructions on make your own Big Daddy costume. If I had a petite girlfriend I think it would be amazing to have her dress up as a Little Sister. Actually, the amazing part would be to have a girlfriend, especially one willing to dress up as anything.
February 2nd, 2011
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