Pit Viper Studios Reveals New Battle Armor Cobra Commander Cosplay Helmet

Great news for all of your G.I.Joe Cosplayers out there! Pit Viper Studios has released their new Battle Armor Cobra Commander Helmet! Based on the 25th Anniversary version, this beautiful piece will surely make you the hit of any show you attend! There’s even a ’97 “Cobra Blue” version if that’s more your style. 

For over 16 years, Pit Viper Studios has been a name synonymous with quality Cosplay Creations. Pit Viper Studios is a dedicated production studio located in Ishpeming, Michigan, who specialize in one-of-a-kind and over the top creations. Their highly skilled staff is ready and willing to tackle almost any project, from custom action figures, theatrical & film props and sets, to armor for stage and reenactment combat. PVS is constantly accepting new commissions and new projects, so if you want something you do not see, simply contact us and we will make your dream a reality.

Not only do they offer a wide array of G.I.Joe and Cobra themed merchandise, but they also have gear for MOTU, Thundercats, Transformers, Marvel and DC fans as well!From Iron Grenadiers to Man-At-Arms, Bludgeon to Hammerhead, there really is something for everyone! 

We’ve put together a gallery of over 50 images showcasing the amazing work from Pit Viper Studios , so make sure to Read More below to check it out. What are your thoughts on this new Battle Armor Cobra Commander helmet? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Join The Adventure With The Finest – A G.I.Joe Costuming Club

Do you love to Cosplay, or have been curious as to what it would take to put together a costume of your favorite G.I.Joe and/or Cobra character? Then do yourself a favor and head over to The Finest

The Finest Costume Club is not only chock full of awesome G.I.Joe cosplay, but also does amazing things for the community, like raising money for veterans and celebrating their love for GI Joe! This is what they do!

Field Manuals, Forums, Club Charter, application instructions and more available atwww.theFinestCC.com! Live the Adventure with The Finest today! Get in on the discussion on the Finest after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Get To Know The Finest – A G.I.Joe Costume Club

Our friends from The Finest – A G.I.Joe Costume Club have kicked off a new series named “Get to know The Finest”! The goal of the series is to introduce us to those are part of this fantastic cosplay club. The series kicks off with Mr. Lenvil King Jr., the founder of The Finest! Check it out – 

 

I️ first started costuming circa 2001 and donned my first costume – a late 15th Century Landsknecht! But I had a lifelong love of GI Joe so it was natural that those were some of my first costumes. I joined a costume group, but it wasn’t a good fit, and so decided to start doing it on our own (with close friends) and we would welcome Joe fans and costumers alike. They would always have a home with the Finest. Of course back then it was called “Cobra’s Finest”, but I guess it was natural to include the filthy Joes too!

The Finest was founded out of a desire to be able to coordinate and meet up at cons with other Joe fans in costume. There really wasn’t any serious attempt at that before. We thought it was more fun to dress up in groups. We wanted to have a place where we could build costumes together, troop, make friends, and enjoy it! We just wanted to look like the figures we grew up with as well! So the group was to be a canon club!

There wasn’t even a place you could go buy some of the ornate costumes, props, and equipment, so we started to make designs, molds, and builds for the costume community and in particular, GI Joe costumers. We formed Pit Viper Studios, where we now supply the Finest with a lot of their gear, armor, and helmets. I am proud to say we started a group [The Finest] that has grown and represents the best parts of what the GI Joe fandom is.

This is a real cool initiative on part of The Finest and we look forward to bringing you future installments as they’re made available. What are your thoughts on the first “Get to know The Finest” segment? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Girls of the Finest 2018 Calendar Campaign Nearing 11K!

The Girls of the Finest Calendar campaign is less than $75 away from raising $11,000 this year, with proceeds to K9s For Warriors! On behalf of Cobra Island, THANK YOU for the support and please, take a second to read how this amazing organization works!

There’s still time to order your exclusive calendar, shirt, patches, and other perks, all for an awesome cause!

You can get your Calendar or other awesome schwag here – Girls of the Finest 2018 Calendar . You can join in on the discussion already in progress by visiting the Cobra Island Forums

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Final Week to Support The USO with the FINEST!

It’s no secret that we here at CobraIsland love The Finest. The Ladies of The Finest maybe even more so!

 

 

 

With that being said we are firm believers that all Vipers and Vipettes should have one of their 2016 Calendars hanging some where displayed with prominence in their homes. If that is to happen though they need YOUR support! In supporting them not only are you helping an amazing Calendar be achieved and earning potential awesome perks of being a contributor you are also supporting and donating to the USO.

 

“As you know by now, the Girls of the Finest charity calendar is no ordinary pin-up calendar. All your favorite female characters (plus a few twists) will be portrayed here – 12 months of our amazing female costumers photographed exclusively for this calendar!

As passionate as we are about G.I. Joe, we also know a good cause when we see one. The Finest is honored for the opportunity to partner with the USO, a nonprofit organization that has supported America’s troops and their families since 1941. One hundred percent of the net proceeds earned from this campaign will go to the USO.

This year’s cause is near and dear to our hearts. A significant portion of Finest members are active duty troops and veterans. Many of our own members and their families have directly benefited from the USO over the years, so being able to partner with this historic organization and give something back is an amazing opportunity!

What better way to come together as a fan community and support the Real American Heroes of the U.S. military and their families!

We Need YOU!”

Check out some of the cool Perks!

 

 

 

 

 

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Girls of the Finest 2016!

The Girls of the Finest launched their crowdfunding campaign for the 2016 Girls of the Finest pinup calendar!

WE’RE BACK! 

The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club is thrilled to partner with the United Service Organizations (USO) for the second annual Girls of the Finest charity calendar!

Last year’s campaign was a huge success, and it demonstrated to the world just how powerful the G.I. Joe fan community can be when it comes to raising money for veteran and military-related organizations. Following last year’s success, we are absolutely determined to surpass that success this year!

So here’s the deal:

As you know by now, the Girls of the Finest charity calendar is no ordinary pin-up calendar. All your favorite female characters (plus a few twists) will be portrayed here – 12 months of our amazing female costumers photographed exclusively for this calendar!

As passionate as we are about G.I. Joe, we also know a good cause when we see one. The Finest is honored for the opportunity to partner with the USO, a nonprofit organization that has supported America’s troops and their families since 1941. One hundred percent of the net proceeds earned from this campaign will go to the USO.

This year’s cause is near and dear to our hearts. A significant portion of Finest members are active duty troops and veterans. Many of our own members and their families have directly benefited from the USO over the years, so being able to partner with this historic organization and give something back is an amazing opportunity!

What better way to come together as a fan community and support the Real American Heroes of the U.S. military and their families!

We Need YOU!

As excited as we are about this project, we can’t do it without YOU. Only through your donations will this calendar happen. Your contribution of $5 or more will allow us to:

• Compile all the calendar photography

• Design and produce the calendar and all associated perks

• Pay for printing and shipping costs of the calendar and perks

Also, we will be creating EXCLUSIVE content for this campaign that will only be available to those who donate here, including Girls of The Finest trading cards, postcards, patches, t-shirts and perhaps a few surprises!!! Just like last year, these will only be produced in limited quantities and once they’re gone, that’s it!

Everyone who donates $5 or more will receive an exclusive Girls of The Finest item. Anyone donating $25 or more will receive the calendar PLUS exclusive items! (See perks on the right for a complete list)

How to Get Involved

Donating funds is the #1 way to get involved but if you can’t contribute financially, that doesn’t mean you can’t help! We need everyone to help spread the word and make some noise about our campaign. Share our link on Facebook, Twitter or other social media. Let other G.I. Joe fans know what we’re doing and use the Indiegogo share tools to spread the word. Harness the power of the Internet to help us achieve our goal with the USO!

Get involved however you can – all help is appreciated!

* NOTE: We are happy to ship calendars and perks anywhere in the world! If you are in Canada, please add $7 to your donation to cover shipping. If you are outside North America, please email us with your location and we will let you know what additional shipping charges may apply.

The Impact You Make

The more funds we collect, the more funds will be going to the USO and to military personnel and families who need our help!  We want to be able to help out the men and women who sacrifice so much for us every single day. We value and appreciate their contributions and sacrifices and we want to show them how much they mean to us all.

This is a community call to action! Please join us, and together, let’s make a huge difference in the lives of military personnel and families!

Thank you!

Girls of the Finest calendar discussion!

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