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  • Blog Post: CosBlog #94: Bioshock Infinite Tribute

    The ER Collective, comprised of veteran cosplayer Erick and Rose, teamed up with friend Alexander Albatross on this incredible Bioshock Infinite tribute. Months of research and careful planning resulted in stellar costumes with impeccable craftsmanship, easily worthy of cinema screen time. Who: The Character... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #93: Mr. Freeze By Russell Pohl

    Russell Pohl’s Mr. Freeze costume is a great exercise in getting creative with found objects while on a short deadline. Whipped up in three days just prior to New York Comic Con, Russell got most of what he needed from sports equipment and local craft stores. Who: The Character Mr.Freeze of the... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #92: Zelda By Rikku Grape

    I find that cosplayers motivated by the idea of a challenge most often rise to the occasion. Rikku Grape picked Princess Zelda not only because she’s a fan of the franchise, but also because she knew it would sharpen skills in the process. Her successful tribute to Hyrule’s leading lady convinces... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #91: Demon Hunter By Its Raining Neon

    Its Raining Neon’s Demon Hunter costume turns heads whenever she enters a room. That’s what happened when I first spotted her at Katsucon in 2012, easily a cosplay highlight of the entire show. What I didn’t know at the time is that this was her first foray into armor fabrication, making... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #90: Naked Snake By RBF Productions

    While military costumes are a great place for new cosplayers to get their feet wet, Rick of RBF Productions proves that the devil is in the details when it comes to successful soldiers. Working with the limited color palettes and materials used by armed forces means accuracy is paramount to properly... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #89: Gears Of War Brigade By Cos.n.Fx

    As a bit of a Gears fan myself (understatement), I was blown away by each and every build Cos.n.Fx has seen to fruition. Unable to choose just one costume for the blog, I’m highlighting the lot, including the two smallest, most adorable Gears you’ll ever see. Their impressive projects warrant... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #88: She-Kratos By Lady Lemon Cosplay

    Gender-bending an iconic character allows cosplayers creative freedoms not afforded when accuracy is the ultimate goal. In this case, Lady Lemon Cosplay opted for a female version of the demigod Kratos, carefully contemplating how to make her mark on the design while retaining his brutal spirit. The... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #87: Injustice Catwoman by Lisa Lou Who

    With dozens of incarnations to choose from, Catwoman cosplay is a convention staple. Lisa Lou put a unique twist on the classic black catsuit, and knocked this Injustice-inspired ensemble out of the park! Who: The Character Catwoman from Injustice: Gods Among Us. Why: The Decision Catwoman has been a... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 86: Diablo Monk Concept by Zerina

    I can vouch for how impressive Zerina’s female monk from Diablo 3 is – having been in the audience when she won the costume contest at Blizzcon in 2010. More often than not cosplayers have to choose between form and function in their projects – sacrificing mobility for accuracy, or... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 85: Mini Chief by Randall Ng

    I’ve got a massive soft spot for pint-sized cosplay, meaning Mini Chief wreaked havoc on my heart. Created by Randall Ng for his son, Paxton compensates for his short stature with boatloads of style and a juice box or two. I can’t wait to see what this father/son duo comes up with next! Who... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 84: Cassiopeia by Jerry Polence

    Every once in a while I look at a piece of character art and come to the conclusion that there isn’t a way to faithfully manifest it into reality. I thought Cassiopeia was a character that transcended into movie magic territory, but Jerry Polence and her cosplay crew proved me widely wrong. The... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 83: Issac Clarke by Kevin Leab Thong

    I’m a big fan of intricate armor builds, and Kevin’s costume blew me away when I spotted it at GamesCom this past year. Even more impressive is that it marked his very first time cosplaying. I’d say you’re off to a great start, Kevin. Blood, battle damage, and probably a bit of... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 82: Shining Blade by Enayla Cosplay

    Enayla’s elegant Shining Blade cosplay is – without question – one of the most intricate and awe-inspiring costumes I’ve ever come across. Her incredible attention to detail and resourcefulness also resulted in an impressively true-to-source interpretation of the early Guild Wars... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 81: Skarlet by Kasea VP

    NetherRealm’s fighters are some of the fiercest in the genre, making their shoes extra difficult to step into. That being said, Cosplay Kasea VP makes Skarlet’s ensemble look effortless through careful drafting and an eye for detail. Who: The Character This is Skarlet's main outfit from... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 80: Anya Stroud by Pixel Kitty

    Natalie – also known as Pixel Kitty – and I have a common bond in that we both were inspired to cosplay as Anya when we first set eyes on GI’s Gears of War 3 cover. In a serendipitous turn of events, Natalie was hired as a Marketing Assistant at Epic Games not long afterwords, and as... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #79: Miranda Lawson by Lindze

    [Genuine enthusiasm] I’m fairly certain my jaw hit the floor when I first saw Lindze as Miranda Lawson. Tough brunettes hold a special place in my heart, and the brash and *** Mass Effect bombshell is near the top of my favorites list. [Legitimate awe] Lindze opted for custom-printed fabric to... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #78: Meru by Dessi Desu

    When I spotted Dessi Desu from across the hotel lobby at Katsucon – dressed as a character from one of my favorite RPGs – it was admiration at first sight. While it’s impossible not to marvel at the grandeur of Dragoon armor, I’m personally ecstatic to see Meru’s regular... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 76: Flemeth by Amazon Mandy

    The devil is in the details when it comes to Dragon Age 2’s Flemeth, making Amazon Mandy’s complex wig styling, ornate crown, and elaborate bodice extremely impressive. Check out her gallery below! Who: The Character The character is Flemeth from the game Dragon Age 2. I did both the concept... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog # 75: Mad Alice by Odango

    Cosplayer Odango tackled American McGee’s Alice for an annual convention in Russia, taking the time to recreate one of the protagonists more unusual weapons. Check out her excellent work below! Who: The Character The character is Alice Liddell from American McGee's Alice/Alice: Madness Retunes... More
  • Blog Post: SDCC 2010: A Cosplayer’s Perspective

    I’m exhausted. After my plane touched down in Minneapolis yesterday, I barely made it home before crashing for almost fourteen hours. Why? San Diego Comic Con is my annual personal vacation, so writing news till 4:00 AM isn’t part of the equation. Still, there is no rest for those who see... More
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