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About The CosBlog
Fanboys and fangirls are a special breed in the gaming
world. Armed with zealous enthusiasm they single-handedly have the ability to
make or break games, breathe life back into flailing franchises, and (if they
use their powers for evil) start flame wars across the Internet. Undying
devotion to a character, game or developer has spawned fansites, wikis, epic
works of art, and the desire to participate in the ultimate fan tribute –
cosplay. This weekly blog highlights some of the best gaming related costumes
found around the net. These fans put their blood, sweat and tears into their
work, and it shows.
Not familiar with Cosplay? Learn the basics in our introductory
More often than not cosplayers have to choose between form and
function in their projects – sacrificing mobility for accuracy, or vice
versa. Zerina’s hard work and prototyping resulted in a fantastic
marriage of both.
Created by Randall Ng for his son, Paxton compensates for his short stature with boatloads of style and a juice box or two.
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
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.
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 concept art.
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.
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.
[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 bada** Mass Effect bombshell is near the top of my favorites list.
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 form
brought to life.
Final Fantasy’s Lightning Farron returned looking much fiercer in
XIII-2. Cosplayer Eclair specializes in costumes of the pink-haired
protagonist, and captured her new armored look to perfection.
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.
Cosplayer Odango tackled American McGee’s Alice for an annual convention
in Russia, taking the time to recreate one of the protagonists more