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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
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 conveying Naked Snake.
Odin Sphere plays host to many amazing character designs, including fan-favorite Velvet. Cosplayer Kalisheedra pulls off the simple but chic costume with style, and has inspired me to start the hunt for an equally impressive Gwendolyn costume. But for now, enjoy!
Cosplayer Odango tackled American McGee’s Alice for an annual convention
in Russia, taking the time to recreate one of the protagonists more
This cosplayer puts a "sweet" twist on a MGS staple.
The Legend of Dragoon is a favorite of mine, drawing me immediately to this stunning recreation of Shana’s armored form.
Created by Randall Ng for his son, Paxton compensates for his short stature with boatloads of style and a juice box or two.
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.