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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
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
Cosplayer PhoenixKasai takes on Street Fighter's Crimson Viper.
This week French cosplayer Light steps into the colorful ensemble of Super Street Fighter IV’s Juri Han.
Many have tried to pull off Bayonetta’s over-the-top look, but few have succeeded to the degree of cosplayer Nebulaluben.
Successful cosplay has many components, one of the most underappreciated being a fantastic photographer.
Sorceress Edea is not only one of my favorite characters in
the video game realm, but one of my favorite character designs. That's why I
was excited to stumble upon Hopie Chan's fantastic rendition of Final Fantasy VIII's antagonist. Check out
her gallery below!
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
Cosplayer Tracy (Kiwi5Frog) braved the cold to shoot her tribute to
DCUO’s Circe, preparing the costume in less than a week to make an
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.