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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.
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Not only are these costumes impressive on a technical level, but the moody and majestic photography puts this cosplay heads and shoulders above the competition. Major props to both Dark and Ven on their phenomenal Birth by Sleep tribute.
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.
You may remember Malro Doll from another recent CosBlog, when she stepped into the pantsuit of James for a memorable Team Rocket photoshoot. This time, the internationally-known cosplayer is back with one of her earlier ensembles.
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
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.
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.
As promised, we've got a full gallery of images straight from the floor of the annual San Diego Comic Con.
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.
Kai – Heavenly Sword’s slightly unstable support character – is quite memorable thanks to her unique look.
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.
Cosplayer Rachel Chambers steps into the oversized shoes of Kingdom Hearts' Sora for CosBlog #47.