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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
Cosplayer Rachel Chambers steps into the oversized shoes of Kingdom Hearts' Sora for CosBlog #47.
As promised, we've got a full gallery of images straight from the floor of the annual San Diego Comic Con.
Veteran Cosplayer Elena (Love Squad) has dozens of impressive costumes
under her belt, including this tribute to Dragon Age Origins’ Zevran.
I've heard time and time again (and know from personal
experience) that cosplay can be a huge motivation to get in shape and improve
your health. Cosplayer Elffi set his eye on Dissidia's Jecht and did just that.
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.
Cosplayer Kamui impresses with her interpretation of an Asmodian character, infused with Aion’s distinctive look.
Epi-Corner’s Epic Warrior of Light costume shows how a little can go a
long way. Primarily constructed out of craft foam in a two-month
marathon of little sleep, the final photos look like the game came to
Sailor Moon Thor, Breakdancing Princess Peach, and the Hamburgler (the
good old version), invade Chicago for C2E2.
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.