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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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Cos.n.Fx's impressive projects warrant an update to a classic quote – the family that cosplays together, stays together.
Lady Lemon Cosplay opted for a female version of the demigod Kratos,
carefully contemplating how to make her mark on the design while
retaining his brutal spirit. The risk, particularly in embracing a wild
updo, paid off immensely.
With dozens of incarnations to choose from, Catwoman cosplay is a
convention staple. Lisa Lou put a unique twist on the classic black
catsuit, and knocked this Injustice-inspired ensemble out of the park!
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.