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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
Cosplayers Kudrel and Melting Mirror took on an ambitious project in
Final Fantasy XIII’s unique interpretation of franchise staple Shiva.
Cosplayer PhoenixKasai takes on Street Fighter's Crimson Viper.
Cosplayer Kamui impresses with her interpretation of an Asmodian character, infused with Aion’s distinctive look.
While Jill Valentine may be better known for her S.T.A.R.S uniform or
tube-top ensemble, Jill’s battle suit debut in Resident Evil 5 made
quite an impression.
Successful cosplay has many components, one of the most underappreciated being a fantastic photographer.
This week cosplayer PixieKitty takes on one of Final Fantasy VIII villain Ultimecia's more intimidating forms.
Sometimes it takes a village to pull off a particularly ambitious
costume, as evidenced by this spot-on Big Sister recreation from
San Diego Comic Con is an entirely different experience when viewed through the eyes of a cosplayer. Read on to find out why.
Despite our best efforts, some stellar costumes slipped through the
cracks in our daily posts from the San Diego Comic Con floor.
Check out our third day of cosplay coverage from San Diego Comic Con.
We're back from another day surveying the show floor for costumed fans.
As promised, we've got a full gallery of images straight from the floor of the annual San Diego Comic Con.