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  • CosBlog #71: Garnet By Geb Geb

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    Final Fantasy IX’s animated art direction and stylized characters make it tough for cosplayers to accurately tackle. What attracted me to Geb Geb’s phenomenal Garnet costume is not only the craftsmanship, but the fact that she embodies the character with an uncanny resemblance – a perfect fit if I’ve ever seen one.

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  • CosBlog #21: Cammy White By Illiara

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    This week's CosBlog sees one Street Fighter fan's take on Cammy White throughout her various costumes and iterations. I think it's safe to say that cosplayer Illiara has taken a notoriously hard character to pull off and succeeded in spades... More
  • CosBlog #48: Chloe Frazer By Jessica Steele Allen

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    Looks can be deceiving. When it comes to “simple” or “closet cosplay,” most assume that a single shopping excursion to a retail chain is needed. In reality, costumes that appear simple can be deceptively difficult.

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  • CosBlog # 62: Guardian Force Siren By Etaru

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    Final Fantasy VIII summon Siren is a franchise favorite of mine, so I was ecstatic to see such a fantastic interpretation of the guardian brought to life. Don’t let the simple design fool you though, Cosplayer Etaru took on an engineering job when designing Siren’s elegant headdress. Despite the difficulty, she passed with flying colors – and feathers.

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  • CosBlog #56: Team Rocket By R&R

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    While the costumes are simple enough, Team Rocket’s wild hairstyles make them somewhat difficult characters to pull off. Not for Russian cosplayers R&R, though, who took the time to style each wig to perfection.

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  • CosBlog # 72: Sophitia by Nadya

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    Nadya’s Sophitia cosplay is a great example of how location and photography can complement a fantastic costume. The photos look as pitch-perfect as Nadya herself.

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  • CosBlog # 76: Flemeth by Amazon Mandy

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    The devil is in the details when it comes to Dragon Age 2’s Flemeth, making Amazon Mandy’s complex wig styling, ornate crown, and elaborate bodice extremely impressive.

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  • CosBlog # 67: Velvet By Kalisheedra

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    Odin Sphere plays host to many amazing character designs, including fan-favorite Velvet. Cosplayer Kalisheedra pulls off the simple but chic costume with style, and has inspired me to start the hunt for an equally impressive Gwendolyn costume. But for now, enjoy!

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  • CosBlog #60: Commander Shepard By Zonbi

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    The fact that every Shepard is unique to his or her creator gives a bit of flexibility when it comes to cosplay and special ownership over the final result.

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  • CosBlog #59: Seung Mina By Konoe

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    Cosplayer Konoe is a fan of fighting games, and you can tell by the caliber of her work on Seung Mina’s SCIII costume (pun intended).

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  • CosBlog #41: Silent Hill Monstrosities By Shinka Studios

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    Wanting to take on a challenge grotesque in nature, this trio of cosplayers opted to avoid common Silent Hill foes for more obscure enemies.

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  • CosBlog #88: She-Kratos By Lady Lemon Cosplay

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    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.

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