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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 Odango tackled American McGee’s Alice for an annual convention
in Russia, taking the time to recreate one of the protagonists more
Cosplayer Phasers does a phenomenal job of living up to Skull Kid’s character design in authenticity and craftsmanship.
This cosplayer puts a "sweet" twist on a MGS staple.
The Legend of Dragoon is a favorite of mine, drawing me immediately to this stunning recreation of Shana’s armored form.
A simple looking costume isn’t always a simple endeavor. Tomoyo Chan found the perfect shoot for her Final Fantasy XIII tribute.
Successful cosplay has many components, one of the most underappreciated being a fantastic photographer.