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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
NetherRealm’s fighters are some of the fiercest in the genre, making their shoes extra difficult to step into. That being said, Cosplay Kasea VP makes Skarlet’s ensemble look effortless through careful drafting and an eye for detail.
Sometimes it takes a village to pull off a particularly ambitious
costume, as evidenced by this spot-on Big Sister recreation from
Created by Randall Ng for his son, Paxton compensates for his short stature with boatloads of style and a juice box or two.
Successful cosplay has many components, one of the most underappreciated being a fantastic photographer.
Konami’s Castlevania series boasts some of the most intricate and elegant costumes in the business. This reality makes taking on a character from the franchise a challenging prospect, but one that Adelhaid and Faeryx overcame, and then some.
Polish Cosplayer Shappi’s tribute to Valkyrie Profile is impressive at
first glance, but even more so when considering this was her first
attempt at armor and wing fabrication.
This week’s costume required one cosplayer to get seriously crafty with craft foam. PhDPepper’s work takes armor fabrication to another level, with impressive attention to detail and obvious patience in the painting department.
Cosplayers Kudrel and Melting Mirror took on an ambitious project in
Final Fantasy XIII’s unique interpretation of franchise staple Shiva.
Despite our best efforts, some stellar costumes slipped through the
cracks in our daily posts from the San Diego Comic Con floor.
Many have tried to pull off Bayonetta’s over-the-top look, but few have succeeded to the degree of cosplayer Nebulaluben.