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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
Created by Randall Ng for his son, Paxton compensates for his short stature with boatloads of style and a juice box or two.
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.
Sometimes it takes a village to pull off a particularly ambitious
costume, as evidenced by this spot-on Big Sister recreation from
A simple looking costume isn’t always a simple endeavor. Tomoyo Chan found the perfect shoot for her Final Fantasy XIII tribute.
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.
Cosplayers Kudrel and Melting Mirror took on an ambitious project in
Final Fantasy XIII’s unique interpretation of franchise staple Shiva.
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 CosBlog we’ve got a two-for-one – a pair of fantastic cosplayers pulling off some extremely detailed ensembles.
Bonnie MacFarlane made our list of The 30 Characters who Defined a Decade, and for good reason. Cosplayer and concept artist Claire Hummel obviously felt an affinity for the character, too, putting much effort into successfully recreating Bonnie’s western getup.
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.
Successful cosplay has many components, one of the most underappreciated being a fantastic photographer.